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  • 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...
  • Indonesia Finds SuperJet 100 Crash Site

    05/10/2012 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 57 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 10, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Russian plane hit side of steep volcano- no survivors Rescuers found shattered wreckage earlier today of the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 that hit the side of an Indonesian volcano at full-speed during a sales demonstration flight- all 45 people on board were feared dead. "So far we haven't found any survivors, but we are still searching," he said as teams of soldiers, police and volunteers continued to troop up the slopes. The spot is basically unreachable on foot. so evidence and bodies are being placed in nets/hammocks and raised by helicopters from the Indonesian Air Force. The Sukhoi Superjet...
  • Sukhoi SuperJet Demo Flight Crashes In Inonesia, Plane + 46 Passengers Missing

    05/09/2012 7:41:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    NYCAviation ^ | May 9-2012 | MAtt Molnar
    A Sukhoi Superjet 100 performing a demonstration flight for media, airline and aviation personnel with 46 people onboard crashed near a mountain in Indonesia on Wednesday. Their fate was not immediately known, as a search and rescue operation had to be called off due to bad weather. Contact with the 100-seat jet (registration RA-97004) was lost about 20 minutes after takeoff from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, according to early reports. An official told Reuters that that radio contact was lost with the plane after it descended from 10,000 feet to 6,000 feet. It disappeared from radar near the 7,200-ft...
  • Crash of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 During Sales Presentation a Harsh Blow to Kremlin's Export Aspirations

    05/09/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Just what they didn't need... Sukhoi SuperJet 100 After $1.4B in development, successful presentation/flights at the 2011 Farnborough Air show, and even Russian domestic commercial service, the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 seemed to be moving along towards attaining the respect and cash-generating exports Putin was looking for when the Kremlin orchestrated Sukhoi's collaboration with Italy's Finmeccanica and other foreign suppliers (including Boeing). The $32M plane features a number of firsts for a Russian commercial airliner, such as fly-by-wire technology and even a stunning Pininfarina-designed business-class. Putin, Medvedev, and Berlusconi tour the SuperJet's cabin Yet earlier today a new SuperJet 100 with 50 passengers aboard...
  • Su-35 Fighters Made 500 Test Flights

    04/05/2012 1:54:08 AM PDT · by U-238 · 4 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 3/4/2012 | Sukhoi
    The 500th test flight was made on the Su-35 flight tests program. The aircraft was piloted by the Hero of Russia Colonel Sergei Bogdan, the distinguished test pilot. In February 2008 it was him who took off for the first time in that modern super-maneuverable multi-functional fighter. At present, the Joint State Tests (JST) of the airplane are going on. In March this year the fourth production Su-35S was delivered to the JST. The Su-35-1 and 2 carried out preliminary flight tests, during which the main established flight and technical characteristics of the on-board equipment and super maneuverability features were...
  • Sukhoi Promotes the Su-35 Fighter to the Latin American Market

    03/24/2012 7:42:32 PM PDT · by U-238 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 3/23/2012 | Defense Professionals
    The Sukhoi Company will show off its multi-purpose Su-35 fighter of the 4++ generation at the upcoming on March 27 17th International Aerospace Exhibition FIDAE 2012 in Santiago, Chile. A model airplane will be presented on the stand of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), which includes the Sukhoi holding company. Visitors to the exhibition and experts will be able to look at its performance characteristics, and the military — to discuss with Sukhoi’s representatives possible aircraft deliveries to the armed forces in the region. Sukhoi is currently negotiating with foreign customers seeking to re-equip their Air Force. It plans to...
  • Should Russia sell SU-35 to China?

    03/13/2012 7:24:45 PM PDT · by U-238 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Diplomat ^ | 3/12/2012 | Harry Kazianis
    Russia is reportedly close to finalizing a major sale of advanced fighter aircraft to China worth $4 billion. Such a sale, newsworthy in itself, would have been hard to imagine as recently as a few years ago considering the history of previous agreements. The anticipated deal, first reported by Kommersant, sees the two sides “practically agreed on the delivery of 48 Su-35 multirole fighters, worth $4 billion, to China.” Some reports suggest that Chinese officials have dismissed talk of such a deal. But if true, an agreement like this would certainly make sense for Beijing, giving China access to an...
  • Indonesian Government Overpaid $50m for Fighter Jets: Lawmaker

    03/04/2012 7:01:13 PM PST · by U-238 · 5 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | 3/4/2012 | Markus Junianto Sihaloho
    Legislator Tubagus Hasanuddin raised questions on Friday about a recent Defense Ministry purchase of six Russian fighter jets, claiming the deal might have been unduly marked up by $50 million. Tubagus, deputy chairman of House of Representatives Commission I overseeing defense and foreign affairs, pointed out the high price of the planes compared to previous purchases of the same aircraft. Planes already acquired by Indonesia, he said, only cost $55 million each. Indonesia bought six of the Sukhoi jets from Russia in 2007 for $355 million. There was also a discrepancy with the published list price, he added. The latest...
  • Moscow approves deal for 92 Su-34 bombers

    03/02/2012 10:19:18 PM PST · by U-238 · 19 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 3/2/2012 | Flight global
    Russia's defence ministry signed a deal for 92 Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback" strike aircraft on 1 March, marking the biggest deal for a single aircraft type for the nation's air force in more than 20 years. To cover deliveries until 2020, the deal was signed by defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov and Sukhoi general director Igor Ozar. The Su-34s will replace all the Su-24 bombers in service, Serdyukov said. A source quoted by Russia’s Interfax news agency put the value of the deal at around 100 billion roubles ($3 billion). The defence ministry had previously said 70 Su-34s would be delivered by...
  • China requests Sukhoi Su-35 fighter buy

    03/02/2012 12:33:42 AM PST · by U-238 · 5 replies · 40+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 32/28/2012 | Vladimir Karnozov
    China has asked Russia to supply it with Sukhoi Su-35 fighters and Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumph long-range air defence systems. The Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper quoted Alexander Fomin, deputy head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, as saying that Beijing filed requests for the equipment last year. "The Russian side is considering these applications," he said. Fomin refused to specify how many fighters China is seeking to buy. Last year it cancelled an order for a second batch of 95 Su-27s for local assembly, after Shenyang launched series production of its comparable J-11 design. Four Su-35s have so far been delivered...
  • Russia’s Su-30MK maker boasts order portfolio for 300 fighters

    11/15/2011 8:06:53 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 163 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 15/11/2011
    Russia’s Su-30MK maker boasts order portfolio for 300 fighters Russia’s Irkut corporation said on Tuesday it had secured orders for at least 300 Su-30MK fighters and that it had already delivered over half of them. Orders have been placed by India, Algeria and Malaysia, Irkut’s marketing director Andrei Alyoshin said at the Dubai Airshow 2011. Over 200 of the aircraft have already been delivered to customers, Irkut said. The Su-30MK Flanker is a multirole twin-engine, two-seater for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions. Su-family fighters constitute the bulk of Russia's arms exports.
  • At 35,000 Feet, a Russian Image Problem

    08/30/2011 9:19:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 29, 2011 | ANDREW E. KRAMER
    At 35,000 Feet, a Russian Image Problem By ANDREW E. KRAMER MOSCOW — Airlines are a cautious lot, slow to trust a new airplane maker with multibillion-dollar orders and passenger lives. It took Embraer, a Brazilian maker of regional jets, two decades to become a major supplier to the industry. So Sukhoi, a Russian company best known for making supersonic fighter jets, did not exactly get off to an auspicious start. When it delivered one of the first of its highly promoted new 100-seat Superjets to Aeroflot in June, a piece of safety equipment immediately broke down, prompting Sukhoi to...
  • New stealth fighter to top the bill at Moscow Air Show

    08/15/2011 8:49:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 15/08/2011
    New stealth fighter to top the bill at Moscow Air Show A new generation prototype fighter is set to make its first public appearance at the Moscow Air Show this week. The Sukhoi T-50 will be the jewel in the Russian Air Force’s crown. The service has relied on the Mikoyan MiG-29 and Sukhoi Su-27 family of combat aircraft as the core of its fighter force since the mid-1980s, but these aircraft are seen as approaching obsolescence. The T-50 is Russia’s first new major combat aircraft design to fly since the end of Soviet Union. When an operational fighter based...
  • Irkut to supply 40 Su-30 fighters to Russian Air Force

    07/18/2011 7:59:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 18/07/2011
    Irkut to supply 40 Su-30 fighters to Russian Air Force Su-30 © RIA Novosti. Maya Mashatina Russia's Irkut aircraft holding is in talks with the Defense Ministry on the delivery of up to 40 Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighters to the Russian Air Force, the company said on Monday. "We will sign a contract with the Defense Ministry next year," Irkut President Alexei Fyodorov said. The contract stipulates the initial delivery of 28 fighter jets and the supply of an additional 12 aircraft as an option. The Su-30 Flanker-C is a twin-engine, two-seat multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface missions....
  • Advanced Russian jet fighter enters production

    05/04/2011 4:36:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Advanced Russian jet fighter enters production May 3, 2011, 13:10 GMT Moscow - The first production version of a fighter jet that promises to fill a critical gap in Russia's air defences has carried out a successful flight, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday. The Sukhoi-35S fighter completed a one-hour test flight Monday above the eastern city of Komsomolsk-Na-Amure without incident, a Sukhoi spokesmen said in a report by Interfax. The Kremlin ordered 48 of the aircraft in 2009 as part of a 2.5- billion-dollar deal. The flight marked the first time Russia's current top-line fighter was built start-to-finish in...
  • 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: 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...
  • Russia's top aircraft designer Mikhail Simonov, creator of Sukhoi fighter jets, dies at 81

    03/04/2011 4:49:36 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 03/04/2011 | Vladimir Isachenkov
    Russia's top aircraft designer Mikhail Simonov, creator of Sukhoi fighter jets, dies at 81 By Vladimir Isachenkov (CP) MOSCOW — Mikhail Simonov, one of Russia's top aircraft designers and creator of the famous Sukhoi fighter jets, has died. He was 81. Simonov died in Moscow on Friday, said Sukhoi company's spokesman Sergei Meshcheryakov. He wouldn't specify the cause of Simonov's death, but said he died after a long illness. A former Russian air force chief lamented Simonov's death as an "irreparable loss." Simonov started working as an aviation engineer in the 1950s, and joined the Sukhoi design bureau as a...
  • Russian-Indian joint development of 5G fighter jet to cost $6 billion - HAL

    02/11/2011 4:26:09 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    RIA Novosti ^ | 2/10/2011 | RIA Novosti
    The Russian-Indian joint development of a fifth generation fighter jet will cost some $6 billion, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) Financial director D. Shivamurti said Russia and India signed in December last year a contract to jointly develop a design for a new 5G multirole fighter. Russia's Sukhoi holding and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited agreed in early 2010 to jointly develop a fifth-generation fighter jet based on the T-50 design. "A detailed design phase, including the cost of the project, is likely to cost more than $6 billion," Shivamurti said. "The work between us and them [India and Russia] will be...
  • Sukhoi updates on Russian-Indian project to develop perspective multi-functional fighter (PMF-FGFA)

    02/10/2011 6:22:38 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Defemse Professionals ^ | 2/9/2011 | Defense Professionals
    Development and production of perspective multi-role fighter is the largest joint project of Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation. In December 2010 during the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to India, the Rosoboronexport, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and the Sukhoi Company signed a contract to develop a preliminary design project of the new aircraft. This is the first of a series of documents governing the obligations of the parties at different stages of the program. The PMF project includes the design and development of a next-generation fighter, which will have such advanced features as stealth, supersonic cruise speed, high maneuverability, highly integrated...
  • India:FGFA to be inducted in 2017, says defence minister

    02/09/2011 4:31:12 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Flight Global ^ | 2/9/2011 | Greg Waldron
    Indian defence minister AK Antony has re-affirmed his nation's commitment to the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) being jointly developed by Hindustan Aeronautics and Russia's Sukhoi, while also voicing his optimism about one of its other key military aviation programmes. "The difficulties in joining this programme are over," he says of the first project. "We've signed a deal with the Russians, and we will see the FGFA inducted by 2017." Russia's developmental PAK FA fighter had its maiden flight in early 2010, and late last year it agreed with India to cooperate on a combined project. New Delhi will send engineers...
  • Sukhoi Superjet-100 airliner to take part in airshow in India

    02/08/2011 3:41:36 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 2/8/2010 | ITAR-TASS
    The advanced Russian passenger jet linier Sukhoi Superjet-100 has arrived in India for an airshow, the Aviation Holding Sukhoi’s press service told Itar-Tass on Tuesday. The air liner will take part in the show’s flying program. Visitors and specialists will have an opportunity to see it on the ground, too. The aircraft was successfully demonstrated at three world airshows - Le Bourget (Paris), MAKS (Russia) and Farnborough (UK). “Demonstration flights in Bangalore will show the world aviation community once again that the Russian plane meets all standards of the world market, and customers will see for themselves the ability of...
  • It's Raining Su-25s

    02/07/2011 4:46:33 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 2/7/2011 | The Strategy Page
    For the second time in a year, Azerbaijan lost an Su-25 ground attack aircraft to an accident. Poor maintenance is believed the main reason for both losses, and that is a result of military budget cuts, and corruption (stealing some of the money allocated for maintenance.) Azerbaijan has about 30 Su-25s, but because of the maintenance problems, only about a dozen are fit for duty at any time. Last year, five used Su-25s were bought from Belarus. Despite these losses, the Su-25 is still a popular aircraft. When well maintained, the Su-25 is very effective. Over a thousand have been...
  • Agong Flown On Sukhoi Fighter Jet

    02/07/2011 4:18:34 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies ^ | 2/7/2011 |
    Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin was Monday flown on a Sukhoi SU-30MKM fighter jet in conjunction with his visit at the air force base here. The aircraft, piloted by Squadron Commanding Officer II Lt-Col Mohd Asghar Khan Gauriman Khan, flew in a supersonic speed over Langkawi, Kedah and Penang and landed back 45 minutes later. It was accompanied by another fighter jet, the FA/18D Hornet. Royal Malaysian Air Force commander Gen Tan Sri Rodzali Daud told reporters Tuanku Mizan was happy and thrilled by the experience. Earlier, Tuanku Mizan arrived at the base and greeted by Yang Dipertua...
  • Sukhoi SuperJet-100 to get certificate from Interstate Aviation Committee

    02/04/2011 7:14:58 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 2/3/2011 | ITAR-TASS
    The Interstate Aviation Committee Committee (IAC) will issue a type certificate for the Sukhoi SuperJet-100 plane on February 3. The IAC Aviation Register has also decided to issue a certificate of civil aircraft designer to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. The company said “the type certificate will allow commercial operation of the plane and confirm its conformity with the rules and regulations of the Interstate Aviation Committee.” The new plane will replace Tu-134 jets. The first SSJ-100 should be handed over to Armavia in early 2011. Currently, orders for 170 new planes have been confirmed. Aeroflot plans to receive the first...
  • Su-25 combat jet crashes in Azerbaijan

    02/03/2011 9:07:45 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 2/3/2011 | RIA Novosti
    A Su-25 Frogfoot close air support aircraft crashed on Thursday in the Kurdamir district of Azerbaijan, local media reported. The Trend news agency cited Azeri Defense Ministry's spokesman Eldar Sabiroglu as saying that the crew ejected from the plane and survived the crash without injury. An investigation into the cause of the incident has been launched, the spokesman said. The Azeri Air Force has about a dozen Soviet-era Su-25s, which are poorly maintained due to budget constraints. A previous Azeri Su-25 crash in March 2010 killed the pilot.
  • Russia to offer fifth-generation prototype fighter to Brazil?

    01/28/2011 12:11:33 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 28/01/2011 | Ilya Kramnik
    Russia to offer fifth-generation prototype fighter to Brazil? Su-35 fighter © RIA Novosti. Anton Denisov The global arms trade runs to billions of dollars, but few such deals attract as much media attention as Brazil's recent tender, for the purchase of 36 combat aircraft which includes an agreement on production of another 84 planes under license. Media interest in the tender grew after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who was inaugurated on January 1, 2011, annulled the results of the previous tender. A modest beginning The core of the Brazilian Air Force consists of obsolete U.S. F-5 fighters made in the...
  • Russian Air Force to receive up to 100 Sukhoi fighter jets by 2015

    01/02/2011 5:07:05 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 02/01/2011
    Russian Air Force to receive up to 100 Sukhoi fighter jets by 2015 The Russian Air Force will receive up to 100 Sukhoi fighter jets by 2015, the Defense Ministry spokesman said on Sunday. Three state contracts with the Sukhoi design bureau on the supply of the jets have been already signed, Vladimir Drik said. Fifty advanced Su-35 Flanker-E multirole fighters, billed as "4++ generation using fifth-generation technology," more than ten advanced Su-27SM Flanker multirole jets and five Su-30M2 Flanker-C multirole fighters are among the aircraft to be supplied. The Russian Air Force will also receive twenty-five new Su-34 Fullback...
  • Russian Air Force receives new Su-34 fighter-bombers

    12/28/2010 9:27:54 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 5+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 28/12/2010
    Russian Air Force receives new Su-34 fighter-bombers Su-34 © RIA Novosti. Igor Rumyancev Russia's Air Force received four new Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers on Tuesday as part of its current modernization program, an Air Force spokesman said. Russia started full-scale production of Su-34s in 2008 at a Novosibirsk-based aircraft-manufacturing plant, a subsidiary of the Sukhoi Aircraft Holding. A total of 70 aircraft will be delivered by 2015 to replace outdated Su-24 Fencer fighter- bombers, which are currently undergoing modernization to prolong their service life. Designed by Sukhoi, the $36-million Su-34 fighter-bomber is a two-seat strike aircraft fitted with twin AL-31MF afterburning...
  • Russia, India sign design contract for prototype multirole fighter

    12/23/2010 6:59:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 1+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/21/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia and India signed a contract on Tuesday to jointly develop a design for a new fifth-generation multirole fighter. The document was signed between Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) during Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's current visit to India. Russia's Sukhoi holding and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited agreed in early 2010 to jointly develop a fifth-generation fighter jet based on the T-50 design.
  • Russian-Indian second prototype T-50 fighter to fly in 2011

    12/20/2010 8:24:09 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 1+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/20/2010 | RIA Novosti
    The Russian-Indian second prototype T-50 fighter aircraft will take to the skies in early 2011, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) President Alexei Fyodorov said on Monday. "We have put the deadline forward to the start of 2011," he said. "It is important for us that the second prototype is a development of the first, not simply a repeat," he added. Work is underway on the third prototype, incorporating even more advanced systems, he said. Russia's Sukhoi holding and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) agreed in early 2010 to jointly develop a fifth-generation fighter jet based on the T-50 design. They later...
  • Russia and India fix T-50 fighter design contract cost at $295 mln

    12/16/2010 8:12:34 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/16/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia and India have agreed the estimated cost of a design contract for their joint fifth-generation fighter project at $295 million, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman Ashok Nayak said in an interview with RIA Novosti. "The cost of preliminary design is estimated at $295 million. The work is expected to be complete within 18 months," Nayak said. Russia's Sukhoi holding and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) agreed in early 2010 to jointly develop a fifth-generation fighter jet based on the prototype T-50 design. India confirmed that it had finalized a draft contract at a meeting with Russia in early October....
  • Italy to buy 'large numbers' of Russia's Superjet airliners

    12/06/2010 9:32:01 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 25 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/6/2010 | PIA Novosti
    Italy is ready to buy a significant number of Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 medium-haul airliners, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday. "This is our first civil aircraft... which corresponds with the most recent civil aviation requirements, and our Italian partners are now ready to buy them in quite large numbers," Putin said during a United Russia party congress in the Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, accompanied by Putin and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, inspected a Superjet aircraft in Sochi last Friday. The plane arrived in the southern Russian city on a test flight...