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Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by brahmos_ii, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Virajith

    Virajith Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Even if the news has been around for several years (and always denied), according to Defence24.pl, vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yuri Boyko has recently announced that the An-124 production will be resumed in cooperation with Russia.

    According to Mr. Boyko, the Antonov 124 is a perfect solution for both the countries, due to its unique features. Firstly it allows for transporting over 100 tons of load, secondly it can operate from short runways.

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    The project is to be financed by creating an Ukrainian-Russian joint venture, where Ukrainian Antonov bureau provides the technology and design, whilst the Russians provide financial assets and market to sell the airplane. The copyrights of An-124 belong to Ukrainians, and the Ukrainian party demands for the things to remain this way.

    The joint programme may decrease competition between the countries and boost their chances in the international market.

    When the Americans developed C-5 Galaxy in 1968, the Soviets responded with An-124 in 1972, entering the mass production in 1986 and, later An-225 being constructed back in 1988, at the dusk of the Cold War. The planes got codenames Condor and Cossack respectively.

    The Condor, till Jul. 26, 1985, set 21 world records, e.g. took 171,000 kg of load to altitude of 10,700 meters, beating the preceding Galaxy record by 53%. But it was not the end of Soviet giants.

    The need for services provided by Condor inspired the Antonov designer team to create even bigger an aircraft – the An-225 Mriya (code named “Cossackâ€￾ by NATO).

    The 225 is a six-engined airplane, capable of carrying 250,000 kg of load: an astonishing mass, even compared to Mriya’s smaller brother, larger than the C-5.

    The main purpose behind the design was to carry Soviet made space-shuttle, Buran, on its back. The widespread v-fins of 225 allow for clearance needed to mitigate the turbulence influencing the tail, the problem NASA struggled with when putting a Space Shuttle atop a 747.



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  2. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    and it looks good too
     
  3. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    will we purchase some?
     
  4. layman

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    The Russian military will launch a new reconnaissance satellite from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia on June 8, a space industry source said.
    “A Russian military satellite will be launched on board a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk launch site on June 8,â€￾ the source, who asked to remain anonymous, told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
    According to previous reports, the satellite is the second in the new Persona series of electro-optical reconnaissance satellites based on the Resurs DK remote sensing satellite.
    The first Persona satellite (Kosmos 2441) was launched onto a sun synchronous orbit in July 2008 but reportedly malfunctioned in February 2009 due to a failure in electronic components.
    Russia operates a network of about 60-70 military reconnaissance satellites, featuring updated imaging technology and an extended lifetime of up to seven years, according to open sources.
     
  5. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Russia will launch a Proton carrier rocket with three additional satellites for its Glonass global positioning and navigation network on July 2, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

    "Three new Glonass satellites will be launched from the Baikonur space center on July 2," Rogozin said at a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday.

    Rogozin said that the Glonass satellite grouping currently comprises 24 operational satellites, which ensures its global coverage. In addition, the satellite cluster includes four satellites in reserve and an advanced Glonass-K satellite in a testing phase.

    The satellites scheduled for launch in July will replace the ones whose service life has expired, he added.

    "Our key goal now is to ensure the demand for data provided by the satellites," Rogozin said. "We can achieve this goal by involving other countries, for example India."

    Glonass is Russia's answer to the US Global Positioning System, or GPS, and is designed for both military and civilian use.

    The GLONASS satellite constellation, which was initially completed in 1995, suffered from insufficient financing that eventually caused gaps in coverage. But a renewed commitment to the system saw full global coverage restored by 2011.

    By 2020, Russia plans to have 30 satellites in orbit, including six in reserve. The new-generation Glonass-Ks will eventually replace the outdated satellites in orbit.

    Russia to Launch 3 Glonass Satellites on July 2 | Russia | RIA Novosti
     
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  6. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    While the early buzz on the Paris Air Show swirls around scaled-back delegations from the US and others, Russia’s military firms have seized the opportunity to make a splash on the global scene.

    The Yak-130 light attack jet, Kamov KA-52 attack helicopter and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter will all be flying at the show, marking the first time since 1999 that Russian fighters will be on display at Paris. That show ended in near-tragedy when an Su-30 crashed during maneuvers, with the pilots ejecting just above ground level.

    The Su-35 is particularly interesting, as Paris is the fighter’s first public appearance abroad. A heavily modified version of the Su-27 with new engines and advanced avionics, the Su-35 comes with 12 weapon stations and can carry a weapons load of 8,000 kilograms, according to company data.

    Reports have compared the Su-35 to the F-35 joint strike fighter. But if Russia expects to compete in the same markets, it may be disappointed, said Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with the Teal Group.

    The Su-35 market is “the same as the Sukhoi market has always been, which is India, China and some other, more marginal countries,†he said. “The idea that it would be an F-35 competitor any more than the Su-30 was is a bit ridiculous.

    “That doesn’t mean it isn’t a good plane,†Aboulafia said. “In terms of being a strategic rival to the F-35, absolutely, but in terms of commercial competitor for the same markets, I can’t imagine any overlap whatsoever.â€

    The benefit of a Russian appearance is “very understandable,†said Mark Gunzinger, a former Pentagon official and now senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

    “Foreign military sales are very important to them,†he said. “They have some good technologies, they have some good engines. They have low observability, and they want to sell a lot of equipment. So why shouldn’t they show up to Paris?â€

    “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin has revved up promises of defense spending across all Russian industrial sectors,†Rebecca Grant, an analyst with IRIS Research, said. “Russia’s presence in Paris with Su-35 and other advanced aircraft is part of his grand plan to revamp the Russian military and spend on internal defense programs.

    “It’s hard to say whether billions of rubles will be enough to modernize Russian forces, but Paris is a flashy and easy move,†she said.

    In another flashy move, media outlets reported June 4 that Russia is eyeing 1980s action star Steven Seagal to be the public face of a campaign to expand its weapon industry.

    Russia’s visit to Paris comes as the Russian arms industry draws renewed attention around the globe — though not necessarily for positive reasons.

    In late May, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad indicated that Russia may deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria, providing his embattled regime a high level of protection from Israeli or American airstrikes. The move drew international criticism.

    While Putin later said no decision had been made on transferring the systems, the director of Russia’s MiG told media that a Syrian delegation was in talks to purchase more than 10 Russian fighters.

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  7. brahmos_ii

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    At least five people were injured and some 6,000 local residents were evacuated on Tuesday from a village near an ammunition depot in central Russia where a fire caused massive explosions of stored artillery shells, the Emergencies Ministry said.

    The fire at the Volga Federal Ammunition Testing Site in the Samara region broke out late Tuesday, followed by a series of explosions that continue to rock the area, sending shrapnel flowing to a distance of up to a kilometer from the site, according to the ministry.

    “About 6,000 people were evacuated from the immediate vicinity of the depot,â€￾ the ministry said. “A search for residents who may have remained in the area is underway,â€￾ a ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti.

    Earlier reports said five people with shrapnel wounds had been brought to two local hospitals and 34 people were treated for minor injuries at the site.

    The spokesman said the depot stores some 6,000 122-mm artillery shells and, in the worst case scenario, the explosions could continue for two or three days.

    More than 500 personnel and 100 vehicles have been deployed so far to contain the fire and explosions, the ministry said.

    The incident is the latest in a string of fires and explosions at munitions storage and disposal sites that have plagued Russia in the past two years.

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  8. brahmos_ii

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    Joysticks with buttons will replace control columns on all Russian armoured vehicles, facilitating the work of the gunner and saving crucial time.

    Russian armoured vehicles of the future, including military vehicles based on the Armata and Kurganets platforms, will be equipped with new firing-controls, which will simplify the work of the gunner and free up some precious space in the armoured vehicle.

    Modern Multifunctional Remote Operational Management Complexes (MROMC), developed by the V.V. Tarasov Aviaavtomatika, will replace the currently used control columns, nicknamed ‘Cheburashka’ for their resemblance to the character in children’s books, which were developed in the late 1950s).

    “We are currently completing development work on our multi-functional control panels,” the press service of Aviaavtomatika told Izvestia. “As early as next year, this product will be delivered to the Ministry of Defence for further testing directly inside the armoured vehicles.

    The MROMC has two joysticks, similar to those used in helicopters. The shape is adapted to the structure of the human hand, with recesses for the fingers. Each joystick is equipped with special wrist supports and is height-adjustable, allowing the gunner to set them as required.

    Every joystick has a set of buttons, each of which is responsible for certain functions of the firing-control system. The one on the right is responsible for the sighting device: it has buttons that allow the gunner to select a target, and point the gun to it. The buttons of the left panel are connected directly to the instrumentation of the tank or armoured personnel carrier (APC). They allow the gunner to turn the turret of the combat vehicle, and lift the cannon up and down. The left joystick also allows the gunner to select the type of ammunition, and also holds the trigger to fire the cannon.

    Military expert Vlad Belogrud told Izvestia that joysticks – now installed on tanks and APCs and used to manage firing devices – are installed in all modern armoured vehicles.

    “NATO armies started installing these types of control panels in the mid-1980s, which allowed then to solve several problems at once,” said Belogrud. “Placing the firing controls on two separate joysticks facilitates the work of the gunner, and saves precious seconds, crucial in combat.”

    Belogrud said these joysticks are much smaller than traditional controls and free up considerable space inside the vehicle, allowing for a more compact layout for the combat vehicle.

    “Another advantage provided by these panels is better ergonomics,” he said. “Modern tanks and armoured personnel carriers are supersaturated with sophisticated electronics, such as night vision devices, target recognition and tracking systems. Management of all these elements simultaneously can distract the crew during battle.”

    According to Belogrud, the installation of joystick-type controls in armoured vehicles is also associated with the emergence of new mechanisms for turning the turret, which improve the accuracy in aiming and shooting.
     
  9. Aero

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    Attacker was speaking Turkish , Translation is as :
    Don’t forget Aleppo. Don’t forget Syria. Unless our towns are secure, you won’t enjoy security. Only death can take me from here. Everyone who is involved in this suffering will pay a price.

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    A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman told reporters on Monday that the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, had died after being shot by a gunman.

    "Today in Ankara as a result of an attack, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Turkey, Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov, received a wound from which he died," spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

    Dramatic television footage showed a man in a dark suit and tie waving a gun and gesturing in the air at the Ankara exhibition hall. A photograph posted on Twitter showed him holding a pistol, standing close to a podium in the gallery, its walls hung with pictures. Four people including what appeared to be the ambassador lay on the floor.

    Numerous reports on social media identified the gunman as a police personnel. "The attacker is a policeman," Ankara mayor Melih Gokcek said on his official Twitter account.

    The gunman in the attack has been "neutralised", Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency said.

    Russia has called the killing a 'terrorist attack.'

    Hurriyet newspaper's English website said ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot while making a speech and that Turkish special forces had surrounded the building. NTV said three other people were wounded.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/...ndrey-karlov-shot-ankara-161219162430858.html
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...killed-in-gun-attack/articleshow/56070573.cms
     
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  10. Ripcord322

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    May the Ambassador Mr Andrey Karlov rest in peace.
     
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    Rest in Peace.
     
  12. MilSpec

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    Quite sad development in Turkey. Any Idea what the gunman was saying?
     
  13. Dagger

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    His cries during the assassination have been translated, according to a report at Business Insider. At first, he shouted in Arabic: “We’ve made an oath to Mohammed to die in martyrdom, [it is] revenge for Syria and Aleppo.”

    Altintas then switched to Turkish and shouted, “Don’t forget Aleppo. Don’t forget Syria… You won’t be safe. Only my dead body will leave here.”

    He was described as speaking Turkish with an “educated, Istanbul accent” with “no trace of foreign accent, Arab or otherwise.”"
    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/12/19/russian-ambassador-turkey-shot-speech-ankara/

    Terrible- Characteristical of unethical jihadis to shoot the messenger. Rest in Peace.
     
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  14. Aero

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    He was speaking Turkish

    Don’t forget Aleppo. Don’t forget Syria. Unless our towns are secure, you won’t enjoy security. Only death can take me from here. Everyone who is involved in this suffering will pay a price.

    He was handled by security forces later on.

    Yeah, its sad to see Turkey go down this shithole path like its neighbours. There was a bombing few days ago.
     
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  15. T-123456

    T-123456 2nd Lieutant THINKER

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    This is what happens when an idiot rules a country elected by dumb sheep.
    Every fvcking day something bad happens in the country.
    There is nothing to say but:it will get worse.
     

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