At the Ashuluk training ground, the combat capabilities of the Russian S-400 air defense systems were demonstrated to the foreign military attaches
On April 28, about 80 representatives of the military and diplomatic corps from 52 countries of the CIS, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, accredited in Russia, visited the Ashuluk training ground of the center for combat training and combat use of Aerospace Forces in the Astrakhan region, where foreign officers demonstrated the combat capabilities of the S-400 Triumph long-range anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as the Pantsir-S short-range anti-aircraft missile and gun systems for detecting and destroying training air targets.
During the draw of the tactical episode, which consists of three stages, foreign military attaches were shown the features of the organization of air defence to repel a missile and air strike of a mock enemy. Combat crews of the S-400 and the Pantsir-S missile defence systems detected and destroyed all target missiles simulating aerodynamic, operational-tactical, tactical ballistic targets, cruise missiles, as well as ground targets.
On the eve of the event in Astrakhan, a briefing was held, during which the head of the Center, Major General Alexey Rotko, told the foreign military attaches about the features of the Center's activities. Colonel Alexei Litvinov, a representative of the Yaroslavl Higher Military School of Air Defence, acquainted the military attaches of foreign countries with the specifics and possibilities of training foreign military personnel in the specialties of air defence at the school.
In addition to the official program, the military attaches were introduced to the sights of the Astrakhan Kremlin and other cultural and historical sites of Astrakhan.
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation regularly invites representatives of the military and diplomatic corps of foreign countries to various events.
In 2020, foreign military diplomats attended more than 20 events. The largest of them are the Army International Games-2020, the Military-Technical Forum Army-2020, the final stage of the strategic command and staff exercise Kavkaz-2020, a briefing by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov.
The event is planned, and is held to increase the transparency of the activities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.