KALININGRAD REGION, RUSSIA – APRIL 28, 2020: Pilots of the Russian Navy Baltic Fleet ahead of scheduled tactical drills aimed at hitting sea targets at testing areas in the Baltic Sea. As part of the exercise, Sukhoi Su-24 and Sukhoi Su-30SM frontline bombers of the naval aviation of the Russian Baltic Fleet accomplished a set of artillery firings. Covered by a line of Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft, pilots successfully performed the assignments and carried out training firings at targets simulating a fleet of enemy ships. Russian Baltic Fleet Press Office/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Êàëèíèíãðàäñêàÿ îáëàñòü. Ëåò÷èêè Áàëòèéñêîãî ôëîòà ïåðåä íà÷àëîì ïëàíîâûõ òðåíèðîâîê ïî îòðàáîòêå íàíåñåíèÿ óäàðà ïî íàäâîäíûì öåëÿì â ìîðñêèõ ïîëèãîíàõ â Áàëòèéñêîì ìîðå. Ýêèïàæè ôðîíòîâûõ áîìáàðäèðîâùèêîâ Ñó-24 è Ñó-30ÑÌ ìîðñêîé àâèàöèè Áàëòèéñêîãî ôëîòà â õîäå ïëàíîâûõ òðåíèðîâîê îòðàáîòàëè óñëîâíîå íàíåñåíèå óäàðîâ àâèàöèîííûìè ñðåäñòâàìè ïîðàæåíèÿ ïî íàäâîäíûì öåëÿì â ìîðñêèõ ïîëèãîíàõ â Áàëòèéñêîì ìîðå. Ïîä ïðèêðûòèåì çâåíà èñòðåáèòåëåé Ñó-27 ïèëîòû âûïîëíèëè ïîëåòû â çàäàííûé êâàäðàò ìîðÿ äëÿ âñêðûòèÿ íàäâîäíîé îáñòàíîâêè, à òàêæå îñóùåñòâèëè ó÷åáíûå àòàêè ïî ìèøåíÿì, èìèòèðóþùèì îòðÿä êîðàáëåé óñëîâíîãî ïðîòèâíèêà. Ïðåññ-ñëóæáà Áàëòèéñêîãî ôëîòà/ÒÀÑÑ

KALININRAD, August 17. /TASS/. Over 20 crews of aircraft and helicopters of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation are involved in tactical flight drills in the Kaliningrad Region, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday.

“During scheduled drills, over 20 crews of Su-27, Su-24 and Su-30SM aircraft, Mi-24 and Mi-8 attack and military-transport helicopters and also of shipborne Ka-27 gunships and An-26 military-transport planes of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation are accomplishing a set of various assignments,” the press office said in a statement.

During the drills, the crews are launching airborne missiles and rockets of various classes, firing aircraft guns, dropping bombs weighing from 100 kg to 500 kg and practicing maneuvering elements in an aerial battle and target runs under a notional enemy’s jamming, the statement says.

The crews of Su-24 frontline bombers and Su-30SM multirole fighters will drop bombs on a target field and fire rockets against coastal targets. Su-27 fighters will accomplish the assignments of intercepting notional intruders of the airspace over the Kaliningrad Region and conduct electronic launches against the enemy’s cruise missiles and strategic bombers, the press office specified.

Along with the attack and fighter aircraft, the crews of helicopters will practice missions at combat training ranges to search for and track submarines, provide air support for coastal defense troops, airlift and land a tactical airborne assault force, the statement says.

“The naval aviation pilots are accomplishing combat training tasks both in the daytime and at night. Around 50 combat training sorties have been performed. Overall, the exercise involves about 20 aircraft and also over 400 personnel of an air formation of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation,” the press office said.

The tactical flight exercise is aimed at improving the pilots’ flying, combat employment and professional skills, it stressed.

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