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Army exercise Zapad 2017

Army exercise Zapad 2017

The Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 will take place on 14-20 September. It will pursue counterterrorism goals. In line with the scenario of the exercise extremist groups intent on acts of terrorism and destabilizing the situation in the Union State of Belarus and Russia have infiltrated into Belarus and Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. It is believed that the extremists enjoy outside assistance and get supplies, weapons, and military hardware by air and by sea.

Belarus president attends Zapad 2017 army exercise
20 September, 10:42
It is planned that the president will be briefed on the military and political situation in the European region and its influence on ensuring military security in the Union State, the deployment of the army, including the interaction with the group of forces in the northwestern operational direction.
State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota. An archive photo
Belarus, Russia provide exhaustive answers about Zapad 2017
20 September, 10:23
Grigory Rapota stressed that “comprehensive answers are provided by the defense ministries, the governments and the two heads of state.” The state secretary emphasized the openness of the exercise and a big number of observers invited to attend it.
Zapad 2017 army exercise to complete on 20 September
20 September, 09:36
The focus of the final day, 20 September, will be on the 227th combined arms exercise area (Borisovsky). President of Belarus and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is expected to watch a major episode of the ongoing army exercise.
Foreign reporters remark upon openness of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 19:57
About 50 reporters from Ukraine, Germany, France, the UK, the USA, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia came to the Domanovo army exercise area to cover the second stage of the Zapad 2017 exercise. Nora Thorp Bjornstad from Norway was one of them.
MiG-29 jet fighters
Belarusian, Russian fighters to fly cover for attack aircraft on last day of Zapad 2017 exercise
19 September, 19:31
A mixed unit of the 115th Air Defense Missile Regiment will have to practice protecting a military taskforce from air strikes in the Domanovo exercise area. Belarusian and Russian MiG-29 jet fighters will fly cover for attack aircraft and a long-range radar surveillance and targeting aircraft A-50.
Paratroopers stop saboteurs from reaching gas main in Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 19:12
According to the source, units of the 38th Guards Airborne Brigade were in charge of protecting a section of the gas main in the Losvido exercise area. The army units practiced preventing the penetration of the secure installation and destroying the enemy.
Observers pleased with answers about Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 18:38
According to Thomas Moller, the Zapad 2017 army exercise is proceeding in quite a transparent manner. “We get full answers to all the questions we ask,” he noted. Lieutenant Colonel Kiss Kaupo of the Estonian army backed his colleague.
Wearable computers in action in Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 16:46
The scouts were fitted with Strelets wearable computers to march for 20km behind enemy lines. They had to find out where the enemy's armored units, command posts, fuel and ammunition depots are located as well as the railway stations where the enemy's army units detrain.
Tank ‘carousel' demonstrated as part of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 16:07
The Russian tankmen resorted to the tank carousel tactics: three T-80 tanks fired continuously after emerging in a new location from behind sandy hills after each shot. The tanks were backed by 152mm self-properly artillery units Giatsint and Msta-S.
Counterattacking in focus of Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 13:29
The second stage of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 continues. During this stage the army units practice managing troops and assets in a rapidly changing situation in addition to organizing interaction and all kinds of support for the sake of accomplishing their missions.
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