Tag: Navy

Russian Navy Gets Advanced Su-30SM Fighters

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s naval aviation has received a batch of advanced Su-30SM (Flanker-C) multirole fighter jets, Navy spokesman Igor Drygalo said. Su-30SM are air superiority jets of the 4++ generation that combine functions of a fighter and a bomber. They are produced in Irkutsk in southern Siberia. “The handover ceremony took place at the airfield of the […]

Russia to Begin Designing Advanced Aircraft Carrier in 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia will begin designing an advanced aircraft carrier for its Navy not until 2020, a source in the shipbuilding industry told TASS on Thursday. “This work is currently underway. The actual design work will start in 2020. According to the currently existing plans, the aircraft carrier will be created in the third decade of the […]

Russian Navy to Enhance Captains’ Training in Naval Aviation Operations

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian navy fleet in 2016 will see a significant broadening of training for captains and captains’ senior assistants on ships with naval aviation on board, according to naval aviation Chief Igor Kozhin. Russia’s navy is set to broaden the scope of training programs for its captains and senior captains’ assistants as the navy’s fleet gains […]

China Building Its First Aircraft Carrier Using Soviet Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first aircraft carrier to be made in China will be constructed according to the same blueprints used in building the Liaoning, a carrier which was constructed in Soviet Ukraine in the 1980’s and later sold to the People’s Liberation Army. China has confirmed that it will construct an aircraft carrier domestically for the first […]

Russia Long-Range Bombers and Navy Will Work With France

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia has deployed its fleet of strategic bombers to double the volume of airstrikes on Islamist targets in Syria, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced. Vladimir Putin has ordered a cruiser to coordinate operations with French naval forces in the Mediterranean. “We are conducting a mass airstrike campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria. We […]