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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:10 pm

    Aerospace Forces to be established in Russia
    Russian Aviaton » Wednesday December 17, 2014 19:15 MSK

    According to a source close to the Russian Ministry of Defense, a new branch of Russian armed forces will be established – Aerospace Forces. At that the Air Forces will lose the status of the branch of the armed forces. Russian armed forces will comprise three major Commands: Army, Navy and Aerospace Forces, Kommersant reports.

    «All the decisions required for establishing the new branch of armed forces have already been made. The matter will be officially announced soon. Aerospace Forces will comprise Air Defense Forces and aviation (both part of Air Forces), as well as Aerospace Defense Forces,» the source said.
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    Structure of the Aerospace Forces has already been approved. The branch will comprise reconnaissance, air and space attack early warning system; aerospace defense system; integrated control system and comprehensive support system.

    «It is expected that one of the Military District Commanders will become the first Commander-in-Chief of the new branch of the armed forces, because they have experience in managing different military units, including aviation and air defense forces. The most probable candidate is the Commander of the Central Military District Colonel General Vladimir Zarudnitsky,» the source added.
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    Post  Viktor on Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:04 pm

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    Post  Viktor on Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:53 pm

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    Post  Viktor on Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:36 am

    277 aircraft and helicopters received RuAF this year (18 of whoom are mighty MiGs)


    Air Force received 142 aircraft, including 53 multi-purpose complex aircraft Su-30 and Su-35s, Su-16, 34, 28 transport and training aircraft of various brands, upgraded 18 fighter-interceptors MiG-31BM, 135 helicopters, including 46 72 combat and airborne vehicles, seven anti-aircraft missile systems S-400.


    Details: http://vpk-news.ru/articles/23238
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    Post  George1 on Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:37 pm

    Creation of Aerospace Forces. Is it a good idea?
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:52 am

    I think it is... combining looking for threats in Russian airspace and the space above Russia, with interceptor aircraft and ground based missiles makes sense to me... and it seems to me to be separate from the role of defending your own aircraft (Air Force PVO) or ground forces (ground based air defence forces), or Naval air defence.


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    Post  Viktor on Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:31 pm

    George1 wrote:Creation of Aerospace Forces. Is it a good idea?

    I have read that the idea dates back from late 80ies when it become necessary (did not catch up why) to build ADF as a separate military branch.
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    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:43 pm

    Viktor wrote:
    George1 wrote:Creation of Aerospace Forces. Is it a good idea?

    I have read that the idea dates back from late 80ies when it become necessary (did not catch up why) to build ADF as a separate military branch.  

    As it is now, but new Aerospace Forces will include both Aerospace Defence Forces and Air Forces together
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    Post  Viktor on Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:45 pm

    Nice  thumbsup

    Russian Defense Ministry: aircraft locator A-100 "Premier" experience in 2015

    A-100 "Prime" - AEW and control based on the Il-76MD-90A with PS-90A-76. Antenna complex will be built on the basis of an antenna with an active phased array. Deliveries of the Russian Air Force is scheduled to begin in 2016.

    and new Il-96 tankers are in plan

    Russian Defense Ministry will purchase new aircraft Il-96 tankers

    and new shelters for helicopters

    Russian Air Force began building shelters for helicopters
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    Post  mack8 on Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:58 pm

    Details regarding what has been delivered to VVS and VMF in 2014:
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1129578.html
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    Post  Viktor on Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:00 pm

    mack8 wrote:Details regarding what has been delivered to VVS and VMF in 2014:
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1129578.html

    "24 multi-purpose fighter Su-35S" - what is this as it alters some numbers?

    where is Tu-214MR
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    Post  mack8 on Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:04 pm

    Didn't even had a chance to read it carefully yet, but i would bet they refer to the 2013 birds that have been delivered and inducted in Feb. 2014, plus 2014's  birds (12+12, right?).
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    Post  Viktor on Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:11 pm

    mack8 wrote:Didn't even had a chance to read it carefully yet, but i would bet they refer to the 2013 birds that have been delivered and inducted in Feb. 2014, plus 2014's  birds (12+12, right?).

    Right, but you cant count them twice. Meaning in 2013 and than again in 2014 or counters should agree with themselves to count them based on date of induction or date of deliveries but

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    Post  TR1 on Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:42 pm

    They are just doubling, the article on BMPD mentions how those 12 were part of the 2013 order that was unfulfilled.
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    Post  medo on Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:28 pm

    About Su-35, 12 were from 2013 and 12 from 2014. The only think, which is not really clear is claim, than 8 Su-35 from 2013 went to Dzemgi AB and 4 to training center. As I remember, those 4 Su-35, which went to training center were from 2012 and were in KnAAPO for modifications to be the same as those in combat units.
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    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:39 pm

    Russia to Merge Air, Space Forces in 2015: Defense Ministry

    Russia will form an Air-Space Force by combining its Air Force and Space Forces in 2015. The military is working to develop a reliable layered missile defense system in space, and to deploy newest radars.

    MOSCOW, January 13 (Sputnik) – Russia will create an Air-Space Force from the merger of its Air Force and Space Forces in 2015, the country's Armed Forces General Staff chief, Valery Gerasimov, said Tuesday.

    “A new type of armed forces will be created in 2015, the Air-Space Forces, by combining two already existing types of military armed forces: the Air Force and Space Forces,” Gerasimov said.

    Earlier it was reported that Russia would combine these two military forces in 2016.

    According to Gerasimov, the military is working to develop a reliable layered missile defense system in space, and to deploy newest radars.

    The establishment of the Air-Space Forces has been widely discussed in the press in recent years, but such rumors were always denied by the authorities. Last summer, Russian Air Force commander-in-chief Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev confirmed the creation of the new force.
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:57 am

    Should be a good thing... Space defence forces are looking for objects outside the atmosphere, while the PVO RuAF is looking for things inside the atmosphere... a lot of their work is related and likely duplicated.

    Extra radar and observation installations on the ground, in the air and in space can be shared and resources can be pooled like interceptor aircraft and missiles.

    Hopefully this will add a budget for MiG-31 replacements and other systems too.

    The RuAF seemed more interested in the PAK FA than the MiG-31...


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    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:05 am

    Three Russian Military Aircraft Make Flightglobal's 2015 Top 10 Ranking

    1. Sikorsky S-70/UH-60 Helicopter – 3,600 in service, 2,645 of them by the US Army and Navy.

    2. Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighter – 2,691 in service. The most popular fighter aircraft among the countries of NATO and its allies.

    3. Mil Mi-18/17 Helicopter – 2,469 in service, 518 of them in Russia's military.

    4. Bell UH-1/212/412 Helicopter – 1,845 in service. Nicknamed the "Huey". Flown by 36 countries.

    5. Boeing F-18 Fighter — 1,575 in service. Has seen several modernizations over its production lifespan.

    6. Lockheed Martin C-130/L-100 Transport Aircraft – 1,143 in service. Workhorse military transport first introduced to the US military in the 1950s. 549 in use by the US military. Flown by 64 other nations around the globe.

    7. Boeing AH-64 Helicopter – 1,083 in service. The famous Apache attack helicopter has seen several modernizations since its introduction in the mid-1980s. The US Army operates 756 helicopters, with 11 other nations operating the craft.

    8. Mil Mi-24/35 Transport Helicopter – 897 units in service, 310 in Russia.

    9. Boeing CH-47 Transport Helicopter – 882 in service, 534 of them by the US army, many of the rest by NATO countries.

    10. The Sukhoi Su-27/30 Fighter Aircraft
    — 874 in service, 326 in the Russian air force and navy.

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    Post  Hachimoto on Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:25 am

    George1 wrote:Three Russian Military Aircraft Make Flightglobal's 2015 Top 10 Ranking

    1. Sikorsky S-70/UH-60 Helicopter – 3,600 in service, 2,645 of them by the US Army and Navy.

    2. Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighter – 2,691 in service. The most popular fighter aircraft among the countries of NATO and its allies.

    3. Mil Mi-18/17 Helicopter – 2,469 in service, 518 of them in Russia's military.

    4. Bell UH-1/212/412 Helicopter – 1,845 in service. Nicknamed the "Huey". Flown by 36 countries.

    5. Boeing F-18 Fighter — 1,575 in service. Has seen several modernizations over its production lifespan.

    6. Lockheed Martin C-130/L-100 Transport Aircraft – 1,143 in service. Workhorse military transport first introduced to the US military in the 1950s. 549 in use by the US military. Flown by 64 other nations around the globe.

    7. Boeing AH-64 Helicopter – 1,083 in service. The famous Apache attack helicopter has seen several modernizations since its introduction in the mid-1980s. The US Army operates 756 helicopters, with 11 other nations operating the craft.

    8. Mil Mi-24/35 Transport Helicopter – 897 units in service, 310 in Russia.

    9. Boeing CH-47 Transport Helicopter – 882 in service, 534 of them by the US army, many of the rest by NATO countries.

    10. The Sukhoi Su-27/30 Fighter Aircraft
    — 874 in service, 326 in the Russian air force and navy.

    Hilarious numbers for the US :hat down
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    Post  Werewolf on Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:24 pm

    Not to mention that there are over 2500 Mi-24's around the globe in service.
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    Post  TR1 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:11 pm

    Werewolf wrote:Not to mention that there are over 2500 Mi-24's around the globe in service.

    Go ahead and list me those 2500 Mi-24s.

    There aren't even 1000 at this point.
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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:18 pm

    TR1 wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:Not to mention that there are over 2500 Mi-24's around the globe in service.

    Go ahead and list me those 2500 Mi-24s.

    There aren't even 1000 at this point.

    Not as ridiculous as the numbers for the "American" aircraft.

    But what do you expect from a piece of prolefeed from Flight.
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #1

    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:27 am

    Perhaps this was not the thread to post a list of the west and NATOs favourite aircraft... even if some Russian aircraft do make it.


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