VLADIVOSTOK, September 21 (RIA Novosti) – The crews of the Russian air force units have completed redeployment at the airfields of the Eastern Military District as part of the Vostok 2014 drills, a Russian Defense Ministry representative told reporters Sunday.
"MiG-31 interceptor aircraft, Su-27 fighters, Su-30SM, Su-35S and Su-34 fighter aircraft, Su-24 attack aircraft, A-50 early warning and control aircraft, An-26, An-30 and An-12 aircraft, Ka-52 and Mi-24 attack helicopters, as well as Mi-8 transport helicopters have completed redeployment at the Eastern Military District airfields over the past 24 hours," the representative said.
The crews of the aircraft are preparing for training tasks at the district's ranges. The MiG-31 crews are on an air defense watch, while the Su-24 aircraft are on daily reconnaissance missions, with the helicopters providing defense for the ground troops, according to the representative.
He also noted that some 120 aircraft are taking part in the Vostok 2014 military exercises. The drills are taking place in the Eastern Military District from September 19 to 25. The exercises were preceded by unannounced combat readiness checks.