13th December 2019
  • 13th December 2019

Barkhane, Serval, Newcombe – the little-known operations in Africa.

by 1st December 2019 0

The sad news about the mid-air collision of two French helicopters in Mali, killing thirteen, flashed around the world a few days ago. This tragedy, paradoxically, recalled the world about ´Operation Barkhane´, the French-led mission in Africa, which so far was overshadowed by other military conflicts and counter-terrorism operation. When we speak about the...

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´Centre-2019´ – Russia hosted the joint multinational exercise of SCO countries

by 13th November 2019 0

Between 16th and 21st September, at several locations in Russia and other SCO countries, the multinational Strategic Command and Staff Exercise ´Centre-2019´ (Центр-2019) was held. All eight member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation were participating, deploying almost 130,000 of military personnel, 20,000 vehicles and 600 aircraft. The main part of the exercise was...

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Another edition of ´BARS´ joint tactical exercise successfully completed

by 3rd November 2019 0

Another edition of joint Serbian – Russian air force tactical exercise, codenamed ´BARS´ was held between 30th October and 2nd November 2019, at ´Privolzhskiy´ air base near Astrakhan. The exercise was performed with the participation of MiG-29 fighter aircraft and Mi-8AMTSh helicopters from air force and army aviation of both countries. The fifth edition...

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The ´Blackjacks´ are visiting South Africa

by 28th October 2019 0

Exactly on the same day when Vladimir Putin, the President of Russian Federation, opened the first ever Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi, a pair of Tupolev Tu-160 ´White Swan´ strategic bombers (NATO reporting name ´Blackjack´) arrived to Waterkloof air force base near Pretoria, South Africa. Those two supersonic nuclear bombers that arrived at South...

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Russian rotorcrafts at the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi

by 24th October 2019 0

While the eyes of the world are watching the Russian Tu-160 visiting South Africa, we cannot forget about the other event connecting Russia and the African countries, namely the Russia-Africa Economic Forum, which is organized on 23/24 October in Sochi, Russia. Russian Helicopters holding company is among the participants of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum,...

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Chinese helicopter contingent on its way to ´Centre – 2019´ exercise

by 21st October 2019 0

On 6th September 2019, eight People’s Liberation Army Air Force helicopters arrived at the Chelyabinsk airport, attracting the attention of the airport employees and guests. Those eight helicopters – four Mi-171 multipurpose helicopters and four CAIC Z-10 attack helicopters were a part of the 1,600 military personnel Chinese deployment for ´Centre – 2019´, that...

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500,000 flight hours for Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

by 19th October 2019 0

According to the Boeing company information released at the beginning of October, the existing fleet of Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft reached the 500,000 flight hours milestone. The aircraft have been developed since 1981, through the Joint-service Vertical take-off/landing Experimental (JVX) programme, initially led by the US Department of Defence and the US...

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