More than 500 servicemen and over 100 pieces of equipment are involved in joint training of units of the Leningrad Army of the Air Defence and Air Force
Joint combat training was held in the Leningrad, Tver, Nizhny Novgorod, Pskov, Voronezh regions and the Republic of Karelia in aviation, anti-aircraft missile and radio-technical units of the Leningrad Army of the Air Defence and Air Force of the Western Military District.
According to the plan of the training, the combat crews of radar stations and anti-aircraft missile systems of air defence units were supposed to deter attempts by fighter aircraft to get into a given airspace and deliver missile and bomb strikes against the most significant ground targets. The air groups within the operational-tactical and army aviation of the formation acted as a mock enemy.
The main task of the radio technical troops was the early detection of over air targets approaching from different directions and at different heights, as well as the transmission of the coordinates of the aircraft trajectory for anti-aircraft missile battalions.
The work of the radio technical troops was complicated by the actions of the army aviation, which was used for radio jamming, so the conditions for detecting air targets were as close as possible to real ones.
During joint combat training, each of the fighters practiced elements of evading air defence facilities, maneuvering and flying at extremely low altitudes. At the same time, the crews of anti-aircraft missile systems praticed the destruction of air targets with the help of electronic launches of anti-aircraft guided missiles.
More than 500 military personnel, over 100 units of aviation, radio-technical and anti-aircraft missile technology were involved in the joint training event.