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Russian air demonstration team practices launch of air-to-air missiles

Russian air demonstration team of the country’s Air Force, known as Russian Knights, have practiced hitting aerial targets with air-to-air missiles, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

“Aircrews of the Russian Knights aerobatics team of Russia’s Aerospace Forces practiced live firing of air-to-air missiles, destroying aerial targets at the Ladoga training facility,” the ministry said.

According to media reports in recent weeks, the launches took place in the daytime and at night at altitudes of eight kilometers and more.


The crews were not informed about the location of targets beforehand and had to search and intercept them on their own.

The Russian Knights perform aerial demonstrations in the Su-30SM multirole fighter aircraft developed by JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau.

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