Su-34 fighter-bombers of the Central Military District destroyed the "enemy" aircraft during an exercise near Kurgan
The crews of the Su-34 multi-role fighter-bombers of the Central Military District (CMD) suppressed air defense means, destroyed the airfield and "enemy" aircraft during an exercise that ended in the Kurgan region as part of the final check for the training year.
During one of the tactical episodes of the exercise, the crews of Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft detected the area where the mock enemy's field airfield was located and transmitted the coordinates to the control point. The crews of Su-34 fighter-bombers flew to the area of combat use, suppressed the action of the "enemy" air defense systems using the "Khibiny" radio-electronic complex, and launched single air strikes on ground targets. To destroy the airfield infrastructure and enemy aircraft, fighter-bombers dropped air bombs and launched unguided C-13 air-to-surface missiles, operating from various directions and heights. In addition, the crews practiced anti-missile maneuvering, flights at extremely low altitudes, as well as elements of maneuverable combat with the interception of training air targets.
All practical actions of pilots were recorded by means of objective control, which are installed on combat aircraft, as well as on the ground in the area of combat use. Analysis of the data obtained by means of objective control showed absolute defeat of all targets.
The exercise involved more than 200 flight and engineering personnel, as well as Su-34 fighter-bombers and Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft.