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    Post  d_taddei2 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:47 am

    does anyone actually know whats actually happening with the so-called modernisation plans for the air force??

    there was talk a while back about upgrading their retired Su-27's then their was talk about getting ex-Indian Su-30K and upgrading to KN, and in December 2015 10 Mig-29's were refurbished but no mention of upgrade. With such a small armed forces budget its hard for them to purchase anything great in decent numbers. I have a feeling Belarus is hoping that buying Yak-130 and possibly giving them a homegrown upgrade to combat duties that this will suffice, as it double up as a trainer as well. Which isn't a bad idea however i still think more capable aircraft need to be bought. Dont get me wrong the Yak-130 could be a decent little combat aircraft and would be ideal for taking out helicopters, drones, basic fixed wing as well as ground attack missions, but for taking on more high tech fixed wing fighters they would struggle. A logical solution would be to upgrade existing Mi-24 to Mi-24PN/Mi-35M or depending on condition buy some, their Mig-29's yet again depending on condition they could upgrade some more to their homegrown upgrade to BM level which is similar to M2/SMT which to be honest is good enough for their needs. The Su-25 should also be upgraded. And once this has been done they could look to purchase if budget allows either 12x Su-30Sm, or more likely options buy the ex Indian Su-30K and upgrade as mentioned or upgrade their retired Su-27 to Sm level. Mig-35 could also be a good option but costs to buy new aircraft will no doubt be out of reach of their budget.

    To help save on costs etc they could reduce the number of aircraft in their inventory their numbers are currently approx. as follows(not inc Yak-130):

    Mig-29 x 37 (with 12-13 of BM standard)

    Su-25 x 68

    Mi-24V x 20.


    ideally they could reduce Mi-24 down to 18, keep 2 for parts. The Mig-29 they could upgrade a few more to BM level and aim for 24 in service the rest for spare parts. And keep around 36 Su-25 and have them upgraded, they could keep a few for spares and the rest they could refurbish and upgrade and sell them off to African nations or Iraq to help general cash for upgrades and purchases. Also if the budget allowed they could bring back into service 12 x Su-24 and have them upgraded.

    So to re-cap what they ideally want is as follows:

    Mig-29BM x 24

    Su-25Sm/SM3 x 36

    Mi-24PN/35M x 18

    Su-30KN x 12 or Su-27Sm x 12

    Su-24M2 x 12

    this would give them a good mix of interceptor and ground attack, and back this up with their air defence (which is actually quite good) then they could have a capable air force. And the Yak-130's could in times of conflict if needed be used for combat missions (especially drone hunting).  


    anyone else got any news of whats happening?

    anyone else got any views on what they should go for?
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    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:54 pm

    Belarusian helicopter Mi-8 MTV-5 with on-board defense complex "President-S"










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    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:46 pm

    Belarus has received four Yak-130









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    Post  d_taddei2 on Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:42 pm

    George1 wrote:Belarus has received four Yak-130









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    nice Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy and it look like there going to be armed as well thumbsup
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:03 pm

    Belorussian modernization of armored personnel carriers BTR-70

    According to the State Military-Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus, JSC "140 Repair Plant" (Borisov) has successfully completed the development work on the BTR-70 armored personnel carriers to upgrade to level-70MB1.

    The project was carried out at the expense of own funds. Customer of the R & D by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus.



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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:40 am

    The Belarusian army received T-72B3 tanks with additional protection

    Despite all the projects of modernization of T-72 tanks developed by Belarusian enterprises, the Ministry of Defense of Belarus eventually preferred the already worked-out and standardized Russian version, the more it uses the multi-cannon sight of the gunner of the Belarusian production.



    As reported on June 2, 2017 television channel "VoentTV" of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus, "modernized tanks T-72B3 entered the armament of the Belarusian army. Today in a solemn atmosphere, combat vehicles were handed over to the personnel of 969 tank reserve bases. The event was attended by the Defense Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Lieutenant-General Andrei Ravkov, representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces, as well as the Russian delegation from the joint stock company "Scientific and Production Corporation" Uralvagonzavod. "

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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:52 pm

    The first batch of Chinese armored cars CS/VN3 arrived in Belarus

    On June 21, 2017, the first consignment of Chinese CS/VN3 armored vehicles arrived in Belarus according to the agreement between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China Republic on the provision of gratuitous military-technical assistance.







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    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:15 am

    Military parade in Minsk on July 3

    The military parade of the troops of the Minsk garrison and the passage of civil engineering equipment in honor of Independence Day took place in Minsk, the BelTA correspondent reports.

    In total, about 3,500 servicemen were involved in the parade. 20 parade calculations, which were presented by the Minsk Suvorov Military School, the Military Academy, the military-technical faculty of the BNTU, etc., took part in the pedestrian column. 26 ceremonial calculations of modern combat equipment participated in the composition of the mechanized column. A total of 222 units of equipment were involved. T-72B tanks, BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, Bogatyr cars, lightly armored vehicles Cayman, MZKT vehicles with unmanned aerial complexes, P-434 stations, 2S12B mortar complexes "Sani" , Combat vehicles "Sturm", the multiple rocket fire system "Polonaise" and other military equipment. As part of the air force, 58 aircraft participated in the parade: 26 helicopters and 32 aircraft. A column of civilian equipment was represented by 102 units, including BelJ cars, machinery of the Minsk Tractor Plant, Gomselmash Holdings, Amkodor .


























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    Post  miketheterrible on Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:43 am

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