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The battle in Primorye completed the exercise "East-2014"
This year's largest exercise, Vostok-2014, which was held from the Arctic to Vladivostok, ended on Thursday with a large-scale battle at the Baranovsky training ground in Primorye. There, more than a thousand servicemen, with the support of aviation and armored vehicles, worked out the actions of troops in defense and the application of a counterstrike. In general, the exercises, in which more than 155 thousand people took part, proved that the combat capability of the army is at its best, and the servicemen are ready to perform the most difficult tasks in extreme conditions.
The exercises started on 19 September and passed more than on 20 land, sea and aviation test ranges of the Eastern Military District from Anadyr to Vladivostok. These large-scale training completed the cycle of sudden combat readiness checks of troops in 2014 year. The exercises involved the staffs of all levels, units and military units of the types and branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, as well as civil organizations and even about 6 thousand reservists.
Tellingly, the legend of the exercise was not announced to the participants until the very last moment. In general, it can be stated that the main goals of these large-scale trainings were to practice the transfer of personnel and equipment over long distances, as well as the interaction of various types of troops in the defense of the sea coast and subsequent counterattacks of the imaginary enemy. The highlight of the exercise was the performance of live firing with Iskander-M operational-tactical missile systems at the training ground near Birobidzhan (two targets were hit at a distance of 200 kilometers), as well as the firing of land, sea and air-based cruise missiles.
The most important part of the maneuvers took place in Kamchatka near Cape Skalisty. There, an interspecies grouping of troops and forces conducted a naval counter-sabotage operation. During this stage, we recall that the S-300PS division of anti-aircraft missile systems conducted training firing from especially difficult conditions - the launches were made in pursuit of the departing target. With such firing, the presence of the target missile in the affected area is no more than a minute and the calculation for making a decision has no more than 15 seconds, during which the target must be detected, identified, destroyed.
On the Arctic borders, a detachment of warships of the Northern Fleet, together with the vessels of the Murmansk Shipping Company and icebreakers of Rosatomflot, transferred a tactical group and equipment to Kotelny Island (Novosibirsk Islands). The Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile-gun system was deployed there, which successfully hit the training target. At the same time, the large anti-submarine ship "Admiral Levchenko" fired the "Dagger" anti-aircraft missile system.
Meanwhile, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspected the 5th separate brigade of the Railway Troops in Abakan, where a new generation of military camp is being built. In 2014-2015, a total of about 100 objects should be built here. More than 6,5 billion rubles have been allocated for these purposes. Shoigu examined the site where the buildings of the residential, administrative