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21.09.2020 (00:00)

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched the maneuvers "Kavkaz-2020"

On September 21, 2020, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched the maneuvers "Kavkaz-2020".

"Kavkaz-2020", which is the last stage of a set of measures of operational (combat) training of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the current year, will be held from 21 to 26 September 2020 on the territory of the Southern Military District under the leadership of Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation.

In the course of the exercise, questions of the use of groupings of troops (forces) of the coalition of states in the interests of ensuring military security in the southwest of the Russian Federation will be worked out.

At the first stage, the military authorities will conduct planning of military operations in the conventional military-political environment created by the exercise. Issues of interaction between the military contingents of the countries participating in the exercise on repelling air attacks, conducting reconnaissance, search and defensive actions will be worked out.

At the second stage, it is planned to solve the tasks of direct control of troops during joint combat operations. It is planned to conduct actions draw of land groups of troops, groups of aviation and air defense, forces of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian flotilla. In addition, the exercise provides for practical activities of the troops aimed at working out issues of deployment and conduct of territorial defence.

The main actions of the troops (forces) will take place at the internal ranges of the Southern Military District – "Prudboy", "Ashuluk", "Kapustin Yar", ground aviation ranges "Arzgirsky" and "Kopanskaya". In the waters of the Black and Caspian seas, will be drawings of the episodes of actions by groups of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian flotilla, including with the participation of warships of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Naval Forces.

In addition, military formations from Armenia, Belarus, China, Myanmar and Pakistan are invited to the exercise to practice joint actions as part of groups of troops (forces). In total, up to 1,000 foreign military personnel are invited. Representatives of Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Sri-Lanka plan to participate as observers.

In total, about 80,000 people are expected to be involved in the maneuvers "Kavkaz-2020" (including formations and units of combat, logistics and technical support, as well as air defence, navy and special forces units (National guard and Ministry of Emergency Situations). At the same time, the maximum number of personnel involved in military units that fall under the Vienna document of 2011 in the exercise, conducted under a single operational command, will be up to 12,900 military personnel.

Up to 250 tanks, up to 450 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, up to 200 artillery systems and multiple launch rocket systems will be involved in the practical actions of the troops (forces) at the training grounds.

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