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Lack of hardened aircraft shelters for Su-30s forced India to respond to PAF intrusion with MiG-21s first
“Owing to the bureaucratic delays, we could not develop blast pens for Su-30 MKIs near the LoC," anonymous Indian Defence source. According to The Hindu, India’s MiG-21s were the first to intercept the intruding Pakistani fighter jets because the Su-30s were deployed further behind the border due to a lack of hardened aircraft...
After having purchased Rafale and F-15QA combat planes, Qatar Buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoons
RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled on Oct. 31, 2018 as a precautionary measure against a potential incursion into UK area of interest by one or more unidentified aircraft The UK Ministry of Defence said that Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighters were scrambled on Oct. 31, 2018 to intercept Russian military aircraft which had flown near UK airspace. A spokesman said:...
Russian Su-27 fighter comes within 5 feet from U.S. Navy EP-3E over the Black Sea
The EP-3E Aries II curtailed its mission and returned to base According to USNI News on Jan. 29, 2018 a U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II surveillance aircraft was intercepted at close range by a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter over the Black Sea. In fact as first reported by the CNN the Su-27 came within 5 feet from the EP-3E. The fighter...
"Our Su-30 helped U.S. Navy P-8 aircrew to avoid an international scandal," Russian military official says
"Our pilots, in actual fact, helped their U.S. counterparts avoid an international incident that would have erupted if they had violated Russia's state border," Lt. Gen. Viktor Sevastyanov, commander of the 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Army of the Russian Southern Military District As we have recently explained the Pentagon complained that a Russian Su-30 fighter jet had carried...
U.S. official revealed the two Chinese Su-30 fighters came within 150 feet of the USAF WC-135, with one flying upside-down directly above it As reported by CNN a U.S. Air Force (USAF) WC-135 was intercepted by two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 fighters on May 17, 2017 while flying in international airspace over the East China Sea. According to the statement from Air Force Lt....
Certain Su-30MKIs with one new and one old engine were wrongly accepted by IAF and the Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance As reported by Deccan Chronicle, it has come to light that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has delivered at least 18 Su-30MKI fighters to the Indian Air Force that are fitted with second-hand engines. “It was noticed while checking the records…that...
Earlier this year Iran held negotiations with Russia over the acquisition of Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets The Russian Ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dzhagaryan, told Tehran Times that due to United Nations (UN) Resolution 2231, it will be difficult for Iran to acquire Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker fighters. Actually earlier this year Iran held negotiations with Russia over the acquisition of Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role...

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