Sergey Ivanov: Russia is ready to open new page in relations with U.S. after electionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 4:10
Qatari former Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani dies aged 84World October 23, 23:08
Russia’s health ministry plans to build vaccines plant in EcuadorBusiness & Economy October 23, 20:19
Cygnus cargo spacecraft docks to ISSScience & Space October 23, 19:44
Whereabouts of several residents of blast-destroyed house in Ryazan not yet establishedWorld October 23, 18:50
Zakharova: no cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 18:29
Russian Minister of Energy: Russia, Saudi Arabia begin new stage of energy cooperationBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:32
Russia not ready to say whether it will cut oil production or freeze itBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:29
Experts probing into situation around cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 17:05
MOSCOW, September 4. /TASS/. More than 40 fighters, bombers and attack aircraft as well as planes with the Long-Range Air Command have redeployed to operational airfields in the run-up to Combat Commonwealth 2015, a combined exercise of the Common Air Defense System of the CIS countries, Igor Klimov, spokesman for the Air and Space Force, told TASS on Friday.
The CIS Combined Air Defense System exercise of Armenian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian and Tajik troops is under way at the Ashuluk firing range in the Astrakhan Region to be complete on September 11.
"Tupolev Tu-22M3 (NATO reporting name Backfire) bombers, Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback) multirole fighter-bombers, Su-30SM (Flanker-C) multirole fighters as well as Mikoyan MiG-31BM (Foxhound), MiG-29SMT (Fulcrum), Su-25SM (Frogfoot), Su-24MR (Fencer-E), Su-27 (Flanker) aircraft will be used in the exercise," Klimov added.
According to Klimov, aviators will use the drills to practice suppression of enemy air defense, close air combat, rocket launches against and strafing of ground targets, bombing attacks and repelling of massive air attacks.
Earlier, personnel participating in the exercise and their S-300 Favorit and S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems and air defense radars had arrived to the firing range. The active phase of the exercise will take place between September 7 and 10.