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Russia orders two Mi-38s for VIP role

Russian Helicopters announced on August 26 at the International Military-Technical Forum, held near Moscow, that the Russian Federation Ministry of Defence (MOD) has ordered two VIP Kazan Helicopters Mi-38 rotorcraft.

Russia begins serial production of Mi-35P

Russian Helicopters – a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation – announced that it launched serial production of the upgraded Mi-35P attack helicopter at its Rostvertol facility in Rostov-na-Don, Russia, on August 24.

First modernised Tu-95MSM Bear takes flight

Russia’s first deeply modernised Tupolev Tu-95MSM prototype flew for the first time from the Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex (GM Beriev) in the country’s Rostov Oblast region on August 22.

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Ilyushin Il-18: Soviet Turboprop Triumph

Seven decades after its maiden flight, numerous derivatives of of the Ilyushin Il-18 are still in regular operation...

New images released of Su-57 production

New images of an in production United Aircraft Corporation Sukhoi Su-57 (NATO reporting name Felon) were revealed by the manufacturer after a visit by the Russian Federation defence minister.

US to withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

The Trump administration has officially determined that the US will withdraw its involvement in the Open Skies Treaty in six months, citing alleged Russian violations of the agreement as the reason behind the move.

UAC delivers modernised Tu-160s to Russia

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has returned a pair of recently upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M1 Blackjack supersonic-capable strategic missile carriers to the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Russia accepts first Orion UAVs

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accepted its first three Orion long-range medium- to high-altitude unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) from the Kronstadt Group.

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A Dirty Little War in Mozambique

A guerrilla war in northern Mozambique has seen Russian private military company the Wagner Group tasked with taking the initiative from a committed jihadist force. But it has not gone well, as Al J Venter explains.

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

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’.