The Russian military found about 2.9 thousand combat and more than 1.1 thousand reconnaissance aircraft, which were approaching the borders of Russia in 2020. This was reported in the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on Friday, January 1.
In total, during the aerospace defense combat duty in the 2020 academic year, the units of the Aerospace Forces radio-technical troops discovered and escorted over 1 million aircraft.
It is also reported that more than 6 thousand servicemen are on combat duty every day, who take part in checks of the duty forces using control targets and practice the actions of the air defense forces on duty when detecting conditional violators of the state border and violators of the use of airspace.
On December 21, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said that the intensity of American intelligence near Russian borders in 2020 increased by 15% compared to the previous year.