CMD's Su-34 crews to launch air-to-surface missiles during an exercise in the Arctic zone
The crews of the Su-34 multifunctional fighter-bombers of the Central Military District (CMD) during the tactical flight exercise that began today in the Arctic zone will practice combat launches of missiles at sea targets.
To participate in the exercise, the Su-34 pilots made a non-stop flight from Chelyabinsk to Murmansk region, covering more than 2,000 kilometers. Crews of fighter-bombers will practice use of short-range air-to-surface missiles to destroy sea targets simulating ships and submarines on the surface. In addition, the pilots will perform combat training missions for patrolling the Arctic zone in pairs, air navigation, as well as maneuvering over a water surface.
A tactical flight exercise with combat missile launches is taking place over the White Sea at the Lumbovka training ground and will end at the end of the week. The exercise is attended by more than 300 military personnel from among the flight, engineering and technical personnel, the control and flight support group, about 10 Su-34 fighter-bombers and over 50 pieces of ground equipment are involved.