Russian Su-30SM fighters conduct missile launches over annexed Crimea

Training and combat missions were performed by 10 Su-30SM aircraft
20:19, 26 August 2019
Sukhoi Su-30
Russian Su-30SM fighters completed combat launches of air-to-air missiles at the training ground in annexed Crimea. It is reported by TASS.

It is noted that the pilots worked out a set of measures to search for, detect and destroy air-to-air missiles of airborne light targets.

According to the press service, some crews on combat aircraft were involved in the production of small-sized light targets used to simulate airborne targets of a conventional enemy.

Training and combat missions were performed by 10 Su-30SM aircraft.
Earlier we reported that mass production of Su-57 fighters began in Russia.

"The fifth-generation multifunctional aviation complex with high intelligence of onboard equipment, low visibility, large lines for intercepting air and destroying ground targets. In 2019, it was launched into serial production, and a long-term contract was signed with the Ministry of Defense for the supply of more than 76 aircraft," the brochure dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Sukhoi Design Bureau says.

The Su-57 is the first Russian fighter of the fifth generation. It has been developing since 2002. The serial production of the aircraft was repeatedly postponed. Earlier, the head of the United Aircraft Corporation, Yuri Slusar, said that the first 12 aircraft should be operational in 2019, but in 2018 the TASS news agency reported that the first and second production aircraft would enter the army at the end of 2019 and in 2020, respectively.
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