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Russia Received 21 Aircraft in 2021

Russian Armed Forces received 21 aircraft, including fighters, bombers, and combat training aircraft In 2021.   Two Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighters. At the end of 2021, two serial Su-57 fighters, built by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant named after Yuri Gagarin (KnAAZ, a branch of PJSC Sukhoi Company), were handed over to the Russian Aerospace Forces…
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Burana Reusable Spaceplane Project Under Development

A new civilian reusable complex with an orbital aircraft, Burana, is being developed in Russia, said Olga Sokolova, General Director of the NPO Molniya Scientific and Production Enterprise,  a subsidiary of the Kalashnikov conglomerate.   Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News.   "Over the past year, we have made significant progress in terms of developing…
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MiG-31 Repair & Modernisation Completed

The Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant "Sokol", a branch of the MiG Corporation of the United Aircraft Building Corporation, has completed a contract for the overhaul and modernisation of a batch of MiG-31 interceptor fighters. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. On December 25, the final combat vehicle departed for a permanent airfield, stated the press…
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A Second Il-114-300 Prototype will Join Trials in 2021

A second Il-114-300 prototype will join trials in 2021, said the press service of Rostec. On December 16, the first prototype Il-114-300 took off for the first time. The first flight kicked off the start of flight and certification tests. It is on this sample that innovative solutions will be tested, which are implemented in…
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Il-114-300 Prototype Units Completed

United Aircraft Corporation announced on Tuesday that CJSC Aviastar-SP has completed the production of a batch of units for the second prototype IL-114-300 aircraft at the Ulyanovsk Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. “This year we have already sent fuselage panels to Nizhny Novgorod for the purpose of further assembling the second…
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Aviation. MTC Between Russia And Algeria

Algerian Air Force has a pressing need for upgrading its aircraft in service. After almost a fifteen-years embargo (1990–2005) Algerian AF has started an extensive modernization program. This process was initiated after an official visit of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to Algeria in 2007 and conversion of Algerian debt to the Russian Federation…
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Europe’s MiG-29 Fleet Review

By Alexander Mladenov  The MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) was once the dominant and most capable air defence fighter in Eastern Europe, with as many as 150 machines in service across seven air arms back in 2000. Seventeen years later, the distinctive twin-finned, twin-engined aircraft is becoming an increasingly rare sight. It is now expected…
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Drones in Russian Army

Author Pavel Rumyantsev.  After the World War II, the progress in electronics, radio equipment, and development of automated control system allowed the leading world powers to develop the first prototypes of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) by the early 1960s. Shortly after UAVs appeared on the scene, they took a very important position in the field…
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Air Force Supermarket

The Russian Air Force modernization process is boosted up in order to make up for lost time for the past 20 years. First of all, the tactical aircraft – the “first line” of Air Force - are undergoing refit.     By Alexander Yermakov, independent military expert   The production of combat aircraft is likely to reach…
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Alternative Military Education: Shipwrights’ Experience

September 16, 2014 Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian Federation Security Council visited the State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg (MTU). During the visit he got familiarized with the university research and development engineering laboratory, had a tour of some university departments and inspected the Military Training Centre. The interest of the Security Council…
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