Military engineers use inflatable military hardware during Vostok 2018
In order to disorient the reconnaissance of the mock enemy during the Vostok-2018 maneuvers, military engineers use modern means of imitation and camouflage of weapons.
Among the false samples of weapons and military equipment deployed at the training grounds of the Eastern Military District are the inflatables of the BMP infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), tanks of various modifications, BUK-M2 air defence missile system, Iskander and S-300 missile system.
Also during the maneuvers, military engineers prepare fortification works and apply various types of types of camouflage.
The Vostok 2018 maneuvers have kicked off in the territory of the Far East and Pacific Ocean water zones on September 11-17 in accordance with the Russian Armed Forces under the leadership of the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.
Military command and control units, troops of the Eastern and Central military districts, forces of the Northern Fleet, Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of Aerospace Forces will be involved in the maneuvers. In total, some 300,000 servicemen will take part in maneuvers, more than 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, up to 36,000 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles, up to 80 ships and support vessels will be involved.