About 6 thousand people and 750 pieces of equipment will take part in exercises of the logistics system of the Russian army in late August, Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov told journalists on Friday.
“From August 24 to August 29, six Russian regions will host large-scale complex special teachings of the logistics system of the military department. The purpose of the exercise is to develop a comprehensive support of troops (forces) in the Central Asian strategic direction,” – said Bulgakov, who was appointed the head of the maneuvers.
According to him, these exercises complete a range of combat trainings of control units, formations, military logistics units in comprehensive support of groups of troops and are a preparatory stage of the strategic command-staff exercise “Center-2015”. “The exercise will involve about 6,000 servicemen and 750 pieces of weapons, military and special equipment, including dozens of pieces of aircraft,” – said Bulgakov.