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Russia to build hypersonic missile


September 20th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will set up an aerospace company comprising missile makers NPO Mashinostroyenie and Tactical Missiles Corporation to develop hypersonic weapon technology, a senior minister said.Deputy ... Read more...

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MiG-29 crashes in Siberia


September 7th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Air Force MiG-29 fighter crashed Thursday near Chita in Siberia region, killing the pilot, the defence ministry said.The plane crashed near Domna airport, ... Read more...

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Russian deputy PM backs hypersonic bomber


August 27th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Monday reiterated his appeal for developing a hypersonic aircraft for its PAK-DA long-range bomber requirements."I think we ... Read more...

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Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter undergoes trial


August 21st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian fighter maker Sukhoi's T-50 fifth-generation stealth fighter has completed initial approach trials to a flight refuelling aircraft, the company said Tuesday.The aircraft, T-50-2, made ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force to get 180 new aircraft


August 11th, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force will receive 180 brand new planes and helicopters by the end of the year, a military official said.Air Force Commander in ... Read more...

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IAF chief to review aircraft projects in Russia


August 9th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, will be in Russia for three days beginning Friday to review the joint projects ... Read more...

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Medvedev orders to build new aircraft plant


June 10th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered for construction of an aircraft manufacturing plant for producing tactical transport aircraft in Kazan city, said Defence Minister ... Read more...

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HAL inks pact to make multi-role aircraft


May 29th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 29 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has entered into a contract with Russian firm United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to manufacture 205 multi-role transport aircraft (MTA) ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force gets first modernized AN-124s


May 17th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force has received three modernized Antonov AN-124-100 super-heavy transport aircraft as part of an update programme for its transport fleet, Air Force ... Read more...

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Medvedev sacks Russian Air Force commander


April 27th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked Air Force Commander Colonel-General Alexander Zelin and dismissed him from military service, the Kremlin said Friday.Zelin, 59, had been ... Read more...

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Russia to test first combat drone in 2014


April 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will test its first domestically-produced strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2014, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said Friday.In February, Army General Nikolay ... Read more...

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Russia wants strike drone


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Russia has issued a technical specification for development of a strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV), Izvestia daily said Monday quoting a source.Tranzas company will build the ... Read more...

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Russia to buy 92 Su-34 fighters


March 1st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has signed a deal to buy 92 Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers from the Sukhoi aircraft maker, the defence ministry said Thursday.The deal under which the ... Read more...

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Su-30 fighter crashes in Russia, crew safe


February 28th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Su-30 fighter jet crashed during a test flight in Russia Tuesday, but both the crew members ejected safely, officials said.The crash occurred around 10.20 ... Read more...

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Russia to increase number of fighters in test flights


February 13th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of Russia's Sukhoi T-50 5th generation fighters involved in test flights will be increased from three to 14 by 2015, Russian Air Force ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force tests new missile


January 25th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force is testing and will soon deploy an advanced tactical air-to-air missile that will greatly enhance its operational effectiveness, its commander Col. ... Read more...

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Russian air force to buy 30 choppers


January 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force is to acquire up to 30 Kamov Ka-226 light helicopters for courier and communications duties by 2020, Defence Ministry spokesman Vladimir ... Read more...

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Russia to modernise 60 MiG-31 interceptors by 2020


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force will receive over 60 modernised MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor aircraft by 2020, said the Defence Ministry.A modernisation contract was signed by the ... Read more...

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Russian fighter jet crashes into mountain range, killing two


September 6th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian fighter jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.The Mikoyan MiG-31 fighter jet belonging to ... Read more...

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Russia’s 5G fighter makes first demonstration flight


August 18th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Sukhoi T-50 fifth generation fighter performed its first demonstration flight at an international aviation show Wednesday.Experts at the MAKS 2011 International Aviation and Space ... Read more...

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Russia to develop new AWACS plane


August 9th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia hopes to develop a new airborne warning and control system (AWACS) plane by 2016, Air Force chief Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin said Tuesday."We are ... Read more...

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IAF has lost 999 planes in crashes since 1970


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has lost 999 aircraft in crashes since 1970 and 39 percent of these accidents occurred due to pilot error, a ... Read more...

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Russia, US, Canada to hold anti-terror exercise


August 1st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian, American and Canadian air forces will hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise Aug 8-11, a top Russian official said Monday.The Russian Air Force and ... Read more...

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12 die in Russian military plane crash (Lead)


December 29th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) All 12 people on board a Russian Air Force An-22 transport aircraft that crashed late Tuesday night in central Russia's Tula region were found dead, a source ... Read more...

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India, Russia armies jointly learn anti-terror operations (Lead)


October 19th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Oct 19 (IANS) Soldiers of the Indian and Russian armies are engaged in a heavy military drill as they share anti-terror combat techniques in a mountainous area of Uttarakhand near the ... Read more...

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India, Russia begin anti-terror military drills


October 15th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India and Russia Friday began a 10-day counter-terror joint military exercise in the mountainous terrain of Uttarakhand, an official said here.The Indra-2010 exercise has over 200 Russian ... Read more...

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India, Russia ink pact to jointly design, develop multi role transport aircraft


September 10th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Moscow, Sept.10 (ANI): India and Russia have signed a shareholders agreement to design and develop a Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) through a joint venture company (JVC).Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russian partners ... Read more...

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Russia deploys air defence system in Abkhazia


August 11th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has deployed an S-300 air defence system in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, commander of the Russian Air Force said Wednesday. "We have placed an S-300 ... Read more...

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US, Russia to conduct first joint defence exercise


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia will hold their first-ever joint air defence exercise Aug 8-11, aimed at testing their anti-terrorism systems with a staged plane hijacking. The exercise, codenamed ... Read more...

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Russia, Israel plan joint venture to produce drones


April 21st, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will set up a joint venture with Israel to produce advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) required for the enhancement of reconnaissance system of the Russian armed ... Read more...

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Russia to start 5th generation fighter tests in 2010: Deputy PM


December 8th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), Dec 8 (RIA Novosti) Russia will start testing its fifth-generation fighter jet in 2010, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said Tuesday. "The trials will begin in 2010," Ivanov said. Earlier ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force rejects home-made UAVs as inferior


November 27th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 26 (RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force considers the unmanned aerial vehicles offered by domestic manufacturers to be inferior in quality, the force commander said Thursday. Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin ... Read more...

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Russia opens criminal case over ’substandard’ MiG fighter jets


September 18th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (RIA Novosti) Russia has opened criminal cases against the top management of a company accused of providing low-quality equipment for MiG-29 fighter jets sold to Algeria, a media report ... Read more...

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Latest Russian fighter jet has engine problems


August 20th, 2009 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Zhukovsky (Russia), Aug 20 (RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force chief Thursday acknowledged faults in the engine of the fifth-generation fighter jet currently being developed in the country. The Advanced Front-Line Aviation Complex ... Read more...

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Russia to revamp air-space defences by 2020


August 11th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (RIA Novosti) Russia will create by 2020 a new generation of air and space defences to counter any strikes against its territory due to a potential foreign threat, the ... Read more...

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