Russian naval and long-range aircraft have jointly practiced combat training maneuvers over the Mediterranean, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“Within the framework of a large-scale exercise by a Russian naval and aerospace group in the Mediterranean all naval and long-range planes involved arrived in the designated area. The crews practiced one of the most complicated elements – refueling in the air. Crews of Sukhoi-30SM planes of Russia’s naval aviation carried out routine flights over the Mediterranean,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Refueling in flight is a mandatory part of the flight training program and one of the most technically complex tasks, the Defense Ministry said.

“It requires high professionalism and psychological self-control. At altitudes ranging of 2,000 to 8,000 meters Sukhoi-30SM crews approached the UIyushin-78 tanker plane at speeds ranging 500-550 kilometers per hour and had their tanks filled. The planes were at a distance of just twenty meters,” the Defense Ministry said.

The Russian Navy’s commander-in-chief Vladimir Korolyov told the media earlier that 26 Russian ships, including two submarines, and also 34 planes of the Aerospace Force will conduct an unprecedented routine exercise in the Mediterranean on September 1-8. The exercise will involve missile firing practice.


Share this article:
  • 573
  • 2
ALSO READ  Ex-ISIS fighter claims British intelligence recruited him to spy on Russians in Syria

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

1 Comment
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
2018-09-03 15:36

spectacular russia