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Collective Rapid Reaction Force

Collective Rapid Reaction Force
Emblem of the CSTO
Active February 4, 2009 –
Country  Armenia
 Belarus
 Kazakhstan
 Kyrgyzstan
 Russia
 Tajikistan
Allegiance CSTO
Branch Spetsnaz,
Airborne forces,
Marine forces
Type Combined arms
Joint Staff Moscow

Collective Rapid Reaction Force (Collective Security Treaty Organization member states. CRRF was created in 2009 with the general purpose to counter a limited military aggression against CSTO member states, to fight against terrorism and drug trafficking.

History

The agreement on creation of Collective Rapid Reaction Force was signed by the presidents of all CSTO states except Belarus during a summit in Moscow on February 4, 2009. Belarus joined the agreement on October 20, same year.

The first joint exercises of CRRF were held in October 2009 at Matybulak firing range in Kazakhstan near the border with China.[1]

Composition

According to Russian media, CRRF currently comprises following units:

See also

References

  1. ^ Russian, Kazakh pilots to hone live-firing skills prior to CSTO drills

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
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