Military drills involving 1,500 servicemen take place in Russia's Caucasus, South Ossetia

Fifteen hundred servicemen and about 300 pieces of military hardware are involved in military exercises being conducted in Russia's Southern Military District, the military district's press-service told TASS on Tuesday.

Fifteen hundred servicemen and about 300 pieces of military hardware are involved in military exercises being conducted in Russia's Southern Military District, the military district's press-service told TASS on Tuesday.

According to the representative of the Southern Military District, the drills include firing practice by crews of the 152-mm Akatsiya and MSTA-S self-propelled howitzers, 122-mm GRAD and Tornado multiple rocket launchers, 120-mm mortars and anti-tank rockets, as well as the latest generation Zoopark-1 radar vehicle. The servicemen are practising the use of Uragan multiple rocket launchers and Khrizantema anti-tank missiles under simulated combat conditions.

The drills are conducted at testing ranges in Russia's Chechen and Dagestan Republics and South Ossetia.

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