About 500 rockets that include S-400, S-300, Tor-M2U, Osa and Strla-10 missile systems will be launched during a large-scale air defense exercise that began at the Telemba military training ground in Siberia’s Republic of Buryatia, the region’s press service said.
"The maneuvers are held as part of the combat preparations of the region’s air defense forces and involve about 8,000 people and over 1,000 units of combat and special equipment, including over 120 aircraft," the press service of the Eastern Military District was quoted as saying in a statement by Tass Wednesday.
The exercises involve S-400, S-300, Tor-M2U, Osa and Strela-10 missile systems, Pantsir-S combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system, the ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" self-propelled, radar-guided anti-aircraft weapon systems and the Igla man-portable air defense missile systems.
"A total of 250 dummy rockets and two cruise missiles were allocated to imitate an air attack by an enemy, and about 500 surface-to-air missiles to hit them," the press service said.
Russian air defense missile and artillery systems, Pantisir-S1 have entered duty in western Siberia "In a special ceremony the newest missile and artillery systems Pantsir-S1 were handed over to the personnel of an air defense unit of the Central Military District in Novosibirsk. They are responsible for protecting crucial military and industrial facilities and enhancing the air defense of western Siberia," the press-service of the Central Military District was quoted as saying by
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