Monday, 11 February 2008

Russian Air Force to have new test site in North Caucasus

Ria Novosti

MOSCOW, February 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will build a new Air Force training ground in the North Caucasus, set to be the country's largest, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.

The site will be built near the Black Sea port of Taganrog for the North Caucasus Air Force and Air Defense Army.

The facility will have state-of-the-art equipment to provide combat support to all types of aviation and antiaircraft systems, and will also be used to train Emergency Situations and Interior Ministry air forces.

A Russian Air Force spokesman contacted by RIA Novosti declined to specify when the site will be opened.

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