Pilots in the Kaliningrad region will refuel aircraft in the air
During combat training exercises, the crews of Su-30SM fighters and Su-24M short-range bombers work out air-to-air refuelling from an Il-78 tanker aircraft of the Russian Air Force, who arrived in the Kaliningrad region from the Central region of Russia.
Over 10 aircraft of the naval aviation of the fleet were involved in the training. Refueling in the air will be performed both during the day and at night, singly and as part of a pair.
Air refueling is a necessary element in the training of pilots of naval aviation, which allows them to fulfill their mission at a great distance from their bases.
These flight training elements are carried out on a regular basis at least twice a year.