In the Kaliningrad region, during the JSE Zapad-2021, a tactical air landing was carried out
In the Kaliningrad region, at the training ground of the Baltic Fleet army corps Pravdinsky during the stage of the joint strategic Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad-2021, military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces landed about 300 servicemen of the Pskov airborne unit and 12 BMD-2KU combat vehicles with standard weapons.
To perform the task, 10 Il-76MD military transport aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces were involved. The landing was carried out by parachute on the D-10 and D-6 systems from an altitude of 800 meters.
According to the plan of the exercise, a pair of Su-27 fighters of the Baltic Fleet, having conducted an air battle, cleared the airspace from the aircraft of a mock enemy. To ensure the safe deployment of the main landing forces, the front-line Su-24 bombers delivered a bomb attack on the positions of the mock enemy. After the landing, the Pskov paratroopers destroyed the control points, seized the bridgehead and defended it. In addition, during this episode, the airborne troops practiced conducting airborne assault operations to block and destroy the advanced detachments of the mock enemy.
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.