Unannounced inspection of the Southern, Western and Central Military Districts, the Northern Fleet, the Main Command of the Aerospace Forces and the Airborne Troops Command
(Source: Russia Ministry of Defence; issued Aug 25, 2016)
On August 25-31, 2016, an unannounced inspection of the Southern, Western and Central Military Districts, the Northern Fleet, the Main Command of the Aerospace Forces and the Airborne Troops Command is held upon the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

The Russian Defence Minister ordered to check within 24 hours the capability of troops to perform missions under conditions of full combat alert; then – to deploy formations and units at the assigned ranges and training areas, to prepare for training task performance.

During the redeployment of troops, readiness of the Southern MD to deploy self-sufficient groupings within short time limits for localization of crisis situations is to be estimated.

The effort escalation capabilities of Central and Western MDs in the south-west strategic direction are to be checked.

Mobilization readiness and capabilities to perform missions of territorial defence and mobilization of separate military administrative bodies are to be inspected.

The full procedure of preparation of the Armed Forces for protection of national interests in case of security treat is to be carried out.

Industrial enterprises in cooperation with the federal executive authorities, executive authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation, are to practice issues of interservice planning, organization of interaction as well as performance of mobilization tasks.

Deployment of field mobile command centres of formations and units with modern automated systems must provide continuous and steady control over the troops in the course of marches.

Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov is ordered to inform foreign military attachés of the unannounced complex combat readiness inspection.

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