- In Russia began large-scale teaching of long-range aircraft
On the basis of long-range aviation aircraft of the Air Force (Air Force) Russia, located near the city of Engels (Saratov region)., Began flight tactical exercise long-range aircraft. The press service of the Defense Ministry.
"The event involved strategic bombers Tu-160, Tu-95MS, long-distance missile-bombers Tu-22M3 bombers, tankers Il-78 aircraft radar warning and control A-50, Su-27 and MiG-31, as well as support aircraft AN -12 and Mi-8 helicopters. Total — more than 20 aircraft, "- said in a statement the Ministry of Defence.
The exercise crews strategic bombers Tu-160, Tu-95MS bombers and long-range missile-carrying bomber Tu-22M3 work out the issues of relocation, air refueling and objectives for strategic deterrence, including the use of air weapons in landfills Kura Guryanovo and Dorogobush . Transport aircraft An-12 and Mi-8 helicopters deployed for search and rescue support.
"During the whole exercise will be carried out more than 60 sorties. The teaching is conducted under the guidance of long-range aviation commander Lieutenant-General Anatoly Zhikhareva ", — explained in the Defense Ministry.