CIS more than 50 aircraft to be dispatched a joint air defense exercise (Figure)
Data Figure: Russian Air Force A-50 AWACS and fighter jets flying in formation
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) Roundup, 21, announced the Finnish military, the Russian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff Nikolai ? Horse Ka Luofu with the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen ? day in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, held a meeting without prior announcement. A day earlier, the Russian Air Force 20, said the Commonwealth of Independent States is scheduled to hold joint air defense exercises 23, 50 aircraft will be participating.
It is reported that the Finnish Defence Forces General Command of the 21 said in a statement, the Finnish Defence Forces chief of Johne ? Kasi Kai luncheon hosted by the Yarra, Russian and U.S. military leaders on Georgia and there are other differences between the two sides exchanged views on issues.
Makarov is appointed in June this year since the Russian armed forces Chief of Staff, met Russian and U.S. military leaders for the first time. According to the U.S. military to the media that the meeting was to be Russia’s request.
Russian Air Force spokesman Vladimir ? Derek said on the 20th Commonwealth of Independent States is scheduled to hold joint air defense exercises 23, 50 aircraft will be participating. Participating aircraft include Russian-made A-50 early warning aircraft, fighter jets, bombers and helicopter gunships.
deployed in Tajikistan, Russia, Belarus and Armenia joint air defense system operational duty troops will participate in the exercises.
the CIS joint air defense system was established in February 1995, provides that member States have co-responsibility for the airspace defense. Russia-Georgia conflict in August this year, the party announced its withdrawal from the CIS cells. Some analysts believe that the exercise aimed at testing the withdrawal of air defense grid square effectiveness of the system.
In addition, from June to September next year, the CIS member states will be code-named “Friendship battle 2009″ air force joint military exercises.