The MiG-31BM interceptor fighters worked out the elements of air combat and conducted missile firing over the Pacific Ocean.
According to the press service of the Pacific Fleet, the training was attended by aircraft of a separate mixed aviation regiment of Troops and forces. They noted that the exercises were held during the control check for the winter. During the training, techniques of conducting air combat, intercepting and defeating air targets, as well as avoiding the attack of fighters were practiced.
In particular, the pilots improved the tactical techniques of conducting close air combat. They performed maneuvers with large pitch and roll angles, as well as launched air-to-air missiles at air targets simulating the aircraft of a simulated enemy.
The press service noted that special attention was paid to piloting with offensive and defensive maneuvers. Piloting was practiced at high, low and extremely low altitudes.
The interception and destruction of an air target was first performed by young pilots of a fighter squadron. "For them, the exercises were the final stage of preparation for combat duty on air defense in the area of responsibility of the Pacific Fleet," the press service said.