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    Over 5,000 Russian servicemen from missile troops and artillery units have started combat training at seven ranges of the Southern Military District, the district's press service said in a statement Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the statement, the combat training will be held at the ranges of Tarskoye, Gvardeets, Dzartsemi, Sernovodskoye, Kapustin Yar, Dalny, and Alpiysky with the participation of the servicemen from the North Caucasus and South Ossetia.

    "During the field training, which will last until September 16, the servicemen will practice firing from the Iskander-M tactical missile system, <…> Gvozdika, Akatsiya, Msta-S and Msta-B self-propelled howitzers, Grad, Tornado-G and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems, Shturm-S self-propelled antitank missiles, 120-mm Podnos and Sani mortars, engaging individual and group targets at different distances," the statement reads.

    The artillery units will also use Orlan unmanned aerial vehicles for correcting fire, according to the press service.


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