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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:52 am

    Development of UAV helicopter type for Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2303856.html


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  eehnie on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:22 am

    George1 wrote:Development of UAV helicopter type for Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2303856.html

    Between this and this:

    https://www.rt.com/news/342999-russian-transformer-drone-video/
    http://defence-blog.com/news/in-russia-are-developing-a-new-uav-frigate.html

    Russia is getting closer to what should be the future of the maritime patrol and reconnaissance. If they make the last shipborne, they almost have it.

    Both are far more interesting than the heavy land based subsonic aircrafts. If this philosphy goes forward (not necessary these models of uav) in some years, I'm not sure if the new proposed Be-200 and the Be-40/42 will have room to work in the old mold for maritime patrol.
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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  medo on Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:50 pm



    Interesting video about carrier aircraft operations from today. At the first seconds we could see a cockpit of Su-33, where it seems to be a new MFD display similar to the one in the front cockpit of MiG-31BM or in Su-30KN.

    After all, maybe I'm not that far away from the truth and Su-33 could be actually modernized by Su-30KN program. This program also include modernization of the radar with increased capabilities and to make it multifunctional without replacing it whole, but just components inside, nut we do not know if RuNAVY went that deep with modernization, but would be helpful in Syria campaign.
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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:20 pm

    medo wrote:TbNFc83j6_k

    Interesting video about carrier aircraft operations from today. At the first seconds we could see a cockpit of Su-33, where it seems to be a new MFD display similar to the one in the front cockpit of MiG-31BM or in Su-30KN.

    After all, maybe I'm not that far away from the truth and Su-33 could be actually modernized by Su-30KN program. This program also include modernization of the radar with increased capabilities and to make it multifunctional without replacing it whole, but just components inside, nut we do not know if RuNAVY went that deep with modernization, but would be helpful in Syria campaign.


    So, are they flying again? It would mean that the cable SNAFU was patched for now.


    Also, I noticed the amount of space those AA missiles take up. During modernization they could easily stuff that area with same number of ASh and AA missiles via UKSK and Redut launchers and probably have room to spare.

    It would mean that those Granit launchers can be ripped out from the front without any loss of offensive firepower. And it would free up room and weight naturally.
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    Post  medo on Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:59 pm

    I find this MFD in SU-33 cockpit quite strange considering that Gefest SVP-24 doesn't use MFD. SVP-24 use simple LCD or TV screen, which show original radar picture like in Su-24 and a map from satellite navigation with targets designated in it to use satellite navigation for precise bomb attacks. This type of MFD is very specific for Su-30KN modernization program from Irkut and is used in Su-30KN jets as well as in all Su-27 fighters modernized in Baranovichi in Belarus. MFD is useful, when it shows many different modes, air to air radar picture, air to ground radar picture with ground mapping, air to sea radar picture, TV picture from other source, navigation picture, etc and this could mean that basic fire control computer of Su-33 is upgraded. Now we could also expect, that L-150 Pastel RWR is working in full capabilities capable to program and launch KH-31P anti-radar missiles.

    Su-30KN program is capable to use KH-31A anti-ship missile, Kh-31P anti-radar missile, KH-59M and KH-29T TV guided missiles and KAB-500Kr TV guided bombs and R-77 AAMs. It is intendent to be used against air, land and sea targets and quite proper for Su-33 modernization as it is cheaper than Su-27SM program from KNAAPO and have similar capabilities.

    Useing of well tested and operational modernization package is the only reasonable answer on the question, how they could modernize planes, tested them and train pilots to use them in combat in so short period of time. Although we could see a part of this MFD in Su-33 just for few seconds, it is still good indicator about modernization package. Other question is, how deep is this modernization. If it is full Su-30KN package, than Su-33 is no less capable as new multirole Chinese J-15.

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    Post  Austin on Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:00 pm

    Russian Navy receives first upgraded Ka-27M



    The first upgraded Ka-27M 'Helix' anti-submarine warfare was delivered to the Russian Navy by KumAPP in mid-December. Source: Russian Helicopters


    The Kumertau Aircraft Production Enterprise (KumAPP) has handed over the first modernised Ka-72M anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter to the Russian Navy, Russian Helicopters announced on 19 December.

    A first batch of eight Ka-27Ms is set to be delivered to the Russian Ministry of Defence by the end of the year, Vladislav Savelyev, deputy chief executive officer for sales of Russian Helicopters, stated.

    The helicopters will be deployed to air bases attached to Russia's Black Sea and Northern Fleets, and also to the Yeysk naval aviation training centre.

    The Kumertau factory began repairs (in order to extend service life) and upgrades of these eight helicopters to Ka-27M standard at the beginning of 2015. Russia's National Armament Programme provides for the upgrade of 46 helicopters to Ka-27M standard by 2018, the number planned to be kept after 2020. However, only two upgrade contracts have been signed as of yet, for a total of 22 helicopters (eight plus 14).

    The Ka-27M (also designated izdeliye 27D2) upgrade programme was launched in the early 2000s. The helicopter's rotor system, powerplant, and airframe are unchanged while the mission system is completely new. The Ka-27M's mission system includes the Phazotron-NIIR Bumerang (Boomerang) radar command-tactical system, integrated around the helicopter's FHA radar; the new Kema radio sonobuoy system with RGB-16MK buoys; upgraded Ros'-VM dipping sonar; new MMS-27 fixed magnetic anomaly detector; electronic support measures suite; data link; a navigator's tactical display; and a SSP-V-27M satellite system for deck landings.

    The Ka-27M can be armed with all available Russian weapons in the appropriate class, including APR-3 anti-submarine rocket torpedoes.

    The FHA radar alone, without the other elements of the mission system, has been proposed as an upgrade for Russia's Ka-27PS search and rescue helicopters.
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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  hoom on Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:24 pm

    This may be a pretty big deal: new AESA radar, ECM, comms, sonobuoys, MAD & dipping sonar combined with new combat system.
    Seems to be the first significant post-Soviet upgrade for the Ka-27s.
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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:01 am

    Russian Navy refurbished Ka-29 helicopters

    December 21, 2016 JSC "Helicopters of Russia" (part of the State Corporation Rostec) reported that the party has completed the shipment of naval transport and combat helicopters Ka-29, which took place at the facilities of repair in Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise.

    "Helicopters have passed all necessary tests and will soon be made available to the air base of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy. For helicopters Ka-29 were produced works on capital repair of columns rotor motors and gearboxes as well as updated the paint."



    Comment bmpd. Apparently, we are talking about the transfer to Russian Naval Aviation of six overhauled helicopters Ka-29, for the repair of a contract which was listed in the work plan of JSC "Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise" (KumAPP) for 2016. The contract value is 435 million rubles. (Thus the price of the repair of the helicopter is 72.5 million rubles).

    This transfer will significantly increase the fleet of existing helicopters Ka-29 in naval aviation of the Russian Navy, as at present, in flying condition in the Russian Navy were only four Ka-29 - two cars bearing the number "38 Yellow" (RF-34194 registration number) and "39 yellow" (registration number RF-34188) are operated in 859th Center of deployment and training of flight crews for Russian Navy aviation in Yeisk and helicopters Ka-29, tail number "23 red" and "75 red" in part of aircraft in Northern fleet (the last two are currently at war patrol aboard the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral of the fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov").

    Total from 1977 to 1988 were built three prototypes and 59 series helicopters Ka-29, seven of which after the collapse of the USSR were ceded to Ukraine (two of them are now in flying condition).


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:14 pm

    Ship-based UAVs to be designed for Russian Navy

    Naval aviation’s aircraft will be modernized and replaced with newer models in the coming years

    MOSCOW, January 2. /TASS/. Ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be designed for the needs of the Russian Navy’s naval aviation, the Russian naval aviation chief, Maj. Gen. Igor Kozhin, said Monday.

    "One of prospective directions for specialists of leading design bureaus is research and design aimed at creating an unmanned ship-based aircraft," Kozhin said, without giving any details or timeframe of the research.

    He said the naval aviation’s aircraft will be modernized and replaced with newer models in the coming years.

    "In particular, the carrier-based fighter aviation units will get MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB fighter jets in 2017-2020. The fleet of naval aviation combat helicopters will also be seriously renewed. The Ka-29 helicopters currently in service will be replaced by the newest Ka-52K reconnaissance and combat helicopter," Kozhin said.

    Both the MiG-29K (single seat) and MiG-29KUB (double seat) aircraft are the "4++" generation multi-role fighters intended for air defense missions. They can destroy targets at sea and ground with high-precision guided weapons day and night, in any weather conditions.

    The Ka-52K Katran attack helicopter is a ship-based version of the baseline Ka-52, initially designed for basing on French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers.


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  KiloGolf on Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:16 pm

    George1 wrote:The Ka-29 helicopters currently in service will be replaced by the newest Ka-52K reconnaissance and combat helicopter

    So they're cutting down on naval transport/assault helos. How unwise Neutral
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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  franco on Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:30 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    George1 wrote:The Ka-29 helicopters currently in service will be replaced by the newest Ka-52K reconnaissance and combat helicopter

    So they're cutting down on naval transport/assault helos. How unwise Neutral

    Probably talking long term. There were 6 Ka-29's just upgraded at the manufacturing plant plus at least 2 others at local airfield maintenance plants. Up to that apparently only 4 were still operational.
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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:42 pm

    I think Russia needs a new naval transport helicopter, sth like EH101 Merlin


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  franco on Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:46 pm

    George1 wrote:I think Russia needs a new naval transport helicopter, sth like EH101 Merlin

    Maybe the Ka-60 if and when it shows up.
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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:30 am

    I think he is a bit confused as the Ka-29 is a troop transport with some support capabilities with cannon/HMG and rocket capability, whereas the Ka-52 is a recon attack helo with no troop transport capacity...

    I rather suspect that if they do develop a helicopter carrier that those landing ships the French had could probably deliver troops faster and with their own armoured vehicle...

    The problem with a transport helo is that it drops off troops and then leaves to collect more troops leaving the troops with no constant support or protection... the special high speed landing ships on the Mistral on the other hand can deliver the troops and an armoured vehicle that offers both fire support and protection if needed that remains with the troops...


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  eehnie on Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:09 pm

    George1 wrote:Ship-based UAVs to be designed for Russian Navy

    Naval aviation’s aircraft will be modernized and replaced with newer models in the coming years

    MOSCOW, January 2. /TASS/. Ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be designed for the needs of the Russian Navy’s naval aviation, the Russian naval aviation chief, Maj. Gen. Igor Kozhin, said Monday.

    "One of prospective directions for specialists of leading design bureaus is research and design aimed at creating an unmanned ship-based aircraft," Kozhin said, without giving any details or timeframe of the research.

    He said the naval aviation’s aircraft will be modernized and replaced with newer models in the coming years.

    "In particular, the carrier-based fighter aviation units will get MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB fighter jets in 2017-2020. The fleet of naval aviation combat helicopters will also be seriously renewed. The Ka-29 helicopters currently in service will be replaced by the newest Ka-52K reconnaissance and combat helicopter," Kozhin said.

    Both the MiG-29K (single seat) and MiG-29KUB (double seat) aircraft are the "4++" generation multi-role fighters intended for air defense missions. They can destroy targets at sea and ground with high-precision guided weapons day and night, in any weather conditions.

    The Ka-52K Katran attack helicopter is a ship-based version of the baseline Ka-52, initially designed for basing on French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers.


    Two good news, and expected.

    For me shipborne UAVs of different ranges will be the most likely option to succeed for the role of maritime patrol. As commented before, long range shipborne UAVs plus some fast strategic bombers with anti-submarine capabilities are a right combination to replace the current fleet of maritime patrol aircrafts (Be-12, Il-38 and Tu-95/142). Note that the last is a strategic bomber adapted.

    Also to see the Ka-50/52 entering in naval roles is positive. I tend to think that this helicopter will also be selected for anti-submarine role, increasing the standardization of the fleet. The Ka-29 and the Ka-52K may not be exactly of the same role, but it is possible to do a replacement adapting also the roles better to the real needs.


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:13 pm

    Russia’s naval aviation receives 8 upgraded Ka-27M deck-based helicopters

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:33 am

    For me shipborne UAVs of different ranges will be the most likely option to succeed for the role of maritime patrol. As commented before, long range shipborne UAVs plus some fast strategic bombers with anti-submarine capabilities are a right combination to replace the current fleet of maritime patrol aircrafts (Be-12, Il-38 and Tu-95/142). Note that the last is a strategic bomber adapted.

    I appreciate what you are suggesting, and to a degree I agree... unmanned platforms have a significant future in terms of long range patrol and surveillance.

    The issue I have is a ship based system will need to be rather small and short ranged even though it can move with the ship it is based upon.

    To replace an MPA you will need a rather larger aircraft with bigger sensors and heavy equipment... something you wont get in a ship based system.

    Of course that does not mean it can't be done... some large land based patrol aircraft of modular design that can perform each of the roles of manned MPAs would allow a reduction in size by not making them capable of doing everything.

    Land basing means larger platforms with bigger sensors and the option for rearming or loading mission specific weapons fairly readily.

    The ship based UAVs could link up with the long range UAVs and share data and cooperate in various situations... in fact... imagine a situation where sensor data is not good enough... you would not risk a manned MPA as they are too expensive and risk capture of crew, and a large land based UAV would compromise technology and also not be cheap but having a small ship near the contested waters that launches a smaller more disposable UAV with sensors and weapons that could innocently get lost and stray into the wrong area to either collect data or be shot down... if you know what I mean... sharing data right up the destruction with any long range UAVs in international air space nearby.... sort of like the way the US military used its recon aircraft built from modified bombers to test and probe Soviet defences... record procedures and frequencies and to look for force levels etc.

    Also to see the Ka-50/52 entering in naval roles is positive. I tend to think that this helicopter will also be selected for anti-submarine role, increasing the standardization of the fleet. The Ka-29 and the Ka-52K may not be exactly of the same role, but it is possible to do a replacement adapting also the roles better to the real needs.

    The different roles require very specific and very different equipment, sensors and weapons. For the Ka-52 to be used as an anti submarine helo it would need a lot of extra equipment like a dipping sonar. Its radar would be excellent for detecting things like snorkels and periscopes already, and it would already be able to carry anti sub torpedoes and depth charges including guided ones.

    Personally I think a better solution would be a modular helo like a scaled up Ka-226T where the engines and rotors and front cabin are standard but a range of rear pods could be attached or adapted depending upon the role.

    That way you could have a transport module for a boarding team to be carried or an anti sub module with dipping sonar and sonabouys and even a MAD detector.

    For rescue you can have onboard medical equipment and a hoist.

    For attack you can have something that looks like the Ka-52.

    You could even use the base model as a flying crane that could fly out and lock on to surfaces mini subs to fly them back to the mother ship or to recover used sonobouys or divers...


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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:08 pm

    Russia’s Northern Fleet to receive six Ka-27M helicopters this year

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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  Militarov on Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:35 pm

    eehnie wrote:
    George1 wrote:Ship-based UAVs to be designed for Russian Navy

    Naval aviation’s aircraft will be modernized and replaced with newer models in the coming years

    MOSCOW, January 2. /TASS/. Ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be designed for the needs of the Russian Navy’s naval aviation, the Russian naval aviation chief, Maj. Gen. Igor Kozhin, said Monday.

    "One of prospective directions for specialists of leading design bureaus is research and design aimed at creating an unmanned ship-based aircraft," Kozhin said, without giving any details or timeframe of the research.

    He said the naval aviation’s aircraft will be modernized and replaced with newer models in the coming years.

    "In particular, the carrier-based fighter aviation units will get MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB fighter jets in 2017-2020. The fleet of naval aviation combat helicopters will also be seriously renewed. The Ka-29 helicopters currently in service will be replaced by the newest Ka-52K reconnaissance and combat helicopter," Kozhin said.

    Both the MiG-29K (single seat) and MiG-29KUB (double seat) aircraft are the "4++" generation multi-role fighters intended for air defense missions. They can destroy targets at sea and ground with high-precision guided weapons day and night, in any weather conditions.

    The Ka-52K Katran attack helicopter is a ship-based version of the baseline Ka-52, initially designed for basing on French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers.


    Two good news, and expected.

    For me shipborne UAVs of different ranges will be the most likely option to succeed for the role of maritime patrol. As commented before, long range shipborne UAVs plus some fast strategic bombers with anti-submarine capabilities are a right combination to replace the current fleet of maritime patrol aircrafts (Be-12, Il-38 and Tu-95/142). Note that the last is a strategic bomber adapted.

    Also to see the Ka-50/52 entering in naval roles is positive. I tend to think that this helicopter will also be selected for anti-submarine role, increasing the standardization of the fleet. The Ka-29 and the Ka-52K may not be exactly of the same role, but it is possible to do a replacement adapting also the roles better to the real needs.

    Strategic bombers have nothing to do in ASW role unless built from the scratch for that specific role. ASW requires remarkably heavy and specific array of sensors and equipment which if fitted to "normal" strategic bomber would badly affect its "normal" role capabilities. ASW aircraft these days are based either on militarised civilian liners or purpose built turboprops (better option).

    Ka-52K will have some ASW capabilities but it cant and will never be main ASW platform in the Navy.
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    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:49 pm

    Going through the thread and reading on Russia's ASW/MPA fleet, it seems they're only left with a dozen of Tu-142s and another dozen (or two?) of Il-38s. How/when exactly did the drop the ball? Huge capability gap in a field where they can't afford to be complacent. Countries like Japan do better than that. And Russia's territorial waters/EEZ are not exactly small, world's 3rd longest coastline and all that jazz Shocked
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    Post  Militarov on Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:54 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:Going through the thread and reading on Russia's ASW/MPA fleet, it seems they're only left with a dozen of Tu-142s and another dozen (or two?) of Il-38s. How/when exactly did the drop the ball? Huge capability gap in a field where they can't afford to be complacent. Countries like Japan do better than that. And Russia's territorial waters/EEZ are not exactly small, world's 3rd longest coastline and all that jazz Shocked

    Even in USSR times ASW aviation and maritime patrol was a weak spot. Japan is doing it ALOT better actually, at peak they had 120 ASW fixed-wing aircraft. Even now they have about 80.
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    Post  KiloGolf on Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:57 am

    Militarov wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:Going through the thread and reading on Russia's ASW/MPA fleet, it seems they're only left with a dozen of Tu-142s and another dozen (or two?) of Il-38s. How/when exactly did the drop the ball? Huge capability gap in a field where they can't afford to be complacent. Countries like Japan do better than that. And Russia's territorial waters/EEZ are not exactly small, world's 3rd longest coastline and all that jazz Shocked

    Even in USSR times ASW aviation and maritime patrol was a weak spot. Japan is doing it ALOT better actually, at peak they had 120 ASW fixed-wing aircraft. Even now they have about 80.

    It seems there are no of such planes in the Black Sea and possibly even Baltic.
    Not sure what were/are they thinking. USN, MN, RN, SwRN and NATO SSKs are having a free ride all over. Not to mention ROKN and JMSDF in the Pacific.

    Literally hundreds of subs dunno
    Last time a Tu-142 was seen near the Med was one that was tasked with ELINT/SIGINT over Syria, i.e. not even performing its primary mission (as if they had ASW assets to spare).
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    Post  Isos on Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:20 am

    Are these planes still good at searching submarines ? It's already hard for a sub to detect another sub.

    In the Black Sea and Baltic they would be destroyed quickly from long distances by a fighter. NATO Aircraft can do shoot and run tactics too.

    In pacific and in the north, they have something like SOSUS that will detect aproching subs so no need to have lot of them. Japan's P-8 will be destroyed at 300 by a Su-35 easily too if it operates near Kurils.
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    Post  Militarov on Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:27 am

    Isos wrote:Are these planes still good at searching submarines ? It's already hard for a sub to detect another sub.

    In the Black Sea and Baltic they would be destroyed quickly from long distances by a fighter. NATO Aircraft can do shoot and run tactics too.

    In pacific and in the north, they have something like SOSUS that will detect aproching subs so no need to have lot of them. Japan's P-8 will be destroyed at 300 by a Su-35 easily too if it operates near Kurils.

    They are very good at detecting subs if they are given... area in which sub is to be expected, lets put it that way, so that is the reason why you need them in decent number.

    So are all kinds of transport, AWACS, air tankers, liners, ELINT platfroms etc etc, that does not mean you should stop using, building and developing them.

    ASW aviation is more of defensive than offensive measure, thats why aircraft are often doubled as "ASW and maritime patrol". US has SOSUS too, yet they operate huge amount of ASW platforms other than that, SOSUS cant destroy subs and track them though their path, it can tell you where they crossed the line.
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    Re: Russian Naval Aviation: News

    Post  Singular_Transform on Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:29 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:Going through the thread and reading on Russia's ASW/MPA fleet, it seems they're only left with a dozen of Tu-142s and another dozen (or two?) of Il-38s. How/when exactly did the drop the ball? Huge capability gap in a field where they can't afford to be complacent. Countries like Japan do better than that. And Russia's territorial waters/EEZ are not exactly small, world's 3rd longest coastline and all that jazz Shocked

    Even in USSR times ASW aviation and maritime patrol was a weak spot. Japan is doing it ALOT better actually, at peak they had 120 ASW fixed-wing aircraft. Even now they have about 80.

    It seems there are no of such planes in the Black Sea and possibly even Baltic.
    Not sure what were/are they thinking. USN, MN, RN, SwRN and NATO SSKs are having a free ride all over. Not to mention ROKN and JMSDF in the Pacific.

    Literally hundreds of subs dunno
    Last time a Tu-142 was seen near the Med was one that was tasked with ELINT/SIGINT over Syria, i.e. not even performing its primary mission (as if they had ASW assets to spare).

    Russia has huge sensor network around it shores.

    It using nuclear batteries to poser the sensors and communications suites.


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