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September 22, 2020

Russia launches Kavkaz-2020 military exercise

Russia has launched the Kavkaz-2020 (Caucasus 2020) military exercise, which will be held at the training grounds of the Southern Military District.

Russia has launched the Kavkaz-2020 (Caucasus 2020) military exercise, which will be held at the training grounds of the Southern Military District.

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According to Russian news agency TASS, the exercise will primarily focus on combatting cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

It will also feature 250 tanks, up to 450 mechanised infantry fighting vehicles and around 200 artillery systems on the firing grounds.

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement: “The Kavkaz-2020 drills will particularly focus on combating cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as on fire and electronic warfare activities against entire enemy formations, on training airborne troops’ vertical envelopment capability and ways to rapidly shift between military activities.”

The Kavkaz-2020 exercise will also involve deep-penetration raids and the use of weaponry at different times of the day.

Additionally, the drill will include naval exercises conducted in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea.

Around 80,000 people will be associated with this week-long military drill, including up to 1,000 foreign military personnel from Armenia, Belarus, China, Myanmar and Pakistan.

Officials from Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Iran, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka will participate as observers.

The exercise will run until 26 September under Russia’s Chief of the General Staff Army General Valery Gerasimov.

Last month, Russia conducted the Army-2020 forum where more than 1,500 companies and enterprises participated in demonstrating around 28,000 exhibits.

Local defence contractor Sozvezdiye unveiled the R-176-1AE radio station at the forum.

Russia also signed agreements to supply armaments to Sudan and Laos at the event.

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