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The Russian Air Force may receive its first PAK DA next generation long-range bomber about 2020 instead of 2025 as initially planned, Russia’s acting deputy Air Force commander, Major General Alexander Chernyayev, has said. “I think the first models of the Prospective Air Complex for Long Range Aviation (PAK DA) will be supplied to the [...]
About 40 strategic bombers will participate in five-day drills in Russia’s Maritime Territory near the Japanese border, Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Monday. The long-range aviation exercise, which started earlier in the day, includes aerial bombing and launches of airborne cruise missiles at the Litovka test range, he said. Other training missions [...]
The Russian Air Force is proceeding steadily with its re-equipment program despite unresolved questions about funding and deliveries of equipment, commander Col Gen. Alexander Zelin said on Tuesday on the first day of the MAKS air show. “The situation with funding is not totally satisfactory,” Zelin said at the MAKS exhibition, which takes place every [...]
Two Russian bombers were intercepted by Dutch F-16 planes last night. The Russians had flown into Dutch airspace; it is not clear why the Russian planes were there. The F-16s were ordered to monitor the movements of the Bear Tu-95 planes. Before they entered Dutch airspace, the Russians were escorted by the Norwegian and Danish [...]
On 19 October, two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s from Leeuwarden Air Base intercepted two Russian “Bear” Tu-95 bombers. The Russians penetrated Dutch airspace without making their identities known. Air combat controllers of the Nieuw Milligen Air Operations Control Station subsequently ordered the Dutch F-16s to fly towards the Bears. Prior to their entry into [...]
Moscow: The number of strategic bombers performing routine patrols could be doubled if the Russian General Staff makes such a decision, the commander of Russia’s strategic aviation said Tuesday. Russia resumed strategic bomber patrol flights over the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans, the Black Sea and along the borders of the Commonwealth of Independent States [...]
Moscow: Russian Tupolev bombers Thursday successfully test-fired cruise missiles in the country’s far-northern Vorkuta region, local news agencies Interfax and Ria Novosti reported. “The last two bombers returned a few minutes ago to their permanent base after launching the missiles. In all six long-range bombers took part,” in the exercise, said air force spokesman Vladimir [...]