One of the features of the joint strategic exercises "West-2021"
One of the important features of the Zapad-2021 military exercises taking place these days is named. Let us remind you that the exercises are being held at training grounds in Russia and Belarus.
A feature of these large-scale maneuvers is the active use of unmanned aerial vehicles and robotic (autonomous) ground weapons on them.
So, at the Mulino training ground near Nizhny Novgorod, the latest Russian shock Drones. We are talking about a UAV from the Lastochka complex, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense. It is noted that percussion drones from the composition of this complex, a conditional enemy group was destroyed, as well as an armored vehicle. For this, fragmentation and cumulative ammunition were used.
During the joint strategic exercises Zapad-2021, various unmanned aerial vehicles are used, including the Pacer and Orlan drones. It is reported about the destruction of well-camouflaged objects of the mock enemy with the help of these strike weapons. UAVs provided air support during operations by ground units.
Ground combat Robots. In particular, it points to the first use of the Uran-9 and Nerekhta complexes at such a large-scale exercise. To hit targets at a distance of up to 5 km, they used Ataka missile systems. Also, the defeat of a mock enemy was inflicted with the use of such weapons of combat robots as 30-mm cannons and jet infantry flamethrowers.
According to some reports, during the execution of combat training missions, strikes were carried out with the help of 120-mm mines, which were produced as ammunition for the KM-8 "Gran" complex. These are mines with a laser seeker. Earlier it was reported that such mines are extremely expensive to use. It was indicated that the cost of using one such mine from a ground platform can reach the cost of using two hundred conventional mortar mines. However, accuracy and efficiency in this case can be a decisive factor.
Experts note that Zapad-2021 is actually the first exercise with the participation of Russian troops, where unmanned aerial vehicles are so actively used. aviation and ground-type robotic complexes.
- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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