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The crews of the Su-25SM attack aircraft of the joint Russian military base Kant, stationed in Kyrgyzstan, have worked out the elements of complex aerobatics during a tactical flight exercise, which ended today in the north-west of the Tien Shan.

In the thin air of the Edelweiss test site in the Issyk-Kul region, Russian pilots performed tasks to search for the imaginary enemy bases disguised in the folds of the mountainous relief. Then the pilots worked out techniques for getting out of the conditional strikes of the enemy portable anti-aircraft missile systems with the simultaneous transmission of data to ground control points. At the final stage of the exercise, the pilots performed target approaches, simulated bombing and piloting at low altitudes.

The execution of the flight mission by the crews of attack aircraft took place one by one, as part of pairs and units. Also, the flight crew worked out the issues of takeoff and landing in radio silence mode, simulating the loss of communication between the aircraft and the flight director. In total, up to 400 military personnel of flight, engineering and technical personnel, as well as ground support services, 10 aircraft and over 30 units of automotive equipment were involved in the exercise.

The joint Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan is structurally part of the Central Military District and is an aviation component of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces, participating in ensuring the security of the airspace of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The Russian military facility is armed with military transport helicopters Mi-8 MTV and armored subsonic attack aircraft Su-25SM (Grach).

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