SU-34 landing at Latakia airbase in slow-motion video. Russian Air Force has launched more than 1,200 sorties over last month in Syria against ISIS.
— Murad Gazdiev (@MuradoRT) October 30, 2015
Northrop Grumman’s X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrates how to successfully takeoff and land from the deck of a moving aircraft carrier, 14 May 2013, launched from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier.
— Murad Gazdiev (@MuradoRT) October 26, 2015
Maybe you already heard that two Su-27s Flankers were sold to American company “Pride Aircraft Inc“, acquired from Ukraine. Both are UB variants, demilitarized, 100% overhauled, better to say `zero-time`, and both were registered as civilian jets. So, they were like new from factory, but without weapon systems,no IRST,…etc.
Software , navigation equipment were changed to western technology. All cockpit markings were relabeled in English. The aircraft have full IFR U.S. instrumentation and avionics, but retain every bit of character, pedigree, and performance they had in foreign military service. Marks of the jets are 31 and 32, but civilian licence registers are N131SU and N132SU.
By information we found, they were sold to Pride Aircraft around 2009 from Ukraine. Pride Aircraft Inc had plans to do some high-altitude research, but company Pride Aircraft went bust and project was terminated. Both aircraft are sold, and price was about $5 million per jet. Customer unknown yet. Here are some photos and videos with both Flankers:
First flight of the N131SU video