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Russia's Combat Jets, S-400 Finish Large-Scale Drills in Far East

Sputnik News

09:16 GMT 08.06.2020(updated 09:17 GMT 08.06.2020)

KHABAROVSK, Russia (Sputnik) - Russia's combat aircraft, S-400 air defences and Pantsir-S missile systems were involved in massive drills that the country has just finished in the Far East, the Eastern Military District said on Monday.

"The unit of the air force and air defence of the district finished large-scale two-way flight exercises. They involved combat aircraft of the fighter and bomber aviation groups, as well as ground air defences stationed in the Khabarovsk Territory", the military district said.

According to the press release, Su-35S fighters fired missiles at aerial targets and escorted Su-34 bombers that hit "columns of equipment" and "communications facilities" of a simulated enemy.

The S-400 and Pantsir-S systems provided cover for the Su-34 jets from the ground.

In total, about 50 aerial and ground targets were destroyed during the exercise.

© Sputnik

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