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Russian Air Force: News, Updates & Discussion

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    MOSCOW, April 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s fifth-generation T-50 fighter jet will enter service with the country’s armed forces in 2016, and not 2015 as was previously announced, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

    “The T-50 fifth generation jet should go into serial production and enter service in 2016,â€￾ Putin said at a live Q&A session with the Russian public.

    The Defense Ministry had earlier said the jet would be ready in 2015.

    Russia will start state flight tests of the T-50 in 2014, United Aircraft Corporation's President Mikhail Pogosyan said on Tuesday.

    The T-50, also known as PAK-FA (future tactical fighter aircraft), first flew in January 2010 and was presented to the public at the Moscow Air Show in 2011.

    The T-50, which will be the core of Russia's future fighter fleet, is a fifth-generation multirole fighter aircraft featuring elements of "stealth" technology," super-maneuverability, super-cruise capability (supersonic flight without use of afterburner), and an advanced avionics suite including an X-band active phased-array radar.



    The T-50 fifth-generation fighter

    India will also buy a fighter aircraft based on the T-50, known as the FGFA (fifth-generation fighter aircraft).

    United Aircraft Corporation is the state holding company uniting Russia's aircraft building industry including Sukhoi, a military and civil aircraft manufacturer.

    New T-50 Fighter Jet to Enter Service in 2016 ? Putin | Defense | RIA Novosti
     
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    NIZHNY NOVGOROD, April 24 (RIA Novosti) – The Nizhny Novgorod-based Sokol aircraft manufacturer said on Wednesday it will develop a light aircraft for training air force pilots.

    The order for the development of a new training aircraft came from Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev earlier this year.

    The new aircraft will be a modernized two-seat version of the M-101T Gzhel utility turboprop aircraft, the company said.

    The M-101T Gzhel was Russia’s first high-speed multirole turboprop able to use unpaved airfields. The original Gzhel has a seating capacity of six and a maximum speed of 430 kilometers per hour.

    Sokol manufactured Gzhel planes from 2003-2009, but halted production due to a lack of commercial demand. Just fifteen of the planes were built.

    The aircraft manufacturer previously said the modernized Gzhel will have twin engines, a longer range and higher altitude.

    Russian Plane Maker to Develop New Pilot Trainer | Defense | RIA Novosti
     
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    Russian video where we can see the Su-30SM, the Russian version of Su-30MKI
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    MOSCOW, April 11 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Air Force is hoping to receive a new long-range fighter-interceptor by 2020 and retire its existing fleet of MiG-31 interceptors by 2028, Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said on Thursday.

    “We have started development of a new aircraft of this type and I think we can develop this plane before the state armament program ends in 2020,” Bondarev said at a meeting with Russian lawmakers.

    “The new plane should replace the existing fleet by 2028,” he said.

    Bondarev spoke out against restarting production of the MiG-31, which was stopped 20 years ago, saying the country needs a totally new interceptor to meet modern requirements.

    The Russian Air Force has 122 MiG-31 interceptors in service and more aircraft in reserve, he said.

    The MiG-31, the fastest fighter-interceptor in service anywhere in the world, has recently been the subject of a comprehensive upgrade to MiG-31BM standard.

    The MiG-31BM has a range of 900 miles (1,450 km) on internal fuel, which can be extended to 3,355 miles (5,400 km) with air-to-air refueling.



    © RIA Novosti.
    Russian MiG-31 Fighter Jet

    The modernized version boasts upgraded avionics and digital data-links, a new multimode radar, color multifunction cockpit displays, and a more powerful fire-control system. It can simultaneously track up to 10 targets.

    The two-seat MiG-31 can intercept targets up to 124 miles (200 km) away thanks to its advanced radar and long-range missiles. The Air Force said in 2012 it was testing a new long-range missile for the MiG-31, which analysts who spoke to RIA Novosti said was likely to be the K-37M, also known as RVV-BD (NATO AA-X-13 Arrow).

    The Russian Air Force has previously said it intends to take delivery of up to 60 MiG-31BMs by 2020, under a contract signed with United Aircraft Corporation in 2011.

    MiG-31 interceptors are an integral part of a comprehensive aerospace defense network being created in Russia to thwart any potential airborne threats, including ballistic and cruise missiles. Russia to Field MiG-31 Replacement by 2020 - Commander | Defense | RIA Novosti
     
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    A conference dedicated to operation of Su-34 aircraft by Russian air forces was held at Baltimor air base in Voronezh, press-service of Sukhoi Company reports.

    Representatives of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Sukhoi Company, 1st Command of the Air Forces and Air Defense Forces, military units operating Su-34 aircraft and top-managers of 11 enterprises (developers and manufacturers of the jet’s components). According to the company, the primary objective of the conference was to take coordinated decisions aimed at maintaining high combat readiness and assimilation of the jet’s tactical employment.

    «The problems related to flight operation of Su-34 aircraft, maintenance and maintainability, quality of the jet, warranty and post-warranty service, reliability and condition of the operated jets were discussed during the conference», - Sukhoi Company reported.

    The jet has been operated by Russian air forces since 2012. About 50% of the jets have a flying time of 200-250 hours. Representatives of flying and technical engineer personnel of the air forces expressed a high opinion of the aircraft. It was confirmed during the conference that the major indicator of the jet’s reliability (time between failures) meets the claimed indicators. At that, it was noted that some new approaches to a problem of maintaining the combat readiness of Su-34 fleet specified by the command of the air forces are required during the surge period, said in the statement.

    Following the results of the conference a protocol was signed. The protocol assumes taking steps in order to improve the jet’s performance, ergonomics and operating characteristics, its condition, reliability and service life.

    Sukhoi Company held a conference dedicated to operation of Su-34 aircraft by Russian air forces
     
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    Moscow, April 25. Air Force pilot of the Chkalov Flight Test Center made a PAK FA test flight for the first time. The plane took off the airfield of the M.M.Gromov Flight Research Institute in the city of Zhukovsky (Moscow region). The system and equipment testing went on for two hours in accordance with the flight test program. The flight was a success, in full conformity with the flight mission.

    Presently four planes undergo flight tests. Two more aircraft are engaged in ground experimental missions — one plane is a complex ground test stand and the other undergoes static tests. The fifth PAK FA aircraft will join the flight test program in the second half of 2013. Construction of that plane at the Sukhoi’s aircraft plant — Y.A.Gagarin KnAAZ in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is almost complete.
    Sukhoi Company (JSC) - News - News
     
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    The Su-34 has always been one of my favorite aircraft as far as looks are concerned.

    The angled nose (a result of the side-by-side seats) adds to it's glamour.
     
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