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GY-500 UAV at MAKS-2021

GY-500, a Russian UAV of the LLC "Research and Engineering Company", is presented at MAKS-2021. An important difference from many initiative projects in the field of small aviation traditionally exhibited at MAKS-2021 is that the GY-500 is already flying and undergoing testing. The exhibition presents the first flight sample made in the basic cargo configuration,…
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Military hypersonic technology in the US

After a public presentation of Russian programs on March 1, 2018, the US defense industry and military doubled down on obtaining funding for development of own hypersonic weapons, resulting in a number of parallel programs one can easily become confused in
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From City Air-Taxi To Oil-Well Derricks

At MAKS-2019 Air Show “Russian Helicopters” Holding presented a whole new line of civil helicopters. MAKS-2019 Air Show held at the end of August in Zhukovski near Moscow showed that one of the most important trends in developing the Russian military and industrial complex with regard to diversification is confirmed by actual developments. The feasibility…
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Russian “Dreamer” for American Amateurs and Russian Cadets

Aeroconcept, a small Volgograd company, presented its PJ-II “Dreamer” light airplane at the MAKS 2019 Air Show. The unique design feature is the airplane’s patented Duckted Fun type propulsion unit with two fans in the ducts that resemble jet pods but operate with a 388 h.p. sport car General Motors LS6 engine. The modernized car…
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Main showpiece at MAKS-2019. MS-21-300 passenger aircraft

The MS-21 narrow-body aircraft has become the staple of the MAKS-2019 Aerospace Show held in Zhukovsky on August 27 through September 1.     The MS-21 is presented to the wide audience for the first time at the MAKS International Aerospace Show.    Author: Aleksandr Ermakov   The upcoming narrow-body passenger aircraft MS-21 is probably the main staple of…
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Falling of the Column of Strategic Stability

By Alexander Ermakov  After a period of diplomatic crisis and construction of media-propagandistic argumentation, the USA declared the decision to withdraw from the Treaty on intermediate and short range missiles (INF Treaty). This opens the way for development of new classes of armaments, threatens with a new upsurge of armament race and, in perspective, –…
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Reliable guard. Russia’s coastal defence systems

Text Alexander Ermakov  Anti-ship missiles are one of the types of armaments and military equipment developed by Russia, traditionally leading in this field. Russia's leadership is evident not only in the development of the most powerful ship-based and airborne missile systems, but also in the widest range of coastal defence missile systems popular in the…
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Russia & USA: Strategic Nuclear Forces. Land Component

By Alexander Ermakov, independent military expert.     Russia & USA. Strategic Nuclear Forces  Land Component  The escalation of political standoff between Russia and the USA along with an active phase of modernization of the Russian nuclear triad has heightened public interest in Strategic Nuclear Forces (SNF) of the leading countries. In the nearest future, this…
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Su-30. Russian Eagle Laying Golden Eggs

By Alexander Ermakov.  This summer it will be 20 years since the maiden flight of Su-30MKI prototype, the most prominent representative of the most successful Russian family of fighters, took place. The foreign orders alone exceed already five hundred aircraft, and new contracts continue to be signed.   The Su-30 program roots back to the…
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Russia & USA: Strategic Nuclear Forces. Naval Component

By Alexander Ermakov, independent military expert.  Naval Component  The naval component of a modern nuclear triad is represented with nuclear submarines, which are one of the most impressive engineering developments and, at the same time, the most invisible national defence components operating in the silence of the deep sea.   Today In the USA, with…
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