Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

09/17/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/17/2019 05:21

Central MD air defence units take on combat duty within Tsentr 2019

17.09.2019 (04:00)

As part of the Tsentr 2019 maneuvers, the air defence units of the Central Military District march from permanent deployment points in the Samara, Saratov, and Novosibirsk regions and taken on combat duty in new position.

The units of the radio-technical troops in missile-hazardous areas involved in the maneuvers began air reconnaissance and the issuance of reconnaissance and combat information.
During the movement of the columns, S-400 and S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems were covered the combat crews of Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and gun systems.
Upon arrival at their destinations, the servicemen deployed and put the equipment in full combat readiness at new positions, practiced tasks of
camouflage the positions and began to carry out combat duty on the air defence of the protected area.
Tsentr 2019 maneuvers 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.