Contents tagged with Su-34

  • 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, …

  • Russia to conduct large-scale military exercises in Crimea

    Russia plans to perform large military exercises in the annezed Crimea, stated the head of the Southern Military District’s press service of the Russian Federation, Vadim Astafyev.

    "More than 1,000 servicemen (4th Air Force and Air Defense Forces Army) will take part in the joint exercises. It will involve more than 50 long-range, operational-tactical, attack aircraft, including the A-50 long-range radar detection and control aircraft, supersonic the Tu-22M3 bomber, as well as about 10 Black …

  • Media: Russian Su-34 fighters intercept Israeli warplanes

    Despite an agreement between Moscow and Tel Aviv to avoid air conflicts, Russian Su-34 fighters intercepted F-16 jets belonging to the Armed Forces of Israel, reported the newspaper The Times of Israel.

    Russian Su-34 fighters intercepted Israeli F-16s in the Middle East. According to the report, the incident took place on the morning of May 28.

    The Israeli newspaper pointed out that the Russian aircraft intercepted the Israeli aircraft despite a current agreement between Moscow and Tel Aviv …

  • Russia transfers additional warplanes to Syria

    On Friday, March 30, Al-Masdar News reported that three Russian planes have arrived at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

    According to the publication, a Tu-154M airliner and two Su-34 fighter-bombers were flown in from Russia. As a result, the number of Su-34s at the base increased to eight. Even an increase of just two aircraft of this type is a noticeable increase in strike force capabilities.

    At the same time, it is likely that the fighters have only been left at the base provisionally. They …

  • Several countries interested in purchasing Russian Su-34 bombers after seeing them in action in Syria

    Several countries are showing increased interest in purchasing Russian Su-34 frontline bombers after witnessing the aircraft in action during the Syrian operation, according to Deputy CEO of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, Sergey Goreslavsky, TASS reported.

    "Without a doubt, the interest has increased and I want to say that dozens of Rosoboronexport delegates are on foreign business trips weekly and a very intense process of negotiations is under way with countries from the …

  • Russia to deploy more Su-34s to Syria

    The Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that the Russian Federation is planning to deploy a new batch of Su-34 strike fighters to the Syrian airbase Hmeimim as well as flight and maintenance personnel from the 47th Aviation Regiment (Buturlinovka) of the 6th Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Western Military District on the 9th of March.

    “The activities directed towards ensuring the specific grouping of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria includes …