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12.09.2021 (04:03)

The crews of the Su-35 fighter jets of the WMD aviation intercepted highly maneuverable air targets during the JSE Zapad-2021


As part of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus Zapad-2021, the crews of Su-35S fighters of the Western Military District intercepted more than 10 air targets, the role of which was performed by Su-30SM aircraft.

Pilots of Su-30SM fighters of the Aerospace Forces performed a flight at altitudes of more than 10 thousand meters, maneuvering and changing the flight path.

Each of the planes of the mock enemy was alternately detected by the crews of the radio-technical troops of the WMD.

At the command of the air defence forces on duty, pairs of Su-35S fighters were lifted into the air from an operational airfield in the Ryazan region, which performed electronic missile launches at a distance of more than 100 kilometers to the aircraft of the mock enemy.

Each of their targets was intercepted before entering the area of responsibility of the air defence units of the Western Military District.

The joint strategic exercise (JSE) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus takes place every two years in accordance with the decision taken by the heads of the two states.

The Zapad-2021 exercise is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.

The practical actions of the troops (forces) take place in the period from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.

In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple rocket launchers and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships take part in the JSE Zapad-2021 on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

The maximum number of personnel involved in the exercise of military units subject to the Vienna Document of 2011 on the territory of the Russian Federation does not exceed 6,400 military personnel.

The return of the military authorities and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participating in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

Press Service of the Western Military District
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ССУ «Запад-2021» , Aviation , Истребительная авиация
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