Russia

UAC rolls out another modernised Il-76MD-M transport

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has completed the modernisation of another Ilyushin Il-76MD-M strategic transport, which will be handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defence in the near future

Russia orders first ten Il-78M-90A tankers

The United Aircraft Corporation announced on December 18 that it has been contracted to produce and deliver the first ten Ilyushin Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft for the Russian Ministry of Defence

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Fear the Bear or Dragon?

As Russia and China prepare to field new fighters, how are the two nations progressing? Royal United Services Institute airpower analyst Justin Bronk speaks to Combat Aircraft Journal

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Black Sea Bombers

Tensions are rising as NATO and Russia both flex their muscles in the skies above Ukraine and Crimea

Russia receives final batch of Su-34 fighter-bombers

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) revealed on December 2 that its subsidiary, Sukhoi, had delivered its final batch of Su-34 fighter-bombers to Russia, completing a long-term contract with the nation’s defence ministry

RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Russian Tu-142s

Royal Air Force-operated Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, on November 28 to intercept two Russian Navy Tupolev Tu-142s operating over the North Sea near UK airspace

UAC delivers last of 50 Su-35S fighters to Russia

The United Aircraft Corporation revealed on November 25 that it has handed over the final three of 50 new-build Sukhoi Su-35S multi-role fighters to the Russian Ministry of Defence

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.