MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Saratov region, at the Engels airfield, test flights were carried out during the summer training period with the participation of the leadership of the aviation regiment and formation.
The crews of the Tu-160 and Tu-95ms strategic missile carriers were tasked with practicing actions in the event of emergency situations, including a conditional failure of various equipment with a go-around, air refueling from an Il-78 tanker aircraft, and formation flights at short intervals and distances, as well as conditional launches of cruise missiles.
On the ground, the engineering and technical staff complied with the standards for the maintenance and preparation of aircraft for repeated flights at set time intervals.
In one flight shift, about 10 units of aviation equipment and more than 20 units of automotive and special equipment of the airfield technical support battalion were involved.
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