The exercises are the final stage of «Battle Brotherhood 2017» and are defensive.
During the exercises, which will be held in close proximity to the Afghan border at five ranges of the Tajik Armed Forces, tactical episodes with live firing and extensive use of aviation and air defense will be played out. The detachments and military units of all CSTO member countries —
It is a total of more than 5,000 servicemen, 60 aircrafts and helicopters, over 1,500 units of weapons, military and special equipment, including Iskander missile systems, long-range and front-line aircrafts.
The CSTO Secretary General Yury Khachaturov will participate in the active phase of the exercises.