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The Russian pilot talked about the weapons and features of the work on the Su-25 in the NVO region.

Guards (Crimea), March 28 – RIA Novosti. The Russian pilot briefed RIA Novosti about the armament and operational features of the Su-25 aircraft in the zone of special military operations.

“We are working with various missile weapons such as S-8, S-13, S-24 and S-25. Compliance with all necessary parameters, missiles fall exactly on target,” the source said.

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He noted the survivability of the aircraft: Despite the damage received after being hit by a missile fired from a portable anti-aircraft missile system, the downed Su-25 was able to land in its airspace.

“The plane is quite armored and has very durable engines. During the NMD they tried to shoot us from MANPADS many times, they hit us with rockets, but the engines did not fail and the pilots returned home alive with the machines on the ground,” the pilot noted.

In the special operations zone, attack aircraft depart every day, performing several sorties per day.

“I have been attending since September, it was my first business trip for several months. Now my second business trip is also coming to an end, during this time I flew about 180 sorties,” said the official.

Since the beginning of the special military operation, the total number of striker sorties among all the regiments involved has exceeded 20,000.

The armament of the Su-25 is equipped with a powerful weapon system – air cannons, aerial bombs of various calibers and purposes, guided and unguided air-to-ground missiles, guided air-to-air missiles. In total, 32 types of weapons can be installed on an attack aircraft.

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