25th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020

When the sky is not blue – All-weather pilot training (2)

by 16th October 2020 0

In the middle of this year we have reported about the all-weather training organized for the aviation crews from the Western Military District in Russia. The training, then held in Leningrad Oblast, was performed as the live-fly exercise for the military transport aeroplanes (Tu-134M, An-72, An-12 and An-26) and Mi-8 helicopters. This time, continuing...

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Modernization of the Serbian Air Force

by 11th October 2020 0

In our recent article related to the live-fire exercise ´Joint Action 2020´ we have mentioned that, according to the Serbian military authorities, the current training was a great opportunity to show the progress in modernization of the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence, especially when compared to the ´March of the Victors´ exercise from...

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´Joint Action 2020´ exercise in Serbia

by 10th October 2020 0

A live-fire and large-scale military exercise codenamed ´Joint Action 2020´ (Sadejstvo 2020 / Садејство 2020)  is carried out today, on Saturday 10th October, in Serbia. The exercise is organized at the temporary exercise area Pešter, in southwestern Serbia. The current exercise is another one large-scale training of the Serbian Armed Forces, after the ´March...

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Purchase of new German heavy-lift helicopter cancelled

by 4th October 2020 0

On 29th September 2020, the Federal Ministry of Defence informed about cancellation of the procurement procedure for the new German heavy-lift helicopter. As a result, there will be no conclusion of the purchase agreement in 2021, as previously scheduled. Currently, the German armed forces are operating approximately sixty Sikorsky CH-53G ´Sea Stallion´ helicopters, purchased...

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Airborne operation at ´Slavic Brotherhood – 2020´ tactical exercise

by 3rd October 2020 0

An annual, joint tactical exercise ´Slavic Brotherhood – 2020´ was held between 14th and 25th September this year, at Brestsky training ground, located near Brest, the Republic of Belarus. More than 6000 soldiers and 500 vehicles participated in the exercise, coming from the Western Operational Command of Belarus and two units of the Russian...

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´Aviadarts-2020´ completed its final stage

by 25th September 2020 0

The final, international stage of ´Aviadarts-2020´ military aviation competition took place between 23rd August and 5th September. Similarly as in 2019, the contest was organized at Diaghilevo airfield, Ryazan region. More than 40 air crews participated in the current edition of aviation component of the ´Army Games´ competition and although this number was similar...

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A ´Storm´ is coming

by 4th September 2020 0

A prototype of new upgraded variant of Mi-171Sh ´Storm´ (Ми-171 Шторм) was for the first time presented to the public at the International Military-Technical Forum ´Army-2020´, that took place between 23rd and 29th August 2020 in Kubinka, Moscow area. The new member of Mi-8/Mi-17 family was exhibited by its manufacturer, the Russian Helicopters holding...

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New high-speed rotor blades for Russian combat helicopters

by 4th September 2020 0

During the International Military-Technical Forum ´Army-2020´ held between 23rd and 29th August in Kubinka, the Russian Helicopters holding company presented the new, made entirely from composites, rotor blades intended for combat helicopters. The blades were designed to increase the maximum speed of Mi-28 and Mi-35 combat helicopters. Their main characteristic include the improved aerodynamics...

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Russian MoD to receive two Mi-38 helicopters

by 27th August 2020 0

As announced by the Russian Helicopters company, a contract for supplying two Mi-38 rotorcraft was recently signed by the manufacturer with the Russian Ministry of Defence. The helicopters will be delivered in a passenger variant, with a highly comfortable cabin. An official ceremony of concluding the contract was held in Kubinka, during the International...

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