From the beginning of the year, the pilots of the Southern Military District made more than 36.5 thousand flights of combat use, which is almost 1 thousand more compared to the last year results. It is reported by the Defense Ministry.
“During the exercises and the fly about 150 managed aircraft weapons, more than 4.5 thousand unguided rockets were released, about 4 thousand bombings were conducted and about 4 thousand small-gun armament was used. Pilots flew in difficult weather conditions both day and night, as well as elements of a complex and practiced aerobatics during the air battle,” the statement of the Ministry of Defense said.
Transport crew and special aviation associations transported to destinations more than 1.1 thousand tonnes of cargo and more than 6 thousand troops.