A special training "Search-2019" with the intelligence forces and means of the CSTO member states began in the Republic of Belarus

A special training "Search-2019" with the intelligence forces and means of the CSTO member states began in the Republic of Belarus 14.10.2019 A special training "Search-2019" with the forces and means of intelligence of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states takes place from October 14 to 18 in the Republic of Belarus at the training grounds "Obuz-Lesnovsky", "Domanovsky", "Chepelevo" and "Osipovichsky".

At the opening ceremony, Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, head of the CSTO Joint Staff, said: “In modern conditions, it is difficult to overestimate the importance of intelligence both in peacetime, and at all stages of the emergence and development of a military conflict. Therefore, we pay special attention to the training system of the intelligence units of the armed forces of the CSTO member states in order to increase their interoperability in fulfilling the intended tasks in the collective security regions, developing and mastering new forms and methods of making and management of intelligence. ”

The head of the CSTO Joint Staff noted that in order to achieve these goals, within the training framework it is planned to work out complex and diverse tasks involving almost all types of intelligence. “I am sure that you will be able to fulfill them qualitatively and take another step towards increasing the Organization’s ability to respond to security challenges and threats in a timely manner,” said Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov.

During the training, issues of organizing and conducting intelligence are worked out in the interests of localizing the border armed conflict in the East European region of the Collective Security Treaty Organization collective security.

The training, led by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus for combat command, Major General Igor Korol, is attended by military officers of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan and the CSTO Joint Staff task force. In total, about 2,000 military officers and over 250 pieces of equipment, including aviation, are involved.

Intelligence within the framework of the "Search 2019" involved staffing forces and intelligence equipment of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CSTO CRRF), transferred to the operational subordination to the commander of the military, special, radioelectronic, air, engineering, artillery and radiation, chemical and biological intelligence units, combined-arms units, aviation, missile forces and artillery from the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, as well as units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus.

At four training grounds, the participants of the training will work out practical steps for preparing and withdrawing to designated areas of intlligence units by ground, air, landing and other means, including at night. In the interests of revealing the actions of illegal armed groups and sabotage and reconnaissance groups of a imaginary enemy and their fire damage, military, special, redioelectronic, engineering and artillery intelligence will be conducted.

Units of the six states will also work on organizing ambush forces, blocking illegal armed groups and liberating settlements.

The main objectives of the training are to work out the issues of coordinating the intelligence command bodies of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces), increase their interoperability in the performance of tasks related to the mission in the East European collective security region.

A special training with the forces and means of intelligence of the CSTO member states “Search-2019” is conducted as a part of the joint operational-strategic training “Combat Brotherhood-2019”. The trainings are defined by the Plan for the joint training of control bodies command, and force and means generation of the CSTO collective security system for 2019, approved by decisions of the Council of Ministers of Defense and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
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Joint Press Center of the CSTO special training “Search-2019”


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