Ukraine Scrambles Su-27

Russian fighter jets allegedly twice violated Ukraine’s air space over the Black Sea during the night, Interfax news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Monday.

It said Ukraine’s air force had scrambled a Sukhoi SU-27 interceptor aircraft and prevented any “provocative actions” but gave no further details.

Photo: Armed Ukranian Su-27

A photograph taken on March 1, 2014 shows Ukranian “Blue 45” in flight armed with a full complement of ten air-to-air missiles (R-27 Vympel and R-73 Vympel). The aircraft is believed to be based at Mirgorod. The aircraft wears Ukraine’s “digital flanker” camouflage scheme.

Armed Ukranian Su-27


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Dzemgi Receives Twelve Su-35

RIA Novosti reports the delivery of twelve Sukhoi Su-35S multi-role fighter aircraft, bringing the number of delivered aircraft to 34. The remaining fourteen aircraft, of the 48 ordered by the Russian Air Force, are scheduled for delivery in 2015. The twelve Su-35S will be posted to Dzemgi in the far-eastern Khabarovsk region of Russia, most likely being assigned to the 23rd Fighter Aviation Regiment (23 IAP). Dzemgi has been reported as the factory airfield of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO).

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 Satellite imagery of Dzemgi Air Base

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Dzemgi Su-27’s

Belarus to Modernize Su-27 Aircraft

Minsk—Belarus will repair and upgrade its Su-27 aircraft which have been decommissioned, Chairman of the State Military-Industrial Committee Sergei Hurulev said here Friday.

On the suggestion of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the defence ministry has decided to upgrade the decommissioned Su- 27 with the subsequent extension of their service life, Xinhua reported. Continue reading Belarus to Modernize Su-27 Aircraft

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