4,000 SERVICEMEN TO PARTICIPATE IN CSTO MILITARY DRILL
Interfax News Agency
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
March 11, 2008
Around 4,000 servicemen are to participate in the Frontier-2008
command-post drill of the Collective Security Treaty Organization
(CSTO,) to be held in Armenia and Russia in the summer and autumn.
"Armored vehicles, cannon artillery, missile systems, army, attack
and fighter aircraft, air defense weapons and engineering and liaison
units will be involved," Maj. Gen. Vitaly Kormiltsev in charge of
the CSTO’s joint headquarters’ tactical and combat training tasks,
"The drill is ranked as a brigade-level exercise," the general said.
The troops to be involved in the drill will only act as "conditional
forces," he said.
The Frontier-2008 is a command-post exercise, not force-on-force
maneuvers, Kormiltsev said.