Contents tagged with Russian aircraft

  • Media: Russia tests its newest fighter jets in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has transferred four modern MiG-29 SMT fighter jets to the airbase in Khmeimim (Latakia, Syria). The fighters were delivered to the department by the MiG Corporation in December 2015.

    According to Kommersant, the fighter jets were sent to the region in order to provide practice for as many pilots as possible, as well as to test the aircraft in combat conditions.

    Kommersant reports that the first confirmations of the presence of MiG-29 SMTs in Syria appeared. A …

  • In 2017, Russian fighter jets scrambled 120 times in the annexed Crimea and along Russia’s southern border

    Russian Su-30SM fighters from the 4th Red Banner Army of the Southern Military District’s air force and anti-air defense have escorted reconnaissance flights near annexed Crimea and Russia’s southern border 120 times this year, TASS reported, citing Army Commander General-Lieutenant Viktor Sevostyanov.

    “Since Crimea became part of Russia in 2014, on a daily basis in the airspace close to our southern borders we detect in advance and strictly control all unsolicited guests of this kind. Over …

  • Russia conducts snap readiness check of its air force and air defense in Crimea

    Yesterday the air force and air defense of Russia’s Southern Military District were brought to complete combat readiness during an inspection, announced Vadim Astafyev, head spokesperson for the Southern Military District, as reported by RIA Novosti Crimea.

    “With the military alarm signal, the personnel of the aviation compound and the combat units were alerted, as well as the anti-air defense forces located in the Rostov and Volgograd provinces, Krasnodar and Stavropol Krai, the Republic of …

  • Three Russian military transport planes spotted on Latvian border

    The Latvian Armed Forces said in a tweet that they had identified three Russian military transport planes close to the country’s maritime border.

    According to the department, on August 26, patrol planes over the Baltic Sea close to Latvia’s maritime border identified three Russian An-12 military transport planes.

    Earlier the Latvian National Armed Forces announced that they are prepared for possible provocations during the Russian-Belarusian Zapad military exercises planned for September this …

  • Russia sends three Su-24M front-line bombers to Crimea

    Three Su-24M front-line bombers were sent from neighboring Russia to the annexed Crimea, as indicated by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry. The front-line bombers will reinforce the air squadron of the assault aviation regiment of the Black Sea Fleet.

    "The aircraft arrived in the Crimea after the planned plant repairs were completed on the Russian mainland. It is expected that in the future, the aircraft will undergo modernization at military facilities of the regiment, which …

  • NATO aircraft escorted 21 Russian warplanes over the Baltics last week

    The pilots participating in the NATO air mission in the Baltic States flew over the Baltic Sea eight times last week to identify and escort a total of 21 Russian military aircraft, as reported by Delfi, citing the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania.

    About half of the escorted planes were fighters, the rest were transport and even passenger aircrafts. Many Russian transport aircrafts flew with their transmitters off.

    Further, 10 Russian aircraft had to be escorted by NATO aircrafts on Thursday, …

  • Latvia detects Russian warships and fighter jets near its borders

    Several aircraft and ships of the Russian Armed Forces were seen near the borders of Latvia yesterday, August 9, the National Armed Forces of Latvia reported on Twitter.

    NATO patrol aircraft discovered two Russian Su-27 fighter jets over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea near the territorial waters of Latvia. An An-26 military transport aircraft was also detected.

    On August 9, a Russian Buyan-M-class corvette was seen in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia at a distance of 4.5 nautical …

  • Belarus will buy Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia

    Belarus will purchase a batch of Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter aircraft from Russia, BelTA reported with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

    "In order to update the fleet of combat aircraft, a contract was concluded with Russia on the supply of a batch of Su-30SM aircraft," the military department said.

    Belarus plans to purchase 12 planes. The price of the contract was not specified.

    Su-30SM 4+ generation fighters are developed by the Sukhoi Aviation Corporation …

  • The activity of Russian military aircraft has increased near Finland ‘s border

    In both the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea there has been an increase in the activity of Russian military aircraft noted in recent days, as reported by Yle news agency, citing the Finnish Air Force.

    “In recent days, in the region of both the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea, there has been an increase in the Russian military aircraft activity. The Hornet Finnish fighters went aloft to intercept Russian aircraft yesterday and today. At the same time, it was noted that there were no …

  • The Russian Ministry of Defense commented on NATO fighters escorting Tu-160 bombers

    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers flying over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea were shadowed by foreign fighters at different stages of their route.

    “On June 15, the Tu-160s conducted scheduled flights over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. At certain stages of the flight, Russian strategic missile carriers were shadowed by F-16 Falcon jets from the Danish Air Force and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from the Finnish Air Force, as well as Swedish Air …