Tank troops of Russia’s Central Military District eliminated a simulated enemy during a night live-fire exercise at the Totsky training range in the Orenburg Region. The Motorized riflemen and tankers conducted fire on the move from 125mm guns and coaxial PKT machine-guns against targets that simulated an enemy tank, a recoilless gun and manpower at distances of 500 to 2,000 meters. The targets were tracked with the help of the latest Sosna-U fire control system mounted on armored vehicles.
Tankers were the first to enter the battle. Using fire from cannons and heavy machine guns, they eliminated the reconnaissance of a conditional enemy, repelled the advance of his advanced units, and then, under the cover of motorized rifles, organizedly retreated to their main positions. The motorized riflemen, in turn, having taken up positional defense, repelled the attack of manpower and armored vehicles of the conditional enemy and prevented coverage from the flanks.
Russia’s Central Military District is based on the territory of the Volga, Urals and Siberian integrated federal districts and 29 Russian regions. Structurally, the Central Military District also includes some overseas facilities: the 201st military base in Tajikistan, the Kant integrated military base in Kyrgyzstan and units stationed on the territory of Kazakhstan. The Central Military District is the largest military district in Russia by geographic size at 7,060,000 square kilometers (2,730,000 sq mi) (40% of Russian territory) and population at 54.9 million people (39%).