Twenty-nine fighter aircraft including five Sukhoi-30 crashed over the last five years due to technical defects and human error, Parliament was told on Friday. “During the last five financial years (2012-13 to 2016-17) and current year (upto July 18), 29 fighter aircraft including five Sukhoi-30 and three trainer aircraft have crashed,” Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said in a written reply in the parliament
Russia and Angola are negotiating the purchase of six additional Su-30K fighters. Luanda will be able to increase its fleet and Moscow will be able to get rid of the aircraft returned by the India built in fulfilment of the contract signed in 1996-1998
Russia is developing a modernized version of its super-manoeuvrable Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jet with upgraded avionics and is capable of using latest high-precision ammunitions. Designated as Su-30SM1, Russian-language newspaper
Sberbank, a state-owned Russian banking and financial services company, has provided financial credit resources worth about USD 1 billion for development of newest medium-range MC-21 airliner project since 2012. Irkut Corporation announced during MAKS airshow 2017 that Sberbank has signed a cooperation agreement for its MC-21 airliner development, to provide further support to the project
A scale model of a potential VVIP configuration of the MC-21 airliner being built by Russias Irkut Corporation is on display at the MAKS 2017 show currently on in Moscow. The display of the model has surprised observers as the MC-21 was first intended to come out only in passenger airliner configurations of varying seating capacity
Irkut Corporation will premier two Yakovlev Yak-152 twin-seat diesel-powered primary trainer for the first time during International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, which takes place from July 18-23 in the Moscow Region. The company said in a press release that its other manufactured aircraft will be participating in a flight program during the show
Russias airliner MC-21 today performed another flight with the landing gear retraction and extension at Irkut aviation plant. The prototype MC-21- 300 aircraft performed a flight within the program of in-plant development tests, the companys press release states
Russian is suspecting that United States is likely to attack Syrian soldiers with the HIMARS multiple rocket systems as Washington has earlier moved the launchers to the al-Tanf military base in Syria from Jordan. However, "the range of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is not enough to support the US-backed units of the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting against the Islamic State terror group in Raqqa," , the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday
Scientists at Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a first prototype of microwave photonics-based radar, which analysts said could revolutionize the detection and imaging of targets for a wider range of military and civilian applications. The new radar is said to have the features of fast-imaging, high resolution and clear identification of targets, having the highest resolution among all the micro-photonic radars currently known, and is even 30 times higher than similar radars worldwide, the Institute of Electronics at Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said in a statement on its website early this week
Malaysian Air Force has modified Russian-made Sukhoi-30 fighter jet in order to equip it with US GBU-12 laser-guided bombs. The Royal Malaysian Air Force put out a video showing their Su-30MKM fighters specifically designed for Malaysia, dropping 500-pound GBU-12s made by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon,
A new fighter aircraft division of Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will include the Sukhoi and Mikoyan (MiG) aircraft manufacturing companies. UAC President Yuri Slyusar was quoted by Tass as saying to Rambler News Service, "We are undergoing corporate reorganization
Russia's MC-21 airliner which marked its first flight on Sunday could be sitting on orders worth US$15.7 billion with 175 firm orders at US$90 million apiece
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