Russian heavy artillery brigade live-fire exercise 81008174

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Russian heavy artillery brigade will hold unique live-fire exercise in northwest region of Russia

A heavy artillery brigade based in the Tambov Region in central Russia will hold a unique live-firing exercise at the Luzhsky training range in the Leningrad Region in northwest Russia for the first time, the Russian Western Military District’s press office said.
     
A heavy artillery brigade based in the Tambov Region in central Russia will hold a unique live-firing exercise at the Luzhsky training range in the Leningrad Region in northwest Russia for the first time, the Russian Western Military District’s press office said.
     
"The servicemen performed a combined march to cover a distance of more than 1,100 kilometers [683 miles]. During the march, they practiced countering a simulated enemy’s commandos, crossing notionally contaminated areas with the use of individual protective gear and loading and unloading military hardware," the press office said. "During the tactical exercise, the crews of 240mm Tyulpan self-propelled mortars will attack the simulated enemy’s key facilities," the press office added.

While accomplishing the mission, the servicemen will stealthily move to their firing positions, conduct reconnaissance with the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle and fire their mortars against targets simulating the enemy’s buried command posts, air defense missile system control centers and unmanned aerial vehicles at a distance of up to 20 kilometers (12 miles). The live-firing exercise will involve about 100 servicemen and up to 30 items of military hardware.
     
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