Friday, March 13, 2015

Serbia and Russia to conduct air force drills

MOSCOW -- Military pilots from Russia and Serbia will conduct joint training exercises in September 2015, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced.
A MiG-29 (Beta/AP, file)
A MiG-29 (Beta/AP, file)
"Air Force officials from Russia and Serbia agreed at planning conference in the Russian Defense Ministry on March 12 to carry out joint tactical drills in September this year," Col. Igor Klimov, a spokesperson for the ministry, said.
According to Russia's Sputnik website, Klimov added that pilots from both countries will represent tactical and ground-support units in mixed crews.

"Aircrew on MiG-29 fighters will perform tasks to intercept air targets, while Mi-8 military transport and combat helicopters will work on tactical landings, covering ground units from the air, firing missiles at ground targets at the site, as well as aircrew search and rescue operations," the spokesman said.

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