MIL-OSI Russia: More than 50 helicopters of the Southern Military District are involved in bilateral tactical battalion exercises at 25 training grounds of the district

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

More than 50 helicopters of the army aviation of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District (YuVO) are daily involved in bilateral battalion tactical exercises on the territory of 25 combined-arms training grounds of the district.

Army aviation crews carry out combat training missions in the unified plan of the commanders of battalion tactical groups of combined-arms formations and marines of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla.

The use of aviation is organized with the aim of providing air cover for combined arms subunits from the attacks of a conventional enemy, as well as for conducting aerial reconnaissance and supporting the actions of highly mobile subunits during a training battle.

Coordination of actions of helicopter units and squadrons is ensured by advanced air gunners who are part of the field command posts of combined arms units operating in a single system of reconnaissance and strike complexes. Air strikes are also guided by military reconnaissance officers using the KRUS “Strelets-VR” intelligence, command and control systems.

In accordance with the requirement of the commander of the Southern Military District, General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov, the practice of controlling aviation forces was introduced into the system of combat training of all company and battalion commanders of motorized rifle, tank and artillery units of the district.

Battalion tactical exercises are carried out in the unified concept of a bilateral command-and-staff exercise for command and control of the Southern Military District’s troops in the South-Western strategic direction.

The command post is attended by formations and military units of the Southern Military District, as well as units of military bases deployed in Abkhazia, Armenia, South Ossetia, as well as part of the forces of the Black Sea Fleet, the Caspian Flotilla, which will work out practical actions in the waters of the Black and Caspian Seas.

In total, about 8 thousand servicemen were involved in the command post with the associations and formations of the Southern Military District, about 350 units of weapons and military equipment from the combined-arms armies, air force and air defense formations, formations and units of the combat arms and special forces of district subordination, the forces of the Black Sea Fleet and CFl.

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