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Russia claims to have tested its new Su-57 fighter in combat
Russian military conducted a test, during which a "swarm" of Su-35 fighters flew under the control of the 5th generation Su-57 aircraft, reported TASS, citing two sources in the defense industry.
"The experiment was conducted in real combat conditions. A group of Su-35 fighters was part of the "pack" and the role of the command-staff aircraft was performed by the Su-57," TASS quoted one of the interlocutors as saying.
Another source confirmed to TASS the nature of the tests. According to the …
Russia develops hypersonic missile for its new Su-57 fighter jet
Russian defense companies have developed a small hypersonic missile for the Russian fifth generation Su-57 fighter, reported TASS, citing sources in the defense industry.
According to one of the agency's interlocutors, it is an air-to-surface missile which will be loaded inside the fighter. A second source confirmed that the missile is being developed but clarified that it had not yet been tested with the launcher. The agency's interlocutors have not provided the characteristics of the new …
Kremlin: Turkey may purchase Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets from Russia
There is a high probability that Turkey will be interested in the Russian combat aircraft of the new generation, but it will depend on many factors, reports RIA Novosti citing Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov.
The Deputy Prime Minister did not rule out that Turkey would turn to Russia in the future for the purchase of modern warplanes, but this will depend on further relations between Ankara and Washington. According to him, Turkish officials expressed great interest in the Russian …
Russian press: Su-57’s flaws make it useless
Although Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation fighters are competitively priced, neither China nor Iran are interested in them, and not even Turkey, which recently expressed admiration of the Su-57, writes the Russian news agency Svobodnaya Pressa (Free Press). According to the columnists, the primary reason for this aversion is the fighter’s large number of shortcomings.
Development of the Su-57 began well over ten years ago, and the fighters have been showcased and tested, and even begun serial …
Su-57 fighters show up in Syria to advertise Russia’s weaponry
Two prototypes of the Russian-produced Su-57 fifth generation fighter have been sent to Syria, presumably to show off Russia’s weaponry, writes the newspaper of the Russian Defense Ministry Krasnaya Zvezda.
According to the periodical, this was the “first demonstration of the latest Russian combat aircraft under real war conditions”.
“The demonstration was clearly intended to attract foreign attention, including from potential buyers,” the news outlet remarks.
Krasnaya Zvezda assumes that …
Russia begins serial production of 5th generation fighters
Russia has started serial production of Su-57 fifth generation fighters, according to a brochure for the 80th anniversary of the Sukhoi Design Bureau, which developed the aircraft, RIA Novosti reports.
“In 2019, serial production has been launched and a long-term contract has been signed with the Defense Ministry to supply more than 70 aircraft,” the company stated.
At the end of June, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov announced that a contract had been signed to purchase 7 …
Russian experts will arrive in Turkey to install the S-400 air defense systems
On Monday, during broadcast on Haberturk TV, Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said that Russian technical personnel will be arriving to the country to install the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.
“Purchase of the S-400 is a done deal. Case closed. Everyone needs to understand that. Our president has said this multiple times. Technical personnel will be arriving from Russia to install the S-400,” Akar said, without specifying the exact time the Russian specialists planned to arrive. …
India to buy Russian S-400 missile system
Indian authorities decided to buy S-400 missile system from Russia since these systems are used in China, reports Moneycontrol news website.
According to the publication, India doesn't intend to use the Russian S-400 missile system for defense purposes but plans to research their tactical and technical capabilities. The country also plans to test its Rafale fighter aircraft — in particular, their ability to penetrate China's airspace, which is protected by the S-400 missile systems.
Also, it …
Putin: 150 ballistic missile launches detected by Russian radar systems over 3 years
During a meeting on defense in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that for three years the launches of 150 ballistic missiles were tracked using the space system of early-warning radars, reports RBC news agency.
"During the past three years, it has recorded, in a timely manner, that is, according to standards, the launches of over 150 ballistic missiles and carrier missiles of both Russian and foreign origin," said Putin.
The meeting in Sochi is devoted to the orbital component of …
Putin points out shortcomings of Russian aviation in Syria
Russian aviation used during combat in Syria has a number of shortcomings when it comes to the technical condition of the airplanes and helicopters, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a military meeting in Sochi as reported by RBK.
“The same can be said about the direct fire weapons,” Putin added. He drew attention to the fact that “this would have been impossible to detect at a test site.”
“Industrial enterprises are working routinely to eliminate the problems that have appeared. …