Long-range aviation crews conducted practical cruise missile launches during a tactical exercise
Tactical exercise with crews of the Tu-22m3 strategic bombers took place in the Kaluga region.
During the exercise, pilots of long-range aviation have worked out the patrolling tasks in the air in the designated area and carried out launches of air-launched cruise missiles on designated targets at the training ground.
"The tactical exercise was conducted according to the plan of combat training. Personnel prepared aviation materiel, means of destruction. The crews launched cruise missile at the designated targets, destroying them. All the crews landed at the base airfield without any remarks," said the air regiment commander, Colonel Vadim Beloslyudtsev.
In total, about 10 aircraft were involved in the flights within the exercise, as well as more than 30 automobile vehicles and special equipment.