Contents tagged with Aircraft

  • Ukraine and Poland continue collaboration on upgrading Polish MiG-29s

    Ukraine and Poland are continuing their collaboration in the program to upgrade the aircraft weaponry of Poland’s MiG-29 aicraft, Interfax-Ukraine reported with reference to Ukraine’s state-run Spetstechnoexport.

    During the international defense exhibition MSPO-2017, which took place at the start of September in Kielce (Poland), the Ukrainian company signed an agreement with Polish WB Electronics to develop further the bilateral consortium formed in 2016, as well as a new contract to produce …

  • US strategic bombers arrive in Czech Republic

    Two American strategic bombers, a B-52 and a B-1B, landed at the Mošnov airport in Ostrava, in the north-east of the Czech Republic. These powerful military aircraft will take part in the NATO Days, Radio Svoboda reports.

    “These planes take part in public activities extremely rarely, and so this is a unique occasion, when we can see them in this way,” observed Zbinek Pavlacic, one of the event organizers.

    The B-52 and B-1B already participated in the Ample Strike drills alongside the Czech …

  • Ahead of Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercises US sends 7 fighters jets to Lithuania

    Prior to the start of the Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 military exercises, the United States decided to strengthen the air police mission of the Baltic States by sending seven F-15C Eagle fighters. They landed at the Lithuanian Air Force base in Siauliai on Tuesday, reported the Lithuanian edition of Delfi, citing the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.

    For the last two years, the mission from Lithuania had four allied fighters. About 140 soldiers from the U.S. base in Great Britain will …

  • Ukrainian aircraft factory will service Boeing, Airbus and Robinson helicopters

    SC "Plant 410 Civil Aviation (GA)" plans to start repairing and servicing Boeing and Airbus aircrafts in the next 2 years, as reported by factory’s press service.

    The plant is currently in negotiations with Airbus for maintenance and repair of the company's aircraft. In the framework of cooperation with Boeing, it is planned to carry out, with the involvement of investors, maintenance and painting of Boeing-737 aircraft. It is planned to start with 5 aircraft per year, and by 2024 to increase …

  • Ukrainian state-owned company Antonov announces it will build 70 aircraft in next five years

    The marketing plan of the state-run company Antonov provides for the building of at least 70 aircraft in the next five years, reports the press service of the state enterprise Ukroboronprom.

    “A clear marketing plan was created for the state-run company Antonov, which is based on the assessment of specialists as well as forecasts of independent experts and leading companies. It takes into account the prospective markets and the potential of each product line in these markets. It is also based …

  • NATO fighter approached Russian Defense Minister’s plane over Baltic

    On Wednesday, June 21, an F-16 fighter belonging to the army of a NATO state buzzed an airplane with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on board. The incident took place over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. Shoygu was traveling to Kaliningrad for an off-site session of the Russian Defense Ministry College.

    The Minister of Defense’s plane was escorted by Russian Su-27 jets. After one of the escorting fighters approached the NATO F-16 and “tilted its wings to show its weapons”, the F-16 …

  • The Pentagon blamed Russia for a dangerously close encounter between aircraft over the Baltic

    The US military department said that the interception of a US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft by a Russian Air Force jet in the Baltic Sea was unsafe.

    "On June 19, an American RC-135U aircraft flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27. Due to the high speed of convergence and poor control over the aircraft during the interception, this interaction is regarded as unsafe," the Pentagon statement said.

    The agency also stressed that the American …

  • Ukraine presented the first An-132D aircraft made without Russian components

    State Concern "Ukroboronprom" presented a new model of the An-132D transport aircraft at the international air show in Le Bourget on June 19, according to the company's website.

    "The premiere of the new An-132 at the main International Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2017 was successful. Ukrainians do have something to be proud of," the message says.

    At the air show, the airplane made its first demonstration flight; the second flight will be made on June 21.

    The company noted that the plane was …

  • U.S. coalition redeploys aircraft after incident in area of Syrian Raqqa

    The anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States is changing the location of its aircraft based in Syria. These measures are being taken for security purposes, the Pentagon said.

    “As a result of recent clashes involving pro-government Syrian forces and Russian troops, we took precautions to change the location of aircraft in Syria in order to continue to fight with ISIS and ensure the safety of flight crews in view of known threats in the area of battle,” said spokesman for the U.S. …

  • Syrian opposition forces say they shot down one of Assad’s aircraft

    Syrian rebels shot down a Syrian military aircraft 50 km (31 mi) from Damascus, as reported to Reuters by a representative of the group Lions of the East Army, which is supported by the international coalition.

    “We shot down a Syrian jet plane in the Tel-Dakwa area, near Damascus. We are looking for a pilot,” the source said.

    As reported by Reuters, the opposition media posted photos on their websites of the remains of a pilot and an aircraft, allegedly shot down by the Syrian opposition …