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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
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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

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

Russian Helicopters signs production roadmap for Ka-226T in India

Khalem Chapman

Russian Helicopters – a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation – has signed an events roadmap with Indo-Russian Helicopters Ltd (IRHL) for the localisation of Ka-226T helicopter production in India.

Khalem Chapman

Modernised Tu-160M makes first flight

Khalem Chapman

Tupolev – part of the United Aircraft Corporation – has announced the successful first test flight of the Tupolev Tu-160M – a modernised variant of its supersonic, variable-geometry strategic bomber family.

Khalem Chapman

Qatar Airways responds to Russia probe

Gordon Smith

Two former Qatar Airways employees based in Russia have been found guilty of charges relating an abuse of authority.

Gordon Smith

Russia starts joint state tests of Mi-26T2V

Khalem Chapman

Russian Helicopters – a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation – and representatives from the Russian defence ministry have begun joint state tests with the Mil Mi-26T2V heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter.

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

Alexander Mladenov

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

Alexander Mladenov