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February 2017

Russia’s stealth bomber to replace Tu-95 and Tu-160

Developers of the Russian new-generation strategic bomber, known as the Advanced Long-Range Aviation Complex (PAK DA), have defended the preliminary design of the project, according to Evgeniy Fedorov, scientific director of the Russian State Research Institute of Aviation Systems. "The military mentioned everything they  ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Irkut Corp expands Su-30MKI program

Irkut Corporation participates in AERO INDIA 2017 Air Show (Bangalore, 14-18 February). The corporate products are represented in models of Su-30MKI, Yak-130, MC-21, and Yak-152 aircraft at the stand of UAC. Su-30MKI multirole fighters are the exceptional exhibits of AERO INDIA 2017. These aircraft constitute the backbone of the Indian Air Force. Traditionally, Su-30MKIs are presented at static display and in the flight program of the air show. Su-30MKI program ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Russia to upgrade all Il-38 planes

All Ilyushin Il-38 (NATO reporting name: May) antisubmarine warfare planes will be upgraded to the Il-38N level, Russian Naval Aviation Chief Igor Kozhin said. “The defense minister has assigned a task to upgrade the entire Il-38 plane fleet,” Kozhin said. According to him, the Il-38 plane has had “virtually no accident” for almost 50 years. “Despite its age, the upgrade has allowed bringing it to a qualitatively new level,” the ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Russia Introduces UB Version of MiG-35

First flown late last year, Russia’s MiG-35UB twin-seat light multirole fighter made its public debut on January 27 at manufacturer RAC MiG’s PK-1 (production complex No. 1) factory in Lukhovitsy, near Moscow. A day earlier, chief test pilot Mikhail Belyaev, who is RAC MiG’s head of flight testing, had reported directly to President Vladimir Putin on the successful completion of initial flight tests of the UB combat trainer version of MiG-35, ...

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Category: MiG News

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