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    Viktor
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    Post  Viktor on Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:50 pm

    Nice  thumbsup

    Belarus gaining in strength

    2016Russia supplied to Belarus three battalions of S-300

    "Now take the third division in Borisov", - O. Dvigalev said. According to him, earlier in Khabarovsk we received two divisions of S-300 PS, who intercede on combat duty in the 377th anti-aircraft missile regiment in Polotsk (Vitebsk region).

    The commander said that the fourth division will be supplied to Belarus in March this year

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    Post  Militarov on Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:00 am



    New Yak 130s of Belorussian airforce doing Air defence exercise

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    Post  Viktor on Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:34 pm

    Belarus will buy 4th Tor-M2 battery this year thumbsup

    Belarus wants to buy a fourth battery SAM "Tor-M2" in 2016

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    Post  George1 on Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:35 am

    Belarus to Receive 4 Russian Yak-130 Jets, S-300 Battalion in 2016

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160406/1037586018/belarus-russia-s-300.html#ixzz455YOxRmF


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    Post  Viktor on Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:31 pm

    George1 wrote:Belarus to Receive 4 Russian Yak-130 Jets, S-300 Battalion in 2016

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160406/1037586018/belarus-russia-s-300.html#ixzz455YOxRmF

    Belarus integration within Russian air defense system means Belarus air defense efficiency has just been increased few fold and togeather with 4 new Russian free of charge batteries

    even more. Poland with its airforce has just become a midget in the shooting game Very Happy

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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:56 pm

    Irkut Corp. completed the production of the four combat-capable trainer aircraft Yak-130 for the Air Force and Air Defense Forces of Belarus





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    Post  Viktor on Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:38 pm

    Belarus got a Protivnik-GE with 450km range

    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/81761/

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    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:26 pm

    Belarusian air defense forces receive advanced Russian radar

    The mobile radar station Protivnik-GE is designed to detect, determine coordinates and track strategic and tactical aircraft, airborne missiles, ballistic targets

    MINSK, August 16. /TASS/. An advanced Russian medium- and long-range air surveillance radar station, Protivnik-GE, has arrived for a radio-technical unit of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense troops, the republic’s Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.

    "A possibility will now appear to detect and track ballistic targets, as well as to increase the range of aerial target detection, increase the mobility of the automated grouping and cut expenses on the radar’s operation through the use of modern technologies," the Belarusian Defense Ministry said.

    As Chief of the Belarusian General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister Major-General Oleg Belokonev said, the radar delivery is an historic moment for radio-technical troops and the troops’ switchover to "a new qualitative level for ensuring national security, helping to increase combat capabilities considerably and raise their mobility."

    Air Force and Air Defense Commander Major-General Oleg Dvigalyov said that another radar station would enter service early next year and Belarus would receive a total of seven such radars by 2020.

    According to data of the Belarusian Defense Ministry, the mobile three-dimensional radar station Protivnik-GE is designed to detect, determine coordinates and track strategic and tactical aircraft, airborne missiles, ballistic targets, small-size, low-speed aircraft amid intensive jamming, and also to issue radar data to command post automated systems. The small number of transport vehicles and the automated antenna elevation system help quickly deploy (displace) the radar on unprepared terrain within slightly over 30 minutes.


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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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    Re: Belarus Air Force and Air Defence Forces

    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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    Re: Belarus Air Force and Air Defence Forces

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

    Belarus has received four Yak-130









    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2276517.html


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

    George1 wrote:Belarus has received four Yak-130









    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2276517.html

    nice Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy and it look like there going to be armed as well thumbsup

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