The participants in the maneuvers were faced with the task of working out the issues of logistics of aviation units. In practice, it is quite difficult and troublesome. Aeronautical engineering and flight technical structure require a lot of attention with sufficient logistical support. This is due to the presence of various types of weapons, fuel and lubricants, special uniforms and rescue equipment, onboard rations and wearable emergency stocks, as well as other diverse property and food.
During the exercise, after receiving intelligence data about the impending attack of the "enemy", the command ordered the 20 crews of the SU-24М aircraft to leave the main one immediately and move to the alternate home base. For 12 minutes 40 seconds, all the machines took to the air and went to the backup base.
At the same time, another 12 group of SU-24М front bombers within 4 minutes 30 seconds destroyed the airfield of the “enemy” airfield. The Il-78 flying tankers solved the tasks of refueling in the air strategic bombers Tu-95MS, which were supposed to deliver rocket attacks on targets thousands of kilometers away from the base.
In the 90 area of the kilometer of the Khabarovsk-Komsomolsk-on-Amur highway, Su-27CM fighters rushed above the highway at a height of several meters and soared into the sky. The goal of the aviators was not to frighten motorists, but to work out the issues of take-off and landing on the emergency lane, which was chosen as a closed section of the highway in the Krasnoselskoe area.
According to the scenario of the exercises, attack aircraft of the “southern” delivered massive rocket-bombing attacks on the airfields of the “northern” Bolshoi and Galenki in the regions of Khabarovsk and Ussuriysk, respectively. As a result, part of the runways was “destroyed”. As a spare, it was decided to use a straight section of the highway.
Such areas with a reinforced surface were built on many highways in Soviet times, but they had never been used as airfields before. At the exercises, this question was worked out in practice for the first time. It was one of the many episodes of the aviation rear exercises of the Russian Armed Forces that were unprecedented in previous 25 years.