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Two supersonic fighter-interceptors MiG-31BM of the aviation regiment of the 6th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District, stationed in the Tver region, worked out the interception of a conditional violator of the state border in the sky over the Leningrad region as part of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West- 2021 “.

During the drawing of the episode of the exercise, the crews of the MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors searched for and destroyed imaginary enemy aircraft at medium altitudes, in the role of which were front-line bombers Su-24M.

A flight of MiG-31BM interceptors from the air defense duty forces, while patrolling the airspace, found a group of aircraft that did not respond to requests from the “friend or foe” identification system. To prevent the air strike of the “mock enemy”, the crews on duty reorganized into combat deuces, drove out and conventionally destroyed air targets, preventing the destruction of large thermal and hydroelectric power plants.

In total, during the training of combat training tasks within the framework of the exercise, the crews of the air defense forces on duty of the Western Military District performed about 20 sorties, having worked out independent detection, escort, forced landing and conditional destruction of airspace violators.

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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