Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

06/07/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/07/2021 05:24

Su-34 crews of CMD's aviation division to launch air-to-air missiles for the first time during an exercise in Astrakhan region

07.06.2021 (12:15)

The crews of the Su-34 multifunctional fighter-bombers of the Mixed Aviation Division of the Central Military District will perform combat launches of air-to-air missiles for the first time as part of a tactical flight exercise in the Astrakhan Region.

As part of the combat training flights, the crews will make more than 20 sorties and practice the detection and destruction of high-speed, super-maneuverable target missiles, as well as single and group air targets of the fighter type with short-range missiles used in conditions of high-maneuverable close air combat.

In flight-tactical exercises with the use of aircraft weapons, which will be held in mid-June, will involve 12 units of aircraft: the su-34 bomber, transport aircraft An-12, more than 50 units of ground equipment and about 500 troops from the flying, technical staff, group management and security of operations.