Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

We are on the training ground of the Primorye Region of Russia to see how marines of the Pacific Fleet conduct battalion tactical exercises with live fire.

They had to defense “their” coast from sea landing of the imaginary enemy.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

According to the training plan the enemy is attacking from the sea.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Separate air assault battalion completed the task of the secretive advance to the area.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Black berets created three lines of defense.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Such a device is used for artillery fire control.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The first offensive stroke is made by the battery of 122-mm self-propelled gun systems “Carnation”.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

It’s not easy to hit such a target but the “Carnations” successfully perform the task.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The commanders are making necessary adjustments and setting goals.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Next “fire” command!

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Smokescreen provides covering for the troops and they change their position.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Mortar battery leaves the first line.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Marines, using all their firepower, were trying to hinder the marines and airborne assault.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Infantry forces are coming.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

On the second line of defence they wait for the infantry forces to leave the dangerous zone.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Ready for the fire!

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Portable anti-aircraft missile system 9K338 “Igla-S” is designed to hit low-flying targets of different types.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The enemy was welcomed the way it deserved! The RPG-7 and 82 mm mortars produced a flurry of shots.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The third line of defence.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The anti-tank missile complexes “Fagot” are preparing to attack the remaining forces of the imaginary enemy.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

“Fagot” is the Russian portable anti-tank missile system with semi-automatic command guidance on the wire.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The marines are approaching the enemy having left the battery of the 82 mm battalion mortars behind.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

And here’s when the war started!

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The defete of the enemy is almost complete.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The gunners are going back under the cover of the mortar men.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The mortar men.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

The way back.

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

Attacking the Imaginary Enemy

For the tactical exercises there were used more than 300 marine soldiers of the Pacific Fleet, about thirty units of special military equipment (122 mm self-propelled artillery systems “Carnation”, 82 mm battalion mortars, complexes of anti-tank guided missiles “Fagot”).

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5 thoughts on “Attacking the Imaginary Enemy”

    • Not happy, but essential, any military anywhere in the world must be battle ready in at any weather. That’s why training is important, to get people used to conditions and know exactly when and where to position themselves against the enemy.

      It’s a sucky ass job, but they all have to do it.

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