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Russian Air Defenses to Conduct Large-Scale Exercises

15.07.2015 17:35

Russian Air Defense Forces will conduct extensive exercises from 31 August to 4 September in the Astrakhan region.

The drills will include guidance and combat firing from a variety of weapons. More than 1500 soldiers and 700 pieces of equipment will take part in the training, reports the press service of the Southern Military District.

"The active phase of the field drills will be held at the last stage — from 31 August to 4 September, during which the units will undergo training of fire control and firing of all weapons in combat situations.To impersonate an imaginary enemy, tactical aviation aircraft are planned to make more than 100 flights," the statement read.