Day of the Engineering and Aviation Service of the VKS of Russia (07/12)

On December 7, specialists of the engineering and aviation service (IAS) of the command of the Air Force of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation celebrate their professional holiday. In 2016, IAS celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Despite the fact that among the official holidays celebrated in the Armed Forces of Russia there is no separate Day of the Aviation Engineering Service, experts celebrate it annually on December 7, referring to the history of the creation of the service.

For the armed forces, war is a time of testing theories, new models of equipment, weapons, and even new types of troops in practice. For military aviation, the First World War was no exception. A new type of troops: military aviation, which violently broke into the battlefields, began to prove its potential capabilities and firmly take its place among other branches of the military.