Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

12/07/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2018 08:59

Anti-aircraft missile battalion of tank brigade of Western MD conduct planned combat launches in Astrakhan Region

07.12.2018 (11:40)

The servicemen of the anti-aircraft missile battalion of the tank brigade stationed in Western Military District conducted planned combat launches from the Strela-10 anti-aircraft systems and man-portable anti-aircraft missile systems at the Kapustin Yar firing range in the Astrakhan Region.

The anti-aircraft gunners practised coordination of units and perform tasks to cover the troops from an air attack of the mock enemy within two months.

At the final stage, they conducted tactical live-fire drills, where the duty forces captured more than 20 aircraft, helicopters and tactical cruise missiles of the mock enemy, which were simulated by targets. All targets were successfully engaged.

After the successful completion of the tasks, the anti-aircraft missile unit conducted a shuttle march to the point of permanent deployment, having covered more than 1,000 kilometers.

The exercise was held as part of the planned training. More than 100 servicemen and 50 units of weapons, military and special equipment were involved in the exercise.