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MOSCOW, July 29. /TASS/. Military exercises involving Mikoyan MiG-31 (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) interceptors and Kamov Ka-27 (Helix) helicopters have started at the Yelizovo airbase in the Far Eastern Kamchatka Territory, Russia’s Eastern Military District spokesman, Captain 1st Rank Roman Martov said on Wednesday.
"The exercises aim to improve the skills of the crews of fighter and helicopter aviation for conducting reconnaissance, searching for air targets, surface ships and submarines," the spokesman said.
During the training flights, the pilots will practise various assignments as part of fighters’ pairs and wings using helicopter radar equipment and airborne armaments. The crews will also drill parachute and landing operations, the spokesman said.
"Amid a simulated enemy force’s electronic jamming, the ground-based services will practiсe organizing communications with crews using basic and alternate frequencies and providing radio-technical support for flights. The crews will perform over 30 flights during the exercises," the spokesman said.