Land Warfare

Russia launches Crimea live-fire exercise

10th March 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Army Corp has begun a live fire exercise in Crimea which will involve more than 250 different weapon systems.

The exercise began on 10 March and has involved 1,000 troops stationed along the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in February-March 2014.

TASS reported that the exercise is involving Grad multiple launch rocket systems, 122mm 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers, 120mm D-30 howitzers, 120mm 2S9 ‘Nona-S’ self-propelled artillery guns, Sani and Podnos mortars.

The exercise is expected to conclude at the end of March 2020 with a force-on-force tactical drill and an amphibious assault landing practice. 

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