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Turkey – Russia’s “Old Friend”

On November 24, 2015 a Russian Su-24M frontline bomber was shot down on its mission against Islamist militants on the Syrian-Turkish border. An air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter not only destroyed a Russian aircraft and killed one pilot, but also undermined the Russian-Turkish relations, which had supposedly thrived and gained…
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Iran. The S-300 saga

There was an interesting event on April 11, 2016 – the saga of delivery of Russian air defense missile systems S-300PMU-1 to Iran came to an end. Hossein Jaber Ansari, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman, officially declared that Tehran received the first components of the S-300 ADMS from Russia. Interestingly, this information has been neither confirmed…
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The destiny of the Muslim world will be decided in Syria

The evidence for that is not only the Biblical prophecies, but also the modern geopolitics By Sarkis Tsaturyan, PhD in History, REX News Agency Editor-in-Chief Why Syria?The civil war in Syria is a global incident. And it is not only about the fact that the Syrian Arab Republic is located at the crossroads of political, economic, energy…
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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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