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Russian Su-25SM3s crews employ ‘Solt-25’

Khalem Chapman

Sukhoi Su-25SM3 ground attack aircraft crews, belonging to Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS-RF) units in the Kuban region in the Southern Military District, have trained using a new sighting and navigation system, known as ‘Solt-25’.

Khalem Chapman
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War Games at Khotilovo

Alexander Mladenov

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.

Alexander Mladenov

Russian Candids assist in Italy

Piotr Butowski

Russian military specialists and equipment were transported to Italy to assist in the fight against the coronavirus on March 22-23.

Piotr Butowski
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Felon: Imposter or the Real Deal?

Alexander Mladenov

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?

Alexander Mladenov

Black Sea Fleet naval pilots begin Ka-31R flight training

Khalem Chapman

The Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet has started training crews to fly its new Kamov Ka-31R airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopter.

Khalem Chapman
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Stranded in a Soviet time capsule

Bernd Sturm

Bernd Sturm reflects on a trip to the land that time forgot...

Bernd Sturm
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Tu-154 Tupolev’s Trijet Airliner

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev

The Tupolev Tu-154 trijet was a workhorse of Aeroflot in the 1970s and 1980s...

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev

First Be-200ES for Russian Navy makes first flight

Khalem Chapman

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has announced the successful maiden flight of the first Beriev Be-200ES amphibious aircraft destined to serve the Russian Navy.

Khalem Chapman
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Special Report: 'Felon' Down

Piotr Butowski

The first series production Su-57 ‘Felon’ crashed last December shortly before it was to have been handed over to the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) for initial military evaluation.

Piotr Butowski
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Rollout for Il-114-300

Piotr Butowski

Russian aerospace expert Piotr Butowski reports on some of the latest developments from the country’s aircraft industries...

Piotr Butowski