CIS countries will check the combat readiness of the joint air defence system
At 8 a.m. on September 11, 2020, more than 130 command and control points at various levels of the seven CIS member states began working out tasks to improve the interaction of the CIS joint air defence system command bodies.
As part of the training, the issues of using the air defence forces on duty by the interacting parties for aircraft violating the rules of use of airspace, aircraft violating the state borders of the CIS member states, for hijacked aircraft, as well as for providing assistance to the crews of aircraft in distress will be worked out.
The training began with a discovery by the duty air defence forces in the Eastern European and Central Asian regions of the targets, indicating the conventional air attacks, which perform the role of strategic missile carriers Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 long-range aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces.
In the exercise involved more than 60 fighter aircraft the Su-27, MiG-29, MiG-31, Yak-130 bombers Su-24, Su-34 attack aircraft Su-25 long-range aircraft Tu-22M3, Tu-160, Ka-27, Mi-8 of Russian Armed Forces, the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as units of Radio-technical and antiaircraft missile forces, assigned to the joint air defence system from the states.
Crews will conduct mutual maneuvers in the airspace of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan to designate the aircraft-violators of the state border, of the order of use of air space, hijacked aircraft.
The air defence forces of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan take part in checking the combat readiness of the CIS joint air defence system.
The air defence forces and means involved in the exercise are controlled from the Aerospace Forces control Center stationed in Moscow.