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
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
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 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