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  • Georgian conflict may trigger Russian fleet upgrade

    Four confirmed aircraft losses during a five-day air war with Georgia suggest that Russia underestimated its former...

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  • Flight 100 - History 1959-1979

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Günter Endres

    The jet was king and the Jumbo Jet proved bigger was definitely better. Meanwhile, the Harrier showed the UK could still leadhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flight-100-History-1959-1979-320367/
  • Georgian conflict may trigger Russian fleet upgrade

    News | 18 Aug 2008 18:00 | Vladimir Karnozov

    Four confirmed aircraft losses during a five-day air war with Georgia suggest that Russia underestimated its former ally's air defence capabilities, and...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Georgian-conflict-may-trigger-Russian-fleet-upgrade-314826/
  • India in joint cruise test

    News | 10 Jul 2001 00:00

    <p>Indian-Russian joint venture Brhamos is planning to display its new cruise missile at next month's Moscow air show. The weapon was test fired for the first time last month at an Indian test range. </p> <p>Brhamos has been formed by Moscow-based NPO Machinostroyenia and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The former is providing the 6.9m- (22.6ft) long missile and its propulsion system while DRDO has developed the guidance and navigation system. </p> <p>The joint venture aims to offer the 280km-range (150nm) Mach 2.8-3.0 anti-ship cruise missile for export from 2003. The 3t weapon is being developed for use from ships, submarines, aircraft and mobile ground launchers. The Indian navy operates Tupolev Tu-95 Bears and is set to receive three Tupolev Tu-22M Backfires.Both types could be armed with such a weapon. </p> <p>The missile, known as the PJ-10 but likely to be renamed, will provide the Indian navy with a counter to China's Sovremenny-class destroyershttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-in-joint-cruise-test-133108/
  • Admiral Gorshkov sale finalised in major Russian/Indian arms deal

    News | 10 Oct 2000 00:00

    <p>A series of arms deals were signed during Russian president Vladimir Putin's visit to India last week, including an aircraft carrier, fighters and possibly bombers. </p> <p>The most significant part of the package is the sale of the <i>Admiral Gorshkov</i> aircraft carrier and 46 RSK MiG-29K fighters to form its air group. Though the carrier will be sold as scrap for $300,000-$400,000, its modernisation in Russian shipyards as well as development and delivery of the navalised MiG-29K will push the contract price to $1.8 billion. The MiG-29K contract will be signed by RSK MIG and the Indian ministry of defence. </p> <p>The long-awaited license production agreement for Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighters also received approval during the visit, but finalisation of the contract will need additional time. When it finally gets underway, the deal will cover the production by Hindustan Aeronautics of around 140 aircraft at the rate of eight a year. </p> <p>Russia's business daily, <i>Vedhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Admiral-Gorshkov-sale-finalised-in-major-RussianIndian-arms-deal-121296/
  • Uncertain road

    News | 18 Jul 2000 00:00

    The aviation production crisis in the CIS is easing - but only for some <p>Paul Duffy/MOSCOW </p> <p>The past 10 years have been difficult for the aviation industry in Russia and the CIS. In other parts of the world, manufacturers have built up an impressive record of orders and deliveries of civil aircraft as military budgets have shrunk, but the CIS industry has been severely restrained by the pervasive post-Soviet era money problems. </p> <p>Commercial civil aircraft manufacturers have suffered most. Production of some military aircraft has continued at a slower rate than before because of budget problems among the region's air forces, but has been sustained by revenue-generating demand from other countries. So, the factories producing versions of the versatile Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker and, to a lesser extent, the RSK MiG-29 Fulcrum, have survived. Helicopter factories have also fared well, with the Mil Mi-8/17 Hip and the Mi-26 Halo finding markets abroad. The Kamov Ka-32 Helix hashttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Uncertain-road-67970/
  • Fifth-generation Russian combat aircraft go ahead

    News | 29 May 1996 00:00

    <p>Alexander Velovich/MOSCOW </p> <p>RUSSIA PLANS to press ahead and procure a fifth-generation fighter and a long-range strike aircraft to replace the Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire, according to Col Gen Piotr Deinekin, commander-in chief of the Russian air force. </p> <p>Deinekin also confirms that a reconnaissance variant of the Sukhoi Su-27IB will be developed. </p> <p>In an interview with governmental newspaper Rossiyskiye Vesti, Deinekein says that the number of different types in each branch of the air force will be reduced to one or two through introducing aircraft with multi-function capabilities. </p> <p>The Tu-22M and Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer bombers will be replaced by a "multi-functional bomber with increased combat capabilities". </p> <p>This statement indicates that the air force is still committed to the development of the Sukhoi T-60S, development of which was begun in the mid-1980s. There are unconfirmed reports that a prototype is under construction. </p> <p>Deinekin sayshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Fifth-generation-Russian-combat-aircraft-go-ahead-12753/