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Russia’s Kant airbase pilots to deliver strikes against simulated gunmen in Kyrgyzstan

June 15, 2015, 12:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The drill feature Sukhoi Su-25SM attack aircraft and Mil Mi-8 (Hip) helicopters
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Sukhoi Su-25SM attack aircraft

Sukhoi Su-25SM attack aircraft

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MOSCOW, June 15. /TASS). Russia’s attack aircraft and helicopters will deliver strikes against simulated militants in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan as part of the drills at the Russian Kant air base, assistant to the Central Military District Commander, Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin said on Monday.

The drills of Sukhoi Su-25SM attack aircraft (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) and Mil Mi-8 (Hip) helicopters started at the Russian Kant airbase in Kyrgyzstan on Monday.

"According to the plan of the drills, the crews of Su-25SM attack aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters will practise searching for camouflaged ground objectives with the help of air data recorders in flights at low altitudes and destroying highly mobile groups of simulated armed formations operating in the highly mountainous terrain," the assistant said.

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