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In St. Petersburg, the crews of the army aviation of the Leningrad Association of the Western Military District performed group flights at low and extremely low altitudes.

Within the framework of training flights, the crews of the reconnaissance and attack helicopters Mi-28 “Night Hunter”, Mi-35 and multipurpose Mi-8 carried out paired takeoffs, flights in units at minimum intervals at altitudes of 100-150 m at a speed of up to 200 km / h, and also performed escape maneuvers in the air when fired by air-to-air and ground-to-air missiles.

In addition, the crews of the attack helicopters worked out the elements of fire cover for the transport sides during the conditional landing.

In total, more than 20 helicopters of various modifications were involved in the flights, over 80 military personnel, 3 flight shifts were performed.

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