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    Russian Aerospace Forces Relocate Amid Snap Combat Readiness Check

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    The crews of Russian Aerospace Forces of the Western and Central military districts have started to relocate aviation equipment amid an ongoing snap combat readiness inspection.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The crews of Russian Aerospace Forces of the Western and Central military districts have started to relocate aviation equipment to airfields in the Southern Military District amid an ongoing snap combat readiness inspection, the Russian Defense Ministry informs.

    "Fighter and bomber aircraft as well as transport-combat and attack helicopters will perform a flight over a distance of 500 to 2,500 kilometers [310-1,553 miles]. The Il-76 military transport aircraft are performing the transfer of technical staff and aviation units, airfield and special equipment," the ministry’s press service informed on Saturday.

    Snap combat readiness inspections are running across Russia's Southern, Western and Central military districts, as well as the Northern Fleet, Aerospace Forces and Airborne Troops on August 25-31.


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