The all-army stage of the Aviadarts-2021 competition has started in Ryazan
The opening ceremony of the all–army stage of the Aviadarts-2021 competition of the Army International Games was held at the Diaghilev airfield in Ryazan. The event was held under the leadership of the head of the Combat Training Department of the Aerospace Forces (VKS), Major General Pavel Molchanov.
The ceremony was attended by the Governor of the Ryazan region Nikolay Lyubimov, representatives of the city administration, veterans of the Air Force, the command staff and the judging panel of the competition, as well as participants of the competition representing the aviation units of the VKS.
"I am sure that the competition will be held at a high professional level and will once again demonstrate the readiness of the current generation of military pilots to protect the sovereignty of the Russian Federation," Major General Pavel Molchanov said during his speech.
The all-army stage of the Aviadarts-2021 competition will be held from May 21 to June 5. The practical part of the competition, including combat use at the ground targets, will be held at the Dubrovichi training ground (Ryazan region).
More than 50 air crews of the Aerospace Forces take part in the competition. Pilots will compete in the following elements of the competition: physical training, visual aerial reconnaissance, piloting techniques and navigation. The air combat element has also been added for fighter aircraft crews.
The final stage will be the combat use of aircraft weapons against ground targets. The crews will perform practical launches of unguided missiles, bombing and shooting from air guns. For maximum objectivity of the assessment of combat use, a draw of targets will be held among the crews, and each contestant will also have two evaluated attempts.
Preliminary selection stages of the competition were held in aviation units, formations and military districts. In total, more than 200 crews of the Russian Aerospace Forces took part in them.
More than 30 airfields and more than 150 pieces of aviation equipment of 15 types, including Su-27SM3, Su-30SM, Su-35S fighters, Su-24M and Su-34 bombers, Su-25 attack aircraft of various modifications, Mi-8, Mi-24, Mi-28N, Ka-52 helicopters and others, were involved in the competition.