On July 10 the RA Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia David Tonoyan received the leading Russian test pilots Vyacheslav Averyanov, the hero of the Russian Federation, and Yevgeny Averyanov, who made a significant contribution to the training of the pilots of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia and to the flight safety.
The meeting was attended by the Chief of the General Staff of the RA Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Onik Gasparyan, the Head of the Aviation Department of the RA Armed Forces, Colonel Gagik Aslanyan.
The Head of the RA Ministry of Defense congratulated the pilots on the occasion of being awarded the Medal of Gratitude of the - State Award of the Republic of Armenia, by the relevant decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia.
Davit Tonoyan highly assessed the work done by the pilot-testers, the cooperation and the support provided.
Pilots Vyacheslav and Yevgeny Averyanovs, in their turn, emphasized the high level of training of Armenian military pilots.