MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The long-range aviation command, as part of a control check during the winter training period, conducted a command-staff exercise on the basis of an aviation formation in the Saratov region.
During the flights of the Tu-160 and Tu-95ms strategic missile carriers, long-range aviation pilots performed practical launches of cruise missiles at ground targets at the range in the Komi Republic.
During the flight mission, the crews worked out refueling in the air at an altitude of more than 6000 meters and a speed of about 600 kilometers per hour, as well as air patrolling in a given zone. The duration of the flight mission was more than 7 hours.
“The main task of the flight crew is to practice confident and organized actions when performing tasks as intended,” said the deputy commander of long-range aviation, Major General Alexander Tsylev.
In total, about 10 long-range aircraft Tu-160, Tu-95ms and Il-78 were involved in the exercise.
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