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Research-and-Production Experimental Center Armint

BUILDING TECHNICAL FACILITIES OF OBJECTIVE CONTROL AND RESULTS EVALUATION OF COMBAT EMPLOYMENT OF AIR DEFENSE AND AIR FORCE MILITARY EQUIPMENT IS the BASIS FOR INCREASING EFFICIENCY OF troops training IN THE FIRING RANGES OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF RUSSIA Research-and-Production Experimental Center Armint is the only Russian development agency and manufacturer of the range…
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Russian Airborne Guided Weapons. Current State and the Future

For the years that passed since the commencement of a large-scale military reform initiated in 2008, the Russian Aerospace Forces (RAF) have incredibly changed. They have received many new aircraft.  Four wings of the Su-35S fighters, almost seven wings of the Su-30SM and Su-30M2 fighters, three wings of the MiG-29SMT fighters, a wing of the Su-27SM3…
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Strategic Nuclear Forces of Russia and the USA. Today and Tomorrow

By Alexander Ermakov.  Part III. Air Component The role and “philosophy” of the nuclear triad’s air component significantly differs from that of the land and naval components. Though this component is the oldest and the first one to be available for all the “old” nuclear powers, and many countries would now get rid of it or put…
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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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Airbus A400M Atlas: Fatigued Before Start-Up. To be replaced with the Antonov An-70?

By Vladimir DobruninLast year, on May 9, 2015 the Airbus A400M Atlas military transport aircraft crashed near Seville. This aircraft was Airbus Consortium’s pride and glory, the result of an ambitious development program that was meant to show everyone which company was able to develop the best aircraft in the world. The crashed aircraft was empty and…
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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 the world’s highest rates.…
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New REW Systems for Russian Aviation

The importance of radio electronic warfare weapons (REW) is really tremendous in the contemporary air warfare. The radar stations (RS) form a core of any air defense system (ADS) being its “eyes and ears”. Particularly, the RS detect targets, track them for guidance of anti-aircraft missiles, etc.   By Pavel Rumyantsev The task of aviation…
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All-Seeing Eye

As soon as people started to conquer “the fifth ocean”, or the sky, they made attempts to look behind the enemy lines, using air surveillance and reconnaissance vehicles. At first, such aircraft as hot-air balloons and airships were used to solve this problem but they failed to accomplish this task completely and, by the way,…
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Syria: Direct and Indirect Tasks

 In late September 2015, the scenario that had seemed to be a sci-fi story or a computer game’s script became real. The Russian Air Force launched an air operation against militants of the so-called “Islamic State” (the terrorist organization banned in Russia). By Pavel Rumyantsev and Leonid NersisyanSince late August, the events were developing rapidly. The…
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The Ups and Downs of Test Pilots

This is an article about the history and fate of the amazing people who let the mankind step into the sky, about their successes, failures, accidents and achievements. The victors Obviously, the first test pilots, in the sense that we are putting in the word today, were the builders of the first airplanes, aerodynes. But…
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