Russian Naval Aviation MiG-29 fighters have deployed to Crimea for deck-landing training at the service's purpose-built Nazyemniy Ispitateiniy Treynirovochniy Kompleks Aviatsii (NITKA) or Ground Test Aviation Training Complex carrier operations facility.
The landing training drills at Saki airbase by the Northern Fleet's 100th Separate Shipborne Fighter Regiment started in September, the fleet's press office announced on 11 October.
It said the regiment's pilots were improving their "skills in taking off from and landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier. So far, 11 flights, 37 flights on a simulator of the deck of an aircraft carrier, and 23 landings have been completed".
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