Air International 2019-10
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Main: Military
MiG-31K Kinzals, side numbers 89 and 99, over the Dubrovichi range, each armed with an air-launched version of the Iskander air-to-ground ballistic missile.
Winner of the attack category was Kazakh Air Defence Force Su-25 02.
Two Russian Naval Aviation Su-30SMs assigned to the Baltic Fleet during an air combat demonstration at this year's MAKS air show.
Two Su-30SMs of the Russian Air Force display team, the Russkiye Vityazi based at Kubinka, during a spectacular flypast at this year's MAKS air show.
Kazakh Su-30SMs 02 and 07 take off from Ryazan during this year's Aviadarts competition. All Kazakh Air Defence Force Su-30SMs are assigned to the 604th Air Base at Aktobe in the nation's western region.
Su-35S RF-81719 makes an impressive climb after takeoff from Zhukovsky with both AL-41F-1S turbofan engines each generating 30,865 lb (137.3kN) of thrust.
Russia's Falcons display team used four Su-35S Flanker-E fighters at MAKS 2019.
Su-35S RF-81731 at Ryazan during Aviadarts 2019. The aircraft is assigned to the 23rd Fighter Aviation Regiment at Dzyomgi near Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Kh-31 air-to-surface missiles sat alongside an Su-35S Flanker-E.
Belarussian Air Force Yak-130s, side numbers 79 and 81, take off from Ryazan for a Aviadarts mission. Belarus Yak-130s are painted in a striking paint scheme comprising two shade of green and two shades of grey. The Belarus Yak-130 fleet is assigned to the 116th Guards Attack Air Base at Lida.
An A-10C leads an A-29B through chocolate mountains in the National Training Center range.
A-10C Thunderbolt II, serial number 78-0584/ID, from the 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing based at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho sits in a revetment at Nellis Air Force Base.
An A-10C pilot, clearly in a jubilant mood ahead of his mission.
Ground equipment used to transport and load munitions onto the A-10C stands ready at Nellis during Exercise Green Flag-West 19-8.
An A-29B lands on runway 03R while an A-10C takes runway 03L.
Green Flag puts young soldiers and pilots into very realistic combat-like training, so they gain a taste of what they can expect in real combat and understand the complexity of the battle for aircrews as they enter the fight.
An A-10C executes a show of force during training with American and Brazilian TACPs at Fort Irwin.
B-2 93-1086 'Spirit of Kitty Hawk’ on the boom.
F-15C Eagle 83-0039/ZZ assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron based at Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off from Eielson Air Force Base as part of a Blue air defensive counter air package.
A Nellis-based F-15C Eagle flown by the 53rd Wing carrying a multi-sensor Legion pod used for collaborative targeting in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment.
ATAC deployed four Hunter Mk58s to Eielson Air Force Base to fly as Red air fighters.
An EA-18G Growler uploads fuel from the drogue of a KC-10A Extender.
KC-10 aircrew walk to a bus after a mission from Elmendorf.
Pre-flight checks on a Kadena-based KC-135R Stratotanker at Eielson Air Force Base.
On his way to the office, a boom operator walks through a KC-135R Stratotanker prior to a Northern Edge mission from Eielson Air Force Base.
Marines conduct tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training at Fort Greely, Alaska.
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 7, conduct a notional raid on Fort Greely, Alaska using Polaris MRZR 4 vehicles.
A M142 vehicle drives out of a C-17A Globemaster III during a HIMARS raid at Fort Greely.
B-52H aircrew prepare to board their aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam for a Northern Edge 2019 mission.
People’s Liberation Army Air Force Chengdu Xian JH-7A fighter-bomber, serial number 83291, takes off from Ryazan in full afterburner from the two Xian WS-9 turbofan engines each generating 20,515lb (54.29kN).
People's Liberation Army Air Force Chengdu J-10A fighter, serial number 61599, carrying a 90mm rocket pod loaded on a pylon under each wing.
A Forca Aerea Brasileira crew chief, conducts pre-flight checks with an A-29B pilot during Green Flag-West 19-8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The Brazilians and Idaho Air National Guard's A-10C-equipped 124th Fighter Wing supported the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team's National Training Center rotation at Fort Irwin, California during the exercise.
An A-10C leads an A-29B through chocolate mountains in the National Training Center range.
Dawn mission for the crew of A-29B 5943.
A-29B Super Tucanos taxi from the revetments during Green Flag.
Heading out on an early morning mission.
An A-29B Super Tucano conducts an attack run while providing close air support at Fort Irwin.
An A-29B lands on runway 03R while an A-10C takes runway 03L.
An A-29B crew chief, helps a pilot prepare to fly a Green Flag mission.
Sunrise take-off from Nellis.
Out over the wilderness in an A-29B Super Tucano.
People's Liberation Army Air Force Xian H-6K bomber, 41171, landing at Ryazan Air Base.
An EA-18G Growler uploads fuel from the drogue of a KC-10A Extender.
Su-57 T-50-1 051 photographed in perfect light to show the pixelated camouflage scheme.
Su-57 T-50-3 currently features a pixelated silhouette of an S-70 Okhotnik unmanned combat air vehicle on its underside. The S-70 is being developed specifically for joint operations with the Su-57 as a wingman.
Su-57 T-50-5R 055 landing at Zhukovsky.
The Su-57's shadow fuselage form is clearly shown in this shot of aircraft T-50-1.
It remains unknown whether the prototype Su-57s feature low-observable coatings like those applied to the type's American fifth-generation cousins. The camouflage scheme and variety of paints seen on aircraft T-50-5R 055 suggest not.
Fitted with a Vitebsk self-defence suite, the crew of Belarussian Mi-8MTV-5 85 won the Aviadarts transport assault category.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot prepares to launch from the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 31 (VFA-31) 'Tomcatters', approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while participating in Exercise Northern Edge 2019.
Marines prepare to refuel a US Air Force C-130J Hercules from a Forward Aerial Refueling Point at Allen Army airfield.
An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II passes the Navy flight line at Elmendorf Air Force Base during Northern Edge.
The crew of People's Liberation Army Air Force Shaanxi Y-9 transport aircraft, serial number 10253, won the transport category at Aviadarts.
Marines refuel an F-35B Lightning II at Allen Army airfield during a distributed operations exercise.