Contents tagged with Murmansk

  • Russian airline refuses to buy new Superjet aircraft after the fatal crash in Moscow

    Yamal Airlines, which already owns 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, decided not to purchase another 10 aircraft identical to the plane that carried 41 people in Moscow on May 5, reports Radіo Liberty.

    Russian news agencies quote Yamal Airlines General Director, Vasiliy Kryuk, explaining that they made this decision because of economic reasons.

    At the same time, until the end of the investigation into the aircraft crash at Sheremetyevo Airport, Yamal is planning to continue operating the …

  • Russia deploys electronic warfare systems in Kaliningrad region

    Russia is deploying a Murmansk-BN electronic warfare system in its Kaliningrad province, Izvestia reports.

    According to the Russian Navy Command, the system was acquired at the end of 2018 by the Baltic Fleet’s 841st electronic warfare center. Sources claim that the system has already been successfully tested in exercises there.

    Military expert Anton Lavrov believes that the Murmansk-BN’s stated capabilities would allow it to cause interference in an extremely large area.

    “Its operation …

  • Russian Tu-22M3 bomber crashes near Murmansk

    A Tu-22M3 bomber crashed while attempting to land at a military airfield in the Murmansk region of Russia, TASS  reported, citing a source in law enforcement agencies .

    "The Tu-22M3 crashed at 1:40 p.m. MSK [on Monday] while landing at the airport of the long-range aviation regiment of Olenegorsk,” the source told the agency. "According to preliminary information, the commander and navigator survived... The crew of this aircraft consists of four people: the commander, assistant commander, …