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Su-27 fighter aircraft will hit targets during military exercises in Kaliningrad region

June 14, 2014, 5:46 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 14. /ITAR-TASS/. The Su-27 crews of the Russian Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation that are taking part in the military exercises in the Kaliningrad region on Saturday will shoot at air targets imitating the air assault weapons of an imaginary enemy, the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry told Itar-Tass.

“Each air crew will have to independently detect the target at a distance of dozens of kilometers with the use of radar sights and airborne stations,” the Russian Defence Ministry went on to say.

Upon detection and chasing of the air targets, the fighter aircraft pilots will have to destroy the imaginary target. The pilots will shoot the targets individually and or as part of a pair in daytime and at night, the Russian Defence Ministry clarified.

“SAB-250 flare bombs delivered by the Su-24 frontline bomber of the Baltic fleet naval aviation will be used as the air targets,” the Russian Defence Ministry said.

The Russian Defence Ministry announced the start of military exercises involving the Baltic Fleet forces, the Airborne Troops and the Russian Air Force in Russia’s Kaliningrad region on June 10. They are taking place alongside with NATO military exercises that are under way in the three Baltic States as well as in the Baltic Sea off the coasts of Sweden and Denmark. About 6,000 troops are being involved in the NATO maneuvers.

The number of troops, arms and military hardware involved in the exercises in the Kaliningrad region is comparable to the number of troops, weapons and military hardware taking part in the border exercises of NATO countries.

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