Joint exercises of Russian and Indian Air Forces began in Lipetsk
“From 25 August to 5 September 2014 of the year, under the direction of the Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force in the territory of the Russian Federation, a joint Russian-Indian exercise" Aviaindra-2014 "is held. The official start date of the exercise is 29 on August 2014. Until that time, the Indian pilots at the Lipetsk Aviation Center will study the areas of upcoming flights and develop piloting skills on modern simulators, and the air defense specialists will get acquainted with anti-aircraft missile systems at the training center of anti-aircraft missile forces in Gatchina. ”- told Klimov.
According to him, “the exercise scenario envisages joint flights of Russian-Indian crews on Su-30CM aircraft, Mi-35 and Mi-8 helicopters at the Pogonovo test sites in the Voronezh region and Ashuluk in the Astrakhan region. Also, the crews will refuel in the air on Su-30CM airplanes from the IL-78 air tanker. ”
In addition, according to the press service of the Ministry, at the Ashuluk training ground, “joint air defense calculations will repel the blow of a conditional enemy with C-400, C-300, Buc-M1 and Bart-NXXX missiles and Zrpk Pantsir-C1” missiles.
The technical information provided by the agency indicates: “The Su-30SM aircraft was developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau and is produced at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of the Corporation Irkut. The Su-30SM double fighter has super-maneuverability, is equipped with a radar with a phased antenna array, thrust vector-controlled engines and front horizontal tail. The fighter is capable of using modern and advanced high-precision air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons. The aircraft can be used to prepare pilots for advanced multifunctional e supermaneuverability single fighter. "
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