Syrian campaign experience helps Russian helicopter pilots to overpower enemy air defenses
Oct28

Syrian campaign experience helps Russian helicopter pilots to overpower enemy air defenses

Experience in combat employment of army helicopters, which the Russian helicopter crews have gained in Syria has helped the military to design new methods of protection against air defenses, Gen Oleg Chesnokov, the chief of combat training of army aviation at the Russian Aerospace Force told reporters on Thursday. “The specifics of army aviation operations in any local conflict, including the current conflict in Syria are...

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Turkey orders dozens of pilots detained in coup investigation
Oct27

Turkey orders dozens of pilots detained in coup investigation

Turkish prosecutors have ordered the detention of 73 air force pilots, the latest in a stream of police operations related to the investigation of July’s attempted coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency said today. The operation targeting supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the putsch, focused on an air base in the central Turkish province of Konya and spread across 17 provinces, it said....

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Russian MiG-29SMT Pilots to Conduct Drills Near St. Petersburg
Aug22

Russian MiG-29SMT Pilots to Conduct Drills Near St. Petersburg

According to the press service of the Western Military District, the pilots of the MiG-29SMT fighters from a military unit in Russia’s western Kursk Region are expected to conduct drills from an airfield near St. Petersburg. The pilots of the MiG-29SMT fighters from a military unit in Russia’s western Kursk Region are expected to conduct drills from an airfield near St. Petersburg, the press service of the Western Military...

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Russian pilots snuff out six blazes tearing through Portugal’s forests
Aug22

Russian pilots snuff out six blazes tearing through Portugal’s forests

Russian air pilots have extinguished six forest fires that have charred an area of more than 1,000 hectares in Portugal during the past five days, the Russian Emergencies Ministry has informed TASS. Two Beriyev-200 amphibious planes arrived in Portugal on August 13 to join the fire-fighting efforts the following day. Their crews boast vast fire-fighting experience under the most adverse conditions. “Over the past five days the...

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