The Ministry of Defense demonstrated the work of artillery to the military attaché of foreign states. The show took place at the training ground “Luga” Western Military District in the Leningrad Region. It is reported by the press service of the military department.
Polygon “Luga” visited more 70 military attaches from 54 European countries, Asia, Africa, Latin America and CIS. The foreign military was shown the capabilities of cannon artillery and multiple launch rocket systems.
As explained in the Ministry of Defense, a tactical episode was played at the training ground, during the implementation of which the capabilities of artillery and MLRS were demonstrated. Foreign guests were shown in action caliber mortars 82 mm 2B14 “Tray” and 120 mm 2S12A “sleigh”, towed 122 mm howitzers D-30, 152-mm howitzers 2A36 “Hyacinth AB” and 2A65 “Msta-B”, self-propelled artillery mounts 2S19M2 “Msta -C”. MLRS were represented by complexes “Tornado” and “Tornado-C”.
Besides, military attaches were introduced to the specifics and possibilities of training foreign military personnel at the Mikhailovskaya Artillery Academy.
The Defense Ministry noted, that the event is planned and not the first. At the end of April this year, about 80 military attaches visited the training ground “Ashuluk” Center for Combat Training and Combat Use of Aerospace Forces in the Astrakhan Region, where they were shown the combat work of the S-400 and ZRPK air defense systems “Carapace-C”. Foreign guests were impressed by the combat capabilities of Russian anti-aircraft systems.
The military recalled, that they regularly invite foreign military diplomats, accredited in our country to get acquainted with the capabilities of Russian military equipment, as well as participation in various organizational and other events. Currently, about one and a half thousand servicemen from 43 states.