Russian air force
Ukrainian troops downed another Russian Su-34 bomber aircraft on 29 January, bringing the total of destroyed Russian fixed-wing assets to 332, Ukraine's General Staff says.
A Russian IL-76 military cargo plane crashed in Belgorod Oblast, with Russia's Defense Ministry claiming it carried 65 Ukrainian POWs.
The downing of Russia's A-50 radar and command aircraft on 14 January resulted in the loss of an air force colonel and junior officers who were on board, per Ukraine's Air Force spokesman.
ISW: Russian air operations drop over Azov Sea after Ukraine strikes hit radar plane, command aircraft￼
Russian tactical aviation presence over the Sea of Azov has reportedly dropped to unprecedented low levels after Ukrainian strikes eliminated an A-50 radar plane and damaged an Il-22 aircraft, degrading Russian air capabilities, ISW says.
Late on 14 January, Ukrainian forces hit Russia's valuable A-50 early warning and control aircraft and IL-22 airborne control center. This may be the Russian Air Force's most devastating loss since the start of the all-out war.
Russia's military aircraft accidentally discharging aerial bombs over Russian and Ukrainian villages in three incidents since April 2023 reflects systemic inadequacies like poor training, crew fatigue, and unsafe tactical execution, per UK intelligence.
Russia's MoD claims to have repelled a massive UAV attack from Ukraine, allegedly intercepting and destroying 33 suicide drones. Local sources say one of the attack's main targets was a bomber air base near Rostov's Morozovsk.
Ukrainian border guards operating near Donetsk Oblast's Avdiivka have reportedly shot down a Russian combat aircraft, a Su-25 attack jet as per initial reports, using a MANPAD system.
Intel source: Ukraine UAV force-landed in Russia’s Khalino explodes during inspection, killing and injuring air force officers
As Russian aviation officers inspected a force-landed Ukrainian explosive drone at Khalino airfield near Russia's Kursk on 24 September, its charge detonated, causing numerous casualties among the leadership regiment's leadership, according to a Ukrainian intelligence source.
Only one Russian fighter jet, SU-25, currently stays in Belarus after Russia withdrew all aviation of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation. The Russian aviation group in Belarus ceased to exist.
Russia's Aerospace Forces are under pressure to fortify air defenses in response to escalating Ukrainian threats that have reached deep within the country's borders.
British intel: Russian Air Force resourceful but ineffective in supporting land operations in Ukraine
According to the British Defense Ministry's intelligence, the Russian Air Force's support for its land operations in Ukraine remains without a conclusive operational impact.
Russian air sorties rise in southern Ukraine amid increased Ukrainian offensive operations – UK intel
In its latest intelligence update, the UK Defense Ministry says Russian tactical combat air sorties have risen in…
The UK Ministry of Defense discloses Russia’s plans to establish an “elite” attack aviation group consisting of fighter-bombers…
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Having used almost all stock of strategic cruise missiles against the Ukrainian power grid, Russians started using older…
No attack on Kyiv by “hundreds of Russian aircraft” on invasion anniversary – Ukraine Air Force spox
The Ukrainian Air Force reports that Russia will not launch a mass attack against Ukraine on the anniversary…
In its February 16 intelligence update, the British Defense Ministry says that sortie rates of Russian military aircraft…
Since at least June 2022, Russian Aerospace Forces have almost certainly used Su-57 FELON to conduct missions against…
Russia’s MiG-31K aircraft knocked out of action after catching fire in Belarus – Belarusian OSINT group
An engine of one of Russia’s four Mikoyan MiG-31K aircraft stationed on the Machulichy airfield in Belarus caught…