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Moral: Buy Russian ejection seats — they work (VIDEO)

LiveLeak has great video on a little-reported crash last week involving an Iranian Air Force Su-24. You have to wait about 90 seconds for the action to start. To understand why I’m now so impressed with Russian ejection seat technology, you have to watch another 10 seconds after that.

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What’s Russian for ‘a really lousy deal’?

The Russian defence ministry announced this week it will buy the 28 MiG-29 SMT and UBT fighters originally sold to Algeria, completing, a bizarre 15-year circle for those previously homeless jets.In 2007, Algeria forced Russia to take back the first 15 MiG-29s after determining the aircraft were duds. My source in Moscow tells me the […]

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