RUSSIAN MILITARY IN ABKHAZIA, ARMENIA HOLD "INTENSIVE" EXERCISES

Interfax
Aug 29 2012
Russia

Servicemen of the Russian military base in Abkhazia are learning how
to fire howitzers at targets in the mountains, Interfax-AVN quoted
the press service of the Southern Military District.

"At the Russian military base in the Republic of Abkhazia intensive
exercise involving firing and fire control with artillery subunits
is under way," said a statement received by the agency on 29 August.

It notes that the exercise is being carried out on simulators that
imitate firing from Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers and Grad multiple
launch rocket systems.

Also, according to the press service, at the Russian military base
in Armenia over 150 communication personnel and about 30 units of
hardware are involved in a field exercise.