Airborne special forces groups provide guidance and adjustment of precision-guided weapons and aircraft at Donguz training ground within Tsentr 2019 maneuvers
During the main stage of the practical actions of the troops of Tsentr 2019 maneuvers at the Donguz training ground of the Airborne Troops will perform the task of clarifying the coordinates of air defence objects, opening the defence systems of a mock enemy, guiding and correcting precision-guided weapons and aircraft .
More than 80 servicemen of special forces of Airborne Troops will be landed to the rear of the mock enemy from Il-76 aircraft of military transport aviation.
Landing in the area of the upcoming combat training operations will be conducted from a height of more than 2,000 meters using the Arbalet parachute systems.
Paratroopers will transmit to the command post the coordinates of the targets, the removal of which from the discharge area can be from 10 to 15 kilometers.
Tsentr 2019 maneuvers headed by Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Defence Minister of the Russian Federation is held from September 16 to 21 at the training grounds of Adanak, Totsky, Donguz, Chebarkul, Aleyskiy, Yurga, Ashuluk, Safakulevo, in the territory of the Russian Federation and in the Caspian sea. Episodes of the fight against illegal armed groups will be also conducted at the training grounds of partner states according to separate plans.
Military command and control units and troops of the Central Military District, the Caspian Flotilla of the Southern Military District, part of the forces of the Eastern Military District, the Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of the Aerospace Forces are involved in the maneuvers, as well as military contingents of
People's Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of
India, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan.
In total, Tsentr 2019 maneuvers involve about 128,000 servicemen, more than 20,000 pieces of weapons and military harware, about 600 aircraft and up to 15 ships and support vessels including 12,950 servicemen (military personnel of the Russian Federation up to 10,700, foreign states up to 2,250 people), up to 250 tanks, about 450 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, 200 artillery systems and MLRS will be involved in practical actions of troops at Donguz, Totsky, Adanak training grounds in the European part of the Russian Federation.