Tajik-Russian joint military exercise expected to involve 950 armored fighting vehicles and artiller

10/03/2016 11:09
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, March 10, 2016, Asia-Plus -- A Tajik-Russian joint military exercise that will be conducted at five training grounds in Tajikistan from March 15-20 will involve 950 armored fighting vehicles and artillery as well as 32 combat and military transport aircraft, Faridoun Mahmadaliyev, a spokesman for a MoD, told Asia-Plus today. 

“The exercise is expected to involve approximately 50,000 people, including soldiers, reservists, local police, and civilian support services of Tajikistan,” Faridoun Mahmadaliyev said, noting that 2,000 Russian soldiers and officers will also participate in the upcoming exercise that will be conducted at the Lohour, Sumbula, Momirak, Harbmaydon, and Halqayor training grounds.

Meanwhile, military medics have completed sanitary-epidemiological reconnaissance at the training grounds provided for the military exercise.

According to Russia’s Central Military District, the sanitary-epidemiological reconnaissance has been conducted at the Lohour, Momirak, Harbmaydon and Halqayor training grounds.

We will recall that Russia’s Antonov-124s have airlifted military equipment and other supplies to Tajikistan for a joint Tajik-Russian military exercise.

Mobile management point and automated communications engineering systems as well as military police units have been airlifted to Tajikistan.

The joint military exercise reportedly involves military management bodies of the Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan and Russia’s Central Military District, motor-rifle, tank and paratrooper units, as well as sappers and military medics.  A joint air force group and drones will provide an air support.

The purpose of the exercise is reportedly to rehearse coordination and interaction in combat missions in mountains.

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