Airborne troops from Kostroma participated in a live firing tactical exercise
Airborne troops of the Kostroma Guards Airborne Regiment conducted a tactical exercise at the Pesochnoe range in the Yaroslavl Region with live firing from the BMD-2 airborne infantry fighting vehicle in the daytime and during the night.
During the exercise, paratroopers practiced the employment of combat vehicles of airborne platoons, the actions of crews on command of the unit and combat vehicle commanders, as well as the actions of gunners on target detection.
For better training performance, real combat conditions were created, which enabled firing from all types of weapons, both at ground and air targets. Paratroopers wore individual protection means and fired through firing ports of the BMD-2.
During the night, the fire was conducted using night vision sights. Hand grenades were thrown at both static and moving targets.
In total, about 200 servicemen and more than 20 pieces of military and special equipment were involved in the drill.