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War Games at Khotilovo

Combat Aircraft Journal gained exclusive access to recent exercises hosted by the 790th IAP, a fighter regiment of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ 6th Air and Air Defense Army, stationed at Khotilovo, northeast of Moscow, which saw the first public appearance of the new R-77-1 active radar-guided missile.

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Felon: Imposter or the Real Deal?

The Sukhoi Su-57 ‘Felon’ was originally conceived in an effort to compete against the Lockheed Martin’s F-22 and F-35. Known as the PAK-FA, its development has progressed at a relatively slow pace — but has it matured as a force to be reckoned with?

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Ilyushin Il-86: First Soviet widebody

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev examine the Il-86’s development and servcice career...

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Mean Havoc Rising: Part 2

In the second of a two-part feature on the Russian attack rotorcraft,...

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RUSSIAN TRAINING WOES

Russia’s military flight training system is currently running...

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Mean Havoc Rising

The Mi-28N is the first new-generation attack helicopter fielded in numbers by the Russian military...

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‘FULCRUM’: THE STORY OF A RUSSIAN CLASSIC - PART TWO

In the second half of a two-part feature, Combat Aircraft looks at the most ambitious ‘Fulcrum’ derivative — the MiG-29M.

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‘FULCRUM’: PART ONE - STORY OF A RUSSIAN CLASSIC

The MiG-29 rightfully deserves its place as one of the all-time classic fighters.

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MISSILE-FIRING ‘FLANKERS’

The traditional weapons employment training event of the Russian...

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New fighter orders, UAVs, and a new bomber

RUSSIA The MIG-35 is set to undergo a slow start in...