Aviation will for the first time take part in Victory Parade in Rostov-on-Don

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The military aviation will for the first time take part in the May 9 parade in Rostov-on-Don in honor of the anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War, Southern Military District said.

“The parade will involve about 40 Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-34, MiG-29 and Mi-8, Mi-26, Mi-28, Mi-35, Ka-52 aircraft,”- a statement said.

In total, 17 thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District will participate in the parade. Mechanized columns will consist of about 400 units of weapons, military and special equipment.

“They include the newest “Taifun” armored vehicles, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, “Iskander-M” operational-tactical missile systems, “Tornado” armored vehicles, “Khrisantema” antitank missile systems, “Pantzir-S” anti-aircraft gun complexes and other equipment, “- the district noted.

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