"The Su-34 squadron crews have accomplished the mission of delivering massive air strikes on targets simulating the enemy military equipment convoys," the statement reads. It is noted that the pilots provided covering fire to advancing and defending motorized rifle and tank detachments "under simulated battlefield conditions."
The crews committed more than 20 missions having used nearly 40 bombs of different types as part of the exercise.
It should be reminded that two Su-34 fighters were involved during the Russian intervention in Georgia in 2008.
The Su-34 strike fighter is primarily designed for high-precision air strikes including with nuclear weapons against ground and naval targets in daytime and at night. 57 such warplanes were in service with the Russian Federation Armed Forces as of Dec. 22, 2014.