03/22/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/22/2021 03:35
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu checked the combat training and infrastructure of the motorized rifle (mountain) brigade of the Central Military District in Kyzyl. The Minister visited the training ground of the 55th motorized rifle brigade Karaa-Khaak, where he heard a report by the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin on combat training and the arrival of modern weapons and military equipment in the brigade.
Also, the head of the military department got acquainted with the course of the combat training of the unit. In particular, the minister was shown training in the conduct of hostilities in the city, the work of sniper pairs from various types of rifles, the use of Tiger armored vehicles and mortars in the arsenal of the brigade.
In addition, Sergei Shoigu checked the educational and material base of the modernized Karaa-Khaak mountain range. The construction of a new tactical training field and a mountain training complex with a climbing wall has been completed at the compound's training ground.
The 55th Motorized Rifle Brigade was formed in 2014 and is the only mountain unit based beyond the Urals. The unit is armed with special purpose armored vehicles Tiger-M SPN, self-propelled guns Nona-SVK, high-terrain vehicles Ural, as well as other types of weapons, military and special equipment.