East Ukraine conflict claimed nearly 3,000 civilian lives — ICRCWorld August 20, 1:56
Renowned Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky turns 80Society & Culture August 20, 0:48
Netanyahu expects to meet with Putin in Sochi on August 23 — Israeli premier’s officeRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 19, 22:47
Surgut attacker is identified as a local resident - investigationSociety & Culture August 19, 14:09
Combat module containing neural networks may become series in Russia in 2018 — designerMilitary & Defense August 19, 10:44
Russian Head of General Staff Gerasimov hands award weapon to Syrian generalMilitary & Defense August 19, 9:10
German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. Air defense units of Russia’s Aerospace Force have gone on combat duty in new positions as part of the Force’s snap combat readiness check, the Defense Ministry’s press office said on Wednesday.
"As part of a snap combat readiness check of the Aerospace Force, units of the Aerospace Force’s antiaircraft missile and radio-technical troops have arrived at the designated areas. Upon their arrival at the new positions, the crews of radar stations, S-300 and S-400 antiaircraft missile systems carried out maintenance work on their military hardware and went on combat alert," the press office said in a statement.
The units of radio-technical troops have also started transmitting radar data to the command post of an air defense large unit tasked with providing target assignments for destruction by firepower. Mobile combat-mode radars have performed a maneuver to start building up the radar field in unprepared positions, the press office said.
"As the combat crews of radar stations and antiaircraft missile systems detect unidentified aerial targets, air defense patrol fighter jets will be scrambled to classify them or notionally destroy them," the statement said.
The Russian Aerospace Force’s sudden check started in the morning of February 7 by decision of Russian President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin.
The Aerospace Force’s air defense units on combat duty in Moscow and Russia’s Central Industrial District were put on high alert. The personnel of S-300 and S-400 antiaircraft missile systems and also Pantsyr-S missile and gun complexes were alerted in the sudden check.