Ukraine Russia Conflict

The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine involves the build-up and deployment of NATO air forces - including the US Air Force - across Eastern Europe. The combined experts of AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft Journal and Key.Aero offer analysis on NATO and Ukrainian aircraft movements; Russian and Ukrainian air defences and ongoing operations in the region.

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ANALYSIS: Tensions between Russia and Ukraine rest on a 'knife-edge'

Vladimir Trendafilovski provides an insight on what could happen if the Russian military do invade Ukraine

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Inside Ukraine's extensive but ageing air defence system

As Russian military forces maintain their strong presence along the Ukrainian border and tensions continue to rise, we provide an in-depth overview of Ukraine's extensive air defence system - which was strengthened significantly since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, but still faces a crisis with its ageing fighter fleet

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IN-DEPTH: A look at Russia's enhanced Sukhoi Su-30SM2

The Su-30SM is now well established in Russian service while also enjoying mild export demand. An enhanced derivative, dubbed Su-30SM2 and currently in development, is primarily aimed at meeting the Russian Naval Aviation requirements, as we report

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ANALYSIS: Russia's deadly Kinzhal missile

First presented to the Russian parliament by President Putin himself, the Kinzhal missile is a formidable asset. We delve into the background of this highly effective weapon, following its recent deployment to Syria for a Russian military anti-shipping exercise in the Mediterranean Sea

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Ukrainian Su-27 Flankers on the front line

At one time, Ukraine operated the second-largest Su-27 fleet in the world. Vladimir Trendafilovski looks at the career of the supermanoeuvrable fighter that remains the backbone of the country’s air defences.

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Su-35 Multirole Fighter

The development and production of the Su-35 (Russian designation...

Flanker

For more than three decades Sukhoi’s Su-27 Flanker has been...