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    Simulators for Su-34 and Mi28N

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:11 pm

    Russia Air Force will have simulators for crew training Su-34 and Mi-28N
    25/08/2009

    Center for scientific and technical services of Dynamics completes the creation of two new integrated flight simulators for training pilots of fighter-bombers Su-34 attack helicopters and Mi-28N Night Hunter, "which work is conducted for the Ministry of Defense of Russia. It is reported AviaPort with reference to the general director of the company of Alexander Litvinenko.

    Simulator for training of crews Su-34 will be passed in November 2009 the Center deployment and retraining of pilots, engineers and technicians of the Air Force of Russia in Lipetsk. Aviatrenazher Mi-28N receives Center of Air Force combat Torzhok in the Tver region. His transfer to take place before the end of this year.

    Recall that, according to a recent statement by the Acting Chief of the Air Armament Russia, Major-General Oleg Barmina, Mi-28N has become a major domestic attack helicopters of Army Aviation. His state tests were completed in late 2008, and taking into account the pre-production party, the center in Torzhok already delivered 12 cars.

    Su-34, according to the military, in the future form the basis of Russia's air force strike capability. Defense plans to buy up to three hundred of these aircraft. It is planned that by 2020 they should completely replace the outdated fleet of Su-24. In March 2009 a flight on this machine has made the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

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    Russia's Quest for Hypersonic Aircraft

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:20 pm

    The main effort in the aircraft industry are aimed at creating a hypersonic airplane - expert
    25/08/2009

    Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITAM), Siberian Branch of RAS is involved in a project to develop Russia's reusable Clipper spacecraft, told reporters on Monday the director of IMPA Vasily Fomin.

    "The Institute is involved in the blowing, and in the calculations," - he said at a meeting in preparation for the International Youth Forum innovative, Interra, which will be held in Novosibirsk from 10 to 12 September.

    He also noted that the IMPA is conducting research in the field of hypersonic aircraft.

    "At hypersonic wings are very small, and the fuselage will be an all-body, it will be so-called waveriders, but there is only a draft," - said V. Fomin.

    He also said that in the spring of this year concluded an agreement between ITAM and NAPO im.Chkalova drafted replace riveted joints on the technology of laser welding.

    "We need to get in VIAM (All-Russia Research Institute of Aircraft Materials - IF), they must take it to the test to itself, we now agree with them, and they will do it", - said V. Fomin.

    According to him, the cooperation program with the SB RAS NAPO im. Chkalov provides several areas of cooperation, in particular - as a cold gas dynamic spraying anti-corrosion coating, the use of nanomaterials, etc.

    Meanwhile, in an interview to the Information Agency "Interfax-Siberia" Fomin noted that developments in the aircraft industry is now the technology was developed several decades ago.

    "The ideas were, and materials are not created. But after 40 years, there were composites, the strength better than steel and lighter, and the idea came back to life - for example, wings on the reverse sweep - to combat vehicles in general find it" - he said.

    Also, he noted, has a long history and pattern "aircraft wing", but the first models were not very stable.

    "There was electronics, which can keep track of it all, and again was this idea," - he said.

    At the same time, notes Fomin, fundamentally new ideas in the aircraft industry in recent years did not appear.

    "What a stunning yet was not. Now all the focus on the creation of a hypersonic aircraft - of course it will, first of all, the military, to" citizen "him away," - says a scientist.

    Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Khristianovich Siberian Branch of RAS (ITAM SB RAS) was established in 1957.

    The Institute has a hypersonic wind tunnel AT-303, the world's only able to recreate 100% flight conditions.

    Main scientific interests: mathematical modeling in mechanics, Aerogasdynamics, physico-chemical mechanics, solid mechanics, deformation and fracture.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Viktor on Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:29 pm

    I guess those Su-35BM will have L-band AESA radar in their wings ... WoW



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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:23 am

    That should really increase the situational awareness for the pilot. It is going to take some major bandwidth to process all that information.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Stealthflanker on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:16 pm

    L-band.. this RADAR is likely a part of the Flanker's MAWS (Missile Approach Warning System)

    BTW any news on Epaulet AESA ?

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:25 pm

    Stealthflanker wrote:L-band.. this RADAR is likely a part of the Flanker's MAWS(Missile Approach Warning System)


    I'm thinking it has something to do the same as the passive radar on the wings of F-35.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Viktor on Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:38 pm

    Well its a radar designed to detect LO/VLO at greater distances from other.

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    VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:38 pm

    For those who are wondering, the Saturn 117S aka AL-41F1A engines are scheduled to go on PAK FA for test flights in November.  Saturn's Managing Director Ilya Fedorov says they will be ready to go.  If they cannot meet the time table a previous generation engine, most likely AL-31F will be installed but this is not expected.  117S is not to be the production model for PAK FA but only the prototype engine.  A new engine with 17.5 tonnes of thrust will be developed by Salyut and Saturn.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Stealthflanker on Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:36 am

    17500 Kgf ? hmm some 38800 Lbf , pretty powerful, almost near the AL-41FU's 39600 Lbf

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  bhramos on Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:48 pm

    i heard Mig-25 Foxbat engine was most powerfull of all, it runs with alchohol, is it true

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:47 pm

    bhramos wrote:i heard Mig-25 Foxbat engine was most powerfull of all, it runs with alchohol, is it true

    R-31s only rate at 22,500lbs. It didn't run with alchohol but 500 litres of pure grain was used as cooling. People say ground crews would drink up the supply on cold winters. Smile

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Viktor on Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:12 pm

    35 ton of trust for PAK-FA ... if they menage to achieve that would be most powerful fighter jet ever with enough power to power T/R elements of its AESA radar.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Stealthflanker on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:33 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:
    bhramos wrote:i heard Mig-25 Foxbat engine was most powerfull of all, it runs with alchohol, is it true

    R-31s only rate at 22,500lbs. It didn't run with alchohol but 500 litres of pure grain was used as cooling. People say ground crews would drink up the supply on cold winters. Smile

    whoa .. i think the one who use alcohol for cooling is the MiG-25's Smerch RADAR

    as for the engine..well i think it's cooled by bleed air from the compressor which later flow through turbine blades in a specially designed "tunnel" which called as "Impingement cooling"

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    VVS to get 96 (117S) engines for Su-35BM

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:10 pm

    VVS to get 96 new engines for the Su-35BM

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    JSC "Ufa Engine Industrial Association" (UMPO) a contract to supply 96 engines for the Su-35C for the Air Force of Russia. This in its press release announced OAO Oboronprom, under the control of which is the United engine manufacturing corporation, which includes UMPO.

    96 engines AL-41F-1S (117C) for 48 of the newest multi-role fighters Su-35C of the air forces of Russia will be delivered before 2015, with the first batch will be shipped in 2010, a contract to supply engines with enclosed within the corporation " Sukhoi KnAAPO aircraft factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, this plant will assemble Su-35.

    For the first time in Russia's military aircraft in Su-35C received engines with thrust vector control. To date, rotating jet, which provides this feature are only installed on engines that are supplied for export.

    The contract to supply 48 Su-35C Air Force worth about 80 billion rubles. was concluded at the exhibition MAKS-2009 in August. According to a source in the "dry", the cost of 96 new engines are estimated at not less than 10 billion rubles.

    OAO UMPO is the largest manufacturer of aircraft engines in Russia. Annual production is 15 billion rubles.

    http://www.vedomosti.ru/tech/news/2009/10/09/856780

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    Russia plans to develop 5th-generation 'stealth' helicopters

    Post  Russian Patriot on Thu May 13, 2010 8:24 pm

    Russia plans to develop 5th-generation 'stealth' helicopters
    RIA Novosti

    18:3613/05/2010 MOSCOW, May 13 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian helicopter company is planning to develop the world's first fifth-generation combat helicopter, which experts say would be able to attack fighter jets and be invisible for radars, the Gazeta daily said on Thursday.

    "We are working on the concept of the fifth-generation combat helicopter," the paper quoted the company's CEO, Andrei Shibitov, as saying at a news conference in Moscow.

    Shibitov did not specify the characteristics of the helicopter, but said the company was going to spend some $1 billion on the project, with more investment expected to be allocated from the state budget.

    The official said the Mil design bureau had been working on a classical rotor model, which features a large main rotor and a smaller auxiliary rotor, while the Kamov design bureau had been developing a coaxial rotor model.

    Military experts believe that the coaxial rotor model is more stable and easy to fly while the classical model is more reliable and has a higher degree of survivability on the battlefield.

    First deputy head of the Russian Academy of Geopolitical Issues, Konstantin Sivkov, told the paper that fifth-generation combat helicopters have never been built before, although the United States has recently begun working on a similar project.

    He said a fifth-generation combat helicopter must have a low radar signature, a high noise reduction, an extended flying range, be equipped with a computerized arms control system, be able to combat fighter jets (existing helicopters are generally only intended to hit ground-based targets) and reach a speed of up to 500-600 km/h (310-370 mph).

    The project cannot proceed, however, unless it is backed by the government.

    "If the government does not sign a contract, the idea will die on the vine," head of the Russian Academy of Geopolitical Issues Leonid Ivashov told Gazeta.

    Ivashov said that with sufficient investment and good organization the new helicopter could be built within five years. Otherwise, the project may drag on for 20-30 years.

    But he was somewhat skeptical about the chances of carrying out the project.

    "We have been trying to tackle everything - fifth-generation planes, fifth-generation helicopters, but nothing of this have so far been supplied to the army - today the army still uses helicopters produced in 1970s," Ivashov said.

    Russia's main combat helicopter, the Mi-24 Hind, is a third-generation helicopter, and a few Mi-28 Havoc, Ka-50 and Ka-52 Hokum, which have just started to arrive in the Russian army, are fourth-generation helicopters.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-100513-rianovosti01.htm


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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  GarryB on Fri May 14, 2010 1:28 am

    I have the same problem with this as I had with commanche.
    On most battlefields to date the greatest threat to helicopters has been ground fire in the form of small arms and man portable SAMs.
    It really doesn't make much sense to go to the expense and effort to make an aircraft stealthy that will fly low and slow and can be damaged by small arms fire.
    Stealth relies on materials and shaping... once you start punching holes in it it stops being so stealthy.
    Increasing the speed and intelligence of helicopters is a big tick, I agree with that, that is a good idea, but if you want a stealthy aircraft to shoot down enemy fighters a large interceptor with a weapon bay full of long range missiles and a huge AESA with a tried and true low probability intercept mode of scanning for targets makes more sense than the equivelent helo.
    A stealth interceptor can see further and reach further and see better and carry more and stay longer.
    Helicopters are used against ground targets because that is what they are best at.

    When the Hokum was first spotted it was considered to be an air to air fighter aircraft too, and the reality is that compared to even a 3rd generation fighter, or even a jet fighter trainer with a gun pod it would have problems.

    A Mig-23 could detect it from relatively long range and take potshots at it from a distance with R-23 and R-24 missiles and there is little the Ka-50 could do about it.

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    Russian fighter jets make first ever nonstop flight across Russia to Far East !

    Post  Russian Patriot on Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:58 pm


    Russian fighter jets make first ever nonstop flight across Russia to Far East

    RIA Novosti

    12:45 04/07/2010

    VLADIVOSTOK, July 4 (RIA Novosti) - Russian fighter jets have performed the first ever nonstop flights from European Russia to the Russian Far East with in-flight refueling as part of the Vostok-2010 military drills, Chief of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov said on Sunday.

    "For the first time ever, we have tested a possibility for fighter jets to fly from aerodromes in the European part of Russia to eastern airfields in the Far Eastern district without landing, with in-flight refueling and the delivery of strikes according to assignments received during the flight," Makarov said.

    The exercises, which have entered their naval phase in the Sea of Okhotsk in the Russian Far East, are being overseen by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on board the heavy nuclear-powered cruiser Pyotr Veliky.

    When asked by the president about how many refuelings had been required for the fighter jets, Russia's top military commander answered that it had taken Su-24M Fencer fighter-bombers three refuelings and for new Su-34 Fullback strike aircraft two refuelings.

    The drills, Vostok-2010, began on June 29 in Russia's Far East training areas and involved some 10,000 troops and around 1,000 items of military hardware. The first phase of the drills ended on Saturday. The second, naval phase launched on Sunday, will see the involvement of several times more service personnel and military equipment. The exercises continue until July 8.

    Apart from the Pyotr Veliky cruiser of the Russian Northern Fleet, the drills also involve the Guards guided missile cruiser Moskva of the Black Sea Fleet.

    As part of the drills, the Armed Forces will practice the deployment of additional troops in Siberia and the Far East to reinforce the existing military contingent in the region in case of a military conflict.

    Russia holds Vostok strategic command-and-staff drills every two years.


    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-100704-rianovosti01.htm

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:05 am

    UMPO home delivery of products in the 117C, Komsomolsk-on-Amur

    JSC "Ufa Engine Industrial Association" has delivered the first two engines AL-41F-1C (117C) for the SU-35C.

    Item 117S is a deep modernization of the AL-31F engines with a thrust on the two tons higher than in the base engine. Rotating jet with thrust vectoring control provide maneuverability at low speeds, and other unique characteristics of multi-functional SU-35C.

    Under the agreement with the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association. Gagarin, signed in 2009, UMPO before 2015 should produce 96 products 117C for Su-35C Air Force Russia.

    JSC "Ufa Engine Industrial Association" - the largest manufacturer of aircraft engines in Russia. Revenues in 2009 totaled 20,014 million rubles. The principal activities are manufacturing, servicing and repair of turbo-jet aircraft engines and gas pumping units, production and repair of units helicopters. UMPO part of the "Joint Engine Corporation - 100% specialized subsidiary of OAO OPK Oboronprom management engine building assets.

    OAO OPK Oboronprom - a diversified engineering group, established in 2002. is part of GC Russian technology. "The main activities: helicopter (JSC" Helicopters of Russia "), engine (CC" Joint Engine Corporation "), other assets . Proceeds enterprises in 2009 exceeded 130 billion rubles.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  GarryB on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:54 am

    It was my understanding that the alcohol used in the Mig-25 was sprayed into the engine intake to help cool the air going into the engine.
    Normal turbojet engines stall when the air coming in is supersonic so when the aircraft is flying faster than sound the intake is adjusted to reduce the volume of air coming in and this slows it down to subsonic speeds before it enters the engine.

    The Mig-25 has an 11 ton thrust engine, while the Mig-31 has a 15.5 ton thrust engine, though there was supposed to have been a 16.5 ton thrust engine designed for the Mig-31M to compensate for its weight increase.

    The most powerful Russian jet engines would be the R179-300 turbojet from the Yak-141 that was rated at 19.8 tons in full AB.
    It has reportedly been uprated to 21 tons thrust in the new R-179M-300 version.

    Of course the real powerful jets are the engines used in the Tu-160 and Tu-22M3, which are the very similar NK-321 and NK-25 engines respectively with 25 tons thrust each.

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    Russian frontline, army aviation to be completely rearmed in 10 years

    Post  Russian Patriot on Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:56 pm


    Russian frontline, army aviation to be completely rearmed in 10 years

    RIA Novosti

    13:58 14/08/2010

    MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Air Force will entirely rearm its frontline aviation and army aviation within the next 10 years, Air Force Commander Colonel General Alexander Zelin told the Ekho Moskvy FM station on Saturday.

    The frontline and army aviation will see 100% rearmament, and the military transport aviation will be updated by 70%, Zelin said.

    He emphasized that the Air Force is higher-priority military service and the shaped plans would be unambiguously carried out.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-100814-rianovosti03.htm

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  GarryB on Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:46 am

    I have read somewhere recently that Frontal aviation and also army aviation will be directly controlled by the new districts they operate in and that they wont be at the bottom of the airforce chain of command anymore.

    Kinda makes sense to me as such forces are very much more related to the Army as their role is to directly support the army on the battlefield.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:54 pm

    The frontline and army aviation will see 100% rearmament

    100% must mean reductions of 80%. There are only a couple hundred attack jets and helicopters slated for frontal aviation over the next 5 years. Don't see how they will increase that by much when they have to replace upgraded Soviet rust buckets in the same time frame. At the rate we are going we will have an air force of 300 attack craft. France couldn't even live with that.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  GarryB on Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:06 am

    The thing I have a problem with is that now they are going all multirole with their aircraft the separation of fighter and bomber is blurred.
    For instance under the old system the Mig-29 was a short range interceptor. If there was nothing left to intercept then it could carry dumb bombs in a very basic mud mover role. The Su-27 was the same, it was a long range interceptor/escort fighter, that could use rocket pods and dumb bombs when there was nothing left to intercept.
    Frontal aviation was mainly concerned with attacking ground targets and while it had interceptors and fighters that was mainly to protect the Army and itself from air attack. Its ground attack and Combat air support aircraft were supposed to support attacks by the army and included Su-25s, Su-17s, Mig-27s and the like.
    Now the only dedicated ground support aircraft are helos and the Su-25 with the Su-34 used for deep strike and SEAD type missions.
    What I am getting at is that most of frontal aviations aircraft used for ground attack are now withdrawn from service and the Su-25 remains but it alone cannot do the job.
    The Mig-29SMT and Mig-35s and the Su-27SM and Su-35s will perform the role of fighter and bomber and would support the Army by hitting mid range targets on the battlefield.
    Deep targets like HQs, comm centres, large SAM sites, etc would be hit by a mixture of Su-35 and Su-34s most likely, or indeed Tu-22M3s or even Tu-160s perhaps.

    The thing is that there will barely be enough Su-27SM and Su-35 and Mig-29SMT and Mig-35s in service for both frontal aviation and the airforce... unless they upgrade a lot more Su-27s and Mig-29s to SM and SMT standard respectively for the job.
    A Mig-29SMT can drop a satellite guided bomb from 8,000m on a guerilla base just as effectively as a Mig-35 could, but it would cost rather less.

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    Russian Air Force to procure 1,500 new aircraft by 2020

    Post  ahmedfire on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:52 pm

    The Russian Air Force will procure over 1,500 new aircraft and significantly increase the number of high-precision weapons in its arsenal by 2020, a deputy Air Force commander said on Wednesday.

    "Overall, we are planning to acquire and modernize about 2,000 aircraft and helicopters by 2020...including more than 1,500 new aircraft and about 400 modernized," Lt. Gen. Igor Sadofyev told reporters in Moscow.

    According to the general, in 2011 the Air Force plans to adopt Su-27SM, Su-30M2 and Su-35S multirole fighters, Su-34 fighter-bombers and Yak-130 combat trainers as well as Ka-52 and Mi-28N attack helicopters, Mi-8 armed assault helicopters, Ka-226 and Ansat-U light multipurpose helicopters.

    "The priority for the strategic aviation is the modernization of 80 percent of existing Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3 bombers and Il-78M aerial tankers...and the extension of their service life," Sadofyev said.

    He also said that the share of high-precision weaponry in the Russian Air Force arsenal would increase by 18 times, including the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) - by six times.

    "In addition to a thorough upgrade of the aircraft fleet, the measures planned until 2020 will allow us to increase the share of high-precision weaponry to 70 percent of the total, or by 18 times," the general said.

    Sadofyev added that the number of all-weather aircraft, capable of carrying out day and night missions would increase almost five-fold, and the share of UAVs would constitute about 30 percent of the total by 2020.

    However, Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies told RIA Novosti that Russia's ability to fund and manufacture 1,500 military aircraft over the next decade is "questionable."

    "The defense aerospace industry suffered from a decade plus of serious under-investment following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and only in the past few years has there been any appreciable improvement in the flow of cash," Barrie said.

    "With regard to increasing the percentage of precision guided-weapons in the Air Force inventory, Russia's Tactical Missile Systems (TRV) has been designing and developing a range of 'precision' munitions, including the Kh-38 family of air-to-surface missiles, since at least the early 1990s," Barrie continued.

    He said these projects had been hampered by the lack of adequate state funding until recently. He noted, however, that funding has been "noticeably improved," which will likely increase the pace of development on the Kh-38, as well as other weapons projects.

    MOSCOW, December 1 (RIA Novosti)
    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20101201/161580969.html

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  KRON1 on Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:07 am

    Russia has been planning to procure hundreds of aircraft now for the last ten years. Two GOZ have gone unfunded. Why will the third be any different?

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