Long-range aircraft started performing tasks as part of the training of the CIS joint air defence system
Three Tu-160 strategic missile carriers and four Tu-22M3 long-range bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces took off from their home airfields early in the morning and headed for the Eastern European and Central Asian regions.
Missile carriers, as part of training with control bodies and air defence officers on duty by the forces of the joint air defense system of the CIS member states, are control targets for air defence officers on duty of the forces and means of the republics of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, the Aerospace Forces, Air Force and Air Defense formations of the Western, Central and Southern Military Districts of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
On-duty units of the radio engineering and anti-aircraft missile forces of the Central, Western, and Southern regions of Russia, as well as the republics of Belarus and Kazakhstan, promptly detected control targets and carried out their conditional attacks. From the military airfields of Russia, the republics of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, the crews of the MiG-31, Su-27, MiG-29 planes on duty for the air defense were airlifted, which, having received target designation, conducted aerial reconnaissance, entered the interception zone and carried out the conditional destruction of control targets.
In total, more than 60 aircraft of the armed forces of the CIS member states involved in training were lifted into the air.
Units of aviation, radio engineering and anti-aircraft missile forces assigned to the joint air defence system from the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan take part in the combat readiness check of the air defence forces on duty on Friday, September 11.
During the training, the actions of the command bodies of the interacting parties are practiced when they use the air defence forces on duty for aircraft that violate the rules of use of airspace, aircraft that violate the state borders of the CIS member states, for hijacked aircraft, as well as when providing assistance to the crews of aircraft in distress.