More than 40 aircraft and helicopters have taken part in the rehearsal of Russia’s Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg, TASS reports.
"The aircraft training exercise of the Main Naval Parade was held on July 24… Over 40 aircraft and helicopters of naval aviation flew in a combat formation over the Neva River," the press office of the Western Military District said on Wednesday.
The rehearsal involved Il-38, Tu-142, Su-33, MiG-29K, Su-30 and MiG-31 aircraft and Ka-52K Katran, Ka-27M, Ka-31R and Mi-8 helicopters.
The dress rehearsal of Russia’s Main Naval Parade will be held at 11:00 on July 26 and will last two hours. The rehearsal will involve foot columns, warships and aircraft in their full formations. The Main Naval Parade will take place in St. Petersburg on July 29 on Russia’s Navy Day.