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Russian Air Force: News, Updates & Discussion

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by MiG-23MLD, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    According to the agreement, US-2 cannot be armed.
     
  2. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    We shouldn't buy products with such restrictions, but in this case I think, may be the plane deal is to help our nuclear deal with Japan.
     
  3. brahmos_ii

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    The Russian Defence Ministry has grounded its Mi-8 helicopters after one of them crashed in the Volga area at noon on Tuesday.

    A Mi-8T helicopter, owned by the Syzran branch of the Gagarin Air Force Academy’s training centre, crashed while performing a scheduled training flight near the village of Ivanovskoye in the Saratov Region.

    The aircraft’s pilot in command and his trainee used parachutes to evacuate before the helicopter crashed. They received minor injuries and are now under medical supervision. Their condition is not life-threatening. The third crew member - a flight engineer - was unable to leave the cockpit and died.

    “Air Force Chief Commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev ordered to suspend flights of helicopters of this type pending an investigation into causes of the crash,†the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

    Only the Defence Ministry’s helicopters will be grounded. The move will not affect similar aircraft, used by the presidential administration’s Rossiya special-purpose air unit to transport Russia’s top state officials, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

    A defence ministry commission is now working at the site of the crash. The helicopter’s flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have already been recovered.

    Russian investigators have launched a criminal investigation into suspected violation of aviation rules.

    This is the fifth accident involving a Mi-8 helicopter in Russia this year.

    A Mi-8 helicopter carrying nine people crashed in the Irkutsk Region on May 6. The helicopter was on a mission to monitor the flood situation in the area, and was carrying 1.9 metric tonnes of explosives to blast ice dams in a river.

    On March 16, a Russian military helicopter crashed during a landing attempt in bad weather near Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, killing three people and injuring one.

    The other two accidents were minor and resulted in no deaths or casualties
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  4. MiG-23MLD

    MiG-23MLD Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    LUKHOVITSY, May 31 (RIA Novosti) – Russian military aircraft maker MiG is to go ahead with a research-and-development project for an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) based on its Skat prototype, after signing a deal with the Industry and Trade Ministry earlier this month, the firm said Friday.

    "We signed an R&D contract for UCAVs on May 15," said MiG's head, Sergei Korotkov. "The contract requirements include a mock-up for a future UCAV for the Defense Ministry. We are already ahead on this, based on our Skat program."

    MiG unveiled a demonstrator model of its Skat drone at the MAKS airshow near Moscow in 2007. Skat is designed to carry out strike missions on stationary targets, especially air defense systems in high-threat areas, as well as mobile land and sea targets.

    Skat will operate in autonomous modes as well as in conjunction with other manned systems, MiG says.

    A "flying wing" design, Skat has a projected weight of 10 tons, a two-ton payload, a range of 2,500 miles (4,000 km), a speed of 500 mph (800 km/h) and a ceiling of 36,000 feet (12,000 m).

    MiG also plans to sign a contract in June with the Defense Ministry for 37 MiG-35 multirole fighter jets, Korotkov said, with delivery of 24 of them to take place in "the near future."

    The new fighters will include the Zhuk-A radar system, he said
    MiG Signs Attack Drone R&D Contract | Defense | RIA Novosti
     
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  5. MiG-23MLD

    MiG-23MLD Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Су-35 поступят в нынешнем году в Восточный военный округ, сообщила в пятницу пресс-служба ВВО.

    "В рамках "Государственной программы перевооружения — 2020" и "Гособоронзаказа-2013" до конца текущего года в Восточный военный округ поступят более 20 новых многофункциональных истребителей четвертого поколения различных модификаций", — отмечается в сообщении. Кроме того, сообщается, что Су-35 поступят на авиационные базы ВВО впервые.



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    More than 20 Su-35S and Su-30SM will be added to the Russian air force this year
     
  6. MiG-23MLD

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    MOSCOW, June 3 (RIA Novosti) – Unmanned air vehicles (UAV), ground-based robotic systems and unmanned submersibles which Russian industry is developing for the Defense Ministry, are inferior to foreign analogs, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday.

    Military robotic systems are under development as part of the state weapons program for 2011-2020, Shoigu said at a ministry conference call on Monday.

    But “by their performance characteristics, [robotic] systems created for the Defense Ministry’s needs are inferior to their foreign analogs,” he said.

    “At the same time, domestically-made robotized systems are successfully used by our law-enforcement agencies,” he said.

    Shoigu also criticized defense enterprises for frequent delays in carrying out their work, which in turn affects the quality of robotic systems.

    “This is due to the technological backwardness of enterprises, weak organization of state contract fulfillment and a shortage of skilled personnel,” Shoigu said.

    Russian Military Drones Inferior to Foreign Models - Minister | Defense | RIA Novosti
     
  7. MiG-23MLD

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    The Russian Defense Ministry is studying the establishment on the basis of combat training aircraft Yak-130 is a promising light attack aircraft with more powerful engines

    "It worked out in detail the establishment of a light attack aircraft based on the Yak-130", - said the adviser to the head of the military department, Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin said.

    This message is ex-Air Force Commander made at the 36th meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Council for Cooperation in the field of aero engine, which was held in Kiev on the basis of JSC "Motor Sich".

    The general said that the establishment of such an aircraft would require upgrading standard engine AI-222-25, with an increase in thrust to 3000 lbs.

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  8. MiG-23MLD

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  9. Virajith

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    Russia’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) is expected to be the launch customer for the MiG-35 multi-role fighter. Sergei Korotkov, Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) general director, said the company and the MoD are negotiating an initial order for 24 aircraft, with an option that would increase the number to about 40.


    “Today, we are at the stage of preparing contract documents,†Korotkov told reporters on May 31, during a 60th-anniversary ceremony at the Lukhovitsy plant. “Our proposals and [manufacturing cost] calculations were submitted to MoD in the past week. Should they be accepted, the contract signing can happen in June.â€

    The MiG-35 is an evolution of the MiG-29M/M2, meant to be more combat efficient and versatile. The fighter’s mechanically steered radar is replaced by an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. Phazotron-NIIR is offering the Zhuk-MAEradar, a system that was flight-tested during RAC MiG’s unsuccessful bid for the Indian medium multirole combat aircraft (MMRCA) tender. India selected Dassault’s Rafale for the MMRCA requirement in January last year. “We participated in the Indian competition with the MiG-35 but did not make the short-list for political reasons,†Korotkov said. But since the MMRCA contract is not final, “we keep our hopes,†he added.

    The expected MiG-35 order from Russia’s MoD would follow a contract for 24 MiG-29K/KUB deck fighters for the Russian navy, which was awarded last year. RAC MiG will deliver four aircraft this year and the remainder in equal quantities in 2014 and 2015. “The first airplane is complete and awaits customer acceptance, the second and third are in the final assembly shop and the fourth is being mated,†Korotkov said. He added that MoD orders will enable RAC MiG to maintain a steady level of 10 shipments annually for the foreseeable future. Simultaneously, MiG will continue to manufacture MiG-29K/KUBs for the Indian navy, which has received 20 aircraft and awaits 25 more shipments.

    Russia’s ministry for industry and trade has awarded RAC MiG a contract to develop a future unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV), according to Korotkov. “We continue working together with Sukhoi on the UCAV theme,†he said. “Earlier, we ran the program called ‘Skat,’ during which we created some technologies that are now being used in the new design.â€



    Korotkov said Syria, which placed an order for 24 MiG-29M2s in 2007, is pursuing another “order for more than 10 aircraft.†The order has been held up by Syria’s civil war. “The Syrian delegation is in Moscow now [and] talks are being held regarding the destiny of their order,†he said.


    MiG Awaits MiG-35 Order from Russian MoD | idrw.org
     
  10. Mysterious Man

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    mig-35 is 4++ gen. fighter plane. russian can buy 40-60 fighters for russian airforce.[​IMG]
     
  11. Virajith

    Virajith Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    wtf Why you quoted my entire post :facepalm:
     
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  12. zambino

    zambino 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    actually even i hv done dis in most of my post.. As becoz i post via mobile dats why wheneva i first log in then i hv to quote the entire post.. And after posting once den i m free to post comments through quick replys..
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  13. MiG-23MLD

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    The Russian Army is through with the first stage of testing of a multipurpose fifth generation T-50 fighter jet. T-50 has been through years of research and hundreds of flights. Many of the plane’s performance characteristics are still a secret. According to the designers, what is not a secret is the fact that T-50 is better in terms of basic parameters than its foreign-made equivalents.

    When one sees a T-50 in the air, the first idea that occurs to one is that planes just cannot fly like this, but if the plane is manned by a seasoned pilot, it will perform no end of stunts.

    Modern-day combat planes will never again be what they used to be. Now it is a jet-fighter, an attack plane and a bomber all in one; a plane that can accomplish any mission. T-50 is a fifth generation plane, which means it is invisible to enemy radars; it means it’s the fastest plane, with the maximum speed exceeding 2,500 kilometres per hour; it means the plane is equipped with artificial intelligence (that is the aircraft thinks over and performs missions that the pilot was to take care of earlier).

    According to a test pilot, Hero of Russia Sergei Bogdan, the pilot may abandon all of his controls on barely taking off, without even activating the auto-flight mode; the aircraft will never dive, but will maintain its horizontal flight. The plane may even start falling tail first, in which case it will by all means warn the pilot of the situation.

    If something happens to the pilot during the flying mission, the jet fighter will be able to return to the base and even land there on its own. It is actually quite true that the T-50 offers its pilots many things on a silver platter. One such thing is an automatic target recognizer.

    The jet fighter’s cover is suggestive of a living organism; it reacts to whatever happens around due to special transmitting-receiving elements that are virtually sewn into the jet-fighter’s body. This is also known as a smart cover.

    Prior to T-50, it was the US F-22 Raptor, which was seen as the world’s smartest fifth generation jet fighter. But the Russian fighter plane is ahead of its US equivalent in several ways, namely T-50 is faster than F-22 Raptor by 500 kilometres per hour, it is lighter but can flight to greater distances. But the most important about T-50 is its equipment, which is hidden inside the aircraft. The PAK FA (another way of referring to T-50, meaning literally a ‘Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation’, made more than 500 flights in the years of secret testing. The designers have agreed that the flights have been normal.

    The first deputy of the Chief Designer of the SUKHOI Designing Office, Mikhail Strelets, says the designers had understandably sought to attain a certain performance level, and he believes they have attained at the first stage what objectives were planned to be attained for that stage. Some flight characteristics are even better than expected, like a very good sustained supersonic cruise and super-manoeuvrability.

    The achievements are largely due to the aircraft design, namely a small fin and no angles between surfaces. The arms will be stuffed into the interior, since the air reaction during manoeuvring is lower, and it is more difficult to spot the aircraft because of its special cover.

    “We can now counter any threats, posed by our potential enemies. Our airborne complex will prove in no way inferior to the fifth-generation complexes built in the United States, conversely, it will prove superior to them. This makes us feel confident of the futureâ€, said the President of the Sukhoi Aviation Military Industrial Combine, Mikhail Pogosyan.

    Before pilots actually get at the control-wheel rim of the T-50, they are through a course of training at a special simulation centre. Even the catapult system is a whole new story, taking account of the weight of a pilot, flight speed etc, to ensure that the pilot will leave the plane safely.

    Four T-50 jet fighters are already through with their test programme. Another one will be added to them by the end of the year. Batch manufacturing of T-50s is due to begin by 2015.

    Voice of Russia, TV Channel One
    Read more: Russia?s fifth generation T-50 fighter jet through important testing stage : The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video
     
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  14. Virajith

    Virajith Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    :agree:
    But if you see he posted something which everyone knows. So, why is the need to quote my post as it is neither a reply nor something new:wink:
     
  15. Gessler

    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    To think back in around 2009, Russia was ready to sell us a fighter that's it's own air force showed no
    interest in.:rolleyes2:
     

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