Joint CIS Air Defense System training has begun.
Seven CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) states in the morning of September 11 began to work out tasks to improve interaction in the management of the joint air defense system.
More than 60 fighters Su-27, MiG-29, MiG-31, Yak-130, bomber aircraft Su-24, Su-34, assault aircraft Su-25, long-range aviation Tu-22m3, Tu-160, and also helicopters Ka-27, Mi-8. The maneuvers will be carried out in the airspace of all participating States.
Joint CIS Air Defense System is a unified system that comprises air defense units and elements of the former Soviet republics under control of AA Defense Coordinating Committee of the CIS. Currently there are 6 de facto members of JADS: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. It was established by 1995 Almaty agreement. This agreement was also signed by Georgia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, however Georgia and Turkmenistan ceased their membership in 1997, while Uzbekistan is maintaining cooperation with Russia on a bilateral basis.