Russian military advisors are training artillery units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on precision firing and counter-battery tactics.
On January 14, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Zvezda TV shared footage of the training, which saw SAA troops practicing on target detection and firing with M30 122 mm howitzers and 2B14 Podnos 82 mm mortars.
SAA troops also received training on the 1L271 Aistyonok counter-battery radar. The system can detect moving ground targets at a distance of up to 20 km, mortar posts at a distance of up to 5 km, moving ground equipment at a distance of up to 20 km. It can also adjust artillery fire from 5 to 15 km depending on the conditions.
Last month, an 1L271 Aistyonok radar was spotted in a post of the Russian Military Police near the town of Ain Issa in northern Raqqa.
Russian military advisors have been training SAA troops and pro-government forces since the start of the Russian anti-terrorism operation in Syria in 2015.
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