Apache, Chinook Helicopters Debut At Republic Day 2020 fly past

The Republic Day flypast will comprise 41 aircraft of the Indian Air Force and four helicopters of the Army's aviation arm. The aircraft types include 16 fighters, 10 transport aircraft and 19 helicopters. The flypast will be conducted in two phases.

Jan 26, 2020, 13:38 PM IST

BrahMos-armed Sukhoi Su-30MKI gets water salute at Thanjavur Air Force Station as IAF inducts 222 Tigersharks Squadron

The airbase is located in Tamil Nadu and the Su-30MKIs with their 1,500 kilometres combat radius and the air-launched BrahMos which have a range of 400 km will ensure the IAF is able to patrol the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and vast areas of the Indian Ocean.

Jan 20, 2020, 14:03 PM IST

We Rule the Skies with Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs, declares Indian Air Force

The IAF is modifying 42 Su-30MKIs to launch the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. IAF's lethality will increase manifolds once the modified Su-30MKIs capable of launching BrahMos missiles join the service. 

Jan 17, 2020, 14:29 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-57, Russia 5th Generation supersonic stealth fighter crashes

Russia has started inducting the Sukhoi Su-57 into its Aerospace Force and the country's Defense Ministry has ordered over 70 combat plane. The 5th Generation stealth air superiority fighter is Russia’s answer to the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II jets of the United States of America.

Dec 26, 2019, 13:37 PM IST

Russia's Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 jets intercept foreign aircraft 5 times in one week

Russian Aerospace Force has MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 fighters in its arsenal and is also inducting MiG-35 and the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth fighters. While the twin-engine air superiority fighter MiG-29 is a more than 40 years old fighter, the Sukhoi jets, too, have twin-engines and are much larger aircraft, have a bigger range and more weapons payload compared to the former.

Dec 13, 2019, 21:09 PM IST

Russia, UAE discuss delivery schedule of Sukhoi Su-35 combat jet

Sukhoi Su-35 is a supersonic jet with supermanoeuverability even at low speeds and the UAE is keen on buying over one squadron of the advanced fighters for its air force. Russia and UAE are likely to sign the final contract for the Su-35s before the end of 2019.

Nov 18, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

IAF not looking at foreign 5th Generation stealth jets or 36 more Rafales, to go for indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft

Instead of looking for a foreign-made 5th Generation stealth combat aircraft, the IAF is concentrating on getting the indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) in its arsenal and also eyeing 114 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) to enhance its war-waging capabilities, announced Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday.

Oct 04, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

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

Buying Sukhoi Su-57E from Russia a possibility but only on favourable terms: Turkey's Grand National Assembly Speaker

Russia is keen to find a market for Su-57E and is eyeing Turkey as well as the Indian Air Force (IAF) as potential customers. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was the first foreign leader to be shown the Su-57E at MAKS 2019, the International Aviation and Space Salon, in August 2019.

Sep 25, 2019, 14:38 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-57s ordered, Russia now working on 6th Generation fighters

Apart from Russia, several other countries including the United States of America, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, Spain, Taiwan and France are also moving ahead with the development of a 6th Generation fighter.

Sep 23, 2019, 17:55 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

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI, DRDO test-fire Astra BVRAAM 5 times in 3 days, weapon to be inducted soon

With the test-firings, Astra missile has completed the user trial phase. Now, Astra BVRAAM will be inducted into the IAF with the DRDO sounding confident that it will prove to be force multiplier due to its pinpoint accuracy and long-range in taking out aerial threats.

Sep 19, 2019, 19:15 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI hits aerial target 90 km away with Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

While IAF's Su-30MKI is capable of firing the indigenously developed Astra missile, the other combat aircraft in the force's arsenal like the Mirage-2000, Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 and Light Combat Aircraft CA Tejas will also be modified to carry the missile.

Sep 18, 2019, 17:52 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI successfully test-fires Astra BVR Air-to-Air missile developed by DRDO

The missile was test-fired from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft of the Indian Air Force that took off from an airbase in West Bengal. The Astra missiles are equipped with mid-course inertial guidance and terminal active radar homing. They are capable of targeting the enemy aircraft or missiles at short-range (20 km) as well as at BVR (over 70 km).

Sep 17, 2019, 14:49 PM IST

Russia woos Turkey for its fighters, sends Sukhoi Su-35S, Su-57E for Technofest 2019

A Russian Sukhoi Su-35S multirole supersonic 4++ Generation fighter flew over the skies of Istanbul on Sunday while the 5th Generation stealth fighter Su-57 landed at the Ataturk Airport a day earlier for for the six-day Technofest 2019 techno festival. Russia is aggressively wooing Turkey to buy the Su-35S and Su-57E jets after it successfully sold the S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile system.

Sep 16, 2019, 13:32 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

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's Mikoyan MiG-35D fighter loses left wing panel while flying at MAKS 2019

However, the incident posed no danger to the plane and it completed its flight without any hitch, according to, a website dedicated to military aviation. From the photo posted by MAKS 2019 website, the MiG-35D seems to have lost the panel during takeoff.

Sep 03, 2019, 17:13 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