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17.03.2015 (08:00)

According to the surprise inspection the Northern Fleet, separate formations of the Western MD and the Airborne troops, the Air Force starts redeployment at reserve airfields

According to the surprise inspection the Northern Fleet, separate formations of the Western MD and the Airborne troops, the Air Force starts redeployment at reserve airfields.

In the course of the next 24 hours about 50 aircraft and helicopters will cover from 400 to 4 000 km for redeployment.

The leading crews have arrived to examine the readiness of the reserve airfields to receive airplanes.

Air Force and Air Defence Command carry out allocation of aircraft and helicopters (MiG-31, Su-27, Su-24M, An-12, An-26, Mi-8AMTSh, Mi-24) to reserve airfields.

According to the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin a surprise inspection of the Northern Fleet and separate formations of the Western MD is carried out.

The inspection will involve 38 000 servicemen, 3 360 pieces of military equipment, 41 warships, 15 submarines, 110 aircraft and helicopters.

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Aviation , Western Military District , Air Force , Surprise combat readiness inspection
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