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09.02.2021 (13:45)

The Russian Defence Minister opened an operational mobilization session with the leadership of the Armed Forces

In Moscow, under the leadership of the Minister of Defenсe of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the annual operational mobilization session with the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation began.

Opening the event, the head of the military department said that the army and navy constantly perform complex tasks that require the command staff to have a deep control of the situation, knowledge of the capabilities of their forces and means, creativity and reasonable initiative.

The Minister of Defence noted that the professional level of Russian officers is constantly growing. The quality of tasks performed by military command and control bodies and troops is improved. Combat experience is introduced into practice in a timely manner, which contributes to the improvement of field, air and sea training.

"So, during the operation in Syria, many methods and techniques of conducting combat operations were implemented, which were not previously used. It is necessary to improve them and actively use them in the training of headquarters and troops, " General of the Army Sergei Shoigu set the task.

According to the head of the military department, the peacekeeping operation in Nagorno-Karabakh also confirmed the high skill of the command staff of the Armed Forces.

"Today, the systematic development of the army and navy continues. The combat readiness of the nuclear triad is maintained at a high level, and its components are being improved in a balanced manner, " the Defence Minister added.

Sergei Shoigu recalled that the latest missile systems equipped with modern means of overcoming missile defence are on combat duty. The potential of non-nuclear deterrence forces, primarily high-precision weapons, is being strengthened. They will be based on hypersonic complexes of various bases.

"Based on forecasts of the nature of armed conflicts and local wars, as well as the prospects for foreign armies to have weapons based on new physical principles, military science is developing new ways of using troops," the head of the military department said.

The Defence Minister also noted that robotic systems, unmanned aerial vehicles and automated control systems are increasingly used in combat training.

"Last year, we fulfilled the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, given in the May 2012 Decree, - the share of modern weapons and military equipment in the troops was 70.1%, - stated General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. "Now it is necessary to ensure the introduction of artificial intelligence technologies in weapons that determine the future appearance of the Armed Forces."

During his speech, the head of the military department also stressed that the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation needs to continuously improve professional knowledge and skills, introduce advanced training methods into the practice of training military command bodies, formations and military units, and increase the role of field, air and sea training.

"Based on this, in the theoretical part of our work, modern and promising forms of use and methods of action of troops will be considered, taking into account the experience of various military conflicts," the Defence Minister said. - As part of the practical training, round tables will be held, where we will discuss the issues of complex impact on the enemy and covering our troops, countering unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles. We will also pay attention to the development of the combat training system and promising methods of conducting bilateral tactical exercises."

As the head of the military department noted, this year one of the main features of the session is a strategic bilateral command and staff war game.

In conclusion, Sergei Shoigu added, the organization of combat operations with the use of a unified tactical control system will be worked out at the Alabino training ground.

"I am sure that the operational mobilization session will contribute to improving the professionalism of commanders, and will become an important stage of preparation for the joint strategic exercise "Zapad-2021", the Russian Defence Minister concluded.

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Within three days, the participants of operational mobilization session with the leadership of the Armed Forces to discuss issues relating to trends in the development of the military-political situation, military security of the state, the specifics of organizing and conducting combat training activities of the Armed Forces and the work of the operational staff at command posts of the group of forces.

The event is attended by the leadership of the main commands of the services of the Armed Forces, military districts, the Northern Fleet, combat arms, commanders of formations, heads of central bodies of military command. In total-more than 350 people.

Higher and senior officers will analyze the control system of inter-service groupings of troops in military conflicts and methods of conducting combat operations in modern conditions, exchange views on topical problems and outline ways to solve them.

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