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    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:54 am

    New Tu-95MS strike by Κh-101 cruise missiles against targets in Syria



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    Post  AK-Rex on Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:11 am

    The defense Ministry showed the results of the X-101 missiles.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:32 pm

    The unfinished glider of the Tu-160 bomber was delivered to the final assembly shop of the Kazan plant

    According to the Kazan edition of BUSINESS Online in the article "Project Tu-160M2:" wings spread their wings, "a prototype of the new strategic bomber Tu-160M2 will be handed over to the flight test station of the Kazan Aviation Plant in three months.


    The glider of the unfinished Tu-160 aircraft with serial number 0804 is transported to the final assembly shop of the Kazan Aviation Plant. Kazan, 2017 (c) "Forward" (via BUSINESS Online)

    YES WE CAN

    The car # 804 will become the prototype of the Tu-160M2, after all, from zero, for a full cycle, a new bomber will be able to produce at best in 2021. In February, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov confirmed BUSINESS Online's suppositions that the first Tu-160M2 would be a reserve: "We need to raise the first aircraft in 2018 from the reserve." The rate of production will be two or three cars a year.

    As we already mentioned, in 2018 they will raise not the full Tu-160 in a new guise, but its prototype. It will be only a demonstration of the fact that KAZ and Russia as a whole are able to repeat technologies more than 30 years ago with some modern variations. After all, as the president of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slyusar stated, the experimental design work (OCD) for the Tu-160M2 will be completed only in 2021.

    For example, as stated in the concern "Radioelectronic Technologies", a new complex of airborne equipment will be created by 2020. We are talking about the development of new communication systems, electronic warfare, navigation, weapons control, and control. At PJSC "Kuznetsov" only the serial assembly of new engines for the strategist - NK-32-02 has just begun. Today a long-range cruise missile is being developed for the bomber - the Kh-DB. It is known that its predecessor - the X-101 missile with a conventional charge has a range of 3 thousand kilometers. The new missile will have a much longer range ...

    Only in April at KAZ again after more than two decades launched the electron-beam welding section. We are talking about vacuum annealing and welding of knots from titanium, for which once unique installations of electron-beam welding (ELU-24) and annealing (UVN-45) were used. "The first industrial, or combat, welding of the spar for the first production aircraft is being carried out," Yuri Borisov, deputy defense minister, said in Kazan. - We will wait for the results - the commission will check the quality of all the seams, will report to us. All preliminary welding showed that the technology was restored ... A great deal of work has been done, we have already several times addressed with words of gratitude to the entire industry, which, in a fairly short time, ahead of the previously scheduled schedules, restored the technological processes associated with the reproduction of the Tu-160M2 ".

    The machine No. 804 will become the prototype of the Tu-160M2, since from the ground up, in a full cycle, a new bomber will be able to produce at best in 2021.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2721775.html


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    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:49 am

    Russian Defense Ministry Says Eyeing Purchase of 50 Modernized Tu-160 Bombers

    The Russian deputy defense minister said that Russia planned to buy some 50 modernized Tu-160 bombers.

    ZHUKOVSKY (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to buy some 50 modernized Tu-160 bombers the serial production of which will begin in 2012, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Tuesday.

    "The serial production of three or four planes a year will begin in 2021. We intend to buy around 50 planes of this brand," Borisov told reporters.

    The Tu-160, one of Russia’s most formidable weapons, is a supersonic variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber/missile carrier.

    It is designed to engage targets around the globe with nuclear and conventional weapons.

    Tu-160 bombers have participated in Russia's campaign against terrorists in Syria.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201707181055658243-russia-tu160-bombers-purchase/


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    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:33 am

    Upgrade of Russian strategic bombers tops Defense Ministry’s priority list

    These planes are an important component of the country’s nuclear potential, the Russian defense minister says

    MOSCOW, August 4. /TASS/. The work to extend the service life of Tupolev Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers and raise their combat efficiency is on the Russian Defense Ministry’s priority list, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.

    "We’ll continue discussing today how tasks are being solved to develop the fleet of Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers. These planes are an important component of the country’s nuclear potential," the defense minister said at the ministry’s conference call.

    These planes carry out regular flights under the nuclear containment plan over the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea and also in eastern areas, the defense minister said.

    "That is why, extending the service life of the missile carriers and raising their combat efficiency are among our priority tasks. Now the public joint-stock company Tupolev is carrying out modernization of the planes jointly with other industrial enterprises and also repairing aviation engines, onboard equipment and reproducing new units and assemblies. Considering the high significance of works being carried out, we’ll discuss what has been done over this month," the defense minister said.

    The Tu-160 is the Soviet strategic missile carrier armed with cruise missiles that can carry nuclear warheads. Along with the Tu-95MS missile carrier, the Tu-160 makes part of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces along with the ground-based missile systems and submarines.


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    Post  T-47 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:42 pm

    I'd love to see at least a few Tu-95s are active to achieve 100 years of operational service!!!!!

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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:28 am

    T-47 wrote:I'd love to see at least a few Tu-95s are active to achieve 100 years of operational service!!!!!
    Possible if you start counting by first flight of the design, back in the 50's. But it is still very far away if you start counting when the frames were produced, Tu-95MS are much newer than most people think, it is a deep modernization (including structural) of the original Tu-95, developed in the 70's and produced till the early 90's, so the oldest Tu-95 in service nowadays must be 40 years old (if there is any frame produced in the late 70's still flying), and the newest 25 years old.

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    Post  T-47 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:55 pm

    Svyatoslavich wrote:
    Possible if you start counting by first flight of the design, back in the 50's. But it is still very far away if you start counting when the frames were produced, Tu-95MS are much newer than most people think, it is a deep modernization (including structural) of the original Tu-95, developed in the 70's and produced till the early 90's, so the oldest Tu-95 in service nowadays must be 40 years old (if there is any frame produced in the late 70's still flying), and the newest 25 years old.

    Yes I am aware of the that time frame. And I am counting it from first flight. Still it'll be an impressive achievement for aviation history.

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    Post  JohninMK on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:12 pm

    Link from Eehnie on another thread http://structure.mil.ru/structure/forces/vks/news/more.htm?id=12120918@egNews Link Yandex translated.

    Note the comment on the Tu-95 replaced by the PAK DA and a complete electronics upgrade to keep them going until then.

    All strategic bombers Tu-160, which are now in the battle of the aerospace defence forces of Russia, will be completely modernized. This was announced by Deputy defense Minister Yury Borisov during a visit to the Kazan aviation plant.

    "All 16 Tu-160 which are in service, one hundred percent will be subjected to radical modernization. This means that there will be only a glider. All cable work, all on-Board equipment will be dismantled. In addition, will be upgraded and the Tu-22M3" – said the Deputy Minister.

    He stressed that resource available Tu-160 fully enough prior to the entry into operation of the new Tu-160M2, the production of which will be restored in Russia.

    "All this was confirmed by calculations, carried out practical investigations of the main structures of the body. These studies confirm that strength reserve is very high and the resource stock of the Tu-160 is almost limitless," – said Yuri Borisov.

    In addition, the resource turboprop strategic bombers Tu-95 is maximally extended as long as the system does not enter a promising aviation complex distant aviation (PAK DA). This aircraft is planned in the new state armament programme for the years 2018-2025.

    "We'll do our best to prolong its life by replacing the entire fleet of on-Board equipment, – said the Deputy head of the military Department, because huge amounts of money invested in maintaining this car, and she will live at least until then, until we reach the serial production of advanced complex of distant aircraft PAK YES."

    According to Yuri Borisov, the PAK DA is to actually replace the Tu-95.

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