About 10 MiG-29 Southern Military Area (SOUTH) began live-fire exercises on the firing range in the Astrakhan region Ashuluk, told reporters on Tuesday the head of the press service of the Southern Military District, Colonel Igor Gorbul.
"In the Astrakhan region on the interspecific range" Ashuluk "SOUTH air group consisting of about 10 multi-purpose MiG-29 started flight tactical exercise with battle shooting, which is a part of the final inspection for the 2012 academic year, "- he said. According Gorbulya, the event will perceive the role of about 300 pilots onboard professionals and professionals providing ground services operations. The training will last 5 days.
To engage air threats imaginary enemy in the process of learning the crews will perform practical launches more than 20 guided air missiles to 15 air targets, as which will be applied glowing bombs and air-driven targets "Tribute."
Gorbul specified that, in the exercise pilots make more than 10 sorties in which will fulfill the criteria piloting the introduction of electronic means of oppression. It is planned that each pilot for the day will be in the air about 1 hour.