Large-scale missile drills continue in Russia

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Russia’s missile defense systems intercepted aerial targets as the ‘Center 2019’ military drills continued on Tuesday at the Ashuluk testing range in Astrakhan region.


According to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, more than 80 targets were intercepted, including strike drones, and cruise and ballistic missiles.

Russia’s S-300 Favorit and S-400 Triumph air defense systems, as well as the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft system were involved in the drills, in addition to MiG-31, Su-27, and Su-35S fighter jets.

Around 128,000 troops from eight countries will take part at the Center 2019 drills, which run from September 16 to 21 in 17 different locations.

Some 20,000 pieces of military equipment and 600 aircraft will also take part in the multi-nation training.

In addition to Russia, seven other nations participate in the exercises: China, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

The drills are aimed at developing and strengthening military cooperation between Russia and its allies. 

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Large-scale missile drills continue in Russia

2019/09/1568725244.jpg
Read: 523     17:59     17 September 2019    

Russia’s missile defense systems intercepted aerial targets as the ‘Center 2019’ military drills continued on Tuesday at the Ashuluk testing range in Astrakhan region.


According to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, more than 80 targets were intercepted, including strike drones, and cruise and ballistic missiles.

Russia’s S-300 Favorit and S-400 Triumph air defense systems, as well as the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft system were involved in the drills, in addition to MiG-31, Su-27, and Su-35S fighter jets.

Around 128,000 troops from eight countries will take part at the Center 2019 drills, which run from September 16 to 21 in 17 different locations.

Some 20,000 pieces of military equipment and 600 aircraft will also take part in the multi-nation training.

In addition to Russia, seven other nations participate in the exercises: China, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

The drills are aimed at developing and strengthening military cooperation between Russia and its allies. 

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