MIL-OSI Russia: The battalions of the mountain brigade of the Southern Military District are learning to fight on a flat landscape in the Volgograd region

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

The battalion tactical groups of the motorized rifle mountain formation of the 49th combined-arms army of the Southern Military District (YuVO) are mastering new elements of combat order and methods of tactical operations in the steppe terrain at the Prudboy training ground in the Volgograd region.

As part of a bilateral battalion tactical exercise, mountain riflemen practice maneuverable defense in the face of enemy sabotage groups.

For the first time, battalion commanders controlled air support groups operating as part of the “Night Hunters” link of Mi-28N attack helicopters. To repel the advancing enemy forces in the interests of motorized riflemen, a pair of Su-25 attack aircraft provided fire support.

In order to conduct radio reconnaissance and suppress enemy radio networks, a mobile radio-electronic warfare group equipped with an RP377L “Lorandit” radio interference station was used in battle formations.

To combat tanks, motorized rifle crews were assigned to the Kornet ATGM as part of the anti-tank reserve.

In the conditions of direct contact with the enemy, the commanders of battalion tactical groups skillfully disposed of the regular units prepared for operations on helicopters, and also used the breakthrough fire groups to overcome the prepared enemy defenses. As part of the reinforced battalions, sniper crews of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles operated, demining units UR-83P, sniper pairs armed with ASVK rifles were used.

To identify and destroy enemy targets, subunit commanders used various types of reconnaissance and fire complexes.

In the Southern Military District, four bilateral battalion tactical exercises are being conducted at combined-arms training grounds located in the Volgograd Region, Karachay-Cherkessia, the Chechen Republic and at a military base in the Republic of South Ossetia. About 6 thousand servicemen take part in them, about 300 pieces of weapons and equipment are involved, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery pieces and multiple launch rocket systems. For the purpose of interspecific interaction, more than 40 aircraft and helicopters of army and operational-tactical aviation have been attracted from the association of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District.

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