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    Russia's air force will present all of its military aircraft at the MAKS-2015 air show, the commander of the air force said on Tuesday.

    All five of Russia's aerobatic teams as well as the T-50 prospective fifth-generation multirole jet will be presented at the MAKS-2015 international aerospace expo, the head of Russia's air force Viktor Bondarev said on Tuesday.

    Over 40 existing and prospective aircraft will be presented at the exposition, which will take place on August 25-30 in the Moscow region. The T-50 jet, which is currently undergoing tests, will be demonstrated at the exposition, but will not be available for public view as it has yet to enter service.

    "We are preparing the entire lineup of planes and helicopters used in the air force, as well as the aerobatic teams, all of which are planned to participate," Bondarev said.

    Four Russian aerobatic teams, as well as the newly-created Wings of Taurida group, which uses Yak-130 training jets are expected to participate in the exposition.

    Golden Eagles

    Mi-28N helicopters of the Berkuty (Golden Eagles) aerobatic team
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    Mi-28N helicopters of the Berkuty (Golden Eagles) aerobatic team

    The Golden Eagles (Berkuty) are an aerobatic team consisting of six Mi-28N Night Hunter helicopter crews. The group was created in 1989, and is one of the few aerobatic groups which includes demonstrations  of providing cover to landing parties, securing search and rescue areas and aerial helicopter combat.

    Russian Knights

    Russian Knights aerobatic team of four Su-27 jet fighters performing at  a MAKS international air show. file photo
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    Russian Knights aerobatic team of four Su-27 jet fighters performing at a MAKS international air show. file photo

    The Russian Knights are an aerobatic team which use six Su-27 jets. The group was formed in 1991 and conducts both group and individual flights. The team also conducts flights together with the Swifts team.

    Russia's Falcons

    Aerobatics team Falcons of Russia flying Su-27 strike aircraft
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    Aerobatics team Falcons of Russia flying Su-27 strike aircraft

    Russia's Falcons are a group consisting of nine pilots flying the Su-25, Su-27, Su-34, Su-35 and MiG-29 jets. Created in 2006, it is one of the only aerobatic groups in the world to show off simulated dogfights at low altitudes.

    Swifts

    MiG-29 fighter planes of the Swifts aerobatic team
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    MiG-29 fighter planes of the Swifts aerobatic team

    The Swifts (Strizhi) are a team which uses six Mig-29 jets. The team is one of Russia's oldest, with roots going back to 1951. The team participates both in parades and escorting planes of foreign heads of state visiting Moscow. The team in its present state was formed in 1991.

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