CIS air defense exercise “Combat Commonwealth” to be held in autumn in Russia and Kazakhstan

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Joint exercises of the CIS united air defense system “Combat Commonwealth-2015” will be held in Russia and Kazakhstan in September 2015, said deputy chairman of the Coordinating Committee of the CIS Defense Ministers Council for the Air Defense, Lieutenant General Paul Kurachenko.

“The joint exercise will involve troops from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan,” – said Kurachenko following the meeting of the Committee held on Tuesday in Dushanbe.

The parties have already agreed on a plan of exercise, but the details are not unveiled.

The joint air defense system of the CIS countries has existed for more than 20 years. The objectives of the system are to ensure protection of the borders of the member states in the airspace and joint reflection of probable aerospace attacks.

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