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Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

Post  George1 on Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:21 am

Annual Report 514 th Aircraft Repair Plant for 2015

Published annual report of the Joint Stock Company "514 Aircraft Repair Plant" (Rzhev, Tver region) in 2015.

As is clear from the report, the company in 2015 has upgraded 2x MiG-31 of MiG-31BM variant, and repaired 8x MiG-31, 4x MiG-29, 18x Su-24M and 5x Su-24MR.

http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1997080.html


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Post  George1 on Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:19 pm

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Putin awards Su-34 chief designer Rollan Martirosov with Alexander Nevsky Order

Post  par far on Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:12 pm

Congratulations to Mr. Rollan Martirosov and thank you, for all your work hard work, Mr. Rollan Martirosov, still works with the Sukhoi design Bureau, he started working for Sukhoi design Bureau, in 1959.

Mr. Rollan Martirosov is still working on the SU 34, "As chief designer of the Su-34, Martirosov currently provides technical management works on increasing the combat capabilities of Su-34 under the state contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation".



http://www.armradio.am/en/2016/09/26/putin-awards-su-34-chief-designer-rollan-martirosov-with-alexander-nevsky-order/


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Post  George1 on Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:32 pm

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Post  Austin on Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:47 pm

Take Off Magazine New Issue

http://en.take-off.ru/index.php/component/content/article/45/431

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Post  Austin on Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:28 pm

Russia & CIS Observer №43 November, 2016

http://www.ato.ru/files/in_text_pictures/rco/43/Observer-43-Juhai-2016.pdf
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Post  Singular_Transform on Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:42 pm

I spent same time and calculated the capability of the RU aviation industry vs US aviation industry.

Interesting result.

The cost of the SU-34 is 1.1 billion rubel , the average yearly mancost is 433860 rubel.
Means one aircraft needs 2535 manyear to make.

Cost of the F/A-18 super 70 million $ , average yearly mancost 41625 dollars.

so the plane cost 1681 manyear to make.

Means the RU productivity is 66% of the US productivity.

The above numbers are the contractual batch price for both aircraft divided back to the unit price.

I think in the SU times the above ratio was 33% ish.


Means that the military outlay of the RU is 50% of the US military capability.

The above calculation for China vs usa using the type 55 vs Alan burke gives 55% ratio between the two country.

Based on the above the Chinese military spending 143% of the US military spending, the Russian 50%.

At the moment the US enjoy the advantage of the inherited hardware / infrastructure, but this advantage in ten years time disappear .
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Post  kvs on Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:02 am

Singular_Transform wrote:I spent same time and calculated the capability of the RU aviation industry vs US aviation industry.

Interesting result.

The cost of the SU-34 is 1.1 billion rubel , the average yearly mancost is 433860 rubel.
Means one aircraft needs 2535 manyear to make.

Cost of the F/A-18 super 70 million $ , average yearly mancost 41625 dollars.

so the plane cost 1681 manyear to make.

Means the RU productivity is 66% of the US productivity.

What!? Where is the time variable in this "analysis"? You are dividing the costs by average worker salaries (where did you get the data?)
and inferring a man-year figure. It ain't that simple. You need to scale by the actual fraction of a year that it takes to make one.

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Post  Singular_Transform on Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:28 pm

kvs wrote:
Singular_Transform wrote:I spent same time and calculated the capability of the RU aviation industry vs US aviation industry.

Interesting result.

The cost of the SU-34 is 1.1 billion rubel , the average yearly mancost is 433860 rubel.
Means one aircraft needs 2535 manyear to make.

Cost of the F/A-18 super 70 million $ , average yearly mancost 41625 dollars.

so the plane cost 1681 manyear to make.

Means the RU productivity is 66% of the US productivity.

What!? Where is the time variable in this "analysis"? You are dividing the costs by average worker salaries (where did you get the data?)
and inferring a man-year figure. It ain't that simple. You need to scale by the actual fraction of a year that it takes to make one.


I get the given year wages data from tradingeconomics.com

I divided back full orders by unit numbers, and calculated the above data from that.


What was your expectation ?

By the GDP exchange rate numbers this should be 10%, by the PPP data it should be around 40-45%, sot this calculation gives more balanced view than anything else.
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Post  miketheterrible on Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:17 am

Singular_Transform wrote:
kvs wrote:
Singular_Transform wrote:I spent same time and calculated the capability of the RU aviation industry vs US aviation industry.

Interesting result.

The cost of the SU-34 is 1.1 billion rubel , the average yearly mancost is 433860 rubel.
Means one aircraft needs 2535 manyear to make.

Cost of the F/A-18 super 70 million $ , average yearly mancost 41625 dollars.

so the plane cost 1681 manyear to make.

Means the RU productivity is 66% of the US productivity.

What!?  Where is the time variable in this "analysis"?  You are dividing the costs by average worker salaries (where did you get the data?)
and inferring a man-year figure.  It ain't that simple.   You need to scale by the actual fraction of a year that it takes to make one.


I get the given year wages data from tradingeconomics.com

I divided back full orders by unit numbers, and calculated the above data from that.


What was your expectation ?

By the GDP exchange rate numbers this should be 10%, by the PPP data it should be around 40-45%, sot this calculation gives more balanced view than anything else.

Still doesn't work that way simply because you are probably looking at general and not what the actual costs are. especially for workforce in Russia since there isn't as much accurate data. Also, it differentiates between planes and set of equipment so it is worth looking at how much it costs for other aircrafts in Russia vs that of US and its counterpart (Su-34 doesn't quite equal F-18S/H). Plus contracts are much different regarding the countries and their procurement.
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Post  Singular_Transform on Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:46 pm

miketheterrible wrote:

Still doesn't work that way simply because you are probably looking at general and not what the actual costs are. especially for workforce in Russia since there isn't as much accurate data. Also, it differentiates between planes and set of equipment so it is worth looking at how much it costs for other aircrafts in Russia vs that of US and its counterpart (Su-34 doesn't quite equal F-18S/H). Plus contracts are much different regarding the countries and their procurement.


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-navy-seeks-16-more-fa-18-super-hornets-421845/
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/indicators
1.3 billion $ for 16 F/A-18


http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/mig-29smt-fulcrum-multirole-fighter-aircraft/
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/russia/wages-in-manufacturing
17 billion RUB for 16 MIG-29 SMT (seems like this cost 1-1.1 billion each)


With this numbers the required manyears for the F-18 2200 , for the MIG-29 2564.

Means the efficiency of Russia is 85.7%.

Interesting is based on exchange rate the mig cheaper by 82%,

Based on required manhours the MIG is expensive by 17%.

Of course you can say that the Russian wage statistic bad, but in that case you can expect higher average wages than lower one ( usually if someone cheat with salaries he doing it to pay less tax, not to pay more Very Happy ) , means the real cost of airplanes get closer to each other.



Of course you can say that one f-18 worth thousand of migs and sukhois : )
the fact : russia can run the twice as big military as UK + France + Germany together , and half as big as the US : )
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Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:28 pm

not sure best place to post this.

Russia ready to welcome specialists of Ukraine’s Antonov enterprise

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http://tass.com/economy/927790
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Post  Viktor on Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:36 pm

d_taddei2 wrote:not sure best place to post this.

Russia ready to welcome specialists of Ukraine’s Antonov enterprise

More:
http://tass.com/economy/927790

Because of the exonomic situation in Ukraine I expect most of the intellectual creme of Ukraine to move its workplace in Russia and of course are welcomed
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Post  TheGeorgian on Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:43 am

The Kazan plant has to be one of the cleanest in the world. Didn't expect that from a military production factility.

Those Lenin statues tho lol. Ah reminds me of my old art mentor who sculpted those things during the Soviet period. Still kept some of them scrambled in his home 3

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d_taddei2 wrote:not sure best place to post this.

Russia ready to welcome specialists of Ukraine’s Antonov enterprise

More:
http://tass.com/economy/927790

Because of the exonomic situation in Ukraine I expect most of the intellectual creme of Ukraine to move its workplace in Russia and of course are welcomed 

Lot of Georgians working over there too which is not exactly a disgrace as others put it - but a shame as we badly need those people back at home. But yeah, I can see how they would prefer the economic warmth and prospects of Russia over their native countries. Still a pity.
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Post  flamming_python on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:56 am

TheGeorgian wrote:

Lot of Georgians working over there too which is not exactly a disgrace as others put it - but a shame as we badly need those people back at home. But yeah, I can see how they would prefer the economic warmth and prospects of Russia over their native countries. Still a pity.
Don't worry we can maybe send you some of our useless liberasts in exchange Smile
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Post  Rmf on Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:17 pm

georgia should be in defence pact with russia and armenia its natural ,cultural and religious brothers, not allies with usa and turks and azeri Laughing Laughing , that will only lead your downfall just like in ukraine... Mad
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Post  George1 on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:13 pm

As reported on April 3, 2017 web resource "ATO.ru", in the assembly of medium helicopters AgustaWestland AW189 Italian manufacturer Leonardo Heliciopters will participate Kazan Helicopter Plant (KVZ, part of the holding "Helicopters of Russia"). This is stated in the clarifications to the accounting reporting KHZ for 2016.

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Post  George1 on Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:01 pm

Interview of the Director General of the MiG Ilya Tarasenko in Kommersant

Some interesting points:

- Serial production of the turboprop Il-114 will be launched. The documentation will be launched in the Ilyushin Design Bureau, then transferred to the Mikoyan Design Bureau, and then go to the production sites - Sokol Plant and Lukhovitsy.

- RF Ministry of Defense hasnt any intention to order additional MiG-29Ks

- Promotion of MiG-29/35 fighters to Kazakhstan, and in tenders in India.

- The MiG-35 is undergoing flight tests, which will result in the conclusion of a firm contract with Ministry of Defence.

- "Sukhoi" and RAC MiG will enter the UAC division of military aviation on an equal footing, but no one will absorb anyone.

- At IDEX-2017 in Abu Dhabi, an agreement was signed with the UAE, for a joint lightweight multirole aircraft of the fifth generation. Status is now working out the terms for the implementation of this project.

- A replacement of interceptor MiG-31 is being developed on an initiative basis. Work is being carried out on the concept of the project and its appearance.

- Modernization of the fleet of MiG-31 interceptors is been carried out and almost completed

- Work on UAVs of light type capable of performing reconnaissance missions, conducting electronic warfare and striking at enemy targets. There will be also drones that can combine all these functions. There are already prototypes

http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2669506.html


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Post  Austin on Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:48 pm

The MiG Corporation reported on capacity utilization until 2025

http://www.interfax.ru/business/566491

Moscow. June 14. INTERFAX.RU - Production capacity of the Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) MiG-loaded to 2025 and should amount to 15-17% revenue growth at the end of 2017, said CEO of Ilya Tarasenko, in an interview published Wednesday in the newspaper "Kommersant".

"In 2016 we have completed with revenues at 56.7 billion rubles, net profit of 5.6 billion rubles. In 2017, expect to increase revenues by about 15-17%. We are existing projects, given the fact that our company has to make money , "- said Tarasenko.

According to the head of MiG, production capacity of corporation downloaded until 2025. Asked about the progress of military contracts, he said that in 2016 the corporation has completed the delivery of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation naval MiG-29K and MiG-29 SMT.

"We also completed long-term contract in 2004 to supply naval MiG-29K / KUB Indian Navy," - said the head of the corporation.

Now, the head of RSK MiG, a number of countries there is a planned replacement of aircraft. "We are now actively deal with Kazakhstan, also continue to participate in tenders in India Our planes are represented in 56 countries, and in some countries they are the main combat unit.", - he said.

Tarasenko said that currently negotiations are underway on exports of the latest MiG-35, which was launched in Moscow in January 2017.

"As for our main internal customer - the Defense Ministry, the aircraft will be purchased as part of a new state armaments program, which runs until 2025," - said the head of the corporation.

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Post  Mindstorm on Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:19 pm





Complete interview is so much interesting

https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3324117

Topics touched : average life cycle maintenance's costs edge over foreign competitors, MiG-35 markets, perspective interceptor design, multi-purpose (reconnessaince, Electronic Warfare and attack) "light" UCAV.
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Post  George1 on Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:47 am

322nd aircraft repair plant in Vozdvizhenka (Primorsky Territory)

 OJSC "322 Aircraft Repair Plant" in Vozdvizhenka is the leading enterprise for repair and maintenance of aircraft in the Far East with a high level of technological process, quality of repair and modern production facilities. - NewsVL.ru

Repair of fighters, bombers and ground attack planes is an integral factor for maintaining Russia's defense capability. The enterprise that gives a new life to the front-line aviation is OJSC "322nd Aircraft Repair Plant", 100 km from Vladivostok. How to dismantle, repair and paint military winged vehicles, learned correspondents VL.ru.

In total in Russia there are two developed aircraft factory engaged in the repair of front-line aviation. One of them is in the Moscow region, and the second one is located at the other end of the country, in the village of Vozdvizhenka, Ussuriysk urban district. At present, the open joint stock company "322 Aircraft Repair Plant" is the leading enterprise for the repair and servicing of aircraft in the Far East with a high level of technological process, quality of repair and modern production facilities. It unites the production capacities of two previously independent aircraft repair enterprises: "153 ARZ" (Knevichi), "388 ARZ" (Spassk-Dalniy), now being branches of OJSC "322 ARZ".

 At the enterprise of the military-industrial complex in Vozdvizhenka, airplanes of front-line aviation are being repaired: the Su-24M, Su-24MR, Su-24M2, Su-25UB, Su-25UB, Su-27UB, Su-27S (P) fighters. Including here they repair those winged vehicles that received combat damage while performing tasks in the interests of the Armed Forces.

Aircraft comes here from military units from different parts of the country. In addition, the plant is engaged in aircraft that are exported under contracts to India, Malaysia, Algeria and Ethiopia.

In total, 732 people work at the 322nd aircraft repair plant: 277 women and 457 men. 180 of them are young people (from 17 to 35 years old)

Preliminary inspection and disassembly of aircraft

According to the head of the largest workshop of the plant, the timing of repairs of each of the three models of aircraft are different, because in later - much more complex units, radio electronics and instrumentation. So on the Su-25 takes three months, on the Su-24 - four, and on the Su-27 about five.

The head of the shop for all his work had time to see several hundred aircraft, but he never ceases to admire the Su-25 attack aircraft, namely their simplicity and at the same time - the power. He says that repair them is easier than other types:

"When the Su-25 was just created, the military did not take these cars seriously, they considered them complete nonsense. However, after their application in Afghanistan, it turned out that there are no analogues of such unique aircraft abroad. They are really special. On the Su-25 "Grach" - two engines, in case of damage to one second will successfully land the aircraft. But it is still necessary to try to inflict considerable damage to it, because the engines protect additional armor plates (from the left and right sides of the hull), like in the bow, they are more than 10 cm thick. Also, there is a simpler sight on the aircraft than on Su-27 fighters and Bombers Su-24. In addition to wings, in addition to weapons, you can install hanging tanks for long-distance flights. Because of this power, it is called a "flying tank", but during the repair on them, it takes us the least time. "

Repair of radio electronics and sighting equipment


Head of repair shop for radio electronic and sighting equipment Alexander Lukyanchikov - one of the "veterans" of the plant, worked here for 48 years. He is one of those on whose shoulders the company was able to stand in the difficult 90-ies. Zavodchanin says that radio electronic equipment, for repair of which his workshop is responsible, is almost 100% defective at the time of admission. The task of repairmen is to completely set up the equipment, after which the plant will provide warranty obligations within two years.

The head of the department calls his subordinates "universal soldiers". Everyone can work with the equipment of different aircraft. For example, radio mechanics Igor and Andrey are now setting up the target designation unit "Maple" from the laser sight of the Su-25 airplane, before that they have already repaired the Su-24 equipment.

"The task of the radio shop is to ensure that during the repair of the aircraft all radio electronic and sighting equipment was efficient, which, in turn, ensures the fulfillment of the plan at a predetermined time," says Alexander Lukyanchikov. - The newer the aircraft, the more complicated the electronic equipment. For this reason, the repair of the Su-25 (earlier model) attack aircraft, which in principle has less equipment, takes at least a minimum of time in the workshop-an average of about 20 days; on the Su-24 front bomber, the technique is more complicated, and therefore it takes at times one and a half, and Then two months. Even more complex approach requires the repair of Su-27 fighter equipment, special equipment for them more than three times that of the Su-25 attack aircraft. Therefore, it takes three to four months to correct all the shortcomings. "

Repair of instrumentation equipment

One of the important stages in the repair of combat aircraft is the checking and setting up of damaged instrument equipment. He is being repaired in shop number 4. The workers themselves note that the equipment is coming to them in an awful state. Even if it has not exhausted its resource, but the devices quickly become unusable and require repair after the aircraft flies a certain number of hours.

48 people work in the repair shop for instrument equipment. The main positions here are electromechanics for the repair of aircraft equipment, mechanical mechanics of aircraft armament and fitters repairmen for oxygen equipment.

Who and how paints combat aircraft

After all devices and units are repaired, they are returned to shop number 1, where the aircraft is collected. Only after that the body will be painted. For these works a separate zone is provided. In a special hangar, two years ago, repairs were carried out, and therefore the room looks like a new one.

Inside the painting shop, only storm troopers are standing, they will soon say goodbye to their battered look, in which they were taken from the troops. The surface of the hull will be completely covered with a new layer of paint, and factory workers will also display symbols of the form of the Armed Forces and airborne numbers.

All painters are women. One of the old female workers here - Nina Reva - talked about how it paints airplanes.

"Many people think that painting is just applying a layer of enamel on the surface. But everything goes on in stages. We degrease, clean, primer the surface of the body and after the spray we apply the paint. It is important to make sure that the compressor does not get water, - says the painter. "We carry out everything in special suits, we also have special shoes, since we can not walk in the painted part of the aircraft every day - there will be marks or scratches."

According to Nina Reva, it's easier to paint the Su-25 attack aircraft, the process takes about five days, the most is to get over the Su-27, it takes about 20 days because of the more complex pattern and shape of the aircraft.

Su-25 is covered with a layer of enamel AK-5178, and on Su-24 and Su-27, paint AS-1115 is applied. They differ in that the first is more waterproof, and the second is designed for more severe atmospheric conditions. All the paint is bought in Novosibirsk.

Check after repair


Near the main workshops there is a ground and flight test station. During the Soviet era, the test pilot checked the aircraft during the flight after repair, now the enterprise concludes contracts for the same purposes, after which the pilots from various aviation units come to the repair plant to check the equipment. Here on the gas field they start the engines and check once again all the systems.

It is worth noting that the control at the enterprise is very strict. In addition to the factory inspection, the military representative office also works at the plant. Officers of the senior officers carry out a comprehensive inspection on behalf of the Ministry of Defense. They ultimately monitor the quality and accept ready-made products for their part.

New director and training


Three months ago the head of the company was replaced. Alexander Shpakov from 2003 to 2013 worked here as chief engineer, then was appointed director of the 12th aircraft repair plant in Khabarovsk holding "Russian Helicopters", now he returned to Vozdvizhenka in a different capacity.

The new Managing Director of OJSC "322 ARZ" says that the company has been growing in quality in recent years. The new equipment is being delivered, in particular, the plant in Vozdvizhenka, the first in the Far East, has started using laser welding technology with domestic production equipment. Every year, the plan for contracts of state defense order increases. In 2017, the plant will have to repair 14 aircraft of different types.

Alexander Shpakov says that the company has developed several programs to motivate its employees. Now there is a flexible system of incentive co-payments, which creates an incentive for each employee to improve and raise their professional level.

The aviation repair plant is a city-forming enterprise for the Vozdvizhenka garrison, but, in addition, new specialists are trying to search in the nearest settlements in the Ussuriisk urban district and Mikhailovsky district. To attract qualified personnel, contracts were concluded with the Arsenyev Technological Institute, the State Technical University of Komsomolsk-on-Amur and the Irkutsk National Research Technical University.

Also, the management of the plant is also aimed at training its employees in the higher educational institutions of Primorye. Many factory workers sign contracts with OJSC "322 ARZ" for training in FEFU. The enterprise pays for the educational process, and after graduation, new employees must work on it for at least five years.

The plant also tries to attract young people. For four years here brought pupils Ussuri Suvorov school and graduates of local schools. They are told about all the advantages of working at the defense industry complex in the hope that one of the guys in the future will come to work here.

The Managing Director of OJSC "322 ARZ" Alexander Shpakov is sure that the plant has great prospects, because previously he literally brought back to life aircraft, which, it would seem, will never take off again.

"We often received aircraft, the body of which was all in holes. The most terrible damage we eliminated on the Su-27 fighter several years ago. During one of the flights in the Petrozavodsk area, the power supply system was denied by the aircraft, the chassis could not move forward, and as a result the fighter sat on the "belly". The whole building was broken. Many media then wrote that the repair equipment will be a manufacturing plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, but came to repair it to us. When it was repaired, I was then the chief engineer. As a result, we have restored this plane in two years, it still flies, like a new one, "recalls Alexander Shpakov.

Currently, the company's management hopes that the plant in Vozdvizhenka will receive orders for repair of modern Su-30SM, Su-35S fighters and Su-34 fighter-bombers, which in recent years have renewed the fleet in the Eastern Military District.















Reference: The enterprise was founded on August 14, 1936. Then it was still the aviation workshops of the 48th Aviation Brigade of the Far Eastern Military District. The plant quite often relocated and since 1944 has moved to the village of Vozdvizhenka, where it is located to this day.

In the workshops, initially I-15, I-15BIS, R-5, R-10, M-11, M-17, M-25, M-62 airplanes were repaired. During the Great Patriotic War, the second life was given to the La-7, Yak-7, Yak-9 aircraft, including those supplied by Lend-Lease R-39 (Aircobra), P-63 (Kingcobra). With the beginning of the era of jet aviation, the plant began to repair MiG-15, MiG-17, Su-7, Su-7B, MiG-21, MiG-23, Tu-16, Su-17, Tu-22M3.

At the end of the XX century, the enterprise began to deal with repairs of the Su-24 and Su-25.

After the collapse of the USSR, the plant was in a most complicated condition. In the 90s, employees went to work two days a week, they were not paid a salary for many months. Then the plant remained a federal state unitary enterprise. His life began to improve in the beginning

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Post  Arctic_Fox on Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:38 am

Im so happy to see Mig evolving, Sukhoi has been fulfilling every role in russian air force and is always good to have options.

I wish Yak was more active too, and not just making trainer aircraft, this company had a really important role on WWII. (i know that trainer aircraft is important)

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Post  Austin on Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:17 pm

Mindstorm wrote:



Complete interview is so much interesting

https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3324117

Topics touched : average life cycle maintenance's costs edge over foreign competitors, MiG-35 markets, perspective interceptor design, multi-purpose (reconnessaince, Electronic Warfare and attack) "light" UCAV.  

I saw the interview it appears the new Interceptor and Light UCAV is an initiavitive of Mig and not funded by MOD yet

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-06-15/russia-and-iran-cooperate-uavs-ucavs

No UCAVs are known to have entered service with the Russian military yet. RAC MiG demonstrated the Skat UCAV back in 2009, but the Russian MoD opted for proposals from other makers. In 2011 the ministry awarded contracts. Last year, Gromov’s Flight Test and Research Institute (local acronym LII) began flight trials of the Orion made by RET Kronshtadt. It has a gross weight of just over one tonne. Also undergoing testing is the five-tonne Altius-M developed by Sokol design bureau.

Deputy defense minister, procurement, Yuri Borisov said that four Russian UCAV projects “that solve their tasks in tactical, operative and strategic depth” are nearing completion, while “we have closed down several other projects.”

The Sukhoi design bureau has been working on heavyweight UAVs, including one with an mtow of 20 tonnes that is expected to fly next year. The Yakovlev design bureau is developing a pilotless version of the Yak-130 armed trainer.
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Post  George1 on Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:26 am

"MiG" and "Sukhoi" unite in the division of combat aviation in 2019

As the president of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slusar told Tass, the MiG and Sukhoi companies will be integrated into the Combat Aviation Division in the UAC in 2019.

"We have 2019 - this is the year when we move to the format of a single company, a single corporate contour, and the division will be in the format of a single UAC unit," Slyusar said, responding to a question about the creation of a combat aviation division based on MiG companies, And "Dry".

He said that at the end of 2019 a single legal entity of the UAC should be formed. "We are working on this, we are implementing a road map, which was approved by the decision of the board of directors back in late 2016," the head of the corporation explained.

Earlier, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said that the brands MiG and Sukhoi would remain even if a decision was made to merge the two companies.

http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2680927.html


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Post  kvs on Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:35 am

George1 wrote:"MiG" and "Sukhoi" unite in the division of combat aviation in 2019

   As the president of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slusar told Tass, the MiG and Sukhoi companies will be integrated into the Combat Aviation Division in the UAC in 2019.

   "We have 2019 - this is the year when we move to the format of a single company, a single corporate contour, and the division will be in the format of a single UAC unit," Slyusar said, responding to a question about the creation of a combat aviation division based on MiG companies, And "Dry".

   He said that at the end of 2019 a single legal entity of the UAC should be formed. "We are working on this, we are implementing a road map, which was approved by the decision of the board of directors back in late 2016," the head of the corporation explained.

   Earlier, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said that the brands MiG and Sukhoi would remain even if a decision was made to merge the two companies.

http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2680927.html

If they do the merger the western way, then this is bad news. If they restore a Soviet style umbrella where Mig and Sukhoi "design bureaus" operate independently
then this will be OK.

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