miketheterrible wrote:SM3 uses solt-25 not klen anymore.
First graphic : Su-25SM3 visual differences
Last graphic: Su-25
T-47 wrote:Well I don't know what language is that but I got some idea. Thanks AMCXXL
It is a language of "planet earth"
Graphics from a spanish blog. Suitable for visual identification
George1 wrote:@AMCXXL can you give us total numbers of Su-25's ?
Hello. Yes , of course
The VKS has more 200 airplanes Su-25 of several types
Not all are in service, because the 4 regiments of Su-25 had 3 squadrons each (12 in total) , until the military reform that were reduced to 2 squadrons (8 sqdns.)
However , one aditional squadron was stablished in Crimea and Kant unit was extended to squadron. Then the total is 10 squadrons with 15 airplanes each (12+3UB´s)
Also one squadron in Lipestk , used as training and acrobatic team , and also a training unit of Su-25UB in Kuschevskaya (Krsnodar Flying School)
2 Su-25SM of Buyyenovsk have been used for start the upgrade program to Su-25SM3 (included the Nº50 , ex-Nº02, of that graphic)
14 more planes were contracted , 5 in 2015 and 9 in 2016
The news is that a total of 16 will be transferred to South district before the end of 2017 , probably one squadron to Primosko Akhtarsk and the other 4 to Budyennovsk to complete the regiment
http://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=458727For the moment we must count 2Su-25SM
There were upgraded 84 planes to Su-25SM standard
Two in Akhtubinsk and two in Lipestk (+4)
6 complete squadrons: 2xBudyennovsk , 2xChernigovka and 2xPrimorskho-Akhtrask, but one sqdn. of Primorsko , transferred to Crimea (+72)
Busyennovsk lost 3 planes in Georgian war, so received 3 more planes in 2009 (+3) (-3)
Also , Kant unit got 5 Su-25SM in 2014 (+5)
However, two more SM planes of Budyennovesk has been lost or decomisioned (-2)
Also other 2 Su-25SM of Budyennovsk have been used for the Su-25SM3 pilot program (-2)The total Su-25SM remaining are 77Su-25
There are operational one regiment in Domna (pending of transfer to Step-Olovyannaya) , one squadron in Primorsko and "half squadron" (7 planes) in Kant , plus a pair in use in Budyennovsk: 45
Also there are more planes in reserve in Budyennovsk, Chernigovka and Domna
It was heard that 899º ShAP will be reopen at Buturlinovka before 2020 ,more 10 years after it was closed , once Su-34 retrun to Baltimore
The number of Su-25 planes between operatinal and in reserve are more than 70Su-25BM
Used mainly in the acrobatic team of Su-25. There are at least 18
, but are used about 12Su-25UB
Are used 6 per regiment (6x4) and 3 per squadron (3x2) . Also 6 in Su-25 team of LIpestk, 6 in Kuschevskaya (Krasnodar Flying School) and others in reserve
One Su-25UB was used for Su-25UBM upgrade , but this program seems stopped
The total number , with existing photos, is more of 50Then the total number for Su-25´s of all types is at least 220
, about 180 of them operational
Any idea how many of these russia has and plans to get?
the contracts till now is for 5+9=14 aircrafts
Good question. When the order for the 5 being built for this year was announced, they said they would be tendering 40 by the end of 2020. A couple of years ago it mentioned at 60 and prior to that 80. We will have to wait and see. There were 84 upgraded to Su-25SM standard, of which late 2015 it was stated that 79 were still active.
With the existing fleet , you need those 14 Su-25SM3 contracted for the squadron of Primorsko (12) and 2 for complete the Budyennovsk regiment
Also need 24 for 266º ShAP and 7 for Kant sqdn.
If other regiment is reopen at Buturlinovka, then the total is arround 70
franco wrote:There is also the 670th Air Base at Gissar in Tajikistan. They support the 201st Military Base (Brigade) and have 5 Su-25SM, 5 Mil-24P, and 5 Mil-8MTV. In fact a satellite image dated October 8/16 showed 14 helicopters.
Read an article today that confirms the Su-25SM's are stationed at Kant but deploy to Gissar as needed. At Gissar is stationed a mixed helicopter squadron of Mil-24P's and Mil-8MTV's to support the 201st Motor Rifle brigade.
You can find videos in Youtube of Gissar Ayni airbase with Su-25 of several years ago
It there was one unit of about 5 Su-25 and one UB each base, Ayni and Kant. Gissar unit lost two planes included the UB
I think the other 4 planes were sent to Kubinka to modernization in 2013.Returned to Kant when was expanded to squadron , in the batch of 5 SM´s (01 to 04 , because only plane previuosly knwon was nº05)
Today in the satelite you can only see helicopters and some L-39
Is not necesary Su-25 unit at Gissar Ayni because is only 45 minutes by flight from Kant
medo wrote:How many Su-25UB were modernized to Su-25UBM? They will be part of Su-25SM3 regiments.
As far as I know, only one, RF-93617 Nº 21 White , it must be this stationed in Zukhovsky
I think UBM´s are no longer necesary