Military drills near Crimea: Anti-aircraft gunners train to shoot down cruise missiles

Source : 112 Ukraine

They work out the problem with fighting and simulate launches of surface-to-air missile for UAVs that mimic the flight of "cruise missile"
15:12, 1 December 2016

112 Agency

A practical phase of the flight tests of anti-aircraft guided medium-range missiles is undergoing near the Oleksandrivka village in Kherson region. It is reported by the Defense Ministry's press service.

112 Agency

Manual testing provides the commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Colonel-General Sergiy Drozdov. In addition, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko monitors the military drills.

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112 Agency

"In order to acquire combat experience in the application of anti-aircraft missile systems, checking the quality of the recovered ammunition, in the framework of the test crews units of anti-aircraft missile forces work out practical problems with fighting and simulated launches of surface-to-air missile air targets - unmanned aerial vehicles that mimic the flight of cruise missile", explains in the department.

112 Agency

It is noted that all safety measures have been taken, in particular, to determine the time and altitude ban the use of airspace for practical testing phase.

112 Agency

The Defense Ministry again emphasized that aerial shooting are conducting solely within the airspace of Ukraine, over the high seas, with strict observance of all norms of international law.

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