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  • Russian Su-27 Flanker performs dangerous intercept putting itself within 10 meters of Swedish plane

    10/02/2014 6:37:24 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Oct 02 2014 | David Cenciotti
    One again, Russian Su-27s have been involved in a dangerous close encounter with a plane they have intercepted. The Swedish Air Force operates a pair of Gulfstream IVSP aircraft, known in Swedish service as S102B Korpen, used for ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) purposes. The aircraft, based on the American Gulfstream business jet but equipped with eavesdropping sensors, conduct surveillance missions in the Baltic Sea. According to Swedish Air Force officials, during those sorties, the Korpens fly in international airspace, with their transponders turned on, and regularly transmit their position to the relevant civilian air traffic control agency, both domestic and, if...
  • Flight of the Flanker: Ultimate jet fighter turns 30

    08/23/2014 7:47:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 65 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | August 24, 2014 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Three decades after it was inducted into the Russian Air Force, the Sukhoi-27 remains the ultimate jet fighter with its super-maneuverability, grace, beauty and sheer power. In 1984, after seven years of development and test flights, the Sukhoi-27 (codenamed Flanker by NATO) was inducted into the Soviet Air Force and the Soviet Air Defence Force. It was a defining moment in the history of combat aviation as the Su-27 – and its later iterations – became the jet fighter that would shift air superiority decisively away from western air forces. British fighter pilot John Farlight, who saw Victor Pugachev turn...
  • Russian Fighters Will Miss Farnborough Air Show

    07/13/2014 2:30:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    DoDBuzz Online Defense and Acquisition Journal ^ | Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 6:33 pm | Kris Osborn
    Russian officials will not feature their Sukhoi Su-27 twin-engine fighter jets on display this year at the Farnborough International Air Show — a move that marks a strategic departure from prior years for Russia, show officials said. The Russian Su-27 fighter jets were at Farnborough last year, leading observers and analysts to presume that tensions in the Ukraine have led the Russians the scale back their presence this year. This year’s show outside of London will run July 14–20. “With the continuing issues in the Ukraine, I don’t think there will be any Russian aircraft,” a Farnborough official told Military​.com.
  • This Is the Ultimate MiG-21 (Pakistani JF-17 builds on classic warplane)

    03/29/2014 7:10:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 22/03/2014 | David Axe
    In 1989, the Chinese Chengdu Aerospace Corporation unveiled a major upgrade for its locally-made F-7 jet fighter, a licensed copy of the classic Soviet MiG-21. The new F-7 variant moved the engine air intake from the nose tip to the sides of the fuselage, making room in the nose for a more powerful radar. Twenty-one years later, this upgrade—now named JF-17 Thunder—is flying combat missions with the Pakistani air force, so far its sole user. Further enhanced with a new wing, a cutting-edge intake design and a new, more powerful engine, the JF-17 is Pakistan’s most important front-line fighter—and a...
  • China steals a march on Russian arms

    12/17/2013 8:43:53 PM PST · by traumer · 14 replies
    In March 2013, Russian and Chinese media reported that Beijing was acquiring significant quantities of advanced military equipment from Russia. Among the multi-billion dollar systems to be bought by the Chinese military are six Lada-class attack submarines and 35 SU-35 fighter jets. These acquisitions are significant because they are sophisticated systems and it has been more than a decade since China purchased any significant weapon systems from Moscow. After making substantial purchases from Russia from the mid-1990s to the early-2000s, China began to reverse engineer weapons such as the SU-27 multi-role fighter, the NORINCO T-90 tank, and several components of...
  • Spitfire vs Bf 109 and F-14 vs Su-27: the difference is always the pilot

    06/02/2013 1:37:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 79 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | May 31, 2013 | Dario Leone
    Spitfire vs Bf 109 and F-14 vs Su-27: the difference is always the pilot May 31, 2013 Not always the best aircraft is the one that wins in an air-to-air engagement. Most of the times it is the training the pilot has received and his/her skills, experience to make the difference: that’s why a well trained pilot with a less capable aircraft can defeat a more powerful plane piloted by a scarcely trained airman. During World War II two of the most successful fighters of aviation history faced one against the other, in a duel that began over the coasts...
  • Flying the Flanker (Topgun)

    04/20/2013 1:38:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Flight Global ^ | April 20, 2013 | Dave Majumdar
    Flying the Flanker A few years ago, Tactical Air Support was, for a brief period, an operator of a pair of privately-owed Soviet-built Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers. The company's senior vice president and chief operating officer Gerry Gallop, who previously served as a US Navy instructor pilot at TOPGUN and who has flown the F-4 Phantom II, F-14A and B, F-15, F-16, the F/A-18 series and the A-4, a recalls some of his initial transition flights in the Flanker. One sortie that stands out in Gallops' mind was a combination functional check flight and navigational training sortie over the Ukraine. "I...
  • See China’s First Successful Fighter Jet Landing on an Aircraft Carrier

    11/25/2012 10:05:10 AM PST · by Errant · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 25 November, 2012 | Liz Klimas
    BEIJING (TheBlaze/AP) — Just as it has had many firsts recently with its space program efforts, China has successfully completed another first for its naval aspirations. The country landed its first fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, which entered service two months ago, the country’s official news agency confirmed Sunday
  • Russian Air Force Takes Upgraded Su-27s Intended for China

    01/21/2012 7:47:04 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    AIN Online ^ | January 20, 2012 | Vladimir Karnozov
    Russian Air Force Takes Upgraded Su-27s Intended for China AIN Defense Perspective » January 20, 2012 by Vladimir Karnozo Sukhoi has delivered 12 Su-27SM(3)s to the Russian air force. The aircraft were originally intended to be supplied as subassemblies to China under a contract signed in 2009, and the last delivery was made in late December. The airframes were assembled at Sukhoi’s KnAAPO plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur from parts originally manufactured for what was meant to be a second batch of 95 airframes in the Chinese order for 200 Su-27SKs. However, China took only the first 105 Su-27SKs, most of which...
  • New shipborne navy jet fighter makes waves among analysts (China)

    04/24/2011 7:40:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 67 replies
    Global Times, China ^ | April 25 2011 | Xu Tianran
    New shipborne navy jet fighter makes waves among analysts Unofficially dubbed the J-15, the new People's Liberation Army navy's "flying shark" features enlarged folding wings, twin nose wheels and an arresting hook for use on China's first aircraft carrier. Photo: Courtesy of netizen Zhang Xinliang By Xu Tianran Photos of a domestic-made shipborne J-15 heavy fighter were released on Sunday afternoon on Internet defense forums, prompting many military observers to coo about China's aircraft carrier capacity. "Heavy shipborne fighters will boost the aircraft carrier fleet's air defense capability and enhance the fleet's strike ability," said Lan Yun, editor of the...
  • Death of a Soviet Aviation Legend

    03/22/2011 12:25:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Second Line of Defense ^ | 03/22/2011 | Dr. Richard Weitz
    Death of a Soviet Aviation Legend By Dr. Richard Weitz 03/22/2011 – The famed Russian aircraft designer Mikhail Simonov died earlier this month, at the age of 81, after a long illness. His Sukhoi fighter jets represented the best of the Soviet defense industry and continue to dominate Russia’s arms sales to foreign countries. Mikhail Simonov (Credit: http://www.legacy.com/legacies/2011/obituary-photo-gallery.aspx?photo=mikhail-simonov&pid=149081887) Born in 1929 in Russia, Simonov began working as an aviation engineer in the 1950s. He joined the design bureau of the state-owned OAO Sukhoi aircraft corporation as the first deputy chief designer in 1970. During the following nine years he led...
  • How China’s Jets Threaten Russia

    12/13/2010 3:47:08 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Diplomat, Hong Kong ^ | December 13, 2010 | Richard Weitz
    How China’s Jets Threaten Russia December 13, 2010 By Richard Weitz China’s suspected proclivity for copying weapons systems has made Russia wary of exporting its technology. Still, the Russians may one day end up with a taste for ‘Made in China’ hardware. The China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, better known as ‘Airshow China,’ used to see Russian arms dealers descend on the event to peddle their wares to potential Chinese customers. Held every other year in the city of Zhuhai, the Russians were eager to persuade potential Chinese customers to part with their cash. But last month, few Russian...
  • NORAD Photos of the Day: The F-22 Raptors & Su-27 "Flankers" of NORAD-Russia Exercise Vigilant Eagle

    12/10/2010 6:14:44 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 22 replies · 3+ views
    ChamorroBible.org ^ | August 2010 | U.S. Army Major Michael S. Humphreys
    Photo No. 1 Photo No. 2 Photo No. 3 Photo No. 4 Photo No. 5 Photo No. 6 Photo No. 7 The Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-200905.htm (photos 25 and 26)   The Photographer Major Michael S. Humphreys, United States Army   The Video NORAD and Russian Air Force Participate in Air Defense Exercise  
  • Russia signs $54-mln arms contract with Indonesia

    11/10/2010 5:21:29 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 11/10/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia started the first day at an arms show in Jakarta with a contract on the delivery of munitions for Sukhoi-family fighters to Indonesia, worth $54 million, a senior defense official said on Wednesday. The Indo Defense 2010 Expo & Forum opened on November 10 in Jakarta to host over 400 exhibitors from 38 countries until November 13. Nine Russian defense companies are exhibiting various types of sophisticated weaponry at the biennial arms fair. "Russia's [arms exporter] Rosoboronexport signed a contract on the delivery of munitions for Su-family fighters in service with the Indonesian armed forces," said Mikhail Pukhov, deputy...
  • New Strains Emerge in the Sino-Russian Military Relationship

    11/03/2010 2:01:44 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies
    Defence & Arms ^ | 10/23/2010 | Stephen Blank
    The military dimension of Sino-Russian ties, particularly arms sales, has been deteriorating since 2006-07. While that decline partly reflects the growing prowess of China's defense industrial base, a major part stems from Russia's growing apprehension about China's growing capabilities and anger over its wholesale piracy of Russian weapons' designs and ensuing competition with Russia for third party markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The unlicensed copying of military arms has made China a formidable military player and a redoubtable competitor with Russia in emerging defense markets. For instance, Russian experts profess surprise at how fast China has been able...
  • Iran opens airspace to China warplanes

    10/03/2010 9:46:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Press TV, Iran ^ | Oct 3, 2010
    Iran opens airspace to China warplanes Chinese fighter jets, file photo The Islamic Republic of Iran has reportedly opened its airspace to Chinese warplanes taking part in joint military maneuvers with Turkey. Ankara and Beijing conducted the drills in Turkey's Central Anatolia region last month. The war games, codenamed the Anatolian Eagle, were the first involving Turkey and China. Turkey had previously carried out Anatolian Eagle maneuvers with the US and other NATO members as well as Israel. Turkish F-16, Chinese Su-27 and Mig-29 fighter jets took part in mock dogfights during the drills. The maneuvers come ahead of a...
  • Chinese Su-27s Fly Mock Combat in Turkey

    09/30/2010 10:04:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Aviation Week ^ | 9/30/2010 | David A. Fulghum
    Chinese Su-27s Fly Mock Combat in Turkey Posted by David A. Fulghum at 9/30/2010 10:29 AM CDT An unexpected military cooperative exercise between China and Turkey has caught the eye of Washington-based analysts. The two air forces were involved in a joint air exercise in the central Anatolian province of Konya, the first such exercise involving the air forces of China (People’s Liberation Army Air Force – PLAAF) and NATO member Turkey. Part of the significance is that the PLAAF recently demonstrated major advances in long-range strike during their own “Peace Mission 2010.” The latest joint exercise, “Anatolian Eagle,” in...
  • Okinawa Decision Has Missile Defense Element

    05/26/2010 9:00:20 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 373+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 5/25/2010 | David A. Fulghum
    By backpedaling on a campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine Corps airbase from Okinawa, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama may have nonetheless secured additional airborne cruise missile and tactical ballistic missile defenses for Japan. China is seen as the cruise missile threat since it has developed a new, faster, long-range weapon that can be launched from its Su-27MKK strike fighter fleet. North Korea has the greater fear factor, however, because of its suspected nuclear ballistic missile capability and its government’s erratic behavior and apparent aggressions, such as the alleged sinking of a South Korea warship. Okinawa is already home...
  • Chinese Navy Obtains Illegal Aircraft

    05/16/2010 6:39:08 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies · 1,349+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 5/16/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Satellite photos recently revealed that the Chinese Navy has received J-11 jet fighters. These are illegal Chinese copies of the Russian Su-27. This plagiarism has been a source of friction between Russia and China for over five years. It all began, legally, in 1995, when China paid $2.5 billion for the right to build 200 Su-27s. Russia would supply engines and electronics, with China building the other components according to Russian plans and specifications. But after 95 of the Chinese built aircraft were built, Russia cancelled the agreement. They claimed that China was using the knowledge acquired with this Su-27...
  • The Great Fighter Shortage Comes Up Short

    04/30/2010 9:01:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 525+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 05/01/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Air Force has decided that its looming fighter shortage, caused by delays in the F-35 program, and the aging of its F-16 and F-15 fleet, is not as bad as they believed. Two years ago, before the F-35 development got delayed even more, the air force predicted being short 800 fighters in the next decade or so. But now the shortage is believed to be no more than 185 (in 2024), and this could be avoided if production of F-35s was speeded up. The F-35 delays have been growing over the last few years, and the air force...
  • The Long And Winding Road

    02/15/2010 8:12:00 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 334+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/15/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Russia's effort to develop an F-22 class fighter (the PAK FA) is going to require a lot of work. The prototype, that took its first flight recently, was clearly the basic Su-27 airframe modified to be stealthier. This included changing the shape of the aircraft to be less radar reflective, and providing internal bays for bombs and missiles. But there's much more to do in order to achieve anything close to the stealthiness of the F-22. It took fifteen years for the F-22 to go from initial flight, to entering service. The PAK FA could proceed faster, learning from the...
  • Su-27s Grounded

    01/19/2010 9:04:49 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 714+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/19/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Russia has grounded all of its Su-27 fighters. At least until it can be determined what caused one to crash on January 14th, 30 kilometers from its airbase at Dzemga (in the Far East). The pilot died in the crash, but the flight recorder was recovered. Last year, two Su-27s crashed. The Su-27, which entered service 25 years ago, is showing its age. It's still a first line fighter, but is fading fast. Last year, the U.S. bought two Su-27 fighters from Ukraine, to be used to help train American pilots to cope with the growing number of Su-27 and...
  • Su-27s Grounded

    01/19/2010 5:17:31 AM PST · by myknowledge · 21 replies · 1,356+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | January 19, 2010
    Russia has grounded all of its Su-27 fighters. At least until it can be determined what caused one to crash on January 14th, 30 kilometers from its airbase at Dzemga (in the Far East). The pilot died in the crash, but the flight recorder was recovered. Last year, two Su-27s crashed. The Su-27, which entered service 25 years ago, is showing its age. It's still a first line fighter, but is fading fast. Last year, the U.S. bought two Su-27 fighters from Ukraine, to be used to help train American pilots to cope with the growing number of Su-27 and...
  • Wreckage of Su-27 fighter found in Russia's Far East

    01/15/2010 9:08:10 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 539+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 1/15/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Rescue teams discovered on Friday the crash site of a Su-27 Flanker fighter jet which had been missing in the Khabarovsk Territory since Thursday, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said. The fighter had been performing a scheduled flight and was about 30 km away from the Dzemga airbase when it disappeared off the radar screens. "The crash site has been discovered by military rescue teams near the town of Galichny, about 20 km [12.5 miles] north of Komsomolsk-on-Amur," the official said. Rescuers are continuing the search for the pilot, he added. The Su-27 is a Mach-2 class air-superiority...
  • 'Father of Su-27' Simonov: F-15 hater

    10/28/2009 9:18:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 43 replies · 2,147+ views
    Flight Global ^ | October 28, 2009 | Stephen Trimble
    'Father of Su-27' Simonov: F-15 hater Mikhail Petrovich Simonov, designer of the iconic Su-27 Flanker, realized after the 1977 first flight that the T-10 prototype was a dog, a fact he explained to the aviation minister in Moscow. "'It's a good thing, Petrovich, that today is not 1937," the minister replied. That is one of the incredible anecdotes sprinkled throughout a Simonov feature published today in the London Telegraph. The article is a must read for anyone even slightly curious about aviation history. For example, we learn the lead designer's delightfully Russian reaction to Simonov's proposed solution to the T-10's...
  • U.S. Firm Selling Su-27s To Civilians

    10/16/2009 1:34:17 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 1,268+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/12/2009 | The Strategy Page
    An American company is offering two Su-27 fighters, for the bargain price of $5 million each. The aircraft are demilitarized, but recently refurbished. Since the refurbishment, the aircraft have been in the air only 16 hours, and the engines only have 19 hours of use. The aircraft were purchased, from Ukraine, last year by an American firm (Tac Air), to assist the U.S. Air Force is determining how the Su-27 performs. This work is apparently done, and now the Su-27s are no longer needed. The electronics are up to date, and qualified maintenance services are available, in Nevada (where Tac...
  • Chinese Carrier Strike

    10/12/2009 9:48:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies · 2,340+ views
    Aviation Week ^ | 10/12/2009 | Douglas Barrie
    Chinese Carrier Strike Posted by Douglas Barrie at 10/12/2009 7:48 AM CDT Chinese ambitions may be to give its carrier air wing an air-to-surface role from the outset, at least if what appears to be a mock-up of a naval Flanker is to be taken at face value. Numerous images of an intriguing facility claimed to be at the Wuhan ship design institute have appeared on the internet in the past few days. The images show a building on which an aircraft carrier’s main superstructure is being fabricated, along with a large roof area that could be used to practise...
  • Two Belarussian pilots killed at Polish air show (video of Su 27 crash)

    08/30/2009 12:32:08 PM PDT · by lizol · 25 replies · 2,796+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 30, 2009
    Two Belarussian pilots killed at Polish air show Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:30pm IST RADOM, Poland (Reuters) - Two Belarussian Air Force pilots were killed on Sunday when their SU-27 fighter plane crashed during an aerial acrobatics display at an air show in central Poland, police said. "The two pilots did not manage to catapult to safety and were killed in the crash but there were no other casualties," police spokeswoman Agnieszka Humelusz in Radom, a city about 100 km (62 miles) south of Warsaw, told Reuters. Witness Leszek Kopec told Reuters by telephone: "The SU-27 crashed far beyond the...
  • Two Russian military jets collide

    08/16/2009 6:00:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1,379+ views
    BBC News ^ | 16 August 2009
    Two Russian military jets collide Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets have collided during rehearsals for a flying display at a big air show near Moscow. "The jets collided about 5km (3 miles) from Zhukovsky airfield," RIA news agency quoted a witness as saying. Two pilots from the elite Russian Knights aerobatic team parachuted to safety, Russian media said. But the fate of a third pilot is unclear, with unconfirmed reports that he died in the accident, RIA-Novosti and Interfax news agencies said.
  • USA Buys Russia’s Su-27 Jets From Ukraine to Find Out Why F-15 Is So Bad

    07/21/2009 5:13:09 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 55 replies · 10,472+ views
    pravda ^ | 20.07.2009
    The Pentagon purchased two Russian-made Su-27 fighter jets from Ukraine. The United States will reportedly use the Russian jets to train effective counter-operation efforts. The Russian jets are a serious competition for the US F-15 fighters. The jets of Russia’s renowned Sukhoi design bureau proved to be more successful than their US competitors during a number of tests. The Pentagon has been trying to obtain the Russian warplanes, and Ukraine helped the nation do it legally. The news about the deal between the USA and the Air Force of Ukraine appeared on the US-based website Strategypage.com. The website said that...
  • U.S. Buys Su-27s

    05/11/2009 3:50:30 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 20 replies · 1,503+ views
    strategypage ^ | 10-05-2009
    May 11, 2009: The U.S. has purchased two Su-27 fighters from Ukraine. They were delivered in a Ukrainian An-24 transport. The Su-27s will be used to help train American pilots to cope with the growing number of Su-27 and Su-30 fighters being sold to air forces the world over. The two Su-27s will also be used to test the effectiveness of new U.S. radars and electronic warfare equipment. Russia's Sukhoi aircraft company has sold over a billion dollars worth of these aircraft (plus components and technical services for them) a year for the last few years. Sukhoi mainly supplies Su-27/30...
  • Sukhois In The US (Officially)-Ukrainian SU-27s!!

    05/07/2009 9:16:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1,289+ views
    Aviation Week ^ | 5/7/2009 | Bill Sweetman
    Sukhois In The US (Officially) Posted by Bill Sweetman at 5/7/2009 8:31 AM CDT Two Sukhoi Su-27UB trainers have just turned up in the US. They're probably not the first aircraft of the type to be acquired by US operators - but are probably the first that anyone will talk about, since there have been multiple Su-27 sightings in the neighborhood of Air Force Flight Test Center Detachment 3, popularly known as Area 51. One of the two Su-27s before delivery (Tac Air) The two new arrivals have been acquired from the Ukraine by Reno-based Tac Air, which provides training...
  • Su-35, a younger son of Su-27

    07/10/2008 9:04:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies · 419+ views
    Ria Novosti,Russia ^ | 09/ 07/ 2008 | Ilya Kramnik
    Su-35, a younger son of Su-27 18:21 | 09/ 07/ 2008 MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti military commentator Ilya Kramnik) -The first demonstration fight of the Su-35 on July 7, 2008 attracted much attention to this aircraft, which has been undergoing tests since February. The latest addition to the large T-10 (Su-27) family is to become the interim fighter for the Russian Air Force before fifth-generation aircraft are launched into mass production. The Su-35, more precisely the Su-35BM, is the second model of the T-10 family to carry that designation. The first Su-35 was manufactured 20 years ago, taking to the skies...
  • China copies Su-27 fighter, may compete with Russia - paper

    02/21/2008 2:50:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 713+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 02/21/08
    China copies Su-27 fighter, may compete with Russia - paper 21/02/2008 12:35 MOSCOW, February 21 (RIA Novosti) - China has built a domestic copy of the famed Su-27 Flanker fighter and may compete with Russia on third-party markets if it sets up the full-scale production of the plane, a Russian daily said on Thursday. China has acquired 76 Su-27SK fighters from Russia since 1992, and bought a license for production of another 200 planes in 1995, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. "Since 1996, the domestic version of the Su-27 aircraft, dubbed J-11, has been produced at the Shenyang Aircraft...
  • Chinese Fighter with Stealth Feature Developed (Jian-11B)

    09/13/2007 6:27:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 66 replies · 4,847+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/13/07 | Lee Myung-jin
    /begin my translation Chinese Fighter with Stealth Feature Developed Body of Russian Sukhoi-27 used, indigenously development which took 10 years Lee Myung-jin posted: 2007.09.13 23:52 China developed Jian-10B, a first indigenously developed fighter employing stealth technology(see photo below,) and plans to unveil it in public. According to Chinese media on Sept. 13, it took 10 years to develop Jian-11B, based on Russia-made 'Sukhoi-27' fighter, which China assembles in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, since 1996. Especially, while 15 square meters of Sukhoi-27' surface can be detected by radars, only 3 square meters of Jian-11B are. Jian-11B's radar can track 20 targets...
  • China's J-11B fighter Presages Quiet Military Revolution

    11/07/2006 5:04:59 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 97 replies · 6,584+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | 11/05/2006 | Douglas Barrie
    Chinese J-11B Presages Quiet Military Revolution By Douglas Barrie 11/05/2006 09:17:03 PM POWER PLAY China is in the midst of a critical period of testing an "indigenous" version of the Russian Su-27 Flanker, known as the J-11B, with propulsion, radar and weapons system integration underway. The effort is emblematic of Beijing's efforts to recast its capabilities for the 21st century as its military and associated defense-aerospace sector undergoes its own revolution in military affairs. The development of the J-11B, if successful, will mark a notable change in capability--not only for key elements of the country's defense industrial base, but also...
  • Russian State Bank Buys Stake in EADS

    09/10/2006 9:10:38 PM PDT · by anymouse · 7 replies · 456+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 10, 2006
    Russian state bank Vneshtorgbank (VTB) has bought around 5 percent in European aerospace and defense giant EADS (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research), an EADS spokesman said on Sunday. "VTB has informed us that it has bought a stake of 5.02 percent in EADS," said the spokesman.
  • Mexico selects Sukhoi Su-27 for strategic surveillance

    05/10/2006 10:46:05 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 58 replies · 5,384+ views
    Flight International ^ | 09/05/2006 | Staff
    The Mexican navy has selected Sukhoi’s Su-27 over the Saab/BAE Systems Gripen to equip its first air defence unit. Head of the service Adm Armando Sánchez Moreno says the new fleet of 10 fighters will enable the navy to carry out “strategic surveillance” over key areas of Mexico’s coastline. Preliminary selection work was initiated in early 2005, and the navy is now entering into contract negotiations with Russia’s Rosboronexport agency for the purchase of eight single-seat Su-27s and two Su-27UB two-seat trainers. Local sources indicate that the entire package – which also includes spare parts, tools and personnel training...
  • Russia is ready to sell aircraft to Venezuela (MiG)

    02/09/2006 2:43:25 PM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 55 replies · 1,856+ views
    El Universal ^ | 2-9-2006 | El Universal
    Venezuela has become an important customer of Russian weapons, a senior government official said when announcing a record sale of armament in 2005, AP reported. Mikhail Dmitriyev, the head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, advised that Russia could sell MiG strike aircraft to Venezuela. Queried about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez' remarks on the possibility of buying MiG's, Dmitriyev answered that no concrete deal has been made. However, "if Venezuela desires to procure MiG's, we are ready to cooperate," he noted. According to the official, Russia is also determined to open a maintenance site for any weapons...
  • Going Dangerously Astray

    09/20/2005 9:32:51 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 11 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | September 20, 2005 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    This month, Russia lost two jet fighters during military exercises that simulated a major war with NATO. A naval task force was deployed in the North Atlantic on a mission to intercept and destroy U.S. reinforcements heading to the European theater of war. During exercises on Sept. 5, a Su-33 jet fighter fell off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov during landing and sank. The pilot ejected and was rescued. Then on Thursday, seven Air Force jet fighters were sent from the St. Petersburg area to fly over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea to Kaliningrad....
  • Russia Loses a Jet to NATO (pictures)

    09/16/2005 10:52:40 AM PDT · by lizol · 63 replies · 3,003+ views
    Kommersant ^ | Sep. 16, 2005 | Vladimir Vodo, Ivan Safronov
    Russia Loses a Jet to NATO // Su-27 crashes in Lithuania Encroachment A scandal broke out yesterday when a Russian Su-27 fighter jet crashed in Lithuania on its way from Leningrad Region to Kaliningrad Region. The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has presented Russian diplomats a note of protest about the violation of Lithuanian airspace. The fighter pilot, who bailed out of the plane, has been taken into custody and is the object of investigation. The Russian Defense Ministry claims that the pilot crossed the border because of a malfunction in his navigation equipment, which was also the cause of the crash....
  • Report: Russian Fighter Down in Lithuania

    09/15/2005 11:52:57 AM PDT · by lizol · 17 replies · 603+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Sep 15, 2005
    Report: Russian Fighter Down in Lithuania Thu Sep 15, 9:57 AM ET MOSCOW - A Russian Su-27 fighter bomber crashed Thursday in Lithuania during a flight across the former Soviet republic to the Russian Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, and the pilot ejected safely, the Defense Ministry said. The plane crashed 34 miles north of the southern Lithuanian city of Kaunas after experiencing navigation problems, and the pilot parachuted from the plane after it ran out of fuel, the ministry said. The pilot is being interviewed by local police, the Interfax news agency quoted an official from the Lithuanian Defense Ministry...
  • Future Fighter Aircraft Requirements in Emerging Economies

    04/06/2005 4:59:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies · 5,345+ views
    Frost & Sullivan ^ | 29 Mar 2005 | Marko Lukovic
    Future Fighter Aircraft Requirements in Emerging Economies Date Published: 29 Mar 2005 By Marko Lukovic In the next ten years there will be a continued growth in purchases of new fighter aircraft. Outside North America and Western Europe (Eurofighter and/or JSF buyers), this will especially be the case in Asia where up to US$ 7 billion may be spent on new fighter programs. In Eastern Europe and Latin America several countries will be making important strategic decisions about the future of their air defence capability in the near future and this could lead to contracts potentially worth hundreds of millions...
  • China Plans Sophisticated Line of Military Exports

    11/09/2004 9:12:33 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies · 3,706+ views
    http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/ | 11/08/2004,
    China Plans Sophisticated Line of Military Exports Aviation Week & Space Technology 11/08/2004, David A. Fulghum Washington China plans a more sophisticated line of military exports as it continues to buy Russian technology Trading Up U.S. officials are closely studying what was displayed at the Zhuhai air show. They're looking for clues about what China is selling and buying, and how those transactions may change the makeup and tactics of its military forces. At the top of the items of interest that have already caught the U.S. Defense Dept.'s collective attention is a 7% increase in value in arms agreements...
  • India opposes sale of F-16 jets

    10/20/2004 10:06:36 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 40 replies · 726+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | October 21, 2004 | Tom Carter
    India is concerned about reports of a renewed Pakistani effort to buy F-16 fighter jets from the United States, saying the advanced aircraft could spark an arms race in South Asia even though Washington maintains that no such sales are being contemplated. "We are against introducing such advanced weaponry into South Asia," an Indian government official said Tuesday on the condition of anonymity. "They are not useful in the war on terror, and experience has shown that they could be used against India. ... They could spark a buildup or a weapons race in the region." In September, the Pakistani...
  • Russian Sukhoi fighters sell well

    10/18/2004 11:12:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 60 replies · 2,520+ views
    SUKHOI´S “FLANKER” IS SELLING WELL By Piotr Butowski/KS Mikhail Pogosyan, General Director of Sukhoi Holding, is optimistic about the prospects of further sales before the end of the decade of the Su-27 family, by far the best combat aircraft produced in Russia. Originally launched as a long-range fighter with outstanding agility, since then, like its western counterpart, the F-15 Eagle, the Flanker has blossomed into an extra-class multi-role fighter aircraft. F-15C pilots of the US Air Force's 19th Fighter Squadron, stationed in Elmendorf, had the opportunity to take a closer look at the capabilities of the Su-30K during a visit...
  • Air Force Upbeat, Despite Crashes

    01/14/2004 6:10:44 PM PST · by RussianConservative · 3 replies · 230+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 | Lyuba Pronina
    Ivan Sekretarev / AP An air force aerobatic squadron flying during the Zhukovsky air show last August. Despite a series of accidents that culminated in the first crash of a Tu-160 strategic bomber, the air force had a good 2003, and after a long break received a batch of modernized jets, its commander said Wednesday. At the end of the year, the air force received five upgraded Su-27SM Flanker fighters fitted with new avionics as part of an ongoing modernization plan and will have 20 more Su-27 jets upgraded to that standard in 2004, air force commander Vladimir Mikhailov told...
  • Ukraine Air Show Organizers Blamed

    08/13/2002 2:40:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | Augustus 13 2002 | AP
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Air force commanders failed to give adequate instruction to the pilots of a Ukrainian fighter jet that crashed during an air show in June, killing 85 spectators, the head of the investigation into the crash said Tuesday. Chief investigator Yevhen Marchuk last week blamed the pilots for the June 27 crash, saying they broke from their flight plan and tried a risky new maneuver. But Marchuk since has elaborated and said others share the blame for the world's worst air show disaster. On Tuesday, he pointed to the pilots' flight commanders and the air show's organizers,...
  • Ukraine crash report blames pilots

    08/07/2002 1:05:00 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 295+ views
    BBC News ^ | Augustus 08 2002
    The crash of a fighter jet at a Ukrainian air show which killed 85 people was caused by pilot error, an official report into the incident has concluded. The head of the commission set up to investigate the crash said the pilots had failed to follow the flight plan and performed difficult manoeuvres which they had not done before. Yevhen Marchuk added that operational issues, organisational problems and a lack of safety measures had contributed to make it the world's worst air show disaster. The Su-27 jet ploughed into spectators after touching the ground when flying too low during the...
  • 'UFO' in air show crash

    08/06/2002 4:15:37 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 47 replies · 669+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 8.06.2002 | The Daily Telegraph
    KIEV: A previously unidentified flying object may have caused the deadly crash of a Ukrainian fighter into an air show crowd a week ago, the Russian NTV television company reported. Slow-motion videotape of the July 27 accident show a dark object rising in an arc from a wood near the Lviv airfield close the flight path of the Su-27, which went on to crash into the crowd. It was not clear what exactly the object was, or whether it struck the aircraft. The crash killed 84 and left 199 hospitalised. Evhen Marchuk of the Ukrainian National Security Council said initial...