Western Military DistrictUnits of Central Subordination
Units of Central Subordination
|130th Separate Semenovsky Regiment||Moscow|
|154th separate Preobrazhensky regiment||Moscow|
|449th Separate Fireworks Division||Vatutinko|
|2nd Separate SPETSNAZ Brigade||Promezhits|
|16th Separate SPETSNAZ Brigade||Tambov|
|49th Air Defense Brigade||Elnya|
|53rd Air Defense Brigade||Kursk|
|202nd Air Defense Brigade||Naro-Fomisnk|
|79th MLRS Brigade||Tver|
|7th Separate Engineer Regiment||Belev (Tula)|
|145th Engineer Regiment||?|
|27th NBC Defense Brigade||Kursk|
|39th Separate Signal ELINT Brigade OsN||Orenburg|
|82nd Separate ELINT Brigade (OSNAZ)||Vyazma|
|146th Separate ELINT Brigade (OSNAZ)||St Petersburg|
|146th Separate ELINT Brigade OsN||Bugry|
|16th Separate ECM Brigade||Kursk|
|1st C3 Brigade||Sertolovo|
|119th Logistics Brigade||Orlovskie Dvoriki|
Also subordinate to the General Staff are the 2nd and 16th Spetsnaz Brigades, stationed in Pskov and Tambov, respectively. The units are tasked with conducting long-range reconnaissance, target acquisition, and diversionary operations behind enemy lines (especially against high-value targets). Despite their subordination to a higher echelon, in times of war the brigades are tasked with conducting special operations within the Western MD areas of responsibility.
An additional force multiplier comes in the form of the 15th and 16th Independent EW Brigades (Stroitel and Kursk). They have proved their effectiveness, or Russian EW capability, in the conflicts to which their personnel have been deployed.
The 202nd Air Defense Brigade deployed at Naro-Fominsk provides army-level air defense coverage of army groupings against aircraft and cruise and ballistic missiles. The unit is equipped with the self-propelled S-300V4 theater air defense system, which can engage targets at ranges of up to 350 km and altitudes of 40 km (24 miles). The system’s engagement umbrella was increased twofold over that of its predecessor through the introduction of “new technologies and hardware” and implementation of an automated battle management system.
Lastly, the 27th NCB Defense Brigade, which provides theater-level NCB defense protection and camouflage capability, is in Kursk.
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