Massive Air Defense Exercises Begin in Siberia, Baltic Sea

Massive Air Defense Exercises Begin in Siberia, Baltic Sea

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Military & Intelligence
13:01 02.02.2015 (updated 13:05 02.02.2015)

Air defense forces will use S-300, S-400 and Buk systems to practice repelling airstrikes and shoot down fighter aircraft in over 50 drills and training exercises.

S-400 Triumph (SA-21 Growler) air defense system
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MOSCOW, February 2 (Sputnik) — The Russian Baltic Fleet’s air defense force repelled an airstrike using S-300 air defense systems, the Western Military District’s press service announced.
“The opposing force’s aircraft have been successfully destroyed with a volley of S-300 anti-air missiles,” the release states. The exercise, in which units conducted marches to assigned areas, where they executed an effective deployment of S-300 air defense systems and performed electronic launches against the targets. The task was made more difficult by having the aircraft attack at varying altitudes and speeds.

Meanwhile, Russian air defense forces began massive exercises in repelling airstrikes and shooting down simulated targets with S-300, S-400 and Buk systems, Colonel Aleksandr Gordeyev, the head of the Eastern Military District’s press service, told journalists.

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“Massive field exercises have begun for air defense bases and units in the Eastern Military District. About 50 drills and training exercises will take place at specialized training grounds in the Republic of Buryatia and in Primorsky region,” Gordeyev announced.

According to Gordeyev, the bigger exercises will take place at the Telemba training base in Buryatia, where servicemen will practice repelling massive airstrikes and launch missiles from S-300, S-400, Buk and Osa systems at simulated targets.

Over 2,000 servicemen and up to 300 units of military equipment will take part in the exercises. Fighter and attack aircraft of the Eastern Military District will also take part.
Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defense System
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Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defense System

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