Russian, U.S. Pilots To Conduct Joint Military Exercises

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    Russian Air Force Commander Aleksandr Zelin said today that Russian and U.S. military pilots will participate in joint exercises, reportedly the first time that has ever happened.

    Zelin said U.S.-Russian drills will be held in Russia in 2012 and then in the United States in 2013.

    Zelin confirmed Russian pilots would be flying "either MiG-29SMT or Su-35" warplanes in the U.S.-based exercises.

    He did not say how many warplanes would take part.

    Russia and NATO conducted a simulated hijacking exercise in June aimed at tracking a plane through both sides' airspace and eventually forcing a plane to land.

    Russian, U.S. Pilots To Conduct Joint Military Exercises - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2011
     
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