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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  George1 on Thu May 25, 2017 9:56 am

    "...As far as a strategic bomber goes, we have completed unique work at the Kazan Aircraft Plant, reestablished, but on a new technological basis, electron beam welding that is needed to develop the titanium fuselage on which the technology of the Tu-160, our great strategic bomber, was always based. And we will recreate this aircraft, undoubtedly, on a new technical basis, with new electronics, new weapons, but this doesn’t mean that we have abandoned plans to develop the future aviation system of long-range aviation [PAK DA]. Work on it is beginning, as on the future aviation system of military-transport aviation [PAK VTA], and on a medium military-transport aircraft. Decisions were made recently in Sochi. We will produce it, and we’ll have it around 2023-2024. At the end of this year, we are planning for a small, light transport aircraft to fly. For our army, which is compact, it’s important to have the possibility of being instantly redeployed to another theater of military operations where some threat is growing. In this way we’ll repulse any aggression by potential enemies not with great numbers, but with the great skill and mobility of our Armed Forces.”

    https://russiandefpolicy.blog/2017/05/23/is-such-a-ship-needed/

    At the end of this year, we are planning for a small, light transport aircraft to fly.
    = Il-112??


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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:38 am

    Intercept of US strategic bombers by Russian Su-27 fighters in the Baltic





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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:34 pm

    The armaments program could accelerate or slow development of the future Tupolev PAK-DA strategic bomber as Tupolev begins reviving production of the 1981-vintage Tu-160 “Blackjack” supersonic heavy bomber. The Russian defense ministry plans to order 50-60 units and upgrade the existing fleet to the new Tu-160M2 standard. http://aviationweek.com/defense/maks-airshow-spotlights-russian-aerospace-industry-transition?NL=AW-05&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2&utm_rid=CPEN1000001576407&utm_campaign=10764&utm_medium=email&elq2=55d98ae42c504495acf7045ecb64c027
    16 modernized + 50-60 M2s=66-76 total. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-160#Operators
    + 60 Tu-95MS/Ms https://sputniknews.com/military/201607221043482724-russian-tu-95ms-military-analysis/ In 2014, more than 100 Tu-22Ms were in use. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-22M
    Total already modernized= 176, & with newly modernized= 226-236.
    The USAF has total of 140 active bombers:
    B-52s- 58; http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104465/b-52-stratofortress/
    B-1Bs -62 http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104500/b-1b-lancer/
    B-2s- 20 http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104482/b-2-spirit/

    The Long Range Aviation Museum in Poltava, Ukraine has some Soviet bombers other museums don't: http://www.doroga.ua/poi/Poltavskaya/Poltava/Muzej_daljnej_aviacii/1304 http://mda.poltava.ua/?lang=ru
    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%BC%D1%83%D0%B7%D0%B5%D0%B9_%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%B9_%D0%B8_%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%B3%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B9_%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8
    I wonder if theoretically they could return them into flight status as tactical bombers. Can they make engines & other spare parts for them?
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  Dorfmeister on Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:12 am

    Tsavo Lion wrote:In 2014, more than 100 Tu-22Ms were in use. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-22M

    You should have a look at the Russian Wikipedia: they said 62 Tu-22M3 and 1 Tu-22MR and this is quite consistent with other reliable websites. No way, you'll find 100+ Tu-22M3(M) active right now in Russia. Forget about it.

    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D1%83-22%D0%9C

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:18 am

    M3, yes. There wouldn't be as many as one would expect. There are a lot of Tu-22M's in Russian service. Not all have been upgraded. Will they? Maybe not. Although, they may opt to modernize all of them as they are putting some emphasis on strategic bombers.
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:29 am

    There were 100 Tu-22Ms in storage before any modernization started by some accounts. Some will never be modernized but used for parts as they are no longer in production. Also, some of their missions can be done by Su-34s.
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:08 am

    Wing kit and F-2 for the 15th An-148 aircraft of the Russian Air Force was delivered to Voronezh from Kiev

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    Post  Isos on Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:27 pm

    Mig-31 intercepted and destroyed Mach 3 cruise missile in live fire exercice.

    http://www.pravdareport.com/news/russia/economics/17-07-2017/138182-mig_31_missile-0/

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:17 pm

    Some parts on military aircraft from interview with the President of PJSC UAC Yuri Slyusar

    Military still have not abandoned the production of IL-96 in the version of the tanker?

    No, the project is on the agenda. The development of this project involves the creation of a whole multifunctional complex. This project is interesting for us, besides, this is an extension of life to the Il-96 family.

    What about the contract for the IL-76MD-90A in the interests of the RF Ministry of Defense? It is known that there were problems with calculation and calculation materials (RCM).

    The serial contract was signed before the signing of the contract for development work. In the process of clarifying the technical appearance, it became obvious that the price set in the serial contract does not cover production costs and minimal profitability. Now we are introducing the new RCM. The customer was given three cars under a serial contract, but so far in a simplified form. OCD is over in 2019. In 2018, we will connect the fourth car to testing. At the beginning of next year, we will hand over a promising tanker, next year we intend to produce three cars, in 2019 - five, and then together with the refuellers should reach the level of production to 12 aircraft per year. There is an additional interest on the part of customers from those countries where the IL-76 is currently in operation.

    What can you say on the basis of the operation of Su-35S fighters and Su-34 bombers in Syria?

    There were requests from the military for further improvement. We appreciate this because we have a unique opportunity to formulate concrete questions on the basis of the results of operation in real combat conditions, we are working on solving them. But the main thing that I can say calmly and confidently is that the planes have confirmed the inherent characteristics. They showed themselves not at the test site, but in real conditions. As a result, Su-34 and Su-35 already have an interest in foreign customers.

    Program PAK FA in what state?

    Nine flight copies are made, we will produce three more - and we will execute the contract for ROC. In 2019 we have to supply the first sample to the troops.

    Under the new state armaments program, what types of combat aircraft will be procured?

    MiG-35, Su-30SM, Su-34, Su-35S - all of our advanced line.

    A MiG-35 in the ship version will be?

    It all depends on the customers.

    An additional order for a ship MiG-29K military do not want to do?

    So far, the existing composition is sufficient. But if the military raise the issue of expanding the aircraft carrier group, we are ready to participate.

    The resumption of production of the Su-33 in principle is not planned?

    A number of ideas are being discussed. But it seems to me that light decked fighters could fully provide the functionality that was previously provided by heavy ones.

    Prospects for the Be-200 amphibious aircraft as you see it?

    Within the framework of the current contract with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, we have a firm order for six aircraft, plus six they still want to order. There are foreign customers: Thailand, Indonesia, signed a contract with Argentina, signed a contract with China. China ordered two aircraft, two more are provided with an option. We are negotiating with the Chileans. Although, as I was taught by experienced people, advance payment is the best confirmation of strong friendship. Approximately for the next few years there is an order for 10-12 cars.

    Is the military machine interesting?

    Yes, we are updating the contract now. I hope that the whole order will be for five or six aircraft. In general, the Be-200 is a unique machine: it would be possible to make a squadron that will fly around the world, extinguish fires, save people, improve the ecology. This is a weighty reputational plus, when Russian aircraft help save people and nature. It is clear that it will cost money and talk about full self-sufficiency is difficult. A similar idea, incidentally, was discussed jointly with the French, we had a joint venture where we were engaged in the European certification of the Be-200. Unfortunately, all this was suspended, but in the conditions of the renewal of Russian-French relations, maybe we will really return to this. For us, an additional order for such machines would be very useful. Be-200 is not a suitcase without a handle. This is a unique aircraft, this is the development of the competence for hydroaviation, this is, finally, the loading of the enterprise in Taganrog.

    What about the replacement of the Ukrainian engine with the Be-200? The French said that they are interested in participating in such a project, putting on the Be-200 "pop-up" version of the SaM-146. But they have no money for this project: that is, they only hope for the Russian budget.


    While we are discussing different options with the United Engine-Building Corporation and foreign partners. It is important to minimize the potential costs of time and money.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:06 am

    https://sputniknews.com/russia/201707231055799517-russia-aerospace-forces-new-aircraft/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    So the airforce is going to receive over 100 aircraft next year. And the understanding for 2018-2025 is that the airforce is going to take precedence. Meaning more emphasis on modernizing and expanding the airforce.

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    Post  JohninMK on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:49 pm

    Samir‏ @obretix 2h2 hours ago

    second runway at Mozdok AB, main hub of RuAF Syria operation (03 Apr 2017) https://www.google.com/maps?ll=43.790048,44.599208&q=43.790048,44.599208&t=h&z=14 … ammo storage capacity extended as well





    Map from 2015, I hope! Follow instruction in centre of page "Jump to map"

    https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2015/17-november-five-tu22-committed-sorties-from-mozdok-ab-last/comments

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    Post  JohninMK on Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:44 pm

    Didn't know where to put this, but this thread seems OK.

    Tomorrow the 12 August 105th RuAF anniversary flypast

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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:40 am

    miketheterrible wrote:https://sputniknews.com/russia/201707231055799517-russia-aerospace-forces-new-aircraft/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    So the airforce is going to receive over 100 aircraft next year.  And the understanding for 2018-2025 is that the airforce is going to take precedence.  Meaning more emphasis on modernizing and expanding the airforce.

    aircraft can mean drones etc. Anything that flys so don't assume Russia will suddenly get one hundred new figthers.

    Always take statement like this with a grain of salt.
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    Post  franco on Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:05 pm

    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:https://sputniknews.com/russia/201707231055799517-russia-aerospace-forces-new-aircraft/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    So the airforce is going to receive over 100 aircraft next year.  And the understanding for 2018-2025 is that the airforce is going to take precedence.  Meaning more emphasis on modernizing and expanding the airforce.

    aircraft can mean drones etc. Anything that flys so don't assume Russia will suddenly get one hundred new figthers.

    Always take statement like this with a grain of salt.

    Sounds like over a hundred new aircraft including helicopters. Which is what we have seen for the past 6 years. To me just indicates present pace is maintained or even slowed a bit.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:26 pm

    Women to train as Russian air force pilots

    http://www.enca.com/world/women-to-train-as-russian-air-force-pilots
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    Post  Militarov on Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:31 pm

    franco wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:https://sputniknews.com/russia/201707231055799517-russia-aerospace-forces-new-aircraft/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    So the airforce is going to receive over 100 aircraft next year.  And the understanding for 2018-2025 is that the airforce is going to take precedence.  Meaning more emphasis on modernizing and expanding the airforce.

    aircraft can mean drones etc. Anything that flys so don't assume Russia will suddenly get one hundred new figthers.

    Always take statement like this with a grain of salt.

    Sounds like over a hundred new aircraft including helicopters. Which is what we have seen for the past 6 years. To me just indicates present pace is maintained or even slowed a bit.

    I belive this includes overhauled and modernised units too.
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    Post  AMCXXL on Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:34 pm

    franco wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:sputniknews.com/russia/201707231055799517-russia-aerospace-forces-new-aircraft/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    So the airforce is going to receive over 100 aircraft next year.  And the understanding for 2018-2025 is that the airforce is going to take precedence.  Meaning more emphasis on modernizing and expanding the airforce.

    aircraft can mean drones etc. Anything that flys so don't assume Russia will suddenly get one hundred new figthers.

    Always take statement like this with a grain of salt.

    Sounds like over a hundred new aircraft including helicopters. Which is what we have seen for the past 6 years. To me just indicates present pace is maintained or even slowed a bit.

    Depends of translator, but "aircraft" is any flying artifact capable to sail in the atmosphera , even a Zeppelin (airship)

    "over 100 aircraft" can be 50 airplanes and 55 helicopters , and that also includes Il-76 Yak-130 and others not combat airplanes
    Anyway , next years the new programs (Mig-35,Su-57) will raise the total number of combat airplanes received to 50 and later to 60, certainly not as many as in 2015.
    However , until now new airplanes only replace other , later also will expand the size of airforces
    The question is to maintain a reasonable and planned effort. It does not make sense to buy all airplanes in 6 or 7 years, and 20 or 25 years later to have to change all at once

    Militarov wrote:

    I belive this includes overhauled and modernised units too.

    No, "aircraft" includes airplenes and helicoptres , and that is more of 100 every year
    "Modernise" refers to get modern aircraft, no to refit old aircraft , that are already property of the airforce
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    Post  Militarov on Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:47 pm

    AMCXXL wrote:

    No, "aircraft" includes airplenes and helicoptres , and that is more of 100 every year
    "Modernise" refers to get modern aircraft, no to refit old aircraft , that are already property of the airforce

    It would not be the first time such numbers included modernised MiG-31BMs, Tu-95MS, IL-76... etc, etc.
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  franco on Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:18 am

    No, "aircraft" includes airplenes and helicoptres , and that is more of 100 every year
    "Modernise" refers to get modern aircraft, no to refit old aircraft , that are already property of the airforce


    Actually it does mean to upgrade,rebuild or modernize old equipment. As in the Ministry of Defense reporting that they had received 300 new and 600 modernized weapon system and military equipment for the first 6 months of this year. The T-72B3 tank is a modernized weapon, not a new weapon. A BTR-82A is a new weapon system while the BTR-82AM is a modernized weapon system.

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:14 pm

    Russia has shown for the first time its new Ilyushin Il-22PP Porubshchik special mission aircraft. The ‘escort jammer’ aircraft made its public debut on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the Russian air force over Kubinka on 12 August.

    The Il-22P is a signals intelligence (SIGINT) and stand-off-jamming platform that has been built around a converted Il-22 ‘Coot-B’ airframe, which is itself a theatre-level airborne command post and radio relay aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-18D turboprop airliner.

    While the Il-22PP retains the airframe and power plant of the Il-22, it has four large fairings located symmetrically on both sides of the fuselage. These contain antennas of the L-415 electronic countermeasures (ECM) system made by the KNIRTI institute of Kaluga. Another antenna is fitted to the tail, while a further antenna is located under the fuselage. A fixed pod beneath the fuselage contains 16 32-round 26 mm UV-26M chaff/flare launchers for self defence; two more 14-round 50 mm (2-inch) launchers are built into the under-fuselage. The aircraft has a livery resembling that of the civilian Aeroflot airline, although it carried the inscription ‘Russia Air Force’ and the red star marking. It also has the inscription 'Il-18' on the nose.

    According to the Myasishchev design bureau, which is responsible for the conversion, "the airplane is intended for detection and suppression of state-of-the-art secretive and jam-proof systems of combat control of various functions". These are "radars, guidance channels of surface-to-air missile systems, mid-course flight path correction channels of cruise missiles, as well as tactical data exchange networks such as Link 16.


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