Russian Air Force

Russia scrambles MiG, Sukhoi fighters 20 times to intercept 27 foreign aircraft

The Russian Aerospace Force flies the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 fighters. It is in the process of inducting MiG-35 and the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth fighters to increase the lethality of its force.

Sep 30, 2019, 18:08 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-57, Russia's 5th Generation stealth fighter, tests new 'jam-proof' communication system

The Russian fighter has integrated avionics with an open architecture, which helps the pilot to focus on fighting the enemy. The Su-57 is a plane which the Russians are keen on selling to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Sep 20, 2019, 20:20 PM IST

Russia to send 15 fighters to India for Indra-2019, may include Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29, Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35

The Russian Air Force operates several lethal fighter jets including Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29, Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35. Two of the latest fighters - 4++ Generation MiG-35 and 5th Generation stealth fighter Su-57 - have recently joined the Russian Air Force.

Sep 18, 2019, 16:40 PM IST

Russia's Sukhoi Su-27s, Tupolev Tu-160s intercepted by Belgian, Danish, Polish F-16s, Finnish F/A-18C Hornet, Swedish JAS 39 Gripen over Baltic Sea

The F-16s of the Belgian Air Force took off from Lithuania's Siauliai Air Base where they are currently based as part of NATO Baltic Air Patrol mission. The two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack nuclear bombers and two Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft were flying over the Baltic Sea.

Sep 18, 2019, 12:24 PM IST

2 Russian Sukhoi Su-34 jets collide mid air, crew safe but planes suffer massive damage

Two Sukhoi Su-34, the twin-engine, twin-seater supersonic fighter-bomber operated by the Russian Air Force, collided in midair on September 6, 2019, leading to one of the combat aircraft losing its wing. Both Su-34 were taking part in a training mission over Russia's Lipetsk region when they grazed against each other twice within a few seconds resulting in major damages to the two combat aircraft.

Sep 09, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

Russian Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 took off 23 times in a week to track foreign jets

Russian Air Force operates Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29, Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 aircraft tasked with securing the country's airspace. These combat aircraft did not allow any violation of Russia's aerial boundaries, stated the Defense Ministry.

Sep 06, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

Dead bodies of crashed Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-25UB fighter-bomber pilots found

Both Russian Air Force pilots of the crashed Sukhoi Su-25UB fighter-bomber which went down on Tuesday in an isolated part of Stavropol Region in the southern part of the country died in the accident.

Sep 04, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-25UB fighter-bomber of Russian Air Force crashes, search on for 2 pilots

A Sukhoi Su-25UB fighter-bomber trainer jet of the Russian Air Force crashed on Wednesday during a routine sortie in the Stavropol Region of the southern part of the country. The fate of the two pilots in the unarmed twin-engine Su-25US is unclear and the Russian Defense Ministry the crash took place in a remote area and there was no damage on the ground.

Sep 03, 2019, 18:59 PM IST

Russia scrambles Mikoyan MiG-29, Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35 jets 18 times in 7 days to intercept foreign aircraft

In a bid to secure its air space and deter military and surveillance aircraft of foreign nations from violating its borders, the Russian Air Force scrambled its fighter jets 18 times between August 23 and 30, 2019. While the Russian Defense Ministry did not identify the fighters scrambled, the country has a fleet of some of the most feared combat jets in its arsenal including Mikoyan MiG-29, Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35 aircraft.

Sep 02, 2019, 15:23 PM IST

UK's Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 vs Russia's Sukhoi Su-30 and Su-27: RAF releases photos of face-off near Estonia's airspace

The RAF released photos of the Eurofighter Typhoon jets, part of Operation AZOTIZE of the Baltic Air Policing mission in Estonia, intercepting the Russian Sukhoi Su-30s on June 14 and 15. Ten days later, the Typhoons were directed to intercept two Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighters.

Jul 02, 2019, 17:17 PM IST

Russian Su-27 fighter intercepts US RC-135 spy plane over Baltic Sea - Watch

The single-crew, twin-engine Su-27 (NATO codename Flanker) is an air-superiority fighter. The jet can fly at Mach 2.35 (2,500 kilometres per hour).

Mar 07, 2019, 14:49 PM IST

Russian Sukhoi Su-34 fighter fires Kh-31 supersonic cruise missile at ship, blows it to smithereens - Watch

The Kh-31A is an anti-ship missile with an active radar seeker and can engage vessels displacing up to 4,500 tonnes.

Aug 02, 2018, 10:24 AM IST

Russia testing systems for 6th generation fighter jets for its air force

These 6th-generation fighter jets will be equipped with lasers which can physically burn an enemy’s missile homing heads. The fighters will also have electromagnetic guns and guided electronic munitions.

Jul 16, 2018, 18:24 PM IST

Russia flight tests MiG-35 fighter: All about the jet NATO calls Fulcrum-F

MiG-35 has nine hardpoints, four on each wing and one under the fuselage, for carrying weapons apart from a cannon for close range combat.

May 28, 2018, 13:53 PM IST

DNA: America standing against old nemesis Russia rather than ISIS

America once again is standing against Russia, this time under the shadow of Turkey.Rather than commencing a war against ISIS terror it seems both Russia and USA are about to start a war against ea

Nov 25, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

Russia says Air Force hit Palmyra region in Syria

It appeared to be the first time that Russia has confirmed a strike close to the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Nov 03, 2015, 00:23 AM IST

Russian Air Force to get 48 Ilyushin transport pla

The Russian Air Force`s Military Transport Aviation (MTA) will receive 48 Ilyushin Il-476 heavy transport planes by 2020, a military official said Tuesday.

Feb 05, 2013, 23:37 PM IST

Russian Air Force gets new Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter

Aircraft maker Irkut has delivered the first two Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter aircraft to the Russian Air Force, the company said.

Nov 23, 2012, 08:46 AM IST

Russian Air Force chief bans highway stunts

Russian Air Force commander Lt Gen Viktor Bondarev banned all training exercises over motorways at super low altitudes.

Sep 27, 2012, 16:24 PM IST

Russian Air Force to get 180 new aircraft

Russian Air Force get Kamov Ka-52 Alligator and Mil Mi-28 Havoc helicopters, and trainer jets including 15 Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten aircraft.

Aug 11, 2012, 13:14 PM IST