Russia begins air force tactical drills in Siberia

March 17, 2015 2:00 am 

MOSCOW, March 16 — Russian fighter jets and ground support aircraft will practice penetration of "enemy's" air defenses during a month-long exercise in Siberia, the Eastern Military District said Friday.

"During the drills Su-30SM fighter jets and Su-25 attack aircraft will practice interoperability in penetration of air defenses and joint attacks on communications networks behind enemy lines," the district's press service said in a statement.

The month-long drills will involve 2,000 personnel and over 30 aircraft.

Earlier in the day, press service said that Russian signals troops had begun communications field exercises in nine regions of the Eastern Military District.

Russia's Defense Ministry said in December 2014 that at least 4,000 military drills were planned to take place in 2015 in the country. (PNA/Sputnik)



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