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Su-34 Jets Accidentally Collide In Far East

Su-34 Jets Accidentally Collide In Far East

"On 18 January, at 8:07 (Moscow time), while performing a planned training flight over the Sea of Japan, 35 kilometers from the coast, two Su-34 planes of the Far Eastern...
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Tu-22M3 Strategic Bomber Performs Debut Flight

Tu-22M3 Strategic Bomber Performs Debut Flight

Russia’s latest modernized Tupolev Tu-22M3M long-range missile-carrying bomber has performed its debut flight, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. "The first upgraded Tu-22M3M made the...
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Russia Tests MiG-35 Fighter Weapons

Russia Tests MiG-35 Fighter Weapons

Russian pilots have tested the weapons and on-board equipment of the advanced MiG-35 fighter, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. "Pilots of the aviation center, together with...
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ASM for Su-57 jet “has twice the range” of older projectile

ASM for Su-57 jet “has twice the range” of older projectile

Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet Su-57 will have a long-range air-to-surface missile with a greatly extended range, the head of a leading Russian arms producer said. The Sukhoi Su-57 multipurpose jet...
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China steps up drone race with AK-47 chopper drones

China steps up drone race with AK-47 chopper drones

China has rolled out its huge stealth drones and smaller unmanned aircraft, which it says can be armed with AK-47s or any other weapon the client wants, as the country...
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MiG-31 spotted with possible anti-satellite missile

MiG-31 spotted with possible anti-satellite missile

A mysterious fighter with a new, large missile suspended underneath could be a Russian anti-satellite weapon. The MiG-31 “Foxhound” interceptor was spotted last month at an aircraft test site near...
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Britain grounds entire F-35 fighter Jet Fleet

Britain grounds entire F-35 fighter Jet Fleet

The most expensive weapons system around, the F-35 has been plagued by a flurry of problems which have sent the costs spiraling upward. The UK grounded its fleet of £120...
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Su-57 jet gets hypersonic missile

Su-57 jet gets hypersonic missile

A hypersonic anti-aircraft missile with a range of over 300km will be part of the arsenal of the Su-57, Russia’s most-advanced multipurpose fighter jet. The weapon is meant to take...
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Su-34 Jets Accidentally Collide In Far East

“On 18 January, at 8:07 (Moscow time), while performing a planned training flight over the Sea of Japan, 35 kilometers from the coast, two Su-34 planes of the Far Eastern Air Defence Forces made contact in the air while manoeuvring,” reported the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defence of Russia. According to the ministry, the search-and-rescue operation involves Tu-142, An-12, An-30 aircraft, Mi-8 helicopters. Another ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Tu-22M3 Strategic Bomber Performs Debut Flight

Russia’s latest modernized Tupolev Tu-22M3M long-range missile-carrying bomber has performed its debut flight, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. “The first upgraded Tu-22M3M made the debut flight from the airfield of the Kazan-based Gorbunov Aircraft Enterprise on Friday. This flight started the missile-carrying bomber’s flight tests,” the source said. “There were no weapons aboard the aircraft and the flight was brief,” the source said. The ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Russia Tests MiG-35 Fighter Weapons

Russian pilots have tested the weapons and on-board equipment of the advanced MiG-35 fighter, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. “Pilots of the aviation center, together with experts from the MiG Corporation, have evaluated the performance of a number of air-to-air and air-to-surface weapon systems,” the statement said. They have also tested the performance of the on-board electronic equipment, integrated avionics control system and the aerodynamic stability ...

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Category: MiG News

ASM for Su-57 jet “has twice the range” of older projectile

Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet Su-57 will have a long-range air-to-surface missile with a greatly extended range, the head of a leading Russian arms producer said. The Sukhoi Su-57 multipurpose jet may receive a new weapon system meant to hit targets on the ground from well outside the range of anti-aircraft defenses of the enemy. At least that’s the implication of what Boris Obnosov, the head of Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

China steps up drone race with AK-47 chopper drones

China has rolled out its huge stealth drones and smaller unmanned aircraft, which it says can be armed with AK-47s or any other weapon the client wants, as the country gets ready to vie for a share of the US-dominated UAV market. The drones were unveiled earlier this week among other exhibits at the China Airshow, the country’s main aerospace industry exhibition, held in the southern city of Zhuhai. Grabbing ...

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Category: Military Aviation

MiG-31 spotted with possible anti-satellite missile

A mysterious fighter with a new, large missile suspended underneath could be a Russian anti-satellite weapon. The MiG-31 “Foxhound” interceptor was spotted last month at an aircraft test site near Moscow carrying a missile that could be used as an anti-satellite weapon or a means of quickly placing small satellites in orbit. According to Aviation Week & Space Technology, an experimental MiG-31 flew its first flight in September at the ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Britain grounds entire F-35 fighter Jet Fleet

The most expensive weapons system around, the F-35 has been plagued by a flurry of problems which have sent the costs spiraling upward. The UK grounded its fleet of £120 million per plane ($158.5 million) F-35 stealth fighters following the crash of a US jet in September. Britain’s current fleet of 15 F-35 fighter jets that arrived in the country in June, is being examined to determine if last month’s ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

Su-57 jet gets hypersonic missile

A hypersonic anti-aircraft missile with a range of over 300km will be part of the arsenal of the Su-57, Russia’s most-advanced multipurpose fighter jet. The weapon is meant to take out high-value targets with impunity. The Su-57 is Russia’s first 5th-generation aircraft, designed to be a formidable threat to major air powers such as the US. It is normally expected to carry weapons in its internal bays, to reduce radar ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

India fires world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile

India has for the first time fired a BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi Su-30 plane, with the country’s Defense Ministry claiming the air-launch a success. The missile’s developer said it “can be a game changer for any air force in the world.” “The successful maiden test firing of [a] BrahMos air launched cruise missile (ALCM) from [a] Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges,” ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Su-57 and MiG-35 land Russian orders during Army 2018

During the Army 2018 military-technical forum held August 21-26 at Kubinka, west of Moscow, the Russian defense ministry signed a total of 32 contracts with 20 Russian manufacturers. The value of the orders exceeded 130 billion roubles (nearly $2 billion) and calls for the delivery of 600 pieces of equipment and the modernization of 1,500 more. The signing took place on August 22, followed by a press briefing by deputy ...

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Category: MiG News

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile over Estonia

An investigation has been launched after a Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile whilst on a training exercise in Estonia. The Eurofighter Typhoon, normally based in Siauliai, Lithuania, was flying with another Spanish aircraft and two French Mirage 2000 jets when the incident occurred on August 7, near the city of Otepaa in south-east Estonia. A statement from the Spanish Ministry of Defence confirmed that a missile had been ...

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Category: Military Aviation

New details about the F-15X that Boeing is pitching the US Air Force

The new F-15 combat aircraft that Boeing is pitching to the U.S. Air Force would have a single-seat cockpit and a host of new weapons, including anti-ship missiles, Defense One has learned. If the Air Force bites, the so-called F-15X would be the Pentagon’s first new Eagles since a 2002 purchase of the air-to-ground variant known as the F-15E Strike Eagle. But various allies have purchased newer variants of the ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Russia canceling mass production of the Su-57

Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth-fighter aircraft, would not see mass production. “The plane has proven to be very good, including in Syria, where it confirmed its performance and combat capabilities,” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Russian TV on July 2, as reported by The Diplomat. But despite Russia’s nonstop praise for the plane and dubious ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

J-20 stealth jets conduct first over-the-sea combat training

China’s J-20 stealth fighter jet have begun their first-ever combat training over the ocean, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. “It will help the air force better fulfill its sacred duty of safeguarding China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity,” said Shen Jinke, spokesman for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force. China’s fourth-generation medium and long-range fighter aircraft and was commissioned into air force combat service earlier this year. ...

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Category: Military Aviation

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