Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

09/25/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/25/2020 07:49

Crews of the AAMS 'Triumph' and AAMGS 'Pantsir-S' of SMD repulsed a missile attack of mock enemy on command post during the maneuvers 'Kavkaz-2020'

25.09.2020 (15:00)

Military personnel of the anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Southern Military District (SMD) conducted an exercise to protect the command post (CP) of the group of troops from enemy missile attacks during the maneuvers 'Kavkaz-2020' at the training ground in the Krasnodar territory.

During the event, crews of S-400 'Triumph' anti-aircraft missile systems and 'Pantsir-S' anti-aircraft missile and gun systems performed combat training tasks for the air defense of the specified area. Electronic launches of missiles at targets were practiced both from separate equipped positions, and as part of columns in motion with a short stop.

Anti-aircraft gunners worked out the skills to occupy and disguise starting positions, organize the communication and control system, and bring equipment from the marching position to the combat one.

During the exercise, the military personnel demonstrated a high level of professional training in conducting air reconnaissance, repelling sudden air strikes of a mock enemy, determining the coordinates of targets and their effective destruction in the conditions of the use of electronic warfare by the enemy.

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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.