Military personnel of the Russian airborne forces and the SOF of the Republic of Belarus worked out the issues of offensive and blocking illegal armed groups in the framework of a joint exercise
After completing the task, the units regrouped and raided as part of the forward detachment of the regiment's forces.
The second stage of the exercise took place at the site "Strugi Krasnye", where, according to the legend of the exercise, the enemy took up the defence.
The tactical air assault of the SOF of the Republic of Belarus landed in three groups on the objects of the IAF from MI-8 AMTSH helicopters and under the cover of K-52 combat helicopters began blocking the enemy.
After inflicting a massive fire strike on the mock enemy, the Pskov paratroopers went on the offensive. The paratroopers, dismounted, under the cover of regular BMD-2, attacked the enemy's defensive positions with lightning speed, occupied the specified line and began to defend it until the main forces of the regiment arrived.
In total, the exercise will involve more than 400 military personnel, about 100 units of military equipment of the Pskov guards amphibious assault unit and about 80 soldiers of a separate guards amphibious assault unit of the SOF RB.
In addition, the exercise involved 2 Mi-24 helicopters and 8 Mi-8 AMTSH helicopters of the of the Western Military District, as well as 4 Il-76MD aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
The first joint Russian-Belarusian tactical exercise in 2020 between the Russian airborne troops and the Special Operations Forces of the Republic of Belarus (SOF RB) Armed Forces will take place from 18 to 21 February at the "Strugi Krasnye" and "Zavelichye" ranges in the Pskov region under the leadership of Pskov guards airborne assault unit commander, Guards Major General Igor Kapliy.