Southern Military District

Warships of Caspian Flotilla leave for naval drills

Warships of Caspian Flotilla leave for naval drills

Some 20 warships of the Caspian Flotilla have left their home basis in Russia's Dagestan for naval drills in the Caspian Sea, the Russian Southern Military District said on Thursday. "A heterogeneous grouping of the naval …

Tactical drills kick off in Russia’s south

Tactical drills kick off in Russia’s south

Troops belonging to Russia’s Southern Military District will take part in more than 30 bilateral company tactical exercises in the coming weeks, which have kicked off at 15 training ranges in the country’s south, the Southern Military …

Combat readiness inspection kicks off in Russia’s south

Combat readiness inspection kicks off in Russia’s south

Military units of Russia’s Southern Military District were put on high alert within a combat readiness inspection, the District’s press office told journalists Tuesday, adding that over 6,000 servicemen were dispatched to proving …

Two new divisions to be set in Russia’s south in 2022

Two new divisions to be set in Russia’s south in 2022

The effort of setting up two new divisions in Russia’s south will be completed this year, the press office of the Southern Military District reported on Wednesday, citing Southern Military District Commander Alexander Dvornikov. …

Triggered catapult throws out Su-30SM crew in Crimea

Triggered catapult throws out Su-30SM crew in Crimea

Yesterday, two pilots ejected from a Su-30SM fighter on the ground at the Saki military airfield in Crimea, a source in the security forces informed today. “On Friday at 18:50, pilots from the Su-30SM were bailed out at the Saki …

Large-scale drills kick off in south Russia

Large-scale drills kick off in south Russia

Large-scale command and staff drills have kicked off in south Russia involving 8,200 troops, the press office of the Southern Military District reported. "The combat training measures involve large units and military formations of …

Servicemen take part in snap checks in Chechnya

Servicemen take part in snap checks in Chechnya

Two regiments of the 42nd motorized rifle division stationed in Chechnya took part in snap checks, the press service of the Southern Military District said. "Over 2,000 servicemen marched to the assigned area surrounded by …

 Crimea's S-400 combat teams hold air defense drills

Crimea's S-400 combat teams hold air defense drills

The combat teams of a battalion of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems stationed in Crimea redeployed launchers, practiced detecting targets and destroyed a notional enemy’s air attack weapons in drills, representative of the Black …

Russia to deploy S-400 missiles on Crimea by end of year

Russia to deploy S-400 missiles on Crimea by end of year

Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula by the end of the year, spokesman for the Russian Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev said. The new S-400 systems would be …

Caspian Flotilla to be reinforced in new Dagestan base

Caspian Flotilla to be reinforced in new Dagestan base

The Caspian Flotilla will receive new ships, aircraft and a naval infantry regiment in a new naval base in Dagestan, commander of the Caspian Flotilla Rear Admiral Sergei Pinchuk said. "The Caspian …

Russia and Pakistan to hold joint military drills

Russia and Pakistan to hold joint military drills

Russian-Pakistani military drills "Friendship 2018" will be held in the mountains of Pakistan from October 21 until November 4, head of the Russian Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev said. "The …

Southern Military District uses Syrian war experience

Southern Military District uses Syrian war experience

More than 1,500 drills are held annually in the Southern Military District (SMD), which contribute to improving the fighting efficiency of personnel, the commander of the troops of South Ossetia, Alexander Dvornikov said. He added that …

Ships of Caspian flotilla train to repair holes  

Ships of Caspian flotilla train to repair holes  

Crews of the Caspian Flotilla ships conducted damage control exercises in Kaspiysk, the head of the press service of the Southern Military District, Vadim Astafiev, reported. According to him, the drills were to reveal the readiness of …

Russia strengthens air defense in North Caucasus

Russia strengthens air defense in North Caucasus

The newest anti-aircraft missile system S-300V4 and air defense missile system Buk-M3 went to the air defense units of the Southern Military District in the North Caucasus, the head of the press service of the South-Eastern Military District …