A Russian multi-service force stationed in Kamchatka has been ordered to carry out a training operation in the course of a surprise check supervised by Eastern Military District commander Col. Gen. Sergei Surovikin, Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday.
"The exercises involve more than 40 aircraft of various types, about 20 combat and support ships and over 1,500 servicemen," Martov said.
Warships of the Primorye Flotilla of All-Armed Forces and the north-eastern Russia water area defense forces have taken part in live artillery exercises using seaborne and airborne targets and simulated a missile strike on an enemy's coastal forces.
The air force group comprising of Mikoyan MiG-31, Sukhoi Su-24 and Su-35 fighters, Tupolev Tu-142 and Ilyushin Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft and Mil Mi-8AMTSh army aviation helicopters interacted with the warships and support vessels in air and anti-submarine defense.
"Servicemen of the coastal forces powered by their standard equipment conducted long marches and practiced interaction with aircraft and the water area defense forces in the coastal waters," the Pacific Fleet spokesman said.
The activity and interaction between staffs and commanders of all levels were also checked in the exercises, Martov added.
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