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12 August - Day of the Air Force of Russia

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Today, the Armed Forces of Russia celebrates Air Force Day. The holiday acquired official status in the 2006 year - with the release of the presidential decree "On the establishment of professional holidays and memorable days in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation."




The date of August 12 refers to 1912, when the military department of the Russian Empire finally decided to form the staff of the aeronautical unit of the General Staff. It is August 12, 1912 that is considered the starting date for the creation of a full-fledged aviation in our country.

In the 2015 year, the Air Force, together with the East Kazakhstan Aerospace Defense Forces, became parts of the Aerospace Forces, which led to some confusion with the official name of the holiday and its date. It is worth noting that the date of the celebration of the Air Force Day (aka VKS Day) has not changed, and the names are virtually equal.

The Air Force of Russia today is a multi-purpose formation, the military equipment fleet of which is constantly being updated. So, before the 2019 year, the tests of the latest 5-generation Su-57 fighters will be completed, after which they will begin to enter the troops. Active pilot operations are carried out with the “Dagger” hypersonic systems, where the rocket carrier is the MiG-31 that opened the “second wind”. Active re-equipment of units for Su-35 fighters is underway, the modernization of Su-34 bombers begins. By 2020, the troops plan to receive 10 upgraded Tu-160M strategic bombers, and within a few years - to purchase dozens of Tu-160М2 missile carriers. By the end of the year, a deep modernization of the Tu-95MSM strategic bomber is planned to be launched into the air.

"Military Review" congratulates all involved in the holiday!
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  1. svp67
    svp67 12 August 2019 06: 48
    +21
    Happy Falcons !!!

    And most importantly, so that you and your "nannies-mechanics" succeed and be FIVE ...
    1. Arberes
      Arberes 12 August 2019 11: 42
      +3
      Heaven is freedom!
      There are no barriers or borders!
      That's why we dream
      Looking at sunny birds.
      Shine with rays playing
      Falcons of our country;
      Red stars on wings
      Powerful and full of power.
      You can love and laugh
      Joyfully sing and scream!
      Kids in cozy beds
      Starry night swing.
      Pilots of our power
      It’s not in vain in the boundless sky!
      Angels of the Russian sky.
      And we cannot do otherwise!

      Pilots, I expressed everything that I could say about you in the above lines.
      HAPPY HOLIDAY You, Friends! drinks
      Sergei! Veteran our dear Happy Air Force Day you, friend! hi
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 12 August 2019 12: 45
        +3
        Happy Country!
        Happy Russian Air Force Day! good
        Hurrah!
        All involved in the Air Force of the USSR / Russia with a professional holiday!
        All of you health, happiness and prosperity in service, in life - in everything! love

    2. Tatyana
      Tatyana 12 August 2019 12: 51
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      Happy Falcons !!!
      And most importantly, so that you and your "nannies-mechanics" succeed and be FIVE ...

      I sincerely also join in this congratulation!
      I really liked this song about pilots! She is very vital!
      I just heard her for the first time.
  2. NEXUS
    NEXUS 12 August 2019 06: 53
    +15
    Congratulations to everyone related to the videoconferencing! Happy holiday to you!
    1. Evil543
      Evil543 12 August 2019 11: 54
      +3
      Su 57 flies congratulates at Bronnitsy, so we have our own air show. Well, he's loud
  3. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
    SERGEY SERGEEVICS 12 August 2019 07: 08
    +8
    Congratulations on the day of the Air Force of those people who are directly connected with this profession. I wish you happiness and good health, peaceful sky above your head. drinks Separately, I would like to congratulate all those people who served and continue to do this at the Bolshoi Airfield of Khabarovsk.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 12 August 2019 07: 15
      +15
      12 August - Day of the Air Force of Russia
      Happy Holiday! drinks
      1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
        SERGEY SERGEEVICS 12 August 2019 07: 21
        +8
        Many thanks to you too, Happy Holiday drinks
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 12 August 2019 07: 43
          +11
          Quote: SERGEY SERGEEVICS
          Many thanks to you too, Happy Holiday drinks

          For you, for everyone related to this holiday
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          1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
            SERGEY SERGEEVICS 12 August 2019 07: 47
            +6
            Thank you sick drinks
            1. Aerodrome
              Aerodrome 12 August 2019 09: 19
              +2
              Quote: SERGEY SERGEEVICS
              Thank you sick drinks

              "what a pain ... what a pain ... argentina-jamaica 5-0 ..!" laughing drinks
  4. Tuzik
    Tuzik 12 August 2019 07: 31
    +14
    He dreamed of becoming a pilot in childhood, it did not work out. Congratulations to all who have such a dream come true, good luck and good health flyers.
  5. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 12 August 2019 07: 41
    +8
    I join in the congratulations.
    This is also for congratulations
  6. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 12 August 2019 07: 48
    +11
    Million in a million! And so that the number of take-offs always equals the number of landings! Happy Holiday !!! Hooray!!!!
  7. Serg65
    Serg65 12 August 2019 08: 03
    +11
    Happy flyers! Clear skies to you and soft landings !!! soldier drinks
    1. NN52
      NN52 12 August 2019 09: 32
      +8

      Happy Holiday! All involved !!!
      1. Serg65
        Serg65 12 August 2019 09: 44
        +4
        The earth cannot, cannot but rotate,
        A pilot cannot, cannot but fly ...
        Happy holiday Dmitry drinks
        1. NN52
          NN52 12 August 2019 09: 47
          +5


          Thank you, Sergey!
  8. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 12 August 2019 08: 06
    +7
    Happy holiday!
  9. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 12 August 2019 08: 10
    +10
    Congratulations on all channels!
  10. Baloo
    Baloo 12 August 2019 08: 20
    +11
    My childhood dream did not come true, I did not become a pilot in naval aviation. Congratulations to all who are in heaven and on earth on a holiday! Clear skies and so that the number of take-offs coincides with the number of landings! drinks hi good
  11. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 12 August 2019 08: 24
    +10

    Where the infantry will not pass
    And the armored train will not rush
    The gloomy tank does not creep
    There will fly a steel bird

    HAPPY MILITARY AIR FORCES !!!
  12. Errr
    Errr 12 August 2019 08: 42
    +8
    drinks "The novelty of the season - no harp, take a tambourine! From the screw!"
  13. Masha
    Masha 12 August 2019 08: 47
    +7
    Happy Holiday !!! love
  14. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 August 2019 08: 47
    +7
    It’s a sin not to congratulate the real men who have conquered the sky! drinks Happy holiday, you! soldier Health happiness, prosperity! Peace Sky! soldier
  15. Mouse
    Mouse 12 August 2019 08: 56
    +6
    May our air force
    Everything will be fine in the service:
    Let the motor not cough
    If you still cough
    Let the appliances not fail
    And the screws don't junk
    Like clockwork
    And nothing will fail!
    Let the patrols in the sky blue For the air forces of Russia
    There will be no incidents.
    Congratulations to the Air Force!

    Happy Holidays! drinks
  16. Million
    Million 12 August 2019 09: 01
    +6
    Happy Holidays!
  17. Ros 56
    Ros 56 12 August 2019 09: 10
    +6
    All military pilots on a holiday

    So that the number of takeoffs equals the number of landings. hi
  18. Alien From
    Alien From 12 August 2019 09: 30
    +4
    Happy holiday! I congratulate all the people involved in the Air Force from the heart, a clear, clean and peaceful sky !!!!
  19. Alien From
    Alien From 12 August 2019 09: 30
    +4
    Happy holiday! I congratulate all the people involved in the Air Force from the heart, a clear, clean and peaceful sky !!!!
  20. Lieutenant Teterin
    Lieutenant Teterin 12 August 2019 09: 33
    +4
    I heartily congratulate all those who defend and defend the sky of our Motherland on Air Force Day! Happy Holidays, knights of the Fifth Ocean, let for each of you the number of take-offs will always be equal to the number of landings! hi
  21. Nycomed
    Nycomed 12 August 2019 09: 47
    +3
    Congratulations to all involved! Have a clear sky and so that the number of take-offs always equals the number of landings! Congratulations!
  22. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 12 August 2019 09: 50
    +4
    Congratulations to all involved! drinks
  23. Piramidon
    Piramidon 12 August 2019 09: 55
    +6
    Happy holiday, colleagues! Take care of your strength. We will celebrate again in a week.
  24. ODERVIT
    ODERVIT 12 August 2019 10: 10
    +4
    Dear fellow soldiers, colleagues, classmates, AVIATORS on our professional holiday. The week will be difficult. wink
    1. helmi8
      helmi8 12 August 2019 11: 17
      +4
      Quote: ODERVIT
      The week will be difficult.

  25. pavelty
    pavelty 12 August 2019 11: 20
    +1
    Happy holiday, dear comrades! Hooray!
  26. Victor N
    Victor N 12 August 2019 11: 21
    +1
    Happy holiday to all involved! Good luck!
  27. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 12 August 2019 11: 40
    +2
    My sincere congratulations !

    Hi flyers! Have you seen Piglet with an anti-aircraft gun?
  28. sagitch
    sagitch 12 August 2019 12: 24
    +1
    Thank you for your congratulations! I am proud that he was involved in the air force of our large country.
    Happy holiday, pilots! Happy holiday, technology!

    Uzin city, Kiev region, military unit 06679 1 regiment, TEC, Tu-95 missile carriers.
  29. Fitter65
    Fitter65 12 August 2019 13: 00
    +3
    Aviators are superstitious people so they remember that
    Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR dated April 28, 1933 No. 859, in honor of the outstanding achievements of scientists, aviation designers, workers in the aviation industry, flight and technical personnel of the Air Force of the Red Army, the holiday was set on August 18 - All-Union Aviation Day (USSR Air Fleet Day, Aviation Day) .

    By Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 1, 1980 No. 3018-X “On Holidays and Commemorative Days” it was established that the Day of the Air Fleet of the USSR is celebrated on the third Sunday of August.

    And this year, both August 18 and the third Sunday, coincided. laughing All with the AIR WEEK good drinks drinks
  30. 123456789
    123456789 12 August 2019 22: 24
    0

    An air extravaganza!