Syrian sky: the current state of Syrian Air Force

With the proliferation of the conflict in Syria, its become heroes BBC news headlines leading global media. Over the past year the country rocked by protests and violence caused by the struggle of the opposition against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, and in this conflict the Air Force assigned a significant role in the fight against the rebels. This year has been very stressful for some of the most closed countries in the midst of the Air Force Near East. Since coming to power of the «Baath» in 1963, the Syrian Air Force played a leading role in the

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Squadron VFA-101 U.S. Navy began flights ON F-35C

101st Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA-101), newly formed in May 2012 as the first units of the U.S. Navy F-35C, last Wednesday started flying aircraft carrier-based variant, reports   According to the press service of disk imaging U.S. Navy squadron received permission to fly on August 8, 1.3-hour flight was made Lieutenant Commander Chris Tabert (Chris Tabert). Flown at Eglin Air Force Base (Florida), where also based Air Force units and the USMC.   Squadron VFA-101 received the first F-35C in June this year, according to a press release. It will train pilots and technicians aircraft F-35C.   Squadron VFA-101

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F-35B first carried out a night landing on the deck


Test Pilot of the U.S. Marine Corps for the first time carried out a night landing fighter with short takeoff and vertical landing F-35B on the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, reports Landing fulfilled Colonel SR (CR Clift).   Second series of sea trials began on March 12 fighter, landing made on August 14. «Everything went very well. In one night, missed 8 of successful landings, because we are very optimistic about the prospects for training pilots combatant, «he says.   The program is designed for 18 days. During the tests will be expanded the

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Second type of Chinese stealth fighter J-31 Falcon Eagle «looks remarkably like a twin-engine variant of early model F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)», writes Defense News November 9. First flight of J-31 was made last week, less than a year after the debut of the twin-engine stealth fighter J-20 Black Eagle development Chengdu Aircraft.   «The overall design of J-31 resembles the F-35 aircraft has a stealth form of alignment angles,» says senior researcher of the International Institute for Strategic English research Doug Barry (Doug Barrie). Ability to find a sample of the aircraft developed Shenyang Aircraft, limited analysis

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PAIR Su-30, F-5, «Typhoon» and «Mirage 2000» SEQUENTIALLY Interception «hijacked» aircraft

November 7 French Air Force announced a further year regular maneuvers within applets «5 +5» established to ensure safety, namely, combating thefts of commercial aircraft by terrorists.   Agreement «5 +5» was signed in 2004 and contains 5 European (Spain, France, Italy, Malta and Portugal) and 5 of the Union of African Maghreb (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia).   October 30 during the last scientists transport aircraft C-130 Hercules Algerian Air Force did the role of commercial Airbus, which fell into the hands of terrorists. Command centers participating countries exchanged information on maneuvers flying C-130 aircraft and provided

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Nameless modernization «Rook»

About a year ago it became clear that in the coming couple of years about 120-130 Su-25 will be renovated with the extension and modernization of the resource to the level of the Su-25SM. About forty cars had already passed such an update. First of October this year there are new posts about the upcoming future of the main Russian stormtroopers. According to «Izvestia», in late 2012 to begin creating another recent modification of the Su-25 «Grach». Some sources in the command of the Air Force told reporters the latest edition of the existence of a modification that the

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POWER omnipotent RUSSIAN SUPER BOMBER tested in 2019

Distant aircraft commander Anatoly Zhiharev opened Enigma development terrible weapon of modernity According to the military, the machine will go into service no earlier than 11 years. It is expected that a promising aviation complex distant Aviation (PAK DA) will go to the Ministry of Defence for testing in 2019. Meant that the bomber would replace existing aircraft TU-160, TU-95 and TU-22. The complex will be able to overcome the modern air defenses, conduct electronic warfare and use new high-precision missiles and bombs. As reported previously, at the end of November 2013 the head of the United Aircraft Company

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F-22 to have interoperability with other types of combat aircraft

In his speech at the International Conference in London, Major General U.S. Air Force Wells Larry (Larry Wells) stated the need for more extensive lure F-22 fighter jets in joint maneuvers with NATO aircraft, reports AINonline November 9.   Until now, according to the security requirements of military implementation interceptors best line of defense of North America, these planes were not actually used to interact with the Allied Air Force. Wells noted that the park stealth fighter USAF insufficient for large aircraft operations. «We need to be integrated with the fighters fourth and fifth generations,» he said. In the

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UOMZ PRESENTS IN CHINA optoelectronic systems for combat aircraft and helicopters

November 12. At the Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant (comes in Alliance Mechanical Engineers Code) developed and implemented optical location system for Su and MiG, as commercially manufactured and promising. At Airshow China presented to the guests quantum optical-location station 13cm-1 (MiG-29 and modifications) and optical-location station OLS (Su-27, Su-35 and modifications on the photo). These systems are designed using modern components. Their main difference from the previous generation systems is the new multi-functional abilities — an opportunity forms the image in 2-spectral spectra. Compared with the previous stations significantly increased detection range and setting goals. New tactical and

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Russian company «Sukhoi» wants to show in 2014 at an air show in Zhuhai Chinese new Su-35 fighter. On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, said the president of the United Aircraft Company Misha Pogosyan. According to him, China will arrive in full-scale standard that will participate in the flight program there.   It must be stressed that the Ministry of Defense of China is interested in buying a small party in the Russian Federation fightersSu-35About a year back the parties negotiated for the delivery of new aircraft, but in April 2012 it became clear that our homeland has


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