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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  victor1985 on Thu May 28, 2015 12:22 pm

    The problem is that all laser photons have different frecvencies at wich thwy work. Would be needed huge equipment to registrate all. Maibe a "wave frecvency uniformizer" would work. Dont know how. Maibe just raising and lowering energy of then until they became uniform.

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    Post  sepheronx on Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:27 am

    Modernization MiGs has been halted by the arrest of the Director of a "curtain"
    An unexpected twist happened in the situation surrounding the arrest of the head of the famous St. Petersburg plant defense JSC "Barrier" Alexander Gorbunov in a criminal case of illegal possession of weapons and explosives. Investigators and investigators seized the company during searches of computers and electronic media than paralyzed him. "Barrier" uploaded by orders of the Ministry of defense until 2018 and, in particular, participates in the modernization of the MiG-31, so that the execution of the state defense order was in jeopardy. Now the defense Ministry is trying to solve the issue of the reopening of "Barrier".

    The manager trafficking weapons/explosives.....

    Anyway, this will possibly cause a setback to Mikoyan aircraft modernizations.

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    Post  medo on Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:47 am

    sepheronx wrote:Modernization MiGs has been halted by the arrest of the Director of a "curtain"
    An unexpected twist happened in the situation surrounding the arrest of the head of the famous St. Petersburg plant defense JSC "Barrier" Alexander Gorbunov in a criminal case of illegal possession of weapons and explosives. Investigators and investigators seized the company during searches of computers and electronic media than paralyzed him. "Barrier" uploaded by orders of the Ministry of defense until 2018 and, in particular, participates in the modernization of the MiG-31, so that the execution of the state defense order was in jeopardy. Now the defense Ministry is trying to solve the issue of the reopening of "Barrier".

    The manager trafficking weapons/explosives.....

    Anyway, this will possibly cause a setback to Mikoyan aircraft modernizations.

    I don't know, why company could not work further, when a director is arrested. This is a case against a person, not against a company.

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:44 pm

    They probably want to find out what technologies were compromised before they impliment them... if he has given away the keys you need to change the locks before you finish the house... so to speak...


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    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:42 pm

    UAC in 2016 to prepare a program of military transport aircraft

    Head of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that the KLA expects to implement the program of heavy transport aircraft in terms of creating a family of 80 to 200 tons.

    MOSCOW, July 15 - RIA Novosti. United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) in cooperation with the Defense Ministry by the end of 2016 will form a program to build a family of heavy transport aircraft with capacity from 80 to 200 tonnes, the head of the Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov.

    On the territory of the enterprise "Aviastar-SP" on Tuesday held a meeting of the Council on industrial policy of the Volga Federal District, during which they discussed issues related to state and prospects of development of the industrial district. The event was attended by Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

    "UAC expects to implement the program of heavy transport aircraft in terms of creating a family of 80 to 200 tons. This work is carried out together with the Ministry of Defense, and we need to decide before the end of next year, in which the parameters in some years we will have to move from the stage of R & D to the development work, "- said Manturov.

    He added that the repair of heavy transport aircraft An-124 "Ruslan" will continue at the company "Aviastar-SP".

    The Minister also pointed out that foreign customers are showing interest in the modernized military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A.

    "The main product, which is now already running in the series - the Il-76MD-90A, and it understood the volume of orders by our law enforcement agencies - the Defense Ministry, Interior Ministry, the Emergencies Ministry and foreign customers. Today, we receive requests from our foreign colleagues is this aircraft ", - said Manturov.

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    Post  medo on Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:41 am

    http://lenta.ru/news/2015/07/15/blades/

    I wander for some time, how Russia have no problems for helicopter engines, as they produce small number of fully domestic engines and for the rest they have to import blades from Ukraine. Now it is clear, they don't import them from Ukraine, but from SMZ plant in Snezhnoe in DNR, Novorussia. I more think Ukrainian Motor Sich have problems with those blades as this plant was producing blades for Motor Sich and now they don't sell them to Ukraine.

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    R.I.P. Mikhail Kozlov

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:09 pm

    In a plane crash near Samara killed the chief designer of the Department CPG "technodynamics"

    State Corporation Rostec expresses condolences to relatives



    In the Samara region in Neftegorskaya district on Saturday crashed light aircraft Yak-52, which belonged to the Samara regional flying club DOSAAF. When entering the second "loop" the crew lost control. As a result, both members of the crew, Sergei Balabaev and Mikhail Kozlov, died.


    State Corporation Rostec and all its employees express their deepest condolences to the relatives and friends.

    Mikhail Kozlov was the chief designer of the Department of landing gear design Holding Center "technodynamics."

    The tragedy of life is interrupted by a unique specialist, with a record of which work on cutting-edge products, will make the Russian aircraft more reliable and relevant.

    The last 13 years of Mikhail focused on building the chassis, which are known to play a key role during takeoffs and landings - the most critical phases of the flight of any air assets. Even in the most difficult times for the Russian industry he created unique aviation system, such as an upgraded chassis Il-76MD-90A, racks landing gear for helicopters Ka-62. He also developed the castles stowed gear and hydraulic cylinders for MS-21, the system for the PAK DA and the AIT.

    Through him, the industry has lost not only a designer, but also a talented leader who was able to with meticulous precision and responsibility inherent in its design activities, organize the work of his department and create one of the best engineering team in the direction of take-off and landing systems.

    Mikhail was a responsible man who loved aviation. Rostec sincerely mourns together with the family and friends of Mikhail Kozlov and promises to do everything possible to remain the name of the designer in the history of the Russian aircraft industry.

    In a plane crash near Samara killed the chief designer of the Department CPG "technodynamics"

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    Post  max steel on Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:34 pm

    Breakneck Speed: New Russian Jet Engine to Propel Aircraft to 9,000 Kmh

    A new Russian hypersonic engine capable of propelling an aircraft up to 9,000 kmh will be unveiled during the MAKS-2015 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow.The breakthrough engine was designed by the Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM) in Moscow.

    “An operational module of the supersonic combusting ramjet will probably be the most eye-catching piece at the CIAM booth,” the institute reported.
    In addition, the company plans to present dozens of other interesting projects.

    The CIAM is one of the world leader’s in developing supersonic combusting ramjets. The Institute created Europe’s largest range to imitate flight conditions at speeds of Mach 5-7.5 (6,125-9,187 kmh).

    “For rig tests, the Institute has designed a module of a hydrogen supersonic combusting ramjet. During tests under simulated flight conditions at speeds of Mach 7.4, the engine delivered forward thrust,” the Institute explained

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  Militarov on Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:09 am

    kvs wrote:Bombs are so obsolete.  Having 4 of them is just inane.  It would be better if they mounted some cruise missiles instead.  
    Hypersonic or subsonic.

    It does not look like those mounting points could hold 500 kg or higher bombs.  

    Price of cruise missile 0,8-2mil USD, 500kg bomb - 10.000 + GPS/laser guidance 10-20k. Amount of smart ammunition used in war, even modern one is just a fraction of total gravity bombs dropped.

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  max steel on Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:22 pm

    is it true that usa pgm bombs are unjammable ? i mean they don't rely on gps for precision guiding even if sats are down they can do their job?


    Secondly is it true that usa has made some new navigation and precision technique and their military doesn't rely solely on GPS ? I doubt it .

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  sepheronx on Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:30 pm

    max steel wrote:is it true that usa pgm bombs are unjammable ? i mean they don't rely on gps for precision guiding even if sats are down they can do their job?


    Secondly is it true that usa has made some new navigation and precision technique and their military doesn't rely solely on GPS ? I doubt it .

    Most gps/glonass devices also use inertial guidance. So they could work under no satellite command, but much higher chance of missing their target.

    As for saying unjammible, that is a joke. They said same about the RQ-170 and also said it couldnt be detected due to stealth (and cost a billion), and it was landed by Iran, unharmed.

    Through enough energy at a device and you can interrupt it. With solid state components, even more so.

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    Post  max steel on Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:57 pm

    thanks for the heads up . someone said west has huge number of unjammable PGM bombs and missiles

    My another doubt : Is it true that usa has a high-volume surge rapid satellite launch capability for military satellites and an arsenal of SAT constellations pre-built and waiting to go.

    Prototype currently under construction:

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    Post  sepheronx on Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:09 pm

    People say a lot of stuff. Doesnt make them true. Laser guided munitions are neaely impossible to jam, so they could be talking about those. Radar guided are jammable. Optical guided are not. So on so forth.

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    Post  max steel on Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:18 pm

    sepheronx wrote:People say a lot of stuff. Doesnt make them true. Laser guided munitions are neaely impossible to jam, so they could be talking about those. Radar guided are jammable. Optical guided are not. So on so forth.


    ok but does usa uses laser guided munitions ? I heard they use gps guided munition .


    Your thoughts on my 3rd doubt ?

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    Post  sepheronx on Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:28 pm

    max steel wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:People say a lot of stuff. Doesnt make them true. Laser guided munitions are neaely impossible to jam, so they could be talking about those. Radar guided are jammable. Optical guided are not. So on so forth.


    ok but does usa uses laser guided munitions ? I heard they use gps guided munition .


    Your thoughts on my 3rd doubt ?

    Dont know what you are saying on last part, as I cant view youtube videos at work, but yes, US does use laser guided munitions, and TV guided ones too. So does Russia. I remember when during the bombings of Serajevo, the US were dropping gps guided bombs and Chinese embassy used cheap gps jammers that messed with the US bombs big time.


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    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:32 am

    Pictures from the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant:

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1460076.html


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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  kvs on Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:44 am

    Militarov wrote:
    kvs wrote:Bombs are so obsolete.  Having 4 of them is just inane.  It would be better if they mounted some cruise missiles instead.  
    Hypersonic or subsonic.

    It does not look like those mounting points could hold 500 kg or higher bombs.  

    Price of cruise missile 0,8-2mil USD, 500kg bomb - 10.000 + GPS/laser guidance 10-20k. Amount of smart ammunition used in war, even modern one is just a fraction of total gravity bombs dropped.

    Those are US prices and totally irrelevant. Also, what sort of idiots would use hard points to mount four small bombs.
    If they are going to use such bombs then they need a proper bomb bay where they can have dozens of them in cassettes.
    Even some sort of cassette system on the hard points would make more sense but it would be too heavy if it held a
    good number of bombs. An aircraft like that truly requires missiles on its hard points.

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    Post  kvs on Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:49 am

    sepheronx wrote:People say a lot of stuff. Doesnt make them true. Laser guided munitions are neaely impossible to jam, so they could be talking about those. Radar guided are jammable. Optical guided are not. So on so forth.

    In principle you can jam a laser guided device by sending a laser beam into its optics. This requires a rather sophisticated dynamic
    aiming system sitting close to its target point. I guess high value assets could have such systems. But I have not heard of any
    such systems actually built.

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    Post  Militarov on Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:57 am

    kvs wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    kvs wrote:Bombs are so obsolete.  Having 4 of them is just inane.  It would be better if they mounted some cruise missiles instead.  
    Hypersonic or subsonic.

    It does not look like those mounting points could hold 500 kg or higher bombs.  

    Price of cruise missile 0,8-2mil USD, 500kg bomb - 10.000 + GPS/laser guidance 10-20k. Amount of smart ammunition used in war, even modern one is just a fraction of total gravity bombs dropped.

    Those are US prices and totally irrelevant.   Also, what sort of idiots would use hard points to mount four small bombs.
    If they are going to use such bombs then they need a proper bomb bay where they can have dozens of them in cassettes.
    Even some sort of cassette system on the hard points would make more sense but it would be too heavy if it held a
    good number of bombs.  An aircraft like that truly requires missiles on its hard points.

    That depends alot on enemy that you fight, cruise missiles are expencive no matter the origin and you will try to preserve them to be used aganist high value targets, while i do agree that mounts for multiple bombs should be used on such platform and bombs should be of gliding design. US is using triple-ejector racks for a B-52 to drop GBU30s for an example applying one 250kg bomb per hardpoint doesnt make much sense but thats what Russians mostly do, i still havent seen multiple ejector racks on Russian platforms in widespread use meanwhile on the West they use them on almost every platform.

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:55 am

    During WWII the British and Americans would send 1,000 bombers day and night over several days just to hit one factory... quite often the nearby town was devastated but the factory sustained only minor damage and could continue production within hours and another attack needed to be mounted.

    With PAK FA the four bombs would be used against four separate targets and would hit the specific part of the target most vulnerable and therefore also the most difficult to fix/repair/replace.

    Modern aircraft wont need lots and lots of bombs... they will just need accurate ones.

    In comparison in the early 1980s the low level strike capability of the Soviet Union would consist of Su-17s, MiG-27s, and Su-24s. Today that same role could be performed by a single MiG-29SMT or MiG-35 or Su-35 or Su-34 or Su-30.

    In a few years time it will be a single PAK FA.

    The difference is that dozens of Su-17s would be sent to deal with a problem like a bridge... and today a single MiG-29SMT with a guided missile like Kh-29 could take out that same bridge. The PAK FA will take out the bridge and the bridge further down the river with its two Grom missiles in its front weapons bay, and also two enemy radars using two Kh-58s in the rear weapon bay and also shoot down a couple of enemy aircraft with its two AAMs in the wing mounted weapon bay...


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    Post  flamming_python on Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:08 am

    GarryB wrote:During WWII the British and Americans would send 1,000 bombers day and night over several days just to hit one factory... quite often the nearby town was devastated but the factory sustained only minor damage and could continue production within hours and another attack needed to be mounted.

    With PAK FA the four bombs would be used against four separate targets and would hit the specific part of the target most vulnerable and therefore also the most difficult to fix/repair/replace.

    Modern aircraft wont need lots and lots of bombs... they will just need accurate ones.

    In comparison in the early 1980s the low level strike capability of the Soviet Union would consist of Su-17s, MiG-27s, and Su-24s. Today that same role could be performed by a single MiG-29SMT or MiG-35 or Su-35 or Su-34 or Su-30.

    In a few years time it will be a single PAK FA.

    The difference is that dozens of Su-17s would be sent to deal with a problem like a bridge... and today a single MiG-29SMT with a guided missile like Kh-29 could take out that same bridge. The PAK FA will take out the bridge and the bridge further down the river with its two Grom missiles in its front weapons bay, and also two enemy radars using two Kh-58s in the rear weapon bay and also shoot down a couple of enemy aircraft with its two AAMs in the wing mounted weapon bay...

    Right.

    Actually it's not a well-known fact, but much of the devastation seen in Nagasaki was due to that same inaccuracy. The Americans were targeting a military factory of some kind; however the bomb landed several km's from its target... smack in the middle of the most populated area of the city.

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    Post  Werewolf on Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:26 am

    In comparison in the early 1980s the low level strike capability of the Soviet Union would consist of Su-17s, MiG-27s, and Su-24s. Today that same role could be performed by a single MiG-29SMT or MiG-35 or Su-35 or Su-34 or Su-30.

    In a few years time it will be a single PAK FA.

    Mig29/35, Su-35/30 and especially Su-34/24 already can destroy several bridges with guided and unguided weaponary, no need for a PAK-FA, actually they can destroy more bridges than a PAK-FA ever could if its internal bay weapons limit.

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    Post  higurashihougi on Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:38 pm

    flamming_python wrote:
    GarryB wrote:During WWII the British and Americans would send 1,000 bombers day and night over several days just to hit one factory... quite often the nearby town was devastated but the factory sustained only minor damage and could continue production within hours and another attack needed to be mounted(...)

    Right.

    Actually it's not a well-known fact, but much of the devastation seen in Nagasaki was due to that same inaccuracy. The Americans were targeting a military factory of some kind; however the bomb landed several km's from its target... smack in the middle of the most populated area of the city.

    Rather than technical issues named "accuracy", the core problem which caused the tragedy of Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Khâm Thiên, Bạch Mai... is the inhuman and savage doctrine of killing as many human as possible, to instill terror and fear into the people's heart by causing unimaginable war crimes and mass killing.

    That is the reason why the U.S. continued to use carpet bombing in Vietnam, while in the USSR people started to put guided missile on strategic bombers.

    It is clear, carpet bombing is ineffective against military fortification due to the high scattering and inaccuracy. Even A-shape tunnels can be designed to withstand the power of carpet bombing. But civillian settlements are vulnerable and countless amount of civillians are killed by carpet bombing.

    In other words, the Pentagon was using the tactics which is ineffective to destroy fighting positions, but very effective in killing normal civillians and causing horrible war crimes.

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    Russia and China will build up next advance fighter sensors against F-22 and B-2

    Post  nemrod on Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:20 pm


    These new sensors are able to detect any stealth aircraft. They are able to detect a Lockheed Martin F-22A at 110 km and a Boeing B-2 at 150 km.

    http://www.janes.com/article/53064/beijing-tech-show-highlights-advances-in-chinese-fighter-sensors


    Beijing tech show highlights advances in Chinese fighter sensors

    Richard D Fisher Jr, Washington, DC - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

    China's Jiangsu A-Star Aviation Industries Company (A-Star) used the first Beijing exhibition promoting "civil-military integration" to reveal new combat aircraft electro-optical systems, some of which may be slated for the country's fifth-generation fighters.

    A-Star's booth featured images of a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation J-31 fifth-generation export fighter to highlight two electro-optical systems, although it is not clear that A-Star's systems will equip future developments of this fighter, revealed as the FC-31 at the November 2014 Zhuhai Air Show.

    A-Star's EORD-31 appears to be a conventional infrared search and tracking (IRST) system but with a faceted sensor dome; and the claimed ability to detect a F-22. (Via Top81 web page)A-Star's EORD-31 appears to be a conventional infrared search and tracking (IRST) system but with a faceted sensor dome; and the claimed ability to detect a F-22. (Via Top81 web page)

    The EOTS-89 resembles the Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) of the Lockheed Martin F-35, which combines Forward Looking Infrared and Infrared Search and Track (IRST) capabilities. The similarity includes the use of two tracking mirrors and a flat-facetted optical window, with bottom fuselage placement just aft the radar radome. Such a system was so placed on the large mock-up of the FC-31 seen in November 2014.

    The AUEODS system by A-Star uses two wingtip mounted pods that combine a domed IRST with a conventional targeting pod. (Via Top81 web page)The AUEODS system by A-Star uses two wingtip mounted pods that combine a domed IRST with a conventional targeting pod. (Via Top81 web page)

    Shown placed on the front starboard side of the J-31 canopy, A-Star's EORD-31 serves as an IRST, similar to the OLS-27 series used by the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter. However, instead of a spherical dome cover, the EORD-31 is flat and facetted. Chinese press reports claimed the system may be able to detect a Lockheed Martin F-22A at 110 km and a Boeing B-2 at 150 km.

    Also on display was an image of A-Star's "AUEODS" system, which uses TX-S55 and TX-S56 pods which combine a conventional targeting pod with an over or under-mounted domed IRST. These two pods were shown on a Su-27 on the wingtip position taken by SORBITSYA electronic warfare pods.

    A promotional image from A-Star indicated that its new F-80 medium range air-to-air missile may have a ground attack capability. (Via Top81 web page)A promotional image from A-Star indicated that its new F-80 medium range air-to-air missile may have a ground attack capability. (Via Top81 web page)

    Chinese press reports claimed it can detect targets out to 200 km, or 70 km for the F-22A and 120 km for the B-2. The reports also claim it can detect a Tomahawk cruise missile out to 18 km.

    A-Star used the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show to reveal its F-80 medium-range air-to-air missile with a unique five flat facet for its infrared/imaging seeker. While its range has not yet been disclosed, A-Star used the recent Beijing exhibition to indicate it has a ground-attack capability.

    A-Star's EORD-31 IRST uses a unique faceted sensor dome. (Via Top81 web page)A-Star's EORD-31 IRST uses a unique faceted sensor dome. (Via Top81 web page)

    A-Star's range of products also includes the five-seat German Extra EA-400 turboprop powered light aircraft, obtaining co-production rights in 2013.


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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  sepheronx on Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:03 pm

    I know you are being helpful, but please, post Chinese military products and news in the Chinese section of forums.  This isnt anything to do with Russia or Russian.

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