Contents tagged with Russian aircraft

  • Russian Defense Minister reports that Su-57 fighters returned from Syria

    Two fifth-generation Su-57 Russian fighter planes have successfully undergone combat testing in Syria and have returned to Syria, said Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. “They were definitely there. It wasn’t long, two days. While they were there, they underwent a battery of tests, including combat tests. There were two planes,” the minister told reporters on Thursday.

    “I can say that the tests were a success. The aircraft returned home a week ago,” said Shoygu. On February 22, it became known …

  • Media: Russia transfers two more of its newest Su-57 fighters to Syria

    Two additional fifth generation Su-57 fighters  have been deployed to the Russian airbase in Khmeimim, Syria, Sputnik Arabic reports.

    On February 22, Syrian blogger Wael Al Hussaini reported that Two Su-57 fighters were deployed to Khmeimim.

    According to him, he received a video from “friends” from the “Syrian pro-government news resource Syrian Military Capabilities.” Al Hussaini noted that this is “unofficial media.” He lives in Beirut and last visited the Khmeimim region in 2016.

    He said …

  • Russia deploys new Su-57 fighters to Syria

    Two fifth-generation Su-57 fighter planes landed at the Russian Khmeimim Airbase in Syria.

    This was reported by Syrian blogger Wael Al Hussaini.

    According to him, he received a video from “friends” from the “Syrian pro-government news resource Syrian Military Capabilities.” Al Hussaini noted that this is “unofficial media.” He lives in Beirut and last visited the Khmeimim region in 2016.He said that journalists and activists, including military and civilians who are supporters of the Syrian …

  • Russia tests its newest Su-57 fighter with weapons on board

    Testing has begun on the fifth generation of the Russian Su-57 fighter with weapons on board, as announced by Boris Obnosov, the general director of the Tactical Missile Corporation, reported the Russian Air Force service.

    Eleven prototypes of the fifth-generation fighter have been built to date, but the state testing program has not yet been completed, and neither the date of delivery to the Russian Air Force nor the number aircraft to be delivered are known.

    According to Obnosov, this is an …

  • Japan reports an increase in the number of Russian military aircraft at its borders

    On January 21st, the Ministry of Defense of Japan reported an increase in the number of appearances of military aircraft, primarily reconnaissance, of the Russian Aerospace Forces near the border of their country, citing a report from the Joint Staff of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces for the period from April to December of last year.

    "Due to the approach of Russian aircraft [fighters of the self-defense air force ] were scrambled 328 times, this is 97 times more than during the same period …

  • Belgium scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian warplanes

    Two Belgian F-16 fighters scrambled on the morning of January 15th to escort two Russian bombers over the waters of the North Sea, as reported by Le Soir, citing a military source.

    According to the report, the Belgian fighters approached the Russian Tu-160s. No additional information was provided.

    As of last Thursday, January 11th, Belgium is responsible for the security of the airspace of the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg). This mission is performed in turns by the …

  • Russia begins flight testing 5th generation T-50 fighters

    Russia has begun testing the tenth prototype of the T-50/Su-57, the future Russian multifunctional fifth generation fighter (PAK FA). This was announced by the press service of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) on Facebook.

    According to the UAC’s infographic, the fighter’s first flight took place on December 23, 2017. Before this, nine PAK FA models with “first stage” engines had been flight tested.

    On December 5, 2017, the first flight of the latest fighter with a second stage engine …

  • Russian Defense Ministry denies destruction of seven aircraft but admits bombardment of airbase in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense denied reports of the destruction of seven Russian aircraft at the Khmeimim Airbase in Syria. At the same time, they acknowledged that the base was bombarded on December 31, and two Russian servicemen were killed as a result.

    “The report in Kommersant about the alleged ‘actual destruction’ of seven Russian military aircraft at the Khmeimim Airbase is fake. On December 31, 2017, at the onset of darkness, the Khmeimim airfield was subjected to sudden mortar …

  • Bulgaria suspends military deal with Russia due to complaint made by Ukraine

    Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said that Sofia suspended the deal with Russia to repair MiG-29 aircraft because of a complaint by Ukrainian Ukroboronprom company, as reported on the Bulgarian Defense Ministry’s website.

    The Russian company was to re-equip 15 old MiG fighters for the Bulgarian armed forces. However, due to the complaint by Ukraine to the Commission on Protection of Competition, the authorities of the country were forced to suspend the process.

    Karakachanov …

  • Pentagon blames Russia for dangerously close encounter between aircraft over Syria

    Pentagon spokesperson Eric Pahon spoke about the dangerous encounter between Russian and American planes in the air over Syria, RIA Novosti reports.

    He commented that Russian and US planes had come close to each other near the Syrian city of Abu Kamal, and had remained so for roughly 40 minutes.

    “At one point a Su-25 came quite close to an F-22, and it needed to maneuver intensely in order to avoid a collision in the air,” Pahon noted.

    The Pentagon spokesperson said that Russian planes fly …