The first serial ship MiG-29K/KUB for the Russian Defense Ministry began flight tests

Company «MiG» started flight tests of serial ship MiG-29K/KUB produced on municipal defense order. First flight of the prototype of the MiG-29KUB held in January 2007. Production aircraft for the first time flew in March 2008. Since 2009 JSC «RAC» MiG «delivers MiG-29K/KUB Indian Navy, reported RIA Novosti. Head of Flight Operations, chief test pilot Mike Belyayev said that during the tests the first MiG-29KUB built for the Defence Ministry, «virtually all of the updated system to function in accordance with the technical requirements.» General Director of JSC «RAC» MiG «Sergei Korotkov said that a successful start test production aircraft

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BOEING AND LOCKHEED take joint development BOMBER

South American companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin have announced a partnership in the development project promising distant bomabrdirovschika LRS-B (before the project was called NGB), reports Flightglobal. Boeing aircraft manufacturing concern will act as general contractor, and Lockheed Martin — as a «core team member.» Company announces partnership project distant bombers already in the second time. For the first time South American companies have decided to jointly develop a bomber in 2008. In 2010, the agreement was terminated, since the Pentagon initially closed the project distant bombers, but then decided to renew it, but caused no major requirements for the

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On passing in Seoul the International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition showcased two variants of the South Korean government promising fighter development program there for KFX, reports October 29. The first model introduced state aircraft maker KAI (Korea Aerospace Industries), the second is the principal project of the Agency for Defense Development ADD (Agency for Defense Development, Seoul). KAI unveiled the single-engine combat aircraft, which from the outside looks like a combat training aircraft T-50, which was created in collaboration with the American company Lockheed Martin. It is reported that the fighter will be broadly applied technology, tested on the


Su-35 in exchange for the fifth generation

Our homeland has to offer joint development of Brazil fighter fifth generation in an attempt to ensure agreement on combat aircraft Su-35. Although the Su-35 was eliminated from the tender Brazilian F-X2, this fighter again invited Brazil, together with the possibility of the development of the PAK FA or specially created for this country variant of the aircraft. During the negotiations in Brazil (which have already been completed) Russian side proposed ready for sale modern Su-35 fighter, joint development of the next generation of aircraft type T-50. Now the implementation of the tender for the acquisition of the Brazilian Air

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F-35A performed the first combat missile launches AMRAAM

Fighter F-35A Joint Strike Fighter completed the first guided missile combat launch AIM-120 AMRAAM class «air-air» medium-range reports quoting the press release of the company Lockheed Martin. The plane was piloted by Air Force Captain Logan Lamping (Logan Lamping), launch rockets at an air target was held at a military firing range off the coast of California. Target was found detectors aircraft information was passed on board the rocket, curb active radar seeker. Missile was launched from the inner compartment seeker grabbed a goal then defected to SD «perehvatny flight profile.» A moment before hitting the target missile received

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«Lockheed» reported on the F-35 PROGRAM

November 15th the company Lockheed Martin, presented a report on the progress of programs from the F-35 Lightning II (as of October 31 this year). Namely, it is reported that since December 2006, the F-35 performed more than 7,100 flights with over 11,000 total flying hours (first layout AA-1 completed 91 flight). U.S. Department of Defense sent 83 aircraft, 63 of them built in small series and prototypes-20 technology demonstrators. Specifies the number of combat aircraft ordered or planned clients U.S. Air Force — 1763 F-35A U.S. Navy — 260 F-35C USMC — 340 F-35B + 80 F-35C Navy and

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SUCCESSOR «blackbird»

Branch Skunk Works of Lockheed Martin proposed the establishment of a new aircraft intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance — ISR) SR-72, capable of flying at a speed of 6M, or almost twice faster than decommissioned SR-71 Blackbird, reports flightglobal . com November 1. Put to task to make a single engine, which would be able to accelerate from zero plane M to 6M. «Our opponents are working on methods to counter stealth. Hypersound will complement the stealth. Such a plane is flying so high and so quickly that they simply did not have enough time from detection

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The company «Lockheed Martin» has introduced a new hypersonic aircraft

In 1976, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft SR-71 «Blackbird» (Blackbird) U.S. Air Force closed the distance from New York to London less than two hours, reaching a speed of flight, respectively, the number of M = 3 and so Makar, setting a world record, which stood almost four decades. At the current time, «Skunk Works» (Skunk Works) — Department of Special Projects of «Lockheed Martin» (Lockheed Martin), where it was created SR-71 — developed hypersonic aircraft, which should double outshine its predecessor in terms of speed. The SR-71 was created with the introduction of technologies of the 20th century, which included slide

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Foreign media: Glavnokommanduyuschy Russian Air Force announced the replacement of the MiG-31

Russian Air Force by 2020 plans to change the MiG-31 on their more advanced type.   Release of the new type is planned for 2028 — report to the Air Force Commander, Lieutenant — General Viktor Bondarev.   «We started to develop a new aircraft of this type and I think we can finish it before the end of state weapons programs from 2020. — Bondarev said at a meeting with members of the Russian parliament. — New aircraft must change available by 2028. «   Bondarev not specify — whether new aircraft outside predudyschih models differ from or be

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B-52 GET vast arsenal of precision weapons

The Boeing Company will increase the combat potential of the B-52 bombers on 50%, with an emphasis on versatility implementation report November 6. According to the contract price of 24.6 million dollars the company will develop a modification of the existing launch systems to accommodate more instruments managed in the inner compartments. «If we add to this arsenal of very great length of the flight of B-52, you will realize that you have a universal system of tools that are very useful for fire support of ground forces,» says director applets-52 Ofaut Scott (Scot Oathout). The company will produce

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