Category: Military & Defense

Airbus Helicopters and Helibras Introduce H225M in Naval Combat Version

Helibras and Airbus Helicopters have opened a new chapter in the history of the H225M multirole utility helicopter with the official presentation of the first aircraft in naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, Airbus Helicopters’ subsidiary in Brazil, this new H225M version is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Brazilian […]

CIS Countries Launch Training of the Joint Air Defence System

More than 130 command and control centres of 7 CIS countries launched training of the Joint air defence system at 8.00 a.m. (MSK) on October 26. Command and control centre of the Russian Aerospace Forces coordinates air defence duty forces of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan from the Moscow Region. The servicemen […]

Russia About to Receive Three Il-22PP Electronic Warfare Aircraft

Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive three Ilyushin Il-22PP electronic countermeasures planes with the advanced Porubshchik electronic warfare and reconnaissance system in the imminent future, Managing Director of the Experimental Machine-Building Plant Alexander Gorbunov said. The Experimental Machine-Building Plant is the producer of the Il-22PP plane. “A prototype Il-22PP plane has passed state trials. Recommendations have […]

Russia to Test PAK FA Fighters With Operational Engines in Late 2017

The tests of the Russian Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighters using operational engines should begin in late 2017, the head of the United Engine Corporation said Thursday. PAK FA, equipped with advanced avionics and all-digital flight systems, is set to become the first operational stealth aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces. “The [operational engine] […]

The U.S. Navy Awards BAE Systems a Contract Worth US$52m

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract worth as much as US$52m to provide essential maintenance and testing support for various air traffic control and landing systems. These systems provide Navy pilots with electronic guidance to help them land safely on the ground and at sea, in all weather conditions. Under the […]

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

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 […]

Chinese Pilots Learn Russian to Fly Su-35 Fighters

A new shipment of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter aircraft soon to be delivered to China will be fitted with onboard readout systems that display data in Russian. The onboard systems of the military aircraft which are expected to be delivered to China by the end of the year will be essentially configured the same […]

Upgraded Mi-28NM Attack Helicopter Started Undergoing Flight Tests

The flight trials of the Mil Mi-28NM (NATO reporting name: Havoc) advanced upgraded attack helicopter have been kicked off in Russia, according to the Izvestia daily. A prototype of the Mi-28NM upgraded attack helicopter, also known as Product 296, has flown its early test sorties for its controls and engines to be tested and its […]

Russia to Begin Production of the Unique SR-10 Jet Trainer in 2017

The Russian company Modern Aviation Technologies (KB SAT) plans to begin production of the new SR-10 single-engine light aerobatic jet trainer aircraft in 2017, TASS reported. “Production of the first aircraft is scheduled for the end of 2017. According to the plans of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2018-2019 a pilot […]

US Military Builds a New Air Base in Northern Syria

The US is building a military airfield in northern Syria as part of its ongoing campaign against Daesh, a representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces command told on condition of anonymity. The construction site, located between the cities of Sheddadi and al-Hasakah and secured by SDF fighters, sits on a major oil and gas field. […]