In Kyrgyzstan, Russian Su-25 attack aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters provided support for troops at the Rubezh-2021 exercise
Russian Su-25 attack aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters provided support to the ground group of troops during the Rubezh-2021 exercise at the Edelweiss training ground in Kyrgyzstan.
Su-25SM aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters involved in a joint operation to destroy a mock illegal armed formation (IAF) struck 80-mm unguided air-to-surface missiles at targets simulating a column of military equipment and an assembly of enemy manpower.
In addition, the helicopters transferred tactical troops of the two countries to conduct reconnaissance and search operations and block the outgoing groups of the mock IAF.
The joint exercise with the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the CSTO Rubezh-2021 started on September 7 at the Edelweiss training ground in Kyrgyzstan. It involves military contingents and operational groups of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, as well as operational groups of the Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat, the formation of special forces and means of internal affairs bodies (police), as well as bodies in the field of prevention and liquidation of the consequences of emergency situations and the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan. In total, there are more than 100 people and about 150 pieces of equipment, including tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, special Tiger vehicles, multiple launch rocket systems, Su-30SM fighters, Su-25 attack aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters.
The basis of the Russian military contingent at the exercise is the military personnel of the Tuva mountain motorized rifle brigade of the Central Military District, as well as the personnel of the joint Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan.