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S-300, S-400 air defense complexes to be used in CIS exercise near Astrakhan in September

March 11, 2015, 12:38 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Officials representing the armed forces of the countries have discussed preparations for the exercise and cooperation in training officers for the common air defense system of the CIS
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MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. Air defense systems S-300 Favorit and S-400 Triumf, as well as combined medium-range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system Pantsir will be used in the CIS exercise Combat Commonwealth-2015, Air and Space Forces spokesman Colonel Alexey Zolotukhin said on Wednesday.

Officials representing the armed forces of the countries affiliated with the common air defense of the CIS have discussed preparations for the exercise, to be held at the Ashuluk test site, near Astrakhan, in September.

"The officers looked into the specifics of training specialists with the use of special simulators in the uses of the S-400 and S-300 complexes and the Pantsir combined system, to be involved in the forthcoming joint exercise," Zolotukhin said.

Also, the theme was raised of cooperation in training officers for the common air defense system of the CIS. The outlook was considered of developing the common defense, automating the control of troops in repelling massive air attacks, warding off the threat of terrorist attacks and attempts at seizing and highjacking aircraft.

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