After condicting the ‘Slavic Shield’ joint military exercises in Serbia, Russian and Serbian forces started the BARS-2019 tactical drills.
“Pilots of the Aerospace Forces of Russia and the air force and air defense forces of Serbia will conduct a joint flight and tactical exercise “BARS-2019″ in the Astrakhan region.
The opening ceremony was held at the airport Privolzhsky ( Astrakhan).
The exercise involves joint crews of the two countries on MiG-29SMT airplanes and Mi-8ATMSh helicopters. The drills involved over 10 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
As part of the training, pilots of the two countries will perform flights as part of mixed crews, and also fulfill missions, including intercepting air targets, air combat, elements aerobatics, the use of aircraft armament on ground targets, as well as landing of airborne units and search and rescue support,” the Russian Defense Ministry said on October 30.
On October 24-29, Serbia and Russia conducted the Slavic Shield 2019 drills. This included the deployment of long-range S-400 and short-to-medium range Pantsir-S systems in Serbia.