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14.09.2017 (14:16)

Western MD air defence forces repelled simulated air attack at the Zapad 2017

In course of the Zapad 2017 Russian-Belarusian strategic exercise, air defence units of the Western MD repelled simulated air attack in the Leningrad region.

The radar crews detected more than 20 air targets flying in the immediate vicinity from a simulated air boarder with turned-off transponders and ignoring the inquires.

The adversary’s flights data had been transmitted by the Fundament-M system through the Western MD air defence command post to the SAM systems crews of the S-400, S-300, Pantsir-S as well as to the fighters’ standby crews that practised interception and simulated elimination of air targets.

All the air targets flying in the Western MD air defence area of responsibility have been timely detected and intercepted.

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The exercise is aimed to improve interoperability of staffs at all levels, integrate advanced C2 systems, pilot new constitutional documents, enable all commanding officers to practise planning of military actions and C2 on the basis of experience of contemporary armed conflicts.

The exercise is to be held on 14-20 September on the territories of the both countries under the direction of the Russian and Belarusian Chiefs of Staff.

It is the final step of the combined training of the both Armed Forces.

Western Military District , Exercises , Joint strategic excercise "Zapad-2017"
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