Honoured Military Navigator of the Russian Federation

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Honorary title
Honoured Military Navigator of the Russian Federation
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Obverse of the insignia for Honoured Military Navigator of the Russian Federation
Awarded by  Russian Federation
Type Honorary title
Eligibility Citizens of the Russian Federation
Awarded for Excellence in Military Aviation
Status Active
Statistics
Established March 20, 1992[1]
Related Honoured Military Pilot of the Russian Federation

The Honorary Title of "Honoured Military Navigator of the Russian Federation" (Russian: Заслуженный военный штурман Российской Федерации) is a state award of the Russian Federation.

Award History[edit]

The honorary title of "Honoured Military Navigator" traces its history to the Soviet Era. It was initially established on January 26, 1965 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet № 3230-VI[2] as the honorary title of "Honoured Military Navigator of the USSR" (Russian: Заслуженный военный штурман СССР). Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the title was retained by the Law of the Russian Federation 2555-1 dated March 20, 1992[1] and renamed "Honoured Military Navigator of the Russian Federation".

Award Statute[edit]

The honorary title of "Honoured Military Navigator of the Russian Federation" is awarded to members of military flying units, military agencies, military schools, military organizations and other military or federal authorities, having qualified military navigators 1st class or military navigator-instructors 1st class, for outstanding achievements in the development of aviation technology, high performance in education and training of flight personnel and long-term trouble-free flight operations in military aviation.[3]

The President of the Russian Federation is the main conferring authority of the award based on recommendations from the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.[3]

The insignia "Honoured Military Navigator of the Russian Federation" is worn on the right side of the chest and in the presence of other orders, placed over them.[3]

Award Description[edit]

The honorary title of "Honoured Military Navigator of the Russian Federation" is a 27mm wide by 23mm high silver and nickel polygon with raised edges. At the top of the obverse, the relief inscription in three lines covered to the left "HONOURED MILITARY NAVIGATOR" (Russian: ЗАСЛУЖЕННЫЙ ВОЕННЫЙ ШТУРМАН), in the center, the gilt tombac image of a jet plane climbing diagonally towards the right its nose and tail slightly protruding over the edges, at the bottom, the relief inscription "RUSSIA" (Russian: РОССИЯ) superimposed over a laurel branch.[3]

The insignia is secured to a standard Russian square mount by a silver plated ring through the suspension loop. The mount is covered by a silk moiré tricolour ribbon of white, blue and red.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Law of the Russian Federation of March 20, 1992 No 2555-1" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 1999-12-15. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 3230-VI of January 26, 1965" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1965-01-26. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Statute and description of the insignia of Honoured Military Pilot of the Russian Federation" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 1999-12-15. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 

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