Oriental-2018 is the largest strategic exercise in Russian history, with a large number of weapons and personnel reaching 300,000, more than 1,000 combat aircraft, helicopters and UAVs of all types, and nearly 80 ships. These data are based on the statistical results obtained from all Russian combat mobilization forces. There are not so many participating troops in the major exercise fields.
In the key area of the exercise - Chugor training ground, Russian forces involved in the exercise include about 25,000 people, 7,000 weapons and equipment, 250 aircraft, most of which were transferred from central Russia before the exercise. Although the main phase of the Chugor exercise took only a few hours, preparations for the deployment of Russian troops took a month, which was consistent with the real war situation.
Russian journalists took pictures of the East-2018 Sino-Russian strategic military joint performance, showing the gap between Chinese and Russian weapons from another angle.