Over 40 Russian fighter jet crews hold airstrike drills in Barents Sea

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More than 40 Russian fighter jet crews practiced destroying enemy missiles and aircraft during military exercises over the Barents Sea, the Russian Defense Minister said Friday.

“Over 40 crews flying MiG-31 (Foxhound) fighter-interceptors and Su-24 (Fencer) attack bombers from the Central Military District participated in tactical flight exercises over the Barents Sea. The pilots practiced destroying ‘enemy’ missiles and aircraft,” according to a statement by the Central Military District’s press service.

The week-long air-missile strike-response drills over the Barents Sea were launched Thursday, February 26.

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