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ASTRAKHAN, September 8. /TASS/. About 100 combat aircraft are involved in Combat Commonwealth 2015, a combined exercise of the Common Air Defense System of the CIS countries, Lieutenant-General Pavel Kurachenko, chief of the Main Staff and first deputy commander-in-chief of the Aerospace Forces, said on Tuesday.
"More than 3,000 servicemen, some 100 combat aircraft and over 10 anti-aircraft missile systems are taking part in the exercises," Kurachenko said. "We are planning to use over 50 anti-aircraft missiles, some 100 air bombs and ammunition."
He said that the active phase of the exercise had started at Russia’s Ashuluk range in the Astrakhan region adding that military units from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan are taking part in the drills.
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will take part in the Combat Commonwealth 2015 as observers.
The Combat Commonwealth joint maneuvers are held since 1995.