Ladoga-2021 | AviaPressPhoto


In the water area of ​​Lake Ladoga, the tactical flight exercise “Ladoga-2021” of the tactical aviation of the Western Military District ended.

A tactical flight exercise was held at the Ladoga training ground in the Republic of Karelia, in which the crews of the aviation formations of the 6th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense, stationed in the Voronezh, Kursk, Tver, Leningrad and Moscow regions, took part.

During the exercise, the crews of the Su-35S, Su-30SM, MiG-31BM, Su-34 aircraft performed training flights with elements of air combat, conducted live firing and launches of guided air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and medium range, both during the day and at night.

Special aerial bombs were used as air targets, presented in the form of a garland with luminous elements and launched from a height of more than 10 thousand meters.

The peculiarity of the Ladoga aviation exercises is that the pilots are not informed about the location of the air attack means of the imaginary enemy and their characteristics until they receive a signal, but independently carry out their search and capture for escort, being in the air alert zone. Also, the pilots themselves choose the most effective means of destruction of the detected targets, depending on the situation.

The Ladoga-2021 exercises are held annually at the same time at the Russian Air Forces training ground in the Ladoga Lake area.

Also we recommend you to read the report  “Ladoga-2019”.