China is Testing a New Long-Range, Air-to-Air Missile that could Thwart U.S. Plans for Air Warfare

VLRAAM The VLRAAM is one of the world’s largest air to air missiles. Its other advanced features include an AESA radar, a infrared/electro-optical seeker (under the yellow-orange cover on the forward section above the nosecone), and satellite navigation midcourse correction.

 

The hypersonic missile reaches [sic] can take down aircraft from 200 miles

In November 2016, a Chinese J-16 strike fighter test-fired a gigantic hypersonic missile, successfully destroying the target drone at a very long range.

Looking at takeoff photos, we estimate the missile is about 28 percent of the length of the J-16, which measures 22 meters (about 72 feet). The puts the missile at about 19 feet, and roughly 13 inches in diameter. The missile appears to have four tailfins. Reports are that the size would put into the category of a very long range air to air missile (VLRAAM) with ranges exceeding 300 km (roughly 186 miles), likely max out between 250 and 310 miles. (As a point of comparison, the smaller 13.8-foot, 15-inch-diameter Russian R-37 missile has a 249-mile range). Continue reading

Russia deploys frontline fighter jets to Syria amid Turkish tension

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A Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35S (Wikimedia Commons) **FILE**

 

“Starting from last week, super-maneuverable Su-35S fighter jets started performing combat missions at Khmeimim airbase,” Maj. Gen. Konashenkov told the Russian state news agency, TASS.

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REVEALED: Russia’s deadliest next-generation weapons that change modern warfare forever

The Kremlin has shrugged off its reputation as a Cold War foe with investment in a frightening array of next generation fighter jets, tanks and radar systems.

Here we detail some of the advanced technology Moscow hopes will give it the upper hand in the war on ISIS.

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Russia Might Be Working on New ‘F-35 Killer’ Drone

At this year’s MAKS airshow, which took place in August near Moscow, Drew talked to the first deputy chief executive officer of the electronic systems producer KRET, Vladimir Mikheev, about a drone model on display at the event. Mikheyev revealed that there was more to the miniature than would meet the eye.

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