A round blue fabric patch with red edging. In the center of the patch there is a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding crossed a silver propeller and a silver anti-aircraft gun.
On the eagle’s chest there is a red triangular elongated shield with a rod rising to the crown. In the shield there is a horseman spearing a dragon.
The wings is a symbol of speed and mobility.
The propeller is a symbol of flight.
The anti-aircraft gun is a symbol of defense.
The propeller and the gun point to the fusion of the Air and Air-Defense Forces in 1997.
Together, these elements represent the core activities of the Air Force – to protect the objects of the country and the Armed Forces from the air and cosmos strikes, and the conquest of the air.
Light blue is the traditional color of aviation.
Russian Air Force is designed to repel aggression in the field of air, to protect from air attacks objects of government, administrative and political centers, industrial and economic areas, major economic and infrastructure objects of the country and the groupings; to destroy the enemy’s objects and forces using conventional and nuclear weapons; to support combat missions of other units and services.
The Air Force (VVS) include: aircraft, air defense missile and radar troops, as well as special forces of air reconnaissance, communications, electronic warfare, engineering, mapping, search and rescue, meteorological, medical and others.
According to their purpose and the problems solved, the Air Force is divided into the long-range, front-line, military transport and army aviation, which in turn can include bomber, attack, fighter, reconnaissance, transport and special aircraft.
The air bases and brigades of aerospace defense are the basis of the Air Force posture.