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    Re: JSC Concern VKO "Almaz-Antey": News

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:46 am

    Austin wrote:

    Thanks , any reason why the 30mm bullet ricochet ?

    Any bullet that doesn't have enough energy/density to plug where it lands will ricochet. Tracers have less density than the full rounds so they will bounce off just about anything. They often fall off before they get there.

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    Post  GarryB on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:57 pm

    Sometimes also if the rounds hit hard things like rocks or even if they just hit at very shallow angles they can bounce off or even break up with the tracer component continuing to burn.

    I had some .22lr tracer rounds and they were neat fun. I especially liked to use them after it had rained at night because the wet ground reflected their light. Because the rounds were only .22lr they were only travelling at about the speed of sound.

    From the side they seemed to move fast and were just red lines of light, but from above and behind the rifle as you fired them because you could see their entire flight path they strangely seemed rather different.

    On a wet night they looked like golf ball sized balls of red light that floated away on a lazy curve with a patch of red refected glow on the ground below them as they travelled. Quite often when they hit the ground you'd see them suddenly bounce straight up in a line or streak.

    It was because they were heading away from me that they seemed so slow I guess.

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    Alma Antey news:

    Post  Russian Patriot on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:55 am

    Russian missile maker to build two plants, expand exports

    RIA Novosti

    17:11 29/12/2010

    MOSCOW, December 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Almaz-Antei conglomerate will receive a government loan to build two new production facilities to expand the export of missile defense systems, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Wednesday.

    The conglomerate's core products are the S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems, most of which are procured by the Russian military, he said, adding that exports were limited.

    "However, these goods, to so speak, are in great demand on the international market," he noted.

    The S-300PS Grumble model entered service with the Russian Armed Forces in 1985. It has an effective range of 90 kilometers (56 miles).

    The S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) is designed to engage airborne targets at distances of up to 400 kilometers (250 miles), double the range of the U.S. MIM-104 Patriot.

    Russia currently has three S-400 battalions.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-101229-rianovosti01.htm

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:57 am

    This is good news, but it would be better if they announced new orders for S-400 systems for the Russian armed forces too.

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    Nice CGI video of various air defense systems.

    Post  coolieno99 on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:33 am

    Nice CGI video of various air defense systems.


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    Aerospace Defense Holding Proposed for Russia

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:58 pm

    The expert council on Russia’s Aerospace Defense System (ADS) has proposed consolidating all the related defense-industry enterprises into a single holding, council executive director Boris Cheltsov said on Friday.

    Priority should be given to establishing an ADS managing company and holding modeled on the Almaz-Antey air-defense corporation, United Shipbuilding Corporation and United Aircraft Corporation, he said.

    The holding will work on projects for the ADS unified strategic command combining air, missile and space defenses, which was established in December 2011, Cheltsov said.

    It combines the existing air defense and missile defense networks, missile early-warning systems and airspace monitoring systems under a unified strategic command.

    http://www.en.ria.ru/mlitary_news/20120120/170866429.html

    My take: Unified is good , but something tells me corruption may grow...

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    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:02 am

    All the different components working together so that all the systems will be better integrated sounds like a good idea, but will it retain a structure that promotes striving like competition does, but without the dual effort waste that competition also creates?

    Priority should be given to establishing an ADS managing company and holding modeled on the Almaz-Antey air-defense corporation, United Shipbuilding Corporation and United Aircraft Corporation, he said.

    The problem I see immediately is that if this is for the Space and Air Defence Forces then the analogy doesn't work...

    The Ship building Corporation is hardly going to be doing much work for the Army, and will likely do most of its work for the Navy.

    The united aircraft corporation will likely be working for the Air force, with some work for the Navy and also for the PVO... which is now part of the space and air defence forces.

    Almaz-Antey make SAMs and other precision guided missiles, so it will be working for the Navy, the Army, the Space and Air Defence Forces, and the Air Force.

    Putting together a dedicated company that makes stuff for the Space and Air Defence Forces has the problem that this company will also be working in areas other companies are already working...

    The Space and Air Defence forces are a combination of the VKO or space defence forces (operating space observation radar and EO systems, and satellites) and PVO or Air Defence Forces (operating ground fixed and mobile radars, SAMs, and interceptor aircraft)
    The point is that the SAMs for the VKKO are the S-300V4 and are currently being made by Almaz-Antey, and its Mig-31 interceptors are already being made/supported by UAC MIG.

    The problem as you might have noticed becomes no one company can provide everything for a "force" without duplication... having one Almaz-Antey making SAMs for the Army and a different company making SAMs for the VKKO, and the Navy would result in unncessary duplication.

    The United aircraft corporation don't make guided air to ground or air to air missiles, while the united shipping corporation don't make naval SAMs.

    The idea of a dedicated company to produce products specifically for the VKKO is OK as long as there is no duplication. Almaz-Antey can continue to design and make new missiles for VKKO SAMs and VKKO interceptor aircraft.

    As long as the idea is to bring together the design bureaus and factories that make products for the VKKO without duplicating products from other companies I think it is fine.

    Any Mig-31 replacement for example could be based on a UAC aircraft rather than the new company with no experience in aircraft design trying to come up with one.

    It would be good if they set it up like the TsAGI testing facilities where all the different design bureaus had their own small scale facilities but by also having a centralised test facility it could be much bigger and better than any one group could afford that was available to the richest design bureau to the poorest.

    Even with the separate companies (ie Ship, aircraft, guided missile, and now space and air defence) they should ensure cooperation and standardisation where ever practical. So radars and EO systems on all sorts of different platforms from space to underwater and everywhere in between could be standardised and compatible.

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    Re: JSC Concern VKO "Almaz-Antey": News

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:15 pm

    More details:


    Rogozin Proposes State Body on Aerospace Defenses

    RIA Novosti

    18:15 27/01/2012

    MOSCOW, January 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Friday proposed setting up a government body responsible for consolidating efforts aimed at the creation of an effective aerospace defense network in the country.

    “We need to set up some sort of a systemic integrator under the Military Industrial Commission, which could bring together the work of our designers and scientists and the demands of the aerospace defense forces,” Rogozin said during a visit to the Almaz-Antey company.

    Rogozin said the production of new weaponry for aerospace defenses was currently in a poor state, which could prevent Russia from protecting itself effectively against potential attacks.

    Federal authorities and defense industry should work closely together to ensure the provision of advanced weaponry for the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces, he said.

    Moscow believes that the greatest potential threat Russia may be facing in the next decade is the U.S.-backed European missile shield being created near its borders.

    Russia and NATO agreed to cooperate on the so-called Euro missile shield during the Russia-NATO Council summit in Lisbon in November 2010. NATO insists there should be two independent systems that exchange information, while Russia favors a joint system with full-scale interoperability.

    Talks with the NATO on the subject have reached a deadlock over Moscow’s concerns that the deployment of U.S. missile defense systems in Europe would be a security threat.

    Russia says it would be logical and efficient to create a network of "sector" defenses where each member state or group of states would assume responsibility for intercepting and destroying ballistic missiles over assigned territory.

    Rogozin said on Friday that Russia still hoped to continue joint missile defense dialogue with NATO.

    “We understand perfectly well that if our opponents had political goodwill and simply common sense, we could have joined our efforts in creating a multilayered, advanced and reliable aerospace defense network protecting the whole European continent,” he said.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2012/russia-120127-rianovosti02.htm

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    Re: JSC Concern VKO "Almaz-Antey": News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:04 am

    Moscow believes that the greatest potential threat Russia may be facing in the next decade is the U.S.-backed European missile shield being created near its borders.

    Moscow thinks US ABM system in Europe is the greatest threat to Russias security.

    The US claims the ABM system in Europe is not directed at Russia (though it refuses to put that down on paper as such) and doesn't understand what Russia is so upset about.

    Cold war over my backside.

    [qutoe]“We understand perfectly well that if our opponents had political goodwill and simply common sense, we could have joined our efforts in creating a multilayered, advanced and reliable aerospace defense network protecting the whole European continent,” he said.[/quote]

    In other words if the US was telling the truth and this ABM system was not for use against Russia then they would be happy to cooperate with Russia on this.

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    Russia to Build Two Space-Defense Missile Plants

    Post  Russian Patriot on Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:45 pm

    Russia to Build Two Space-Defense Missile Plants

    Two space-defense missile plants will be built in central Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday.

    The first, to be based in Nizhny Novgorod, will employ 5,000 workers and have a total manufacturing volume of 6 billion rubles (about $200 million). The second, in the city of Kirov, will employ 3,000.

    “I hope we will develop models that are superior to those of our potential opponents,” he told President Dmitry Medvedev.

    Rogozin previously proposed consolidating all the related defense-industry enterprises into a single holding with priority to be given to establishing an Aerospace Defense System managing company and holding modeled on the Almaz-Antey air-defense corporation, United Shipbuilding Corporation and United Aircraft Corporation.

    The holding will work on projects for the ADS unified strategic command combining air, missile and space defenses, which was established in December 2011.

    It combines the existing air defense and missile defense networks, missile early-warning systems and airspace monitoring systems under a unified strategic command.

    http://www.en.ria.ru/russia/20120203/171120539.html

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    Re: JSC Concern VKO "Almaz-Antey": News

    Post  GarryB on Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:20 am

    This is good news for engineers in Russia...

    And it should ease the production bottleneck.

    The main dilemma of course is that for the next 2 decades that production of new weapons will greatly expand both for domestic use and export, but if you build too much production capacity the orders get filled quicker but in 10-20 years you might find you have too much production capacity.

    I think creating an Aerospace "company" would be a sensible move to coordinate new material for the new Aerospace defence forces.

    Not only that but I think the various companies should be encouraged to cooperate in areas where there are common interests.

    Obviously you don't want this new Aerospace company to try to duplicate the work done at Antei Almaz for instance.

    The companies that make radars for satellites and for aircraft and land based radars could cooperate with the makers of radar for ships and subs... by combining the work you get a larger pool of funds to develop technology with, and any breakthroughs can be rather more widely deployed to greater effect.

    With the move to AESA technology and the investment already put in, it means AESA arrays will start popping up all over the place and share common components which should help to drive down costs and increase the rate of development.

    As with the Army with their new families of vehicles, with engine families, they could take it further and have a scaled radar family and missile families and EO families and propulsion families at sea and in the air, as well as on land.

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    Post  AMosienko on Mon May 28, 2012 6:19 pm

    A number of Private defense contractors in Russia are doing great business.

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    Re: JSC Concern VKO "Almaz-Antey": News

    Post  George1 on Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:30 am

    Almaz-Antey Opens New Testing Facility in St. Petersburg

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    Post  Viktor on Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:49 pm

    George1 wrote:Almaz-Antey Opens New Testing Facility in St. Petersburg

    Pic of the facility


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    Re: JSC Concern VKO "Almaz-Antey": News

    Post  Viktor on Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:16 pm

    Great Almaz-Antey consolidation and what does it mean ...

    Jewel in the crown of aerospace defense

    No, it's not just a name change. The same decree of the "Almaz-Antey" Space Systems Corporation transferred special-purpose "Comet", "Central Research Institute of Radio Engineering Academician AI Berg "and" Plant "Navigator". " All three companies engaged in space echelon of media EKR (reconnaissance, targeting, monitoring, satellite navigation).

    The logic is clear: to gather under one roof all the management who solves the problem of the formation of a unified aerospace defense system - from target detection to its defeat, both aerodynamic purpose and ballistic as within the atmosphere and beyond.

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    Re: JSC Concern VKO "Almaz-Antey": News

    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:02 pm

    PVO Almaz-Antey was renamed to Aerospace Defense Concern
    Russian Aviaton » Thursday February 12, 2015 15:28 MSK

    PVO Almaz-Antey Concern was renamed to Almaz-Antey Aerospace Defense Concern, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to official legislative website.

    In accordance with the order signed by the President of Russia and posted at the website, 100% of the concern’s shares are federal property.

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    Post  mutantsushi on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:48 am

    I could no longer find the source where I originally read this, but here goes anyways, the ultimate source is Kremlin PR anyways...
    Interesting bit that former director of Almaz-Antey is being put in charge of Counter Intelligence, probably appropriate given he probably was
    involved in similar work vis-a-vis Almaz-Antey's own operations given the importance of maintaining secrecy re: their products.

    President Vladimir Putin has appointed Lieutenant General Vladislav Menschikova the head of the counterintelligence Service of the FSB. About it reported on the website of the President.

    Vladislav Menshchikov was born in 1959. In 1982 he graduated from the Leningrad mechanical Institute, "Production aircraft". From 1983 to 1995 he served in the KGB, then worked in the office of the Central Bank across St.-Petersburg, was the Deputy head of the Federal Agency for state reserves. From 2003 to 2014 he headed the Concern PVO "Almaz-Antey".

    In March 2014, Menshikov was appointed head of the Main Directorate of special programs of the President of Russia. The office oversees emergency preparedness of state authorities, as well as the construction and operation of spare management - protected government facilities from which to provide leadership in wartime.

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    Post  Big_Gazza on Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:51 am

    NickM wrote:
    Every single Russian (or Chinese or Indian) submarine can be detected by the UK and US. This is why Russian submarines hide under ice sheets to avoid detection and fire their SLBMs from their.

    Hmmm...  I guess that why an Akula SSN was able to operate in the Gulf of Mexico for over week without the US being aware of its presence.....

    I think what you meant to say was "Every single Russian (or Chinese or Indian) submarine can be detected by the UK and US, when they intentionally surface in international shipping lanes or when they return to port...."

    PS Hubris is not a virtue.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:56 am

    Big_Gazza wrote:
    NickM wrote:
    Every single Russian (or Chinese or Indian) submarine can be detected by the UK and US. This is why Russian submarines hide under ice sheets to avoid detection and fire their SLBMs from their.

    Hmmm...  I guess that why an Akula SSN was able to operate in the Gulf of Mexico for over week without the US being aware of its presence.....

    I think what you meant to say was "Every single Russian (or Chinese or Indian) submarine can be detected by the UK and US, when they intentionally surface in international shipping lanes or when they return to port...."

    PS Hubris is not a virtue.

    Actually it was operating in the Gulf of Mexico for an entire month. NickM loves proving that he's a jockstrap lol!

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    Post  Viktor on Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:06 pm

    Almaz - Antey facilities (3 different in pictures) about an year ago


    St.Petersburg











    Nizhniy Novgorod








    Kirov






    and the last Almaz-Antey promo which has its place in here - hopefully this year will new one come out and just might contain even S-500/S-350/Morefi etc Very Happy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZZ_RxcFwow

    and the official one about the S-400 from which we can learn that S-400 missiles has also PASSIVE GUIDED S-400 MISSILES - pay attention from 3:46 Very Happy Very Happy sniper

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    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:27 am

    Almaz-Antey plans to create ship-based anti-aircraft missile system

    Apart from that, Almaz-Antey is currently developing modular integrated weapons systems in the framework of fulfilling the program, a consortium’s spokesperson said

    ST. PETERSBURG, July 3. /TASS/. Russia’s Almaz-Antey arms manufacturer plans to create a ship-based anti-aircraft missile system, a consortium’s spokesperson told TASS on Friday.

    "To fulfill the state ship-building program, the consortium has to create a ship-based anti-aircraft missile system capable of solving tasks of aerospace and missile defense," the spokesperson said at the International Maritime Defense Show in St. Petersburg.

    He did not clarify what kind of system he means.

    Apart from that, the consortium is currently developing modular integrated weapons systems in the framework of fulfilling the program, the spokesperson added.


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    Post  Viktor on Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:19 pm

    Nice  thumbsup

    Redut and Shitl-1 finished testing ... moving on Very Happy

    Concern "Almaz-Antei" completes the testing of anti-aircraft systems for the new frigates of the Navy of the Russian Federation

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    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:09 pm

    Reports of Concern "Almaz-Antey". Part 1

    Reports of Concern "Almaz-Antey". Part 2


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    Reports of the enterprises of concern "Almaz-antei"

    Post  Austin on Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:14 pm

    Reports of the enterprises of concern "Almaz-antei". Part 1
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1365702.html

    Reports of the enterprises of concern "Almaz-antei". Part 2
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1365888.html

    Reports of the enterprises of concern "Almaz-antei". Part 3
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1368401.html


    To those who can read Russian any thing interesting in latest Almaz-Antei Report ?

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    Post  George1 on Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:45 am

    The results of activities of Almaz in 2015

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1694117.html


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