: Russia to train bomber pilots in occupied Crimea

14:04 Apr. 24, 2016

Russia to train bomber pilots in occupied Crimea

Strategic bomber TU-22M Backfire. (Getty Images)

Crimean military polygon getting reorganized to accommodate Russian aircraft

The Russian military is going to use Crimean Chauda polygon to train pilots of all types of warfare aircraft, including long-range bombers Tu22M3. Chauda will be so re-adjusted as to serve as a marine polygon for Russian Aerospace Forces.

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According to Commander in Chief of the Russian Federation Aerospace Forces Viktor Bondarev, the polygon "will have a great system of surveillance and control of the results of the crews."

Bondarev said Chauda polygon is 85-90 per cent ready for the Russian Aviadarts flight proficiency competition this summer.

Earlier this month, the Russian air force held its military drills in the occupied Crimea.

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