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Russian hockey team perish in plane crash

RIA NovostiYak-42 plane crash. The cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder of the ill-fated plane are yet to be recovered.Poor quality fuel possible cause of Yak-42 crash – aviation source

02:15 08/09/2011 Poor quality of aviation fuel could be one of possible reasons for why the Yak-42 plane crashed in Central Russia on Wednesday, killing more than 40 people.>>

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FIGHTERJETS compared: Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA vs F-22 RAPTOR

First of all, here is a video on the first T-50′s public display (Moscow – MAKS 2011, August 17, 2011):

The Lockheed Martin/BIDS F-22 Raptor, and the brand new Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA are the current leading-edge 5th generation fighter aircraft. Lots of people would like to assess the capabilities of the two fighterjets. However, no aircraft can be compared regarding its specifications only as fighter aircraft are designed within a wider system – radars; weapon systems; training; and sharing information through data links.

All we know is that the F-22, and the PAK FA are equipped with excellent AESA radars. Though still secret, the Raptor’s stealth is deemed to feature a record-breaking RCS (Radar Cross Section). The T-50, which is to be fielded within the Indian and Rusian air forces, might be equipped with anti-AWACS missiles. The Chinese Chengdu J-20 has not disclosed much information so far, but it will be interesting to this new 5th-gen fighter with the two other aircraft.

Click on the infographics below to read some elementary specifications about the American, and the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft:

F-22 Raptor specifications

F-22 Raptor specifications - Infographic © www.af.mil

Russian T-50 PAK FA 5th generation fighter aircraftT-50 PAK FA fifth-generation fighterThe T-50 fifth-generation fighter

13:28 19/02/2010 The T-50′s specifications and performance compared to the Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor>>

 

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Experienced Russian Air Force Pilot to be Tried

RIA NovostiSukhoi Su-27 fighter jetRussian pilot faces trial over damage to Su-27 fighter jet

19:21 09/08/2011 An experienced Russian military pilot will be tried in Russia’s Far East on charges of negligence that led to 2.4 million rubles ($81,000) in damages to an Su-27SM fighter jet, investigators said on Tuesday.>>

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Mil V-12 or Mi-12 Homer – LARGEST HELICOPTER EVER

The Mil V-12 was the largest helicopter ever built (37-meter long!). It performed its first flight in 1968, and outperformed all the other helicopters in the world. Thanks to its twin rotor, it could lift up to 44 tons as early as 1969. It never entered service as this prodigious prototype remained at the project stage, and for uncleared reasons, its production was cancelled.

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Pilots landing in Russia – 30 of them blinded by laser pens!

RIA NovostiCommercial aircraft landingPilot laser pen blinding on increase in Russia – watchdog

12:48 08/06/2011 Russian air transport regulator Rosaviatsiya noted on Wednesday an increase in cases of pilots being blinded by laser pens during landing at Russian airports, with 30 such incidents registered this year.>>

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RUSSIA to supply NATO Mil helicopters spare parts

Note that the American military and the Russian Rosoboronexport have previously sealed a contract for the supply of twenty-one Mi-17V5 multipurpose helicopters to Afghanistan. Here is the new agreement that should be signed as well:

RIA NovostiMil helicopter flyingRussia, NATO to set up trust fund for Mil helicopter maintenance

22:00 31/05/2011 Russia and NATO will sign an agreement on setting up a trust fund for maintenance of Mi helicopters in Europe by yearend, a deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Tuesday.>>

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