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Russian paratroopers to take part in Interaction drills in September 2016

December 01, 2015, 14:10 UTC+3 MOSCOW
During the previous training year the Airborne Forces conducted about 2,000 firing drills of different levels and about 400 maneuvers of different scale
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MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Russian paratroopers will participate in seven maneuvers of different levels next year, including the Interaction-2016 divisional command post exercise, spokesman for the Airborne Forces Yevgeny Meshkov told reporters on Tuesday.

"In the new training year, the Airborne Forces plan to conduct a series of exercises of various scale, including two brigade tactical, three regimental tactical and two divisional command post exercises in the field with airborne insert. One divisional command post exercise in 2016 will involve two formations stationed at a considerable distance from each other," he said.

The Interaction-2016 maneuvers, which will involve units of the Ivanovo and Ulyanovsk Airborne Force formations, are scheduled for September 2016, said Meshkov.

He said that during the previous training year the Airborne Forces conducted about 2,000 firing drills of different levels and about 400 maneuvers of different scale. Among other things, the forces conducted air drops of troops and military equipment on unfamiliar terrain in adverse climatic conditions of the Far East and in extreme conditions of the Far North.

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