Russia's artillery units launch massive live-fire exercises in North Caucasus 21708153

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Russia's artillery units launch massive live-fire exercises in North Caucasus
Russian artillerymen have begun drills in North Caucasus, using Grad, Tornado-G and Uragan rocket launchers, Russia's Southern Military District said in a statement Monday August 17. The field training will last until September 18. The troops will practice firing at targets from self-propelled howitzers, multiple rocket launchers and anti-tank missile systems.
Russia artillery units launch massive live fire exercises in North Caucasus 640 0012S19 Msta-S  152 mm self-propelled howitzers
Live-firing is being held as part of military drills of the district’s missile and artillery forces, which is also involving units with Iskander tactical missile systems, Tochka-U short-term range ballistic complexes, Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, mortars and anti-tank weapons.

"Fire will be conducted against full-size targets imitating combat hardware and engineering fortifications," the district’s press office said.

Artillery units are using over 10,000 pieces of ammunition, mines, rockets and missiles of all types and classes.

Overall, the exercises involves more than 5,500 personnel and about 1,200 armaments and pieces of combat hardware.

"In the course of the field training, which will last until September 18, members of the Missile Troops and Artillery will work on firing at single and multiple targets from 152 mm self-propelled howitzers Akatsiya, Msta-S and Msta-B, multiple rocket launchers Grad, Tornado-G and Uragan, anti-tank missile systems Shturm-S, 120mm mortars Podnos and Sani," the statement reads.

The military district also said that drills using drones have kicked off at a Russian military base in Armenia.