October 23. About 10 MiG-29 fighters of the Southern Military Area (JUVO) began live-fire exercises on Ashuluk range in the Astrakhan region, told reporters Tuesday the head of the press service JUVO Colonel Igor Gorbul.
«In the Astrakhan region interspecific» Ashuluk » aviagroup JUVO comprising about 10 multirole fighter MiG-29 aircraft embarked tactical exercise with live firing, which is a part of the final inspection for the 2012 academic year «, — he said. According Gorbulya, the event will accept the role of around 300 pilots onboard professionals and professionals providing ground services operations. The training will last 5 days.
For the destruction of air attack simulated enemy during practical exercises crew performed more than 20 launches guided air missiles to 15 air targets, as that will be applied glowing bombs and air-driven target «Tribute.»
Gorbul said that during the exercise pilots make more than 10 sorties, which will work under the criteria in piloting the introduction of electronic means of oppression. It is planned that each pilot for the day will be in the air for about 1 hour.