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Russian Army Aviation celebrates 65 anniversary

October 28, 2013 Army celebrates its 65th anniversary aviation Of Russia. October 28, 1948 is considered to be the day of the creation of domestic army aviation: on this day the first aviation squadron was created for Serpukhov, which received helicopters for service. It was this squadron that laid the foundation for the domestic army aviation as a separate branch of the army. Initially, it was called auxiliary aviation. Her tasks at the initial stage of development included transporting various cargoes by air, conducting reconnaissance, adjusting fire and providing communications. However, over time, during the technological revolution, helicopters turned into a very formidable weapon on the battlefield.

Already at the beginning of the 1970-s, after the adoption of the transport and combat helicopter Mi-24, nicknamed in the troops as a "crocodile", whose main task was to support the actions of the ground forces, auxiliary aviation became known as army. For its long history Soviet and Russian army aviation managed to participate in a large number of regional conflicts. Crews of army aviation defended the interests of our Motherland not only in “hot spots” in the territory of Russia and the countries of the former USSR, but also abroad. At present, army aviation is designed to solve tactical and operational-tactical tasks during army operations of various intensity (combat operations).

Russian Army Aviation celebrates 65 anniversary

Army pilots showed a lot of courage and heroism during both Chechen campaigns, performing combat missions in the North Caucasus. But even in peacetime, army aviation helicopters are busy providing activities for the ground forces of our country. Today, not a single large-scale exercise is complete without the involvement of helicopters - combat and transport helicopters. At the same time, over the past decades, army aviation has moved several times from the Air Force to the Ground Forces and back. In 1990, it became an independent branch of the military, but in January 2003 was returned to the Russian Air Force. However, in 2010, army aviation was transferred to the subordination of USC (United Strategic Commands) "West", "Center", "East" and "South".

In modern realities, army aviation is playing an increasing role in the strategy and tactics of combat operations. Providing fire support for ground units from the air has repeatedly proved its high effectiveness during the recent military conflicts in which army aircraft took an active part. It is for this reason that the increase and updating of the helicopter fleet is one of the priorities of the development of the RF Armed Forces.

Currently, army aviation, like all Russian armed forces, is at the stage of reform. The concept of its use for the near and distant future is being developed, new helicopters and UAVs are being adopted, which are actively being developed by personnel, work is underway to create new, promising military equipment. The Day of Army Aviation is not only a holiday, but also a certain stage in development. The day when it is possible to sum up some results, analyze the accumulated problems and the ways out of them, determine the prospects for work. In any case, Army Aviation meets its 65 anniversary, on the rise, at the stage of large-scale re-equipment of modern military equipment.

The new face of the Russian Army Aviation

Currently, the re-equipment of the Russian army aviation to the new equipment is actively carried out. Before 2020 in Russia, 8 should be added to the already existing army aviation bases in 6, thus their total number will reach 14 air bases. Before 2020, more than 1, thousands of new helicopters, should go into service with army aviation. This primarily concerns the Ka-52 “Alligator” and Mi-28H combat helicopters, as well as the transport combat Mi-8 AMTSH and MTV-5, updated Mi-26Т2 and light Ka-226 multi-purpose helicopters.

Multipurpose attack helicopter Mi-35M

Currently, a contract has been concluded for the supply of 22 (according to other 30 data) combat vehicle data, in general, the AA requirements for these machines are estimated at 100 units. Also, it is planned to bring all the previously upgraded Mi-35 helicopters to the level of Mi-24М.

To date, 2 contracts have been concluded for the supply of 67 machines for the 2013 year, as well as 30 helicopters for the 2015 year. In general, the need for Russian army aviation in such helicopters is estimated at 350-400 units in various H / NM / UB versions. Currently, work is underway on a modernized version of the Mi-28HM, equipped with a new airborne defense complex and a new optical-electronic system, as well as on the combat training version of the Mi-28UB.

Until the end of 2013, the AA of Russia should be replenished with 36 multipurpose Ka-52 all-weather combat helicopters, it was also announced that it signed a long-term contract for the supply of Ka-140 helicopters to 52. According to some information, 2020-30 of them will be produced in the Ka-32K marine modification, these helicopters should be based on Mistral helicopter carriers. It is also possible to further increase the order. All the needs of army aviation are estimated at 52-120 helicopters of this type, and with the needs of the Russian Navy they reach 150-180 machines.

In 2010, the contracts for the supply of Mi-22AMTSH helicopters to the 8 troops were completed, the 2011 of these helicopters was received by the army in 10, the 20 helicopters must be commissioned in the 2012 year, the entire long-term contract provides for the supply of more than 150 helicopters Mi-8AMTSH to the end of the year 2020. In addition, helicopters of the Mi-8МТВ5 modification are supplied in AA units, by the year 2011 was supplied to the troops of this type of helicopters, 50 was still in 2012, deliveries of vehicles would continue. The exact number of Mi-20MTV-8 helicopters that are ready to be purchased by the military is difficult to call, but it is known that they will amount to at least ½ supplies from all Mi-5 helicopters.

It is worth noting that the Mi-8 helicopters, in addition to performing transport and combat functions, can solve a large number of other tasks. The military demand various modifications of this rotary-wing machine, in particular, the jammers Mi-8MTPB, Mi-8PPA and Mi-8SMV-PG. Currently, the troops have received at least 26 new and upgraded helicopters in these modifications, their deliveries will continue in the future. In total, up to 2020, Russian army aviation should receive about 400-500 Mi-8 helicopters of various modifications, which will still be its backbone. In addition, in Russia, work is underway to create a deep modernization of this machine under the designation Mi-8М.

Multipurpose transport helicopter Mi-26Т2

Today, the Russian company Rostvertol implements a contract for the supply of X-NUMX helicopters Mi-18T to 26 (according to other information, these are 2015 helicopters), in addition, another contract has already been concluded for the supply of 22 machines in the new, modernized configuration Mi-15Т26, which must be completed by 2 year.

The contract for the supply of these helicopters has already been concluded. In the period from 2015 to 2020, the military should receive more than 100 data of helicopters, according to other information of X-NUMX Ka-120 Killer Helicopters. In general, the need for helicopters of this class, taking into account also the needs of naval aviation, is estimated to be from 60 to 200 helicopters. The most realistic is the figure in 400-250 machines.

Before 2020, army aircraft will receive more than 40 of such helicopters. It is assumed that the machine will be widely used to train pilots for the Ka-50 Black Shark helicopters and Ka-52 Alligator helicopters. In addition to training purposes, the helicopter can be used to solve a variety of transport tasks. Today, there are 2 versions of this helicopter with different power plants - Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 and Rolls-Royce Allison 250-С20R / 2. In 2012, the military received the first Ka-5 helicopters 226.

According to earlier plans, as part of a large-scale rearmament program, army aviation should receive at least 2020 helicopters of the new construction by the 1124, as well as several hundred modernized helicopters. Thanks to this, the grouping of Russian army aviation will become the second largest in the world in terms of the number of vehicles, as well as one of the most modern in terms of combat equipment used.

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  1. major071
    major071 28 October 2013 09: 24
    Happy holiday to you friends! drinks
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 28 October 2013 09: 29
      Happy Holidays, God bless you and your loved ones!
      1. igor67
        igor67 28 October 2013 15: 02
        And the unas at the base of 24ki was affectionately called Cheburashka, because of the "ears". Happy holiday!
  2. Maximus-xnumx
    Maximus-xnumx 28 October 2013 09: 25
    HOLIDAY to all military flyers! As one teacher told us, part-time teacher at VVA named after Yu.A. Gagarin ,, the future of the Ground Forces for military aviation ,, !!!
  3. Alikovo
    Alikovo 28 October 2013 09: 25
    congratulations on the anniversary !
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 28 October 2013 09: 34
      I heartily congratulate veterans and military personnel as well as members of their families on the professional holiday of Army Aviation Day. I wish you all good health and all the best.

  4. admrall
    admrall 28 October 2013 09: 31
    With our helicopters we are ahead of the rest !!! Beauties !!!
  5. boris697
    boris697 28 October 2013 09: 37
    Confused the name of the photo.
    1. maxvet
      maxvet 28 October 2013 19: 00
      not confused, just not very convenient to place photos and names of helicopters and "sub-articles"
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 28 October 2013 09: 42
    Guys who fought in all the hot spots! I congratulate you ALL on the occasion! You are remembered by all those whom you helped out: to support by fire, to drop an assault force, to pick up the wounded and the load, just not count what you have done! Low bow, health, prosperity and the number of take-offs was equal to the number of landings !!!
    Eternal Memory of the Fallen!
  7. shurup
    shurup 28 October 2013 09: 51
    This is my pleasure to congratulate the army fliers!
    So now the cavalry and their horses look like.
  8. morpogr
    morpogr 28 October 2013 09: 53
    Congratulations ON HOLIDAY! Health and Happiness to you and your family and friends!
  9. Rinat 1
    Rinat 1 28 October 2013 10: 05
    Happy holidays to you guys! May God grant you health and prosperity!
  10. Fregate
    Fregate 28 October 2013 10: 18
    Happy holiday !!! All photos are confused names.
  11. Migari
    Migari 28 October 2013 10: 20
    All the guys who served and are now in the service, on our holiday, on the holiday of the people!
  12. avt
    avt 28 October 2013 10: 32
    All a happy holiday and clear skies!
  13. polkownik1
    polkownik1 28 October 2013 10: 41
    Happy Holidays, fighting friends! And the authors of the article suggest shifting all the captions for the photo one step down.
  14. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 28 October 2013 10: 44
    What could be better than a whistle of blades clapping on the air?
    What could be better than the sound that you are VERY waiting for?
    To all involved in the flights of "Crocodiles" and "Bee-teshek" -

    drinks drinks drinks

    I got a gift once: a cassette with the songs of helicopter pilots from Afghanistan ...
    Now I can’t find her.
    These are alterations of our Soviet songs. If anyone knows where to download, I will be very grateful.
    Found only lyrics, this one to Boyarsky’s song:


    I gradually weaned myself out of fear
    And from tears, and from all the little things household.
    And now I’m sitting boldly in my helicopter,
    And I look impassively at the spinning screw.

    Up! And NURSs fly down to the gorge.
    Up! Following them, the second Dashak.
    Oh! When, when is the replacement?
    Oh! And when is our last departure?
    Our departure when?

    Free minutes rarely drop out.
    And yesterday, today, and tomorrow with us.
    And when the finger gets tired press on the trigger -
    “Ap!” - I say to myself and press to the end.


    Here the car sits and drives to the parking lot.
    I open the sash, sit on it.
    They worked well, now everything is in order,
    They will remember that day for a long time.


    And so he came, the long-awaited September.
    And let, well, let the machine gun rest.
    Well hello, well hello, well hello, replacement.
    And let, let the war wait a little bit for us.


    GOOD LUCK TO YOU, air tankers !!!
  15. cosmos111
    cosmos111 28 October 2013 10: 49
    I wish that the number of take-offs, always equal to the number of landings.
    And that the EXTREME Departure, not when it was not the last. soldier
  16. chernomor62
    chernomor62 28 October 2013 10: 51
    Happy holiday, "rotary-winged aces"! You are best!!
  17. polly
    polly 28 October 2013 10: 55
    On behalf of all Arsenyev aircraft manufacturers, I congratulate all the flight, engineering and technical staff, employees of the airfield technical support of the army aviation on their holiday! Keep it up guys! Managing the world's best "flying reptiles" is a class and the highest degree of mastery of the military profession!
  18. Cthulhu
    Cthulhu 28 October 2013 11: 12
    Happy holiday men! Thank you for everything!!!!
  19. ZU-23
    ZU-23 28 October 2013 11: 18
    Aviation! congratulations from the bottom of my heart! I wish you development and reproduction, because Che is not enough for you)))
  20. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 28 October 2013 11: 21
    Happy Holiday, brothers flyers !!!
  21. Ascetic
    Ascetic 28 October 2013 11: 23
    Happy holidays guys! God give you health and clear skies!
  22. aviator65
    aviator65 28 October 2013 11: 29
    Happy holiday guys!
    1. bask
      bask 28 October 2013 12: 25
      All the guys guys, happy holiday !!!
      Without you, the ground forces are not like.
      For more, in the troops of modern new technology.
  23. Russ69
    Russ69 28 October 2013 13: 23
    HAPPY !!! drinks soldier
  24. Russ69
    Russ69 28 October 2013 15: 00
    This year, the Air Force received, in addition to new ones, more than 70 helicopters after repair. The fleet is being restored, which cannot but rejoice.
  25. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 28 October 2013 15: 09
    Happy holiday to you, Army Aviation pilots! Long life, good health and every success!

    For Army Aviation !!! drinks drinks drinks
  26. Romanychby
    Romanychby 28 October 2013 16: 09
    Happy Holiday-Flyers! All health !!!
  27. 311ove
    311ove 28 October 2013 16: 54
    Happy Heroes! Happy Workaholic! Happy Holidays !!!!
  28. drop
    drop 28 October 2013 17: 02
    Happy Holidays to you who serve in Aryan aviation. All my conscious life, my colleagues and I devoted to creating systems for these aircraft. We have done a lot and continue to create systems and equipment for helicopters. On tests, I repeatedly flew on MI-24, in the office there is a photo that General Designer S.V. gave me Mikheev in honor of my anniversary. I wish you health pilots, engineers, technicians and combat control officers, and happiness in your family.
  29. e3tozy
    e3tozy 28 October 2013 20: 34
    I join and congratulate all pilots, technicians, engineers, designers, and all those involved in army aviation on the occasion! I wish you all a peaceful sky, good health, happiness in your personal life! The creators of aircraft bow for wonderful cars!
  30. freedom2013
    freedom2013 28 October 2013 21: 10
    Army Aviation HOLIDAY !!! drinks drinks drinks I called my brother today (5 years old in the army aviation), I say: "I congratulate my brother on the holiday!" He: "With what?" I remembered 2 minutes, did not remember. Then he wildly apologized and promised to celebrate after work. I felt sorry for these guys when they were part of the Ground Forces. There are frenzied redundancies in the 90s, an order comes to the district: Reduce - so many officers, so many warrant officers, etc. The commander of the district thinks how to do it, yeah, he studied with the commander of the combined-arms army at a school, a tank army at the academy - no, touch them nizya. Give the staff of the helicopter regiment, both officers and warrant officers there as in a division (Mi-8, Mi-24 - 3 officers) and give them a live one. Although he knows very well that they are needed like air, but as they say, the wild 90s. I am very glad that the number of bases is growing. Once again, happy holidays and that the number of take-offs equals the number of landings !!! hi
  31. Brave
    Brave 28 October 2013 21: 25
    Happy Holidays! drinks hi Article +, awesome pictures
  32. n-kama
    n-kama 28 October 2013 21: 54
    Happy holiday, comrades!
  33. Shturmovik
    Shturmovik 28 October 2013 22: 41
    Congratulations from attack aircraft! Happy holiday !!
  34. catapractic
    catapractic 28 October 2013 22: 54
    happy holiday drinks
  35. Russ69
    Russ69 28 October 2013 23: 34
    Just in time for the holiday ...

    MOSCOW, October 28 - RIA News. The latest Mi-35M attack helicopters arrived in the Western Military District (ZVO), Colonel Oleg Kochetkov, head of the district’s press service, told reporters on Monday.
    "The first pair of helicopters is currently relocated from the manufacturing plant to the aviation center in the city of Torzhok, where the flight personnel of the ZVO army aviation will undergo practical retraining for this type of aircraft," Kochetkov said.
    In 2013, more than 10 of the latest aircraft and helicopters: Su-34, Mi-28N, Mi-26, have already been accepted into the military personnel of the ZVO, he recalled.

    RIA Novosti
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  36. samoletil18
    samoletil18 29 October 2013 19: 46
    Happy holiday! All pilots, technicians, weather forecasters, cooks, doctors, all those who serve in the NICE ARMENIAN AVIATION!
  37. samoletil18
    samoletil18 29 October 2013 19: 46
    Happy holiday! All pilots, technicians, weather forecasters, cooks, doctors, all those who serve in the NICE ARMENIAN AVIATION!