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

T-50 Stealth Fighter Jet To Enter Russian Air Force In 2017

Russia’s Sukhoi PAK FA, a fifth-generation fighter jet, will enter service with the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2017. “Designing new kinds of weapons, military and special equipment for the Russian Armed Forces will continue in 2017 as well as their procurement for the Russian Land Force, Aerospace Forces and the Navy. Thus, the T-50 aircraft … Read more T-50 Stealth Fighter Jet To Enter Russian Air Force In 2017

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

If the J-20 Stealth Fighter Is So Amazing Why Is China Buying Russia’s Su-35?

Even as China is publicly showing off its new Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter , Beijing is continuing its efforts to acquire advanced Russian fighters. Indeed, while a pair of J-20s have garnered the attention of the world’s media, the Russian government quietly announced that it has started work on building 24 Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighters for … Read more If the J-20 Stealth Fighter Is So Amazing Why Is China Buying Russia’s Su-35?

Russia’s Lethal Su-35 Fighter Is Now Part of China’s Air Force

Russia has apparently delivered an initial batch of four advanced Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E jet fighters to China. The aircraft appropriately arrived at the People’s Liberation Army Air Force training center in Cangzhou, in China’s Hebei province, on Christmas day from the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) plant in Russia according to the BMPB blog—which is … Read more Russia’s Lethal Su-35 Fighter Is Now Part of China’s Air Force

6 Indian Air Force Jets Including Mirage-2000 and Su-30MKI land on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

In a first for any Road launch, Six fighter jets of the Indian Air force (IAF) landed on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, which has been thrown open to the public on Monday.  3Sukhoi jets and 3 Mirage 2000s took part in the exercise. Last week, an IAF jet was seen practicing landing on a 3.2 km stretch, exclusively marked for … Read more 6 Indian Air Force Jets Including Mirage-2000 and Su-30MKI land on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Frontline Fighter including Su-30MKI and Jaguar moved to Forward Areas in Punjab and Rajasthan

Even as Pakistan is flexing its muscles along the Indian border near Punjab, the Indian Air Force is maintaining “high operational tempo” by packing the western front with its lethal combat aircraft. IAF MOVING ASSETS TO BORDER AREAS Several units of the Su-30MKI, Jaguar deep penetration strike aircraft and other front-line planes have been moved … Read more Frontline Fighter including Su-30MKI and Jaguar moved to Forward Areas in Punjab and Rajasthan

Tribunal converts IAF pilot’s dismissal to release

More than three years after Flt Lt Ishan Sharan of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was dismissed from service for an affair with a fellow officer and wife of a senior pilot, the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), Kolkata, found faults with the proceedings of the Court of Inquiry (CoI) and directed that his ‘dismissal from … Read more Tribunal converts IAF pilot’s dismissal to release

Military court slams Indian Air Force for dismissing a Su-30 Pilot after a female Officer committed suicide

The Indian Air Force has been accused of acting too harshly over the dismissal of fighter pilot after an “illicit” affair led to the suicide of a senior female officer. This landmark observation has been made by a military court while giving relief to a fighter pilot who was removed from service after the affair … Read more Military court slams Indian Air Force for dismissing a Su-30 Pilot after a female Officer committed suicide

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 Russia, Syria Halt Airstrikes on Aleppo for 8 Hours

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 Why a Special Relationship with Russia matters for India

US says Russian Jet flew 10ft from Plane over Black Sea

The Pentagon says a Russian fighter plane flew within about 10ft (3m) of one of its reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Black Sea. US officials described the intercept by the SU-27 jet on Wednesday as “dangerous and unprofessional”. Russia’s defence ministry said the US plane had been approaching Russian territory and the SU-27 pilots had … Read more US says Russian Jet flew 10ft from Plane over Black Sea

Russian Defense Ministry to Buy at Least 1 PAK FA Fighter Squadron in 2017

The Russian Defense Ministry plans to purchase at least one Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighter squadron next year, Deputy Minister Yuri Borisov said Wednesday. “Mass production of the PAK FA will start in 2017, according to the plan. We will buy at least one squadron of these aircraft in the first batch,” Borisov told … Read more Russian Defense Ministry to Buy at Least 1 PAK FA Fighter Squadron in 2017

India and Russia to Jointly Set Up $300 Million Logistics Hub for Su30MKI

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India, with the help of Russia, plans to set up a logistics hub for its most lethal combat aircraft, the Su-30MKI, at the facilities of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in Bangalore. Sources from India’s Ministry of Defense said- “We are trying to ensure the maximum operational availability of Su-30MKI fighters at any given time. We … Read more India and Russia to Jointly Set Up $300 Million Logistics Hub for Su30MKI