Saturday, September 25, 2021

MiG-31 will fly to the highest altitude during tactical flight drill in the Arctic

This week, units of renewed MiG-31 will perform operative tasks of tactical flight practice at most top height, in a mixed air regiment of the Northern Fleet. Aviators will climb to the lower stratosphere over the Arctic at an altitude of about 17 thousand meters.

During the training, air teams will also practice joint operations with bombers to destroy the units of a simulated opponent at sea, on land, and in the air.

Drills involve ten Su-24 and five MiG-31 supported by engineering, logistics, and communications staff of the air division. Flights will be conducted both at day and at night.

The principal mission of the flight-tactical training is to raise the professional expertise of pilots and to develop tactical abilities of joint operations.

George Costa
George Costa is a reporter specialized in defence and security systems. He covers international defence and security issues, such as international conflicts, WMD proliferation, and cybersecurity, as well as news reporting on developments in the global defence community.