Aviadarts Contest Participants Conduct First Training Flights

Sukhoi 25 jets during demo flights at the Russian stage of the Aviadarts-2015 Flight Skills Competition in Voronezh

 

Pilots from Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Belarus took part in the first training flights as part of preparation for the Aviadarts-2015 international competition, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

“Pilots from Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Belarus have conducted the first training flights…as part of the preparation process for the practical part of the international stage of the Aviadarts-2015 competition,” spokesman Col. Igor Klimov said in a statement.According to Klimov, the pilots have performed a range of formations and flying in pairs during the flights. The pilots have passed theory exams and used aviation equipment in training prior to the training flights.

The Aviadarts show is an annual competition of flight skills and precise shooting, which was first held in Russia in 2013. The show features fighter jets, bombers and other aircraft.

This year’s international stage of the competition will take place near Ryazan, Russia, between August 2 and 8. More than 60 Russian crews are taking part in the 2015 contest.

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SCO special forces work out landing of assault teams during exercises

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 On Thursday, brigades of the SCO special forces worked out landing of assault groups in mountainous terrain during a joint exercise, which is being held in Kyrgyzstan, said a spokesperson of the chief of staff of the armed forces of Kyrgyzstan.A joint training of special forces of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization started in the republic on Tuesday. According to servicemen of Kyrgyzstan, the training is attended by 20-25 representatives of the Army Special Forces from Russia, China, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. The exercise takes place on the basis of special brigade “Scorpion” in the Kyrgyz city of Tokmak.

Foreing companies showing interest in Russian drones

Russian-made drones could soon be flying in China. The Ptero-Go unmanned aircraft system (UAS), made by AFM-Servers of Moscow, is being pitched to foreign buyers, including potential customers in China, the company said Wednesday. AFM-Servers said the Ptero-Go UAS would not only be used by Russian law enforcement agencies.

Amir Valiev, director general of AFM-Servers, told Sputnik News that the company is in talks with potential buyers in China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The company has reportedly seen strong interest from the Asian market.

Sputnik News reported that foreign customers have already ordered six UAS systems, with two delivered last year and two more ready to go out soon. “We have already conducted acceptance delivery tests for the two Ptero-G0 UAS set for delivery to our foreign partners,” Valiev told Sputnik News. He declined to say which countries have already received the systems.

Kazakh pilots are ready to operate super-maneuverable Su-30SM fighters

"Kazakh pilots are ready to operate super-maneuverable Su-30SM fighters
A group of pilots and technicians returned to military units of the air forces of Kazakhstan from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, press-service of Kazakh Ministry of Defense reports.

“Over the last month Kazakh specialists have passed theoretical retraining at the Russian enterprise to prepare for operation of Su-30SM fighters to be delivered to our country soon. Kazakh pilots and technicians have passed the full training course and studied characteristics and performance of the aircraft, its technological base and equipment. Practical training of pilots and maintenance personnel will be carried out at Taldikorgan air base,” said in the statement.

We remind you that in early 2015 pilots and engineers passed the training course at Irkutsk Aviation Plant (part of Irkut Corporation) in the network of bilateral cooperation between the countries. Moreover, the air forces of Kazakhstan will take delivery of super-maneuverable “4++”-generation Su-30SM fighters soon.
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A group of pilots and technicians returned to military units of the air forces of Kazakhstan from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, press-service of Kazakh Ministry of Defense reports.

“Over the last month Kazakh specialists have passed theoretical retraining at the Russian enterprise to prepare for operation of Su-30SM fighters to be delivered to our country soon. Kazakh pilots and technicians have passed the full training course and studied characteristics and performance of the aircraft, its technological base and equipment. Practical training of pilots and maintenance personnel will be carried out at Taldikorgan air base,” said in the statement.

We remind you that in early 2015 pilots and engineers passed the training course at Irkutsk Aviation Plant (part of Irkut Corporation) in the network of bilateral cooperation between the countries. Moreover, the air forces of Kazakhstan will take delivery of super-maneuverable “4++”-generation Su-30SM fighters soon.

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Soyuz-U carrier rocket with Progress M-26M cargo spaceship launched from Baikonur

 

February 17, 14:14 UTC+3

MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. The Soyuz-U carrier rocket with Russia’s Progress M-26M cargo spacecraft was blasted off on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS), the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) press service told TASS.

“The rocket’s liftoff passed normally, on schedule. The cargo spaceship’s separation from the third stage of the carrier rocket is to take place 9 minutes after the blast-off,” Roscosmos said.

The Progress spacecraft is to dock to the ISS six hours after the launch – at 19:59 pm, Moscow time, Tuesday, the press service said.

Caspian Flotilla to take part in joint manoeuvres with Kazakh, Azeri navies in 2015

 

January 06, MOSCOW
The manoeuvres will be held within the framework of planned international military co-operation between the Caspian littoral states

MOSCOW, January 6. /TASS/. Russia’s Caspian Flotilla ship squadrons in 2015 will take part in joint international manoeuvres with the naval forces of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, spokesman for the Southern Military District Colonel Igor Gorbul told TASS. The manoeuvres will be held within the framework of planned international military co-operation between the Caspian littoral states.

“The three-sided joint naval exercise of the Caspian littoral states will be held for the first time, it will take place in the middle part of the Caspian Sea in June – July 2015. The Russian Navy will be represented by a squadron of news ships of the Caspian Flotilla comprising the Makhachkala small gunnery ship and two small-size missile ships – the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Uglich,” he said.

During the joint manoeuvres the three countries’ warships will drill the protection of sea lanes and maritime areas of economic activity, including joint navigation and manoeuvring, single and joint military exercises with gun practice on sea, air and shore targets, said the Southern Military District spokesman.

In addition to the combat drills, the ships’ crews will conduct search and rescue support exercises and operations to rescue a distressed vessel on the high seas, Gorbul said.

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Russian National Defense Control Center to work for all CSTO members — Putin

December 23,  MOSCOW
This will increase controllability of national defense systems, troops, improve coordination, the Russian president said during a visit to the center in downtown Moscow together with CSTO leaders

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MOSCOW, December 23. /TASS/. Russia’s National Defense Control Center will work for all countries members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the center, based in downtown Moscow’s Frunzenskaya Embankment, on Tuesday.

Putin arrived at the center on Tuesday after today’s CSTO and Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) summits together with his counterparts — the leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

“Everything has been done exclusively with the use of Russian technologies, with very powerful computer support that has no analogs in the world today,” the Russian leader said. He said all CSTO countries will take part in the center’s work.

“I am convinced this will increase controllability of national defense systems, our troops, improve coordination,” the head of state said.

National Defense Control Center

The Russian Federation’s National Defense Control Center officially went on combat duty on December 1, and it will start running at full capacity from 2015. All relevant data streams have been directed here, which makes it possible to know the situation at any level of forces — up to any unit of the Armed Forces or any facility of the Defense Ministry’s department in real time for any specific hour and minute.

The hardware and software system allows users to model crisis situations not only around the borders of the Russian Federation but also at any point of the world.

The center will draft proposals for decisions to be made by the country’s leadership at the so called H hour. Besides, it is connected with ministries and departments that have similar structures to promptly exchange information. If necessary, seats for other departments’ representatives are booked in the center.

The CSTO is a regional security group comprising six countries — Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Armenia.

The EEU is a new integration association that will start operating on January 1, 2015. It comprises Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia. Kyrgyzstan will join it later in 2015. Today’s meeting of the Russian, Belarusian and Kazakh presidents was the final one in the process to establish the EEU.