Training and tactical military drills held in Turkmenistan

Training and tactical military drills held in Turkmenistan

Demonstration tactical military drills with live firing were held on June 13, with the participation of the President of Turkmenistan, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, at one of the ranges of the Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan.

This year, the personnel of the Armed Forces and other types of troops of Turkmenistan strengthens the potential for confronting modern transnational threats. Special attention was paid to the use of new types of weapons, military equipment, tactical techniques. The most spectacular moments of the exercises occurred at the training sessions of special forces and the maneuvers of pilots of the Air Force of the country.

A modern assault military unit, which entered service with the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, was demonstrated for the first time at the drill.

The newest weapons were tested by artillery and air defense forces. So, on the first attempt, the “enemy” aircraft was successfully hit, which, according to the scenario, violated the state border. The task was performed using a rocket launcher, which automatically conducts an independent search for moving air targets.

During the exercises the troops used machine guns, rockets and bombs, which hit conditional convoys and military equipment. Steep turns of supersonic fighters and machine-gun fire of helicopters echoed in their ears. First, the sound reaches you from afar, and only then – the shock wave, which slightly “pushes” on the viewing platform.

Steep turns of fighters, powerful explosions of war projectiles and deafening machine-gun bursts showed a high material and technical equipment of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan. The combat proficiency of the servicemen could be assessed by observing the training of fighters of special-purpose groups who had set up a conditional town and a gas processing plant from the “enemy”.

Eziz OVEZOV,

«Milli goshun»