Air International 2014-01
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There is no successor to either the Tu-22M3 Backfire or the MiG-31 Foxhound.
A tender for the preliminary design of the PSSh attack aircraft has been won by Sukhoi with an upgrade of its two-seat Su-25UBM Frogfoot.
Russia's combat aircraft fleet will be bolstered with more Su-30SM Flankers that are expected to enter service by 2021.
The Su-35S Flanker-E will enter Russian Air Force service between 2014 and 2020.
There is no successor to either the Tu-22M3 Backfire or the MiG-31 Foxhound.
Only upgraded versions of the Tu-95 Bear will remain in RuAF service after 2021.
Russia's remain­ing fleet of Tu-160M Blackjack bombers will be upgraded by 2020.
Yak-130 Mittens are already in Russian Air Force service at Lipetsk and Borisoglebsk.
The Il-76MD Candid will remain the mainstay of Russia's transport aviation for many years to come.
Concept work to develop new bombers to replace Russian Air Force Tu-95MSM Bears and Tu-160M Blackjacks is in progress.
Only upgraded versions of the Tu-95 Bear will remain in RuAF service after 2021.
Russia's fleet of Mi-28N Havoc attack helicopters will be upgraded by 2020.
The Su-34 Fullback fighter-bomber is already in service with the RuAF and more are on order for delivery between 2014 and 2021.
Ministre de la Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian attended the delivery ceremony of the first Armee de l’Air A400M Atlas, 0007/F-RBAA, at BA123 Orleans on September 30, 2013.
Jean-Yves Le Drian names the first French A400M Ville d'Orleans.
The first A400M Atlas for the Armee de I’Air, 0007, during a test flight from Seville-San Pablo Airport.
The Centre d'Experiences Aeriennes Militaires is the lead unit for the new airlifter's service introduction.
The A400M is equipped with a glass cockpit.
The MiG-35D Fulcrum-F is one of three fourth-generation fighter aircraft that will enter Russian Air Force service between 2014 and 2021.
A mock-up of the KC-390's cockpit layout.
Sixty Sukhoi T-50 PAK FAs should be in service with the RuAF by 2020.
MQ-8C Fire Scout BuNo 168455/’VX’ takes off from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu on the type’s maiden flight, when it reached an altitude of 500 feet.
MQ-8C BuNo 168455/VX’ (c/n EMD-1) parked on the flight line at Point Mugu.
MQ-8C will undertake its maiden ship embarkation aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dunham (DDG-109) at the end of next summer.
The MQ-8C is capable of a variety of missions including vertical replenishment.
Fire Scout performs its ISR tasking over land and sea.
An MQ-8C is required to remain on station at 150 nautical miles from the ship for eight hours.
Mounted on the forward fuselage of the MQ-8C, FLIR Systems BRITE Star II Multi-Sensor Targeting Imager is the baseline payload for the new Fire Scout.
UAVs remain a low-priority asset for the RuAF.
Bell's V-280 Valor is one of two contenders on the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstrator programme.
F-35A 07-0744/‘ED’ is marked with the number plate of the 461 st Flight Test Squadron on its tail fins. The aircraft is seen over one of the Edwards AFB ranges during a test flight.
F-35B test aircraft BF-01 takes off from the deck of the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on August 15, 2013.
Production standard US Marine Corps F-35B BuNo 168313/‘VK13', currently as­signed to the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB, releases a GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb from the internal weapons bay against a fixed target located in a test range on October 29, 2013.
F-35B test aircraft BF-01 is cleared for short take-off from the deck of the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on August 20, 2013. BF-01 and its sister BF-05 deployed aboard the Wasp for the second phase of ship suitability sea trials, also known as developmental test phase two (DT-II).
F-35B test aircraft BF-01 comes in for a vertical landing aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on August 19, 2013 during DT-II. The second phase of ship suitability sea trials expanded the F-35B's operational envelope around the ship in short take-off/vertical landing mode.
The first F-35C production aircraft BuNo 168733/'NJ101 ’ at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, with its wings folded.
The US Navy welcomed its first F-35C production aircraft BuNo 168733/‘NJ101 ’ at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on June 24, 2013. The aircraft is being used for F-35 pilot and maintainer training.