Central MD pilots performed interception and destroying of air assault weapons of imaginary enemy over the Barents Sea
Over 40 Central MD crews of MiG-31 interceptor aircraft and Su-24 tactical bombers have participated in the flight exercise over the Barents Sea.
The pilots performed interception and destroying of cruise missiles and aircraft of imaginary enemy.
According to the general idea of the exercise imaginary enemy units will conduct a massive missile and aircraft strike at the secured facilities. Alert aircraft were ordered off ground. In the air combat the crews destroyed thermal targets which imitated imaginary enemy aircraft.
Direction of air strikes was conducted by the A-50 AWACS aircraft. Imaginary enemy command and control centres were destroyed by Su-24M aircraft using 250-kg air bombs. 118 flights were carried out in total.
For now the Central MD air group which carried out the exercise tasks from the Monchegorsk airfield (Murmansk Region) has performed flight to their base airfield in Chelyabinsk Region and Perm Krai.