Collective Rapid Reaction Force

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Collective Rapid Reaction Force
Emblem of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.svg
Emblem of the CSTO
FoundedFebruary 4, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-02-04)
Country Armenia
 Belarus
 Kazakhstan
 Kyrgyzstan
 Russia
 Tajikistan
AllegianceFlag of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.svg CSTO
BranchSpetsnaz,
Airborne forces,
Marine forces
TypeCombined arms
Joint StaffMoscow

Collective Rapid Reaction Force (Russian: Коллективные силы оперативного реагирования, КСОР; KSOR) is a joint combined arms task force comprising independent military units from the 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[edit]

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[edit]

According to Russian media, CRRF currently comprises following units:[citation needed]

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