As part of the maneuvers "Kavkaz-2020", the Southern Military District aviation carried out massive air strikes at the training grounds near Yeysk and Budyonnovsk
The crews of operational-tactical and army aviation carried out massive air strikes on enemy aircraft at the Kopanskaya and Arzgirsky ranges as part of the maneuvers "Kavkaz-2020".
The flights involved Su-27 fighter aircraft, Su-24m bomber aircraft, Su-25 assault aircraft, Mi-28N and Ka-52 army aviation helicopters from airfields in the Crimea, Krasnodar and Stavropolsky territories, Rostov and Volgograd regions.
During the flights, the flight personnel of the Southern Military District carried out the practical use of missile, bomb and small arms, and the crews of the fighters also worked out the tasks of breaking through the air defence system of a mock enemy
At the same time, the helicopter crews performed launches of guided anti-tank missiles at a distance of several kilometers from the targets, as well as firing from a cannon and launching unguided missiles from complex types of maneuver, including from a combat turn and dive.
The pilots of the Southern Military District assault aviation launched unguided S-8 and S-13 missiles singly and in pairs from a dive, after which they hit targets with shooting from aviation cannons.
In total, more than 40 units of aviation equipment of the air force and air defense formation of the Southern Military District were involved in flights.
The maneuvers "Kavkaz-2020" will be held from 21 to 26 September 2020 at the internal ranges of the Southern Military District, as well as in the waters of the Black and Caspian seas.
Military formations from Armenia, Belarus, China, Myanmar and Pakistan are invited to the exercise to practice joint actions as part of groups of troops (forces). Representatives of Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Sri-Lanka plan to participate as observers.
In total, about 80 people are expected to be involved in the maneuvers "Kavkaz-2020" (including formations and units of combat, logistics and technical support, as well as air defence, navy and special forces units (National guard and Ministry of Emergency Situations). At the same time, the maximum number of personnel involved in military units that fall under the Vienna document of 2011 in the exercise, conducted under a single operational command, will be up to 12,900 military personnel. Up to 250 tanks, up to 450 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, up to 200 artillery systems and multiple launch rocket systems will be involved in the practical actions of the troops (forces) at the training grounds.