Just how powerful is Russia's strategic bomber force?
Alexander Mladenov examines the current state, operations and inventory of Russia’s long-range bomber fleet which has been undergoing upgrades while also seeing active service in Ukraine
Su-57 Felon: Why Russia’s first stealth fighter has yet to fully ‘take-off’
The fifth-generation stealth fighter Su-57 is among Russia’s top airpower priorities, but the ambitious project has suffered from protracted development and testing and the production effort is yet to gather speed. Alexander Mladenov reports
Russia moves to make the Sukhoi Su-34 deadlier amidst war in Ukraine
AirForces Monthly reviews the status of the Su-34 Fullback, the enhancement plans for the type and its controversial operations in the ongoing war in Ukraine
Mil Mi-24 and Mi-35 Hind family reviewed
Known as the world’s most numerous attack helicopter, the Mi-24/35 Hind is still in production in Russia, with a series of upgrades and continuing interest from operators. Alexander Mladenov reports
India's BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile to become even more lethal
Billed as the first ever operational supersonic cruise missile, the heavyweight, sea skimming PJ-10 BrahMos is set to be developed into a more versatile and lethal version. Alexander Mladenov reports
How sophisticated is Russia's air defence network?
Fighter operations and ground-based air defences have so far proved to be among Russia’s few victories in its otherwise poorly planned and mismanaged campaign in Ukraine. AirForces Monthly explains
Investigating Russia's lack of SEAD/DEAD capabilities over Ukraine
The Russian military has failed to conduct effective suppression and destruction of enemy air defenses (SEAD/DEAD) operations in Ukraine and has hit strike operations. Combat Aircraft Journal explains
Russia's helicopter portfolio: In a tail spin
Alexander Mladenov reviews Russia’s military rotorcraft exports of the past decade and what remains of deliveries to the largest markets
Why Russia’s MiG-35 is proving to be a hard sell
Russia’s MiG-35 is currently being viewed as an increasingly hard to sell combat jet, not only to the domestic military, but also to export customers.
Putin’s War in Ukraine: A Strategic Nightmare?
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has enabled evaluation of its strategy against the popular US ‘Five Rings’ theory. AirForces Monthly examines how well the missile-dominated effort has contributed to Moscow’s integrated war campaign