Military maneuvers Center-2011 that took place in Kazakhstan consisted of two parts such as confronting the attack of the amphibious assault landing and defending against the ground posture.
Unfortunately, at the last moment it was decided to reduce the scope of military exercises. As a result, not many military forces were involved. Waterboats with frogmen are reaching the coast.
A border squad and an assault battalion are joining the battle with military swimmers.
Soldiers of the marine infantry battalion are acting as border patrol agents.
After the military swimmers are annihilated the border patrol agents start working with a mine obstacle using Mi-8MT helicopter.
Meanwhile, a military action between Kazakhstani ships and ships of their enemies took place in the sea. The opposing side left itself vulnerable to artillery fire. That was not a real fight as both sides only shot blank. An air fight and air striking were noted several times as well.
The breach party is reaching the coast.
The marine infantry battalion located on the coast are ready to receive the blow on its side.
The armored vehicle.
The breach parties are setting clearing marks marking a safe road to the coast.
The opponents are launching the attack.
The artillery battery is attacking the enemies by fire in response.
Landing parties are reaching the coast.
The obscuring smoke must hide the coming landing party and make an effect of fire difficult.
Putting ashore is also accompanied by usage of obscuring smoke.
Helicopters of the opposing side are launching a bombing attack.
Anti-aircraft gunners are firing at air targets.
Basic landing forces are trying to land.
What a nice target!
A storm boat.
Waiting for the paratroopers to land.
The marine infantry battalion is executing a fire.
Fire of the military defense is too strong to handle.
The last heroes are killed.
Now let’s have a look at the defensive action and subsequent counterattack. The scheme of the coming fight is presented in the picture.
The motor-rifle brigade is launching a counteroffensive.
Kazakhstani brigades are small in number and include about 1500 soldiers. Both conscripts and contractors are employed. Conscripts are never made to draw duty together with those who has a rich military experience. By the way, their outfits don’t look alike which can never be found in the Russian army.
The marine infantry battalion.
Shooters in the middle are using camouflage coats.
The Red Crescent is used to denote medical units. The bags with Red Cross were available at Soviet times.
The Minister of Defense is presenting a military swimmer with a valuable gift.
Russian infantry battalion.
Soldiers use French electronics of the Thales Group.
The Kazakhstani general.