A report on NATO reporting name

NATO reporting names are code names for military equipment from Russia, China, and historically, the Eastern Bloc (Soviet Union and other nations of the Warsaw Pact).

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Tupolev Tu-160 Aleksandr Novikov in flight over Russia, May 2014

Tupolev Tu-160

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Tupolev Tu-160 Aleksandr Novikov in flight over Russia, May 2014
Tupolev Tu-160 Aleksandr Novikov in flight over Russia, May 2014
Tu-160 in flight
Cockpit view of a Tu-160
Blended wing profile
Tupolev Tu-160 at the 2013 Moscow Victory Day Parade
Tu-160 with Burlak launch vehicle
A Tupolev Tu-160 with Soviet officers in front, September 1989
Russian President Vladimir Putin inside the cabin of a Tu-160 in August 2005
A Tu-160 is intercepted by an RAF Tornado F3 in March 2010
Tu-160 Vasily Reshetnikov at the Engels-2 air base
A Tu-160 launching a Kh-101 cruise missile at targets in Syria, November 2015
Ukrainian Air Force Tupolev Tu-160, 1997
Orthographic projection of the Tupolev Tu-160

The Tupolev Tu-160 (Туполев Ту-160 Белый лебедь; NATO reporting name: Blackjack) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union in the 1970s.

A Polish Air Force MiG-29A

Mikoyan MiG-29

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A Polish Air Force MiG-29A
A Soviet Air Forces MiG-29 parked after a display flight at the Abbotsford Air Show, 1989
A Russian Air Force MiG-29UB trainer
MiG-29UB of the Swifts aerobatic team
RD-33 on display at the Luftwaffenmuseum of the Bundeswehr
A Bangladesh Air Force MiG-29B inflight with its Klimov RD-33 turbofan engines on full afterburner
MiG-29 cockpit, 1995
MiG-29 nose showing radome and S-31E2 KOLS IRST
MiG-29UB on display, showing gunport
Bangladesh Air Force MiG-29B during Breaking Formation, showing its full underbelly. Note the six underwing pylons carrying R-27, R-73 Air-to-air missiles. The centerline fuel tank is seen with an APU exhaust duct.
The sketch of the MiG-29 performing the super maneuver, the Pugachev's Cobra.
MiG-29SMT at the 2011 MAKS
A Ukrainian MiG-29 in 2018
MiG-29 of the Indian Air Force at Aero India 2009
An Indian Air Force MiG-29UPG
Indian Air Force MiG-29UPG patrolling the Himalayas
MiG-29K landing on INS Vikramaditya
MiG-29 of the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence
A digital representation of a MiG-29B in service with the Air Force of Serbia and Montenegro during Operation Allied Force in 1999.
A German Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29SE of the Peruvian Air Force
A Polish Air Force MiG-29 with a USAF F-16.
Sudanese Air Force MiG-29SE
A MiG-29AS of the Slovak Air Force
A squadron of Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 "Fulcrum-A"
Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29UB
German Air Force MiG-29GT
MiG-29 Sniper
A Russian Air Force MiG-29SMT
MiG-29OVT on display
MiG-29K at МАК 2007
Azerbaijani Air Force MiG-29
Bangladesh Air Force MiG-29B Fulcrum takes off from Shahjalal International Airport
MiG-29B of the Belarusian Air Force
Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29A
MiG-29 of the Chadian Air Force lands at Lviv International Airport
MiG-29N of the Royal Malaysian Air Force
MiG-29B of the Myanmar Air Force
Hungarian Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29 Sniper on display
First prototype MiG-29 on display at the Central Air Force Museum in Monino.
MiG-29 on display in McMinnville, Oregon.
MiG-29A at Wright-Patterson National Museum of the USAF
Drawing of MiG-29 (Russian Air Force)

The Mikoyan MiG-29 (Микоян МиГ-29; NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) is a twin-engine fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union.

Tu-95MS Bear H RF-94130 off Scotland in 2014

Tupolev Tu-95

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Tu-95MS Bear H RF-94130 off Scotland in 2014
Tu-95MS Bear H RF-94130 off Scotland in 2014
A Tu-95MS.
A Tu-95 showing its swept wing and anti-shock bodies
A Tu-95MS simulating aerial refueling with an Ilyushin Il-78 during the Victory Day Parade in Moscow on 9 May 2008.
A Tu-116 preserved at Ulyanovsk Aircraft Museum.
Tu-95MS "Kaluga", named after one of the oldest Russian cities
A Tu-95 escorted by an RAF Typhoon
Tu-95MS at Engels Air Force Base, 2006
Tu-95K22 Bear-G with a massive avionics radome for guiding Kh-22 missiles
A Tu-95RTs Bear D (Door Number 17) of Soviet Naval Aviation in flight in May 1983
Tupolev Tu-95LL
A lineup at sunset of Tu-95MS at Engels Air Force Base in December 2005.
Tu-95 Veliky Novgorod
Right view of the Tupolev Tu-95MS

The Tupolev Tu-95 (Туполев Ту-95; NATO reporting name: "Bear") is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform.

A Russian Air Force Su-25

Sukhoi Su-25

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A Russian Air Force Su-25
A Russian Air Force Su-25
A Russian Air Force Su-25UB. This version is a two-seater intended for both combat and training.
Su-25 at Kubinka air base
Nose view of the Su-25
An Iraqi Su-25 destroyed during Operation Desert Storm
A Russian Su-25
Soviet Su-25 in flight
Bulgarian Su-25UBK on take-off
Su-25UTG carrier-based trainer aircraft at Novofedorovka airbase
Russian Su-25TM has been built in small numbers. Carries (from tip to fuselage) R-73, R-77, 8×Vikhr, Kh-29T, Kh-58. White dome of Kopyo radar container is seen below, while two Omul ECM pods lie beside the aircraft.
A Sukhoi Su-25SM at the Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Russian Air Force
Sukhoi Su-28 non-combat jet trainer
Sukhoi Su-25 line drawing

The Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Грач (rook); NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) is a subsonic, single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Sukhoi.

Code name

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Code word or name used, sometimes clandestinely, to refer to another name, word, project, or person.

Code word or name used, sometimes clandestinely, to refer to another name, word, project, or person.

Although this was started by the Air Standards Co-ordinating Committee (ASCC) formed by the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, it was extended throughout NATO as the NATO reporting name for aircraft, rockets and missiles.

Tu-16 in flight

Tupolev Tu-16

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Tu-16 in flight
Tu-16 in flight
Tu-16 bomber at the Monino Museum (1998)
Rear side view of a Tu-16 Badger reconnaissance variant (most likely Tu-16R) (1989)
Egyptian Tu-16s (1980)
An F-4 Phantom from VF-102 intercepting an Egyptian Air Force Tupolev TU-16 Badger over the Mediterranean Sea on 12 January 1971.
Tu-16K-10-26 Badger C
Tu-16 Badger G with KSR-5 missile
Tu-16K-26 or Tu-16KSR-2-11-16, with KSR-5 missiles under wings (1998)
Current operators of the Tu-16/H-6 in bright red, former operators in dark red
Indonesian Air Force Tu-16KS-1 1625 at Dirgantara Mandala Museum
Orthographic projection of the Tupolev Tu-16.

The Tupolev Tu-16 (NATO reporting name: Badger) was a twin-engined jet strategic heavy bomber used by the Soviet Union.

An An-124 of 224th Flight Unit

Antonov An-124 Ruslan

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An An-124 of 224th Flight Unit
Antonov An-124 Rusłan preparing to land at Wroclaw-Strachowice airport
Polet Airlines An-124 cockpit
An-124 during unloading of an Atlas V rocket main stage
Mobile air traffic control tower loaded onto an An-124 to Haiti
The Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle "Mystic" being loaded at Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States
Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124-100M-150 with nose door open at MAKS 2005, Moscow – Zhukovskiy; Cubana de Aviación Ilyushin Il-96 in background
224th Flight Unit An-124 inflight with 2 Sukhoi Su-27s of the Falcons of Russia at the 2010 Moscow Victory Day Parade
A Volga-Dnepr An-124-100
AN-124 of Antonov Airlines at Long Beach Airport. Cargo: composite parts for Airbus A350 XWB.
An-124 of Maximus Air Cargo at Brno–Tuřany Airport
Three sides view
Payload-range diagram

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Антонов Ан-124 Руслан; NATO reporting name: Condor) is a large, strategic airlift, four-engined aircraft that was designed in the 1980s by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union (USSR).

A Russian Air Force Il-76MD

Ilyushin Il-76

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A Russian Air Force Il-76MD
A Russian Air Force Il-76MD
The Il-76 is a high-wing freighter with four turbofans and a T-tail.
Landing gear of an Ilyushin Il-76
USAF and IAF airmen work inside the cockpit of an Indian Il-76.
Il-76TD-90, Aviadvigatel PS-90 engines have larger diameter.
Il-76LL with PD-14 engine prototype under testing, 2015
Il-76TD glass nose
Il-76LL SKIP testbed, 1999
Il-76MD-90A of the Russian Air Force
Il-76MD GSh-23 tail guns
Il-76MD cargo cabin
A commercial variant of the Ilyushin Il-76, loading cargo at Ali Air Base, Iraq
An Il-76TD belonging to the IRGC, used as a firefighting aircraft
The A-50E/I Mainstay of the Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force pilots walk away from their Il-76 medium cargo jet after landing at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
Il-76 of the Indian Air Force lands in Leh, Ladakh.
IAF IL-76 MD K2902 at Leh
Air Almaty Il-76T
IL-76 lands on a dirt strip
GST Aero IL-76 at Patriot Hills Base Camp, Antarctica
Ilyushin Il-76TD of Turkmenistan Airlines
Loading BMD-1 in Ukrainian Air Force IL-76
An Il-76MD that was damaged during the Sknyliv air show disaster on 27 July 2002, during which the Sukhoi Su-27 involved struck a glancing blow against the aircraft's nose before crashing into spectators.

The Ilyushin Il-76 (Илью́шин Ил-76; NATO reporting name: Candid) is a multi-purpose, fixed-wing, four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Soviet Union's Ilyushin design bureau.

K-13 (missile)

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K-13 missile's seeker.''
Map with K-13 operators in blue and former operators in red
Serbian hybrid SAM - PASARS 16 with K-13 missile

The Vympel K-13 (NATO reporting name: AA-2 "Atoll") is a short-range, infrared homing air-to-air missile developed by the Soviet Union.

List of NATO reporting names for air-to-air missiles

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NATO reporting name for AA series air-to-air missiles, with Soviet designations: