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The opening ceremony of the Baltimore airfield after reconstruction took place in Voronezh. The first 17 Su-34 fighter-bombers of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and the Air Defense of the Western Military District have already been relocated to the airfield.

The ceremony of putting the airfield into operation was held under the leadership of the Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense Army, Honored Military Pilot of the Russian Federation, Major General Oleg Makovetsky. Also among the guests of honor in the celebrations were officers of the Red Banner Guards Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District, servicemen of the Zhukovsky and Gagarin Air Force Academy, officers of the association’s management, servicemen of the air regiment and their families.

“I want to congratulate you on your return to your homeland! Professionalism, devotion to military duty, dignity and honor, competent and careful operation of modern aircraft models – this is your calling card, “Major General Oleg Makovsky said during a solemn meeting with the removal of the regiment’s battle banner.

In connection with the reconstruction, the personnel of the regiment performed combat training tasks using the runway of the Buturlinovka temporary airfield in the Voronezh region.

At the final stage of work, representatives of the military-industrial complex carried out work on an area of ​​more than 220 thousand square meters. m. The new runway has undergone technical expertise and was assigned the highest class, which allows it to be used for landing any type of aircraft of the operational-tactical and military transport aviation of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The length of the runway is almost 4 thousand meters, and the width is 60 meters. Technical characteristics and equipment of the runway has the ability to receive aircraft of all classes and of any size. The thickness of the concrete layer on the strip is 60 cm.

In addition, in 2022, group parking spaces at the airfield will be equipped with covered metal-frame sheds, which will allow the engineering and technical staff to carry out maintenance work on aircraft in any weather conditions.

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