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    Re: Su-25SM numbers

    Post  TR1 on Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:41 pm

    Shit, I don't see any DIRCM yet.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:01 pm

    Sukhoi Su-25SM attack aircraft tactical flight training begins in Russia’s south

    The maneuvers involve up to 100 troops, about 20 modernized Sukhoi Su-25SM attack aircraft and about 50 units of special military equipment

    MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. Tactical flight training exercises with live firing have been launched in Russia’s Stavropol region, the press service of the Southern Military District reported on Wednesday.

    "The maneuvers involve up to 100 troops, about 20 modernized Sukhoi Su-25SM attack aircraft and about 50 units of special military equipment. The demonstration exercise also involves more than 30 representatives of the command of aviation units of the Air Force and Air Defence grouping of the military district," a representative of the Southern Military District said.

    According to him, during the main phase of the exercise the aircraft squadron of attack planes are to hit targets, simulating helicopters and army aviation facilities of the imaginary enemy at the Arzgir range.

    "The pilots will also demonstrate their advanced aerobatics skills performing such elements as barrel roll, horizontal roll and skewed loop, attack heading turnover, vertical loop at speeds from 300 to 800 km per hour and altitudes of 1.5 thousand to 3 thousand metres," the Southern Military District source said.

    During the exercise the pilots are to perform about 30 scheduled sorties, 80 launches of rockets and fire about 800 rounds from aircraft guns.

    The Southern Military District (North Caucasus Military District before 2010) is within the administrative borders of the Republic of Adygea, Republic of Dagestan, Republic of Ingushetia, the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, the Republic of Kalmykia, the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, the Republic of Crimea, the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, the Chechen Republic, the Krasnodar, Stavropol territories, the Astrakhan, Volgograd, Rostov regions and the city of Sevastopol.

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    Re: Su-25SM numbers

    Post  Viktor on Fri May 29, 2015 9:23 pm

    Nice Very Happy

    Su-25 upgrade to the most modern modification - Sioux 25SM3

    "It is expected that work on the first batch of upgraded technology Su-25SM3 will be completed in the fourth quarter of this year", - said the source.

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    Post  Cyberspec on Sat May 30, 2015 6:33 am

    Viktor wrote:Nice  Very Happy

    Su-25 upgrade to the most modern modification - Sioux 25SM3

    "It is expected that work on the first batch of upgraded technology Su-25SM3 will be completed in the fourth quarter of this year", - said the source.

    It will be interesting to see if they will feature the L370-5 'Vitebsk' self-defense suite as the report hints...

    According to him, in the future it is planned to upgrade to SM-3 not only the su-25, but previously upgraded su-25SM. "The technical documentation was transferred to 121 ARZ last year. Before that special flight tests were conducted, during which tested a new means of defense, attack, and new types of guided and unguided munitions," - said the Agency interlocutor.

    And apparently it will be able to engage up to 4 targets in one pass

    He noted that through the use of new aircraft weapons and EW systems the su-25SM3 got the possibility to defeat four ground targets in one attack

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    Post  Werewolf on Sat May 30, 2015 6:40 am

    That might mean it has autotrack and autolockon which would easen the work of the pilot to actually destroy then one or two targets per strife.

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    Post  GarryB on Sat May 30, 2015 1:58 pm

    It says up to 4 targets in one pass... now imagine you are flying in on a bunker when a radar system lights up your aircraft, and two tanks appear... you have under your wing pylons two Kh-29s, two Kh-25MP missiles, and two Kh-25MAE missiles.

    You lock on and launch the TV guided Kh-29 to deal with the bunker and automatically fire a Kh-25MP missile at the radar source and then lock and launch the two Kh-25MAE missiles at the two tanks you detected.

    With all of those weapons being fire and forget you can then break away from your run and manouver for another attack to look at the results of your first engagement.

    the Kh-29T with a 320kg HE shaped charge warhead should demolish the bunker fairly easily, while the Kh-25MP should deal with the radar source, and the two tanks should be destroyed by the 90kg HE warhead on each of the Kh-25MAEs.

    Of course they could also refer to the use of Vikhr missiles... perhaps an upgrade related to the Pantsir upgrade where 4 targets can be engaged at one time with three guided by radar and one by electro optics... that would allow four targets to be engaged in one pass too.


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    Post  George1 on Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:47 pm

    Defense Minister orders creation of military, social infrastructure for Siberian airfield

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu inspects the airfield in Siberia's Trans-Baikal territory, where a separate assault regiment on Su-25 jets will be accommodated

    STEP AIRFIELD/Trans-Baikal Territory/, June 8. /TASS/. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu set the task on Monday of creating by 2016 both military and social infrastructure for the airfield and military town Step, Siberia's Trans-Baikal territory, where a separate assault regiment on Su-25 jets will be accommodated.

    Shoigu has arrived on an inspection visit to the forces of the Eastern military district. His working trip started with the inspection of the Step airfield located some 250 kilometers (155.3 miles) to the south-east of Chita, the administrative center of the Trans-Baikal territory.

    "All the works are to be completed in 2016," the minister said as he listened to the report of the representatives of the Third Command of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Eastern military district and the leadership of the federal agency for special construction, Spetstroy.

    After the construction of the airfield is completed, a separate assault regiment will be located there allowing enhancing geographical capabilities of the combat aviation. Some 1,000 servicemen are expected to settle there.

    During his trip, Shoigu is also due to listen to a report of the Eastern military district’s command on the progress on implementing the Action Plan Up to 2020 and also check the effort aimed at organizing combat training of military units and subdivisions of the district.

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    Re: Su-25SM numbers

    Post  mack8 on Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:12 pm

    More than 10 Su-25SM3 to be delivered this year.
    http://news.rambler.ru/politics/30573473/

    Last time we saw any footage/ images the first SM3 birds were just being finished, surely flight testing should have started by now? Would love some images.

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    Post  Berkut on Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:57 pm

    Su-25SM3 has been in flight testing at Akhtubinsk for several years. Few times a frame dropped by Zhukovsky.

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    Post  medo on Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:09 pm

    Any informations regarding modernization of Su-25UB planes.

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    Post  Berkut on Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:11 pm

    In 1.5-2 years; http://vpk-news.ru/news/25637

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    Post  victor1985 on Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:25 pm

    Look a idea: a aircraft could have small drones whit flares and a small radar to fool the missile that target the aircraft

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    Post  medo on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:51 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9HblmwgC2s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM2dWC_3GGQ

    Su-25SM3 launches Kh-58 anti-radar missile. I think they say a distance to the radar was 105 km.

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    Post  Viktor on Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:18 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    "Rooks" with advanced sighting complete state tests

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    Post  mack8 on Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:35 pm

    That si interesting, so presumably part of the Su-25 fleet will be upgraded with the SVP-24-25,  likely much cheaper than the top-end SM3 upgrade, but also not as capable as far as i gather. This might have to do with recent statements about defence spending reduction (a big mistake imo, big mistake), what do you think?

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    Post  medo on Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:56 am

    mack8 wrote:That si interesting, so presumably part of the Su-25 fleet will be upgraded with the SVP-24-25,  likely much cheaper than the top-end SM3 upgrade, but also not as capable as far as i gather. This might have to do with recent statements about defence spending reduction (a big mistake imo, big mistake), what do you think?

    It's difficult to say. Maybe this Gefest FCS will be also part of Su-25SM upgrade. As I know, Su-25SM modernization mostly include new navigational suite with additional GPS/GLONASS complex and ESM complex with new Pastel RWR and now also with MAWS sensors and new jamming pods. Of course it get new HUD and an LCD display, but the rest of FCS is the same as Su-25SM didn't get any new weapon. We don't know, what is the difference between Su-25SM and SVP-24-25 FCS, they both improve accuracy with unguided munition through improved navigational suite and GPS/GLONASS complex. Maybe Gefest have better FCS computer and could integrate more weapons into it. I hope they will integrate TV/IIR guided missiles and bombs, which will improve Su-25SM capabilities to operate from the safe distance and to improve night capabilities with IIR guided missiles.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:27 am

    Russia’s Defense Ministry to set up new air assault group in Siberia

    The air regiment with its Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) attack aircraft will fly from the Step airfield near Chita

    MOSCOW, July 28. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry has started forming a new large air group, which will be based in East Siberia, Eastern Military District spokesman Alexander Gordeyev said on Tuesday.

    The air assault regiment will be based at the aerodrome Step in the Trans-Baikal Territory, the spokesman said.

    The air regiment with its Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) attack aircraft will fly from the Step airfield near Chita whose modernization will take no more than a year, the spokesman said, adding the aerodrome would be a unique logistics center.

    "Currently work is under way to form the engineering and technical and maintenance personnel and requests have been filed for the necessary amount of armaments and combat hardware and material supplies," the colonel said.

    Engineering and technical units and the air regiment’s flight control service are expected to be established by the end of this year, he added.

    After the completion of necessary works, the Step aerodrome will have no analogs in East Siberia and the Russian Far East by its capabilities, the spokesman said.

    Apart from the possibility to receive aircraft of all types, from helicopters to heavy military transport planes, the aerodrome will feature developed infrastructure with unique logistics possibilities," the spokesman said.


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    Post  d_taddei2 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:30 pm

    does anyone know if the SU-25 is still in production as i understand the factory that built them was situated in Georgia.

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    Post  medo on Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:31 pm

    d_taddei2 wrote:does anyone know if the SU-25 is still in production as i understand the factory that built them was situated in Georgia.

    As I know, at the moment no new Su-25 is in production. there were some plans to produce new Su-25UBM in Ulan Ude as factory in Ulan Ude produced two seater Su-25UB. Single seater Su-25 was produced in Tbilisi in Georgia.

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    Post  medo on Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:29 pm

    George1 wrote:Russia’s Defense Ministry to set up new air assault group in Siberia

    The air regiment with its Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) attack aircraft will fly from the Step airfield near Chita

    MOSCOW, July 28. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry has started forming a new large air group, which will be based in East Siberia, Eastern Military District spokesman Alexander Gordeyev said on Tuesday.

    The air assault regiment will be based at the aerodrome Step in the Trans-Baikal Territory, the spokesman said.

    The air regiment with its Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) attack aircraft will fly from the Step airfield near Chita whose modernization will take no more than a year, the spokesman said, adding the aerodrome would be a unique logistics center.

    "Currently work is under way to form the engineering and technical and maintenance personnel and requests have been filed for the necessary amount of armaments and combat hardware and material supplies," the colonel said.

    Engineering and technical units and the air regiment’s flight control service are expected to be established by the end of this year, he added.

    After the completion of necessary works, the Step aerodrome will have no analogs in East Siberia and the Russian Far East by its capabilities, the spokesman said.

    Apart from the possibility to receive aircraft of all types, from helicopters to heavy military transport planes, the aerodrome will feature developed infrastructure with unique logistics possibilities," the spokesman said.

    Most probably RuAF will relocate Su-25 regiment from Domna air base to renovated Step air base.

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    Re: Su-25SM numbers

    Post  Viktor on Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:53 am

    Nice thumbsup

    The first batch of Su-25SM3 will be transferred to the Russian Air Force until the end of the year

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    Post  franco on Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:44 am

    The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to accelerate the modernization of all Su-25 to the level of SM3.

    Legendary attack aircraft, the name of which is supplemented by the prefix “SM3”, is different from its predecessors by the new electronic equipment domestic production.

    The equipment allows the use of modern guided missiles and guided aerial bombs. According to the pilots, the combat effectiveness of the upgraded vehicles increased almost threefold. Su-25SM3 especially good in the fight against the enemy drones.

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:06 am

    Actually I would pay good money to try that... flying around in an Su-35SM3 with a couple of 23mm cannon pods and of course the main 30mm gun and fly around airspace in the middle of nowhere over Russia shooting down unmanned drones designed to look like US drones and western fighter aircraft... Smile

    That would be serious fun.


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    Post  Viktor on Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:55 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    2015Modernization of the first combat training Su-25UB

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    Post  franco on Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:53 pm

    Viktor wrote:Nice  thumbsup

    2015Modernization of the first combat training Su-25UB

    Interesting because I had read way back when the Su-25SM came out that it included an order for 2 UB's to be upgraded to UBM.
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