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Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019

Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation released a video recorded from one of the heavy Su-30SM (Serial Modernized or Flanker-H by NATO classification) fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team of the Russian Air Forces, while the team performed demonstration flights on the first day of the 15th Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’2019) now taking place in Malaysia. The renowned aerobatics team ‘Russian Knights’ performed in tight formations and head-spinning stunts. The pilots demonstrated capacities of their aircraft in aerobatic flights done individually and in a group.

Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019

Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019


The Russian Knights (Russkkiye Vityazi) is an aerobatic demonstration team of the Russian Air Force. Originally formed on April 5, 1991 at the Kubinka Air Base as a team of six Sukhoi Su-27s, the team was the first to perform outside the Soviet Union in September 1991 when they toured the United Kingdom. Until 2016 Russian Knights flew Su-27 jets, Su-30SM have been flown afterwards. According to Andrei Alexeev, Russian Knights’ commander, the team may soon start using 4++ generation Su-35 aircraft. The Russian Knights is the only team in the world which flies heavy jet fighters.
Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019

Russian Knights team perform aerobatic maneuvers at LIMA-2019


The LIMA-2019 exhibition is taking place on the Langkawi Island on March 26-30. Russian Knights regularly take part in the annual show. Two years ago, the group chose the LIMA air show to stage its first-ever foreign aerobatic performance aboard the new Su-30SM planes. It has been held biennially since 1991 and is considered one of the largest shows of military equipment in the Asia-Pacific region. The event is co-organized by the Malaysian Defence Ministry.

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Australian International Air Show (Avalon) 2019

Australian International Air Show (Avalon) 2019


The Australian Defence Force is proud to be part of the Australian International Airshow (AIA) Avalon 2019 – the premier event in the southern hemisphere for showcasing aerospace industry and military aviation. The Australian International Airshow Aerospace and Defence Expo 2019 is a week-long trade exhibition held at Avalon airport (26 February to 1 March), followed by the Avalon 2019 public airshow on the weekend of 1-3 March. This year’s theme is ‘Target acquired: Air power for Australia’s future’. The Royal Australian Air Force showcased the integrated and networked force being implemented via Plan Jericho to transform us into a fifth-generation Air Force. The breadth and depth of Australian Defence Force capabilities will also be on display. See first hand the latest in military aviation technologies and ground-based equipment.

Australian International Air Show (Avalon) 2019

Australian International Air Show (Avalon) 2019


The breadth and depth of Australian Defence Force airpower capabilities will be on display for the public to see first-hand the latest military aviation technologies. Royal Australian Air Force aircraft participated in the airshow include: the first Australian owned F-35A Joint Strike Fighters, F/A-18 A/B Hornet multi-role fighters, F/A-18F Super Hornet multi-role fighter, Hawk 127 lead-in fighters, C-17A Globemaster III heavy airlift aircraft, C-130J Hercules, C-27J Spartan, KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, KA350 King Air multi-role light aircraft, EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, PC-21and the Air Force’s elite Roulettes formation aerobatic team will perform their final flying display in the PC-9/As.
Australian International Air Show (Avalon) 2019

Australian International Air Show (Avalon) 2019


The Royal Australian Navy is expected to contribute: Sikorsky MHR-60R Seahawk submarine hunter and anti-surface warfare helicopter, MHR-60R ‘Romeo’ maritime combat helicopter, MRH-90 Taipan maritime utility helicopter, EC-135 T2+ helicopter, Bel 429 Global Ranger. The Australian Army is expected to provide: Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARH) Tigers, MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopters, CH-47F Chinook, M1A1 Abrams tank, M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, M-777 Howitzer artillery piece, HX-77 Gun Tractor, PMV-D Bushmasterand Protected Mobility Vehicle-Light Hawkei. The RAAF Museum will also be bringing some of their heritage aircraft down for flying and static displays, including: Sopwith Pup Replica, RE-8, CT-4, Wingeel, Harvard and CAC Mustang. Not all aircraft participated in the flying displays, some aircraft on static display only.
Australian International Air Show (Avalon) 2019

Australian International Air Show (Avalon) 2019