22nd January 2020
  • 22nd January 2020

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI / МиГ-15УТИ

by on 7th January 2020 0
MiG-15UTI (NATO reporting name ´Midget´) two-seat advanced jet training aircraft, participating in the both flying and static displays of the XIV International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Zhukovsky, Moscow area. MiG-15 is one of the aircraft that needs no introduction. It was, presumably, the most produced jet aircraft ever, with more than 18,000 aeroplanes... Read More

Russian Aerospace Forces, not only by its name

by on 6th January 2020 0
The Russian Aerospace Forces were established on 1st August 2015, and their structure is comprised of three branches: the Air Force, the Aerospace and Missile Defence Forces and the Space Forces. Are the Russian Space Forces the real military unit, capable of performing their tasks in the outer space, or is it only a... Read More

XIV International Aviation and Space Salon – a short overview of MAKS-2019

by on 2nd January 2020 0
XIV International Aviation and Space Salon (Международный авиационно-космический салон), usually also called ´MAKS-2019´, was held at Zhukovsky International Airport / Gromov Flight Research Institute, Moscow area, between 27th August and 1st September 2019. The 14th edition of the biggest aviation event in Russia, being both the air show and trade fair, attracted more than... Read More

Rostec completed the delivery of attack helicopters for 2019

by on 29th December 2019 0
Russian Helicopters company announced that the delivery of over 20 attack helicopters to the Russian Ministry of Defence was finalized recently, and therefore the manufacturing company fully completed the state defence contract for 2019. All rotorcrafts successfully passed acceptance tests and were added to the Russian Aerospace Forces inventory. ´The companies that are the... Read More

Letter from the editor – December 2019

by on 16th December 2019 0
December… The smell of mistletoe, pine mixed with the sound of jingle bells, Christmas carols and… song-which-we-all-know-but-rather-not-mention by Wham…  This last month of the year usually makes us stop and think about the passing year – was it good, or just so-so; did we realize all our plans or not? Here, at Afterburner –... Read More

Fouga CM-170R Magister

by on 26th November 2019 0
Fouga CM-170R Magister, D-IFCC (Quax Flieger) – a photo taken in June, during the spotter day in Nordholz air base (Fliegerhorst Nordholz), organized in addition to the Tag der Bundeswehr 2019 annual open doors event of the German armed forces. Developed in the early 1950s, as the replacement of piston-powered trainers in the French... Read More

´Centre-2019´ – Russia hosted the joint multinational exercise of SCO countries

by on 13th November 2019 0
Between 16th and 21st September, at several locations in Russia and other SCO countries, the multinational Strategic Command and Staff Exercise ´Centre-2019´ (Центр-2019) was held. All eight member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation were participating, deploying almost 130,000 of military personnel, 20,000 vehicles and 600 aircraft. The main part of the exercise was... Read More

Another edition of ´BARS´ joint tactical exercise successfully completed

by on 3rd November 2019 0
Another edition of joint Serbian – Russian air force tactical exercise, codenamed ´BARS´ was held between 30th October and 2nd November 2019, at ´Privolzhskiy´ air base near Astrakhan. The exercise was performed with the participation of MiG-29 fighter aircraft and Mi-8AMTSh helicopters from air force and army aviation of both countries. The fifth edition... Read More
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