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Friday, April 03, 2015

Russian Jets Start War Games In Armenia

MiG-29 FulcrumRussia’s newly modernized fighter jets deployed in Armenia began on Thursday three-day exercises aimed at boosting their combat readiness and interoperability with ground forces of the Russian military base headquartered in Gyumri.

“The exercises involve around 100 servicemen from the flying and servicing personnel of the [Russian Air Force] detachment and 30 pieces of military aviation and special hardware,” the Russian military’s Southern District said in a statement.

“For the next three days the MiG-29 fighter jets will perform tasks related to supporting ground troops from the air as well as hitting and destroying air targets that imitate bombers and cruise and ballistic missiles of an imaginary enemy,” it said.

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