Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

09/20/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2019 07:16

Su-34 crews drop 300 blast bombs within Tsentr 2019 maneuvers

20.09.2019 (14:20)

More than 20 Su-34 multipurpose fighter-bombers dropped about 300 blast bombs, each weighing 250 kg, onto a mock enemy during the main stage of Tsentr 2019 maneuvers.

Su-34 crews, using the Khibiny airborne defence system, overcame the enemy's air defence system and bombed anti-aircraft missile systems, strategically important targets and mock enemy armored vehicles.

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Tsentr 2019 maneuvers headed by Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Defence Minister of the Russian Federation is held from September 16 to 21 at the training grounds of Adanak, Totsky, Donguz, Chebarkul, Aleyskiy, Yurga, Ashuluk, Safakulevo, in the territory of the Russian Federation and in the Caspian sea. Episodes of the fight against illegal armed groups will be also conducted at the training grounds of partner states according to separate plans.

Military command and control units and troops of the Central Military District, the Caspian Flotilla of the Southern Military District, part of the forces of the Eastern Military District, the Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of the Aerospace Forces are involved in the maneuvers, as well as military contingents of
People's Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of
India, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan.

In total, Tsentr 2019 maneuvers involve about 128,000 servicemen, more than 20,000 pieces of weapons and military harware, about 600 aircraft and up to 15 ships and support vessels including 12,950 servicemen (military personnel of the Russian Federation up to 10,700, foreign states up to 2,250 people), up to 250 tanks, about 450 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, 200 artillery systems and MLRS will be involved in practical actions of troops at Donguz, Totsky, Adanak training grounds in the European part of the Russian Federation.

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