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  1. arulcharles

    arulcharles Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    why don't we get this bird in few numbers
     
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    China, Russia Negotiate a $4 billion Sale of 48 Flanker-E (Su-35)
    Russia and China are negotiating a US$4 billion arms package covering the delivery of 48 Russian Su-35 Flanker-E fighter jets to the Chinese Air Force. The Moscow based Kommersant newspaper reports. According to the Russian source, both sides have already agreed on the financial terms, but the protection of intellectual property (preventing reverse engineering) remains unsettled. “Moscow is not only aiming to ensure its presence on the Chinese market, but also attempting to prevent the potential copycat production of Russian aircraft for subsequent sales to third parties with predatory pricing” the Kommersant quoted a Russian government source saying. The Su-35 is considered the latest derivative of the Flanker platform, which dates back to the mid-1970s (the T-10 prototype flew on May 10, 2977). Su-35 is superior even to the Su-30 currently representing the latest member of this family.

    In the past, most of the Chinese fighter planes were based on foreign designs, primarily of Russian origin. These include the MiG-17 (J-5), MiG-19 (J-6), MiG-21 (J-7), Su-27 (J-11) and Su-33 (J-15). The original fighters were initially bought from the Soviet Union, and later copied and produced in China primarily for local use. Some of these designs were altered significantly resulting in new aircraft carrying similar designations. These included the A-5, and F-8II. China has also developed completely new designs, including the FC-1, J-17 and the latest J-20.

    The Russian Su-35 is a new Generation 4++ fighter. With three prototypes currently performing flight-testing, the aircraft is expected to enter service with the Russian Air Force in 2014. The Russian Air Force has ordered 48 aircraft. Two 117S engines with thrust vectoring power this multi-role air superiority fighter that weighs up to 14.5 tons on takeoff. With an operational range of 3,600 km, 59,000 foot ceiling and Mach 2.25 top speed Su-35 can effectively engage several air targets simultaneously, employing the latest avionics systems and sensors available for a Russian made platform.

    SOURCE:China, Russia Negotiate a $4 billion Sale of 48 Flanker-E (Su-35) | Defense Update
     
  3. arulcharles

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    ^^^I am really worried about it:fie:

    Why does russia sell their top weapon even though china copy those
     
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    U.S. Invites Russian Cooperation on Missile Defense'
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    The United States indicated on Wednesday that it still expects Russia to cooperate on the missile defense issue but that the plan will go ahead anyway.

    “We've also made it clear that we would love to cooperate on missile defense against mutual threats with Russia,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said after talks with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski.

    The new missile interceptor that Poland will host, as well as a new American aviation detachment to be stationed in Poland, “will be cornerstones of our mutual security commitments,” Clinton said.

    She stressed that missile defense is a matter for NATO.

    “NATO has made a decision. We believe that it is in all of our interests to carry forward and implement that decision.”

    “Now, we've also made it clear that we would love to cooperate on missile defense against mutual threats with Russia. That is not only a U.S. position; that is also through NATO that we have sought to discuss this at the NATO-Russia Council,” she said.

    “Thus far, we've not seen a lot of movement, but we are going to continue to press that with the Russians and hope that there will be an agreement at some point that could be in both of our interests.”

    NATO members agreed to create a missile shield over Europe to protect it against ballistic missiles launched by so-called rogue states, such as Iran and North Korea, at a summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2010.

    Russia has demanded that NATO provide written, legally binding guarantees that its missile shield will not be directed against Moscow but the alliance has been reluctant to meet the demand.

    U.S. Invites Russian Cooperation on Missile Defense | World | RIA Novosti
     
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    Remaking Russia's Military: Big Plans, Few Results
    Every May, Russia displays its military might in a parade on Victory Day, commemorating the surrender of the Nazis to the Soviet Union in World War II.

    The marching men and rolling tanks put on an impressive show, but Russia's military, and especially its defense industry, has fallen on hard times.

    "The industry, much like other parts of the economy, hasn't seen proper investment for over a decade, if not more," says Lilit Gevorgyan, a Russia analyst for the defense industry consultant IHS Jane's.

    During his campaign for president, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised to modernize Russia's army and equip it with new missiles and warplanes.

    Putin's campaign also came with strong doses of anti-Western rhetoric.

    But analysts like Gevorgyan say that although Putin has been talking about military reform since he came to power in 2000, the results — so far — have been limited.

    Gevorgyan says that's partly because of a lack of investment, and partly because of a lack of transparency that enables corruption and mismanagement.

    Lagging In Recruits, Research

    Dmitry Gorenburg, a senior analyst at the defense industry think tank CNA, says Russia has made progress in reorganizing some of its military brigades, in some cases making them more like an American command structure.

    "The part that hasn't gone as well is the manpower side, in terms of this goal of gradually shifting to a professional military that is based on contract soldiers rather than conscripts," Gorenburg says.

    That's a goal that Putin repeated in an article he published in February, promising that by 2017, more than two-thirds of Russia's million-person army would be volunteers.

    Gorenburg points out that so far, the Russian army has had trouble recruiting volunteers, a problem that is likely to worsen due to Russia's declining population.

    Still, says Boris Makarenko, chairman of the Center for Political Technologies in Moscow, there has been some improvement, and a more professional army drives the need for better military hardware.

    He notes that the problem with modernization is that before Russia can build new hardware, it needs to develop the capacity to innovate and invent.

    "But it's the investment in modern weaponry which starts, not with metal, not with nuclear warheads," says Makarenko. "It starts with R and D, with research and development."

    Long Way To Go

    The analysts were a bit mystified by Putin's claim that Russia would be developing missiles that could penetrate the proposed U.S.-led anti-missile shield.

    The U.S. says the system would be designed to protect Europe from attacks by Iran. Putin says it's really aimed at weakening Russia.

    Gevorgyan says the issue has more to do with Russian electoral politics than security.

    "From the security point of view, the deployment of the missile defense shield doesn't have an immediate bearing on Russian national security, and it's still unclear whether this will be effective or not," she says.

    Rhetoric aside, though, Gorenburg says the plan shouldn't be a reason for alarm in the West.

    "I think Putin is being honest when he says this is catching up to the West, and by the West, I mean really the United States, obviously the main competitor for Russia here," says Gorenburg. "They're not looking for any kind of parity with the United States, much less with NATO as a whole, so I don't think it's going to really affect that balance."

    Putin says the modernization will cost the equivalent of about $770 billion over the next 10 years.

    The analysts say the success of the plan will depend on whether Russia can afford that kind of money and spend it effectively, without the corruption that hobbles many government projects.

    Source:http://http://www.npr.org/2012/03/07/147595521/remaking-russias-military-big-plans-few-results
     
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    U.S. May Disclose Missile Defense Data to Russia



    The U.S. has said it is willing to disclose classified information to Russia on the missile defense shield to be deployed in Europe, a move that a military analyst said could solve the impasse over the American program.

    The plans to share unspecified “secret data” on the missile defense shield with Russia were first voiced late last week by Bradley Roberts, U.S. Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary. Pentagon spokeswoman April Cunningham confirmed this information for a Kommersant newspaper article published on Monday.

    It is not yet clear exactly which data may be disclosed to Russia, which has for years strongly opposed American plans to deploy a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, including Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic.

    The White House insists the program is aimed against a potential threat from rogue states such as Iran and North Korea but Russia says its own missiles will also fall under the shield, destroying the nuclear balance that existed since the Cold War.

    In November, news leaked that the White House was in secret talks with Russia about providing it with information on the velocity burnout of the modified version of the SM-3 rocket, which is to become the staple interceptor rocket of the U.S. missile shield by 2020. However, the U.S. administration denied at the time that it proposed to disclose the data on the rocket’s crucial parameter to Moscow.

    “If they are really going to disclose data on [rocket] speed, that’ll be the decisive argument” for Russia, said Alexander Khramchikhin, a researcher with the Moscow-based Institute for Political and Military Analysis think-tank.

    Speed of interceptor rockets is the only thing the Russian military needs to know to determine whether the U.S. missile shield really poses a risk to Russian rockets, Khramchikhin said by phone on Monday.

    The move would be unprecedented but not impossible, though the upcoming U.S. presidential campaign is likely to hurt these plans, said Khramchikhin. Republican opponents of incumbent President Barack Obama, who is planning to seek reelection, have repeatedly accused him of being too soft in his dealings with Russia.

    Russian officials have not commented on the proposal as of Monday.

    Russian-American talks on the missile defense shield failed to progress last year, with both sides refusing to make any significant concessions. However, the matter is to be taken up again in May at an international conference in Moscow organized by the Russian Defense Ministry and a NATO summit in Chicago later the same month.

    http://en.rian.ru/world/20120312/172111230.html
     
  7. SajeevJino

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    Russia to Join DANEX-2012 Naval Drills

    Warships of Russia’s Baltic Fleet will take part for the first time in large-scale international naval drills in the Baltic Sea in September 2012, a spokesman for the Western military district said on Monday.

    The DANEX/Northern Coasts-2012 exercises will be held off the Danish coast on September 1-12.

    “About 50 warships from 20 countries, including Russia, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Germany, will take part in the DANEX-2012 international naval drills in the Baltic Sea on September 1-12,â€￾ Capt. 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev said.

    “The drills will involve about 4,000 personnel,â€￾ he said.

    The goal of the exercises is to practice combat interoperability within a multinational naval task force in local conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

    A Russian military delegation will attend a planning conference for the DANEX drills in the Danish city of Jonstrup on March 13-16, the spokesman said.

    http://en.rian.ru/world/20120312/172115709.html
     
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    Russian Air Force to Receive Six Su-35 Fighters by Yearend'

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    The Russian Air Force will receive the first six Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E multirole fighter jets by the end of 2012, spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Monday.

    “Su-35 is in the final stages of flight testing at the Akhtubinsk testing and pilot training center [Volga Region],” Drik said. “The first six series-production Su-35s will be delivered to the Air Force by the end of 2012.”

    The Su-35, powered by two 117S engines with thrust vectoring, combines high maneuverability and the capability to effectively engage several air targets simultaneously using both guided and unguided missiles and weapon systems.

    The aircraft has been touted as "4++ generation using fifth-generation technology."

    The Russian Defense Ministry signed a deal with Sukhoi on the purchase of 48 Su-35 fighters in 2009.

    Sukhoi is reportedly also in talks with customers in South-East Asia, the Middle East and South America on Su-35 sales.

    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120312/172116202.html
     
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    Russia close to signing Su-35 fighter deal with China'

    Russia and China may soon sign a $4-billion contract for 48 Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighter jets, the Kommersant business daily said Tuesday.

    "The two sides have practically agreed on the delivery of 48 Su-35 multi-role fighters, worth $4 billion, to China," Kommersant said citing a source in the Russian defense industry.

    According to the paper, the only obstacle remaining is Moscow's demand that Beijing should guarantee the protection of copyright on the production of Su-35s without proper licensing.

    "Moscow is not only aiming to ensure its presence on the Chinese (combat aircraft) market, but also attempting to prevent the potential copycat production of Russian aircraft for subsequent sales to third parties with predatory pricing," a Russian government source told Kommesant.

    China has a poor record concerning copycat manufacturing of advanced Russian combat aircraft.

    The Chinese Chengdu J-10 fighter is heavily based on the cancelled Israeli Lavi fighter demonstrator, the Shenyang J-11 is a replica of Su-30 Flanker-C, and FC-1 uses Russian engines and other technology from the MiG-29.

    The Su-35, powered by two 117S engines with thrust vectoring, combines high maneuverability and the capability to effectively engage several air targets simultaneously using both guided and unguided missiles and weapon systems.

    The aircraft has been touted as "4++ generation using fifth-generation technology".

    http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Russia_close_to_signing_Su_35_fighter_deal_with_China_999.html
     
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    US may disclose missile defence data to Russia

    The US has said it is willing to disclose classified information to Russia on the missile defence shield to be deployed in Europe, a move that a military analyst said could solve the impasse over the American programme.

    The plans to share unspecified "secret data" on the missile defence shield with Russia were first voiced late last week by Bradley Roberts, US deputy assistant defense secretary.

    Pentagon spokeswoman April Cunningham confirmed this information for a Kommersant newspaper article published Monday.

    It is not yet clear exactly which data may be disclosed to Russia, which has for years strongly opposed American plans to deploy a missile defence shield in Eastern Europe, including Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic.

    The White House insists the programme is aimed against a potential threat from rogue states such as Iran and North Korea but Russia says its own missiles will also fall under the shield, destroying the nuclear balance that existed since the Cold War.

    In November, news leaked that the White House was in secret talks with Russia about providing it with information on the velocity burnout of the modified version of the SM-3 rocket, which is to become the staple interceptor rocket of the US missile shield by 2020. However, the US administration denied at the time that it proposed to disclose the data on the rocket's crucial parameter to Moscow.

    "If they are really going to disclose data on (rocket) speed, that'll be the decisive argument" for Russia, said Alexander Khramchikhin, a researcher with the Moscow-based Institute for Political and Military Analysis think-tank.

    Speed of interceptor rockets is the only thing the Russian military needs to know to determine whether the US missile shield really poses a risk to Russian rockets, Khramchikhin said by phone Monday.

    The move would be unprecedented but not impossible, though the upcoming US presidential campaign is likely to hurt these plans, said Khramchikhin. Republican opponents of incumbent President Barack Obama, who is planning to seek reelection, have repeatedly accused him of being too soft in his dealings with Russia.

    Russian officials have not commented on the proposal as of Monday.

    Russian-American talks on the missile defence shield failed to progress last year, with both sides refusing to make any significant concessions. However, the matter is to be taken up again in May at an international conference in Moscow organized by the Russian Defence Ministry and a NATO summit in Chicago later the same month.
     
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    Russia to Showcase New Tank Modification

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    Russia will roll out a modernized version of its T-90 tank at the Defexpo India 2012 show that will open later this month, an informed source close to the Russian defense sector said on Tuesday.

    The tank features a new fire control and protection system, an improved suspension and drive train and advanced combat capabilities.

    India already has several hundred T-90s in its army and builds the tank under license.

    The international Defexpo India 2012 exhibition will take place from March 29 through April 1 in New Delhi.

    Arms manufacturers from 17 countries are expected to present their goods.

    http://en.rian.ru/world/20120313/172132043.html

    Russia to Showcase New Tank Modification

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    Russia will roll out a modernized version of its T-90 tank at the Defexpo India 2012 show that will open later this month, an informed source close to the Russian defense sector said on Tuesday.

    The tank features a new fire control and protection system, an improved suspension and drive train and advanced combat capabilities.

    India already has several hundred T-90s in its army and builds the tank under license.

    The international Defexpo India 2012 exhibition will take place from March 29 through April 1 in New Delhi.

    Arms manufacturers from 17 countries are expected to present their goods.

    http://en.rian.ru/world/20120313/172132043.html
     
  12. KAUTILYA

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    Does India have any chance to incorporate these new techs in our Desi T-90's?
     
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    Russia to Get First 57 Italian Armored Vehicles in 2012
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    The Russian Armed Forces will take delivery of the first 57 Italian Lince (Lynx) light multirole armored vehicles (LMV) before the end of the current year, Defense Ministry press secretary Irina Kovalchuk said on Wednesday.
    “These machines will go primarily to the Southern Military District,” she said.
    The district incorporates Russia’s troubled North Caucasus republics.
    Russia signed a deal with Italy’s Iveco company in December on the semi-knocked down assembly of Lynx vehicles in the central Russia city of Voronezh.

    Localization of production at the Voronezh plant is currently 10 percent, Kovalchuk said, adding that by 2014 it is to reach 50 percent.

    Lynx is a light multirole armored vehicle developed in 2001 by Iveco Defense Vehicles. It ensures high mobility and protection against anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.
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    Russia to Get First 57 Italian Armored Vehicles in 2012
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    The Russian Armed Forces will take delivery of the first 57 Italian Lince (Lynx) light multirole armored vehicles (LMV) before the end of the current year, Defense Ministry press secretary Irina Kovalchuk said on Wednesday.
    “These machines will go primarily to the Southern Military District,â€￾ she said.
    The district incorporates Russia’s troubled North Caucasus republics.
    Russia signed a deal with Italy’s Iveco company in December on the semi-knocked down assembly of Lynx vehicles in the central Russia city of Voronezh.

    Localization of production at the Voronezh plant is currently 10 percent, Kovalchuk said, adding that by 2014 it is to reach 50 percent.

    Lynx is a light multirole armored vehicle developed in 2001 by Iveco Defense Vehicles. It ensures high mobility and protection against anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.
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    Communists Want Referendum Over Russia NATO Base


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    The Russian Communist Party has demanded that two referendums, an all-Russian and a regional one, be held over the projected deployment of a NATO transit base in the Volga city of Ulyanovsk, the party’s press service said on Friday.

    Presently, Moscow is in talks with the United States on an unprecedented transport agreement, under which non-lethal cargos from Afghanistan would be flown to an airport in the city of Ulyanovsk in the Volga region, and then transferred to Europe by train.

    Moscow says the offer would ease the strain on the alliance’s supply chain to forces in Afghanistan.

    The agreement on the NATO Afghan cargo transit hub is not coming into force yet, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. “This draft agreement… has not come into force yet, it has not yet been considered by the government,” Lavrov told State Duma members.

    “We demand that a referendum “Do you approve of the deployment of a NATO base in the city of Ulyanovsk?” be held among the residents of the Ulyanovsk Region before the final decision is taken,” the communists said in a statement issued on their website.

    An all-Russian referendum should “answer a question on how to preserve Russia’s sovereignty, integrity and independence,” the party said.
     
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    Russian Warship to Join Blackseafor Drills

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    Russia will send the Caesar Kunikov amphibious landing ship to the international Black Sea Naval Force (Blackseafor) naval exercise, Black Sea Fleet press secretary Vyacheslav Trukhachev said on Friday.

    The exercise will take place between April 5 and 24.

    During the exercise, the international naval group will call at the ports of Constance, Sevastopol and Istanbul, he said.

    The Caesar Kunikov is a Ropucha-I class large landing ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
     
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