Russia to hold air exercises in the Arctic

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Fighters, bombers, transport and army aviation of the Western Military District will be involved in tactical flight exercises in the Arctic region, said head of the press service of the district Oleg Kochetkov.

“As part of the teachings flight crews will work out joint actions for the protection of air borders, intercepting aerial targets, air strikes at ground targets, as well as escaping the air and air defense systems attacks. All tasks will be performed both in the dark and during daylight hours, as well as in different weather conditions, “- he said.

According to Kochetkov, exercise will involve 25 crews. The MiG-31BM and Su-24M crews during exercises will patrol the region along the Northern Sea Route. Pilots of the Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft will work out exploration, target detection and target designation.

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