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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.

SPECIAL REPORT: Active phase of the Zapad 2017 exercise began with an air assault of the enemy ‘lair'
17 September, 16:43
Despite rainy weather the Ruzhansky army exercise area was hot on 17 September when the active phase of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 began.
Fight against saboteurs in focus of first stage of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
15 September, 20:14
During the first stage of the Zapad 2017 exercise in the course of defensive preparations and other missions priority attention was paid to the fight against illegal armed groups and sabotage and reconnaissance forces of the imaginary enemy, said the source.
Second day of Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 over
15 September, 20:00
Apart from that, in the Domanovsky exercise area air defense missile units marched to a new position. Providing air defense on the move was practiced as well as securing and defending the new position.
Russian reporters to watch active phase of Zapad 2017 exercise in Belarus
15 September, 19:17
A media tour focusing on military technology cooperation in the Union State of Belarus and Russia will take place on 19-20 September. It is timed to the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017.
Belarusian, Russian Air Force units escort army columns in Zapad 2017 exercise
15 September, 16:37
According to the source, Belarusian and Russian air force units are working together under the supervision of the staff of the joint strategic army exercise Zapad 2017. The units are busy performing aerial reconnaissance in exercise areas and flying to provide fire support and escort to columns of troops on the ground.
Photo courtesy of exercise.mil.by
1,000km-long secure communication line set up in Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
15 September, 16:30
According to the source, the secure radio relay line is about 1,000km long and can transfer large amounts of audio and video data between field command posts at speeds of over 300Mbps.
Belarusian, Russian troops fighting saboteurs in Zapad 2017 exercise
15 September, 16:20
Commanding officers and staffs of the joint military force have started planning a joint operation designed to block and destroy sabotage and reconnaissance forces of the imaginary enemy in the relevant responsibility areas.
Lukashenko to stay in Belarus to watch Zapad 2017 army exercise, invites Putin
15 September, 13:30
In her words, Alexander Lukashenko will be made familiar with the progress of the exercise in Belarus. “It is still too early to talk about when and where specifically. This information will be released later,” said the press secretary.
First stage of Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 continues
15 September, 12:54
Smooth operation of the joint command of the regional military force will be tested. The joint command is made of officers recruited from central bodies of the Belarusian and Russian armies, and the staff of the Western Military District of the Russian army.
Preparations for the Zapad 2017 army exercise
Air defense in focus of first day of Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017
14 September, 20:35
In particular, an air space intruder was stopped in the Ruzhansky exercise area. Preparations for combat actions were completed in the Borisovsky exercise area. The organization of territorial defense was practiced in Glubokoye District.
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