SEVASTOPOL, November 7. /TASS/. The pilots of Su-24M, Su-25SM and Su-30M2 planes from the Air Force and Air Defense Army of Russia’s Southern Military District held drills over the Black Sea to practice repelling a notional enemy’s attack on the Crimean naval base, the Black Sea Fleet’s press office reported on Thursday.
"The pilots of attack aircraft, bombers and fighters practiced assignments to repel an air attack on the Crimean naval base and deliver an air strike against a notional enemy’s naval group in interaction with the Black Sea Fleet’s ships," the press office said in a statement.
During the drills, the pilots also sharpened their skills of performing aerobatic maneuvers, tactical techniques to intercept and attack air targets and counter the enemy’s electronic countermeasures. The pilots practiced cohesion of their operations in different groups to strike naval and ground targets, the press office said.
Overall, the drills involved about 10 crews from the Air Force and Air Defense Army and also warships of the Black Sea Fleet’s Crimean naval base.