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Russia to continue upgrade of long-range aircraft in 2020

Foreign fighter jets regularly accompany Russian long-range aircraft over neutral waters. All the Russian flights are agreed and monitored to avoid disputes, Long-range Aviation Commander, Lieutenant-General and Hero of Russia Sergey Kobylash told the Izvestia daily.

Russia continues to upgrade Tu-160 bombers

The first strategic Tu-160M bomber built by Kazan Aircraft Plant was handed over for trials in the autumn of 2019. All Tu-160 available in the Russian long-range aviation have to be upgraded. The Army Standard writes about the upgrade program.

Russia continues creation of medium, heavy drones - part 2

The Russian military detected over five thousand foreign reconnaissance drones approaching the Crimean coast in the past five years. NATO is soon to get a new US Global Hawk drone for air reconnaissance of ground targets. Gazeta.ru writes whether Russia has a response.

Russia continues creation of medium, heavy drones - part 1

The Russian military detected over five thousand foreign reconnaissance drones approaching the Crimean coast in the past five years. NATO is soon to get a new US Global Hawk drone for air reconnaissance of ground targets. Gazeta.ru writes whether Russia has a response.

TsAGI tests prospective low-noise aircraft

The Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) completed the first stage of the research of a semi-model of prospective low-noise short-range aircraft, the institute said.

Analysis: Army aviation community focuses on aircraft survivability

Members of the aviation community gathered for the 35th time to participate in the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Symposium, with the goal of developing life-saving solutions for the Aviation Soldier and their passengers.

Flow-production accelerates aircraft assembly 30 percent - take 1

Flow-production in the Gagarin Aircraft Plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur (KnAAZ) and the Chkalov plant in Novosibirsk (NAZ) of Sukhoi Company accelerated the production cycle 30 per cent. The experience of Sukhoi affiliates will be used at other enterprises of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) in Ulyanovsk and Irkutsk, the UAC said.

Belarus builds up military aviation

The Republic of Belarus is shoring up its military aviation component, according to the country’s top military officials.

Information attacks on Russia-India arms trade intensify - part 2

Information attacks on Russian-Indian military cooperation are intensifying proportionally to its expansion. Russian media have recently reprinted an Indian report which doubted the combat capabilities of the Russian Su-30MKI fighter jet against the French Dassault Rafale, the Zvezda weekly writes.

Information attacks on Russia-India arms trade intensify - part 1

Information attacks on Russian-Indian military cooperation are intensifying proportionally to its expansion. Russian media have recently reprinted an Indian report which doubted the combat capabilities of the Russian Su-30MKI fighter jet against the French Dassault Rafale, the Zvezda weekly writes.

Russia continues creation of heavy Slon airlifter

The Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) presented an aerodynamic model of the super heavy four-engine Slon (Elephant) airlifter which is to replace Ruslan An-124, the Zvezda weekly writes.

Russian Resonans-N radars deployed in Arctic

The third Resonans-N radar will go on combat duty in Novaya Zemlya Archipelago in the Arctic in November. It will detect various ballistic objects, cruise missiles, hypersonic targets and stealth drones in conditions of electronic warfare and natural disturbances, the Army Standard writes.

Analysis: Belarus receives two first Su-30SM fighters

Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence Troops received their two first Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) multirole combat aircraft, the country’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on November 13.

Analysis: India plans to upgrade its Su-30MKI fighters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to upgrade its Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole combat aircraft to a cutting-edge standard, according to local media outlets.

Russia designs stealth containers for air bombs and missiles

Air bombs and missiles will get stealth protection. Special containers have been designed to make them invisible for radars. The munitions will be carried in the containers. Drones will be the first to receive them. Drones are already invisible for radars, but suspended missiles expose them to the adversary, the Izvestia daily writes.

Russia’s 1st upgraded Tu-22M3M strategic bomber performs 18 successful flights

Russia’s first upgraded Tupolev Tu-22M3M strategic missile-carrying bomber performed 18 successful flights as part of its trials by the end of October, a source in the domestic defense ministry told TASS on October 25.

Rosoboronexport offers security solutions for Africa

Rosoboronexport actively participates in the Russia-Africa Economic Forum, which takes place in Sochi from 23 to 25 October, and coordinates the participation of Russian defense industry enterprises in it, the arms trader said.

Okhotnik drone to change aviation tactic

Russia made a step forward in the creation of a new generation of combat aviation. A fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet and Okhotnik heavy combat drone made the first joint flight led by the jet, the Army Standard said.

India to upgrade Su-30MKI fighters and Mi-17 helicopters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to upgrade its Sukhoi Su-30MKI ‘Flanker- H’ multirole combat aircraft and Mil Mi-17-family ‘Hip’ utility helicopters, the military service’s Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria told Indian media on October 4.

Tu-142 antisubmarine aircraft to partner with drones

Forpost drones and Altius in future will provide guidance for antisubmarine aircraft. They can detect a submarine visually or by radar and transmit the information to the aircraft. Tu-142 armed with antisubmarine weapons will immediately deliver a strike. Experts call it a revolution in the fight against submarines, the Izvestia daily writes.

Okhotnik drone to engage in reconnaissance, strikes - part 2

The Russian Defense Ministry published the footage of a joint flight of Okhotnik combat drone and the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet. The drone was controlled by the jet. The ministry said such a configuration considerably increases the radar field of the fighter jet. The Military-Industrial Courier writes about the main missions of the new drone.

Okhotnik drone to engage in reconnaissance, strikes - part 1

The Russian Defense Ministry published the footage of a joint flight of Okhotnik combat drone and the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet. The drone was controlled by the jet. The ministry said such a configuration considerably increases the radar field of the fighter jet. The Military-Industrial Courier writes about the main missions of the new drone.

Analysis: Chinese drones UAVs at military parade Beijing China October 2019

During the military parade in Beijing, China, which was held during the celebrations marking 70 years of the founding of the People's Republic of China, military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) of China were showcased among other miliary equipment in a parade. Here is the complete list and analysis of Air Recognition editorial team of these UAVs and drones shown during the military parade in order of appearance, on October 1, 2019.

Russian army to get Orlan-30 drone in 2020

The Russian army will receive the latest Orlan-30 drone in 2020, which is a new vehicle of Orlan family. It has been tested in Syria and at the Center-2019 strategic maneuvers. The drone is equipped with an electronic system and aiming complex. Experts believe drone engagement in combat conditions will considerably increase the effectiveness of artillery and aviation, the Izvestia daily writes.

EW to fight drone swarms - part 2

The latest tensions in the Gulf were triggered by an attack of two dozen drones and cruise missiles on Saudi oil facilities. The Army Standard online publication writes how dangerous drones are, which tactic they can engage and whether they can be effectively stopped.

Analysis: China exhibits advanced drones in military parade

China has celebrated 70 years of Communist party rule with a military parade showcasing the country’s technology, including some UAV's.

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