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MOSCOW, October 26. /TASS/. Around 100 aircraft, radar troops and air defense forces from seven ex-Soviet states took part in the Joint Air Defense System drills on Wednesday.
The drills are taking place in the air space of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia. The exercise involves strategic bombers Sukhoi Su-27, Mikoyan MiG-29, MiG-31, Sukhoi Su-24, Su-34, Su-25 war planes as well as Mi-8 and Kamov Ka-27 helicopters. Airborne early warning and control system aircraft A-50 were also involved, steering Russian, Kazakhstani and Belarusian fighter jets towards supersonic targets.
As for the air defense component, missile forces of the participating countries carried out about 200 simulated launches of antiaircraft missiles, including from S-300 Favorit and S-400 Triumf air defense systems.