MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
During the tactical flight exercise, which ended in the Astrakhan region, the crews of the MiG-31BM high-altitude fighter-interceptors of the aviation regiments of the Central Military District (TsVO) destroyed about 20 aircraft, helicopters and cruise missiles of the mock enemy.
In the daytime and at night, fighter-interceptor pilots destroyed about 20 aerial targets simulating enemy aircraft, helicopters and cruise missiles. Acting in the lead-slave pairs, in the area of combat use, the crews in less than a minute performed detection, recognition, guidance and launched aircraft missiles with an infrared homing head at dynamically descending targets. Combat missile launches were carried out at an altitude of 6 to 8 thousand meters, the distance of detection and destruction of air targets was from 50 to 12 kilometers.
The last exercise was attended by the crews of the MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors from the Perm and Kan aviation regiments, as well as the crews of the Su-34 multifunctional fighter-bombers of the Chelyabinsk aviation regiment. The pilots performed about 50 combat training missions and made about 40 missile launches in the daytime and at night.
In the tactical flight exercise with the use of aviation weapons, 17 units of aviation equipment were involved: Su-34 fighter-bombers, MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors, An-12 and An-26 transport aircraft, – more than 50 units of ground equipment and 500 military personnel from among the flight, engineering and technical personnel, control and flight support group.
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