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Active phase of West-2017 exercise held at Ruzhansky training ground

The active phase of the exercise "West-2017" started at the training site Ruzhansky. The military of Belarus and Russia worked out joint actions by aviation and a unified regional air defense system to destroy a simulated enemy.

Together they fight against violators of the air border, destroy air defense weapons of the simulated enemy using helicopters and also inflict a powerful air strike on the "enemy's" positions.

Активная фаза учения «Запад-2017» проходит на полигоне Ружанский

Andrei Gurtsevich, representative of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus:
Four Russian helicopters carry out target reconnaissance, after which a pair of helicopters will destroy a target simulating radar facilities.

A total of two episodes were played at the test site involving supplementary reconnaissance, striking at targets, aerial bombing and launching missiles. The active phase of the exercises will take place at several sites. On September 18, military tasks will be performed at the Osipovichi ground. The military will simulate the battle to keep the defensive lines.

Active phase of West-2017 exercise held at Ruzhansky training ground