Wednesday, 8 February 2017

About 45,000 servicemen and 1,700 pieces of armament and hardware are involved in the unannounced combat readiness inspection of the Aerospace Forces

About 45,000 servicemen and 1,700 pieces of armament and hardware, including 150 aircraft and 200 air defence complexes, are involved in the unannounced combat readiness inspection of the Aerospace Forces.
This was stated by the Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin at the meeting with Military Attach├ęs.

The unannounced combat readiness inspection of the Aerospace Forces started by the order of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on February 7. The inspection is to be finished on February 9.

According to the Deputy Defence Minister, assessment of readiness of military control bodies and training level of troops is the main goal of the inspection.

Alexander Fomin stated that a part of forces of the 1st air defence and missile defence army and 15th special Aerospace Forces army (Moscow air defence zone) as well as Command of long-range and military-transport aviation had been put on combat readiness.

He stressed that special attention was paid to deploying of the air defence systems and readiness of aviation groupings for repelling aggression.
Within the first day of inspection, military units have been put on highest levels of combat readiness and military control bodies developed plans for further operations. Air defence missile divisions of the Moscow air defence zone are being projected on new position areas.

A part of long-range and military transport aviation has been checking readiness of radar units for performing assigned tasks in new position areas.
“Moreover, transport aircraft are projecting air defence units on the Ashuluk range. The units will conduct firing there,” stated Alexander Fomin.
“Readiness level of the military control bodies will be assessed in course of command-and-staff training. Training level of military units and formations will be assessed in course of tactic exercises. Units, which do not take part in the inspection, will hold combat training activities,” said Alexander Fomin.

Published on Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

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