Russian Su-35 jets launch flares in drills over Syria (video)

Several Russian Sukhoi Su-35 supermaneuverable fighter aircraft took off from the Hmeymim airbase in Syria to take part in a military exercise which involved dealing with various dangerous situations that may arise during the pilots’ mission in Syria.

A video uploaded on YouTube by the Russian Defense Ministry’s TV Zvezda channel shows the deadly jets soar through the air and deploy flares while attempting to avoid simulated enemy fire.

According to Zvezda, a number Mi-8 Hip military transport helicopters also took part in the exercise.