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Today is the day of military air defense

Today is the day of military air defenseThe Armed Forces of Russia today marks the Day of Military Air Defense (Air Defense). According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on this day in 1915 an order was issued by the chief of staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief on the formation of separate four-gun light batteries for firing at aerial the fleet. It was they who subsequently began to be attracted to cover troops on the battlefield.
During World War II, air defense units and units made a significant contribution to defeating the enemy, destroying more than 20 thousand aircraft. Nowadays, the basis of military air defense consists of anti-aircraft missile / anti-aircraft / formations, military units and units of the Ground, Airborne and Coastal Forces of the Navy. They are designed to conduct reconnaissance and repel enemy air strikes, to protect groups of troops and objects from air strikes in all types of military operations, during regroupments and on-site deployment.
For the period up to 2020, the main directions of development of military air defense are the consistent increase in the number of military units of constant readiness and equipping them with the latest highly effective anti-aircraft missile systems and complexes / ZRS and ZRK /. First of all, this is the C-300В4 air defense system, the Buk-М3 and Tor-М2 SAMs, as well as a new portable air defense missile system. These systems differ from their predecessors high noise immunity and multi-channel.
No matter how powerful and combat capabilities the modern armament of military anti-aircraft defense possesses, only real professionals can use it with high efficiency, the preparation of which pays important attention.
That is why, as the Chief of the Air Defense Forces of the Ground Forces, Major General Alexander Leonov, said, in 2013, the enrollment of cadets for the first year of the Military Academy of Army Air Defense named after Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasilevsky, located in Smolensk, is planned to increase by more than an order of magnitude previous year and bring to 800 people.
The training of specialists for military air defense is carried out on various training systems. In particular, a complex training system was adopted, which allows to train the calculations of different types of anti-aircraft missile systems. The information support of this system provides a flexible simulation of airborne enemy of various intensity. The newest technology will begin to enroll massively in the army in the near future, and a serious burden is placed on the school to train classroom specialists who can competently operate it.
In the preparation of formations and units of troop defense, a purposeful transition continues from conducting separate command-staff and tactical exercises with live firing with them to exercises as part of various groups of troops / forces / with detailed elaboration of complex issues of organizing and maintaining interaction.

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  1. Tersky
    Tersky 26 December 2012 10: 38
    Well, as they say, guys, clear skies !!!
  2. antiaircrafter
    antiaircrafter 26 December 2012 10: 46
    There is air defense, it means -
    There are no disturbing lightning in the sky,
    You have safely solved the problem
    Guarding the air borders!
    And ardently glorifying
    Fearlessness and skill
    We wish you health and success
    We are on holiday to the air defense fighters !!!
    1. Sasha 19871987
      Sasha 19871987 26 December 2012 12: 13
      Happy holiday men, clear skies and Happy New Year
  3. IRBIS
    IRBIS 26 December 2012 10: 47
    Happy Holidays to all of you, "fly killers"! Without you - nowhere!
  4. Dangerous
    Dangerous 26 December 2012 10: 48
    I would like to wish our anti-aircraft gunners not to miss at the right time!
    1. Ross
      Ross 26 December 2012 11: 09
      With such "partners" we have no air defense anywhere. Happy holidays, guys, you are our reliable "roof" over your head. drinks
  5. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone 26 December 2012 10: 51
    VO is the guardian of the country
    Defense is a holy task!
    There will be no war tomorrow either
    Even in no way!
    For the clear sky of the country
    And just for the sake of peace
    Sons on duty again
    They know what it is!
    When everyone goes to work
    ... or going to sleep at night
    Rarely will meet here
    They have eternal weekdays, in short!
  6. Ascetic
    Ascetic 26 December 2012 10: 51
    By order of the Chief of Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Russia dated December 26, 1915 No. 368, the first four separate four-gun light batteries were formed and sent to the Western Front for firing at air targets. In accordance with by order of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation dated February 9, 2007 No. 50, this memorable date is now celebrated as Military Air Defense Day.

    Happy Holidays! "Keys to Heaven" is in good hands!
  7. Apollo
    Apollo 26 December 2012 11: 02
    I heartily congratulate you veterans and all air defense troops on a HOLIDAY !!! drinks
  8. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 26 December 2012 11: 08
    Happy Holiday Friends! For a clear sky, Hooray !!! drinks soldier drinks
  9. botur2013
    botur2013 26 December 2012 11: 11
    With the holiday of air defense troops, you are always on the alert and the fly will not fly by, good luck to everyone, for many years !!!!!!
  10. sergo0000
    sergo0000 26 December 2012 11: 23
    For us tankers, these troops are vital! fellow
    I heartily congratulate anti-aircraft gunners on their professional holiday! drinks soldier
    Can someone tell me if the Shilka is in service now !? what
  11. nabludatel_56
    nabludatel_56 26 December 2012 11: 39
    Although I’m from another air defense, I’m glad for the troops because they understood the need for training officers. 800 lieutenants in four years, this is certainly not enough, but much better than nothing in the country's air defense.

    Congratulations on the occasion!
  12. Odessa
    Odessa 26 December 2012 12: 01
    Air Defense Forces Day.

    Our sky is under protection
    Air defense is always on guard
    To the children of the whole earth
    They could sleep soundly at night.
    We need anti-aircraft gunners,
    Interceptors are important
    And locators too.
    The enemy will not be able to
    Blast a peaceful dream in the country:
    Our sky is locked.
    Congratulations to the Air Defense!
    No more reliable than him!

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  13. Alex 241
    Alex 241 26 December 2012 12: 22
    Happy Holidays!
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 26 December 2012 12: 30
  14. david210512
    david210512 26 December 2012 12: 26
    We don’t fly ourselves and don’t give others !!!! happy holiday
    1. Odessa
      Odessa 26 December 2012 12: 31
      We don’t fly ourselves and don’t give others !!!

      Actually, it's a toast! drinks good
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  15. Egoza
    Egoza 26 December 2012 13: 52
    Happy holiday, dear! I would especially like to wish health, longevity and joy to our veterans! You were always on top! Keep it up in life!
  16. MG42
    MG42 26 December 2012 14: 12
    Happy men! I myself have a truth in Ukrainian. Air defense in stock. drinks
  17. Karlsonn
    Karlsonn 26 December 2012 14: 25
    Happy Holidays! drinks
    If you hear noise and a fight,
    If they howl like dogs
    They drink vodka like H2O,
    These are the air defense guys ....
    1. Uruska
      Uruska 30 December 2012 16: 29
      An old but reliable C-75 complex ...
  18. I. Brovkin
    I. Brovkin 26 December 2012 14: 36
    Congratulations to all those who served, serve and will serve in the air defense forces. Happy holiday to you comrades! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! soldier
  19. Captainden
    Captainden 26 December 2012 15: 52
    as the son of a graduate of the Air Defense Air Defense Ministry and, as a graduate of the MVIZRU Air Defense, I congratulate all colleagues on the holiday !!!
  20. Download Do Re Mi
    Download Do Re Mi 26 December 2012 16: 05
    Happy Feast of the Pavilions! Cheers Cheers soldier
  21. gregor6549
    gregor6549 26 December 2012 16: 25
    Sincere congratulations to former and current "exploiters" from the former "industrialist". And to be on the alert, you know! am
  22. razved
    razved 26 December 2012 17: 14
    Happy professional holiday for all the keepers of our sky !!!
  23. George
    George 26 December 2012 17: 18
    You serve the Fatherland, an air defense soldier,
    Sometimes you get enough sleep, it is not easy.
    So that the enemy doesn’t fly in, do not let missiles
    You're always on guard, though tired.

    Thank you from us and bow,
    For keeping our careless dream.
    We love you, every day we remember
    So that the service goes faster - we wish!

    Congratulations to all Sky Defenders drinks
  24. homosum20
    homosum20 26 December 2012 17: 22
    I join all the congratulations and also wish you everything!
  25. vladimirZ
    vladimirZ 26 December 2012 17: 54
    Happy Air Defense! Keep the tradition! Clear sky! Happiness and success!
  26. Nymp
    Nymp 26 December 2012 19: 51
    For air defense! drinks from the border guards! Thank you guys for the service! May God grant health to the air shield of Russia !!! soldier
  27. saturn.mmm
    saturn.mmm 26 December 2012 19: 59
    I congratulate everyone on the day of air defense!
    We had it like this.

    1. Leonid SK
      Leonid SK 26 December 2012 23: 02
      HAND, HAND Take it away !!!!
    2. studentmati
      studentmati 27 December 2012 01: 13
      I envy you Michael, there is a video. From Emba 1995 I only had black and white photos, an audio cassette with recordings of negotiations and five stars on board.
  28. gispanec
    gispanec 26 December 2012 21: 56
    Thank you for congratulations ..... but there is someone with the air defense them. Yu.V. Andropova?
    All a happy holiday !!!! And a glass to catch up!
  29. 755962
    755962 27 December 2012 00: 55
    With the holiday of all fly-swatters .... But it would be triple it would be better if we would like a couple of S-zoo's triples in Kichigino .... which I’m praying for the season. I’ll go to put candles in the church .. God will hear it ..
  30. radio operator
    radio operator 27 December 2012 08: 43
    Happy holiday, friends!
    All the best!
  31. Uruska
    Uruska 27 December 2012 20: 07
    Happy Air Defense Day guys!