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Russian, Belarusian Airborne Troops conduct joint exercises

The servicemen used airborne vehicles, artillery systems and howitzers.
By Boris Egorov
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Units of the Russian and Belarusian Airborne Troops held joint tactical exercises in the Pskov region.
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The exercises were held from Feb. 28 to Mar 4.
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More than 100 paratroopers of the Belarusian Special Operations Forces (SOF) took part in the exercise.
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About 190 units of armoured and automotive vehicles, 12 aircraft and helicopters were involved in the exercise.
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Russian and Belarusian servicemen used BMD-2KU airborne vehicles, 2S9 Nona-S artillery systems and D-30 howitzers.
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Fire support was provided by the Grad multiple rocket launchers.
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The troops held a successful mock assault action for the destruction of advanced enemy units.
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Russian and Belarusian military personnel learned to jointly use the airborne divisions in assault operations.
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The Russian and Belarusian Armed Forces organize joint exercises on regular basis.
6 March 2017
Tags: belarus, russian armed forces, drills

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