Land Warfare

Russian Army carries out large-scale Caucasus drill

17th March 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russia’s Southern Military District has held artillery drills at Krasnodar Region foothills in the North Caucasus region, which involved 2,000 personnel and 300 military vehicles.

The exercise involved the use of the newly upgraded 152mm 2S19M2 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers that were confirmed to have been delivered on 16 March, according to TASS.

The district press office said: ‘The military crews have completed about 50 firing tasks on destruction of armoured vehicles and personnel at a distance of up to 15km. After each salvo, the artillerymen conducted an evasion manoeuvre, moving to a new firing location.’

Additionally, firing of 120mm 2B11 Sani mortars and BM-27 Uragan self-propelled multiple-launch rocket systems was also tested. 

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