MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Pskov Region, the crews of the Army Aviation Brigade of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District conducted tactical flight with the use of aviation weapons.
According to the plan of the exercise, the pilots of the Mi-8 multipurpose helicopters, the Mi-35 and Mi-28N “Night Hunter” attack helicopters relocated to an operational airfield in the Leningrad Region.
After refueling, the crews moved to the area of the combat training missions to destroy convoys of automobile and armored vehicles, as well as accumulations of manpower of the imaginary enemy. Departures of combat vehicles to the aviation range were carried out singly and as part of tactical units.
Unguided S-13 and S-8 aircraft missiles, as well as automatic aircraft guns of 30 mm caliber, were used to destroy ground forces and means of a simulated enemy.
In total, more than 10 helicopters of the army aviation and more than 50 military personnel of the flight and engineering personnel were involved in the exercise.
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