Contents tagged with Su-27 fighters

  • Hungarian and British fighters intercept two Russian warplanes over the Baltics

    Hungarian Gripen fighters deployed at the Siauliai airfield in Lithuania on May 14, for the second time in the last 24 hours, were scrambled over the Baltic Sea to intercept Russian aicraft as reported by the Hungarian Ministry of Defense. According to the report, British Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the Estonia's Amari Air Base flew to their aid, reports Radio Liberty.

    According to the information of the Hungarian Ministry of Defense, these fighters flew to intercept Russian military …

  • USS Ross guided-missile destroyer enters the Black Sea, Russia monitors carefully

    The USS Ross (DDG-71), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer of the US Navy, passed through the Bosporus strait and entered the Black Sea on 15 April, Bosphorus Naval News announced on Twitter.

    This is the first time the ship has been deployed in the Black Sea in 2019.

    The American destroyer was escorted by two Turkish coast guard vessels, TCSG-5 and TCSG-4307, while passing Istanbul.

    “When the US naval vessel entered the Black Sea, it was detected and taken under constant …

  • NATO fighters scrambled four times to intercept Russian aircraft over the Baltic last week

    NATO fighters, which protect the airspace of the Baltic countries, flew four times to intercept Russian aircraft last week, the Polish Radio reported.

    “NATO jets twice (on March 11 and 12) flew to identify the Russian Su-35 and Su-27 fighters, which accompanied Russian passenger planes Tu-134. On March 13 and 14, the fighters scrambled to intercept the Russian An-26 transport jets and one Il-18,” the statement read.

    The airspace of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia is now being protected by …

  • Polish officer: Russia made Kaliningrad region a ‘military scarecrow’

    Colonel of the Reserve Marek Wrzosek called the Kaliningrad region of Russia a “military scarecrow” because of the number of weapons deployed there. The Colonel noted that Moscow has recently been increasing equipment stationed near the western borders of the country.

    Earlier this week, air defenses in the Kaliningrad region were reinforced with a regiment of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems. Wrzosek also referred to reports by Russian media in early March regarding the transfer of …

  • Swedish Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador after fighter jet incident over Baltic Sea

    The Swedish Foreign Ministry summoned Russian ambassador Viktor Tatarintsev due to an incident over the Baltic Sea, during which the Russian Su-27 fighter intercepted a Swedish reconnaissance aircraft, approaching it at a distance of about 20 meters, reports Interfax. 

    “The Foreign Ministry considers this incident to be very serious. The Russian aircraft acted unprofessionally and improperly, putting flight’s safety at risk,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Diana Qudhaib, told Swedish television. …

  • Ukroboronprom: more than fifty planes and helicopters were provided to Ukrainian Army in 2018

    Press service of the Ukrainian stated-owned arms manufacture and exporter, Ukroboronprom, reported that the Ukrainian army had received about 50 repaired and modernized aircraft and helicopters from its 16 subsidiaries.

    The army received Su-27 and MiG-29 fighter aicraft, Su-25 close support planes, Su-24 bombers, AN-26 and IL-76 transport planes, L-39 trainers and Mi-24, Mi-14 and Mi-8 helicopters.   The Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant carried out work on the upgrade of MiG-29 fighters to MiG- …

  • Russia transferred more than a dozen fighter jets to annexed Crimea 

    Russia has sent over a dozen Su-27 and Su-30 fighter jets to annexed Crimea to boost its air force on the peninsula, according to a witness, Reuters reported. 

    "More than a dozen SU-27 and SU-30 fighter jets which Russia is deploying to boost its air force, amid heightened tensions with Ukraine, arrived in the Crimea on Saturday,” the statement read. Reuters’s witness claimed to have seen the jets land at Belbek air base in the Crimea. 

    Meanwhile, the Russian news agency Interfax reported  …

  • Russian military and fighter jets put on alert in the Crimea

    The Russian Southern Military district’s air defense divisions were put on “practice alert,” according to the press-service of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The ministry reported on November 20 that the air defense command of the 4th Army of the Russian Air Force and anti-air defense forces of the Southern Military District in the Crimea practiced changing positions during the exercise.

    “As part of the operational readiness drills, combat squads of S-400 Triumf air defense systems carried …

  • Latvia detects Russian warplanes near its borders

    Two Russian Su-27 aircraft were detected near the border of Latvia, as reported on Twitter by the National Armed Forces of the country.

    The message says that the Latvian planes while on a patrol duty above the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea noticed two Su-27 fighters from Russian Armed Forces flying near the Latvia’s sea border.

    In October, the Latvian military reported that a ship and a submarine of the Russian Navy had been seen near Latvia's borders. According to the National Armed …

  • Russia puts Su-27 fighters in combat readiness state in the Crimea

    Su-27 fighters of the Southern Military District (SMD) were put in the air and flew in pairs, being put on alert in the Crimea and tested for combat readiness, said Colonel Vadim Astafyev, head of the press service of the SMD.

    “Pairs of Su-27 fighters from the 4th Army Air Force unit and Air Defense of the Southern Military District, stationed in the Republic of Crimea, were put in the air by a snap order,” Astafyev said.

    The combat readiness of the pilots of the fighter planes was checked by …