Contents tagged with Aircraft

  • Four western reconnaissance aircraft scouted Russian borders in the Baltic and Black Sea

    Four Swedish, US, and NATO reconnaissance aircraft simultaneously conducted reconnaissance flights on Wednesday near Russia's borders in the south of the Baltic Sea and in the Black Sea, according to data from websites that track the movement of military aircraft, Interfax reported.

    A strategic RC-135W US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft with tail number 62-4138 and call sign FILE10, after taking off from the airbase in Mildenhall, UK approached the Kaliningrad region from the sea to perform …

  • NATO’s aircraft to practice in Estonian airspace

    NATO aircraft based in Estonia at the Ämari Air Base in Estonia will conduct low-altitude flights over the country's territory this week, as stated by the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces, Interfax reported.

    German Air Force Eurofighters will fly in pairs at an altitude below 500 feet (152 meters). The fighters carried out similar exercises in October.

    The flights are conducted on the basis of agreements between NATO countries in specifically designated areas, and the governments …

  • Serbia to purchase MiG-29 jets from Russia amid strengthening of relations between Belgrade and Moscow

    Serbia plans to purchase Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, TASS reported.

    During Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s visit to Moscow on Wednesday, he plans to discuss the purchase of six MiG-29s.

    “We are in talks to purchase six planes. So, we will have ten MiG-29 planes and it will mean an enhanced level of security for our citizens,” Tanjug quoted Vucic as saying.

    The Serbian Prime Minister also plans to discuss the modernization of the country’s existing Russian-made aircraft.

    On Monday, …

  • Serbia will strengthen its air force with Russian planes and European helicopters

    The Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, stated that Serbian authorities plan to purchase aircraft from the Russian Federation and helicopters from the European Union in 2017, thus strengthening its air force. Serbia has formed an agreement with Russia that includes six previously donated MiG-29 fighter jets, which have served the Serbian Air Force for two years. Serbia will fund a major overhaul of these fighters, Reuters reported.

    According to Vučić, the total cost of the deal will be …

  • Russian military inspectors to perform observation flight over Italy

    The Chief of the Russia’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, Sergei Ryzhkov stated that Russian military inspectors would perform an observation flight in An-30B over Italy in keeping with the Open Skies International Treaty.

    “A Russian group of inspectors plans to perform an observation flight on a Russian An-30B over the territory of Italy within the implementation of the Open Skies International Treaty. An observation flight with a maximum flight distance of up to 2015 km will be …

  • Due to malfunctions, Russia may have to relocate most of the aircraft from Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier

    The majority of the aircraft currently stationed on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier may be relocated to Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Syria. This was reported by the Russia’s Kommersant daily.

    According to Kommersant, after losing its finisher cables, the aircraft carrier is not able to accept landing planes.

    "If the malfunctions in the arresting gear of the landing complex cannot be fixed, then, according to the decision of the Russian Chief Military command, the majority of the Su-33 ( …

  • US reconnaissance aircraft monitors Russian ships in the Mediterranean

    A US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft monitored the Russian Navy’s flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea, Interfax reported, citing websites that track the movement of military aircraft.

    A P-8A with tail number 168858 reportedly took off from the Sigonella airbase in Sicily and proceeded to monitor the Russian flotilla which is currently located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea where it is participating in military operations in support of the Syrian government.

    At approximately the …

  • MiG-29 from Russian Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier crashed due to decision delay in landing

    The delay in making a decision on an alternative landing site is what caused the crash of a MiG-29 fighter jet the on the 13th of November .

    According to, the Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, suffered a breakage of its arresting gear resulting in the jet not being able to land on the carrier. Due to the delay in deciding on an alternative landing site, the fighter jet ran out of fuel and crashed.

    “The break of the cable of the arresting gear and the delay in the repair of …

  • US reconnaissance aircraft monitors Russian Navy's flotilla in the Mediterranean

    A US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft monitored the activities of the Russian flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea, Interfax reported, citing websites that track the movement of military aircraft.

    A Poseidon with tail number 168859 reportedly took off from the Sigonella airbase in Sicily, and proceeded to fly near the Russian Navy’s flotilla located south of Cyprus.

    Cases of US reconnaissance aircraft approaching Russian borders and military facilities have become more frequent over the last several …

  • NATO fighter jets scrambled twice last week to escort Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea

    Last week, NATO fighter jets performing patrol missions over the Baltic States scrambled twice to escort Russian military aircraft, according to the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense. “From the 14-20th of November, NATO fighter jets patrolling the Baltic airspace scrambled twice to intercept Russian military aircraft,” the statement read.

    On the 14th of November, NATO fighter jets escorted a Russian IL-76 through the international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft …