The loss of all aboard a Metrojet Airbus A321 over the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday was bizarre from the beginning, as any aircraft lost suddenly at cruising altitude would be. Yet maybe the most puzzling thing has been the haphazard Russian-Egyptian-Metrojet investigation into the crash thus far. With so many…
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed into eastern Ukraine more than a year ago. From the very beginning, it was fairly obvious that it was shot down by some sort of ground-launched missile, and it was likely a Russian-supplied type known as an SA-11“Buk.” The Dutch Safety Board, which was investigating the incident,…
A state-owned Russian engineering company has developed, and is now testing, a new kind of super-high-frequency gun that is said to be capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles from over six miles away.
As Victory Day celebrations swept across Russia yesterday, in the city of Chita a SA-11 “Buk” surface-to-air missile system caught fire while parading through the city’s streets. Not exactly an ideal scenario in a tight urban area surrounded by other vehicles, people, and uh... possibly live missiles.
More than four months after a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, recovery of the aircraft has been completed. The mangled aircraft pieces were loaded onto rail cars and shipped, under supervision of Dutch investigators and security officials.
The soft war between what were once two supreme members of the Soviet Union continues to simmer, and along with it some interesting and extremely dated technology is being brought to the fight, as is the case with this video depicting a TU-143 'Reys' short-range reconnaissance drone in pro-Russian rebels' hands.
Last week's downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the disputed territory of Eastern Ukraine has set off worldwide outcries against the conflict, and calls to better defend commercial airlines from missile attack. But is it even possible to defend civilian jets against military-grade weapons?
Two Ukrainian Su-25 attack jets were reportedly shot down over a rebel-controlled area in Eastern Ukraine early today, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The jets were returning from a mission near the town of Dmytrivka when they were struck by anti-aircraft missiles.
The only thing we know for sure is that somebody pressed a button. Here's what Russia, Ukraine and America are saying about the radar-guided surface to air missiles that killed 298 civilians. Someone is lying.
A video has surfaced that supposedly shows an SA-11 “Buk” SAM system being flat-bedded out of Eastern Ukraine and into Russia. Regardless of its destination, what’s interesting is that two of its missiles are missing.
At a Pentagon briefing held just moments ago about the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, Rear Admiral John Kirby said the U.S. believes Russia continues to support pro-Russian separatists with military equipment and financial support, and allows them to enter Ukraine freely.
Many people are asking: What was an airliner doing flying over a war zone? This is a valid question considering that many aircraft have been shot down over Ukraine recently and it was known that pro-Russian forces had recently seized advanced SAMs. Technically, MH17 was flying where it was supposed to, which indicates…
From Foxtrot Alpha: It seems clear that the Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile defense regiment A-1402 was overran and looted by pro-Russian forces on June 29th. This unit operated the SA-11/17 "Buk" medium-range mobile air defense system, an advanced decedent of the SA-6, that is thought to have been used in the MH17…
It seems clear that the Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile defense regiment A-1402 was overran and looted by pro-Russian forces on June 29th. This unit operated the SA-11/17 "Buk" medium-range mobile air defense system, an advanced cousin of the SA-6, that is thought to have been used in the MH17 attack.
In horrific news, Malaysia Air flight 17, a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed after being shot down. People are suggesting it could have been shot down either by Russia's built-up air defense apparatus along its border with Ukraine or by pro-Russian separatists with a mobile radar-guided SAM…