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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.

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.
Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry
No more Russian army units to move to Belarus for Zapad 2017 exercise
14 September, 19:14
The Defense Ministry spokesman noted that all the units of the Russian component of the Belarusian-Russian regional military force had arrived and were busy tackling training missions in the exercise areas.
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Russian strike aircraft about to redeploy to tactical airfields in Belarusian-Russian army exercise
14 September, 15:51
Fighters, bombers, and army aircraft units at the airbases of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Western Military District are getting ready to redeploy to tactical airfields, said the source. The technicians have prepared the aircraft for a lengthy flight.
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Russian troops airlifted to deployment areas in Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
14 September, 15:11
The source said: “Technicians and equipment were delivered to operational airfields for the sake of redeploying tactical aircraft and army aircraft by military transport aircraft. The military transport aircraft will perform about 20 air missions to redeploy the units by air.”
Belarusian drone Indela I.N.SKY features in Zapad 2017
14 September, 14:50
The helicopter is designed to deliver air strikes against personnel, light-armored vehicles and automobiles. It can destroy well-defended buildings, suppress weapon emplacements in hard-to-reach areas.
Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry
Russian air defenses repel offensive in Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
14 September, 14:50
The radar stations of the Western Military District detected over 20 aerial targets flying close to the imaginary air border. The targets had turned off their friend-or-foe transponders and did not respond to hails.
Massive air defense test as part of Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017
14 September, 14:21
Most of the units switched off their friend-or-foe transponders. They flew the nap of the earth. They flew in tight formations and used radio jamming. The units flew in day and at night. The flights were recorded by onboard systems and the ground ones.
Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry
Russian paratroopers on the move for Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise
14 September, 13:06
Communication nodes and command stations are being deployed in the field near staging areas and airfields. Special hardware is being prepared for transportation to the airfields.
Oleg Belokonev
Belarusian-Russian regional military force begins Zapad 2017 exercise
14 September, 12:50
According to the source, command posts have been deployed, the command system is fully operational. Tasks have been clarified and the commanding officers at the command posts are now adjusting previously made decisions.
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