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NATO aircraft continue training flights over Estonia

The fighters of the Belgian air force, currently located at the air base near Tallinn, continue to conduct training flights at low altitudes over Estonia, reports RIA News message of the defense department of the republic.

It is noted that such training "is regularly conducted by pilots who perform the mission to protect the airspace" of the Baltic States. The Belgian Air Force in January replaced the German Air Force on this duty. The flights involved 4 fighter Eurofighter Typhoon.

“These training flights will be carried out on weekdays at a height of at least 152 meters away from settlements over the Gulf of Riga, the southern part of Pärnu County, the central and eastern parts of Estonia. The Estonian Air Force L-39 training jet will also take part in some flights ”,
Reported in the Estonian department.

The air forces of the Baltic countries do not have airplanes suitable for patrol at their disposal; therefore, the NATO allies took on this mission from 2004.
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  1. RUSS
    RUSS April 12 2016 11: 16
    In Syria, a Russian military helicopter crashed

    Two pilots of the Night Hunter died.
    In Syria, two pilots died in the crash of the Russian night helicopter Mi-28N Night Hunter. An emergency is not the result of a strike from the ground. This was stated in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The crash occurred at 01:29 Moscow time in the area of ​​the city of Homs.

    - Two crew members were killed. During the search and rescue operations, the bodies of the deceased pilots were evacuated and are located at the Khmeimim air base. According to the report from the crash site, there was no fire impact on the helicopter, the military department said in a statement.

    Thus, this is the second Russian military helicopter lost during the operation in Syria. The first was the Mi-8, blown up by militants during a landing during a search and rescue operation after the crash of the Su-24 near the border with Turkey.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 12 2016 11: 27
      Quote: RUSS
      In Syria, a Russian military helicopter crashed

      official statement MO-no
      1. Byshido_dis
        Byshido_dis April 12 2016 11: 48
        MOSCOW, April 12. / TASS /. The Mi-28N attack helicopter of the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed in Syria, it was not shot down, and two crew members were killed. This was reported on Tuesday in the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
        "On April 12, 2016 at 1:29 am Moscow time, while flying in the area of ​​the city of Homs (Syrian Arab Republic), a Mi-28N helicopter of the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed. Two crew members were killed," the agency said in a statement to TASS.
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        "According to the report from the crash site, there was no fire impact on the helicopter," the press service added.
        The military department said that during the search and rescue operations, the bodies of the deceased pilots were evacuated and are located at the Khmeimim airbase.
        "At the crash site of the helicopter, an operational group of specialists is working to investigate flight accidents. The reasons for the flight accident are being investigated," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
        Mi-28N attack helicopters were used by the Russian military during the operation to liberate Palmyra. In particular, these vehicles used anti-tank guided missiles to destroy terrorist armored vehicles.
        The crashed helicopter is assigned to the Budennovsk military airbase in the Stavropol Territory, a high-ranking source in the Russian defense industry told TASS.

        More on TASS:
    2. Xroft
      Xroft April 12 2016 11: 39
      If it turns out that the problem is again in the technical condition of the Mi-28, then it will prove once again that the raw Min.Oborone helicopter (which has been done for over 30 years) has crammed MI by MI ... Let me remind you that the Mi-28 lost a tender in India due to frequent surging of the engine after rocket launch. Also, for technical reasons, a car crashed at the Ryazan Air Show (you don’t need to say how to prepare equipment for such events) its exploitation was even completely stopped ... but the Mishniki lobby, as always, was at its best.
      As a result, the loss of equipment in combat conditions due to breakdowns (I repeat if this is true) 3 accident is a regularity, not counting those that crashed / made a hard landing at the preparatory stages.
      For comparison, the Ka-52 has 2 accidents, one at the test site (not combatant equipment) and the second at the training flight in Torzhok by mistake of pilots.
    3. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 April 12 2016 11: 47
      It is not clear why minus RUSSa. He only cited the information received in the media. It is still necessary to adequately respond to the incoming information, especially since it has already appeared on the VO.
      1. Bath
        Bath April 12 2016 12: 06
        Tallinn is written with two (n) we don’t write Maskva comrades
        1. kotvov
          kotvov April 12 2016 12: 33
          Tallinn is written with two (n) we don’t write Maskva comrades ,,
          I remember there was a spelling even with three, do you offer us to break languages?
          1. Foofighter
            Foofighter April 12 2016 16: 16
            I remember trying to force Moldova to be called Moldova
            Tallinn is generally written Revel, and before that, it’s still quite Russian.
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      2. Michael67
        Michael67 April 12 2016 12: 14
        A squadron of cormorants migrating to meet them. Another sandstorm with flying nuts there - in the air intake.
  2. Teberii
    Teberii April 12 2016 11: 17
    A car is a car so they are forbidden to fly over the city. What will happen later will be too late. There is a place for a fighter to fly.
    1. 2s1122
      2s1122 April 12 2016 11: 59
      Increase milk yield in Estonian cows crying
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  3. vglazunov
    vglazunov April 12 2016 11: 22
    For the third day, Estonian paratroopers have been hanging over Estonia ...
  4. Sorokin
    Sorokin April 12 2016 11: 23
    Very regrettable. We grieve over the guys. But she can bring such a technique. The vents first.
  5. sl22277
    sl22277 April 12 2016 12: 16
    Slowly, but surely, they are crawling to the borders of Russia. Therefore, it is absolutely clear who is the aggressor and who is not. In addition, it is NATO that is deploying missile defense systems near Russia. NATO's military infrastructure is approaching our borders, and not vice versa. And the question arises: Who, from whom should defend themselves? Russia has never been aggressive towards NATO and has always been looking for contacts for joint cooperation. Moreover, Russia tried to ensure reliable security in Europe .. The aspirations of NATO peacekeepers are simple. Yes, peace, yes, security. But only for peacekeepers. For example, for Americans to live peacefully and safely, war is needed in other countries. And after the wars, peace will come there. Convenient for such a large and important member of NATO as the United States ...
  6. flay
    flay April 12 2016 12: 26

    Or like a burnt zhurnalyug-tsinyug, if only hotter.

    The cause of the crash of the Mi-28Н helicopter in Syria could be unfavorable flight conditions, the military-industrial complex told Interfax on Tuesday.

    “The flight was carried out over low-orientation terrain in conditions of almost complete darkness. Pilots piloted a combat vehicle with night vision goggles. It is possible that there could be some kind of obstacle that the helicopter collided with, ”the agency’s interlocutor said.
  7. Lugan
    Lugan April 12 2016 16: 52
    They fly, and we vigilantly watch.
  8. 4ekist
    4ekist April 12 2016 23: 00
    Quote: Michael67
    A squadron of cormorants migrating to meet them. Another sandstorm with flying nuts there - in the air intake.

    It seems in 1990. there was a violation of the state border by 2 Belgian F-16s at low altitude, over a complex terrain in the Batumi region. Then they circled the aerial of Batumi over the runway and along the gorge went back to Turkey with impunity. I would like this to not happen again, in case of violation of our air lines, to shoot down ruthlessly.