More than 1,5 military personnel, about 350 pieces of equipment, 10 army helicopters were involved in the exercises aviation Mi-8, Mi-35, Mi-28N, unmanned aerial vehicles and about 40 horses of a military transport platoon.
It may be that the use of horses in the teachings of the armed forces of the 21st century may seem archaic to someone, but in difficult mountainous terrain, the delivery of ammunition and food without the use of pack animals is a real problem. It is the Karachai and Mongolian horses that are ideally suited for transporting ammunition in the mountains, since these animals are particularly enduring.
In Russia, it is planned to create another pack-transport unit that will use horses. This is a platoon of the 55 Brigade of the Central Military District - in the Republic of Tuva. And the plans of the Ministry of Defense - the completion of a complete unit by the end of November this year.