AgustaWestland announced Thursday delivery of the next batch of three AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to the Joint Aviation Command of the United Arab Emirates (JAC). Additional three AW139s are expected to be delivered later this year
The Indian Navy has reportedly asked Russia to prove single engine landing of the MiG-29K on the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier as a safety measure in case one of the two engine fails on Indias only carrier based fighter. The Hindu newspaper reported last week that the Russian side will be carrying out the proving trials on its own carrier in Russia, Admiral Kuznetsov
The US President Barack Obama will witness the maiden appearance of two Russian-origin naval MiG-29K fighters on the Indian Republic day. The two fighters will be accompanied by a US-origin P8I maritime surveillance aircraft, forming a “Vic” formation in the front
Russian President Vladimir Putins visit to New Delhi, starting tomorrow, will be particularly challenging as he tries to regain lost ground among Indias defence supplier community. Russia was bumped to second place by the US as Indias largest weapons supplier earlier this year after losing a number of helicopter and transport aircraft contracts
In the past five years, defense shows and exhibitions around the world have ballooned owing to the surge in demand for military technology and arms in growing markets. This surge is credited to an influx of new defense and aerospace exhibitions launched around the world
MiG Corporation has won a $470 million contract from the Russian Defense Ministry for 16 advanced MiG-29 SMT fighters, according to RIA Novosti. “The value of the contract, including the ground support and test equipment, is more than 17 billion rubles
Russia will soon deliver the final batch of three Mil Mi-35s to Brazil under the 2008 contract for 12 helicopter gunships, according to ITAR-TASS. “Receiving of the fourth batch of these choppers is about to end
The Russian Ministry of Defence has deployed a new batch of upgraded MiG-29 Fulcrum fourth-generation fighter jets at its airbase at the Erebuni airport in Yerevan, Armenia, according to various reports. Southern Military District spokesman colonel Igor Gorbul was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying that, "a batch of fourth-generation MiG-29 multirole fighter jets has been put in service with the Russian airbase at Eerebuni after an extensive overhaul
Joint productions of all future projects is expected to be the new norm in Indo-Russian relations after Moscow last year offered to set up manufacturing facilities in the country for joint production of defence hardware. India and Russia agreed to set up manufacturing facilities in India for joint production of defence hardware during Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozins state visit to New Delhi last year
The Russian Air Force has suspended the operation of all 122 in-service MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor jets while investigators establish the cause of a crash of one of the planes. The temporary suspension was imposed after a MiG-31 crashed near the Tsentralnaya Uglovaya airbase outside Vladivostok in Russias Far East on Saturday, an official was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti
The US government is under fire for allegedly misleading the Congress into buying Russian transport helicopters for US troops in Afghanistan. The Pentagon ordered 63 Russian Mi-17 rotorcrafts worth $1 billion over the past two years
The Russian navy has taken delivery of its first four series-produced MiG-29K/KUB carrier based fighter jets. “The MiG aircraft-manufacturing corporation has handed over two MiG-29K single-seat and two MiG-29KUB twin-seat carrier-based fighter aircraft,” a Russian official was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti
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