Opening ceremony of Aviadarts international contest at Diaghilevo airfield
The grand opening of the Aviadarts competition of the International Army Games 2021 took place at the Diaghilevo airfield. The event was attended by the Air Force Commander - Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces, Lieutenant General Sergei Dronov, heads of delegations of the participating countries, pilots from Belarus, China and Russia, representatives of regional and city administrations, veterans of the Air Force.
After the opening of the competition, a drawing of targets for the crews participating in the international competition took place. Crews of fighter, assault and army aviation chose targets by "blind lot" way for missile and small arms. Pilots of long-range and bomber aviation got targets for bombing, and the crews of military transport aviation got coordinates for landing cargo.
The international competition of flight crews Aviadarts 2021 will be held in the Ryazan region from 22 August to 4 September. The competition is attended by teams from the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation - about 60 crews in total.
Pilots will compete in the following elements of the competition: physical training, visual aerial reconnaissance, piloting techniques, navigation. The final stage will be the combat use of aircraft weapons against ground targets. The crews will perform practical launches of unguided aircraft missiles, bombing and firing from aircraft guns.
The test is held in seven nominations for the types of aviation: fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, bomber aircraft, long-range aircraft, military transport aviation, army aviation in combat and army aviation in transport and combat helicopters.
The flights involved J-10 and J-16, H-6, Y-9 and Y-20 planes of the People's Liberation Army of China, Su-25 attack aircraft, Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters Air Force of the Republic of Belarus, Su-35S, Su-34 fighters, Mi-28N and Ka-52 helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces and other types of aviation equipment.