Training of air defense forces of CIS countries start in Armenia
Training of air defense forces of CIS countries start in Armenia –
Yerevan /Mediamax/. Joint trainings of forces and staff of joint air defense system of CIS countries started in Armenia. Anti-aircraft and air subdivisions of Russian military base of South Military District and Armenian Armed Forces take part in them.
During the command trainings, issues of interaction of CIS Joint Air Defense system on detecting, intercepting and destroying conventional air rivals, covering air borders and subdivisions stationed in the republic and supporting aircrafts in distress are worked out, the press service of the South Military District reports.
About 25 unites of air equipment – MiG-29, Su-25 fighters and Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters- over 100 unites of special military equipment of anti-aircraft rocket subdivisions and over 500 military servicemen take part in the trainings. They are assigned to fulfill the exercise and military tasks of destroying about 30 control targets all in all.
‘We fly by two or flights of three planes. Almost the whole air staff from the second class is trained to hold maneuver air battles within a pair. Besides, two flights of three planes are prepared for the maneuver battle. All the pilots are capable to carrying out the battle by themselves’, stated the Commander of ‘Erebuni’ Russian Air Base, Colonel Alexander Petrov.