More than 100 training exercises involving missile training scheduled for 2017
Ukraine's Ministry of Defense during 2017 plans to conduct more than 100 military exercises involving missile (ground-to-air) defense units. Live-fire drills using the ground-to-air Buk-M1 system will be held in Kherson region," Defense Ministry of Ukraine spokesman Dmytro Gutsuliak has said.
"For ensuring the integration of missile defense units we plan about 50 tactical training exercises involving brigade command and control points, regiments and regular units, as well as 25 tactical exercises using ground-to-air missile systems Buk-M1, as well as around 35 special tactical drills with support units," he said during a briefing in Kyiv on Friday.
Gutsuliak said during the Cyber Guardian-2017 multinational training exercise at Shabla training grounds in Bulgaria, ground-to-air S-300 missile systems will take part in tactical live-fire exercises. At the Yahorlyk training area in Kherson region the Buk-M1 will take part in live-fire training, he added.
Special radar platoons and radio-electronic equipment of Ukraine's Air Force will monthly practice deployment maneuvers in new regions, and there will be a number of tactical special training drills involving the deployment of unmanned aviation vehicles (UAVs).
"Foreign military instructors of NATO member-states will take part in the training exercises, he said.