Russian armed forces start large-scale air-defence military exercises in eastern Russia 2103133
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Defence News - Russia
|Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:48 AM|
|Russian armed forces start large-scale air-defence military exercises in eastern Russia.|
More than 500 weapon systems, 50 aircraft and some 2,000 troops have been deployed in a large-scale air-defense exercise in eastern Russia, military officials said on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The exercise beginning on Wednesday in the Republic of Buryatia saw the use of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, Osa (SA-8), Buk (SA-17), Strela (SA-7) and Shilka ZSU-23-4 antiaircraft missiles, Igla man-portable SAM missiles, and Pantsir-S gun-missile systems, Eastern Military District press officer Lt. Col. Alexander Gordeyev said.
Russian SA-8 Osa air defense missile system during live firing exercises (Archive image)
Gordeyev said the Pantsir-S systems were delivered to the district in late 2012.