Army readiness exercise begins in Belarus

The Belarusian Armed Forces have started a complex exercise to check combat readiness of a number of army units, representatives of the Belarusian Defense Ministry told.

The Belarusian army readiness exercise began on 30 January. The exercise is supposed to improve the combat readiness of Belarusian army units to carry out their missions. It will improve the cohesive operation of military administration bodies, the ability of commanding officers to manage their troops in various circumstances, and the ability of army units to prepare for carrying out their assigned missions within a specified timeframe.

Various army units will be involved in the combat readiness exercise. The national air defense system will be tested with control targets. A dynamic environment will be created for the troops involved. Their knowledge of military hardware and materiel will be tested as well as the ability to act with limited time and information. About 30 Belarusian army units will be tested. About 3,000 reservists will be recalled to active duty for the duration of the exercise, too.