Su-27 fighters to provide “clear sky” at “Race of Heroes”

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Four Su-27 fighters and two Mi-24 helicopters will provide fire support for landing of troops at the opening of the “Race of Heroes” competition which start begin at the Pesochnensky range in the Leningrad region on May 16, the press service of the Western military district told reporters on Thursday.

“During training session the multipurpose Su-27 fighters will provide “clear sky” over the landing area, and the Mi-24 helicopters will provide fire support to the units of the Airborne Forces,” – a release said.

Servicemen will work out tasks to capture strategic facilities of the imaginary enemy, and means to eliminate “illegal armed formations”. Landing will be performed from the Mi-8 helicopters.

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