The servicemen have worked out the conduct of highly maneuverable defense with the participation of motorized rifle units with the support of artillery within the framework of the Kavkaz-2020 strategic exercises.
The maneuvers took place at the Ashuluk training ground in the Astrakhan region.
The footage published by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation shows how the military was able to hold back the onslaught of the tanks of the imaginary enemy.
“More than 8 thousand servicemen and about 400 units of military equipment were involved in the drawing of the tactical episode of the exercise at the Ashuluk training ground,” the military department said in a statement.
The gunners used howitzers “Gvozdika”, “Msta-S”, “Msta-B”, MLRS “Grad-M”, mortars “Sani” and “Podnos”, and T-72B3 tanks showed tactics of maneuverable defense with firing from trenches.
Earlier on Thursday, the RF Ministry of Defense reported that Tu-22M3, Su-34, Su-24M planes of the Southern Military District were practicing a massive bombardment of simulated enemy targets at ranges near Astrakhan as part of the Kavkaz-2020 strategic command and staff exercises.
On September 21, the strategic exercises “Kavkaz-2020” began in the Southern Military District. More than 80 thousand people have been involved in them. The main maneuvers will take place at the Prudboy, Ashuluk, Kapustin Yar training grounds, as well as at the Arzgirsky and Kopansky air training grounds.