MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the day of army aviation, pilots of a helicopter regiment (St. Petersburg) of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District destroyed training targets with rocket fire as part of training flights.
The crews of the multipurpose Mi-8, reconnaissance and strike Mi-28N and Mi-24, having flown from the airfield, performed combat training missions to destroy infrastructure facilities, military equipment and manpower of a simulated enemy at an air range in the Leningrad Region.
Unguided missiles S-8, S-13, as well as 23 and 30 mm automatic aircraft cannons were used as aviation weapons.
For reference: The date of October 28, 1948 was the starting point for the creation of the domestic army aviation. It was on this day that the first aviation army squadron was formed, the location of which was Serpukhov near Moscow.
Army aviation is designed to solve operational-tactical and tactical tasks during army operations and combat operations. Over the long history of army aviation, helicopter crews performed missions in various parts of the world.
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