The Russian military conducted exercises in the Black Sea to destroy enemy ships against the backdrop of the ongoing exercises of NATO and the partner countries of the Sea Breeze-2021 alliance. This is stated on website press service of the Black Sea Fleet.
On the night of July 3, the servicemen of the Black Sea Fleet, together with the aviation of the Southern Military District, conducted combat training flights over the waters of the Black Sea. More than ten fighters and bombers took to the skies.
“From the Black Sea Fleet Naval Aviation, multipurpose fighters Su-30SM and front-line bombers Su-24M were involved, from the aviation of the Southern Military District, fighter-bombers Su-34 and fighter-interceptors Su-27,” the message says.
It will be clarified that before the start of the aircraft flights, the crew of the Be-12 amphibious aircraft from the Naval Aviation of the Southern Military District completed reconnaissance of conditional targets in the Black Sea.
In addition, within the framework of training flights, the pilots worked out the performance of simple and complex flight missions from medium and low altitudes, taking into account the overcoming of the air defense means of the imaginary enemy ships. To destroy a target at sea, the pilots made an approach to the combat course singly and in pairs to practice bombing and missile strikes. The role of the detachment of the imaginary enemy ships was performed by the large landing ships “Saratov” and “Orsk”.