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Old 20-02-2015, 05:44 PM   #11
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Lightbulb Russian Air Force

Spotting RAmbo from a helicopter..
The Russian Air Force (Военно-воздушные cилы России, tr. Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily Rossii)-(RAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It is currently under the command of Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev.. The Russian Navy has its own air arm, the Russian Naval Aviation, which is the former Soviet Aviatsiya Voyenno Morskogo Flota ("Naval Aviation"), or AV-MF)..The Air Force was formed from parts of the former Soviet Air Forces after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991–92. Boris Yeltsin's creation of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on 7 May 1992, can be taken as a convenient formation date for the new Air Force. Since that time, the Air Force has suffered severe setbacks due to lack of resources, and has constantly shrunk in size. Since Vladimir Putin became President of the Russian Federation however, much more money has been allocated to the Armed Forces as a whole...

The Mil Mi-28 (NATO reporting name "Havoc") is a Russian all-weather, day-night, military tandem, two-seat anti-armor attack helicopter.. It is a dedicated attack helicopter with no intended secondary transport capability, better optimized than the Mil Mi-24 gunship for the role.. It carries a single gun in an undernose barbette, plus external loads carried on pylons beneath stub wings..The design incorporated a 23 mm cannon (most likely GSh-23L) for defense in the forward hemisphere and a 12.7 mm machine gun (most likely Yak-B) for defense in the rear. Fuselage fairings containing fuel would replace stub wings with missiles mounted above on special hardpoints..The Mi-28N was unveiled in 1995, the N designation meaning "night"...

The Russian Airey Force is an independent organization.. The RAF follows the same rank structure as the Russian Ground Forces, with the addition of the title "of aviation" to each officers rank, now abandoned..Russian armed forces have two styles of ranks - troop ranks (army style) and deck ranks (navy style ).. The army uses troop ranks, and so does the Air Force..The title Chief of Staff identifies the leader of a complex organization, institution, or body of persons and it also may identify a Principal Staff Officer (PSO), who is the coordinator of the supporting staff or a primary aide-de-camp to an important individual, such as a president or a senior military officer..In July 2011, Bondarev was appointed Chief of Staff–Deputy Commander of the Russian Air Force..He replaced Alexander Zelin, who was dismissed from the military on 27 April..On 21 April 2000, via a presidential decree, Bondarev was named a Hero of the Russian Federation for engaging in military activities involving significant risks to his life..., you have warrior's blood in your veins..Use it as fuel, as ammunition.. As ink to write the most important letter of your life..Seek to make your life long and of service to your people...

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