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Russian Air Force Begins Testing MALE Strike Drones

The Russian Air Force has begun testing the medium-altitude long-range drone Orion Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) strike-reconnaissance drones.

Russian Air Force to Receive the First Production Su-57 in 2018

Initial assembly of the Su-57, the Russian fifth generation fighter, is slated to begin next year at the Gagarin Aircraft-Building Enterprise in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in the Khabarovsk Region in the Russian Far East. The Russian Aerospace Force will begin receiving the first batch of production Su-57 fighters in 2018 and could field about 220 such aircraft between 2020 and 2030.

Russian Su-24 ‘Fencer’ Shot Down Over Syrian-Turkish Border

A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft was shot down today by Turkish Air Force F-16s. The Turks claim the Russian plane was intercepted on the Turkish side of the Turkish-Syrian border.

Russian Air Force to Receive More MiG-29SMT

The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a 17 Billion Rubbles ($473 million) contract with the United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) MiG corporation for the delivery of 16...

Russian Air Force to Field a Stealth Bomber By 2020

In April 2013 the Russian Air Force has approved the conceptual design and specification of its future strategic bomber known as ‘PAK-DA’ (future long-range...

Russian Military Wants More Cruise Missiles

Russia will increase its number of cruise missiles by 30 times by the end of the current decade, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday....

Russian Air Force to Get more Su-34s by Year’s End

Sukhoi Company conducted flight tests of serial Su-34 fighter bombers at the Chkalov Aviation Production Association (NAPO) flight testing station in Novosibirsk, prior to...

In Spite of Medvedev’s Optimism Russian Military Is Facing Severe Crisis

Above: Russian airborne unit in an exercise in Siberia, 2007. Photo: Russian MOD In a desperate effort to pacify the highly suspicious and perturbed Russian officer corps,...

Russia Extends it’s Arctic Naval Powerbase

The Russian navy and air force continue to expand their operations on a global base. Their most recent plans call for joint naval exercises,...

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