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The crews of the MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors and the Su-34 multifunctional fighter-bombers of the Central Military District (CVD) aviation division flew from the Astrakhan region to airfields in the Perm Territory and the Chelyabinsk Region.

The takeoff was carried out from the Privolzhsky airfield. During the relocation, the pilots covered more than 2 thousand km. At the same time, in the air, the MiG-31 crews worked out the detection and recognition of groups of supersonic targets, the role of which was played by Su-34 fighter-bombers.

During the completed exercise, the crews of the Su-34, which were performing the tasks of fighter aircraft for the first time, and the MiG-31BM destroyed about 40 air targets imitating enemy helicopters, aircraft and cruise missiles.

In total, 17 units of aviation equipment were involved in the training event: Su-34 fighter-bombers, MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors, An-12 and An-26 transport aircraft, as well as more than 50 ground units. About 500 military personnel from among the flight, engineering and technical personnel, the command and control group and flight support took part.

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