Russian Helicopters, October 28, 2014 - Today Russia celebrates Army Aviation Day.
The first airborne squadron, equipped with helicopters, was created on 28 October 1948 in Serpukhov, outside Moscow.
It formed the basis of what was later to become a separate combat branch.
Russian Helicopters develops and supplies the country’s armed forces with the advanced military helicopters – such as the Ka-52 “Alligator” and Mi-28NE “Night Hunter”, the military transport Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-17V-5, multirole Mi-35M and the heavy Mi-26.
By 2020 Russia’s armed forces will have received over 1,000 of the newest helicopters.