Armenia to Take Part in CIS Armed Forces and Air-Defense Exercise
( PanARMENIAN ) - On 19 April 2007, anti-aircraft gunner, rocketeers and pilots of the CIS member states will hold a staff command exercise. The training will be conducted in compliance with the plan of joint maneuvers of the united CIS air-defense system ratified by the CIS Defense Ministers. The Russian armed forces' PR office reported that armed forces and air-defense troops from eight states - Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine - will take part in the maneuvers.
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan will demonstrate a joint maneuver of Su-27, Su-24 and MiG-31 planes. Besides, war bombers Su-24, attack planes Su-25, helicopters Mi-8 and A-50 will be enabled for the exercise.