Exercise Indra Dhanush 2007 photos

Exercise Indra Dhanush 2007 came to an end on July 12/07, reaching its crescendo with a 6 vs. 6 aerial combat involving 4 Indian Su-30 MKIs, 4 British F3 Tornado air defence variants, 2 British Typhoons, and 2 of the Royal Navy’s GR9 Harriers. An Indian IL-78 MKI aerial tanker and a British E-3D Sentry AWACS aircraft were also in the air. No details were released regarding the results, but we’re sure they made for very interesting debriefs.

Here are some photos from excercise , hope very interesting for you:

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon and IAF Su-30MKI

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon and IAF Su-30MKI

As part of Exercise Indradhanush 2007, IAF Sukhoi-30 MKI and RAF Eurofighter_07

RAFs Eurofighter Typhoon, Tornado and IAF Su-30MKI

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon and IAF Su-30MKI

RAF Tornado F3 and IAF Su-30MKI

RAFs Eurofighter Typhoon, Tornado F3 and IAF Su-30MKI

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon and IAF Su-30MKI

RAFs Eurofighter Typhoon, Tornado F3 and IAF Su-30MKI

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon and IAF Su-30MKI

source: defenseindustrydaily.com


Russian base in Belarus 2016.

Russia will establish airbase in Babruysk, eastern Belarus, in 2016. and transfer there Su-27 jets, said Commander of the Russian AF (Colonel General Bondarev) in October 2014.:

“The airbase of the Russian and Belarusian Air Force will be created in 2016. Su-27 fighter jets will be based there”

Sukhoi`s will be stationed at military airfield, which need recovery, so reconstruction is expected there.


Previously, starting this year Russia, decided to transfer 24 jets Sukhoi Su-27SM3 to Belarus airbase Baranovichi, to provide inviolability of the airspace of the Union State of Russia and Belarus.

Later this year, Russian defence minister, Sergey Shoigu said : “Next year we will deploy 12 combat aircraft Su-27 and two training aircraft Su-27 in addition to a fleet of four Mi-8 helicopters at the airfield in Babruysk. It is support aviation”. Russia will also send four sets of S-300 complexes to the Belarus Army.


Later, due to the situation in Ukraine and the NATO activities, Minsk offered to receive Russian planes to its territory. As a result, 6 Russian fighter planes Su-27 and three military transport planes have flown to the airfield Babruysk.



Dassault Rafale & Su-30MKI / Garuda V

Starting June 2014. “Garuda V“, Indo-French air exercise, held at Jodhpur airbase (India), where fighters from both countries took part of training, Dassault Rafale and Su-30MKI, same classes or 4+ generation fighters.

At least 2 French pilots have done sorties Su-30 MKI  and MiG-27s as well. IAF pilots have been taking spins in the 4 Rafales at Jodhpur as well. Good for everybody for trading or better to say sharing experience to each other.

One nice photo from there:


Su-27SM2 and Su-30M2 flying to Crimea/Belbek

Based on ITAR TASS news agency, Russia send jets as replenishing to Crimea. Ten fighters Su-27SM and four Su-30M2 landed on Belbek (Crimea) on Wednesday. These 14 jets will make total number of 24 jets at Belbek + six training combat jets. First training flights are planned for 1st December. The 62nd air regiment of fighter jets, which is incorporated in the 27th combined air squadron, is based at the Belbek air base.




Hellenic Air Force buying Su-35 ?

Story about Greece is buying Su-35 is again in the air. Based on story from defencenet.gr, its again actual. For years, this is rolling story.

Rosoboronexport (Russian export/import weapons agency) sees Greece as a potential new owner of this 4++ generation bird. Story is about Russia will sell 40 jets to HAF.


Turkey will receive F-35 in next years, so, HAF need to refresh their fleet. Price is very cheaper than western fighters, but nothing will change in avionics and armament than original Su-35.

Not sure how this will go, because whole Hellenic AF is absolutely sided to western technology and armament, and also one very important point is, Greece is NATO country. How will react Nato officials on this…not sure.

Hellenic army already bought equipment from Russia in past, Navy hovercrafts ZUBR class LCAC, but it wasnt strategic important like buying Su-35 jets. Hellenic army already meet Russian SAM systems S-300, TOR, GOA, but some of these systems were adopted from Cyprus after conflict on Island with Turks. On the other side, is there a Russian wish to sell 4++ jets to one Nato country so western technology can see whats inside in modern Su-35 jets? Those are not small questions…Russians are very positive about this, but nothing official from Greek side about this. Is this just story or true, we need to wait and see.

(source: defencenet.gr)


India`s back in the air their Su-30 MKI fleet

Su-30 MKI of IAF will fly again soon, after crash of Su-30MKI near Pune on 14.October.
Investigation showed that accident near Pune appeared to be automatic firing of the seats.
17India Air Force chief said that jets will be back within next weeks. This was longest period of suspending Su-30 MKI jets, since 2009. 
A team of 10 experts from Russia is currently in Pune, the Su-30 MKI base, probing the crash that took place on October 14 with both the pilot seats ejecting without any command during landing.
The pilots were safe but the aircraft crashed about 20km short of the runway.
This was the fifth accident involving a Su-30 MKI since 2009. and the fleet has at least been grounded twice earlier.


Russia possible supply China Su-35

“During the talks, we informed the Chinese side that we can supply a standard version of the Su-35 jet fighters, which has been completed and tested, and received Russian Air Force’s certificate,” said Russian official at the Zhuhai Air Show.

“Only flight tests of all types of missiles used by the Su-35 jet fighter require 1,000 flying hours. We can’t do this,” he said.

“The other thing is that the jet fighters are supplied to the Chinese party, the Sukhoi company will be ready to conduct the additional design and experimental work, complete software and introduce writing in aircraft equipment in Chinese,” the official said.


But on the other side, “Jane`s“ wrote that Russia and China still at odds over Su-35 sale. Final contract agreement has been hampered by the two sides’ refusal to compromise on certain key negotiating positions.

China has been trying to acquire the aircraft – along with its Saturn 117S jet engine – for more than four years now.

One of the earliest points of contention in this process was Russian insistence on a minimum buy of 48 aircraft: a position that has since softened to a procurement of just 24 units. (source:Jane`s)


China is also interested to buy missiles from Russia for their jets. Problem was, or better to say, problem is still actual  – Ukraine conflict:

“Earlier, Ukraine supplied the R-27 air-to-air missiles. Enterprises of the Tactical Missiles Corporation manufactured 80% of components. Now we are fully meeting the needs of China,” Obnosov said. “For us supplies to Ukraine can be an additional source of revenue. That is why if the Ukrainian side makes a decision to continue exports to third countries with our components, probably, we will supply our components to them,” Obnosov said.

Su-27 China Air Force and missile R-27

Su-27 China Air Force and missile R-27




China Air Show 2014.

China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition 2014 (Airshow China 2014) took place from 11.November till 16.November 2014. This show is happening every even year, very successful, starting 1996., in city Zhuhai, southern coast of Guangdong province in China .

This is the only international aerospace trade show in China. China central government endorsed this happening .

China has signed more than 300 trade deals worth a record $23.4 billion during its air show in the southern port city of Zhuhai, organizers said today.

Pakistan officials said that many countries showed interest for their JF-17 jet.


Pakistan JF-17 Thunder


China displayed their J-31 stealth jet fighter, besides some of its new advanced fighter jets.

J-31 new stealth fighter

J-31 new stealth fighter


700+ companies from aviation an aerospace were there from 41 countries around the world. More than 410.000 people visited show for 6 days, organizer said.

More than 130 different types of aircrafts were displayed. One event was originally on show, stunt flying was performed by female fighter pilot China Air Force on J-10 fighter.

Famous Russian Knights acrobatic group, and Sukhoi Su-35BM had performance, fantastic as always.

More than 130 various aircrafts were displayed at the air show in China and stunt flying was performed by female fighter pilots from the China Air Force with J-10 fighters.

The next China Air Show is scheduled from 1st November to 6th November 2016.

Photos: Marina Lystseva




Russia claims this satellite image shows moment flight MH17 was shot down by fighter jet

‘Experts’ claim the pictures prove the passenger plane was targeted by a Ukrainian warplane and not a surface-to-air missile operate by rebels as previously believed



These sensational new pictures allegedly show Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 being shot down by a fighter jet.

The photographs were broadcast tonight by Russian state media as evidence the passenger plane was shot down in July by a Ukrainian warplane and not a ground to air missile as previously believed.

It was claimed that the images were produced by a British or US satellite.

The “leaked” pictures show a missile streaking towards the MH17 flight which was downed, killing all 298 people on board, it was claimed.

TV presenter Mikhail Leontiev claimed the mysterious source who provided the images concluded they showed “how a Mig-29 fighter plane destroys the Boeing passenger plane”.

The West has repeatedly suggested the plane was shot down by pro-Moscow rebels using a Russian-made BUK missile system.

Russia has argued an unidentified plane was in vicinity at the time of the crash, and that Ukraine and the West have hushed up this fact.

The Kremlin-owned channel’s presenter said: “Today we have all grounds to suppose that a State crime was committed by those who deliberately destroyed the plane. And by those who are cynically hiding it, having the full information.”

The extraordinary broadcast came ahead of Western leaders including David Cameron confronting Vladimir Putin over the crash at a summit in Australia.

Channel One claimed: “We have at our disposal a sensational shot, supposedly made by foreign satellite spy during the final seconds of MH17 above Ukraine.”

The reported disputed a BUK missile as the cause of the tragedy.

“To cut it short, it looks like there was no BUK and no launch from the ground. There were dozens professional and thousands of amateur witnesses, and no-one registered it,” claimed Leontiev.

Ivan Adrievskiy,  vice president of Russian Engineers Union, said: “We see a photograph taken from space  from a low orbit. Usually such images are taken for the sake of general reconnaissance of the air and the ground.

“The coordinates of the photograph mean we can suppose that the image was taken by an American or British satellite.

“We have studied this picture in detail and did not find any sign proving it to be fake.”

An “expert” called George Bilt was cited as saying the Boeing was shot out of the sky in “a classic fighter jet attack from the rear”.

source: Mirror.co.uk

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