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Strategic command-and-staff exercise Center – 2015


The strategic command-and-staff exercise Center – 2015 is a final stage of the operational and combat training of the Russian Armed Forces in 2015 and joint combat training activities of the CSTO.

Military control bodies of the Central military district, Caspian Flotilla, Airborne troops, long-distance and transport aviation of the Aerospace Forces, units and control bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Emergency, Federal Security Service, Federal Guard Service and Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation, operational group and units of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan, which are participating the CSTO.

About 95,000 servicemen and more than 7,000 pieces of armament and military hardware, up to 170 aircraft and 20 ships are involved in the exercise.

Chief of the General Staff – First Deputy Defence Minister of the Russian Federation General of the Army Valery Gerasimov.

In the course of the exercise, there will be practiced issues concerning controlling by the CSTO bodies of the units performing joint operations on localization of an international armed conflict, blocking and liquidating illegal armed groups.

Moreover, the CSTO military control bodies are to practice planning, organizing and performing joint operations.

Different stages of the Center – 2015 command-and-staff exercise will be held at 20 land, naval and aviation ranges, and areas of the Central and Southern military districts.

The leadership will also assess mobilization readiness and deployment of the troops in Bashkortostan, Novosibirsk, Samara and Chelyabinsk regions.

Beforehand, troops of the Central MD, Caspian Flotilla, Airborne, units of the aviation were involved in the activities of the combat readiness inspection.

The strategic command-and-staff exercise Center – 2015 will last until September 20.

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