Tag: Vladimir Putin

U.S. Ready to Assist Russia in Investigating An-148 Crash

Reading Time: 1 minute The United States is ready to assist the Russian authorities in investigating the crash of the An-148 aircraft in the Moscow region, President of the United States Donald Trump said in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the White House press service. According to the press service, Donald Trump expressed his […]

Putin Inspected Platov International Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute As part of his working trip to Rostov-on-Don, Vladimir Putin inspected Platov International Airport located 30 km away from the city and commissioned in December 2017. The Head of State inspected the infrastructure of the new airport, saw the renovation project of the old Rostov terminal and visited the departure zone for domestic flights. Platov […]

Putin Proposes Civilian Version of Tupolev Tu-160 Bomber

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed creating a civil version of the Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic strategic bomber. He voiced the idea while visiting Kazan Aviation Plan to attend the presentation of the bomber’s modernized version, the Tu-160M. The newly assembled aircraft named after Gen. Pyotr Deynekin (a Soviet and then Russian aif force commander) made […]

Russia and China Reveal Their Alternative to Airbus and Boeing

Reading Time: 1 minute A mock-up of a wide-body passenger aircraft jointly being developed by Moscow and Beijing has been presented at Airshow China. The new plane is expected to challenge the Airbus-Boeing duopoly. Manufacturers Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) have announced the start of the search for suppliers. They didn’t provide any […]

Russia-India Sign Agreement to Jointly Produce Ka-226T Helicopters

Reading Time: 1 minute The signing of the agreement was in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The joint venture for local production of the helicopter is a profoundly new and substantial step in the development of cooperation beyween India and Russia. The fleet of Russian-made helicopters in India is over 400 […]

Iran Plans Negotiations With Russia On Purchase of Sukhoi Fighters

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to TASS, Iran will not need additional air defense systems after getting from Russia the S-300 anti-aircraft missile defense systems and commissioning Iran’s similar system Bavar (Belief) 373. Therefore, Iran’s Ministry of Defense intends to focus on negotiations with Russia on the purchase of the Sukhoi aircraft, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan […]

Russia Moves Air Defense System Near Turkish Border

Reading Time: 4 minutes President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Moscow. The S-400 missile systems will be sent […]

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 […]