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Army aviation crews train to engage hostile facilities at test airfield in Leningrad region, Western Military District

The crews of the Army Aviation of the Western Military District during the flight tactical exercises performed a number of special tasks with live-firing at an aviation ground in the Leningrad Region.

Pilots met standards for detection and identifying various objects, moving and static ground targets, armored vehicles, helicopters, and low-flying low-speed mock enemy aircraft. 

The crews trained to engage facilities, the infrastructure of the field camp, the fleet of combat vehicles, including a POL dump and the manpower of the enemy, with unguided missile and aircraft guns. In addition, they practised the elements of complex piloting, action in pairs, wings accompanied by columns, joint maneuvering and approach to the target.

More than 30 pilots, board engineers and specialists of ground services participated in the exercises. A total of ten Mi-28, Mi-35 attack helicopters and Mi-8AMTSh attack and transport helicopters were involved in the tactical flight exercises.

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