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The crews of the Su-24M front-line bombers of the Southern Military District (YuVO) aviation regiment, stationed in the Volgograd region, destroyed surface targets in the Caspian Sea during tactical flight exercises.

The coordinates of the targets of ships, submarines and other sea-going ships of the mock enemy were reconnoitered and transmitted by the crews of the front-line reconnaissance aircraft of the Su-24MR. Bomber crews made sorties using 120 kg of high-explosive fragmentation bombs. The bombing was carried out according to the coordinates of the targets, the average deviation of the hit bombs was 5 m with an allowable 15 m.

The pilots also improved the takeoff and landing approach along the illuminated strip at night, learned to act in the event of a failure of aviation equipment and to make maneuvers to evade the attack of a simulated enemy fighter in conditions of electronic suppression.

The entire personnel of the engineering and technical and flight personnel, as well as more than 50 units of aviation and special equipment of the Southern Military District, were involved in the exercises.

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