Russia keeps up troops training

By Monitoring Desk
Friday – April 17, 2020
MOSCOW (Russia): The combat crews of S-300 systems of the northern fleet anti-aircraft missile regiment carried out combat firing on target missiles during tactical exercises at the Ashuluk training ground in the Astrakhan region, on Thursday.

According to official statements, on Thursday, missile units of the S-300 systems practiced a full range of actions from detecting air targets to using weapons on them.

The fired missile-targets operated at different heights, speeds and directions, simulating the means of an air attack of the enemy from various types of aircraft to cruise missiles.

All air targets were successfully hit.

At the Ashuluk training ground, servicemen of the anti-aircraft missile regiment of the northern fleet fulfilled combat training tasks. Anti-aircraft missile systems were deployed from the Arctic to the Astrakhan region and will return back after the exercise.

At the training grounds in the Kaliningrad region, a field training with military personnel of the Baltic Fleet signal units was completed.

The combat training event was carried out in several stages, during which specialists marched to assembly area, completed the standards for the deployment, operation and movement of hardware stations and communication systems, and completed combat training exercises during tactical and special exercises.

As part of the practical part of the field training, military signalmen worked out the tasks of organising communication using various satellite communication channels between subscribers under conditions of the active use of electronic warfare by a mock enemy.

In addition, the tasks of organising the protection and defence for field points and communication centres were practiced.

Competitions were also held for the best crew. In total, over 100 pieces of equipment were involved. The event was planned.

In the winter training period, ships and vessels of the Baltic fleet made five long voyages and far from their native land they successfully completed the tasks assigned to them, visited two oceans, 6 seas, more than 10 foreign ports.

A detachment of ships of the Baltic fleet, consisting of the guard ship Yaroslav Mudryi, the sea tug boat Viktor Konetsky, and the tanker Yelnya, which performs long-range tasks, left Baltiysk on October 1 and headed for the Indian Ocean.

In December 2019, a group of ships led by the patrol ship Yaroslav Mudriy took part for the first time in the naval part of the Russian-Indian exercise INDRA-2019, the trilateral exercises with China and Iran “Marine Security Belt,” and the Russian-Japanese anti-piracy exercise.

Currently, the patrol ship Yaroslav Mudriy continues to perform the tasks of the anti-piracy watch in the Indian ocean.

Fleet forces actively participated in corvettes and support vessels in campaigns along the Baltic and North Seas, as well as the Atlantic Ocean.

At present, there are 7 ships and fleet support vessels on long sea voyages.

Russian defence deputy minister lieutenant general Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and aviation safety service head lieutenant general Sergey Bainetov, during a working trip to the troops of the western military district, checked the course of combat training, as well as the staffing and condition of flight simulators at the centre for combat use and retraining of flight crew in Torzhok.

During the inspection, the deputy head of the military department got acquainted with the capabilities of helicopter simulators, and also examined the premises of high-altitude equipment and the class of pre-flight instructions.

In addition, Yunus-Bek Evkurov checked the parking of the helicopters and carrying out routine maintenance work in the operational unit.

“Particular attention must be paid to the pilot practicing emergency situations, taking into account the Syrian experience, as well as updating the simulators to maximise their compliance with modern aviation equipment entering the troops,” Russian defence deputy minister lieutenant general Yevkurov said.