Russia and Belarus hold a joint military exercise codenamed Union Shield in September 2015 in
Russian territory, the press-service of the Belarussian Defence Ministry said.
The Allied Command of the regional army group will conduct a staff exercise. Belarussian and Russian troops will practice live missile launches. The Collective Security Treaty Organization in 2015 will hold a series of military exercises: Angry Falcon, Cooperation, Enduring Brotherhood, and Fast Eagle.
Russia in the outgoing year has been very active in testing troops' combat readiness. Inspections have been held of the Western, Central and Eastern military districts and large-scale exercises held with the CIS countries involving the newest hardware and assault groups.
The Space Force, commando units, the Air Force and the Navy have practiced interaction.
Last September's exercise was the largest in the CIS over the past twenty years.
Russia's strategic exercise named East involved 155,000 Russian troops. It was held at twenty sites in Russia in territories equal in size to a third of Europe - the Sakhalin island, the Kamchatka and Chukchi peninsulas, the Primorye Territory and in the Sea of Japan, the
Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea and also the East Siberian and Chukchi seas.
A payload of ten thousand tonnes of rockets, ammunition, fuel and food supplies was airlifted over a distance of 3,000 kilometres.
The aggregate milage of combat vehicles' totalled 200,000 kilometres and of naval ships, 15,000 nautical miles.