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Moscow suffers blow as Ukraine downs two Russian command aircraft in one night

While operating over the waters of the Sea of Azov at approximately 2110hrs (local time) on the night of January 14, two high-value aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces were struck by Ukrainian missiles, with one crashing and the other being forced to make an emergency landing

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Ukraine charts success in New Year strikes against Russian forces

The Su-24M Fencer-D tactical bomber fleet of the Ukrainian Air Force has carried out yet another successful strike, using the UK/French-supplied Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG air-launched cruise missiles against high-value targets in Russian-occupied Crimea on December 26

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Claims indicate that Russia is using MiG-35s against Ukraine

Sergei Korotkov, Designer General at the United Aircraft Corporation – a subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned Rostec State Corporation – has claimed that the MiG-35 Fulcrum-F has been deployed to support Russia’s so-called ‘Special Military Operation’ against Ukraine

Russia welcomes another modernised Il-76MD-90A airlifter

The United Aircraft Corporation – a subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned Rostec State Corporation – has delivered another deeply modernised Il-76MD-90A Candid heavy-lift strategic transport to the Russian Ministry of Defence

Russia welcomes additional Su-35S Flanker-E fighters

Russia’s state-owned Rostec State Corporation revealed on October 24 that a new batch of Su-35S Flanker-E fighters has been handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defence ahead of their upcoming transfer to the Russian Aerospace Forces

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How the Ukraine War has exposed vulnerabilities within Russia's Su-25 fleet

The protracted war in Ukraine has exposed key vulnerabilities of the ageing Su-25 fleet, leading to significant combat attrition while the type’s operational effectiveness has been unimpressive. This leads to a conclusion that the end of the Frogfoot’s career in Russia is in sight. Alexander Mladenov explains why

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Ukraine charts success in recent strikes against Russian forces in Crimea

As was expected, the series of Ukrainian special operations against Russian high-value targets based in Russian-occupied Crimea that began in August continued in September

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How Ukraine's venerable Su-24 fleet continues to be a thorn in Russia's side

The Ukrainian Air Force’s heavyweight Su-24 Fencer continues to be a burden to Russia’s war effort, moreso after it began employing Western air-launched cruise missiles earlier this year, as Vladimir Trendafilovski investigates

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How was a Russian Mi-8 Hip pilot able to defect to Ukraine?

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine has published new details regarding the daring operation that was carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces Mi-8AMTSh Hip tactical transport helicopter pilot, who defected to Ukraine last month

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Rostec plots out upgrade plan for Russia’s fifth-gen Su-57 fighter

Vladimir Artyakov, the First Deputy General Director of the Rostec State Corporation, recently told Russian media outlet, Izvestia, that the company plans to have a total of 22 serial-production Su-57 Felon fighters in Russian Aerospace Forces service by 2024