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    Russian Servicemen Holding Planned Drill at Base in Armenia - Military District

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    The servicemen from the Russian Southern Military District's military base in Armenia set out for a planned combat drill at two high-altitude ranges, the district's press service said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to the district's statement, several branches of the military, including reconnaissance and tank troops, were practicing responding to aviation attacks, negotiating snow-covered terrain, debris and traversing zones controlled by a simulated enemy special operation teams.

    The statement added that the air defense units would be using Buk missile systems, MiG-29 fighter jets, Mi-8MTV and Mi 24P helicopters during the drill.

    Military engineers will build fortifications and communications teams will establish mobile communications hubs as part of the exercise, according to the statement.

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