MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the eve of the professional holiday, the pilots of the army aviation of the State Center for Combat Use and Retraining of Flight Personnel of the Russian Ministry of Defense conducted combat flights against ground targets.
During the flights, the crews of the Mi-28n helicopters performed launches of guided and unguided missiles, as well as firing a cannon at targets denoting armored and automotive vehicles of a conventional enemy.
“The army aviation ends the academic year with good results, air formations and units took part in more than 840 basic combat training events. The average flight time for a pilot was about 100 hours. The plan for combat training of army aviation for 2020 has been fully implemented, ”said Colonel Igor Romanov, head of the army aviation of the Aerospace Forces.
Army aviation dates back to 1948, when the first helicopter squadron was formed in Serpukhov. Initially, the helicopters performed only auxiliary tasks – delivering mail, reports, adjusting artillery fire, aerial reconnaissance. In the future, with the improvement of tactics, methods of warfare, helicopters and aircraft weapons of destruction, the tasks of army aviation expanded. At the present stage, being part of the Air Force of the Aerospace Forces, army aviation solves a wide range of tasks – these are fire, airborne transport, reconnaissance and special tasks. Today, army aviation is armed with modern aviation systems, is a highly mobile means, acts as one of the main means of achieving goals in armed conflicts, solves not only combat and special tasks, but also tasks to eliminate the consequences of natural and man-made disasters.
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