Contents tagged with Russian aircraft

  • Russian aircraft violates Estonia's airspace

    On Tuesday, July 10, a Russian aircraft violated the air-border of Estonia, moving into the airspace over Vaindloo island for less than a minute, ERR News reported , citing the Press Service of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces.   The Russian Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft entered the air space over Vaindloo Island in Estonia on Tuesday morning without authorization. The aircraft's transponder was turned on; however, a flight plan had not been provided. The aircraft made no radio contact …

  • Estonia: over the past week NATO Air Forces escorted Russian warplanes 12 times over the Baltic Sea

    Estonia's Ministry of Defense reported that over the last week, NATO fighters had scrambled eight times to identify and escort Russian military aircraft.

    According to the BNS agency, this time, a total of 12 aircraft of the Russian Federation were intercepted in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

    The latest incident was recorded on June 9, when the NATO air police accompanied Russian planes on three different occasions: an Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft, an An-26 freighter and a Su-24 …

  • Media: Russian Su-34 fighters intercept Israeli warplanes

    Despite an agreement between Moscow and Tel Aviv to avoid air conflicts, Russian Su-34 fighters intercepted F-16 jets belonging to the Armed Forces of Israel, reported the newspaper The Times of Israel.

    Russian Su-34 fighters intercepted Israeli F-16s in the Middle East. According to the report, the incident took place on the morning of May 28.

    The Israeli newspaper pointed out that the Russian aircraft intercepted the Israeli aircraft despite a current agreement between Moscow and Tel Aviv …

  • Media: Russian fighter aicraft that crashed in Syria experienced engine failure

    The Russian Su-30SM fighter aircraft that crashed after takeoff from Khmeimim airbase in Syria on May 4 had Khmeimim airbase in Syria on May 4 experienced an engine failure.  The newspaper Kommersant reports, citing a source of in the military command, that there was a sharp drop in power of one of the engines before the fighter crashed. The exact cause of the crash will be determined only after the flight recorders are recovered from the water.

    According to the newspaper, the aircraft began …

  • Paris: Russian warplanes harass French warships off Syrian coast

    Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck, reported that Russian Military aircrafts have approached French warships eight times “over the past eight months.”

    Agence France-Presse quoted this information from Prazuck, who spoke before the Senate’s international and security commission on April 11.

    The Admiral noted that the French frigate has been located off the coast of Syria since 2015. He added that at the beginning of April 2018, the French warship Aquitaine was …

  • Russian Su-27SM disintegrates in the air during tests

    Part of the tail came off the latest Russian Su-27SM fighter during flight tests in winter last year.

    The incident took place in the middle of December last year, but only came to light recently.

    As reported by the Telegram channel “Mash”, the plane was being flown by Kitaev, an experienced test pilot, who was supposed to test the strength of the fighter and push it to its top speed.

    As the aircraft’s speed approached its limit, Kitaev heard a loud bang and felt a sharp jerk in the hull. In …

  • Russian warplanes intervene into NATO’s Arctic exercise

    The Russian newspaper Izvestia reports that Russian Anti-Submarine Aviation recently detected NATO’s submarines carrying out tactical drills in the Arctic.  Two maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare aircrafts Tu-142 (NATO’s reporting name: Bear) had spotted and followed nuclear submarines of the Armed Forces of the United States and the United Kingdom participating in the Ice Exercise 2018 large-scale war games in the Beaufort Sea.

    Izvestia reports that the Russian warplanes also …

  • Putin approves development of new version of Sukhoi Superjet

    President Vladimir Putin approved a proposal to allocate 85 billion rubles ($1.50 billion USD) to create a new version of the Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ100), reports Kommersant, referring to sources in both the aviation industry and the government and presidential administration.

    According to sources, Putin approved letter MD-12748/18, sent on March 1 by the head of the Ministry of Industry and Industry and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Aircraft Corporation Denis Manturov.

    The …

  • Ukraine puts air force on high combat readiness as Russian warplanes approach its borders

    On Thursday, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine observed provocative actions by Russian Aerospace Forces for the second time in March, as reported on Facebook by the Air Force Command.

    “Fighter and bomber aircraft of the aggressor country carried out flights from the Shaikivka, Krymsk and Belbek airfields and closely approached the Ukrainian border, the line of delimitation between the mainland of Ukraine and the Crimea; they came within 40 km of the shoreline of the Black Sea, and …

  • Media: India disappointed with Russian Su-57 fighters

    The Russian-Indian program to develop and produce fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) is in danger because the Indian Air Force believes that the aircraft does not measure up to required characteristics. It would likely be out-performed by the American F-35 and F-22, reports Hindustan Times, citing its sources in the air force.

    According to them, the Indian leadership is not satisfied with the functionalities of the Su-57 but a political decision should be made regarding the continuation …