Contents tagged with Su-25

  • Russian military industry cut off from US dollar 

    US sanctions have led to the Russian military-industrial complex being cut off from dollar transactions, reports 

    Although the portfolio of orders of the Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport is estimated at $50 billion, the sale of weapons abroad does not bring in hard currency – the deals are made in rupees, yuans and rubles, which are harder to use to pay for imports. 

    Major defense contracts to supply S-400 systems have to be maintained outside the global dollar …

  • Russia issues arrest warrants for Syrian militants who shot down and killed Su-25 pilot

    Moscow’s Basmanny District Court approved the arrest in absentia of three Syrian citizens involved in the destruction of the Russian Su-25 fighter jet in February 2018 and the death of its pilot Roman Filipov, the Court’s press office told RBC. Pre-trial restrictions in the form of two months’ confinement from the time of detention in Russia or extradition from another country have been instituted for Tarek Nawras, Amir Izzat Sohta and Srabi Murad Juma.  The three are also subject to …

  • Kremlin confirms that Su-25 was shot down with Russian air defense system in Syria

    Major Roman Filipov’s Su-25 assault jet was shot down in Syria with a missile from a Russian Igla man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS), said Franz Klintsevich, deputy chairman of the Federation Council Defense and Security Committee.

    “According to unofficial information, it was an ‘Igla’,” Klintsevich said. According to him, serious work is being done to clarify all the circumstances, especially who supplied the MANPADS.

    On February 3, militants shot down a Russian Su-25 SM assault jet …

  • Body of Su-25 pilot killed in Syria transferred to Russia

    The body of the Russian pilot Roman Filipov, who was shot down in Syria, was handed over to Russia “through Turkish mediation” by one of the “revolutionary groups”, reported the Syrian newspaper Enab Baladias with reference to a statement made by militants from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Al-Nusra Front). The pilot’s body was “stolen” by one of the rebel groups, stated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s. The story was relayed by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the jihadists’ …

  • Russia finds Ukrainian footprints in the crash of Su-25 shot down in Syria

    Russian senator Igor Morozov has claimed that the surface-to-air missile system (SAM) that shot down a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft in Syria may have reached the rebels through contraband channels from the military arsenal in the Ukrainian city of Kalynivka, located in the Vinnytsia Oblast, RIA Novosti reported.

    Morozov suggested that the Ukrainian SAM came to Syria after a large-scale fire at the ammunition depots in Kalynivka.

    In the fall, the military warehouse in Kalynivka, Ukraine …

  • Media: One in five Sukhoi Superjet-100s were grounded due to a defect

    Every fifth Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ100) passenger plane has been temporarily taken out of service due to a defect in one of the parts of the tail. Vedomosti newspaper reported this on Wednesday, January 19. Defects were detected in 19 out of 87 planes belonging to different airlines.

    The publication estimated that 14 of the defective aircraft belong to Russian airlines. Mexican company Interjet found defects in 11 out of 22 of their SSJ100 aircraft, Reuters reported. After repairs, six of …