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Russian Airforce are due to get ten Su-25SM3

The Russian Aerospace Forces are due to get more than ten advanced Su-25SM3 close air support planes before the end of this year. Viktor Pryadka, head of the Avintel aviation
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Russia says its MiG-41 will fly in outer space

Russia is boasting that its next-generation fighter jet will be able to fly in space. But it’s still having trouble getting its latest offering off the ground. Mikoyan Corporation has declared
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The F-22 replacement is starting to take shape

The U.S. Air Force is finalizing technology requirements for a new fighter jet to enter service sometime in the 2030s. Known as "Penetrating Counter Air," the new fighter will replace
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US clears $593M A-29 Super Tucano sale to Nigeria

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Nigeria of twelve (12) A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and weapons, including all associated
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Is India on the Verge of Building a Super Jet Fighter?

In 2016 the Indian Navy rejected the domestically built Tejas jet fighter or Light Combat Aircraft after a troubled thirty-three years of development in which the maritime fighting branch had
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Military aviation makes up bulk of Russian arms exports

Russian state arms exporter (Rosoboronexport) expects military aviation equipment to constitute over 50 percent of 2017 exports, said deputy head Sergey Ladygin in an interview with Sputnik during the MAKS-2017
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Ka-52 Alligator helicopters delivered to Egypt

First three Russian Ka-52 reconnaissance and combat helicopters built at Progress Plant were accepted by Egypt, a source in the Russian defense industry told TASS on Tuesday. Egyptian pilots currently
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Russia’s Su-35 wows crowds at MAKS

Russia’s Su-35 fighter jet wowed crowds this week at the MAKS 2017 airshow outside Moscow, according to multiple reports on social media. The twin-engine aircraft designed by Sukhoi carrying the NATO
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Russian Airforce are due to get ten Su-25SM3

The Russian Aerospace Forces are due to get more than ten advanced Su-25SM3 close air support planes before the end of this year. Viktor Pryadka, head of the Avintel aviation technology alliance, told Sputnik that the latest Su-25 shows great potential. Commenting on the upcoming delivery of more than ten Su-25SM3 attack aircraft to the Russian Aerospace Forces, a Russian aviation expert specifically praised the Su-25’s great potential. Viktror Pryadka ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Russia says its MiG-41 will fly in outer space

Russia is boasting that its next-generation fighter jet will be able to fly in space. But it’s still having trouble getting its latest offering off the ground. Mikoyan Corporation has declared on Russian TV that it is working on a successor to its Cold War era MiG-31 “Foxhound” high speed, high-altitude fighter. It’s been dubbed the PAK – DP, or MiG-41. The aircraft will belong to a class of fighters ...

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Category: MiG News

The F-22 replacement is starting to take shape

The U.S. Air Force is finalizing technology requirements for a new fighter jet to enter service sometime in the 2030s. Known as “Penetrating Counter Air,” the new fighter will replace the F-22 Raptor and maintain American air superiority in future conflicts. The sixth=generation fighter will incorporate a number of new technologies that for now exist only on the drawing board. Citing the existence of advanced Russian weapons such as the ...

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Category: Military Aviation

US clears $593M A-29 Super Tucano sale to Nigeria

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Nigeria of twelve (12) A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and weapons, including all associated training, spare parts, aviation and ground support equipment, and hangar, facilities, and infrastructure required to support the program. The estimated total case value is $593 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Is India on the Verge of Building a Super Jet Fighter?

In 2016 the Indian Navy rejected the domestically built Tejas jet fighter or Light Combat Aircraft after a troubled thirty-three years of development in which the maritime fighting branch had invested significantly. However, the Indian Navy argued that the Tejas weighed too much, and produced insufficient thrust for takeoff from the ski-jump ramp of its forthcoming aircraft carrier. But the Indian Navy hasn’t given up entirely on the Tejas; it ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Military aviation makes up bulk of Russian arms exports

Russian state arms exporter (Rosoboronexport) expects military aviation equipment to constitute over 50 percent of 2017 exports, said deputy head Sergey Ladygin in an interview with Sputnik during the MAKS-2017 international air show. “According to our estimates, the tendency for the growth of export and larger contracts on items for the air force will continue. We expect the aviation component of Rosoboronexport contracts to go over 50 percent in 2017,” ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Ka-52 Alligator helicopters delivered to Egypt

First three Russian Ka-52 reconnaissance and combat helicopters built at Progress Plant were accepted by Egypt, a source in the Russian defense industry told TASS on Tuesday. Egyptian pilots currently undergo helicopter training, the source said. Ka-52 helicopters are built at Progress Plant in the Primorsk Region within the framework of 2015 year contract on delivery of 46 Alligators to Egypt. Russia clinches bid to supply deck helicopters Ka-52K to ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Russia’s Su-35 wows crowds at MAKS

Russia’s Su-35 fighter jet wowed crowds this week at the MAKS 2017 airshow outside Moscow, according to multiple reports on social media. The twin-engine aircraft designed by Sukhoi carrying the NATO reporting name Flanker-E performed feats of aerial acrobatics that stunned even longtime aviation enthusiasts on social media. “I mean, come on,” Stephen Trimble, aviation reporter and editor for Flightglobal’s Americas bureau, tweeted Thursday after seeing footage of the aircraft’s ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Air Force to release F-35 weight restrictions

Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A. The restriction was imposed in 2015 due to concerns about the risk during ejections in a portion of the flight envelope. After rigorous testing to ensure the escape system works reliably and safely in all planned conditions and across all pilot weights, three distinct modifications were implemented. A switch was installed ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

C-130 crash in Mississippi leaves at least 16 dead

A military refueling aircraft crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field in Leflore County, killing at least 16 and leaving a debris field five miles in radius, officials said. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson said the plane crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line. Leflore County EMA Director Frank Randle confirmed that 16 are dead in the crash. “Most of them are gonna be Marines,” he said. He could ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Lockheed Martin agrees to build F-16 jets in India

Tata Group and American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin today signed an “unprecedented” deal to jointly produce the combat-proven F-16 fighter jets in India, boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ plan ahead of his first summit with US President Donald Trump. Under the deal, Lockheed will shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to India without directly affecting American jobs, a campaign pledge of Trump who has vowed to put ...

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Category: Military Aviation

MiG pushing for exports of the MiG-35 fighter

Russian planemaker MiG says its MiG-35 Fulcrum-F fighters will be finished with flight testing by the end of this or early next year, and that they’ll be ready to open up for production and export. “The government trials go according to the schedule and should be completed at the end of 2017, beginning of 2018,” MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko told Aviation Week’s ShowNews. Under military procurement plans for 2018-2025, Russia ...

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Category: MiG News

​Qatar orders 36 F-15QA fighters

Qatar has signed a deal for 36 Boeing F-15QA fighter aircraft. The deal is reportedly worth $12 billion, according to media reports quoting official Qatari sources. The deal was finalised in Washington DC by Qatari defence minister Khalid Al Attiyah and US defence secretary Jim Mattis. Attiyah says the deal reflects increased Qatari and US collaboration in the fight against terrorism. The aircraft will also increase interoperability between US and ...

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Category: MiG News, Military Aviation

Y-8F-200 with 120 people on board goes missing

The Chinese-made Y-8F-200 took off from the southern coastal town of Myeik at 1.06pm local time on Wednesday and was heading to Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon. It was on a regular, weekly flight that takes in several coastal towns. Those on board included 106 soldiers and family members and 14 crew, the military said. Myanmar’s military said it lost contact while flying at 18,000ft over the Andaman Sea, 29 minutes ...

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Category: Military Aviation

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