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Su-27s and Su-30SMs conduct Kaliningrad night drills

16th April 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy has conducted a series of night drills over Kaliningrad region involving at least 10 Sukoi Su-27 and Su-30SM (pictured) fighter aircraft.

The naval aircraft struck several targets including mock enemy command posts and other military equipment, according to a statement from the Baltic Fleet press office.

Pilots practiced carrying out a range of techniques and manoeuvres over both sea and land terrain at varying speeds and altitudes. This included take off and landing approaches as well as low-speed ground assaults.

The Su-27 can be armed with Vympel R-27, Vympel R-77 and Vympel R-73 missiles whilst the Su-30SM aircraft is capable of launching the Kh-29, KAB-500/1500 and the Kh-31.

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