The 11th Mechanised Brigade took an endurance test by overcoming a water barrier through the river Neman under difficult weather conditions, assisted by engineering team specialists. Next, the unit moved to a tactical exercise area at the Gozhsky firing range. During the exercise, assessed by Defence Minister Andrei Ravkov, much attention is paid to testing the readiness of weaponry, as well as of military and special equipment for combat use in various conditions, including low temperatures.
A comprehensive combat readiness testing of the Armed Forces has kicked off in Belarus following the corresponding decision of Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov. The events are supervised by head of the Armed Forces General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister Oleg Belokonev. Some military units and subdivisions have already been given a standby order. The testing will assess the readiness and capability of performing the corresponding tasks by both military units and subdivisions as well as all associated subsystems, including administrative and technical support services. Major efforts will be focused on full and timely overall support of military units and subdivisions in permanent dispositions and areas of military training missions. The comprehensive combat readiness testing will be wrapped up with tactical exercises and field firing.