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Sudden verification of the readiness of the CSTO CSTO

On May 12, a sudden verification of the combat readiness of the Collective Security Forces Collective Security Forces Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO CRRF) was launched. The purpose of this event is to work out the interaction of units of the armed forces of several states, as well as to check their combat readiness in the performance of combat training tasks. At the beginning of this year, the leadership of the CSTO spoke of the intention to adopt the practice of regularly conducting surprise checks of combat readiness from the Russian Ministry of Defense. The first such event started last Tuesday.

In accordance with existing international agreements, the CSTO CRRF consists of units of the armed forces of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. In addition, it was reported on the participation in the CRRF of certain structures from the composition of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the CSTO countries. All units that are part of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces, were to take part in a surprise check of combat readiness and demonstrate their skills and capabilities.

According to the audit and the domestic press, the CSTO CRRF maneuvers were supposed to take place from May 12 to 20. In total, it was planned to attract about 2 thousand military personnel and several hundred units of various military equipment. Perform combat training missions should have been both ground units, and aviation air force.

One of the first to report about the beginning of their participation in a surprise check was the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus. On the morning of May 12, the Belarusian Defense Ministry announced its participation in the inspection. During the training events, the Belarusian armed forces were supposed to represent about 100 servicemen and about 15 units of equipment. They had to go to the specified landfills and there begin to perform the tasks.

On the same day, the units of the Russian Airborne Forces, which are part of the CSTO CSTO RRF, were alerted. The 98-I Guards Airborne Division (Ivanovo) and the 31-I Guards Air Assault Brigade (Ulyanovsk), having received an order, prepared for the march and began to advance to the airfields, from which they were to go to the specified landfills. Further instructions were planned to be issued after the arrival of the formations in the area of ​​the combat training tasks.

As during the sudden inspections, organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the airborne formations began to perform combat training tasks already at the stage of advancement to the airfields. Seizing the opportunity, the fighters of the airborne troops worked out questions of guarding the troops on the march and countering the sabotage groups of the conditional enemy. By May 13, both airborne units of Russia reached the specified airfields and started loading onto military transport aircraft.

On the morning of May 13 (Moscow time), the first reports appeared about the arrival of the CSTO CRRF units at landfills in Tajikistan. Commenting on these newsThe head of the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan, Faridun Makhmadaliyev, said that one of the main goals of the current maneuvers is to clarify the time required for the transfer of CRRF troops from their bases in the Central Asian states. In addition, the military will have to explore the terrain and its features.

According to F. Makhmadaliev, after arriving at Tajik airfields, the troops of the allied states must make marches to landfills using standard equipment and having standard weapons with ammunition. Upon arrival at these sites, it was necessary to prepare for the next phase of the inspection.

In the afternoon of May 13, the Russian Defense Ministry published information about Russian participation in a surprise check. The press service of the Russian military department reported that several units of the Ivanovo and Ulyanovsk formations of the airborne troops, totaling about 500, took part in the maneuvers. Personnel had 60 units of various types of equipment.

Russian paratroopers were delivered by military transport aviation to the airfield of the city of Dushanbe. From there, they should have gone to the Harbmaidon training ground, having made a march longer than 200 km.

The transfer of the Russian military to Tajikistan was to be carried out by two types of military transport aircraft. The X-NUMX Il-18 aircraft and one An-76 Ruslan were attracted to take part in a surprise inspection. In total, 124 flights were planned, during which people and equipment were to be transported. Other countries participating in the CSTO RRF also used various military transport aircraft. It was reported that during the 30 environment in May, 13 sorties were flown.

On the night of Thursday, 14 May ended with the transfer of the aviation group of the armed forces of Russia, which was to take part in a surprise check. From the Kant airbase, two Su-25 attack aircraft and two Su-24 bomber flew over to Dushanbe airfield. In addition, several military and multipurpose Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters were delivered by military transport aircraft in Dushanbe.

The transfer of Russian airborne units ended on May 14. The fighters of the Ulyanovsk and Ivanovo formations unloaded at the airfield of Dushanbe and began preparations for the march. They had to overcome more than 200 km along mountain roads and passes. During the march, it was supposed to work out the issues of protecting the troops on the march from sabotage groups of a conditional opponent.

Also on Thursday there were reports of the arrival of the Belarusian military in Tajikistan. In the course of the maneuvers, the Republic of Belarus was to be represented by military personnel of a reinforced mobile company of the 103 Guards Separate Mobile Brigade of Special Operations Forces. Arriving in Dushanbe, they, like their colleagues, went to the landfills of Tajikistan.

On the morning of May 15, Russian paratroopers received an order to advance to the Kharbmaidon training ground. Around 500, Russian airborne troops had a variety of military and special equipment. In the course of a sudden verification of combat readiness, they were supposed to use the BMD-2Ku airborne combat vehicles, Xonum-Xnumx Nona self-propelled artillery, as well as various other equipment, including special ATVs. Reports of the arrival of Russian paratroopers at the site and the beginning of the deployment of the field camp appeared on the morning of May 2.

The first stage of a surprise test of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Collective Rapid Reaction Forces ended on Saturday 16 May. The main goal of the first stage was to transfer all units involved in the maneuvers to the Tajik polygons. Commenting on the course of the check, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha noted good preparation of all the units involved. On Saturday, the CSTO Joint Staff Task Force and the organization’s Secretary General conducted an inspection of the troops at the test site.

In the afternoon of May 16, a solemn ceremony of handing over the command of all the troops involved in the inspection to the command of the CORF took place. This structure was headed by Major General Mirali Rakhmatov. After the commemorative event, the command of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces began the formulation of combat training tasks for various units.

On Sunday, updated data on the number of personnel and equipment involved in the surprise check of the CSTO RRF appeared. According to RIA Novosti, at this point more than 2500 military personnel, about 200 units of ground military equipment and weapons, about 20 combat aircraft and helicopters, as well as 30 military transport aircraft were involved in the activities.

On Saturday and Sunday, the divisions of the CORF were engaged in working out the interaction, checked equipment and weapons, and also conducted training firing. All these events were held in anticipation of the start of the active phase of the audit, scheduled for Monday.

In the morning of March 18, an active phase of a sudden test started. According to the legend of the maneuvers, the forces of the KSOR should have counteracted a conventional enemy: illegal armed formations. An important feature of the test was work in the mountainous terrain, which could make it difficult to perform certain tasks.

The active verification phase began after the reconnaissance of the Russian Airborne Forces, equipped with quad bikes and having the necessary weapons, discovered the grouping of a conditional enemy at a considerable distance from the KFOR troops. In order not to lose time and prevent the conditional opponent from regrouping, the RRF command decided to launch an air strike. For attack purposes with the help of unguided rockets, Russian Su-25CM attack aircraft were raised in alarm.

Soon began the preparation of Russian amphibious units, which were to land in the specified area and continue the fight with the conditional enemy. It was noted that the airborne unit for the first time had to perform mass landing with the use of special-purpose parachute systems "Crossbow" in a complex mountainous area. An unfamiliar locality was chosen as the landing area for the troops.

Aviation, both front-line bombers or helicopters, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, was involved in the implementation of combat training tasks on Monday. A wide range of tasks were assigned to aviation: attacking a conventional enemy, conducting reconnaissance, transporting and disembarking tactical assault forces, defending convoys on the march, etc.

In accordance with the verification scenario on Monday, the troops of the CSTO CSTO RRF were supposed to work in the conditions of the Harbmaidon training ground and work on counteraction against the conventional enemy. On Tuesday, it was planned to work out combat reconciliation with live firing.

The head of the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan, F. Makhmadaliev, on Monday reported that the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces had defined their positions on the border with Afghanistan. In the event of an aggravation of the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border, the CORF troops will have to take positions in several directions. During the maneuvers, positions were determined in the directions of Darvaz, Pyanj, Hamadoni and Shahritus.

On Tuesday, 19 May continued training battles as part of the active surprise test phase. On this day, the KSOR troops, with the support of combat aviation, attacked a conditional enemy. Air support was provided by Russian Su-25 aircraft and Mi-24 helicopters. The cover of the strike aviation group was carried out by Su-27 fighters of the Kazakh Air Force. In addition, the landing of tactical assault forces took place, for which multi-purpose Mi-8 helicopters were used.

Also on Tuesday, some details of the maneuver legend were revealed. According to their scenario, on the border of Tajikistan and Afghanistan, the situation aggravated, resulting in a breakthrough of the armed formation in the face of the conditional enemy. The task of the joint CSTO forces was the elimination of such a breakthrough and the destruction of the enemy grouping.

All the main events of the active phase of the sudden test were supposed to end on May 19. 20 May is scheduled to begin returning troops to permanent bases. In addition, a meeting of the CSTO Security Council Secretaries Committee was scheduled for Wednesday. The meeting will focus on security issues of the CSTO countries. Also at the meeting should be raised questions of the interaction of the troops of the CORF and the results of a sudden check.

Over the past few years, the Russian Ministry of Defense regularly conducts surprise checks of combat readiness, which allow us to establish the actual state of the troops and their capabilities. A few months ago it was said about the possible commencement of such inspections within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The first such event, which involves units of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces, began on May 12. In the near future, the military departments of the CSTO member states should analyze the results of the inspection and draw the necessary conclusions. If the practice of conducting surprise inspections by the CSTO RRF is successful, then such events will be held regularly.

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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 20 May 2015 06: 58
    Good and necessary business. Moreover, this "point" may soon become hot. I mean Afghan and ISIS.
    1. candy wrapper13
      candy wrapper13 20 May 2015 08: 44
      while almost the whole of Afghanistan has taken all the attention in the krain-Talibs, the government is only in the center (Kabul + large cities) .5 gas pipelines + oil pipelines middle asia-PRC * will tear * several deversion detachments (100-300 fighters). oil explosion of Central Asia, for them-the elimination of competitors in the PRC market (nothing personal, as they say) yesTo Tajiks like-76 lards for the defense of the Russian Federation gave recourse really prepare everything
      1. Malkor
        Malkor 20 May 2015 18: 56
        When I served in 201 WB, our base was recognized as the most combat-ready of all Russian located abroad. For some time, there will be enough forces to cover the flank.
  2. Lindon
    Lindon 20 May 2015 07: 04
    And here is another photo
  3. Benia
    Benia 20 May 2015 07: 38
    Only the blind will not see that ALL are preparing for a large-scale war. Look and analyze how the WORLD is hastily preparing and arming, training and strengthening its combat readiness. The country’s leadership already knows the hour X ...
    1. bolat19640303
      bolat19640303 20 May 2015 12: 22
      Quote: Benya
      Only the blind will not see that ALL are preparing for a large-scale war. Look and analyze how the WORLD is hastily preparing and arming, training and strengthening its combat readiness. The country’s leadership already knows the hour X ...

      If you want peace, prepare for war.
  4. user
    user 20 May 2015 10: 28
    then such events will be held regularly.

    The RF Armed Forces are constantly working out the possibility of maneuvering forces along the entire perimeter of their borders. And if the first large-scale exercises caused only a bunch of new problems and questions, today everything looks much better, they began to improve the transport infrastructure for the transfer of personnel, and for some reason I think that there is an optimization of the storage of weapons for newly assigned tasks.
  5. marshes
    marshes 20 May 2015 11: 43
    Here are some interesting photos.
    1. marshes
      marshes 20 May 2015 11: 54
      Looking for a photo. From the Teachings.
  6. marshes
    marshes 20 May 2015 11: 57
    Well, by the road, I don’t know how many pictures in a post you can post.
    1. Talgat
      Talgat 20 May 2015 20: 39
      Well, we can say that the "bearded" there will be an "international" meeting with representatives of almost all of Eurasia

      Again, by the way, the coincidence with Gumilyov - here he is behind the "river" is the Islamic south - and here he is the "Eurasian answer" - just instead of the Golden Horde or Tsarist Russia - or the USSR - now instead of this CSTO CRRF - but the essence is the same - and the same guys from all the same places
  7. genisis
    genisis 20 May 2015 12: 25
    In order to stabilize the situation, the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the CSTO decided to deploy the Collective Rapid Reaction Force (CRRF) on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan. In accordance with the decision of the Special Design Bureau on May 12, 2015, the Chairman of the Special Design Bureau, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon signed a telegram on the invasion of the CSTO CSTO military contingents to the highest levels of combat readiness and regrouping of some forces and assets to Tajikistan.

    During May 13-15, 30 CRF advanced planes were deployed to the south of the Republic of Tajikistan with 2500 aircraft totaling more than 200 military personnel, about XNUMX units of weapons and military equipment, which were concentrated in the area of ​​the Kharbmaidon range near the Tajik-Afghan border.

    From May 16 to May 18, the formation of the CSTO CSTO group was completed, their combat coordination and preparation for a joint operation was carried out, which was successfully carried out on May 19. The actions of the troops were monitored by the CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha. General management of the training was carried out by the Chairman of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan, Lieutenant General Sherali Mirzo. The commander of the CRRF is Major General Mirali Rakhmatov, commander of the Mobile Forces of the Tajik Armed Forces.

    During the operation, air reconnaissance by Tajik Air Force aircraft was carried out, and concentration and movement of terrorist groups with a total number of up to 700 were discovered. Information about this was transmitted in real time to the command post.

    On the ground, reconnaissance was carried out by a special-purpose company of the Armenian contingent of the CSTO CSTO, which advanced on modernized Nissan-Navaro pickup trucks with the Utes clone machine gun, and its mission was to take the “tongue”. An illegal armed formation and the whereabouts of a militant field commander were discovered. The company entered the battle with superior enemy forces.

    The KSOR commander, received a signal from the scouts, decided to deploy the Ilbirs special forces detachment of Kyrgyzstan on ATVs, the Belarusian paratroopers from the 103rd mobile brigade of the Special Forces of the Republic of Belarus on special MAZ vehicles, units of the Russian Airborne Forces of the 217th parachute the airborne regiment of the 98th airborne division from Ivanovo also on ATVs and Tajik soldiers from the 7th airborne assault brigade of the Mobile Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan to capture the field commander militants and ensure the withdrawal of Armenian intelligence.

    Along with the actions of ground units, the landing was carried out by the landing method of Tajik and Belarusian paratroopers in order to support special forces on the ground and evacuate the captured leader of the militants.
  8. genisis
    genisis 20 May 2015 12: 25
    During the third phase of the operation, the CSTO CRRF forces conducted aerial reconnaissance using front-line bombers SU-24MR of the Russian Air Force in order to determine targets for air and artillery strikes. The pilots discovered an extension of the main forces of illegal armed groups. In order not to allow them to advance in an organized clash zone, the commander of the CRRF makes a decision to launch an air strike with a link of the SU-27SM of the Air Force of Kazakhstan and attack aircraft SU-25SM of the Air Force of the Russian Federation. After evaluating the results of the bombing strike, the command also decided to use army aviation - attack helicopters MI-24. A pair of "humpbacked" air forces of Tajikistan and Russia enters a combat course and attacks gangs with unguided rockets - NURSs. The illegal armed groups suffered significant losses, and the management of their gangs was disrupted.

    At the same time, the Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which carries out reconnaissance targets for rocket artillery, was launched into the air. Having discovered the remaining units of the gangs, in order to prevent their further advancement, the commander of the CSTO CSTO decides on the use of artillery. The strike is carried out from the 122 mm MLRS BM-21 GRAD of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan.

    Particular attention in the use of troops is drawn to ensuring maximum security and avoiding casualties among civilians, destroying settlements, infrastructure and life support in the area of ​​the joint operation.

    After the withdrawal of the remnants of the main IAF forces to the front line, the defense of the CSTO CSTO, units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan fire from the place of all types of small arms and weaponry of military vehicles fire a live defeat of the enemy. IAFs begin to retreat to the Tajik-Afghan border. Kazakhstani paratroopers from the 37th airborne assault brigade of the Airborne Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, advanced in Land Rover Defender cars and ATVs, cut off the state border of the militants. With a lightning strike, they occupy a firing position and destroy the enemy by all fire means. Fire is conducted both from small arms and from grenade launchers, they are supported by Russian paratroopers in volleys from self-propelled artillery 2S9 "NONA-S". Russian paratroopers on the BMD-2 also enter the battle.

    In order to finally defeat the invading armed formations of the enemy and seize the bridgehead, a special-purpose parachute assault company of the 76th separate reconnaissance battalion of the 215th Guards Airborne Division of the Russian Airborne Forces is thrown from the IL-98 aircraft. Russian paratroopers for the first time made a massive drop in airborne landing from aircraft IL-76 BTA RF, using special parachute systems "Crossbow-2." The landing was carried out on an unfamiliar landing site in difficult mountainous conditions.

    The task set by the command is completed, the joint special operation of the CSTO CSTO is completed.
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  10. genisis
    genisis 20 May 2015 12: 34
    But the cannonade on the border with Badakhshan is growing every day.
    And in the summer of 2014 there was already very restless.
    I would not really have to use the CRRF.
    Although on the other hand it can even be fun.
    For example, if the commander-in-chief of Azerbaijan, taking advantage of the turmoil in Tajikistan and the CSTO’s distraction, decides to give his very famous order for the liberation of Karabakh and brave askers like dashing stallions, they can finally rush into a decisive attack without restraining their bravery.
    No wonder all of Azerbaijan fell to their computer monitors, frantically erasing the Armenian flag from photographs from exercises in Tajikistan laughing
  11. genisis
    genisis 20 May 2015 12: 38
    Also a good photo
  12. marshes
    marshes 20 May 2015 14: 37
    Okay, to our authorities, at least buy a couple of C-130, super Hercules, to AN-12 PB. For the transfer of troops. That there would be an opportunity to transfer armored cars.
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 20 May 2015 17: 32
      Somewhere beyond the Ural Range. Spring 2015 smile :

    2. arseke
      arseke 25 May 2015 12: 38
      As far as I know, ours ordered a pair (4?) Of Airbus A400M
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  14. PhilFilych
    PhilFilych 20 May 2015 19: 17
    The terrorists are neutralized. CRRF exercises completed in Tajikistan
  15. Semen_Semenych
    Semen_Semenych 21 May 2015 16: 21
    Participation in the Collective Security Treaty Organization is real soon will be a huge plus for many countries, in particular for Tajikistan, which really risks in the foreseeable future becoming a hot spot due to the possibility of Taliban invasion. And the likelihood that the Taliban will cross the border is very high, because what is happening now in Afghanistan is incomprehensible to the mind:
    Amerikosy not only do not control the situation, but their own drones ...
  16. Commando
    Commando 11 July 2015 15: 20
    Quote: marshes
    Looking for a photo. From the Teachings.

    I didn’t know that the Kazakhs go in partisans and birches, and by the way who is there in hats and with Amer’s weapons?