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    Post  Militarov on Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:39 am



    "Two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.

    The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said. The planes carried no visible weaponry, the official said on Wednesday.

    A Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter also made seven passes around the USS Donald Cook, taking pictures. The nearest Russian territory was about 70 nautical miles away in its enclave of Kaliningrad, which sits between Lithuania and Poland.

    "They tried to raise them (the Russian aircraft) on the radio but they did not answer," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, adding the U.S. ship was in international waters.

    The U.S. military on Wednesday released photos and videos of the incidents. In one photograph, an SU-24 appears to pass at extremely low altitude over the Donald Cook's bow.

    The events were reminiscent of the Cold War, when a series of close calls led to a bilateral agreement aimed at avoiding dangerous interactions at sea that was signed in 1972 by then-Secretary of the Navy John Warner and Soviet Admiral Sergei Gorshkov.

    The agreement prohibited "simulated attacks against aircraft or ships, performing aerobatics over ships, or dropping hazardous objects near them." The accord can be seen here: www.state.gov/t/isn/4791.htm. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, "This incident ... is entirely inconsistent with the professional norms of militaries operating in proximity to each other in international water and international airspace."


    Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-simulatedattack-idUSKCN0XA1UW
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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  medo on Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:46 am

    Donald Cook again.
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    Post  max steel on Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:06 am

    During those flight operations, a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 combat aircraft appeared and conducted about 20 overflights, coming within 1,000 yards of the ship at an altitude of about 100 feet, the defense official said. In response, the commander of the Donald Cook suspended flight operations.

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    Post  George1 on Fri May 13, 2016 3:39 am

    Russian Helicopters Developing New Shipborne Chopper to Replace Ka-27

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160512/1039501009/russian-helicopters-new-replace-ka27.html#ixzz48TZu02Dm


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    Post  eehnie on Fri May 13, 2016 10:39 pm

    Surely the next generation of combat helicopters will have important differences with what we know now. I tend to think that the next generation of combat helicopters can be unmanned. It will or would take time to reach a good level (maybe 10-15 years) for unmanned combat platforms, but it seems to be the right moment to focus the efforts on important changes in the concept of helicopter in a longer timeline, because these changes will come sooner or later, and maybe better to take early the right solution.

    Surely it means longer life for the current models in service, something affordable in my opinion, because all the current models of combat helicopters in service are still in production. Even the veteran Mi-14 is returning to production. Today the entire range of roles for combat helicopters is covered by current models in production.

    While I see a little easier to reach the necessary level on unmanned platforms to do the role of maritime patrol (with minimal attack power), surely unmanned platforms with important attack capabilities will come later, but both areas can have a lot of synergies, since the option to do maritime patrol from shipborne platforms drive the solutions for both roles to similar sizes.

    In both cases, maritime patrol and combat helicopters, I think the unmanned technology is coming, and new models done by the old mold that begin to be developed now and would not be launched before than 5-7 years, can become obsolete early in their life of service (maybe after only 10-15 years in production).


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  George1 on Sun May 15, 2016 5:32 pm

    Russia's next naval (ASW) helicopter options:

    1. Ka-52
    2. Ka-31
    3. Ka-60
    4. New design

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20160514/1039618244/russian-navy-ka52-ka60.html


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    Post  eehnie on Mon May 16, 2016 1:12 am

    For procurement of new units of helicopters in the short-mid term, I see right the option of variants of the current models in production.

    For procurement in the long term I see right the option of a new helicopter of next generation with significant changes improving the concept of helicopter (surely the most important of them can be the change to unmanned platforms).

    Also the Mi-14 can be a good option to take into account in the selection process, surely in the new units there are interesting updates.


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  Militarov on Mon May 16, 2016 1:15 am

    George1 wrote:Russia's next naval (ASW) helicopter options:

    1. Ka-52
    2. Ka-31
    3. Ka-60
    4. New design

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20160514/1039618244/russian-navy-ka52-ka60.html

    Actually they would need 2, depending on ship size. Ideally that new Ka-31 replacement we keep hearing about + Ka-60.
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    Post  George1 on Mon May 16, 2016 5:08 am

    Militarov wrote:

    Actually they would need 2, depending on ship size. Ideally that new Ka-31 replacement we keep hearing about + Ka-60.

    i agree, or new one + Ka-60


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon May 16, 2016 5:58 am

    Ka-60 will be kinda hard since right now Russia is just getting its production of VK-2500 going for its current helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28. The current ones used for it are French and based from a contract back in 2011 but obviously that wont work now. So Ka-60 development for military purposes will be pushed back for a couple more years to improve the VK-2500 to Mark III in order to get it powerful enough for the Ka-60.
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    Post  Militarov on Mon May 16, 2016 6:16 am

    sepheronx wrote:Ka-60 will be kinda hard since right now Russia is just getting its production of VK-2500 going for its current helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28.  The current ones used for it are French and based from a contract back in 2011 but obviously that wont work now.  So Ka-60 development for military purposes will be pushed back for a couple more years to improve the VK-2500 to Mark III in order to get it powerful enough for the Ka-60.

    Well they mentioned K-226 navalised variant but i am not fan of that idea. Mi-14 restart project was also mentioned but its still too big for certain ships, that new replacement for Ka-27 family is also an option but it wont be ready for some years most likely.

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Mon May 16, 2016 7:10 am

    Militarov wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Ka-60 will be kinda hard since right now Russia is just getting its production of VK-2500 going for its current helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28.  The current ones used for it are French and based from a contract back in 2011 but obviously that wont work now.  So Ka-60 development for military purposes will be pushed back for a couple more years to improve the VK-2500 to Mark III in order to get it powerful enough for the Ka-60.

    Well they mentioned K-226 navalised variant but i am not fan of that idea. Mi-14 restart project was also mentioned but its still too big for certain ships, that new replacement for Ka-27 family is also an option but it wont be ready for some years most likely.


    what is wrong with 226?  Ka-226 is not bad option for  small missile/patrol ships. Eventually accompanied by drones like Fregat. About Mi-14 is silence now I guess is dropped out from top priority list now...
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    Post  GarryB on Mon May 16, 2016 5:43 pm

    Russia's next naval (ASW) helicopter options:

    1. Ka-52
    2. Ka-31
    3. Ka-60
    4. New design

    Actually strictly speaking the Ka-31 is an AEW helicopter, or radar picket helo, and the Ka-60 is a transport helo, while the Ka-52 is an attack/CAS helo.

    The Ka-27 is the current ASW helo, the Ka-29 is the current troop transport helo, and the Ka-52 is the potential new attack/CAS/AShW helo.

    The modular Ka-226T helo has huge potential for smaller vessels as it can be used for a wide variety of roles with different modules attached.

    Also the Mi-14 can be a good option to take into account in the selection process, surely in the new units there are interesting updates.

    The Mi-14 is a very capable land based ASW helicopter...

    Actually they would need 2, depending on ship size. Ideally that new Ka-31 replacement we keep hearing about + Ka-60.

    The Ka-60 looks interesting, but it is a light 2.5 ton payload helo.

    A new replacement for the Helix models would be a good thing, but for the moment on a helicopter carrier like a Mistral or Russian equivalent the mix of Ka-52s for attack and Ka-29s for troop transport would be fine... a few Ka-27s for ASW would be useful too and some lighter helos like Ka-226s would be handy.

    Ka-60 will be kinda hard since right now Russia is just getting its production of VK-2500 going for its current helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28. The current ones used for it are French and based from a contract back in 2011 but obviously that wont work now. So Ka-60 development for military purposes will be pushed back for a couple more years to improve the VK-2500 to Mark III in order to get it powerful enough for the Ka-60.

    Not sure what you are smoking but I don't think the new 2,700hp engines for the 10-12 ton attack helos like Mi-28 and Ka-52 would be suitable for a Ka-60 that has a TOW of 6.5 tons... unless you are suggesting a single engined helo... From memory the Ka-60 had engines of about 1,200hp each that were Russian... it is the Ka-226T that has French engines AFAIK.


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  George1 on Mon May 16, 2016 6:32 pm

    well when they say for new naval helicopter i think they mean the standard ASW Helicopter for russian navy ships. So i t must be one it cant be 2 or combination (i exclude multi-role naval platforms that will take years to be constructed)


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    Post  TheArmenian on Mon May 16, 2016 7:00 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Ka-60 will be kinda hard since right now Russia is just getting its production of VK-2500 going for its current helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28.  The current ones used for it are French and based from a contract back in 2011 but obviously that wont work now.  So Ka-60 development for military purposes will be pushed back for a couple more years to improve the VK-2500 to Mark III in order to get it powerful enough for the Ka-60.

    The VK-2500 is too big for the KA-60/62. It uses smaller engines.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Mon May 16, 2016 7:41 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    The Ka-27 is the current ASW helo, the Ka-29 is the current troop transport helo, and the Ka-52 is the potential new attack/CAS/AShW helo.


    Actually they would need 2, depending on ship size. Ideally that new Ka-31 replacement we keep hearing about + Ka-60.

    The Ka-60 looks interesting, but it is a light 2.5 ton payload helo.



    both Ka-60 and Ka-29 can have 2t internal payload...Ka-29 16 troops Ka-60 like 14 but civilians then maybe 10-12 troops, not that much different to this class of tasks

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    Post  sepheronx on Mon May 16, 2016 8:08 pm

    Maybe wiki is wrong but due to development issues of Saturn engines, they had to use French. And so thus Russia doesn't produce the smaller engine. So if they can bypass using one or if it is just not technically possible, then they will have to get to work on those Saturn engines.
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    Post  Werewolf on Mon May 16, 2016 8:47 pm

    VK-2500 for KA-60? Why not go really big and install One D-136 engine?

    It is just as big as the cargo room+. We could probably fly to the moon.
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    Post  sepheronx on Mon May 16, 2016 8:51 pm

    I got no clue regarding sizes, just stating fact that Russia isn't producing suitable engine for the Ka-60 atm, meaning it is a no go for the military, end of discussion. Care to carry this on nitpicking semantics and technicality, be my guest but isn't going to change the point about Saturn engines not existing for the helicopters thus no mil orders.

    Russia so far only produces one type of helicopters engines that are not kits from motor sitch, and I think you guys are capable of knowing which one that is. So unless they can make the engine tiny or actually get the Saturn -600 engines working properly, I think it will have to be a different helicopter


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    Post  medo on Mon May 16, 2016 8:53 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Ka-60 will be kinda hard since right now Russia is just getting its production of VK-2500 going for its current helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28.  The current ones used for it are French and based from a contract back in 2011 but obviously that wont work now.  So Ka-60 development for military purposes will be pushed back for a couple more years to improve the VK-2500 to Mark III in order to get it powerful enough for the Ka-60.

    Well they mentioned K-226 navalised variant but i am not fan of that idea. Mi-14 restart project was also mentioned but its still too big for certain ships, that new replacement for Ka-27 family is also an option but it wont be ready for some years most likely.


    what is wrong with 226?  Ka-226 is not bad option for  small missile/patrol ships. Eventually accompanied by drones like Fregat. About Mi-14 is silence now I guess is dropped out from top priority list now...

    As far as I know Ka-226 is only meant for Border Guard to be used on 22460 patrol ships. I'm not sure if NAVY will buy them as well.
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    Post  GarryB on Tue May 17, 2016 8:46 am

    Wasn't there some news report about Russia building larger and smaller engines to fill gaps in engine production?

    Russia simply cannot rely on foreign small engines.

    What happened to the RD-600 that was a 1,300hp engine?


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    Post  sepheronx on Tue May 17, 2016 8:54 am

    RD-600 had apparent issues but that is all I have heard and so in 2011 they contracted a French company for the engines. Back then, Russia had no issues with Motor Sich, now they got real major issues with all foreign suppliers and the French company can only provide on account that these are not for military use. Technically though, Russia is making a big push for domestic production of engines, but it was only recent (really recent, like last year/this year) where VK-2500 engine production actually started in Russia. Of course others will follow suite, but it will take time. I imagine Klimov and Saturn will end up working on building all types of helicopter engines, but this is something Russia screwed itself over due to reliance on Motor Sich. But, thankfully sanctions happened so it was a reality check for the Russian industry and authorities that they have to actually do it themselves.

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    Post  Austin on Wed May 18, 2016 6:39 pm

    New Russian Naval Helicopter Previewed
    by Vladimir Karnozov
    - May 17, 2016, 7:28 AM

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2016-05-17/new-russian-naval-helicopter-previewed

    Russian Helicopters confirmed that a next-generation naval helicopter is being developed with funding from the Russian Ministry of Defense. During a press briefing that preceded the eighth annual HeliRussia exposition taking place this week, the company also discussed modifications to the existing line of Kamov naval helicopters.

    “We have long been lobbying for development of a next-generation rotorcraft for the navy. Today, the R&D effort is ongoing. Kamov has completed the outline design. The project awaits decisions by the defense ministry,” said Andrei Shibitov, deputy general manager for manufacturing and innovations at Russian Helicopters. He declined to confirm previous reports that a first flight could occur in 2018.

    Shibitov also played down previous reports that new naval rotorcraft will be based on the Kamov Ka-226 or the Ka-60. “This is a principally new platform with indigenous engines,” he said. But the design will not be made public until the defense ministry permits it, he added.

    The Ka-60 medium-lift helicopter first flew in 1998, as a potential replacement for the Mil Mi-2 series. Prototypes were subsequently displayed on various occasions. But although the Ka-60’s two NPO Saturn 1,300-hp RD-600V turboshafts gained certification in December 2003, no production orders were forthcoming. The Ka-60 then provided the basis for a civilian version (designated Ka-62), which was displayed in mockup form from 2012. After repeated delays it made its first flight on April 26, 2016. The Ka-62 would be powered by a pair of Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines each developing 1,680 hp.

    At the press briefing, Andrei Boginsky, deputy minister for industry and trade, said that the French engine is economical and could be license-produced in Russia. But he also suggested that a foreign engine is not acceptable for “certain customers,” presumably meaning the Russian military. Boginsky said that the RD-600V still provides an alternative, if it can be “reworked for higher performance and suitability to both military and civilian customers.” A higher-power version of the Russian engine that produces 1,500 hp is being developed.

    Shibitov mentioned the major ongoing modification and refit program for the Ka-27/28/29/31 series being performed at the Russian Helicopters KUMAPE plant in Kumertau. The Russian Navy’s Ka-27 is being modernized as the Ka-27M involving replacement of the radar and antisubmarine warfare suite, enabling use of the Kh-35 antiship missile and modern torpedoes. The Navy conducted Ka-27M operational trials in 2012-2013, and approved the new radar. The modernized helicopter is expected to serve for another 10 to 15 years.

    The Ka-28 and Ka-31 are export versions, and the Ka-29 is a land-attack version for support of the marines. The Ka-31 is in service with the Indian and Chinese navies. An improved radar has been fitted to the Ka-31, for longer-range detection range of sea-skimming cruise missiles, resulting in the Ka-31R version. Kamov has also produced a few Ka-31SV versions, for over-land applications such as the location of artillery fire. To date, no firm orders for either new version of the Ka-31 have been announced.

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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  JohninMK on Thu May 19, 2016 7:18 pm

    What was so special about the Mi-14 compared with something like a Sea King or other sea optimised medium lift helicopter?

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry plans to renew the production of Mi-14 Haze nuclear-capable amphibious anti-submarine helicopters, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Thursday.

    “Yes, work is already being done in regard to this issue,” Borisov told RIA Novosti at the HeliRussia-2016 exposition in Moscow.

    The production of the Mi-14s was halted in 1980 and were removed from service in 1996 apparently under US pressure.


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