BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Algerian state television broadcast footage on Tuesday of the Algerian army’s maneuvers in the Tindouf state in the southern part of the country.
During the maneuvers near the Moroccan border, the Algerian army showcased its military arsenal, including its large amount of Russian-made weapons.
The maneuvers, titled “Al-Hazm 2021” , took place on Sunday and Monday, under the supervision of the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army.
For about a quarter of an hour, Algerian television broadcast scenes of the maneuvers in which live ammunition was used, and the latest version of the Russian Kornet anti-tank missile.
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The Russian-made Shilka self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon also participated in the maneuvers and was able to hit targets with high accuracy.
The T-90 tanks were also displayed during these military drills, as Algeria boasts one of the largest tank units in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Also on hand were Russian-made Mi- 28NM combat aircraft, which provided air cover for the ground forces.
These exercises are part of the evaluation of the first phase of the combat preparation program for the year 2020-2021, according to a statement by the Algerian Ministry of Defense.
Also, among its objectives is to train commanders to lead operations and develop their knowledge in planning and implementing their military objectives.