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The flight-tactical exercise of the crews of the MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors, the Su-34 fighter-bombers and the Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft of the Central Military District’s aviation division started in Eastern Siberia.

The pilots of the MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors of the Central Military District of the Central Military District, stationed in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, began to perform flights to refuel from the Il-78 aircraft tanker. Crews will perform the most difficult element of flight training at an altitude of up to 8000 meters. To refuel the MiG-31BM aircraft, the interceptor crews will approach the tanker at a distance of up to 10 meters. Fuel transfer will be carried out at a speed of about 600 km / h using special equipment: a boom and a cone-sensor. The second stage of the tactical flight exercise will take place in the South Urals, where pilots of Su-34 fighter-bombers and Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft will work out for refueling.

A tactical flight refueling exercise in the air will end at the end of next week. It will involve about 30 MiG-31BM, Su-34, Su-24MR aircraft and an Il-78 tanker, more than 300 military personnel from among the flight, engineering and technical personnel, control and flight support groups.

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