Air force tactical brigade pilots show off skills

16:50, 26 July 2017
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The 40th brigade of tactical aviation is based outside Kyiv, where the pilots test-fly MiG-29 fighters to perfect individual maneuvers and group aerobatics, TSN reported.

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Pilots say that even the simplest and most refined exercises are performed as for the first time.

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Ahead of test flights, both rookies and experienced pilots should practice on a simulator, the reporters were told.

Malachite radar station is able to detect targets for Mig-29 fighter planes at a distance of 400 km, with eight regions of Ukraine being within the area of its responsibility.

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