MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Smolensk Region, a tactical flight exercise with the crews of the army aviation of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and the air defense of the Western Military District (ZVO) was completed.
As part of the exercise, the crews of the Ka-52 Alligator, Mi-24 and Mi-8 multipurpose transport helicopters flew to operational airfields, completed combat training missions at the Dorogobuzh training ground for fire cover of the ground forces of the special-purpose brigade, the destruction of vehicles and armored vehicles of the advancing conditional enemy.
In addition, the suppression of the radio-electronic means of air defense of the anti-aircraft missile regiment located in the area of the mission was worked out.
Unguided aircraft S-8ka and S-13 missiles, an automatic 30-mm GSh-30 cannon, anti-tank guided missiles with the Ataka and Whirlwind radio command control systems were used as aviation weapons. To create false targets for air defense systems, heat traps were used, produced by on-board aircraft defense systems.
In addition, army aviation helicopters acted as means of air attack for a simulated enemy in the framework of a tactical exercise conducted with radio engineering units of the formation’s air defense formation.
In total, during the exercise, army aviation pilots made more than 70 sorties, performed three flight shifts.
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