In accordance with the exercise’s scenario, the coalition group forces carried out an operation to eliminate a bandit formation. Army aviation helicopters and attack aircraft carried out air strikes, and artillery strikes were also carried out, including by the Grad multiple-launch artillery system. An airborne landing was carried out involving 120 servicemen and 12 armoured personnel carriers each from Russia and China.
In total, around 6,000 servicemen from the SCO member states took part in the Peace Mission 2007 exercises, including around 2,000 from Russia, 1,700 from China, a company each from Kazakhstan and Tajikistan and a special forces platoon from Kyrgyzstan. Troops from Uzbekistan were not involved in the exercise but the Uzbek Armed Forces were represented by 20 officers at the command headquarters.
More than 1,000 units of military equipment were involved in the exercises, including 500 from Russia. The Russian Air Force, in particular, had 6 Il-76 military transport aircraft from the Sixty-First Chief Command Airborne Army (military transport aviation) taking part, as well as 12 Mi-8 helicopters and 12 Mi-24 helicopters (with another eight in reserve) from the Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defences Fifth Army (Yekaterinburg), and eight Su-25 attack planes from the Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defences Fourth Army (Rostov-on-Don).
The Chinese Air Force was represented by six Il-76 planes, eight attack planes, a paratroops company, also part of the Air Force, and 24 helicopters (with another eight in reserve).