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  • India to Enhance Su-30MKI Multirole Fighters

    07/29/2016 6:59:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    TASS Defense ^ | July 28, 2016
    MOSCOW --- India is boosting negotiations with Russia on the upgrade of its Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) multirole fighter jets, according to a source in the Russian defense industry. "Due to the postponement of the FGFA (Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft) joint program, the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has apparently revealed its intention to upgrade Su-30MKI combat aircraft in order to turn the planes into the fifth-generation fighter jets. A Russian military-industrial delegation visited New Delhi in early July to forge the upgrade strategy and to discuss it with the Indian colleagues. We suppose that the draft of the...
  • U.S. F-16s came within 20 miles from Russian Su-34s in Syria

    10/06/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by InsidiousMongo · 30 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 10/6/2015 | David Cenciotti
    CBS News was given access to CENTCOM radar image showing U.S. and Russian planes not too far one another: yellow aircraft are Russian, green ones are American. Some “close encounters” between U.S. and Russian aircraft operating over Syria have already occurred in the last few days according to Lt. Gen. Charles Brown, commander of the American air campaign in Iraq and Syria, in an interview given to CBS News U.S. F-16s out of Incirlik, Tukey, first picked up the Russian planes (Su-34s in the animation shown in the video linked below) on their radars. The RuAF jets closed to within...
  • Russia's Once-Mighty Fighter Jet Firm MiG Struggling as Rivals Make Gains

    07/03/2015 10:32:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jul. 02 2015 | Matthew Bodner
    Once one of the world's most famous aircraft designers, Russia's MiG aircraft company has fallen on hard times. Though MiG aircraft continue to populate almost 30 world air forces, the firm has not won a major design competition or aircraft tender in its post-Soviet history. Russia is the world's second-largest arms exporter after the United States, and its aircraft companies made up a substantial $4.4 billion of the country's overall $13 billion in arms exports in 2014, according to data collected by defense industry consultancy IHS. Although MiG has been able to secure a chunk of these exports, its market...
  • Sukhoi Su-35S: Capabilities Out of This World

    11/07/2014 9:16:08 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 60 replies
    Rostec ^ | Nov 06, 2014
    A demonstration of Russian aircraft at the 2013 Le Bourget air show stunned spectators. The air show visitors were amazed to see the handling of Sukhoi Su-35S, as the jet performed aerobatics that no other jet fighter in the world could touch. Engineer Christian Kunovski offers a taste of a knowledgeable spectator’s first-hand impressions: “I have been in the industry for 22 years, I have seen a lot, but this flight was simply incredible. This is not a fighter jet, this is a UFO!” This was the first public demonstration of a Su-35S overseas, and it went on to be...
  • Rafale can be shot down like 'mosquitoes by Chinese-made Sukhoi': Russian envoy

    10/18/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    ANI News, India ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Ashok Dixit
    New Delhi, Oct.18 (ANI): Indirectly expressing his country's surprise over the Indian Government and its defence establishment's decision to go ahead with its reported plan to buy 126 Rafale combat aircraft from France, Russia's Ambassador to India, Alexander M. Kadakin, said the Dassault Aviation-manufactured fighter aircraft could be shot down like a mosquito by a Chinese-manufactured or produced Sukhoi jet should there ever be a conflict in the neighbourhood. Ambassador Kadakin, who was attending an interaction between Russian and Indian journalists in the national capital yesterday, said, "We (Russia) are still very surprised that Rafale is being bought, because if...
  • Russia unhappy about China's production of J-16 fighter

    09/05/2014 9:31:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-09-06
    After a satellite image revealed that Shenyang Aircraft Corporation has already produced eight J-16 multirole fighters, drawing complaints from the Russian aviation industry that its aircraft have been copied without permission, according to the Kanwa Defense Review published by Andrei Chang, a Canadian military analyst also known as Pinkov. As the eight J-16 fighters in the image were all painted in yellow markings, the article said it remains unknown whether the aircraft will be turned over to the PLA Air Force or Navy. However, it is certain that J-16 multirole fighters will replace J-11B fighters designed for aerial combat. China...
  • Photo analysis shows Iraqi warplanes likely sent from Iran

    07/08/2014 10:24:22 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2014 |
    Iraq appears to be getting some help with its war on ISIS, in the form of some familiar planes from an old nemesis. Warplanes recently delivered to Baghdad are most likely from Iran, and many are believed to be Iraqi jets flown into Iran during the first Gulf War by pilots seeking refuge from American attacks, according to analysis by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A dozen of the Russian-made, twin-engine Sukhoi Su-25 “Frogfoot” jets, built to provide air support for ground troops, were already sent to Iraq by Moscow. But a more recent delivery of at least half...
  • Iran and Russia Send Sukhois to Iraq

    07/03/2014 7:07:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    AIN Online ^ | July 2, 2014 | DAVID DONALD
    Efforts by Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to urgently acquire combat aircraft to assist with the battle against Isis rebels have already born fruit in the form of Sukhoi Su-25 “Frogfoot” attack aircraft from Russia and Iran. A video posted by the Iraqi ministry of defense on June 28 showed aircraft from a batch of five from Russian stocks being offloaded in Iraq after being air-freighted to the Imam Ali air base near Nasiriyah in Antonov An-124s. This first batch of Su-25s was hastily refurbished at the 121st ARZ workshop at Kubinka, where the aircraft were given a large...
  • Can the Sukhoi Su-30 have the edge over U.S. fighters in aerial combat?

    06/18/2014 7:22:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Jun 18 2014 | Dario Leone
    Su-30s would beat F-15s every time. ButÂ….. We recently explained how, 10 years ago, Exercise Cope India put the Indian Air Force Su-30 against U.S. Air Force F-15C jets with results that are still open to debate: since the drills took place during F-22 budget reviews, some analysts affirm the Air Force intentionally accepted the challenging ROE (Rules Of Engagement) to gain more Raptors. Others claim this version of the story was invented to try to save face after the Indians achieved an impressive 9:1 kill ratio. Even if we might never know the truth, itÂ’s undeniable that, at least...
  • Russia’s New Air Force Is a Mystery (Why is Moscow buying three very similar jet fighters?)

    02/24/2014 5:40:43 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 02/24/2014 | Thomas Newdick
    The Russian air force has just introduced three new jet fighters. Not the much-publicized Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter—which isn’t ready yet—but three slightly different versions of the classic Su-27, all originating from the same Sukhoi design bureau but built by two separate manufacturers. Yes, that’s a bit odd—and potentially wasteful. The U.S. Air Force, for one, is buying just a single new fighter type, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The American air arm wants as many as 1,763 copies of the F-35A to replace most of its existing fighters and, in theory, maximize efficiency. By contrast, Russia is acquiring just...
  • China Expands ‘Flanker’ Family

    02/12/2014 5:14:47 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    AIN Online ^ | February 12, 2014 | David Donald
    While much of the world’s media attention is focused on China’s indigenous fighter programs, such as the J-10, J-20 and J-21/31, Shenyang continues to develop the “Flanker” series that has been in PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) service since 1992. The latest versions to go into production are the J-15 carrier-borne fighter, and the J-16 multirole attack aircraft. Fighter Flankers China began its association with the Sukhoi Flanker in 1992, when the country became the first outside the former Soviet states to acquire the heavy fighter. Three batches of Su-27SK single-seaters and Su-27UBK two-seaters were acquired directly from Russia,...
  • The Indians HATE Their New Russian-Made Stealth Fighter

    01/22/2014 8:25:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 22, 2014 | David Axe
    Russia’s new T-50 stealth fighter is fast, maneuverable, heavily-armed and hard to detect on radar. In theory. But according to Indian air force officials, in practice the Sukhoi-made stealth jet is also too expensive, poorly engineered and powered by old and unreliable engines. The Indians’ complaints illustrate the yawning gulf between stealth warplane design and the actual production of radar-evading jets. In other words, it’s one thing to sketch an advanced warplane on paper. It’s quite another to build one and get it to work.
  • Close Air Strike (SU-25), Real Hell , Chechen war (VHS rip)

    09/25/2013 8:10:58 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 5 replies
    Air strike with SU-25, from chechen war SU-25 used FAB 500 (1102.31 lbs) bomb, and NURS
  • YouTube:Sukhoi Su-35 Paris Air Show 2013 Flight Demonstration

    06/19/2013 11:51:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 17, 2013 | Staff
    Wikipedia:Sukhoi SU-35-Flanker-E The Sukhoi Su-35 (Russian: Сухой Су-35; NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) is designation of two different heavily-upgraded derivatives of the Su-27 'Flanker'. Both are single-seat, twin-engine supermaneuverable multirole fighters, designed by Sukhoi and built by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO). The first variant was designed during the 1980s, when Sukhoi was looking to upgrade its high-performance Su-27, and was initially known as the Su-27M. Later re-designated Su-35, this derivative incorporates aerodynamic refinements to increase manoeuvrability, enhanced avionics, longer range, and a more powerful engine. The first Su-35 prototype, converted from a Su-27, made its maiden flight in June 1988....
  • Why Australia should scratch the F-35 and fly Sukhois

    04/26/2013 5:39:24 AM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 22 replies
    Russia Behind the Headlines ^ | April 8, 2013 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    The F-35 Lighting was the first choice of the Australian air force. But several thunderbolts have struck the stealth aircraft, including the arrival of new generation Sukhois that are skewing the odds against the Australians. Sometime by the middle of this year, Australia will have to make a stark choice. Its defences vulnerable and budget in tatters, the country will announce whether it will buy another squadron of 24 F-18 Super Hornets, or that Australia will stick with the original plan to buy 100 units of the F-35 Lightning – America’s joint strike fighter. Trouble is neither option adds to...
  • Sukhoi Superjet crash: Pilots deactivated onboard systems

    06/09/2012 10:03:07 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Pravda ^ | 08.06.2012 | un-named
    Russia's Sukhoi Superjet-100 crashed in Indonesia because of a whole complex of reasons... the Terrain Awareness and Warning System .. prompted the extension of the landing gear. Freep Will Stewart, 5-24-12
  • Undercover US agents brought down our new Superjet: Russia’s extraordinary claim....

    05/25/2012 11:33:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 5-24-12 | Will Stewart
    State's GRU military intelligence source says Russians are investigating theory crash was 'industrial sabotage Aircraft was on a demonstration flight aimed at securing lucrative orders when it slammed into a mountain killing all 45 passengers and crew Russian intelligence official claims US have 'special technology' capable of jamming signals from the ground or causing systems to malfunction Spy sources in Moscow today made the astonishing claim that a US undercover operation may have sabotaged a new Russian Superjet plane that crashed in Indonesia two weeks ago. The aircraft was on a demonstration flight aimed at securing lucrative orders when it...
  • Mystery over Russian Superjet carrying 36 foreign nationals that 'vanished' over Indonesia (trunc)

    05/09/2012 6:00:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    A state-of-the-art Russian Superjet has vanished from radar screens in Indonesia amid speculation it has crashed or been hijacked with 36 foreign nationals on board. A major air search has begun but darkness has prevented any hope of spotting the jet - if it has crashed - in mountainous country near Jakarta. On board the Sukhoi Superjet-100 were eight Russians and 36 foreign nationals.
  • Pilot pushed jet to ‘show off’(crashed Sukhoi airliner)

    05/15/2012 8:06:10 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 37 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 05/14/2012 | Bagus BT Saragih
    As search-and-rescue (SAR) teams continue to airlift the bodies of passengers of the ill-fated Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Mt. Salak, West Java, on Sunday, more clues have been found indicating that its pilot pushed the aircraft to show its capacity to potential buyers. Confirming Russian Vice President Dmitry Rogozin’s statement that human error may have been to blame for the crash, an official with the Indonesia National Air Carrier Association (INACA) who was on the first demonstration flight of the Superjet on Wednesday morning said that the pilot performed extreme maneuvers to test the capability of the aircraft. INACA secretary-general...
  • Bodies found as searchers reach wreckage of Russian jet that crashed in Indonesia.

    05/10/2012 2:58:33 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published May 10, 2012 | AP
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Rescuers say they have discovered bodies near the wreckage of a Russian-made passenger plane that smashed into a steep Indonesian volcano with 45 people on board. Search and rescue spokesman Gagah Prakoso said his teams reached the remote, rugged site near the crater on Thursday afternoon. They found the Sukhoi Superjet-100 scattered along the jungly slopes. Family members, many of whom spent a long, sleepless night at the airport, broke down in tears on hearing the news the plane had been spotted on the side of a cliff Thursday morning. Others stared blankly ahead in disbelief. "From...