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Ladoga-2018 fighter aircraft exercises near Finnish borders

At the Besovets airfield in Karelia of the Western Military District, fighter exercises began aviation Ladoga-2018, in which 50 crews of combat vehicles are participating, the district’s press service said.

Ladoga-2018 fighter aircraft exercises near Finnish borders

Fighter pilots from the air formations of the district arrived to participate in the exercises in their combat vehicles. The exercise will take place over the proving ground and the coastal territory of Lake Ladoga. Pilots of the Air Force and Air Defense of the region on the MiG-29SMT, MiG-31BM, various Su-27 airplanes will conduct combat firing, guided missile launches, and will also work out the elements of air combat
- said in a statement

It is noted that the pilots will improve their skills in detecting a conditional enemy’s air attack weapons, intercepting and destroying them at any time of the day. At the same time, they will have to perform one of the most difficult exercises, when the leading aviation unit launches a light bomb that illuminates the ground surface, and its followers must destroy all the detected targets.

The peculiarity of the exercises is that the pilots are not informed about the location of the target and its characteristics before receiving the signal and independently search for it and intercept it while in the airborne alert zone
- added in the press service of the ZVO.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 26 March 2018 13: 40
    We are waiting for the howl of NATO on duty, about our over-aggressiveness!
    1. bazzbazz
      bazzbazz 26 March 2018 13: 42
      You can bet who starts whining except NATO. Norway, Finland? or Baltic out of habit)
      1. andr327
        andr327 26 March 2018 13: 46
        I believe in the Baltic states, they will not miss such an opportunity, although they should have already begun.
        1. Borik
          Borik 26 March 2018 14: 12
          In theory, the Finns should be the first to start, and there the sprat will begin to howl ..
      2. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 26 March 2018 13: 46
        Our teachings are balm for the soul, and the enemy is another reminder and a reason to think.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 26 March 2018 13: 42
    It’s hard to learn. It’s easy in battle .. Do not bring the Lord ..
    1. Rushnairfors
      Rushnairfors 26 March 2018 17: 38
      "THE LEADER IS LAUNCHING A LIGHT BOMB .........." Smiled
  3. weksha50
    weksha50 26 March 2018 20: 03
    I just did not understand why the Mig-31BM should be pulled into attacks on ground targets ... Is there any reason?
    The hound - it is the hound, the interceptor - it is the interceptor ...
    Or are they meant "low-speed" cruise missiles at low speed against the background of the terrain?
  4. iouris
    iouris 26 March 2018 22: 38
    Shooting is carried out over Ladoga. Previously, firing was carried out in Mary. Finland is not in the wrong place