July 2020 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry


Today, at the airfield “Colonel-Pilot Milenko Pavlović” in Batajnica, President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Serbian Armed Forces Aleksandar Vučić attended a presentation of new unmanned aerial vehicles CH-92A of the Serbian Armed Forces, capable of delivering attack by laser-guided missiles on targets on the ground. Their acquisition significantly enhanced reconnaissance capability from the air. Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Milan Mojsilović was also present at the presentation.

Trials of the upgraded fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet will begin in the summer of 2022. It is officially called second-phase Su-57. Besides a completely new engine, the jet will get new avionics. The R&D is to end in late 2024 and the production of the upgraded fighter jet will begin. The gradual introduction of improvements into sophisticated combat jets has become a usual practice in Russia and abroad, the Izvestia daily writes.

Russian Commando helicopters will get universal protection. The onboard defense of Mi-8AMTSh-VN will protect against missiles, grenade launchers and firearms. It will detect radars and adversary air defense. The complex will be able to set smokescreens to cover airborne assault and evacuate soldiers. Experts believe the equipment is necessary for other helicopters to decrease losses from manpad fire, the Izvestia daily writes.

The NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force (NAGSF), with support from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), marked a significant milestone recently in the System Level Performance Verification with the completion of a nine-hour training and test flight conducted for the first time under control of NAGSF trained pilots.

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