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Military drills involving 1,500 servicemen take place in Russia's Caucasus, South Ossetia

February 10, 2015, 14:10 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The drills involve Akatsiya and MSTA-S self-propelled howitzers, GRAD and Tornado multiple rocket launchers, Uragan multiple rocket launchers and Khrizantema anti-tank missiles
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MSTA-S self-propelled howitzer

MSTA-S self-propelled howitzer

© ITAR-TASS/Anatoly Semekhin

MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Fifteen hundred servicemen and about 300 pieces of military hardware are involved in military exercises being conducted in Russia's Southern Military District, the military district's press-service told TASS on Tuesday.

According to the representative of the Southern Military District, the drills include firing practice by crews of the 152-mm Akatsiya and MSTA-S self-propelled howitzers, 122-mm GRAD and Tornado multiple rocket launchers, 120-mm mortars and anti-tank rockets, as well as the latest generation Zoopark-1 radar vehicle. The servicemen are practising the use of Uragan multiple rocket launchers and Khrizantema anti-tank missiles under simulated combat conditions.

The drills are conducted at testing ranges in Russia's Chechen and Dagestan Republics and South Ossetia.

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