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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 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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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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​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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Russian MiG-29 crashes into Mediterranean

A Russian fighter jet crashed into the sea shortly into a training flight off the coast of Syria, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has announced. “As a result of a technical malfunction during a training flight an incident occurred to a carrier-based MiG-29,” read an official statement. “The pilot catapulted was delivered to the air carrier Admiral Kuznetsov by a rescue crew. The pilot was not hurt, and is ready for ...

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India keen to buy MiG-29 aircraft from Malaysia

India is keen to buy MiG-29 fighter jets from Malaysia and upgrade them for use by its air force, Prime Minister Najib Razak has said. Najib said the proposal was among the aspects of military cooperation agreed to by Malaysia and India during his just-concluded visit to New Delhi and talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said the India’s ministry of defense and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) ...

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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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Bulgaria approves 28 mln euro spendig on MiG-29s

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 23 (SeeNews) – Bulgaria’s government said on Wednesday it approved an additional expenditure of up to 54.6 million levs ($29.6 million/27.9 million euro) under the defence ministry budget to ensure the airworthiness of the country’s Air Force fleet of ageing Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets. The implementation of the project will create the necessary conditions for the Bulgarian Air Force to maintain and develop capabilities for air policing, ...

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MiG-29 crashes into Mediterranean

A Russian fighter jet crashed into the sea shortly into a training flight off the coast of Syria, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has announced. “As a result of a technical malfunction during a training flight an incident occurred to a carrier-based MiG-29,” read an official statement. “The pilot catapulted was delivered to the air carrier Admiral Kuznetsov by a rescue crew. The pilot was not hurt, and is ready for ...

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Egyptian Mig-29’s to carry IRST, EW System

The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jets to be exported to Egypt will be fitted out with advanced infrared search-and-track (IRST) stations and electronic warfare (EW) pods, according to the Izvestia daily. According to representatives of the defense contractors taking part in executing the contract, Egypt’s MiG-29s will feature the latest OLS-UE IRST capable of not only detecting enemy aircraft by their infrared signature, but also acquiring surface ...

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India to enhance Su-30MKI

India is boosting negotiations with Russia on the upgrade of its Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) multirole fighter jets, according to a source in the Russian defense industry. “Due to the postponement of the FGFA (Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft) joint program, the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has apparently revealed its intention to upgrade Su-30MKI combat aircraft in order to turn the planes into the fifth-generation fighter jets. A Russian ...

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MiG-35 will receive new navigation system

Russia’s MiG-35 multirole fighter jets will soon be equipped with the latest platform-less inertial navigation system, Igor Nasenkov, deputy head of the Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), told RIA Novosti. The adaptation of the navigation system designed for shipborne aircraft will be completed in July, Nasenkov said, adding that work proceeded according to plan. The MiG-29K/KUB fighters are now being equipped with the LINS-100RS inertial system, while the MIG-35s will receive ...

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Egypt reportedly to buy 50 MiG-29s

The Russian Commission for Military Technical Cooperation has confirmed Egypt as the North African buyer of 50 MiG-29M fighter jets and released fresh details of the Egyptian purchase of several other weapons systems worth at least $5 billion in 2015. In February Russian officials confirmed the sale of 50 MiG-29M fighter jets to a North African country but declined to identify the buyer. Rosoboronexport signed the deal in April 2015, ...

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Bulgaria approves major military overhaul

Bulgaria’s government approved three investment projects to modernizing the country’s navy and air force worth over 2.4 billion leva [1.2 billion euro] on Wednesday. The projects concern buying new fighter jets and multi-functional patrol ships, as well extending the lifespan of a minimum of ten MiG-29 fighter jets. “We have put an end to concerns that the Bulgarian military aviation will be downed,” Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Wednesday, ...

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Albania offers collectors its airborne glory

If you want to buy a secondhand fighter jet, Albania’s the place to go right now. The 40 obsolete Soviet and Chinese-made aircraft up for sale once roared over what was Europe’s most exclusive airspace. The Albanian pilots were members of an exalted military elite that had its own food-tasters and was tasked by Communist Albania’s paranoid regime with deterring countless enemies who never did come to this country on ...

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