Russian SU-25SM attack aircraft returned to the airbase in Kirgizia after night combat firing over the Urals


Wing of modernized Su-25SM attack aircraft returned to the Kant Russian airbase located in Kirgizia after carrying out training flights over the Urals.

Pilots conducted 3.500 km flight from the Shagol airbase (Chelyabinsk Region) with an average speed of 750 km/h with 2 refuelings (in Novosibirsk and Karaganda)

During 2 weeks, Su-25 SM crews practiced rocket firing on land targets at day- and nighttime at the Safakulevo air range (Kurgan Region). The targets simulated illegal armed formations and columns of their automobile technologies on march.

The main flights aim is improving crews air training on the unfamiliar area.

Russian pilots also took part in the flypast on May 9 in Yekaterinburg. The parade wing flew over the centre of the city at the altitude of 250 m with the speed of 400 km/h.