CIS unified air defence system to hold exercise on 7 April
Interfax-AVN military news agency web site, Moscow
19 Mar 04
A command post exercise of the CIS Unified Air Defence System is
scheduled for 7 April, Russian Air Force Commander-in-Chief Vladimir
Mikhaylov said on Friday 19 March .
“The command post exercise of the CIS Unified Air Defence System will
take place on 7 April. The exercise will involve representatives of
all nations participating in the CIS Unified Air Defence System,”
Mikhaylov told reporters in Tver, summing up results of the 20th
session of the Air Defence Coordination Committee under the CIS
Defence Ministers Council.
Participants in the exercise will practice counteraction to aerial
terrorism and prevention of the violation of CIS aerial borders, as
well as interaction of air force and air defence headquarters of the
nations participating in the CIS Unified Air Defence System, Mikhaylov
noted. “On-duty forces will be checked as well,” he added.
Mikhaylov said he will personally supervise the exercise from the
Russian Air Force’s central command post. The Unified Air Defence
System brings together forces and assets of Russia, Armenia, Belarus,
Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.