Up to 950 military vehicles, including tanks, artillery systems, warplanes to take part in Russia-Belarus joint exercise
ST. PETERSBURG. July 23 (Interfax) - Up to 950 items of military equipment, including more than 230 tanks, 240 artillery systems and up to 70 warplanes will be involved in the Union Shield 2019 joint exercise of Russian and Belarusian armed forces in the Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia's Western Military District Commander Col. Gen. Alexander Zhuravlyov said.
"Main weaponry systems will amount to up to 950 items of military equipment, including more than 230 tanks, 240 guns, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars, and up to 70 airplanes," Zhuravlyov said.
The Russian side will provide the bulk of the equipment: almost 200 tanks, 360 armored vehicles, up to 190 multiple-launch rocket systems, artillery systems and mortars, and 55 warplanes and helicopters, he said.