Sunday, August 20, 2017

Russian troops to participate in international training exercises

The Russian government said on Monday that its troops are scheduled to participate in numerous domestic and international training and tactical exercises this summer.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Russian troops will take part in five joint peacekeeping exercises and anti-terrorist drills with troops from other countries. Russia's ground forces will also complete 50 domestic tactical training exercises and more than 2,000 live firing drills, ITAR-TASS reports.

First on the military's roster is the Russian-Indian Indra 2014 military exercises, which it will hold in conjunction with the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)--Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russia--in Mongolia.

The military will then travel to Kyrgyzstan to participate in the Enduring Brotherhood event with CSTO member states. Afterwards, the Russian military will travel to China for Peace Mission, a collaborate training program with the Chinese military, according to ITAR-TASS.

During the training programs, Russian soldiers will hone their physical and strategic skills, as well as their familiarity with modern military vehicles and equipment, including the Strelets drones, the S-300V4 air defense missile system, the Tor-M2U anti-aircraft missile systems and Tornado-G multiple launch rocket systems.