Russia to Demo All Military Aircraft at MAKS Air Show

Sputnik18.08.2015 Russia
Russia to Demo All Military Aircraft at MAKS Air Show

Russia to Demo All Military Aircraft at MAKS Air Show

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All five of Russia's aerobatic teams as well as the T-50 prospective fifth-generation multirole jet will be presented at the MAKS-2015 international aerospace expo, the Head of Russia's Air Force Viktor Bondarev said.

Over 40 existing and prospective aircraft will be presented at the exposition, which will take place on August 25-30 in the Moscow region.

The T-50 jet, which is currently undergoing tests, will be demonstrated at the exposition, but will not be available for public view as it has yet to enter service.

“We are preparing the entire lineup of planes and helicopters used in the air force, as well as the aerobatic teams, all of which are planned to participate,” Bondarev said.

Four Russian aerobatic teams, as well as the newly-created Wings of Taurida group, which uses Yak-130 training jets are expected to participate in the exposition.

Golden Eagles: The Golden Eagles (Berkuty) are an aerobatic team consisting of six Mi-28N Night Hunter helicopter crews. The group was created in 1989, and is one of the few aerobatic groups which include demonstrations of providing cover to landing parties, securing search and rescue areas and aerial helicopter combat.

Russian Knights: Russian Knights aerobatic team of four Su-27 jet fighters performing at MAKS-2009 international air show.

The Russian Knights are an aerobatic team which uses six Su-27 jets. The group was formed in 1991 and conducts both group and individual flights. The team also conducts flights together with the Swifts team.

Russia's Falcons: Russia's Falcons are a group consisting of nine pilots flying the Su-25, Su-27, Su-34, Su-35 and MiG-29 jets. Created in 2006, it is one of the only aerobatic groups in the world to show off simulated dogfights at low altitudes.

Swifts: The Swifts (Strizhi) are a team which uses six Mig-29 jets (photo). The team is one of Russia's oldest, with roots going back to 1951. The team participates both in parades and escorting planes of foreign heads of state visiting Moscow. The team in its present state was formed in 1991.

Source: Sputnik



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