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As part of the West-2021 joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, the crews of the Su-35S fighters of the Western Military District intercepted more than 10 air targets, the role of which was performed by the Su-30SM aircraft.

The pilots of the Su-30SM fighters of the Aerospace Forces flew at altitudes of more than 10 thousand meters, maneuvering and changing the flight trajectory.

Each of the airplanes of the conditional enemy was discovered in due time by the calculations of the radio-technical troops of the Western Military District.

At the command of the air defense forces on duty, pairs of Su-35S fighters were lifted into the air from an operational airfield in the Ryazan region, which carried out electronic missile launches at a distance of over 100 kilometers to the airplanes of the imaginary enemy.

Each of their targets was intercepted before entering the zone of responsibility of the air defense units of the Western Military District.

The joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision made by the heads of the two states.

Exercise “West-2021” is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.

Practical actions of troops (forces) take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the waters of the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.

In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems, take part in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships.

The maximum number of personnel of military units involved in training, subject to the Vienna Document 2011, on the territory of the Russian Federation does not exceed 6400 military personnel.

The return of military command and control bodies and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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