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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Russian Fighter Jets Kick Off Air Missile Drills Above Barents Sea

MiG-31 FirefoxRussia's Central Military District's MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor aircraft are conducting military drills over the Barents Sea, testing responses to air missile strikes, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

"The flight-tactical exercise with the crews of MiG-31 fighter-interceptors was launched in the Perm Region at the Sokol Airbase. In the coming days, two squads of aircraft will be redeployed to the Monchegorsk airport (Murmansk Region), making a flight distance of 1,500 kilometers (932 miles).

The flights to intercept 'enemy' missiles and aircraft will take place from there," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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