30th March 2020
  • 30th March 2020

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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PAK DA engines to be tested this year

by 15th January 2020 0

According to the information released by ´Rostec´ state corporation, the tests of engines for the new Russian long-range strategic bomber system PAK DA will start at the end of 2020. The engines will be mounted at the Ilyushin Il-76LL test-bed aircraft (´LL´ stands for Летающая лаборатория – ´flying laboratory´) and the contract of value...

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100 aircraft for Russian Air Force in 2020

by 5th January 2020 0

At the beginning of new year 2020, the Ministry of Defence of Russian Federation released an official information regarding the ongoing modernization of the Russian Aerospace Forces inventory. According to this release, in 2020 the Russian Air Force is going to receive approximately 100 new or modernized aircraft. A few other information, focused on...

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Rostec completed the delivery of attack helicopters for 2019

by 29th December 2019 0

Russian Helicopters company announced that the delivery of over 20 attack helicopters to the Russian Ministry of Defence was finalized recently, and therefore the manufacturing company fully completed the state defence contract for 2019. All rotorcrafts successfully passed acceptance tests and were added to the Russian Aerospace Forces inventory. ´The companies that are the...

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State tests of Mi-26T2V started

by 28th December 2019 0

Russian Helicopters holding company recently announced that, with the participation of representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defence, the joint state tests of Mi-26T2V heavy-lift military transport helicopter just started and are to last until the end of 2020. The first, modernized, Mi-26T2V rotorcraft was produced in 2018, as a part of Russian Helicopters...

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