31st March 2020
  • 31st 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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´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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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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Russia wins the 2019 edition of ´Aviadarts´ International Contest

by 17th August 2019 0

Forty-three crews from four countries participated in the 2019 edition of International Contest ´Aviadarts´ that was organized between 3rd and 17th August 2019 at Diaghilevo airfield, Ryazan region. An overall winner of the contest was the Russian Federation team, winning in four of seven categories. The second place went to China, and the third...

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