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Russian artillery units to live-fire Grad rocket systems during drills in Urals, Siberia

August 13, 2015, 19:27 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Artillery units are expected to use over 10,000 pieces of ammunition, mines, rockets and missiles of all types and classes
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Grad multiple rocket launcher fired (archive)

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MOSCOW, August 13. /TASS/. Artillery units of Russia’s Central Military District will live-fire Grad and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems at shooting ranges in the Orenburg and Chelyabinsk Regions in the Urals and the Kemerovo Region in southwest Siberia, the district’s press office reported on Thursday.

Live-firing will be held as part of military drills of the district’s missile and artillery forces, which will also involve units with Iskander tactical missile systems, Tochka-U short-term range ballistic complexes, Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, mortars and anti-tank weapons.

"Fire will be conducted against full-size targets imitating combat hardware and engineering fortifications," the district’s press office said.

Artillery units are expected to use over 10,000 pieces of ammunition, mines, rockets and missiles of all types and classes.

Overall, the exercises will involve more than 5,500 personnel and about 1,200 armaments and pieces of combat hardware.

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