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14.09.2018 (11:00)

Aircraft of the Eastern MD engage armoured convoy at training ground, Zabaikalsky Krai

Tactical aviation of the Eastern Military District has delivered an air strike on mock enemy at the Mukhor-Konduy training ground during the Vostok 2018 maneuvers.

Pilots launched unguided air missiles and air bombs of various calibres.

Su-30SM, Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 aircraft eliminated targets simulating artillery battery, tanks and motorised rifle company of the mock enemy.

Su-24MR reconnaissance crews provided pilots with target locations.

In total, more than 30 aircraft were involved in the drills.

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The Vostok 2018 maneuvers have kicked off in the territory of the Far East and Pacific Ocean water zones on September 11-17 in accordance with the Russian Armed Forces under the leadership of the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. .

Military command and control units, troops of the Eastern and Central military districts, forces of the Northern Fleet, Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of Aerospace Forces will be involved in the maneuvers. In total, some 300,000 servicemen will take part in maneuvers, more than 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, up to 36,000 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles, up to 80 ships and support vessels will be involved.

Operational-Strategic Command "East" , Eastern Military District , Восток-2018
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