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Air defense exercise at the Kapustin Yar range

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The Russian military is conducting a tactical air defense exercise with live firing at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan Region of southern Russia.

The Russian military is conducting a tactical air defense exercise with live firing at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan Region of southern Russia.

© RIA NovostiThe Russian military is conducting a tactical air defense exercise with live firing at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan Region of southern Russia.
Photo: An S-300V air defense missile system.
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The Russian military is conducting a tactical air defense exercise with live firing at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan Region of southern Russia.
Photo: An S-300V air defense missile system.
© RIA Novosti“The two-week annual service training in the Western Strategic Direction includes live firing and air defense units armed with the S-300, Buk, Tor, Osa, Tunguska and Strela-10 missile systems and also air defense artillery guns,” Defense Ministry spokesman Lt.-Col. Sergei Vlasov said.
Photo: An S-300V air defense missile system.
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“The two-week annual service training in the Western Strategic Direction includes live firing and air defense units armed with the S-300, Buk, Tor, Osa, Tunguska and Strela-10 missile systems and also air defense artillery guns,” Defense Ministry spokesman Lt.-Col. Sergei Vlasov said.
Photo: An S-300V air defense missile system.
© RIA NovostiA crew preparing an S-300V missile system for target acquisition and destruction at the Kapustin Yar range.
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A crew preparing an S-300V missile system for target acquisition and destruction at the Kapustin Yar range.
© RIA NovostiThe exercise has proceeded in two stages this year. The first stage, in March and April, involved the air defense units of the Southern and Eastern Military Districts.
Photo: Launching targets during the tactical air defense exercise at the Kapustin Yar range.
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The exercise has proceeded in two stages this year. The first stage, in March and April, involved the air defense units of the Southern and Eastern Military Districts.
Photo: Launching targets during the tactical air defense exercise at the Kapustin Yar range.
© RIA NovostiDrills for air defense units of the Western and Central Military Districts began in August and will continue into September.
Photo: An S-300V missile system in action.
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Drills for air defense units of the Western and Central Military Districts began in August and will continue into September.
Photo: An S-300V missile system in action.
© RIA NovostiThe exercise aims to check air defense units’ readiness to repel air attacks in complex circumstances and to practice fire control and target destruction.
Photo: The crew of a self-propelled gun prepares a Buk-M1-2 air defense missile system for target acquisition and destruction during the exercise in Kapustin Yar.
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The exercise aims to check air defense units’ readiness to repel air attacks in complex circumstances and to practice fire control and target destruction.
Photo: The crew of a self-propelled gun prepares a Buk-M1-2 air defense missile system for target acquisition and destruction during the exercise in Kapustin Yar.
© RIA NovostiThe crew of a self-propelled gun prepares a Buk-M1-2 air defense missile system for target acquisition and destruction during the exercise in Kapustin Yar.
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The crew of a self-propelled gun prepares a Buk-M1-2 air defense missile system for target acquisition and destruction during the exercise in Kapustin Yar.
© RIA NovostiThe crew of a self-propelled gun prepares a Buk-M1-2 air defense missile system for target acquisition and destruction during the exercise in Kapustin Yar.
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The crew of a self-propelled gun prepares a Buk-M1-2 air defense missile system for target acquisition and destruction during the exercise in Kapustin Yar.
© RIA NovostiAfter the exercise, the military will analyze the results and the effectiveness of the military’s air defense units during simulated hostilities.
Photo: Servicemen of the 167th Air Defense Training Center in new hot-weather fatigues.
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After the exercise, the military will analyze the results and the effectiveness of the military’s air defense units during simulated hostilities.
Photo: Servicemen of the 167th Air Defense Training Center in new hot-weather fatigues.
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