At the exercise Zapad-2021, the air defence units of the WMD successfully repelled a massive air strike of a mock enemy
As part of the joint strategic exercise (JSE) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus Zapad-2021, the air defence units of the Western Military District (WMD) repelled a massive air strike by a mock enemy. The management of the air defence units was carried out using field control points deployed on the basis of mobile automation systems.
After detecting and classifying air targets, processing and analyzing the information received, the combat crews of the S-400 complexes received accurate target designations, captured targets and destroyed them with electronic launches of anti-aircraft missiles. In total, more than 50 targets were detected in the entire range of heights and speeds in a complex interference environment.
Having repelled the air raid of the mock enemy, the combat crews of the radar stations changed their combat positions.
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.