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13.09.2021 (17:10)

The latest B-19 BMP with the Epokha combat module provided fire support to the defending units during the JSE Zapad-2021 at the Mulino training ground

During the drawing of practical actions of troops (forces) of the main stage of the joint strategic exercise (JSE) Zapad-2021 at the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, the latest B-19 infantry fighting vehicles with the Epokha combat module provided fire support to the defending units of the coalition group of troops on the main defensive line.

The armored group consisting of a BMP B-19 platoon was put into battle with the exit of the main forces of the conditional enemy to the front edge of the defense of the units of the military contingents of the armed forces of Belarus, India, Mongolia and Russia in order to increase the activity and stability of the defense during the conduct of hostilities for the retention of important borders, positions and areas.

The latest B-19 combat vehicle with the Epokha combat module is equipped with a 57-mm automatic cannon, Kornet launchers and a new Bulat guided missile system with small-sized missiles to destroy firing points and lightly armored enemy equipment.

A special feature of the information and control system of the armament of the combat module "Epokha" is the presence of a system for automated search, recognition of enemy objects, their support, preparation and issuance to the crew of the combat vehicle of proposals for the simultaneous or alternate use of two channels of fire damage.

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.

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