Representatives of six countries – Armenia, Belarus, China, Myanmar, Pakistan and Iran – will take part in the Caucasus-2020 strategic command-and-staff exercises. Representatives of Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Sri Lanka are invited as observers, the Ministry of Defense reported on Sunday, September 13.
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About 80 thousand people will be involved in the exercises. At the same time, the maximum number of personnel involved in military units will be about 13 thousand servicemen.
Participants of the strategic exercises “Kavkaz-2020” will be provided with clean energy. Wind generators and solar power plants are deployed in the fields. During the exercise, the military will check how effectively they can be used in the army and what facilities they can provide with stable electricity.
The exercises will be held from 21 to 26 September under the leadership of the Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov. Issues of ensuring military security in the southwest of Russia will be worked out.
The main actions will unfold at the ranges of the Southern Military District, as well as in the waters of the Black and Caspian Seas. Up to 250 tanks and 450 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, about 200 artillery systems and multiple launch rocket systems will be involved.