About 80,000 people to be involved in Kavkaz-2020 military drill

About 80,000 people to be involved in Kavkaz-2020 military drill

About 80,000 people will be involved in the Kavkaz-2020 command and staff exercise, scheduled to be held in Russia from September 21 to September 26, the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists on Monday, TASS reports. 

"Overall about 80,000 people are expected to be involved in the Kavkaz-2020 strategic command and staff exercise (including combat support units, combat service support units and technical support units, as well as air defense and naval units, and special troops (the Federal National Guard Troops Service and the Ministry for Emergency Situations)," the ministry said.

It said that up to 250 tanks, up to 450 mechanized infantry fighting vehicles and APCs, as well as up to 200 artillery systems and multiple-launch rocket systems will be used in the exercise on firing grounds.

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