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Air Force joint exercises begin in Estonia

Today, joint maneuvers of the Estonian and US Air Forces begin, in which 12 American A-10 aircraft are involved, reports RIA News message of the Estonian Defense Ministry.

Air Force joint exercises begin in Estonia

“During the joint training sessions, which will be held from 22 September to 6 November at the Central Defense Forces Training Ground, will use training shells for airborne cannons and 25-pound training bombs. A-10 will be temporarily deployed at Ämari air base near Tallinn ”, - said in a release.

Last fall, at the NATO summit, it was decided to increase the military presence of the alliance in Eastern Europe in connection with the "aggressive" policy of the Russian Federation. According to the agency, currently in Estonia on a regular rotation basis are “tank "a platoon of the 7th regiment of the 3rd infantry division of the US Army consisting of four M1A2 Abrams tanks together with crews, as well as two platoons of American paratroopers from the 173rd airborne brigade." The sky over the Baltic Sea is constantly patrolled by 4 NATO fighters.
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 22 September 2015 08: 21 New
    The Estonian Air Force is involved in a windsock cone.
    1. vkl-47
      vkl-47 22 September 2015 08: 34 New
      Moreover, the weather vane will slow down)) does not immediately turn in the wind
    2. Thronekeeper
      Thronekeeper 22 September 2015 09: 03 New
      Heh ...
      Raptor killer in the skies over Damascus.
      The CIA confirms only the number 8. And 3 "super-Backfire" Tu-22M3A1 - the assassins of American AB.

      The other day, world news agencies, citing the Turkish BGN News portal, reported that the Syrian Arab Republic allegedly received six MiG-2007 long-range all-weather supersonic fighter-interceptors from the Russian Federation under a contract concluded in 31.

      According to a Turkish source, Russian-made aircraft have already flown to one of the air bases of the Syrian armed forces, where they will replenish the combat forces of this country’s air force, which has been battered during the civil war in the region for the past four years.

      There is no official confirmation of this information, however, it can be assumed that, in fulfillment of the contract agreement, two-seat MiG-31Es could be delivered - an export version of the MiG-31 base aircraft. In the MiG aircraft building corporation, the 31st model car is called unparalleled in the world.

      This combat aircraft is able to conduct a group air battle at distances inaccessible to any other of the fighters existing in the world, to control military operations in the air, acting in a heterogeneous group. The technical data of the machine is also unattainable: it can make long flights while in the air for more than three hours without refueling, and also reach speeds of three thousand kilometers per hour.

      The MiG-31E aircraft is designed to intercept and destroy air targets at low and high speeds, can operate in any weather conditions and at any time of the day, to overcome active and passive radar countermeasures.

      Included in the basic version of the aircraft, a radar with a phased antenna array makes it possible to detect air targets at a distance of 320 kilometers, while simultaneously tracking up to 24 objects, eight of which can be immediately destroyed. The on-board computer selects the most dangerous targets and directs long-range missiles at them.

      For others, medium and short-range missiles work, or their coordinates are transmitted to fighters and air defense systems on the ground. On-board electronic equipment and weapons allows the MiG-31E to intercept any type of air targets in the entire range of altitudes and flight speeds. In addition, it is practically the only aircraft capable of effectively countering cruise missiles, including flying at low altitude in the "envelope terrain" mode.
      1. andj61
        andj61 22 September 2015 09: 13 New
        Quote: Thronekeeper
        The MiG-31E aircraft is designed to intercept and destroy air targets at low and high speeds, can operate in any weather conditions and at any time of the day, to overcome active and passive radar countermeasures.

        And why is such a plane needed in Syria? Fighting against Israel, the USA, and Turkey is simply stupid, too far from our bases and air defense, and the quantity is scanty, but ISIS does not have aviation - it seems. Or yesterday's raid in Iraq indicates the opposite?
        Syria needs attack aircraft and attack helicopters, not long-range interceptors ...
        1. kot stepan
          kot stepan 22 September 2015 10: 53 New
          Parity. There is such a word. So that silly thoughts about domination in Syrian airspace do not occur to anyone. "Partners" are specialists in aerial terror. But if the level of losses for them threatens to be unacceptable ... They behave more decently, tend to " reboots ", negotiations, constructive approaches, etc.
          As Vysotsky sang: "... everyone, suddenly, became polite to me and the coach ..."
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 September 2015 08: 25 New
    joint Estonian-US Air Force maneuvers involving 12 American A-10 aircraft,

    Perhaps we should be scared?
    1. little girl15
      little girl15 22 September 2015 09: 01 New
      Of course, if the "tank platoon of the 7th Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division of the US Army, consisting of four M1A2 Abrams tanks along with crews, as well as two platoons of American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade" of the US Army captured Estonia. laughing
  3. vovanpain
    vovanpain 22 September 2015 08: 25 New
    Now all of Estonia will be pissed and justified ... and rightly so.
    1. bmv04636
      bmv04636 22 September 2015 08: 35 New
      and not only but also otdemokrachina not only female but also male (although there are no males left there, but only individuals not even males) laughing
  4. Hubun
    Hubun 22 September 2015 08: 27 New
    with the vastness of this state, it’s reasonable to train on An-2 aircraft
    1. Dimka999
      Dimka999 22 September 2015 08: 38 New
      Is there a state with the size of the Moscow region?))
    2. Tanker55
      Tanker55 22 September 2015 08: 54 New
      I would very much like to leave the AN-2 to work on our Russian fertile fields, because they certainly didn’t deserve this car. fool
    3. Siberia 9444
      Siberia 9444 22 September 2015 14: 56 New
      You shouldn’t have upgraded it like that in Novosibirsk, and that's what happened. By the way, he flew on his own to Zhukovsky to the exhibition and they want to launch it back into the series for the needs of our big side.
  5. Damascus
    Damascus 22 September 2015 08: 35 New
    But why are they ugly. Fly as they look? :-)
  6. roskot
    roskot 22 September 2015 08: 52 New
    Not even learning, it's maneuvers. Four tanks and two platoons will scare civilians.
  7. tyras85
    tyras85 22 September 2015 08: 59 New
    Vaulted, the Baltic states. And everywhere from the USA! Show us strength? So we know the realities, and you ours.
    Will not be tired of provoking Russia (the place of the exercises)? When we conduct planned combat training with sudden checks, the whole European "underbelly" howls. It was said, do not climb to our borders.
    What's not clear? We will not tolerate. After all, run into!
  8. kolkulon
    kolkulon 22 September 2015 09: 03 New
    I heard that there is such a return from the cannon mounted on it that, giving the turn, the plane loses 200 km in speed. Really? No?
  9. Shuttle
    Shuttle 22 September 2015 09: 20 New
    "training shells for onboard guns" - what's this?
  10. pvv113
    pvv113 22 September 2015 09: 23 New
    Today, joint Estonian-US Air Force maneuvers begin, involving 12 American A-10 aircraft

    The exercises are joint, and the planes are only American. What is the role of the Estonian Air Force?
  11. afrikanez
    afrikanez 22 September 2015 09: 53 New
    Air Force joint exercises begin in Estonia
    Is there any aviation in Estonia? It is rather an American exercise on the territory of the Estonians. laughing
  12. Obolensky
    Obolensky 22 September 2015 10: 28 New
    We urgently need to express concern! How so, teachings! Close to our borders! Of course, all this is ridiculous, Estonians are so tense, they are trying to show their muscles. Oh well. It is good that our diplomats are not hysterical, like some in some countries, otherwise it would also be possible to shake our nerves with our "concern."