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ILLEGIB Approved For Release 2001/03/03 : CIA-RDP78TO5439A000400090043-5 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2001/03/03 : CIA-RDP78TO5439A000400090043-5 pproved For Release 20U1703703 C N P IC/R-633/64 August 1964 PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION REPORT 0 TRAINING AREA BREST, USSR ' ,.BELORUSSIAN M Declass Review by NIMA/DOD-c 439A0004 TCS-7369/64 copy 5 7 Pages Handle Via TALENT - KEYHOLE Control Only NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CENTER' This document contains classified Information- affecting the national {curity of the United States within the moaning of the esplonage laws U. S. Cade Title 18, Sections 793 and 794. The law prohibits Its tronsmissiont or the revelation of Its contents In any moaner to on unauthorized person, as well as Its use in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United Stahl. It Is to be seenOnly by personnel esbecIally indoctrinated and authorized to receive TALENT.KEYHOLE Information. Its security. must be maintained in accordance with KEYHOLE and TALENT tegylgHons. I Handle Via TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only TOP SECRET RUB ,e IJ TCS-7369/64 NPIC/R-633/64 PREFACE C3 This report is one in a series on Soviet Ground Force and logistic installations being prepared for a DIA/CIA Panel. The series is being coordinated, pclb1lshed and disseminated by NPIC: Tl -photographic analysis is being performed by the NPIC? Photographic lysis Group, the CIA Photographic Intelligence Division (NPIC), and he Production Center IPic (DIA). The photographic analysis for this particular re- port was performed by the NPIC Photographic Analysis Group. In the interest of uniformity, the titles and letterdesignators for the facilities observed at these installations are identical with those appearing -in the pra}ect_ requiremcsntr_ When a specific-facility is not observed both its title and letter-designator are omitte i)in the report. Titles and letter designators for the various facilities are as follows: (A) railroad service, (B) road service, (C)(landing strips, (D) administrative and troop housing areas, storage reas, (F) am- munition storage areas, (G) POL storage are(ir)a H) othe buildings and facilities, (J) equipment storage/maintenance areas, (K) thletic fields, (L) small arms firing ranges, (M) driver training as, (N) tank/ assault gun firing ranges, (P) flat trajectory firing ranges, (Q) artillery emplacements, (batteries), (R) infantry or eo4ined arms field train- ing area or courses, (S) special training facilities, (T) unidentified facilities or tracking activity. 0 n 0 o 0 0 Q ,TOP SECRET RUFF TOP SECRET RUFF Handle Via TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only TCS-7369/64 NPIC/R-633/64 ? TRAINING AREA (52-01N 023-44E) BREST, BR. STSKAYA OBLAST, USSR BELORUSSIAN MD 25X1 C FIGURE 1. LOCATION OF TRAINING AREA, BREST. TOP SECRET RUFF 0 Handle Via TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only TOP SECRET RUFF Handle Via TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only A training area (Figure 1pis located 9 kil- ometers (km) south-southeast 'of Brest (52-06N 023-41E), adjacent to the Brest Army Camp Southeast (AL-2). The training area .1s not rail served; however, a rail yard and station are? located adjacent to the southeast edge of tht. training area and 25 km southeast of Brest on the Brest-Kovel rail line. The rail-served Brest Army Camp Southeast, at the north ensb, of the training area, may provide service for- the training area. Road sdrvice is provided by the all-weather Brest-Kovel highway which passes through the northwast section of the training area, and the secondary Brest-Wlodawa highway which passes through the northwest section of the training area. The training area (Fide 2) covers ap- proximately 49,675 acres , and extends 24 km alorA the long axis with an average width of 10 km. Most of the training facilities are situated on a. linear series of sand dunes. Dense forest cover and peat bogs comprise the larger part of the area. Facilities in the training area in- clude a small bivouac area, a possible secured support area containing nixie support buildings, two open vehicle/equipment parks, a wheeled- TCS-7369/64 NPIC/R-633/64 vehicle driver training area containing one large closed-circuit course and five figure-8 courses, and a probable tracked-vehicle driver training course. /there are also sixtank/as- s.-ult-gu\firin r ges, two flat-trajectory firing r4nges, twl9. AAA battery emplacements, .tnd a nts.ur T4 oularie d_ ombined-arms fie d pro p- ing are s were erved with three areas of unidentioiec 1 activity present in the one near the west border. The a ea wali~ govered by KEYHOLE missions tween Heavy track activity was observed on all surt~mer photography. An increase in acreage and dee of scarring on the west indicated on coverage. Two of the three unidentified activities at the west com- .bined-arms, area ere added between _ The five figure-8 driver training courses and two of the six 4- position field artillery battery emplacements were first observed on - coverage. The only winter activity observed is the utili- zation of four firm lanes on the tank/assault- Railroad Service. A station and rail yard are located on the southeast edge of the training area and 25 km southeast of Brest on the double track Brest- Kovel rail line. Brest Army Barracks South- east, located at the north "end of the training area, is rail served. Either or both of these facilities may serve the training area. Rood Service The training area is bordered on the east by the all-weather Brest-Kove1' highway and on the west by the secondary Brest-Wlodawa highway. 2 Administrative and Troop Housing Area An undeterm ed number of possible tents are in a small biv\ uac area, Area D. Other Buildings Nine supportr'~uildings are located in Area H. a pos 'bly seb.u ted support area connected by trailsf t d the Brest- W lodawa highway. Equipment) Storgi%g3/Maintenance Arios Area /1 is a 1,450- by 725-foot vehicle/ equipme t park. Three probable rows of possible vehicles were oselt-ved on- coverage. 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D Control System only 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1D Handle Via TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only 25X1 D TOP SECRET R Area J2 is a 725- by 150-foot vehicle/equip- ment park. Two probable rows of possible ve- hicles were observed on - coverage. Driver Training Areas Area Ml is a wheeled-vehicle driver train- ing area. Five figure-8 courses and g rectan- gular closed-circuit driver training course are located in the area. Heavier scarring is present on - photography than on earlier mis- sions. The figure-8 courses were first ob- served on - photography. Area M2 is a probable cracked-vehicle driver training course composed of two parts. The northern part is a closed-circuit mesh pattern located in a sand dune area. The southern part is an elongated oval-shaped course located on flat terrain. Heavy scarring is present on all summer photography. Tank/Assault-Gun Firing Ranges Area N1 is a 1,300-foot range* with three 1,100-foot firing lanes and two moving target rune,** one de- grees right. Area N2 is a 3,900-foot 2,500-foot lanes and six moving targets, one one 90 degrees left, three 20 degrees right, and one . ? Two firing lanes were active bn snow coverage. Area N3 is a 3,900-food range with three 2,300-foot lanes and three moving targets, one 90 degrees right, one 5 degrees right, and one 85 degrees left. Area N4 is a 4,300-foot range with two 1,800-foot lanes and four moving targets, one 180 degrees, one= degrees right, and one , one 135 Area N5 is a 4,300-fool? range with 2,500-foot lanes and one moving target degrees left. Area N6 is a 3,900-foof 25X1 D TCS-7369/64 NPIC/R-633/64 at t and three at 175 degrees left. Two firing lanes were active -snow coverage. .Extensive scarring is observed on ranges N1-6 -during summer months. Winter activity was observed as indicated. Flat-Trojectory Firing Ranges Area P1 is a 4,000-foot range moving et runs,'' one one 85 does right. 25X1 D 25X1 D with two 25X1 D M and Are P2 is a 2,600-foot range with seven moving tar et runs, one 90 degrees right, one 100 degr right, one 100 degrees left, two 45 degrees left, one 40 degrees left, and one 80 degrees right. Exte 4ve ground scarring is observed in both areas tqn all summer photography. Artillery emplace D) appear Area locemisnts (Batteries) contains four 6-gun field artillery 2 contains two 6-gun AAA sites. Emplacemr,nt Q2A appears active, but emplace- ment Q2B is probably abandoned. _ - Area ~23 contains six 4-gun field artillery emplacements. Emplacements Q3A and Q3B appear active. Emplacements Q3C and Q3D are possip y abandoned and emplacements Q3E and Q3F are probably abandoned. The latter two were rst observed on- coverage. Infantry or lCombined-Arms Field Trailing Area or Courses Extentllive scarring and personnel trenches are obser~ed on summer photography in Area 25X1 D R1. Exte t and degree-of scarring is greater 25X1 D on coverage than on earlier sum- mer photography. Extensive scarring and personnel trenches are observed on all summer photography in Area R2. at= - 'The length of a range i? the maximum distance 2,000-foot lanes and four; nerving targets, one "The angle pf the moving target run i. the angle formed b? the target 4n and a perpendicular line from the static fir- ing line to the target run at the control house position. 0 TOP SECRET RU Handle Via TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only N..A. V tM rNr 0r rfCLI C.. 1 5r?'~' Per TOP SECRET?RUFF IT N.t, 11 n4 25X1 D TOP SECRF,T ? RUFF Handle Via TALENT-KEYHOLE Control System Only TOP SECRET RUFF Unidentified Facilities or Tracking Activity Two sets of parallel linear ground scars 4,500 and 4,000 feet long are located on the west side of the combined-arms field training area (Area TI). The longer set has six ground scars and the shorter has five. Nine radiating linear ground scars tiina- nating from a personnel trench extend from the TGS-7369/64 west ed a into the center of the com~ined-arms field tr ~ing area (Area T2). Thijs scarring 25X1 D was a between Fi,we radiating linear ground scars ema- west edge of the center of the combined-arms field tr i g area (Area T3). This scarring was a betwee 25X1 D MAPS OR CHARTS US Air Target Chart, Series 200, Sheet 0168-22HL, 2d ed. Feb 83 (SECRET) 25X1 D 25X1 C 25X1C DOCUMENT DIA. PC 225/1-1-63, Installation List, Soviet Ground Forces, 1 Oct 613 (SECRET/No Foreign Dissem C-RR4-81,111 (partial answgr) REQUIREMENT TOP SECRET ~UFF