This year Russia supplied six Mil Mi-8 MTV-5 helicopters and battery of the Tor-M2E missile system. The commander of the Military-air forces and troops of the anti-air warfare of the Armed Forces of Belarus major-general Igor Golub as TASS reported.
‘We received six Mil Mi-8 MTV-5 helicopters and the fourth battery of the Tor-M2E missile system in service in the first half of the year according to the signed agreements with Russia and within the military and technical cooperation for the build of the military forces of our united regional grouping’, Golub claimed.
Also, the Defense Ministry made a contract with the Russian scientific and production Irkut Company for the supply of 12 Su-30 aircrafts from 2018 until 2020 and a contract for the supply of the 59H6-E radar system.
‘All these events aim for the build of our united regional military and force grouping. The regional system of anti-aircraft warfare of Russian and Belarus continues to develop for effective work’, Golub emphasized.
Russia and Belarus hold the joint strategic military drills of the Armed Forces once in two years. This year the drills will start on September 14 and will last until September 20.
The major part of the drills will take place in the territory of Belarus. 10 200 militaries will take part in the drills: 7 200 soldiers from Belarus and about 3000 soldiers from the Armed Forces of Russia. Totally, 12 700 militaries and 680 entities of equipment will take part in the drills.
‘The aim of the drills is to check the capacities of Belarus and Russia in the provision of the military security of the Common State, its readiness to respond to the possible aggression and to increase the coordination of the military authorities, field and aircraft units and detachment of the Armed Forces of both countries’, the Defense Ministry of Belarus noted.