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Advanced Russian Sukhoi Warplanes Destroy 'Enemy' Tanks During Drills
Friday, 06 November 2015 09:32
Advanced Russian Sukhoi Warplanes Destroy 'Enemy' Tanks During Drills

11:32 06.11.2015(updated 11:45 06.11.2015) Get short URL

An anti-aircraft missile system, a tank column and a simulated enemy airfield have been destroyed by Russia's Sukhoi Su-35S and Su-30SM fighters during military exercises in the country's Khabarovsk Territory in the Far East, media reports said.

Taking part in the drills were nine Su-35S planes and three Su-30SM aircraft, which launched attacks at one of the Khabarovsk Territory's shooting ranges, according to the press service of Russia's Eastern Military District.

"A total of 24 bombs were dropped on simulated enemy targets which were successfully eliminated," the press service said.

The video shows the Sukhoi 35 fighter jets earlier simulating aerial combat over the Kuril Islands.

The Su-35 fighter jet was first introduced to a foreign audience at the Paris Air Show in 2013.

An upgraded version of the Su-27 multirole fighter, the Su-35 incorporates the features of 4++ and 5th generation aircraft. Russia’s Aerospace Forces are due to receive 96 of these planes by 2020.

As for the SU-30SM, it is a two-seat derivative of the earlier Su-27UB (NATO reporting name: Flanker) capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions with a wide variety of precision-guided munitions.

Among other advanced features, the aircraft has thrust-vectoring engines to enhance maneuverability.

The plane can engage aerial threats, ground and naval surface targets by deploying onboard air-to-air and air-to-surface guided or unguided weapons.

It can also be equipped with anti-surface weaponry, including rockets and rocket pods for conducting land attack operations.

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