17.09.2012. On Ashuluk range (Astrakhan region). Within SKSHU "Caucasus-2012" began the practical conduct of the troops in the area of responsibility of the 49th Army with the assistance of government departments and the 5th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 20th Army of the Western Military District, as well as landing Assault Battalion of the 7th Airborne Division.
The objectives of the event is to improve the skills of commanders and staffs in the planning and implementation of the troops in the valleys and steppe areas, to the practice of commanders and staffs in planning and conducting special operations command and control.
Tactical combat scenes are played out in several stages. In the first phase, carried out at the site Ashuluk concentration of troops in a war zone.
Division 5th Motorized Rifle Brigade moved, under the doctrine, to the Office of the 49th Army of the Southern Military District. September 17 management units of the army and separate motorized rifle brigade nominated in the concentration area.
Air Assault Battalion of the 7th Airborne Division troops in the opposite side of the marches in the upcoming area of fighting and starts to prepare the defense.
Completed a concentration in a war zone with the conduct of activities in preparation for combat missions.