Most consulted and popular news in 2019

In order to finish 2019 on a high note, Air Recognition offers you a retrospective of the ten's more consulted news on its website. It is also a good opportunity to thank you for your faithful support in all instances. Air Recognition editorial team will continue to draw your attention on the latest news and will do its best to provide you interesting and qualitative content in 2020.

top10 01 A non official concept art of FGFA (Picture source:

1) Pakistan's indigenous fifth-generation fighter aircraft completes initial conceptual design phase

Pakistan’s “Project Azm” whose centrepiece involves development of its own fifth generation fighter has accelerated, with first of the four “conceptual design phase” cycles being concluded.

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top10 02 Concept art of a possible appearance of MiG-41 (Picture source: MiG)

2) MiG-41 project to be completed in 2019

Russia is already preparing to develop another interceptor, the PAK DP, also known as the MiG-41. The new aircraft has been considered for a few years, but recently MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko has revealed that the project is due to be completed by 2019.

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top10 03 Su57 PAK FA Future Air Complex for Tactical Air Forces fifth-generation fighter jet at MAKS Moscow Air Show, July 2019. (Picture source Vitaly Kuzmin)

3) Russia continues to negotiate delivery of Su-57 PAK FA fighter to India

Russia continues to negotiate the delivery of fifth-generation Su-57 PAK FA fighter jets to India but supplying the aircraft to the Russian Air Force remains a priority.

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top10 04 Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jet (Picture Source : Russian MoD)

4) Russia is ready to cooperate with Turkey, selling them Su-57 aircraft

According to Russian state-owned Rostec's head, Sergey Chemezov, Russia is ready to cooperate to sell Turkey Su-57 fighter jets, if Turkey's participation in the US F-35 jet programme fell through.

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top10 05 Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKII during Aeroindia 2005 (Picture source: Sheeju)

5) India orders first batch of own missiles for Su-30MKI

The Indian Air Force ordered a development batch of guided air-to-air Astra missiles of the Indian design for multirole Su-30MKI fighter jets, a representative of Bharat Dynamics Company told TASS at Army-2019 forum.

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top10 06 MiG-35D  (Picture source: Carlos Menendez San Juan)

6) Russia offered to manufacture MiG-35 multirole fighter jet jointly with India

Russia has offered to manufacture MiG-35 4++ generation multirole fighter jointly with India along with Transfer of Technology, Ilya Tarasenko, CEO, MiG Corporation of Russia said on May 27.

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top10 07 A prototype of the Su-57 in flight at the MAKS 2011 air show (Picture source: Maxim Maksimov)

7) Sukhoi and Bruk agree on joint design

The Sukhoi Company and the Bruk designer of Russian Elbrus microprocessors signed an agreement on joint designs, Sukhoi said.

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top10 08 Su-30 (Picture source : Vitaly Kuzmin)

8) Russian naval aviation to receive more Su-30SM and Ka-27M helicopters in 2019

The naval aviation of the Russian Navy will continue to receive multirole Su-30SM fighter jets and Ka-27M helicopters in 2019 as part of a program to renovate its fleet of aircraft and helicopters, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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top10 09 JF-17 Block II of the Pakistani Air Force (Picture Source: Pakistani Air Force)

9) Pakistani JF-17 Block III fighter development advances

The Pakistani JF-17 Block III fighter jet will make its first flight by the end of 2019, according to Flight Global.

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top10 10  Two LCA-Tejas fighter aircraft made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Picture Source: HAL)

10) Aircraft carrier-based LCA Tejas-N program may be aborted

In the coming months, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) will be evaluating whether it should, or shouldn't, continue to invest in the development programme of the aircraft carrier-based variant of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, which is dubbed Tejas-N (for Naval).

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