Bilateral exercises began in Crimea aviation and Air Defense (Air Defense) of the Southern Military District. This was reported by the press service of the Black Sea fleet.
S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems based in the Crimea, as well as naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet and aviation of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District take part in the exercise. The main objective of the exercises is to test the air defense of the peninsula.
The crews of the aircraft of the Maritime Aviation and Air Defense of the Black Sea Fleet, together with the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District and combat crews of the divisions of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems based on the Crimean Peninsula, take part in bilateral aviation and air defense exercises
- said in a statement.
According to the legend of the exercises, aviation and air defense systems deployed in the Crimea cover the peninsula from an air attack of a conditional enemy, the role of which is played by the aviation of the Southern Military District. In addition, the tasks of the Black Sea Fleet aviation include covering the calculations of S-400 air defense systems from a massive missile strike of a conditional enemy.
Multipurpose Su-30SM fighters, Su-24M front-line bombers and Su-25SM attack aircraft, in total more than 20 aircraft, take part in the exercise.