Russia has grounded its Tu-22M3 fleet until the end of probe into the causes of Tuesday’s air crash that killed three crew members.
"For now all Tupolev-22M3 have been banned from flying until the causes of today’s crash become clear," TASS reported quoting an unnamed source in the law enforcement as saying Wednesday.
A Tupolev-22M3 bomber crashed on Tuesday afternoon while trying to land at an air base near Olenegorsk, the Murmansk Region. Three crew members died. One survived. A source in the law enforcement said that according to early estimates the pilot’s mistake made in bad weather was to blame.
Nigeria is all set to accept the delivery of five attack helicopters from Italy and a gunship from Russia in March. “Nigerian Air Force is set to take the delivery of one Mi-35 gunship from Russia and five AW109 utility/attack helicopters from Italy, which will be used to fight insecurity in the country,” DefenseWeb quoted Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar as saying during a visit to Gembu, Taraba State Tuesday
Russia will receive four MiG-35 fighter jets in this year and it is likely to sign a contract in 2020 for 14 more. "According to the contract signed in August 2018, two MiG-35UB combat trainer jets were manufactured and delivered last year
The engines of Russias new flagship heavy-lift space rocket, Angara A5, have a defect that can ultimately destroy the rocket itself, according to a paper published by scientists at rocket engine manufacturer Energomash. The paper, reported by RIA news agency on Friday,said the engines of the Angara A5 could produce low frequency oscillations that could ultimately destroy the rocket,
Serbia will acquire seven Mi-35 an three Mi-17 helicopters from Russia. “Russia will supply seven Mi-35 and three Mi-17 helicopters to Serbia,” Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was quoted by
A Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter of the Indian Air Force crashed Friday morning near HAL Airport in Bangalore, India. The two pilots inside the jet ejected before the crash
Russia tested munitions using a small attack-interceptor drone, Karnivora. "During continued flight trials of the Karnivora drone, the use of the ammunition load was tested: the attack weapons and nets for the interception of other drones," TASS quoted a source in the defense industry as saying Monday
Russian troops in Syria have recently tested a pistol launched miniature Reconnaissance system, Glaz. "Russian units in Syria have conducted experimental tests of the Glaz tactical reconnaissance system, launched using a signal pistol," TASS quoted a source as saying Sunday
Representatives from the United States gave a miss to a briefing about the Russian 9M729 missiles given to foreign military attaches in Kubinka near Moscow yesterday. The US claims that the 9M729 missiles which operate with the Iskander-M launch system, violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty between the two countries and has threatened to walk out of the deal amidst fears of a nuclear missiles arms race
Ansat Helicopter has been certified to increase the take-off and landing altitude to 3,500 metres from the previous 1,000 metres, by Rosaviatsiya (Federal Air Transport Agency). The approval was issued on the basis of trials conducted in summer 2018 at Mount Elbrus in Southern Russia
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