Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

09/20/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2019 06:57

Caspian Flotilla ships use artillery complexes at air targets within Tsentr 2019

20.09.2019 (13:00)

The crews of the missile ship Tatarstan and the missile boat Stupinets of the Caspian Fotilla, together with aviation, practiced actions to repel air strikes of a mock enemy during Tsentr 2019 maneuvers.

As part of the event, Su-25 aircraft imitated the means of an air attack of the enemy in various echelons of heights and from different directions. When approaching missile ships, attack aircraft crews dropped lighting aerial bombs at a distance of about three kilometers and at an altitude of about 2,500 meters.

Also during the training, military sailors practiced issues of maneuvering and camouflaging a grouping of ships in order to get out of the attack of a mock enemy, as well as distributing targets between fire weapons.

In total, Tsentr 2019 maneuvers in the Caspian Sea involves up to 15 warships and support vessels, over 150 armored and automobile hardware, more than 6,000 servicemen and civilian personnel of the Caspian flotilla formations and units, as well as over 20 aircraft.

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Tsentr 2019 maneuvers headed by Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Defence Minister of the Russian Federation is held from September 16 to 21 at the training grounds of Adanak, Totsky, Donguz, Chebarkul, Aleyskiy, Yurga, Ashuluk, Safakulevo, in the territory of the Russian Federation and in the Caspian sea. Episodes of the fight against illegal armed groups will be also conducted at the training grounds of partner states according to separate plans.

Military command and control units and troops of the Central Military District, the Caspian Flotilla of the Southern Military District, part of the forces of the Eastern Military District, the Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of the Aerospace Forces are involved in the maneuvers, as well as military contingents of
People's Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of
India, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan.

In total, Tsentr 2019 maneuvers involve about 128,000 servicemen, more than 20,000 pieces of weapons and military harware, about 600 aircraft and up to 15 ships and support vessels including 12,950 servicemen (military personnel of the Russian Federation up to 10,700, foreign states up to 2,250 people), up to 250 tanks, about 450 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, 200 artillery systems and MLRS will be involved in practical actions of troops at Donguz, Totsky, Adanak training grounds in the European part of the Russian Federation.