MIL-OSI Russia: Army Aviation of the Aerospace Forces is 73 years old

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

Today, in the aviation units of the Army Aviation of the Aerospace Forces, solemn events dedicated to the professional holiday will be held. During the events, four Mi-26 helicopters and Mi-8 helicopters based on airfields in Tver, Chelyabinsk, Pskov and Rostov regions will be named. In particular, the names of the Heroes of the Russian Federation, Major General Boris Vorobyov, Colonel Fyodor Prokopenko, Heroes of the Soviet Union, Colonel General Vitaly Pavlov, Colonel Vyacheslav Pismenny, and Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of Russia, Colonel Nikolai Maidanov, who made an invaluable contribution to the development of the army aviation.

“This year, according to the combat training plan, an emphasis was placed on the joint training of army aviation pilots with the airborne assault unit of the Airborne Forces. An army aviation brigade was tested in a new organizational and staff structure, with which measures were taken to ensure airborne assault operations of mobile forces both day and night, “said Colonel Igor Romanov, head of the Army Aviation of the Aerospace Forces.

In addition, computer classes with procedural simulators were deployed in two army aviation brigades of the Eastern and Southern military districts and in two helicopter regiments of the Central and Eastern military districts. By the end of the year, the installation of a training and simulator complex in the helicopter regiment of the Western Military District will be completed.

Currently, the Syzran branch of the Air Force Academy is completing preparations for the graduation of young lieutenants, army aviation pilots. In total, the university will graduate on October 30 more than 250 officers, including 14 graduates with honors.

Army aviation dates back to 1948, when the first helicopter squadron was formed in Serpukhov near Moscow. Initially, the helicopters performed only auxiliary tasks – delivering mail, reports, adjusting artillery fire, aerial reconnaissance. Later, with the improvement of tactics, methods of warfare, helicopters and aviation weapons, 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 (Ka-52, Mi-28n, Mi-35, Mi-8 of various modifications and others), is a highly mobile means, acts as one of the main means of achieving goals in armed conflicts, decides not only combat and special tasks, but also tasks to eliminate the consequences of natural disasters of a natural and man-made nature.

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