Combat crews of Mi-8, Mi-28 “Night hunter” and Mi-35 helicopter of Leningrad air force and air defence army of the Russian Western Military District conducted missile and cannon strikes on armored column of the mock enemy in preparation for the qualifying stages of the competition of air training “Aviadarts-2021” in the framework of the International Army Games. The flight shift of the training flights was performed by more than 30 pilots of the helicopter regiment.
To perform combat training tasks, the crews of a separate helicopter regiment flew from the home airfield to the Kiniseppsky training ground (Leningrad region), performing maneuvers to avoid the air defence of a mock enemy. The crews of the army aviation of the WMD launched rocket attacks on the armored vehicles of the mock enemy in the Leningrad region. The flight to the specified area of operations was carried out as part of the links at an extremely low altitude of up to 30 m. In addition, the pilots practiced landing on unprepared snow-covered terrain.