The qualifying stage of the Aviadarts 2021 International military competition got underway in the Chelyabinsk Region. Russian Central Military District Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers during the qualification round of the competition held within the International Army Games 2021. Pilots conduct air reconnaissance, perform aerobatics, penetrate air defense system and engage ground targets during the competition. Pilots who qualify in this round will go on to compete in the bombing and missile-firing stages at the Safakulevo training area, Kurgan region.
Aviadarts is organized as a competition, involving physical exercises, air navigation exercises, and culminating in a two-day shooting contest involving missile launches, bombing, and ground strafing at the Dubrovichi range, with accuracy in targeting and navigation being used to determine the outcome. Typically crews participated in teams with three aircraft—two primary and one reserve. Helicopters and transport aircraft were tested in various scenarios, including air-dropping accuracy.