The Air Defense Forces are involved in all sudden checks of the combat readiness of the Russian army and cope with their tasks, deputy commander of the Air Defense Forces, Major General Kirill Makarov said on Saturday.
According to the deputy commander, all sudden readiness inspections start with a check of air defense troops or forces and their systems. The main effective way to test the air defense forces is to check them with “testing targets” flights – aircraft simulating aerial targets, that is flying without turning on “ground radar identification codes “friend or foe”, which makes their appearance sudden.
Over the past year the number of unannounced inspections increased. According to Makarov, last year there were held more than 30 such checks.