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2 Russian Air Defence Forces are 75 Years Old Now

Russian Air Defence Forces are 75 Years Old Now

Posted on January 23, 2017 by tim


Soviet and now Russian air defence forces celebrate 75 since their inception. Now it is not only missiles like S-300 or S-400 but also a lot of fighter jets whose primary duty is to protect skies from intrusion. They call it air border guards. Mostly consists of MiG-31, Su-27 and MiG-29s. Let’s see them in action.

Their main duty is to protect strategic objects from skies.

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2 Responses to “Russian Air Defence Forces are 75 Years Old Now”

  1. Papa Karlo says:

    Just a correction, this is not 75 anniversary of Russian Air Defence (PVO), this is 75th anniversary of the Air Force of Air Defence (Aviatsiya PVO).

    Russian Air Defence Force does not exist anymore separately, because in 1998 it was absorbed by Russian Air Force which is now called “Russian Air Force and Air Defence”.

    Russian Air Defence (PVO) was officially established in

    Official Russian Air Defence “birthday” is 1914, i.e. 113 years ago.
    Only “Aviatsiya PVO” (Air Force of Air Defence) was established in 1942 (75 years ago).

  2. john dudley says:

    Excellent aircraft,great pic’s.

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