The mobile field control point of the 6th combined arms army of the WMD is deployed in the Nizhny Novgorod region as part of the JSE Zapad-2021
The field mobile control point (FMCP) of the 6th combined arms army of the Western Military District (WMD) has been relocated to the Nizhny Novgorod region as part of the joint strategic Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad-2021.
The FMCP made a march in a combined way, including as part of automobile columns, as well as aircraft and helicopters of the air force and air defence formation of the WMD for a distance of about 900 km.
Security during the movement of the FMCP to the deployment site of the field control point was provided by the units of the military police and the military traffic inspectorate of the WMD.
During the march over rough terrain, the servicemen worked out a set of measures: repelling the attack of sabotage and reconnaissance groups of a mock enemy, overcoming infected areas of the terrain, blackout, radio silence.
In the positional area, the units of the management of the WMD formation deployed communications equipment, organized a unified command and control system.
In order to mask the control points in the deployment sites, engineering works were carried out, electronic warfare units were involved. Defence against an air attack of a mock enemy is performed by air defence units.
The joint strategic exercise (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 take place in the period from 10 to 16 September 2021 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 personnel, 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 take part in the JSE Zapad-2021 on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.
The maximum number of personnel involved in the exercise of military units subject to the Vienna Document of 2011 in the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6,400 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 of this year.