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  • BlackArcher
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    Originally posted by TR1 View Post
    Yes, I agree, nothing is certain. Especially since even newer batch of 16(or is it 18) 9.19s were delivered just a few years back, and there is no talk of dumping them, so selling off barely decade old ex-Algerians would not achieve any fleet streamlining.

    However IIRC ever since being replaced @ Kursk, the SMTs were grounded and awaiting overhaul, so theory is they are waiting on Indians to decide.
    Are the MiG-29SMTs that were replaced by Su-30s at Kursk the same as those that were taken back from Algeria and put into VKS service? So the theory on Russian forums is that the 21 MiG-29s will not be old airframes that were never fully assembled and put into storage, but rather these 16 or 18 SMTs that will be possibly purchased?

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  • Sterne82
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    Originally posted by TR1 View Post
    I see you got a kick out of the "Su-57" is cancelled rage that was sweeping Western media sources too lol.
    Not really a kick, but I like to put things straight. And sometimes I got fed up reading the same baseless BS again and again.

    Like with the Kuzya and all the rumoured "Major russian failures" which aren't; not saying russians don't make mystakes, they do like the rest of the world (and sometimes these are funny to watch mystakes) but if I had a penny each and everytime someone wrote "they can't afford this aircraft and that MBT" I'll be wealthy enough to buy Greenland by now ;-)

    But, everyone is entitled to his own opinion.

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  • TR1
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    Originally posted by Sterne82 View Post

    Yes I am, old pseudo from long time ago and don't wanna create a new account. Not posting here often as English is not my mother tongue ;-)

    I know -SMT from Kursk being replaced by brand new Su-30SM but it doesn't mean (not saying it won't happen, BTW) that these ones are leaving VKS for good. Anyway, they're a few Vanilla MiG-29 still needing to be replaced in the VKS... -SMT can be a stopgap measure before a definitive leave.

    21 almost/near completed frames still standing in Lukhovitsy is not so shocking: MiG-29 production was in full swing when USSR disappeared. When you see how big MiG factory is and the annual output they had, the amount of unfinished planes is not so surprising.

    #My2Cent
    Ah I see. I peruse your blog sometimes, your English is fine .
    I see you got a kick out of the "Su-57" is cancelled rage that was sweeping Western media sources too lol.

    Yes, I agree, nothing is certain. Especially since even newer batch of 16(or is it 18) 9.19s were delivered just a few years back, and there is no talk of dumping them, so selling off barely decade old ex-Algerians would not achieve any fleet streamlining.

    However IIRC ever since being replaced @ Kursk, the SMTs were grounded and awaiting overhaul, so theory is they are waiting on Indians to decide.

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  • halloweene
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    Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post



    You'd have to be seriously drunk to even want to fly a Tuc inside triple digit SAM range in anger.

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    talking from experience?

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  • TomcatViP
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    Finland:

    Finlands Air Force chief tackles recruiting challenges and its quest for a future fighter

    Source:
    https://www.defensenews.com

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    Trump OKs F-16 sale to Taiwan amid China tensions

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  • Gerard
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    Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
    Just doing a Thunderbird move.

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  • TomcatViP
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    The No. 3 jet made momentary contact with the underside of No. 1′s outer wing during the Diamond 360 maneuver, a Navy spokeswoman told the News Journal.

    Only a minimal scratch was found, according to the News Journal.
    Blue Angels make contact midair

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  • TomcatViP
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    You'd have to be seriously drunk to even want to fly a Tuc inside triple digit SAM range in anger.

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    Last edited by TomcatViP; 15th August 2019, 15:16.

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  • pilatus
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    The A-10's future has been in doubt in recent years, but the new wings will keep the Thunderbolt in action for two decades.

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  • pilatus
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    Ukrainian military personnel led by Colonel General Serhii Drozdov, commander of the country's air force, were in Brazil last week to meet Embraer's Super Tucano attack aircraft, the website Infodefensa reported. Also according to the

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  • BlackArcher
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    Ukraine launches Su-24 and Il-76 MRO/Update program

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  • BlackArcher
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    Russia relaunches production of engine cores for MiG-31

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  • BlackArcher
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    Upgraded JH-7AII fighter bomber in service with PLAAF

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  • BlackArcher
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    UK seeks flexible approach to Tempest aircraft partnerships

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  • BlackArcher
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    Update- F-35 fleet struggles with low readiness as key deadline approaches

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  • Levsha
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    Another Indian Air Force Flanker bites the dust...

    An Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed Thursday night in Assam. The air force jet that crashed was a Sukhoi Su-30. The Su-30 MKI fighter jet was on a routine training mission when it crashed in the paddy field in the Milanpur area and burst into flames at around 8:30 pm.

    The two pilots flying the fighter safely ejected from the jet and were rescued. One of the pilots suffered injury in his leg, defence spokesperson Lt Col Harsh Wardhan Pande said.

    A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the crash, the Indian Air Force said.
    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/stor...876-2019-08-08

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  • Levsha
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    Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-4E crashed into the sea last week.

    The Iranian fighter jet crashed after a technical malfunction. Both pilots ejected safely.

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/227895

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  • XB-70
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    A twenty seven minute podcast on countering hypersonic weapons from Aviationweek.

    https://aviationweek.com/defense/pod...ng-hypersonics

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  • djcross
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    Italian Cops Raid Neo-Fascists And Find Air-To-Air Missile That France Had Sold To Qatar

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