Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Competition of army and assault aviation crews is held in Russia for the first time. It is called “Air Darts”. Pilots from different cities of the country take part in it: they have to take exams in theory and perform flights to show their piloting skills. The culmination of the competition is target shooting. The event takes place in the city of Voronezh.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

The crew are ready to fly.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Su-25 and its modifications.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Su-25 is a Russian armoured subsonic attack aircraft intended to support land forces over a battlefield day and night and to destroy objects with specified coordinates at any time and in any weather.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Su-25UBM. On its ten attachment lugs the vehicle can carry more than four tons of guided and regular bombs, missiles and other types of weapons.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Real combat vehicle!

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Trees look like matches.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Remnants of L-29 “Dolphin” aircrafts.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Voronezh type of Mordor…

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

This is how targets look like. They gonna drop 500 kg bombs.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Mi-8MT is a multipurpose helicopter. It can transport troops, and loads and provide fire support for troops.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

This helicopter is one year old.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

This thing does not look threatening anymore and is used as a garbage can now.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Israeli UAV is also here, it will be used for CCTV during the shooting.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Lake Pogonovo gave name to the shooting range.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Su-24M.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Unloading of a self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun complex Pantzir-S1 from the Il-76MD.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

An-12BK.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Su-25BM.

Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators

Location: Pogonovo

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4 thoughts on “Air Darts: Competition For Military Aviators”

  1. No one can honestly deny the Russian ability to build strong, durable, serviceable, and even beautiful aircraft. This has been true since flight began.

    That the military is brave, competent and as well-trained as budgets and equipment will allow is only doubted by the ill-informed.

    Still. One gets the impression that the equipment is no longer state-of-the-art, that designs are dated, and that the infrastructure supporting them is dilapidating at an increasing rate.

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  2. No, the paging is improving the accessibility and speed of the site.

    The same can’t be said of poor Steve’s limp wrist though – can’t even manage a few mouse clicks.

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