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Russia holds large-scale aerospace defense drills June 17-19

June 17, 2014, 14:45 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The Clear Sky exercise involves air defense units protecting Moscow and the central industrial region of Russia
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S-400 Triumf defense system

S-400 Triumf defense system

© ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov

MOSCOW, June 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s anti-aircraft and space defense force is conducting a large-scale three-day exercise on June 17-19.

A hypothetical enemy’s massive air raids will be simulated with the maximum possible number of cruise missiles and aircraft. Aerospace defense force spokesperson Alexei Zolotukhin has said the exercise will be “of the highest degree of complexity”.

Air targets will be simulating practically a likely enemy’s all means of air and space attack varying in altitudes, speed, jamming resources and maneuverability. The air defense force will be using the S-400 Triumf and S-300 Favorit air defense systems, Pantsyr-S anti aircraft guns, Kasta-2.2 radars and Fundament-M automation system.

The Clear Sky exercise involves air defense units protecting Moscow and the central industrial region of Russia.

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