Vietnam holds air live fire drills in the south

By Toan Dao   March 28, 2016 | 07:34 pm GMT+7

Two Vietnamese air force divisions, 370 and 371, conducted air live fire drills using fighters and military helicopters at a military site in the southern province of Dong Nai on March 23 and 24, the People’s Army Newspaper reported Sunday.

It is part of the key operations in their training program this year, the daily said, adding that the drills ended with good results.

Su-30MK2, Su-22 M4 fighter jets and Mi-8, Mi-171 helicopters took part in the exercises, according to the report.

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Major General Nguyen Van Tho, Vice Commander and Chief of Staff of the Vietnam People’s Air Force assigns the mission to pilots. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper

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Mounting rockets to Su-30MK2. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper

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Aircraft maintenance check. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper

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Radar communication. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper

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Before take-off. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper

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On the way to targets. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper

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Su-30MK2s strike land-based targets. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper

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An Mi-8 fires at the targets. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper

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A target destroyed in the first attack. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper

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Pilots after the successful mission. Photo: People’s Army Newspaper