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  1. randomradio

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    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/th...tion-stealth-fighter-will-be-hypersonic-16528

    Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) expects to fly a hypersonic “sixth-generation” fighter before 2025. However, Russia has yet to field an operational fifth-generation aircraft, and Moscow’s prospects for developing a sixth-generation warplane with hypersonic capability would seem to be fairly remote.

    “We expect that the sixth generation aircraft will fly before 2025,” Vladimir Mikhailov, chief of United Aircraft Corporation’s military aircraft directorate, told the Moscow-based TASS news agency. “It will make its first flight—as we plan—no later than two to three years after 2020.”

    Mikhailov—a former commander of the Russian Air Force—told the news agency that UAC has already completed the concept definition for the new warplane. Indeed, research on the new sixth-generation fighter—to include engineering design—is well underway according to Mikhailov. Mikhailov added that Russia plans to equip the prospective new warplane with long-range hypersonic missiles.

    But the Russians are not just aiming to equip the new fighter with hypersonic weapons; Moscow is designing its sixth-generation airframe to be capable of hypersonic speeds. “It will be hypersonic at several Mach, single-seat, invisible to the enemy, super-maneuverable, multifunctional and made of composite materials,” Mikhailov said. “The aircraft will have a cockpit, but will be able to fly with both a pilot and without a pilot. That is, it will combine a manned and unmanned variant.”

    The first inklings that the Russians were attempting to develop a new sixth-generation aircraft came earlier this year in March when Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, commander of the Russian Air Force, said that work on a sixth-generation fighter—that would be built in manned and unmanned variants—was already underway. At the same time, Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Sukhoi had presented him with relatively mature design concepts for a new sixth-generation fighter.


    "They have really come up with the designs for the creation of a sixth-generation fighter,” Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told the Moscow-based TASS News agency in March. “I’m referring also to new design concepts briefly presented by the Sukhoi design bureau and by the general designer appointed for all aircraft systems and armaments.”

    But while Russia has grand ambitions to build a hypersonic sixth-generation stealth fighter, it is less clear if Moscow has the financial wherewithal to fund such lofty goals. Moreover, there are real questions about the technical feasibility of hypersonic warplanes given that there are many material sciences challenges that have yet to be overcome. Indeed, the United States, for example, has struggled to build a hypersonic test article that can survive more than a few minutes at those speeds. That’s mostly because materials that can survive those kinds of temperatures don’t exist yet—unless Russia has made some sort of heretofore-unknown technical breakthrough.

    Meanwhile, Russia’s fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA program is limping along. The stealthy fifth-generation warplane is expected to complete the Russian military’s state trials sometime this year. Sukhoi is set to begin deliveries of production PAK-FA aircraft to the Russian Air Force in 2017.

    Dave Majumdar is the new Defense Editor for the National Interest. You can follow him on Twitter: @DaveMajumdar.

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  2. randomradio

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    It's like the Russians have planned to develop a new fighter jet every 10 years now.
     
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    If its hypersonic, It has to be an extremely high altitude aircraft. close to LEO as ceiling.
     
  4. randomradio

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    Yeah, it's most likely a sub orbital aircraft.
     
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    T50 is already flying and ready for mass production next year.
     
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    That's something entirely different.
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Just saying as 6th gen plane is a completely different animal.
     
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    This new aircraft may be a replacement for the Mig-31.
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    The T 50 will takeover the 'main course' position of the Russian Aerospace Forces. So they want to upgrade to hypersonics mid next decade to deliver the 'spicey punch'.
     
  10. randomradio

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    You can say that, maybe. We don't know yet because the article says the new aircraft will be highly maneuverable.

    This is how I see it.
    2010 - PAK FA first flight
    2022 - PAK FA introduction

    New jet
    2023 - First flight
    2035 - Introduction

    So there's a very long gap there. In fact, the Russians may present this new aircraft to India as well, as a replacement for the older Su-30s.
     
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    The official 'going live' date is 2018. They cannot hibernate on it anymore as they need to sell it to India asap.
     
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    http://tass.ru/en/defense/884398

    Russia successfully tests newest Buk-M3 air defense missile system — manufacturer
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    The Russian Armed Forces should receive the first brigade set of the new missile system in 2016
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    MOSCOW, June 24. /TASS/. Russia’s air defense system manufacturer Almaz-Antey has conducted successful testing of the newest Buk-M3 air defense missile system. The tests took place at the Kapustin Yar range near Astrakhan, Southern Russia, the company reported Friday.

    "In June 2016, experts of the JSC Concern Almaz-Antey test fired a missile from the Buk-M 3 new advanced medium-range air defense missile system on a ballistic target at the Kapustin Yar range," the company press service said, adding that the Pensne (Pince-nez) target missile was used during the testing.



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    Almaz-Antey CEO Yan Novikov was quoted by the press service as saying that the target tracking was stable, despite the adverse weather conditions. "The launched missile hit the target as it entered the effective area," he said.

    Novikov said that the Russian military should receive the first brigade set of the new Buk system in 2016.

    According to the Almaz-Antey press service, the tested missile "practically two times" surpasses in characteristics the previous models and is unrivalled among the world’s air defense missile systems of its class. "The new missile has a significantly lower weight. This has increased the missile system vehicle’s on-board ammunition capacity 1.5 times. The new system’s missiles are carried in containers and launched from them", Almaz-Antey said.

    Head of the Russian Air Defense Forces Alexander Leonov said previously that "a unique new missile" was created for the Buk-M3 version. A new cutting-edge missile has been created for the Buk-M3 medium-range air defense missile system, he said. "The self-propelled system’s transport and firing boxes are designed to hold six missiles. Missiles are more compact but are more precise and capable of flying longer distances. So, it can be called a new unique missile capable of efficiently hitting air targets," he said. He said the capacity of the new missile system had been boosted by 1.5 times as it is capable of holding six missiles instead of four.



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    Earlier, a source in Russia’s defense ministry told TASS the Buk-M3 missile systems would be included into the Russia army’ inventory before the end of 2016 and would arrive to the army starting from 2016.

    The Buk-M3 system is superior to the S-300 air defense missile system by a number of characteristics, including the kill probability. The Buk-M3 system has a range of 70 kilometers (43.5 miles), which is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) more compared to previous versions of the Buk antiaircraft missile system. The Buk-M3 has a maximum firing altitude of 35 kilometers (21.7 miles).

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said previously there were plans to make operational the first brigade set of the new Buk system in 2016.



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    Russia to monitor NATO vessels in Bosphorus with new long-range radars from Crimea - source
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    The Russian military will deploy its newest long-range radars in the Baltic and Black Seas to keep a weather eye on NATO operations, according to Interfax. The radars are capable of monitoring warships and aircraft at a distance of up to 450km.
    “We expect the upgraded Podsolnukh over-the-horizon radar to come online in the Baltic by 2017,” a military source told Interfax on Wednesday.

    He said a similar radar station is likely to be installed in Crimea, “able to detect any [foreign] warship passing through the Bosphorus.”

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    Both radars would significantly reinforce Russia’s capacity to monitor NATO’s assets in these regions, where there has been a dramatic increase in the alliance’s military exercises, surveillance operations and multiple naval deployments.

    The Podsolnukh (Russian for “Sunflower”) over-the-horizon radar is designed to detect, track and classify up to 300 sea and 100 aerial targets in automated mode at ranges of up to 450km (280 miles).

    It can also provide target acquisition for friendly warships and air defense systems beyond the radar horizon, which is the distance limit for most conventional radars. Three Podsolnukh stations are currently operational in Russia’s Far East and the Caspian Sea.

    RTI Systems, Podsolnukh’s manufacturer, said it will deliver several radar stations to the Defense Ministry in 2017.

    “In 2017, the Russian Defense Ministry plans to procure several stations for the Navy that would be deployed in the Arctic as well as in Russia’s southern and western frontiers,” Sergey Baev, director general of RTI Systems, told Interfax.

    Over-the-horizon (OTH) radars typically use ionospheric reflection, meaning that radio signals sent towards the ionosphere are reflected back towards the ground. A small amount of the signal will then reflect off the ground back towards the atmosphere, and a small proportion of it will reflect back towards the broadcaster.

    Sea- and shore-based non-military OTH radars are also becoming increasingly popular with coastal countries, to protect their exclusive economic zones from piracy, smuggling and illegal fishing.


    https://www.rt.com/news/349620-crimea-radar-stations-nato/

     
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