“During the exercise, for the first time in the newest stories the issues of creating and using a powerful attack aviation group from 150 assault, bomber and fighter aircraft have been worked out, ”RIA "News".
The Minister noted that this year is "markedly increased the intensity of combat training" in the Russian army was about 2 thousand tactical drills, unannounced inspections 5 1 readiness and strategic command-staff exercise "Center-2015".
According to him, during the exercises held from August 18 to September 20, the troops had to operate mostly in unfamiliar territory, including at night.
They have been successfully worked out massive air strikes and the landing of tactical and operational landing, which was attended by military 800, 36 20 helicopters and Il-76.
Shoigu said that compared to last year grew "naplavannost crews of surface ships and submarines to 7%, long-distance raid and military transport aircraft to 10% and mileage practical driving combat vehicles driver-mechanics - to 22%».