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  • New Pics from Russian Presence in Libya
    New Pics from Russian Presence in Libya 27 July 2020
    The US Army Command in Africa (Africom) released new satellite images on Friday (July 24th) regarding the Russian presence in Libya. "Russia continues to play an unhelpful role in Libya by delivering supplies and equipment to the Wagner group," said U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Bradford Gering, AFRICOM director of operations. "Imagery continues to unmask their consistent denials." According to Africom, these satellite images prove the presence of the Rus...
  • Russia's Transport Aircraft to Enter Final Assembly Line Soon
    Russia's Transport Aircraft to Enter Final Assembly Line Soon 28 May 2020
    In 2012, Russia signed an agreement with United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) for 39 Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft. It was announced that the platform had successfully completed the leak test. The cargo aircraft, which is tested under a certain air pressure, will be transferred to the final assembly line after checking the water penetration resistance. A contract worth 2.1 billion USD was signed for the planes that would be in the inventory of the Russian Armed Forces. The Il-76MD-90A...
  • Russia’s Il-112 aircraft to perform 2nd flight in April
    Russia’s Il-112 aircraft to perform 2nd flight in April 18 February 2020
    Russia’s latest Ilyushin il-112 military transport plane prototype will take to the skies for the second time in April, Head of the Ilyushin Aviation Company Yuri Grudinin said on Monday. "We are going to certify Il-76, Il-114-300 and Il-112 planes, the production of which is being planned. In April, we will fly the first Il-112 plane at the Voronezh enterprise and will organize the serial production of il-112s at the Voronezh factory," the chief executive said. ...
  • Better Self Defence for Il-76 13 August 2019
    The Russian Il-76 (NATO Code: Candid) transport aircraft began to be equipped with modern on-board countermeasure systems. Analyzing the problems experienced by the transport aircraft in Syria, the Aerospace Forces concluded that transport platforms such as Il-76 require a countermeasure system.    The new onboard defence system consists of a control system, sensors and ultraviolet radiation location and missile attack warning station plus a jammer, flare and cha...
  • First Il-76-MD-90A Very Close
    First Il-76-MD-90A Very Close 26 March 2019
    The first Il-76 transport aircraft to be upgraded to Il-76MD-90A is very close to service. Russia announced that the evaluation process for the platform is nearing its end. The first serial production standard Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft, will formally participate in the Russian Air and Space Force inventory next week. No this type of aircraft delivery has been made since 2014, and Russia will procure more than 100 Il-76MD-90As by 2030. Platform produced in Aviastar-SP p...
  • Russia’s A-100 AEW&C Aircraft at Preliminary Flight Trials
    Russia’s A-100 AEW&C Aircraft at Preliminary Flight Trials 11 February 2019
    Russia has begun preliminary flight trials of its A-100 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft based on the upgraded Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A (Il-476) airframe, it was announced on 9 February. The A-100 is based on a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and the upgraded Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airframe. Russian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) announcement comes about 15 months after the prototype's maiden flight in late 2017. It is the final precondit...
  • Ukrainian Air Force Renewing
    Ukrainian Air Force Renewing 8 January 2019
    During high military tension in 2018, Ukraine has continued to renew its army. Ukroboronprom announced the country's activities in 2018. Within the scope of the modernization works carried out in 2018, 50 aircraft were renewed and delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force. In addition to the Su-27, MiG-29, Su-25, Su-25 combat jets, the An-26 and Il-76 transport aircraft, L-39 jet trainer, Mi-24, Mi-14 and Mi-8 helicopters were modernized. Ukroboronprom is not only modernize...
  • New Generation Ilyushin Met with Skies
    New Generation Ilyushin Met with Skies 12 November 2018
    Russia has announced maiden flight of first serial production standard Il-76MD-90A aircraft. CEO of Ilyushin company has announced the news on the official Facebook account. The first prototype of the aircraft, which was defined as the second generation of the Il-76 transport aircraft, met the sky in 2012. The aircraft was equipped with 10% more efficient PS-90A-76 engines. The platform, which can transport 52 tons payload to 5,000 kilometers range, was able to reach 4000 kilometres...
  • Acceptance Test of Airborne to Start in December
    Acceptance Test of Airborne to Start in December 23 October 2018
    Russia announced a new acceptance test, which will be launched next December. Tests will be carried out for 2S25M Sprut-SDM1. Vehicle is developed for Russian Airborne Troops. An official from the Russian Army announced that the tests will start in December 2018 and will continue throughout 2019. If the tests are successful, the first vehicle will be delivered in 2020. 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 is an improved model of the Sprut-SDs. Vehicle was introduced in 2016. The vehicle’s mission...
  • Russia’s advanced jamming plane gets new body
    Russia’s advanced jamming plane gets new body 10 July 2018
    Russia the Il-22PP electronic warfare aircraft, may soon get an upgrade and a brand-new air-frame. “Porubshchik” , used by the Russian armed forces to disrupt enemy communications and radar systems was put in service in 2016. The aircraft which is based on an outdated Il-18 civilian design cannot fully serve to recent threats with its old school design. Tupolev’s Tu-214 and Ilyushin’s Il-76 are new candidates for nee aircraft body. New aircraft is called Porubshchik-2 ...
  • Eva Displayed
    Eva Displayed 21 May 2018
    Slovakia based Konstrukta Defense has introduced an 8x8 version of a 155-millimeter 52-caliber howitzer. The vehicle is also known as the export version of the 6x6 Truck Mounted Gun (TMG / Truck Mounted Top). The joint production of 8x8 TMGis redesigned version of, Konstrukta Defense and Czechoslovak Group (CSG) companies the 6x6 TMG system which introduced in 2015 The vehicle, 11.5 meters long, is integrated on the Tatra T815-7 8x8.1R truck. The platform, which can b...
  • The First 'Il-76MD-M' Delivered
    The First 'Il-76MD-M' Delivered 14 March 2018
    United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced on 13 March that the first upgraded Ilyushin Il-76MD-M transport aircraft has been delivered to the Russian Ministry of Defence. Russia sealed the first contract to upgrade Il-76MD military transport aircraft to the Il-76MD-M version in 2016. Under the contract, the aircraft’s flight and navigation, communications and defence equipment have been modernized as well as its engines. The platform has been equipped with Glo...
  • Russia Targets Satellites With New Laser Weapon
    Russia Targets Satellites With New Laser Weapon 26 February 2018
    Russia has reportedly completed the development of a laser weapon that is capable of targeting satellites. The new weapon was developed based on research by A-60 laser laboratory and a completely new aircraft will carry the system which would not be based on the Il-76MD heavy strategic airlifter that was used to create the A-60. A decision on this issue will be made by the Russian Ministry of Defence.
  • Russia's New Tanker Conducted First Flight
    Russia's New Tanker Conducted First Flight 26 January 2018
    Russia’s latest Ilyushin IL-78M-90A aerial refueling aircraft has performed its debut flight, the Ilyushin Aircraft Company revealed on Thursday. "Today, on January 25, the flight prototype of the advanced tanker IL-78М-90А has made its first flight." the company said in a statement. The flight lasted 35 minutes. The new plane differs from its predecessor, IL-76MD-90A, by its modified wing, new engines, new control and navigation systems. The new ...
  • First Flight by Russia's New Flying Radar
    First Flight by Russia's New Flying Radar 19 November 2017
    The A-100 Premier airborne early warning aircraft made its first flight on 18 November carrying an advanced radar station, according to Russian Interfax. The prototype of the aircraft, planned to enter the Russian Air Force inventory in 2019, has flown in October 2016. The A-100 Premier, developed based on the Russian Il-76MD-90A, can locate the targets in the air, tracking the air, land and sea targets of aircraft, hunters and bombers. The A-100 Premier will replace the B...
  • Russia To Buy 200 New Aircraft
    Russia To Buy 200 New Aircraft 10 October 2017
    Russian Air Force will acquire new Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft starting in 2021 with the first batch of 39 with a rate of 21 a year from then on. The country plans to buy 150-200 aircraft. Russian Air Force currently has 144 Il-76 transport aircraft in service, 14 of them have been upgraded to the MD-90 standard.
  • Five New Transport Planes For Russia
    Five New Transport Planes For Russia 31 May 2017
    Russia's Military Transport Aviation revealed that this year, they will add three more Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft to the first two received in 2016. Il-76MD-90A has been designed for parachuting and landing of military personnel, military equipment, cargoes, fuel and containers. Explaining that the thrust-weight ratio and chassis of the aircraft have been enhanced as well as its carrying capacity, Commander of the Military Transport Aviation, Lt....
  • Il-76MD-90A’s First Flying Prototype at Zhukovsky for Trials
    Il-76MD-90A’s First Flying Prototype at Zhukovsky for Trials 28 February 2017
    The first flying prototype of the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airlifter has passed the initial phase of its factory tests in Ulyanovsk. Aircraft has been ferried to Zhukovsky where Ilyushin’s test facility is. The manufacturer stated that the first flying example of the Il-76MD-90A had logged 38 sorties as part of the first phase of its official tests conducted by a joint Ilyushin-Defence Ministry crew. The Russian Defence Ministry and United Aircraft Corporation finalised ...
  • 'Friend or Foe' Tech for Stealth Aircraft
    'Friend or Foe' Tech for Stealth Aircraft 11 January 2017
    Russia's United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), a part of Russia's state technologies corporation Rostec, developed a ‘friend or foe’ identification system to be used on the country’s modernized Su-35s, stealth T-50 PAK FA and Il-76 aircraft. UIMC’s  press service announced the new technology on Wednesday, saying that the hardware and software suite is designed to determine the state affiliation of military and civil aircraft, a...
  • First Indigenious AWACS by India
    First Indigenious AWACS by India 9 January 2017
    India gets ready to commission the first indigeniously developed airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) in late January, according to India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Mounted on an Embraer-145, the new AWACS successfully completed all necessary tests before its induction. Indian AWACS is equipped with a 240-degree radar, and multiple communication and data links that can direct fighters against threats. Two more systems are also declared to be at ...
  • Two Contracts to Israeli Company
    Two Contracts to Israeli Company 24 November 2016
    India awarded two contracts to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the acquisition of two Phalcon/IL-76 Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) and 10 Heron TP Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), on 16 November in New Delhi. The contracts worth a total of $1,4 billion. The deliveries of ordered AWACS and UAVs are expected to be completed within 2-3 years.  Currently, India operates around 60 Heron TP UAVs and plans to purchase 200 more which are to be configured to carry...
  • Russian AWACS Ready for Maiden Flight
    Russian AWACS Ready for Maiden Flight 20 October 2016
    Russia’s new Beriev A-100LL aircraft, designed to test next generation A-100 early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft’s electromagnetic compatibility and aviation systems, is ready for its maiden flight. Sometimes referred as ‘flying laboratory’, the premier-476 system will enable testing avionics, radar and other elements of the plane, saving time and cost during flight tests of A-100. The new A-100 AWACS platform is based on Il-76MD-90A and will replace A-50 and A-...
  • Russian Tech in African Market
    Russian Tech in African Market 20 September 2016
    Participating Africa Aerospace and Defence 2016 exhibition, Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexpo stated that the sales contracts with African countries exceed $21 billion. During the fair, Rosoboronexport held meetings with representatives of more than 25 African countries, as well as European, Asian and Latin American states. The outstanding platforms exhibited were Yak-130 combat trainer, the Mil Mi-28NE combat helicopter, the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A military transport plane and the Mi-35M atta...
  • Russia delivers first two Mi-28NEs to Algeria 2 June 2016
    Two of 42 Russian attack helicopters Mi-28NE (Night Hunter) (NATO reporting name "Havoc) purchased by Algeria were delivered last week On May 26, two Mi-28NE attack helicopters were delivered at an air base in southern Algeria by a cargo plane Antonov 124. The helicopters are currently being assembled.  To cope with the terrorist threat, Algeria and Russia signed 26 December 2013 a contract for the delivery of 42 Russian attack helicopters Mi-28NE. Last year, the...
  • Royal Air Force Typhoons intercept Russian aircraft near Baltics 14 May 2016
    A Royal Air Force Typhoon intercepts a Russian air force Il-76 Candid which was not “transmitting a recognised identification code and were unresponsive” while approaching the Baltic states. Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets have carried out their first intercept of Russian aircraft in this round of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission (BAP). The jets, which deployed to the region less than three weeks ago, were scrambled from Amari air base in Estonia, to intercept three R...