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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  TR1 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:02 pm

    Number seems elevated IMO. Depends on Mi-8 numbers. Anyone want to hazard a breakdown?

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    Post  eridan on Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:12 pm

    here' a wild guess: 100 combat and trainer planes. plus 10 or so transport il76 and some lighter ones. maybe a few special mission plnes. 35+ mi28 and ka52. 10+ mi35. 40+ mi8,a few mi26, 30+ ansat-u and ka226.

    anyhow, it may very well be thatcurrent production rates are not here to stay but are temporary increases due to rearmament programme needs. once we get to 2020 it is possible we will see a noticable slow down of purchases for ruaf. otherwise it would suggest ruaf is aiming for a fleet of over 2200 pure combat planes, which may not be realistic when one looks at number of planned pilots in training.

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    Post  Firebird on Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:42 pm

    eridan wrote:here' a wild guess: 100 combat and trainer planes. plus 10 or so transport il76 and some lighter ones. maybe a few special mission plnes. 35+ mi28 and ka52. 10+ mi35. 40+ mi8,a few mi26, 30+ ansat-u and ka226.

    anyhow, it may very well be thatcurrent production rates are not here to stay but are temporary increases due to rearmament programme needs. once we get to 2020 it is possible we will see a noticable slow down of purchases for ruaf. otherwise it would suggest ruaf is aiming for a fleet of over 2200 pure combat planes, which may not be realistic when one looks at number of planned pilots in training.

    As I remember, the Americans were starting to cry because they thought the number of their own combat planes would fall below 2000.

    Once Pak Fa, Mig LFMS and all the new generation planes start production, we could arguably see even bigger numbers being produced.

    Maybe this big inc in production is an anomaly. I wondering how the production lines are set up ie what is the optimal production?

    Perhaps Russia is planning to produce lots for India, China and other customers. Perhaps Russia is planning for a big war, or "face off"?

    But to me, the important thing isnt just producing numbers. Its getting the right bang for the rouble. Making the investment pay in war AND peacetime.

    Russia's enemy guarantees the safety of other states. THAT is how it can have a huge military.
    To me, Russia perhaps needs to start doing more of the same. After all, its what it does for Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and places. Even if it doesnt openly admit it.

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    Post  POKL on Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:39 am

    Aviadarts 2014 have concluded. There is a 3 : 40  clip on Channel 1 Russian TV one can watch on YouTube but I am not allowed to post links.

    Too much said and shown to translate all but:

    1. The prises were cars and bikes

    2. The first place was wont by RuAF pilot Georgiy Dedio

    3. The PLAAF participation is shown about 1 : 50 – 2 : 05. If I understand correctly one of the Chinese Flankers suffered a birdstrike but fortunately without serious damage. The Chinese missed one of their targets but still did well – see 4

    4. The PLAAF pilot Wan Zhen (not 100% sure – this is how it sounded phonetically in the clip) was second, you can see him and the Chinese team posing with a car they won at 3 : 14

    5. A prise was also won by a pilot from Belarus but unfortunately no details were given

    6. During the competition a forest fire broke out and one could see Il 76 ‘water bombers’ in action.

    7. It is interesting to note that  decommissioned L 39 trainers were used as targets.


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    Post  Austin on Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:02 am

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    Post  TR1 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:07 am

    Thanks for info. Thank god that birdstrike was not more serious.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:44 pm

    Russia’s Air Force to receive over 260 new aircraft in 2014 — deputy defense minister

    LIPETSK, July 28./ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Air Force will this year receive over 260 new aircraft, a senior defense official said Monday.

    “Over the past year, the Russian Air Force got more than 200 aircraft. This year, there will be many more of them - over 260; some 80 will be upgraded,” Russian First Deputy Defense Minister, Army General Arkady Bakhin, told journalists.

    Earlier, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said this year the military will receive more than 230 aviation specimens. He said that in the first half of 2014, military representative offices already obtained 34 planes and 38 helicopters for the Air Force.

    Russian state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) military aviation programs department head Vladimir Mikhailov said earlier that this year the Defense Ministry will receive about 100 combat aircraft.

    According to Bakhin, technical tasks the army charges industrial enterprises with are successfully fulfilled, which could be seen by visitors of the recent Aviadarts 2014 international flying skills competition in central Russia.

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    Post  POKL on Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:53 pm

    From Belta news (Belarus news agency). Military pilots of the 116th guards attack aviation base of the air and anti-aircraft defense forces of the Republic of Belarus finish second at the international aviation competition Aviadarts 2014 that was held in Russia.

    The Belarusian team (three Su-25 crews) was behind the winner just eight points in the final.

    The competitions that included aerial navigation and target reconnaissance also featured transport aviation, fighters and helicopters. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu put forward an initiative to hold such competitions in 2013. Partaking in Aviadarts 2014 were pilots from Belarus, China and Russia.

    Let me add, that the above is not mutually exclusive with PLAAF being second because the competition was held in several categories fighters, ground attack aircraft, helicopters etc. as mentioned in my previous post a Chinese pilot was second in fighters while the PLAAF did not send ground attack aircraft or helicopter teams.

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    Post  Viktor on Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:11 pm

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    Post  mack8 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:05 pm

    The word on russian fora is 4 KnAAZ Sukhois borts 70, 91, 92, 93 will fly out to their units (not known yet) very soon. Bort 70 is said to be a Su-30M2, but not sure about the other 3, they could also be M2s or could be Su-27SM3s?

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:02 am

    260 new in 1 yr is 2600 new equiv in 10 yrs. 5200 over 20. Then considering some planes might be refitted to have a 30 yr life expectancy, we are talking pretty huge numbers when multiplied out.

    And in 1,000 years time they will be making trillions of planes a day... except that they are rebuilding an air force... once they get to a few thousand they will switch to focusing on new designs, unmanned designs and exports and a few planes for top ups to replace attrition loses.

    Odds are they will be balancing domestic with export orders and will not increase production too much. They will also likely reinvest in production tools to allow a wider variety of aircraft and equipment be made.

    They wont have an air force of 5200 aircraft unless you count drones and then they will likely have rather more than this from little hand held drones right up to enormous air ships with huge AESA arrays.


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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  medo on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:37 pm

    mack8 wrote:The word on russian fora is 4 KnAAZ Sukhois borts 70, 91, 92, 93 will fly out to their units (not known yet) very soon. Bort 70 is said to be a Su-30M2, but not sure about the other 3, they could also be M2s or could be  Su-27SM3s?

    Maybe they will equip full regiment with Su-27SM3 and Su-30M2 in Krymsk.

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    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:21 pm

    Eastern military district will take delivery of the first batch of Mi-35M helicopters in 2014
    Russian Aviaton » Thursday July 31, 2014 23:51 MSK

    This year six state-of-the-art Mi-35M helicopters will be delivered to an air base located in Primorski Krai, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to the head of press-service of the Eastern military district (EMD), Colonel Alexander Gordeev.

    "Pilots and technicians of the air base departed to Rostov-based enterprise and will start the acceptance of these helicopters soon. Upon completion of the acceptance the vehicles will complete ferry flight to the home base covering the distance of over 10,000 km", - Gordeev said.

    Mi-35 is the upgraded version of Mi-24 helicopter. It is manufactured by Rostvertol (part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company). It is designed for destroying armored vehicles and providing fire support, airlift delivery, medevac operations and cargo transportation (inside the cabin or using an external sling).

    Moreover, this year units of the military district’s army aviation will also take delivery of Mi-8AMTSh assault transport helicopters as well as Ka-52 attack helicopters. A total of 20 state-of-the-art helicopters will be delivered to the EMD.

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    Post  Werewolf on Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:17 am

    The most sexy plane ever build, imo.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:15 pm

    Combat Aviation Alerted at Russian Far East Airfields – Russian Defense Ministry

    MOSCOW, August 1 (RIA Novosti) - Eastern Military District combat aviation crews at airfields in the Far East were unexpectedly alerted, Aleksander Gordeyev, the head of the Eastern Military District, said Friday.

    “Pilots and crews of Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-30CM aircraft and the new Su-35 fighter, as well as an engineering team and support units, were alerted at four airfields,” Gordeyev said.

    The units are to carry out air combat and domination drills, and practice providing cover for naval and ground forces. The teams are later to proceed to combat firing, bomb and missile attacks.

    The alert came as part of an unscheduled exercise carried out by the Khabarovsk and Primorsky air force. The exercise is under the command of Major General Aleksander Tatarenko, the Eastern Military District Air Force Commander.

    The first unscheduled exercises of this kind in Russia in almost 20 years took place in 2013. Specialists approved of the practice initiated by the Russian Ministry of Defense, pointing out that the exercises could show the actual state of the military and help them develop quicker responses to threats.

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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:36 am

    Werewolf wrote:The most sexy plane ever build, imo.

    Even more good-looking than Tu-96 with its 18100 hp NK-16 engines? But, well, Tu-95I with its 20000 hp NK-20 engines would look even better. But then the 38000 hp Kuznetsov engine ...

    Here are two pictures of Tu-96, by the way.




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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:16 pm

    Russia launches large-scale combat air drills with over 100 aircraft


    MOSCOW, August 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia begins on Monday five-day Air Force combat drills, which involve a total of over 100 fighter jets, bombers and helicopters in the country’s Central and Western military districts, a spokesman for the Russian Air Force said on Monday.

    Colonel Igor Klimov said the large-scale exercises would be conducted jointly with the Russian air-defense forces.

    “In all, the maneuvers will involve 100 planes and helicopters such as Su-27 Flanker fighter jets, MiG-31 Foxhound fighter jets, multipurpose Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombesr, Su-24 Fencer bombers as well as Mi-8, Mi-24 and Mi-28N combat helicopters,” Klimov said.

    The combat aircraft will be practicing shooting at targets on land and in the air at new firing ranges as well as conducting launches of anti-aircraft missiles at the Ashuluk firing range in the southern Astrakhan region.

    The first stage of the drills stipulates redeployment of combat aircraft from airfields of the Western Military District to the airfields of the Central Military District and during the second stage the aircraft would conduct mission flights from the southern airfield of Russia near Armavir, Krymsk, Mozdok, Morozovsk etc.

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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:17 pm

    Russian light aircraft to have Russian engines —Putin

    The aircraft of this kind were now equipped with Czech engines but Russia had own developments and planned to produce and certify engines by end of 2016

    NOVO-OGARYOVO, August 04. /ITAR-TASS/. New Russian-built light aircraft should be equipped exclusively with Russian engines, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Minister of Industry and Commerce Denis Manturov on Monday.

    The aircraft of this kind were now equipped with Czech engines but Russia had own developments and planned to produce and certify engines by end of 2016, said the Minister.

    Development of a new type of aircraft with a capacity from 9 to 12 and 16 passengers started last year, the Minister said. A test project will be demonstrated next year, while production and certification will start from 2017.

    Light multipurpose aircraft Rysachok is planned to be certified this year; serial production can start in 2015. The aircraft would replace An-2, said Manturov.


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    Post  GarryB on Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:56 am

    Light multipurpose aircraft Rysachok is planned to be certified this year; serial production can start in 2015. The aircraft would replace An-2, said Manturov.

    Awesome news... it eliminates an An from the fleet (An-2) and adds a Russian aircraft with Russian engines...

    Interesting that the old An-28/38 was intended to replace the An-2 and it had a high wing twin engine layout.

    The Rysachok looks like this:



    So a low wing twin engine has been chosen...


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    Post  Austin on Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:41 pm

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    Air Force Russia celebrated the 102 th anniversary of its foundation. In all the units of the Air Force today held celebrations. On the eve of aviators Air Force Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev met with the media and talked about the state and prospects of development of the Air Force of Russia.

    During the briefing, Colonel-General Bondarev said that during its existence military aircraft took a giant step in its development. Produced by the domestic industry aviation systems to fully enable proud of our Air Force. All the latest aviation technology is created in accordance with the programs sverhmanёvrennosti, stealth and combat power.

    Speaking about the future of the aviation, air force commander said that in 2017, Russia will begin research and development on advanced aviation complex long-range interception, which is designed to come to replace the fighter-interceptor MiG-31. Within the framework of the ROC will be determined its shape. In accordance with the plans of the Air Force, he will go no earlier than 2025.

    With regard to long-term aviation complex long-range aviation, then, according to Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev, he made the first flight in the course of production tests in 2019. And two years later they will wait for the troops. At the heart of the ideology of the PAK DA is high combat power along with the unique ability to overcome the enemy air defenses. This aircraft will have the latest electronic warfare complex and have a high-precision weapons.

    During a conversation with journalists, Air Force Commander also not ignored the fifth generation fighter T-50. Colonel-General Bondarev said positive about this machine.

    - T-50 well proven during a demonstration flight at the "Aviamikse" held in the sky above ground Pogonovo in the Voronezh region in July as part of the competition for training of flight crews air "Aviadarts 2014" - said the Air Force Commander.

    By the way, according to Colonel-General Bondarev, the contest were revealed new features of our aircraft in relation to fly at extremely low altitudes in order to overcome the enemy air defenses. In the process of working out these tricks, no radar could not detect the attack. This experience in the future will be implemented in the course of combat training of flight crews.

    Russia continues to work on the program of establishing the planned aircraft with forward-swept wing, said Russian Air Force Commander.
    - I think over time we will see this aircraft, or a prototype of the aircraft - said Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev.

    Speaking of combat training aircraft Yak-130, General-Colonel Bondarev has not confirmed the feasibility of the basis of the "flying desks" light attack aircraft.

    Such plans we have, although initially considered such an option on the stage of the test aircraft - said the Chief of the Air Force.
    He also explained that the aerobatic team "Wings of Tauris" on the Yak-130 has reached a certain level slёtannosti. However, because of the crash, which occurred this spring, their preparation has been temporarily suspended. Currently, the aircraft set new blocks. Then Yaqui circled the State flight test center in Akhtubinsk. The flights on these aircraft is scheduled to resume in August.

    - The fate of any type of aircraft carefully studied. We do not disregard the well-proven machine. We are engaged in a deep modernization of the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-25 - said in a briefing Commander.

    Russian aircraft company "MIG" will deliver the Russian Air Force in the next two-three years, 16 MiG-29 SMT, said Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev. The corresponding contract worth more than 17 billion rubles by the military department and aircraft producer signed in early 2014.
    Continue to be refined and improved helicopters of Army Aviation. So, Colonel-General Bondarev said that in the near future Air Force will receive helicopters Mi-28N with dual controls and the Ka-52 with improved avionics and more diverse range of weapons. At the same time, are the development of new high-speed helicopter. Vehicle engines will soon be able to increase its velocity is almost twice normal.

    Update the fleet must be accompanied by training of flight crews that this fleet will be able to competently operate. In this regard, journalists were interested in, so to speak, "curricula" Air Force - namely, the development prospects of the network flight higher military educational institutions.

    Colonel-General Bondarev said that the increase in the number of flight schools in the next year and a half is not planned. In this case, the commander in chief does not rule out that the branches of the Krasnodar VVAUL acquire independent status in the near future. If necessary, in the future with the arrival of the new Flight equipment may be raised about the creation of new flight schools.

    The number of students set to study the flying skills of this year amounted to 550 people. In navigational and Helicopter School and enrolled students with a certain reserve. Until 2017 their number will grow in line with the needs of the Armed Forces, and then go on the wane.
    According to the Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev, this year the competition was nearly 2.5 per place, and a set of fully coincided with the planned amount.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:01 pm

    Russian Air Force to Renew Aircraft, Helicopters by 2020

    MOSCOW, August 12 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Air Force is planning to renovate its pool of combat helicopters, strike and fighter aircraft, Air Force commander-in-chief Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said Tuesday.

    “By 2020 we will practically replace the pool of combat helicopters with the advanced types, replace fighter aircraft and carry out a profound modernization of all Mikoyan MiG-31BM ‘Foxhound’ aircraft,” the general told the Rossiya 24 news channel.

    Bondarev added that Russia’s Air Force is expecting more than 200 new aircraft and helicopters.

    On Monday, Bondarev said Russia will start developing an interceptor to replace the fleet of 122 MiG-31 “Foxhound” jets by 2028.

    The MiG-31 was introduced in 1981. The aircraft’s production was halted in 1994, until Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, responsible for the country’s military-industrial complex, ordered its resumption August 4.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:02 am

    Russian Air Force Tu-214R releasing its flares.

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