Russian Air and Space Force

When the US tried to buy three Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers to convert them as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle

When the US tried to buy three Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers to convert them as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle

16 out of 44 Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers would be scrapped, and three would be spared from the guillotine and… Read More

11 months ago

Wagner chief Prigozhin dead in Embraer Legacy 600 corporate jet crash northwest of Moscow

Wagner chief Prigozhin dead The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency said that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the chief of Russian mercenary group… Read More

11 months ago

Former US Navy Operations Specialist lists all the advantages the F-35 has over Su-57 that make shooting fish in a barrel harder work than Lightning IIs taking down Felons.

The Sukhoi Su-57 The Sukhoi Su-57 (NATO reporting name: Felon) is a twin-engine stealth multirole fighter aircraft developed by Sukhoi.… Read More

1 year ago

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why even though the MiG-31 can detect the F-22 at 18 km the Foxhound pilot has just a few seconds to say a few prayers before he dies

‘The MiG-31 Foxhound pilot is defeated, lost in the race to survival before he realized the race had already begun,’… Read More

1 year ago

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why the Russian Kinzhal hypersonic missile is not unstoppable and why the PAC-3 Patriot can shoot it down although the Kinzhal is Mach 10 capable

‘The Russian claim that the Kinzhal missile is “unstoppable” is false. It has already been shot down by a Patriot… Read More

1 year ago

The Su-57 Felon is marketed as stealth fighter but It has the same RCS of a clean F/A-18 Super Hornet (and 1,000 times bigger than that of the F-35). Here’s why.

The Su-57 is nowhere near F-35 for similar reasons as to why F/A-18 Super Hornets are nowhere near F-35. The… Read More

1 year ago

US Reveals that a Russian SA-22 Pantsir surface-to-air missile damaged MQ-9 Drone over Syria

In November 2022 a Russian surface-to-air missile came close to striking an American MQ-9 Reaper drone over Syria, passing and… Read More

1 year ago

The day a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft purposely nearly collided with a USAF F-22 Raptor stealth fighter (and the other close calls between Russian and NATO aircraft over Syria)

On Dec. 13, 2017, two F-22 Raptors intercepted two Su-25s inside the airspace considered as `US controlled’: one of the… Read More

1 year ago

Russian strategic bomber engineer requests asylum in US and offers to share information on Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

A Russian aerospace engineer approached the US authorities seeking asylum and offering to share information on Russia’s Tu-160 strategic bomber… Read More

1 year ago

US Naval Aviator explains why both the Su-57 Felon and the J-20 Mighty Dragon are not Fifth Generation Fighters

Are both the Su-57 and the J-20 true fifth generation fighters? The Sukhoi Su-57 (NATO reporting name: Felon) is a… Read More

1 year ago

“After Abrams M1 tanks we want F-16 jets,” advisor to Ukraine’s defense minister says

Although the Swedish Saab Gripen would be welcomed by Kyiv, the Lockheed Martin F-16s top Ukraine’s wish list. Now that… Read More

1 year ago

Sukhoi Su-57 exclusive feature: the Felon is the only Fighter Jet Equipped with DIRCM

Technically the DIRCM is seen on other turbine powered aircraft. It’s just never appeared on anything outside of heavy lift… Read More

2 years ago

As the Missile Strike in Poland is under Investigation, Ukraine Airspace is still Contested Amid Russian Missile Attack

US President Joe Biden said preliminary information suggested it was “unlikely” the missile was fired from within Russia. On Nov.… Read More

2 years ago

Russian Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jet fires missile near RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft

On Sep. 29 a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 (NATO reporting name: Flanker) fighter jet “released a missile” near a British RC-135… Read More

2 years ago

When the Blackjack “went around the corner:” The story of Russian Tupolev Tu-160 first deployment to Venezuela

On Sep. 9, 2008 three Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack bombers took off from Engels-2 AB and headed north, "going around the… Read More

2 years ago