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Originally posted by elevenaugust
Noteworthy points during the video occur at the 1:34 mark when two hovering orbs are met by a third, forming a triangle shape which slowly begins to move as one across the night sky, and the 6:14 mark when one sphere bursts into a bright light, disappearing completely. Finally, at the 8:17 mark, the strange lights are approached by yet another fast-moving orb that disappears without a trace.
Air Force pilots destroy over 200 ‘enemy aircraft’ in Ladoga 2012 exercises
13/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 13 (Itar-Tass) — Air Force pilots destroyed over 200 ‘enemy aircraft’ in the Ladoga 2012 exercises of the Russian Western Military District, which ended on Friday, district spokesman Col. Andrei Bobrun told Itar-Tass.
“The pilots had to trace the targets themselves; they were not given target coordinates or parameters,” he said. “Also the pilots independently chose weapons to destroy the targets with.” About 50 fighter jets, among them Mikoyan MiG-29STM and MiG-31 and Sukhoi Su-27, took part in the exercises.Illuminated air bombs air dropped from super-low to twelve kilometer heights simulated ‘enemy aircraft.’ The pilots acted solo or in twos and fired guided missiles and cannon projectiles.
In all, there were over 50 day-time flights and more than 60 night-time flights; more than 150 guided missiles and 300 cannon projectiles were fired. “The exercises certified young pilots for guarding the Russian air space. They will be put on duty soon,” Bobrun said. Ladoga 2012 started on Monday. Pilots based in Karelia, Kaliningrad, Kursk, Murmansk and Tver regions took part in the drill. They took off from the Karelia Besovets airfield and flew over the Lagoda training range and the coastal areas of Lake Ladoga.
MOSCOW, March 19 (RIA Novosti) – More than 70 aircraft and some 1,000 troops will be deployed in a series of tactical drills in preparation for a large-scale exercise next week in northwest Russia, military officials said on Tuesday. Preparations for the exercise, codenamed Ladoga-2013, have begun in the Republic of Karelia, and the Leningrad, Smolensk and Tver regions with tactical drills by fighters, bombers and army aviation. Aviation to be used includes MiG-31 Foxhound and Su-27 Flanker fighters, MiG-25RB Foxbat interceptors, Su-24M Fencer attack aircraft, Su24MR reconnaissance aircraft and Mi-8 Hip multirole helicopters and Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters. Ladoga-2013 will start next week over Lake Ladoga in Karelia, which borders Finland, the Western Military District operation command said.
Originally posted by funbox
reply to post by intrptr
well at least you have the bollocks to say that you don't know, some people are still caught up in the self delusion of flares, using doublethink to forget the laws of physics.