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19.02.2021 (14:30)

The crews of the Northern Fleet's long-range anti-submarine aircraft will practice refueling in the air

Pilots of a separate anti-submarine squadron of a separate mixed air regiment of the Northern Fleet on long-range anti-submarine Tu-142 aircraft will work out air refueling from an Il-78 tanker aircraft.

The training will be held in the Krasnodar Territory together with representatives of the naval aviation of the Pacific Fleet. Several Tu-142 pilots of the Nothern fleet will participate in the exercise.

Flights will be operated both during daylight hours and at night.

Refueling in the air is considered a complex element of flight training. It allows to increase the range of flight and the radius of combat use of aviation several times.

Information Activities Office of the Northern region (Severomorsk)
Northern Fleet
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