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Servicemen of the Southern Military District (SMD) celebrated the Day of Aviation of the Air Defense Forces, whose functions are now performed by fighter aviation crews.

The duty forces of the mixed aviation unit of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District ensure the security of the airspace in the entrusted area of ​​responsibility, including over the Black Sea.

Every day fighter aircraft crews take up combat duty and are in constant readiness to repel an air attack.

The protection of airspace by aviation, together with ground-based air defense systems, is the basis for the security of the air borders of the Russian Federation.

In addition to combat duty, the crews of the Su-30M2 and Su-27SM3 multifunctional fighters conduct regular training to develop piloting skills when performing combat missions – tracking air targets, forcing objects to land and conducting air combat.

Over the past year, the flight crews of the unit made more than 1,000 sorties to practice air navigation tasks. Over 300 sorties were made to participate in aviation support for combat training of units of other types and branches of the RF Armed Forces.

Also, as part of the combat training plan, the crews of Su-25SM3 attack aircraft, Su-30M2 and Su-27SM3 multirole fighters performed over 150 sorties for practical bombing and more than 250 sorties using missile weapons against mock enemy targets at training grounds.

Particular attention was paid last year to the training of young pilots – graduates of military higher educational institutions in 2020, who flew an average of 20 hours.

The total annual flight time of the pilots of the aviation unit of the Southern Military District is on average about 3 thousand hours.


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