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Russian Army Liberates Town Using Drones, Mi-28 Night Hunters in Exercise

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A motorized infantry brigade stationed in Chechnya has begun exercises in which a town captured by illegal armed formations is liberated with the help of drones and close air support.

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A motorized infantry brigade stationed in the Chechen Republic has begun counter-terrorism drills using drones Mi-28 Night Hunter helicopters, the Southern Military District's press service announced.

"The demonstrative exercises involve over 700 servicemen and around 100 units of military equipment, including modernized T-72 tanks, 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled guns, Grad multiple rocket launcher systems, MT-LB multipurpose transporters, as well as the army aviation's Mi-28 Night Hunter helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)," according to the press service.

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With close aerial support from helicopters, servicemen will "practice maneuvering and firing actions to destroy an illegal armed formation" in a simulated town. Meanwhile, drones will conduct reconnaissance and monitor the detachments' actions.

The exercises will take place at the Sernovodsky training grounds in Russia's Stavropol territory, and will continue until March 6.

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