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US F-16 worked bombing at the central test site in Estonia

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The American F-16 fighters completed the bombing yesterday at the Aegviidu main test range in Estonia with the participation of the Estonian army aircraft operators, the portal reports. ERR.




Twelve US Air Force F-16s have been based at Amari AFB for a month. The fighters arrived in Estonia from an air base in Ohio for an international exercise. The pilots took part in a number of training missions, and the last two days they worked out the interaction of the Estonian and American military in dropping aviation bombs. Low clouds did not interfere with the training.

Here in Estonia, in the framework of international cooperation, we are conducting exercises with local aircraft manufacturers, for example, yesterday we were working on dropping bombs. And dropped a total of 24 bombs BDU-33 under the adjustment of Estonian gunners. This work allows us to improve communication with each other, despite the language barrier or differences in the metric system. This is very important, because we can be together in battle,
told the pilot of the F-16 fighter, Captain Seth Mulley.

During training, training bombs without a warhead were used, which by smoke signify the affected area.

For each aircraft participating in this mission, we can set up to six charges simultaneously, and the total amount of ammunition depends on how many planes take off on a mission.
said Senior Sergeant Devon Childress Edition.

It is reported that the Air Forces of Sweden, Great Britain and the USA were also involved in the exercises.

Joint exercises with the Swedes took place in the airspace of Sweden, so that the control over the aircraft was carried out by the Swedes, the only exception was a tanker aircraft. Refueling took place in Estonian airspace and Estonian traffic controllers coordinated the work of the tanker,
said the head of the Estonian Air Operations Center, Lieutenant Tõnis Pärn.

American aircraft will continue flying from Emari airbase until the second half of March.
Photos used:
Estonian Defense Forces
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  1. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 15 February 2018 12: 14
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    But why is our Foreign Ministry silent? Why doesn’t it make a statement about the aggressive policy of the United States, in Eastern Europe against Russia?
    1. Galaxy
      Galaxy 15 February 2018 12: 19
      +1
      Why should the Foreign Ministry speak? They train, increase the level of combat skill, bomb the territory of Estonia, they do not threaten Russia.
      1. Mar.Tirah
        Mar.Tirah 15 February 2018 12: 20
        +3
        So we train. And on our territory. But after each of our teachings, in the west there is such a howl that mother does not grieve!
        1. Galaxy
          Galaxy 15 February 2018 12: 23
          +1
          Quote: Mar. Tira
          But after each of our teachings, in the west there is such a howl that mother does not grieve!

          I don’t know, I haven’t heard.
          1. Mar.Tirah
            Mar.Tirah 15 February 2018 12: 33
            +1
            Enjoy it! World media: at the West-2017 exercises, Russia showed strength and warned neighbors

            Original news InoTV:
            https://russian.rt.com/inotv/2017-09-20/Mirovie-S
            MI-na-ucheniyah-Zapad-2017
            1. Galaxy
              Galaxy 15 February 2018 12: 39
              0
              pleasure is not possible, the source is "so-so", and it does not open. sad
              1. Felix
                Felix 15 February 2018 13: 17
                +2
                Quote: Galaxy
                the source is "so-so," and does not open.

                Everything opens, and the squealing media are listed in the source.
                https://ru.rt.com/Ibomc
                https://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/ryska-up
                pvisningen-vacker-oro-i-vast /
                http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/russlands-mi
                litaermanoever-sapad-nicht-transparent-und-auch. 6
                94.de.html? Dram: article_id = 395823
                https://ru.rt.com/Ibtt1
                http://www.theglobepost.com/2017/09/17/rus
                sia-zapad-military /
                https://ru.rt.com/Ibuef
                Enjoy hi
                1. tol100v
                  tol100v 15 February 2018 21: 59
                  +1
                  Quote: Felix
                  Enjoy

                  So they from such information are contorted like from garlic with aspen!
            2. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
              Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 15 February 2018 12: 47
              +1
              > World media
              > russian.rt

              bhy-hey-hey
    2. Evil543
      Evil543 15 February 2018 12: 19
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      Quote: Evil543
      "This work allows us to improve communication with each other, despite the language barrier or differences in the metric system"
      Here is their excuse for you, they are studying metric systems.
      1. tol100v
        tol100v 15 February 2018 22: 02
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        Quote: Evil543
        Here is their excuse for you, they are studying metric systems.

        Maybe a couple of times our VKS should study the inch system of measures ?! And when studying, remember that Russian measures do not know ?!
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 15 February 2018 12: 20
      +1
      Why is Estonia silent if foreigners learn to throw bombs on them? belay
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 15 February 2018 13: 55
        +2
        The "immediate" reaction of the Estonian diet is expected on the 5th day. Can’t be faster. lol
      2. DEDPIHTO
        DEDPIHTO 15 February 2018 14: 03
        +1
        Quote: siberalt
        Why is Estonia silent if foreigners learn to throw bombs on them?

        First you need to wash laughing
        During training, training bombs without a warhead were used, which by smoke signify the affected area.
      3. tol100v
        tol100v 15 February 2018 22: 05
        0
        Quote: siberalt
        Why is Estonia silent if foreigners learn to throw bombs on them?

        What does she say? She lay down and gets a maso pleasure. Although she was the last to know about this!
    4. vlad66
      vlad66 15 February 2018 12: 28
      +6
      Quote: Mar. Tira
      But why is our Foreign Ministry silent?

      Why is silent request Lavrov shakes his head and says his famous two words and that's enough. yes
      hi
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 February 2018 12: 15
    +2
    with the participation of aircraft managers of the Estonian army
    Sin is not a joke about this. And from what approach did it work?
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    2. Lexus
      Lexus 15 February 2018 13: 56
      0
      Apparently, the beacons themselves were placed on them. laughing
    3. tol100v
      tol100v 15 February 2018 22: 09
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      And from what approach did it work?

      Sin will not continue: When z-a-k-o - n-chi - l-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
  3. Lexus
    Lexus 15 February 2018 14: 00
    0
    Probably, the Estonians began to evacuate before the New Year. bully
  4. nafanal
    nafanal 15 February 2018 14: 00
    0
    Although these junk f-16 are old but it turns out to be the same junk with s-200 and go astray.
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