Russian tankers destroyed a mock enemy in the mountains of Tajikistan
Russian tankers of the 201st military base, in cooperation with the crews of unmanned aerial vehicles "Orlan-10", destroyed the defending mock enemy on exercises in the mountains of Tajikistan.
According to the plan of the exercise, the crews of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the area, during which they found masked targets and transmitted information to the command post. After conducting the march to the designated area, tank divisions, immediately entered the battle, striking with 125-mm guns at the objects of the "enemy", located at a distance of 500 to 2 thousand meters. During the maneuvers, the T-72 tank crews worked out such elements of modern combined arms battle as flank shooting, firing on the move from a gun and a machine gun at emerging and moving targets. The enemy's manpower was destroyed by motorized rifle units attached to the tankers using small arms and AGS-17 grenade launchers. The UAV specialists coordinated and monitored the target situation in real time, transmitting the coordinates of the targets to the tank gunners-operators.
During the one-day exercise, which took place at the Lyaur training ground, the tankers worked out the coherence of actions when conducting battle as part of units and crews, detecting and destroying targets in a dynamically changing environment. In total, about 500 military personnel and more than 80 pieces of military equipment were involved in the exercise.
The 201st military base stationed in Tajikistan is Russia's largest military facility outside its borders. It is located in two cities – Dushanbe and Bokhtar. According to the Agreement dated October 2012, the base shall station in Tajikistan until 2042.