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January 22 - Day of Aviation of the Air Defense Forces of Russia

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The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation celebrate the Day aviation air defense troops. This date was chosen because on January 22, 1942, by order of the USSR People's Commissariat of Defense, combat aircraft intended for the defense of objects were subordinated to the commander of the air defense. Then the first air defense aviation fighter corps was created.


The Air Defense Day became an official holiday in 1996. It was established by order of the commander-in-chief of the air defense forces.

At first, the air defense forces were armed with Yak-1, Yak-7, Yak-9, MiG-1, MiG-3, La-5, La-7 aircraft, as well as light-engine LaGG-3. Today, they are replaced by other, more advanced technology - Su-30 and Su-35 fighters, MiG-31 interceptors.

Today, air defense aviation around the clock, in any weather, in winter and summer, protects the airspace of our country both from the penetration of aircraft of a potential enemy, and from unmanned aerial vehicles or missiles.

And although today the air defense aviation belongs to the Aerospace Forces, the holiday has survived and is celebrated this year for the 25th time.

On this day, everyone who is involved in this type of troops receives congratulations from the command, relatives, friends and colleagues. Those who particularly distinguished themselves are awarded medals, memorable gifts, and some of them are awarded the next titles. And then they gather in a circle of close people, and the feast begins, toasts are heard in their honor.

The editorial board of "Voenny Obozreniye" congratulates the active military personnel and veterans of the air defense aviation troops on their professional holiday. We wish you a clear sky!
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 22 January 2021 09: 04
    +12
    And although today the air defense aviation belongs to the Aerospace Forces, the holiday has survived and is celebrated this year for the 25th time.

    Participants - happy holiday!

    (I am an air defense schnick pure military. Radio engineering.)
    But the motto is common - we don't fly ourselves and we won't give it to others!
    (Although these are the ones who fly!)
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 22 January 2021 09: 23
      +3
      Quote: Victor_B
      But the motto is common - we don't fly ourselves and we won't give it to others!
      (Although these are the ones who fly!)

      In general, they are terrible people, they fly themselves, but they don't give to others! ))) Congratulations!
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      2. Tatyana
        Tatyana 22 January 2021 13: 33
        +3
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        In general, they are terrible people, they fly themselves, but they don't give to others! ))) Congratulations!

        I join everyone in the good congratulations to all those involved!
        Happy Holidays! love

    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 22 January 2021 11: 28
      +1
      Happy Holidays!
  2. faiver
    faiver 22 January 2021 09: 06
    +8
    Happy holiday to all involved, every day is a holiday drinks
  3. svp67
    svp67 22 January 2021 09: 10
    +9
    From the holidays to all who are involved in this ...
    But the article has a remark
    At first, the air defense forces were armed with Yak-1, Yak-7, Yak-9, MiG-1, MiG-3, La-5, La-7 aircraft, as well as light-engine LaGG-3
    That is, all other aircraft, except for LaGG-3 were "heavy-engine" ????? wassat And it's okay that LaGG had the same engine as the Yaks ... And it is worth remembering that then in the air defense aviation there were also "Spitfires" and ", R-40" Tomahawks "
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 22 January 2021 09: 24
      +5
      Quote: svp67
      That is, all other aircraft, except for LaGG-3 were "heavy-engine"
      It's just that this motor would be too light for LaGG! Logics! laughing
    2. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 22 January 2021 10: 33
      +4
      oh there are all the other planes, except the LaGG-3 were "heavy-duty" ????? ..... also noticed ... that's the author of the article had to be in a barrel of honey ... just like on a postcard to On May 9, the Tiger tank, somehow unpleasant, along the way, the girl scribbled an article
      As for the air defense aviation of the USSR Air Force, "foreigners" also supplied almost 63 units of the USSR Air Defense Air Force Kingcobra R-2500. as well as Thunderbolt P-47, almost 150 pieces, not to mention the air defense units equipped with the P-39 ...... there were also Mustangs of the first series. but they provided escort of bombers during "shuttle raids" unfortunately it is not known to which units they belonged to the Red Army Air Force or the Air Defense Force)
    3. sanya_sergant
      sanya_sergant 22 January 2021 17: 43
      +9
      Quote: svp67
      But the article has a remark

      Happy Holidays! This is the first thing.
      And secondly, what is this photo for the article? What's in the photo, Su-30?
      Handsome, with rockets ... the girl likes the editor ... fellow
      The truth is unmarked. sad
      That's where the Su-30 is and where the air defense aviation is! MiG was not found a purely air defense-shny interceptor, or the Su-27?
      Or it’s okay, nobody’s fumbling around. laughing
      1. svp67
        svp67 22 January 2021 20: 23
        +2
        Quote: sanya_sergant
        That's where the Su-30 is and where the air defense aviation is!

        As I understand it, at neighboring airfields ... laughing
  4. Crowe
    Crowe 22 January 2021 09: 15
    +11
    Happy Holidays, men!

    Our sky is protected
    Air defense is always on guard
    Congratulations to the Air Defense!
    No more reliable than him!
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 22 January 2021 09: 16
      +11
      A muzhik gift for those involved!
    2. Tochilka
      Tochilka 22 January 2021 13: 13
      +3
      My father flew Su-15 and MiG-23. He served in the Rostov region in its very south. the city of Salsk. 26 calendar years.
      All Air Fighters - Happy Holidays!
  5. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 22 January 2021 09: 17
    +9
    Then for the BP, fifty dollars. Who is on duty - be patient wink
    Happy holidays and good luck to everyone. drinks
  6. An64
    An64 22 January 2021 09: 18
    +7
    Happy holiday to all involved! Especially - my friend, an air defense aviator, a former zamkomdiv for IAS in Vladik, he also has a birthday today !!!
  7. Mityasha
    Mityasha 22 January 2021 09: 30
    +8
    And in more detail about the air defense aviation of the Aerospace Forces. The first time I've heard. Now there is no such kind (kind) !!!
    Those who once served, happy holidays!
  8. NN52
    NN52 22 January 2021 10: 06
    +9
    Happy Holiday !!!
  9. iva12936
    iva12936 22 January 2021 12: 00
    +2
    Happy Holidays !!!!! Hurrah!!!
  10. Orkraider
    Orkraider 22 January 2021 12: 10
    +2
    Happy holiday to all and especially aviators!
  11. lucul
    lucul 22 January 2021 12: 31
    +2
    Hmm ... at 12.30 only 15 comments ...
    Congratulations to the Air Defense Forces !!!
    1. Seriomilander
      Seriomilander 22 January 2021 12: 49
      +3
      Happy aviation and air defense day everyone!
      Air Defense Forces are for you:
  12. health
    health 24 January 2021 01: 20
    0
    Air defense officers, thank you, sorry, your planes are not painted in any special colors, and I cannot say personal thanks ...