Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

09/21/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2020 09:10

The squadron of 'Alligators' and 'Night Hunters' was deployed to the Astrakhan region as part of the 'Kavkaz-2020'

21.09.2020 (17:30)

More than 10 Ka-52 and Mi-28N attack helicopters have completed relocation to one of the airfields in the Astrakhan region as part of the maneuvers 'Kavkaz-2020'.

Army aviation pilots took off from airfields in the Southern Military District, covering an average of 500 km non-stop.

At the moment, helicopters are carrying out post-flight maintenance and training of aviation equipment to perform tasks for the combat use of aircraft weapons and air support for land forces during the manuvers 'Kavkaz-2020'.

The flight crew started studying the area of upcoming flights, working out simulators on equipment and organizing interaction with flight management groups at airfields and training grounds in the Astrakhan region.

For reference:

The maneuvers 'Kavkaz-2020' will be held from 21 to 26 September 2020 at the internal ranges of the Southern Military District, as well as in the waters of the Black and Caspian seas.

Military formations from Armenia, Belarus, China, Myanmar and Pakistan are invited to the exercise to practice joint actions as part of groups of troops (forces). Representatives of Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Sri-Lanka plan to participate as observers.

In total, about 80 people are expected to be involved in the maneuvers 'Kavkaz-2020' (including formations and units of combat, logistics and technical support, as well as air defence, navy and special forces units (National guard and Ministry of Emergency Situations). At the same time, the maximum number of personnel involved in military units that fall under the Vienna document of 2011 in the exercise, conducted under a single operational command, will be up to 12,900 military personnel. Up to 250 tanks, up to 450 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, up to 200 artillery systems and multiple launch rocket systems will be involved in the practical actions of the troops (forces) at the training grounds.