During the exercise Zapad-2021, the land units of the Baltic Fleet will work out actions in defence
During the joint strategic exercise Zapad-2021 in the Kaliningrad region at the Pravdinsky training ground, the land units of the Baltic Fleet will repel the offensive of a mock enemy. The servicemen will work out the tactics of kill zones and use all types of weapons with the support of aviation and artillery.
During the preparation for the stage of practical actions, the readiness of weapons and military equipment for use, the correctness of the selection and masking of firing positions of artillery and mortar crews will be checked.
Currently, military personnel are practicing the deployment of command posts, the organization of command and control of troops during combat operations using automation tools in real time.
The JSE of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus takes place every two years in accordance with the decision taken by the heads of the two states.
The Zapad-2021 exercise is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.
Practical actions of the troops (forces) will be held in the period from September 10 to 16 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
In total, up to 200 thousand military personnel will take part in the JSE Zapad-2021 on the territory of Russia and Belarus, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple rocket launchers and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships will be involved.
The maximum number of personnel involved in the exercise of military units subject to the Vienna Document of 2011 on Confidence-and Security-building measures on the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6.4 thousand military personnel.
The return of the military authorities and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participating in the exercise is planned until mid-October.