Russian armed forces start massive air defense military drills in Siberia and Baltic Sea

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Russian armed forces start massive air defense military drills in Siberia and Baltic Sea
The Russian Baltic Fleet's air defense force repelled an airstrike using S-300 air defense systems, the Western Military District's press service announced. "The opposing force's aircraft have been successfully destroyed with a volley of S-300 anti-air missiles," the release states.
     
The Russian Baltic Fleet's air defense force repelled an airstrike using S-300 air defense systems, the Western Military District's press service announced. "The opposing force's aircraft have been successfully destroyed with a volley of S-300 anti-air missiles," the release states. Russia's S-400 Triumf (SA-21) air defense missile systems
     
The exercise, in which units conducted marches to assigned areas, where they executed an effective deployment of S-300 air defense systems and performed electronic launches against the targets. The task was made more difficult by having the aircraft attack at varying altitudes and speeds.

Meanwhile, Russian air defense forces began massive exercises in repelling airstrikes and shooting down simulated targets with S-300, S-400 and Buk systems, Colonel Aleksandr Gordeyev, the head of the Eastern Military District's press service, told journalists.

"Massive field exercises have begun for air defense bases and units in the Eastern Military District. About 50 drills and training exercises will take place at specialized training grounds in the Republic of Buryatia and in Primorsky region," Gordeyev announced.

According to Gordeyev, the bigger exercises will take place at the Telemba training base in Buryatia, where servicemen will practice repelling massive airstrikes and launch missiles from S-300, S-400, Buk and Osa systems at simulated targets.

The S-400 Triumf (NATO: SA-21) is a long range surface-to-air missile system produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 is intended to engage ECM, radar picket, director area, reconnaissance, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical and theatre ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles and other current air attack assets at a maximum range of 400 km. This air defense missile system can simultaneously engage 36 targets. This system entered service with the Russian armed forces in April 2007.

Over 2,000 servicemen and up to 300 units of military equipment will take part in the exercises. Fighter and attack aircraft of the Eastern Military District will also take part.
     

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