26th October 2020
  • 26th 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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´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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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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National stage of ´Aviadarts-2020´ launched

by 4th July 2020 0

International Contest ´Aviadarts-2020´ took the next step, as the national stage of live-fly exercise was launched this week in the Ryazan area. Before entering the live-fly phase of the contest, the crews had to complete the first step, called ´Physical training´ (Физическая  подготовка) and consists of several exercises on speed, agility, coordination and strength....

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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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