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This equipment is designed to achieve an improved accuracy of applying bomber, missile and gun weapons of the airplane, expand the range of air attack weapons, which are used on the aircraft, introduce a navigational bombing of targets with known coordinates and etc.
So far the only Frogfoot unit, 299 brTA, has received eight upgraded aircraft comprising seven Su-25M1s (bort numbers ‘03 Blue’ to ‘08 Blue’ and ‘41 Blue’) and a single Su-25UBM1 (bort ‘62 Blue’). Of note is the fifth single-seat Su-25M1 (bort ‘06 Blue’) to be returned to service, as this was the first Frogfoot to receive the new ‘pixel’ or ‘digital’ camouflage scheme. Delivery of at least two additional Su-25M1s is imminent as ‘38 Blue’ and ‘40 Blue’ were photographed during test flights at ZDARZ in November 2013.
In March 2010 Ukraine's Defense Ministry recently passed Su-25 UBM1 and Su-25 M1 Russian-made fighters into service. A two-seat operational trainer Su-25 UBM1 is designed to provide tactical flight training of pilots in air force units and improving fighting efficiency. It could also be used for better determination of location, height and flying speed of enemy jets by utilizing digital algorithm range setting. The Su-25 UBM1 jet is a modernized version of Su-25 UB equipped with tuned and updated instruments to increase accuracy of bombing and missile launching. The fighter jet Su-25 M1 is a modernized version of Su-25 equipped with updated devices with improved fighting performance. By putting into service the two new jets, the defense ministry expected to improve tactical flight and combat efficiency.