Aviation Group "Monchegorsk" Western Military District (WEST) embarked on a scheduled flight from one of the airports in the Murmansk region. Over the next few months, the crews of the MiG-31 and Su-24M bomber will be flown to the new airport for themselves, the press service of the cooling zone.
"Today, during the first flight from the new airport crews to perform reconnaissance weather, took flight on the route, flying to the site, as well as worked out the problem of air navigation interaction with a group of operational control. During program execution combat training fighter crews will work elements of single and group maneuvering during aerial combat with enemy aircraft conditional. bomber crews will work out methods of avoiding attack aircraft and air defense systems to overcome the imaginary enemy, as well as the approach surface targets "- noted in the secondary cooling zone.
In late August, the pilots will have to show their skills during a large-scale exercises combining the Air Force and Air Defense WEST. In place of the permanent basing of Air Group, the airport "Monchegorsk", currently planned reconstruction began. Over the next three months the forces of two engineering battalions WEST aerodrome planned to replace more than 2,000 plates on the runway and the main taxiway, uochnili the press service of the district.
Immediately after the reconstruction of the airport "Monchegorsk" Air Arm crews relocated to their permanent location.