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ASHULUK MISSILE RANGE (Astrakhan Region), September 10. /TASS/. The troops in Exercise Combat Commonwealth 2015 have launched more than 40 surface-to-air missiles (SAM) against 21 simulated air threats, Air and Space Force Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bondarev told journalists on Thursday.
He added that S-400 Triumph and S-300PS SAM systems (NATO reporting names SA-21 Growler and SA-10 Grumble respectively) and Pantsyr-S SAM/gun systems (SA-22 Greyhound) have operated in the live fire exercise.
"Today, 21 aerial targets simulating hostile aircraft have been launched during the drills of the repelling a simulated mass air raid at the Ashuluk missile range in an exercise of the CIS Combined Air Defense System. They have been engaged with over 40 missiles, with all of the targets eliminated," he said.
About 4,000 personnel, more than 100 combat planes and over 10 SAM systems are being used in the drills at the Ashuluk range in Russia and at Sary Shagan in Kazakhstan, Bondarev concluded.