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Russian flamethrowers thwarted the offensive of the "enemy" at the "Turn-2021"

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The CSTO exercises "Rubezh-2021"are coming to an end at the Edelweiss training ground in Kyrgyzstan. According to the plan of one of the episodes, the Russian contingent disrupted the offensive of an armed enemy who planned to occupy a settlement, the press service of the Central Military District reports.

The movement of the "enemy" column was detected by Orlan-10 drones. The data from them was sent to the command post, after which the commander of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces decided to use the cover units - a motorized rifle platoon reinforced with tanks, flamethrower and anti-aircraft missile platoons. This was supposed to force the enemy to turn prematurely into a battle formation and launch an offensive in an unfavorable direction for him.

In order to inflict the most tangible damage to the enemy, they gave it from rocket-propelled infantry flamethrowers of increased range and power. They also used automatic grenade launchers AGS-17 "Flame", which fired at targets along a mounted trajectory.

After being hit by fire ,the "enemy" tried to regroup and continue moving, but Kyrgyz calculations of barrel and rocket artillery joined the fight against it. Motorized skirmishes, advancing on the flank, completed the defeat of the main forces.

It should be recalled that military contingents and operational groups of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan take part in the joint exercise, which began on September 7. In total-more than a thousand people. 150 pieces of equipment are involved, including tanks, armored cars,infantry fighting vehicles, Tigers, multiple rocket launchers. Fighters, attack aircraft and helicopters are responsible for air support. So, the Su-25SM and Mi-8 struck unguided 80-mm air-to-surface missiles at targets simulating a simulated enemy column.


Tatyana Vorobyova

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