Contents tagged with Russian aircraft

  • Russia sends three Su-24M front-line bombers to Crimea

    Three Su-24M front-line bombers were sent from neighboring Russia to the annexed Crimea, as indicated by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry. The front-line bombers will reinforce the air squadron of the assault aviation regiment of the Black Sea Fleet.

    "The aircraft arrived in the Crimea after the planned plant repairs were completed on the Russian mainland. It is expected that in the future, the aircraft will undergo modernization at military facilities of the regiment, which …

  • NATO aircraft escorted 21 Russian warplanes over the Baltics last week

    The pilots participating in the NATO air mission in the Baltic States flew over the Baltic Sea eight times last week to identify and escort a total of 21 Russian military aircraft, as reported by Delfi, citing the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania.

    About half of the escorted planes were fighters, the rest were transport and even passenger aircrafts. Many Russian transport aircrafts flew with their transmitters off.

    Further, 10 Russian aircraft had to be escorted by NATO aircrafts on Thursday, …

  • Latvia detects Russian warships and fighter jets near its borders

    Several aircraft and ships of the Russian Armed Forces were seen near the borders of Latvia yesterday, August 9, the National Armed Forces of Latvia reported on Twitter.

    NATO patrol aircraft discovered two Russian Su-27 fighter jets over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea near the territorial waters of Latvia. An An-26 military transport aircraft was also detected.

    On August 9, a Russian Buyan-M-class corvette was seen in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia at a distance of 4.5 nautical …

  • Belarus will buy Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia

    Belarus will purchase a batch of Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter aircraft from Russia, BelTA reported with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

    "In order to update the fleet of combat aircraft, a contract was concluded with Russia on the supply of a batch of Su-30SM aircraft," the military department said.

    Belarus plans to purchase 12 planes. The price of the contract was not specified.

    Su-30SM 4+ generation fighters are developed by the Sukhoi Aviation Corporation …

  • The activity of Russian military aircraft has increased near Finland ‘s border

    In both the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea there has been an increase in the activity of Russian military aircraft noted in recent days, as reported by Yle news agency, citing the Finnish Air Force.

    “In recent days, in the region of both the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea, there has been an increase in the Russian military aircraft activity. The Hornet Finnish fighters went aloft to intercept Russian aircraft yesterday and today. At the same time, it was noted that there were no …

  • The Russian Ministry of Defense commented on NATO fighters escorting Tu-160 bombers

    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers flying over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea were shadowed by foreign fighters at different stages of their route.

    “On June 15, the Tu-160s conducted scheduled flights over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. At certain stages of the flight, Russian strategic missile carriers were shadowed by F-16 Falcon jets from the Danish Air Force and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from the Finnish Air Force, as well as Swedish Air …

  • Russian fighter jet intercepts American B-52 bomber over Baltic

    A Su-27 fighter jet was dispatched over the Baltic Sea to intercept an American B-52, as reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    The aircraft, which was flying over neutral waters along the Russian border, was detected at around 10:00 Moscow Time. A Su-27 fighter jet from the on duty forces of the Baltic Fleet’s anti-air defense was dispatched to intercept it.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense states that after approaching the plane at a safe distance, the crew of the Su-27 identified it …

  • NATO Air Force escorted Russian military aircraft six times over the past week

    Last week, fighters performing the mission of NATO are Baltic Air Patrol, six times took off into the sky to escort Russian military aircraft that flew in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea, as reported by Delfi news agency citing the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense, reported this.

    The NATO planes escorted Russian fighters, a transport plane and one reconnaissance aircraft. Most of the Russian planes flew with transponders turned off.

    Despite the fact that, after the annexation of …

  • Two Russian bombers approach Dutch frigate at a close distance

    Two Russian Su-24 bombers flew over the Dutch frigate Evertsen 3 times, as stated by the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands.

    It is noted that the incident did not constitute a threat to the air safety and the frigate itself, but the maneuvers of the Russian aircraft were closely monitored. The surveillance was carried out both from the frigate itself and by 2 Swedish fighter aircraft who responded to the approach of the Russian jets and escorted the aircraft.

    The frigate Evertsen is …

  • Belarus to purchase Su-30SM fighters from Russia

    This year the Belarusian military will purchase a number of modern weapons from Russia, as was stated by Belarusian Deputy Defense Minister, Igor Lotenkov.

    “In 2017, we will procure Su-30SМ aircraft, radio monitoring systems, 120-mm 2B23 Nona-М1 mortars, multi-purpose unmanned aircraft systems, and conduct modernization of BTR-70МB1 armored personnel carriers,” as stated by the Deputy Minister for Armaments and Commander of Armaments of the Armed Forces.

    According to the General, Belarusian …