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The eighteenth anniversary is marked by the Russian military base stationed in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, which is structurally part of the air force and air defense association of the Central Military District.

“This year, the base personnel took part in nine international exercises on the territory of the Republics of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as in the joint military anti-terrorist command and staff exercise of the armed forces of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states Peace Mission 2021, during which the pilots showed high level of flight training. One of the main tests for the flight crew was the participation in the Avidarts-2021 International Flight Skills Competition, where the crews won a prize. Within two years, the aircraft fleet was also renewed. In 2020, the base entered service with two Mi-8MTV5-1 airborne transport helicopters. The helicopters are equipped with an airborne defense complex, the cockpit is equipped with lighting equipment adapted for the use of night vision goggles, which makes it possible to fly at night at low and extremely low altitudes, as well as to take off and land on unmarked sites. In addition, the Su-25SM attack aircraft were also routinely replaced and modernized, ”Colonel Alexei Larin, commander of the Russian military base, told reporters.

He also added that for the training of flight personnel of the Su-25 aircraft this year, a unified mobile military training complex “Electronic training ground” was received, which allows you to work out combat training tasks without using aviation weapons.

The base will host celebrations with the participation of veterans and creative teams.

The history of the military base began with the Odessa Aviation School of Pilots, formed by the order of the People’s Commissar of Defense of the USSR on February 23, 1941. With the beginning of World War II, the school stopped training, and its cadets began to perform combat missions on I-15 aircraft to cover Odessa from Nazi air strikes. In July 1941, the aviation school was relocated to Stalingrad, and then to the suburb of the city of Frunze (Bishkek), where military pilots for the front were trained. During the war years, 1507 pilots were trained at the aviation school, 7 of whom were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. After the end of World War II, the school was reorganized into a military aviation school, on the basis of which a training aviation regiment was formed in 1951, in 1956 it began training foreign aviation specialists.

The Russian military base is the aviation component of the Collective Rapid Deployment Force (CRDF) of the Central Asian region of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The main task of the military base is to control the airspace over Central Asia, air support for the units of the ground component of the CRISP in the Central Asian region of the CSTO, as well as to ensure the security of the air borders of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. The compound is armed with Su-25SM attack aircraft and modernized Mi-8MTV5-1 helicopters. In addition, the Russian base includes a small and medium-range unmanned aviation unit equipped with modern multifunctional Orlan-10 UAV systems, a military police and military traffic police unit.

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