© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
ROSTOV-ON-DON, April 3. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Bulanin/. Aviation southern military district (SMD) for the first time will fire at simulated enemy after refueling in the air during long flights to unfamiliar grounds in the Far East. About it journalists were reported by the commander of the 4th army of air force and air defense Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevostyanov.
“The aircraft will move without landing with the execution of three refueling in the air, like night and day. And after the first refuel will be output on one of those polygons in the North-West Russian Federation and the combat use of fighter cover. We are going to teach aircrew, combat application will be carried out after six, seven and even eight hour flight. We did a long flight with refueling in the air, but combat use was not performed, we performed it for the first time,” said Sevostyanov.
According to him, military personnel and equipment being transferred to landfills in the Eastern military district (BBO) began to conduct exercises there. In addition to moving units to participate in combined air division and the division of air defense of the Eastern military. Will be transfer of about 300 soldiers and more than 200 units of automotive and special equipment, as well as 40 aircraft and helicopters. Among them, su-30M2, su-27SM3, su-30SM, su-34 and Mi-8МТПР.
“The personnel was loaded on to railway transport and carried out the relocation. Currently, the division of air defense at full strength is already at the site and organized the camp. We begin the second phase of the relocation of aviation”, – said Lieutenant General.