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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:05 am

    Mig-31 family


    Planned modern rebuilds:

    72 Mig-31BM (75 completed out of 110 contracted, 3 lost to accidents)

    Older models:

    52 Mig-31 (other versions)

    Deployed:

    Monchegorsk - 1 squadron (BM's)
    Khotilovo - 2 squadrons (mostly BM's)
    Bolshoe Savino - 2 squadrons
    Kansk - 2 squadrons (BM's)
    Uglovaya - 1 squadron (to be completed to BM's this year)
    Elizovo - 1 squadron
    Savasleiska - training squadron
    Lipetsk - Combat and Conversion training
    Akhtubinsk - Testing and Evaluation center

    Total aircraft ~ 125.  There are reports of flights (4 aircraft) being planned to be permanently posted to Northern airfields (1-3).

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:10 am

    Su-25 family

    Planned modern rebuilds:

    79 Su-25SM (84 completed of which 5 lost to accidents)
    2 Su-25SM3 testing (40-60 to be converted plus 1-2 Su-25UBM's)

    Older models:

    55 Su-25
    8 Su-25UB
    4 Su-25UBG

    Deployed:

    Primorsko-Akhtarsk - 1 squadron Su-25SM
    Budennovsk - 2 squadron Su-25SM
    Gvardeiskyy - 1 squadron Su-25SM
    Gissar - 1 flight Su-25SM
    Domna - 2 squadrons Su-25 (from Step and scheduled to return after airbase rebuilt)
    Chernigovka - 2 squadrons Su-25SM
    Severomorsk - training flight Su-25UBG
    Yeisk - Naval Aviation training center
    Kushchevskaya - training unit
    Borisoglebsk - 1 training squadron
    Lipetsk - Combat and Conversion training
    Akhtubinsk - Testing and Evaluation center

    Total aircraft ~ 150








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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:50 am

    Su-24 family

    Modern rebuilds:

    Su-24M2 (24-48)

    Older models:

    121 Su-24M/M2 (most received glonass navigation systems and SVP 24 targeting systems if not upgraded to M2 level)
    58 Su-24MR reconnaissance
    1 Su-24MP electronic warfare (testing)

    Deployed:

    Monchegorsk - 1 mixed squadron Su-24M/MR
    Shatalovo - 1 squadron Su-24MR
    Marinovka - 1 squadron each Su-24M and Su-24MR
    Gvardeiskyy - 1 squadron Su-24M
    Chelyabinsk - 1 squadron Su-24MR and 2 squadrons Su-24M
    Khurba - 2 squadrons Su-24M (being replaced with Su-34)
    Varfolomeyevka - 1 squadron Su-24MR
    Lipetsk - Combat and Conversion training
    Akhtubinsk - Testing and Evaluation center

    Naval Aviation:

    Novofedorivka - 1 mixed squadron Su-24M/MR (being replaced with Su-30SM)
    Chernyakhovsk - 1 mixed squadron Su-24M/MR

    Total aircraft ~ 180

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:13 pm

    Su-27 family

    New builds:

    12 Su-27SM3

    Modern Rebuilds:

    51 Su-27SM (53 were completed and 2 lost in accidents. Last count only revealed 50 aircraft, maybe one was in an aircraft maintenance plant)
    1 Su-27UBM
    Su-27SM3 (36 on order 2017-2019 to be rebuilt)

    Older Models:

    81 Su-27 (most are of the Su-27P interceptor version of which 36 are scheduled for rebuilds to Su-27SM3 standards)
    34 Su-27UB (about half are Su-27UBP which have a good secondary 2-seater combat ability which spawned the Su-30 series)
    4-5 Su-27M (testing model of the Su-27 which lead to the Su-35S aircraft. Not sure of status or if they could be converted to Su-27SM3 standard)
    19-21 Su-33 (aircraft carrier version of the Su-27. Plans were to upgrade 16 to Su-33M but announcements so far only for 6-8. The SVP 24 guidance system is being tested on them presently)

    Deployed:

    Chkalovsk - 1 squadron Su-27P
    Besovets - 2 squadrons Su-27P with Su-27SM starting to replace
    Khotilovo - 1 squadron Su-27P with Su-27SM starting to replace
    Krimsk - 1 squadron Su-27SM3 and 1 squadron Su-27P
    Belbek - 1 squadron Su-27SM and 1 squadron Su-27P
    Dzemgi - 1 squadron Su-27SM (being replaced by Su-35S and transferring to Besovets / Khotilovo)
    Uglovaya - 2 squadrons Su-27SM (being replaced by Su-35S and Su-30SM then transferring to Besovets / Khotilovo)
    Severomorsk - 2 squadrons of Su-33 (being replaced by Mig-29K and probably reducing to 1 squadron of modernized aircraft)
    Yeisk - Naval Aviation training
    Kubinka - Russian Knights aerobatic flight Team
    Kushchevskaya - 1 training squadron
    Lipetsk - Combat and Conversion training
    Akhtubinsk - Testing and Evaluation center

    Total aircraft: ~205


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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:27 pm

    Su-30 family

    Older model:

    3 Su-30 (originally 4-5 purchased for testing. Not sure if can be upgraded to M2 or SM standards)

    New builds ordered:

    96 Su-30SM (Aerospace Forces - 53-56 delivered by end of 2015, 88 to be delivered by end of 2018)
    20 Su-30M2 (all delivered and for use as 2-seat trainers for Su-35S and Su-27SM3's. Reports that others being finished at the plant)
    28 Su-30SM (Naval Aviation - 8 delivered by end of 2015 and others by end of 2018)

    Deployed:

    Belbek - Su-30M2
    Krimsk - Su-30M2
    Dzemgi - Su-30M2 and 1 flight Su-30SM
    Uglovaya - Su-30M2 and 1 squadron Su-30SM forming
    Domna - 2 squadrons Su-30SM
    Millerovo - 2 squadrons Su-30SM forming
    Novofedorivka - 1 squadron Su-30SM Naval Aviation forming
    Lipetsk - Combat and Conversion training
    Akhtubinsk - Testing and Evaluation center

    Future Deployments:

    Kubinka - Su-30SM to replace the Su-27 on the Russian Knights aerobatic flight team
    Note - with 96 aircraft that equals 8 squadrons worth. One is split between Lipetsk and Akhtubinsk, another with the Knights plus 5 already formed or forming so that leaves 1 unassigned. My best guesses would be Monchegorsk or Khotilovo.
    Chernyakhovsk (Naval Aviation) - is the second Su-24 unit that needs replacing so my guess for the second squadron.
    Yeisk Naval Aviation training center - 2-4 Su-30SM

    Total aircraft ~100 (by end of 2016)

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:44 pm

    Su-35 family

    New builds ordered:

    98 Su-35S (46-48 delivered by end of 2015)

    Deployed:

    Dzemgi - 2 squadrons forming
    Uglovaya - 1 squadron forming
    Lipetsk - Combat and Conversion training
    Akhtubinsk - Testing and Evaluation center

    Future Deployments:

    Besovets - has been announced as the next future base, not sure if 1 or 2 squadrons but base has 2 squadrons of Su-27P's presently.
    Millerovo - has been mentioned as a future base for 1 squadron.
    Kubinka - expect at least a flight (4-6) to be attached to the Russian Knights aerobatic flight team
    Note: 98 aircraft equals 8 squadrons worth with 1 being split between Lipetsk and Akhtubinsk. With 3 already committed and if Besovets gets 2 squadrons and Millerovo 1 squadron that leaves 1 squadron unassigned. My best guesses would be Chkalovsk or Khotilovo.

    Total aircraft ~ 50 (to date)


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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:17 pm

    Su-34 family

    New builds ordered:

    124 Su-34 (options for 16 more and reported that 85 have been delivered to date)

    Deployed:

    Voronezh - 2 squadrons
    Morozovsk - 3 squadrons
    Khurba - 2 squadrons forming
    Lipetsk - Combat and Conversion training
    Akhtubinsk - Testing and Evaluation center

    Future Deployments:

    Chelyabinsk - 2 squadrons (the last Su-24M regiment)
    Note: if the option on the 16 is picked up and deliveries are ahead of schedule. Would suspect either a 3rd squadron at Khurba or 1 squadron at either Gvardeiskyy or Monchegorsk

    Total Aircraft ~85 (to date)

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  Dorfmeister on Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:11 am

    franco wrote:28 Su-30SM (Naval Aviation - 8 delivered by end of 2015 and others by end of 2018)

    Franco,

    I have some doubts about this number; they are indeed 8 Su-30SM which have been delivered for the VMF (35 Blue to 42 Blue and the 9th will be the 43 Blue) but as far as I know they have signed contracts for a grand total of 20 Su-30SM for the VMF.
    A first one for 5 aircrafts and a second one for 7 aircrafts more. So 12 + 8  => 20.

    Can you shed some light on this, please?

    Anyway, keep up the good work. It's really appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:44 pm

    It came from the Director of the Plant manufacturing the Su-30SM.




    MOSCOW, June 15 -. RIA Novosti Air Space Forces (VKS) and naval aviation of the Russian Navy will receive until the end of 2018 another 55 heavy multirole Su-30cm, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, Production Director of Irkutsk Aviation Plant Sergey Yamani.

    Su-30cm are manufactured at the Irkutsk aircraft factory under contract with the Russian Defense Ministry and are available in videoconferencing since 2012, and the Naval Aviation - 2014. At the moment, delivered to the troops 61 Su-30cm.

    "Until the end of 2018 in favor of videoconferencing and the Navy at the Irkutsk aircraft plant will be manufactured and delivered 55 more aircraft total number will be 116 Su-30cm -. 88 and 28 for the Naval Aviation" - Yamani said.

    Heavy Su-30cm one of the first to arrive in 2015 in Syria and how to apply it for its intended purpose - as a fighter and as a targeting aircraft for ground attack aircraft and bombers.

    NOTE: of the 61 presently in service 8 in Naval Aviation and 53 in Air Force. So 55 aircraft to be delivered over the next 3 years.

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:14 pm

    Tupolev family

    Planned modernization:

    15 Tu-160M
    35 Tu-95MSM
    30 Tu-22M3M
    Note: have also seen statements from senior Air Force people that all will be modernized

    Aircraft:

    6 Tu-160M
    10 Tu-160
    7 Tu-95MSM
    45 Tu-95MS
    7 Tu-22M3M
    49 Tu-22M3
    2 Tu-22MR

    Deployed:

    Engels - 1 squadron Tu-160 and 1 squadron Tu-95MS
    Ukrainka - 2 squadrons Tu-95MS
    Srednyy - 2 squadrons Tu-22M3
    Olenegorsk - 1 squadron Tu-22M3
    Shaikovka - 1 squadron Tu-22M3
    Ryazan - Long Range Aviation training center
    Akhtubinsk - Testing and Evaluation center

    Total aircraft ~125

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:52 am

    I have counted for 2016 deliveries:

    MiG-29SMT: 2
    Su-30SM: 7 (1 for Ru Navy and 6 for Russian Knights aerobatic team)
    Su-35S: 0
    Su-34 : 12

    so we expect

    MiG-29SMT: i cant tell here, production rate seems to low comparing with flankers
    Su-30SM: 9 (1 for Ru Navy and 8 for RuAF)
    Su-35S: 10
    Su-34 : 6




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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:33 am

    There were suppose to be 8 Mig-29SMT's this year.

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  mack8 on Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:06 pm

    Franco, like always fantastic effort to compile all these numbers and details, many thanks! thumbsup Are you going to do an update on helos as well?

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:04 pm

    I find it very difficult to keep up with the helicopters due to lack of information. Not just on the rebuilds of which there appear to be about 3 dozen a year (upgraded to what standards? Mil-8's and -24's). But also the new builds, generally several months behind if not a year in getting accurate numbers.

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:50 am

    2016 Deliveries UPDATE

    MiG-29SMT: 2
    Su-30SM: 14, 4 for Ru Navy and 10 for RuAF (8 of them to Russian Kinghts)
    Su-35S: 0
    Su-34 : 12


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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  franco on Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:14 pm

    George1 wrote:2016 Deliveries UPDATE

    MiG-29SMT: 2
    Su-30SM: 14, 4 for Ru Navy and 10 for RuAF (8 of them to Russian Kinghts)
    Su-35S: 0
    Su-34 : 12

    Believe there were 4 Su-35S's delivered to Besovet.

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  Ivan the Colorado Yesterday at 8:58 am

    franco wrote:
    George1 wrote:2016 Deliveries UPDATE

    MiG-29SMT: 2
    Su-30SM: 14, 4 for Ru Navy and 10 for RuAF (8 of them to Russian Kinghts)
    Su-35S: 0
    Su-34 : 12

    Believe there were 4 Su-35S's delivered to Besovet.
    Now 4 more, borts 54 red, 55 red, 56 red, and 57 red are now with the VKS.

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  KiloGolf Yesterday at 12:29 pm

    franco wrote:
    12 Su-27SM3

    Modern Rebuilds:

    51 Su-27SM (53 were completed and 2 lost in accidents. Last count only revealed 50 aircraft, maybe one was in an aircraft maintenance plant)
    1 Su-27UBM
    Su-27SM3 (36 on order 2017-2019 to be rebuilt)

    Older Models:

    81 Su-27 (most are of the Su-27P interceptor version of which 36 are scheduled for rebuilds to Su-27SM3 standards)
    34 Su-27UB (about half are Su-27UBP which have a good secondary 2-seater combat ability which spawned the Su-30 series)
    4-5 Su-27M (testing model of the Su-27 which lead to the Su-35S aircraft. Not sure of status or if they could be converted to Su-27SM3 standard)
    19-21 Su-33 (aircraft carrier version of the Su-27. Plans were to upgrade 16 to Su-33M but announcements so far only for 6-8. The SVP 24 guidance system is being tested on them presently)

    Total aircraft: ~205

    There must have been much more Flankers inherited from the USSR, why are the current numbers so low?

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    Re: Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

    Post  Ivan the Colorado Today at 8:30 am

    KiloGolf wrote:

    There must have been much more Flankers inherited from the USSR, why are the current numbers so low?
    I'll take what is Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazahstan for 100

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