MOSCOW, March 26 (Itar-Tass) —— Command and staff military exercises with one unit of the Russian Airborne Troops will begin on Monday for the first time in 2012.
“The 31st guards airborne assault brigade deployed in Ulyanovsk will take an exam for training on March 26-30,” spokesman for the Russian Airborne Troops Maj. Irina Kuglova told Itar-Tass.
“The main stage of the exercises will be held on March 28-29, when the landing of paratroopers and military hardware will be made, tactical actions and live fire drills of airborne assault units will be assessed. Six airborne combat vehicles and up to 400 paratroopers will be landed from warplanes Il-76,” she noted.
“Ulyanovsk paratroopers will perform training and combat missions with the use of advanced automatic control systems Polet-K and Andromeda at all stages of the military exercises,” Kruglova pointed out.
The 31st airborne assault brigade of the Russian Airborne Troops is included in the Collective Rapid Response Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.