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Russian Aerospace Force aircraft conduct live missile firing drills in Far East

July 21, 2016, 11:18 UTC+3 KHABAROVSK

The warplanes carried out more than 100 launches of unguided air-to-surface missiles

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Su-34 fighter-bombers

Su-34 fighter-bombers

© Vadim Grishankin/Russian Defence Ministry Press and Information Office/TASS

KHABAROVSK, July 21. /TASS/. Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces has held tactical flight training with live missile firing and night flights in the Khabarovsk Territory, spokesman for the Eastern Military District Colonel Alexander Gordeyev reported on Thursday.

"The aviation regiment of the Eastern Military District, stationed in the Khabarovsk Territory, has completed tactical flight training that involved bomber aircraft", Gordeyev said. He added that the regiment’s aircraft performed, in particular, more than 10 sorties, carried out more than 100 launches of unguided air-to-surface missiles, and the crews of the newest Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers performed training flights at night time.

"The exercise involved the whole airborne and technical engineer personnel of the bomber regiment stationed in the Khabarovsk Territory, as well as military logistics and communications units," the spokesman said.

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