Baltic Fleet Helicopter Helicopter Pilot Training Held in Kaliningrad Region

October 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation carried out a planned exercise with practical exercises. More than 10 crews of attack and military transport helicopters Mi-24 and Mi-8, as well as ship helicopters Ka-27 and Ka-29 of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation took part in the planned exercise. In the course of the training flights, tactical episodes were played out to fulfill missions for their mission — providing fire support to ground units, destroying command posts, armored vehicles and manpower of a conditional…

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MV Sycamore takes training to new heights

June 5, 2019 – The Multi Role Aviation Training Vessel MV Sycamore is responsible for providing training to a variety of Navy and Defence organizations. Every Royal Australian Navy recruit gets the opportunity to spend up to a week in Sycamore, allowing them to gain some firsthand experience of life at sea before graduating and progressing to their first full sea posting. The recruits generally join Sycamore alongside HMAS Waterhen on a Sunday afternoon. They commence their journey with an induction to the ship, which provides vital information on emergency…

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Navy Air Capability Arrives at Avalon for 2019 Airshow

February 25, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy helicopters have arrived at Avalon, Victoria for the 2019 Australian International Airshow (AIA19). With more than 200,000 people expected to attend the Airshow, Navy is showcasing its leading capabilities – the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, the Bell 429 Global Ranger and EC135 helicopters plus the ScanEagle and Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned aircraft systems. Lieutenant Commander James Scott is a pilot in the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ and will be providing daily flying demonstrations during the Airshow. “We just call them Romeos, but they are…

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India Approves Three Additional Naval Air Squadrons

January 18, 2019 – The Indian Government has sanctioned this week three new Naval Air Squadrons to be set up in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Besides this, the central Government has also sanctioned manpower towards manning additional aircraft in existing Dornier Surveillance Squadrons in Kerala and Andaman Islands. It is pertinent to mention that the contract for procurement of 12 Dornier aircraft was signed with HAL (Kanpur) on 29 Dec 16 with delivery commencing in Jan 19. This is a substantial contract for the indigenous HAL-built maritime surveillance version of…

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Russian Navy to Receive New SU-30SM aircraft and KA-27M helicopters in 2019

January 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – In 2019, the naval aviation of the Navy will continue to receive Su-30SM aircraft as part of the program to replace the fleet. This was announced by the commander of naval aviation, Hero of Russia, Major-General Igor Kozhin. “The same applies to deliveries of modernized Ka-27M helicopters,” he added. “One of the main activities of the IA Navy command is the active modernization of the existing fleet of aircraft,” continued Major General I.S. Kozhin. – Although research and development work is underway to develop…

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Russian Black Sea Fleet Marks 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation

September 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the village of Mirny on the Crimean peninsula, a solemn opening of the park of naval aviators of the Black Sea Fleet (PF) took place, in which a Ka-27 helicopter monument was erected. The event was attended by servicemen of a separate mixed aviation regiment of the Black Sea Fleet, representatives of the administration of the Republic of Crimea and veterans of naval aviation. The Song and Dance Ensemble of the Black Sea Fleet addressed the guests with a festive concert.

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Baltic Fleet Shipborne Helicopters Make Over 200 landings in 2017

In 2017, the Ka-27 helicopters of the Baltic Fleet Naval Air Force have carried out more than 200 landings on the decks of different-type carriers. More than a third of them have been made in the dark conditions. In total, Ka-27 crews have spent more than 1,500 hours in the air, exceeding the year flight plan by 10 %. In the Baltic Sea waters, the Ka-27 helicopters have participated in tests of the newest ships built for the Russian Navy. In 2018, Ka-27 ship-based helicopters are to take part in…

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Black Sea Fleet naval aviation jets practise detecting and eliminating mock enemy ship detachments

The Black Sea Fleet naval aviation and air defense jets praised locating and destroying mock enemy ships within the framework of planned combat training. During the drills Su-24MR jets conducted reconnaissance actions and detected ship detachment imitating small missile boats. After that two Su-30SM multi-role fighters conducted bomb delivery to the target vessels. Objective monitoring data confirmed the successful strike.

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Baltic Fleet pilots practised intercepting air targets and hitting objects of a simulated enemy

Su-27 pilots of the Baltic Fleet practiced intercepting air targets and hitting objects of a simulated enemy in the Kaliningrad region. In particular, they practiced detecting and intercepting a simulated intruder. Crews of Su-24 and Su-30SM of the naval aviation practiced conducting air strikes on surface and ground targets. More than 10 aircraft of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation squadron were involved in the training

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Portugal Celebrates 100 Years of Naval Aviation

Google Translation Throughout this year several celebrations have been held, but the highlight of the 100th anniversary of the aviation event is on September 28th, as it was on this date in 1917 that the Navy’s Aviation Service was created. The ceremony will be chaired by the President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

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