RIA Novosti reports that, starting tomorrow, the Defense Ministry will test its developmental Unified Tactical Level Command and Control System (YeSU TZ or ЕСУ ТЗ) on its range at Alabino in Moscow Oblast until 23 October.
This is not the first time the system’s been tested, but a Ground Troops spokesman says:
“In the course of the exercises for the first time the capability of the given system to support the work of sub-unit [battalion and below] command and control organs equipped with its command and control stations [YeSU TZ] will be tested in the course of combined arms combat.”
As is often the case, the 5th Independent Taman Motorized Rifle Brigade will be used in the testing. Command and control for the brigade will also employ “new technical means.”
Proposals and recommendations on the use of the automated system will be made for combat regulations based on the results of the exercise. Mi-24 helicopters, Su-25 aircraft, and Russian-produced UAVs will also participate.
Here’s a nice photo report on the exercise mentioned. Also has some nice videos of the training stations. I wonder how many times a 12-month conscript will have a training day like this?