Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

10/13/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/13/2020 05:51

Air defense units of the Southern Military District repulsed the attack of a mock enemy from the air near Volgograd

13.10.2020 (10:15)

In the Volgograd region, air defense units of the southern military district (SMD) conducted a comprehensive training to repel attacks by single and group air targets.

During the training, air defense systems were controlled from the joint command post using a modern set of the 'Barnaul-T' automated control system. At the same time, the reconnaissance planning and fire control modules were used as a multimedia simulator, and air defense strikes were controlled by virtual targets.

While fulfilling the assigned tasks, the combat crews performed electronic missile launches at targets that mimic both single and group air means of a mock enemy at various altitudes and with different speed characteristics.

More than 200 military personnel of the Southern Military District took part in the training, and more than 20 weapons and military equipment were involved, including combat crews of the 'Tor-M2' anti-aircraft missile system, 'Tunguska-M' anti-aircraft gun and missile systems and 'Strela-10' air defense systems.