Russia unveils super-Jet ‘MiG-35’, offers it for Indian Air Force: Report

Russia has begun testing its super fast, and extremely lethal, MiG-35 fighter jets which can simultaneously capture 10 targets. According to a report in Daily Star, MiG-35 is an advanced version of  MiG-29 and can reach speeds of Mach 2.23 and fly as high as 19,000 meters. The report adds that the MiG-35 aircraft is … Read more

What Everyone Wants to Know About Russia’s New MiG-35 Fighter

A decade after the MiG-35’s first flight, the Kremlin’s new warplane will finally begin testing with the Russian air force in January 2017, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The fighter should be fully operational in 2020. It’s not every day the Russian air force starts flying a new-ish plane. New-ish because despite … Read more

Russia Preparing For Modern War? 5 New Supersonic Jets To Join Already Massive Fleet

The Russian Air Force will reportedly receive five new fighter jets this year as part of a major modernization effort, The Moscow Times reported Friday. Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev announced five Sukhoi T-50 jets will join an already massive fleet that includes 20 Su-30SM fighter jets, as well as upgraded Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic missile … Read more

Why America (and the World) Fears the Su-27 Flanker

To the West, most of the legendary Soviet aircraft of the Cold War came from the design bureau Mikoyan Gurevitch, which spawned such aircraft as the MiG-15 “Fagot,” MiG-21 “Fishbed,” MiG-25 “Foxbat” and MiG-29 “Fulcrum.” The single best Soviet fighter of the Cold War, however, was Sukhoi’s Su-27 “Flanker.” Intended both to defeat U.S. fighters … Read more

Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers – as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force(IAF) officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India – which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases … Read more

IAF’s plan to replace ailing MiG with ‘Make in India’ combat aircraft heading for trouble

An Indian Air Force plan to replace its MiG fighter fleet with a ‘Made in India’ combat aircraft is heading for trouble. As of now the choice is between two aircraft from Sweden and the US, both of which failed a comprehensive technical evaluation process in 2010. Plus, there are grumbles that other countries which … Read more

Russia, Syria Halt Airstrikes on Aleppo for 8 Hours

Russian and Syrian warplanes on Tuesday halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense minister said. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the halt in the strikes should help pave way for … Read more

Why a Special Relationship with Russia matters for India

After India’s surgical strikes along the LoC, Moscow expressed concern “with aggravation of situation along the line of control” and called on “parties not to allow any escalation of tension”. This stood in sharp contrast to Russia’s reaction to the 2008 terror strikes, where it supported “resolute actions of the Indian government to cut short … Read more

Indian Air Force’s MiG 21 crash-lands at Srinagar Airport

An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crash-landed at the Srinagar Airport on Tuesday. The pilot ejected from the aircraft safely, but the runway has been damaged. The plane is believed to have overshot the runway during landing. “The fighter jet made an emergency landing at the Srinagar Airport after the pilot noticed a technical snag in the … Read more