Understanding units and bases in Russia's Western Military District

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The case study that follows demonstrates how you can explore the organisation and order of battle for a particular unit or base in Russia's Western Military District. 

View Russian bases as a geospatial layer

Bases can be filtered by type and narrowed down by criteria such as unit name, number of runways, operator service type and more. Here we focus on a particular unit - the 1st Guards Tank Army, where we are shown the bases that the units within this army are located. By choosing a location, in this example Mulino West, you can quickly understand the equipment in operation by the units that operate from the chosen base. 

Russia geospatial layer

 

Explore military units and their position in the military administrative hierarchy

Dive deeper into the ORBAT using Janes units and bases relationship tool. Drill down into the family hierarchy to view the immediate hierarchy of the chosen unit. The full hierarchy is also one click away, revealing where the regiment sits within the overall organisational structure of the Russian military.

Russia ORBAT

 

The connectivity of this content means you can quickly understand where your chosen unit sits within the overall organisational structure of the Russian military. 

ORBAT Russian hierarchy

 

Understand the equipment in operation at your chosen base

Examine the capabilities of the Mulino West base by identifying the equipment being operated by the 288th Artillery Brigade. Here we look to understand the capabilities of the Msta-S, along with its role, type and operating countries. View the platform in more detail using Janes equipment explorer to gain insight into its specifications, manufacturers, and access inventories data to understand where else it operates across the globe.

Msta-S  examination


Examine the onboard weapons and systems of a piece of Russian equipment using wider data connections

In this example we will look at the Krasnopol guided projectile system that is onboard the Msta-S. Access wider metadata, including details of the weapon supplier, specifications, along with further news and analysis on wider Russian ammunition capability. 

Weapons and systems MSTA-S

 

Using a combination of Janes content, quickly and easily explore the bases, units and capabilities of Russia's Western Military District.

  • Insight into the military units located at your chosen base.
  • Understand where your chosen unit fits within the country’s overall military structure.
  • Technical specification and capability data for equipment operated out of your chosen base.

 

 

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