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    Russian warplanes will be redeployed to airfiels in the Southern, Western and Central military districts.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Aerospace Forces’ fighter, bomber and army aircraft are readying to redeploy to tactical airfields across the Southern, Western and Central military districts, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

    "The engineering and technical personnel carried out comprehensive aeronautical equipment preparations for the long flight, including the suspension of additional fuel tanks as well as missile armaments. Flight crews will receive tasks immediately before departure," the ministry said.

    The districts are part of the August 25-31 snap combat readiness drills that cover the Northern Fleet and the Airborne Troops.

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