The T-72B3 battle tank pictured during a demonstration of military machinery and equipment at Alabino Firing Range as part of the Army-2016 international military-technical forumSergei Bobylev / TASS
The combat capabilities of modern Russian military equipment were shown off to the public during the Army 2016 International Military and Technical Forum, held on Sept. 9-11 in the Moscow Region.
The program was opened by the Falcons of Russia and Russian Knights aerobatic groups. The aces flew the Su-27 fighter jets both separately and in formation, performing synchronized formation aerobatics, starting with barrel-rolls and ending with loop-the-loops.
Video by Russian Defense Ministry / YouTube
The airshow was followed by a demonstration of the BTR-82A, BMP-3 BMD-4M and Sprut-SD fighting vehicles. The infantry crossed water obstacles and captured an imaginary enemy's defenses with fire support from T-72B-3 tanks on the ground, as well as Ka-52 and Mi-24 helicopters from the air.
In total, the program involved more than 100 pieces of machinery: aircraft, helicopters, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and artillery systems.
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