Tactical exercise with Russian motorized riflemen starts in Tajikistan
In the mountains of Tajikistan, a bilateral tactical exercise was launched with the involvement of 1,000 Russian motorized riflemen of the 201st military base.
Units on IFV-2 infantry fighting vehicles and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers marched to the area of the exercise at the Lyaur and Sambuli training grounds. The unit commanders carried out a reconnaissance of the area, the personnel completed the tasks of fortifying the firing positions.
During the exercise, servicemen will practice actions in defence and offensive using reconnaissance-strike and fire complexes with the support of artillery, army air defence and army aviation. The crews of combat vehicles will perform test exercises in the daytime and at night for driving automobile and armored vehicles, with military personnel there will be live firing from small arms, grenade launchers, weapons of military vehicles, tanks, artillery guns.
Monitoring of actions of subunits in the course of maneuvers and conducting fire destruction of forces and means of a mock enemy in the mountains will be carried out by crews of the Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle complexes.
The tactical exercise, which involves over 150 pieces of weapons and military equipment, will end on September 18.
The 201st Russian military base stationed in Tajikistan is the Russia's largest military formation 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.