2nd June 2020
  • 2nd June 2020

Victory Day Parade goes airborne

by 1st May 2020 0

Over the past few weeks we were reporting the preparations for the biggest Russian military holiday, the Victory Day Parade held annually on 9th May. Despite the coronavirus outbreak and strict measures against the pandemic implemented in the country, it seemed that the parade was going to be held, regardless the evolution of epidemic...

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´Aviadarts-2020´ competition finalized its second phase

by 11th April 2020 0

The 2020 edition of ´Aviadarts´ international military contest is finalizing its second phase. In March,  many of participating crews were concluding the regional level of the competition – as it happened, for example, in the Western Military District (Западный военный округ). Helicopter crews of the 6th Leningrad Army of Air and Air Defence Forces...

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Combat exercise of Russian transport aviation

by 15th March 2020 0

In early March 2020, the crews of Russian Military Transport Aviation – MTA (Военно-транспортная авиация – ВТА) performed the live-fire combat exercise at Kushalino training ground, Tver region. At first sight, the combination of terms ´transport aviation´ and ´live-fire exercise´ could seem strange, if not even ridiculous, but a closer inspection can show a...

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In-flight refuelling practice of Russian military aviation

by 5th March 2020 0

The beginning of this year for Russian aviation was marked by intensive trainings on air-to-air refuelling procedures. Both the Russian naval aviation and tactical units from the Aerospace Forces performed several scheduled day- and night-refuelling practices. In the second part of February, the crews of Su-30SM multipurpose fighters and Su-24M bomber aircraft from the...

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FARP makes its debut in Arctic

by 28th February 2020 0

During the exercise Emerald Warrior 20-1, Special Tactics Airmen performed a simulated Forward Arming and Refuelling Point (FARP) for F-22 Raptors. For the first time ever, FARP was carried out in an extreme cold weather conditions, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Forward Arming and Refuelling Point is aimed to provide fuel and ordnance for...

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