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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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    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

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    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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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    Post  TheGeorgian on Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:09 am

    flamming_python wrote:
    Don't worry we can maybe send you some of our useless liberasts in exchange Smile

    Yeah thank you we have enough of those people ....  Rolling Eyes

    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

    It is all on platonic strategic level, as much as Turks like to claim otherwise. We see it very differently. Georgia is good with Armenia and we've been expanding our military cooperation over the years slowly but steadily. The next level would be joint exercises and R&D sharing as Armenia has started to build its own domestic industry. Azerbaijan and Turkey are purely strategic and economic partners not simply out of nowhere, considering we've been slaughtering eachother for centuries. Turkey because they are NATO and provide us ammunition and equipment plus we rather avoid several fronts. Azeris because we share R&D and because oil transit. On military level it is restricted to like occasional joint exercises. Maybe 2 in like 5 years of smth. In fact I am only aware of 1 so far in regards to Azerbaijan. With Turks it was more frequent but it's logical why. In the 1990s Turkey was the only NATO country we could request advise and assistance in how to create a NATO based military force. Anything else was unavailable back then. Even US and GB were only there to assist training MVD, anti terror / State Security forces. But we quickly reduced that to only NG training and I get why. From what I've seen in their last commando exercise - and I don't want to offend any of our Turk members here - but the Georgian rangers who participated for the first time could have taught their SATs the basics on how to enter and clear a building. I've seen better work from infantry and that is concerning ....

    Sorry for the off-topic. :X
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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    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

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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    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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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    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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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    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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    Re: Military Aviation Industry: News

    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

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    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.

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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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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:04 am

    kvs wrote:
    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.  

    I am not sure how this will work. I don't think it would necessarily be bad news if it was the method of just uniting both parties and just having 1 option. All depends on how it would be dealt with. But I am all for competition and I am not sure how they will play this one out.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:28 pm

    The largest reform of the United Aircraft Corporation

    As Ivan Safronov, Alexandra Djordjevic and Elizaveta Kuznetsova write in the article "All Wings into One Basket" published in today's issue of the newspaper Kommersant, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will soon begin the largest reform of the industry. In addition to the personnel reshuffles that will take place in the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and the Irkut Corporation, the airspace management scheme will change: the UAC will unite with its civilian division into a single legal entity that will be both the corporate center of the corporation and the manager of its civilian projects , In particular МС-21 and SSJ 100. This step will be the first step for the UAC to move to a single share. According to Kommersant's information, the changes will be legally formalized at a meeting of the boards of directors of the UAC, IRKUT and GSS, which will be held on September 1.

    Some up-managers of industrial enterprises, an interlocutor in the Ministry of Industry and Industry and a source in the government apparatus told about the forthcoming reform of the aircraft manufacturing industry of Kommersant. According to them, we are talking about the merger of the UAC, Irkut and the SCU into a single legal entity. The new structure will combine the functions of both the corporate center of the "single operating holding" and the function of managing the civil programs of the UAC. In 2016, the board of directors of the UAC decided to form four divisions: civil, military, transport and strategic.

    According to Kommersant sources in the aviation industry, the creation of a legal entity on the basis of a civilian division is not accidental: in the conditions of reducing the state defense order, the government is betting on the development of the civilian segment, which in terms of its volumes "is not inferior to military programs." True, the civilian component of the UAC is not problem-free. Thus, the medium-haul MC-21 has not yet been put into mass production, and supplies of the short-haul SSJ 100 face difficulties. Several sources of Kommersant note that the UAC took as a basis the model of transformations of the concern Airbus: "The European experience was successful - the levels of management were reduced, the costs were optimized."

    UAC President Yury Slyusar in an interview with Kommersant on July 18 said that the shareholder had set him the task of "speeding up the corporate reorganization and creating a single company": "Without unity, there is no competitiveness. A single corporation should become the machine that will ensure this competitiveness. "

    The source of Kommersant, close to the UAC, said that in the existing form, the corporation did not have enough funds to develop "disparate companies and structures." The merger of UAC with Irkut and GSS will be the first step for the company to move to a single share: in the industry it is expected that the savings from such a transformation will be about 50 billion rubles.

    Transformations will be accompanied by personnel reshuffles. So, UAC President Yuri Slyusar will also head Irkut for the transition period, replacing Oleg Demchenko, the long-term corporate leader. The management structures of the two corporations must unite: they will be responsible for the production of the entire line of civil aircraft. GSS, in turn, will deal with marketing, sales and after-sales service of civil aircraft. Mr. Demchenko, according to "Kommersant", will be offered the post of vice-president and general designer for civil programs of the UAC.

    In the SSC, the head will also change: Vladislav Masalov will be replaced by Alexander Rubtsov, general director of the leasing company "Ilyushin Finance Co" (IFC). According to the source of Kommersant in the government apparatus, this rearrangement is partly forced: the work of Mr. Masalov was extremely unhappy with the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who believed that he did not realize the full potential of the GSS to promote products, Organizes the after-sales service of the SSJ 100. Mr. Rubtsov has hopes for his experience in the IFC, his friend says, he received the offer to move to the KLA several times, once he was even prepared county government directive, but at the last moment changed his mind, Mr. Rubtsov. The last time to settle in the UAC, Mr. Rogozin and Mr. Slyusar offered Alexander Rubtsov literally in the air, during the flight on the route Irkutsk-Ulan-Ude-Moscow, when a delegation led by the vice-premier visited the Irkutsk Aircraft Building Plant with a working visit. Now his candidacy is coordinated with all the necessary parties, "there is no turning back," Kommersant's source in the aviation industry confirms (they declined to comment on the IFC). Vladislav Masalov will not remain without work: he will head the board of directors of the Russian-Chinese joint venture developing a wide-body long-range aircraft.

    The reorganization will affect a number of UAC projects: for example, by 2022 Irkut will actually withdraw from the implementation of military programs, concentrating exclusively on the production of aircraft of the MS-21 type. The SSJ 100 will become part of the MS-21 family. According to Kommersant's information, the issue of the creation of a new aircraft based on the SSJ 100 for 130 passengers with a localization share of at least 80% and taking into account the technical solutions used in the MS-21 (for example, the installation of a composite wing) . The prospective name is MS-21-100.

    The production of Su-30SM multi-functional fighters by 2022 will be practically completed. According to Kommersant's information, the UAC needs to ensure the loading of capacities of about 100 Su-30SM by 2022 - about 50 will be purchased for naval aviation needs, and 50 will be exported. After that, all military programs (with the exception of combat training Yak-130 and training Yak-152) will go to the Sukhoi corporation (the manufacturer of the Su-35 and Su-57 fighters).

    In the other divisions of the UAC, the changes are less radical. In the military, consolidation of the Sukhoi and MiG corporations will be carried out, and a joint design bureau will be formed. In the transport - the transfer of the company "IL" two sites in Ulyanovsk and Voronezh (for the organization of serial production of transport aircraft). And in the strategic and special - the consolidation of assets on the basis of "Tupolev" (the Kazan Aircraft Plant will be included in the division).

    According to Kommersant, these decisions will be legally formalized at a meeting of the boards of directors of the UAC, the SCU and Irkut, which are scheduled for September 1.

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    Post  gaurav on Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:14 am

    George1 wrote:The largest reform of the United Aircraft Corporation

    Well done .. Russian Deep state right on the balls .. they are right on target .. infact 5 to 6 billion usd optimization can be achieved with this re organization only.

    Russ(Gov..deep state) knows how to optimize costs and achieve "truly massive "cost optimization .. other wise it could have been

    su-57 production 10 billion usd
    su67 (sixth and seventh gen) another 10 to 20 billion usd

    and well well how can we forget PAK-DP MIg 41 that would be truly hilarious .. this rightly proves that Russian deep state is constantly changing and reforming itself .. good men .. they are right on target..  They will finally emerge out of this victorious .. everyone believes..

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    Russia's Once-Mighty Fighter Jet Firm MiG Struggling as Rivals Make Gains

    Post  Nasr Hosein on Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:48 pm

    Russia's Once-Mighty Fighter Jet Firm MiG Struggling as Rivals Make Gains

    This there any truth to this? (Sorry I can't post any links) the article is from Moscow Times and the author's name is Mathew Bodner and although the article is dated July 2015. I would still like to read the views of our Russian members regarding this subject.

    MiG is an iconic and world famous Aircraft Design Bureau and Defense Corporation. The Aircraft Corporation has designed and built some of the most potent, agile and effective combat aircraft over the past hundred years. It would be really sad to see such an accomplished aircraft designer/manufacturer to go down in history.

    What I do not seem to grasp is why the MiG-35 Fulcrum not attracted any further customers. It is a very potent combat aircraft which has a bright future ahead of it. And when inducted in a capable air force, would prove very deadly for any of its adversaries.

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    Post  marcellogo on Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:44 pm

    Nasr Hosein wrote:Russia's Once-Mighty Fighter Jet Firm MiG Struggling as Rivals Make Gains

    This there any truth to this? (Sorry I can't post any links) the article is from Moscow Times and the author's name is Mathew Bodner and although the article is dated July 2015. I would still like to read the views of our Russian members regarding this subject.

    MiG is an iconic and world famous Aircraft Design Bureau and Defense Corporation. The Aircraft Corporation has designed and built some of the most potent, agile and effective combat aircraft over the past hundred years. It would be really sad to see such an accomplished aircraft designer/manufacturer to go down in history.

    What I do not seem to grasp is why the MiG-35 Fulcrum not attracted any further customers. It is a very potent combat aircraft which has a bright future ahead of it. And when inducted in a capable air force, would prove very deadly for any of its adversaries.
    Well the MiG-35 has gained an order from Egypt even before it was adopted in RuAF use, so it's not in a dire situation on that regard.
    Problem was that it was finalized late and so the most modern versions Su-30 and actually the Su-35 went ready for both internal than international orders before it.
    Compare the Mig-29/Mig-35 with the Hornet /Superhornet and you will found how even there the follow up , even if vastly superior was NOT graced by any relevant export order.

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    Post  T-47 on Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:47 pm

    marcellogo wrote:
    Well the MiG-35 has gained an order from Egypt even before it was adopted in RuAF use, so it's not in a dire situation on that regard.

    MiG-35? I thought they ordered MiG-29M2, not 35 :/
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    Post  Isos on Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:01 pm

    T-47 wrote:
    marcellogo wrote:
    Well the MiG-35 has gained an order from Egypt even before it was adopted in RuAF use, so it's not in a dire situation on that regard.

    MiG-35? I thought they ordered MiG-29M2, not 35 :/

    It is a mix of M2 with some technology of the 35.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:16 pm

    I am still unsure of the exact model Egypt got, but it was 50 planes so that was a good sale for mikoyan. MiG got somewhat shafted over the years because of Sukhoi. Algeria deal was an example of that were they returned their MiG-29s for some Su-30's instead. The major issue now is overlapping capabilities that exist between newer MiG-29's/35's and Su-30. Mind you, MiG-35 has the optional AESA radar that will be ready by end of year, but it is entirely up to the customer if they want it or not.

    MiG will survive as it will be merged with Sukhoi by end of year in UAC, and it will mostly deal with building some components, upgrades for other nations and possibly Russia's current fleet, and of course the next interceptor. So far, there is little news regarding its 5th gen development with UAE, so I'm somewhat skeptical of the deal.

    They will fill a niche market and that will do them fine.

    Sukhoi is the one that will continue to lead the future of Russia's aircraft development. Mikoyan will end up with scraps and as I said, very specific market.
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    Post  flamming_python on Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:11 pm

    Nasr Hosein wrote:Russia's Once-Mighty Fighter Jet Firm MiG Struggling as Rivals Make Gains

    This there any truth to this? (Sorry I can't post any links) the article is from Moscow Times and the author's name is Mathew Bodner and although the article is dated July 2015. I would still like to read the views of our Russian members regarding this subject.

    MiG is an iconic and world famous Aircraft Design Bureau and Defense Corporation. The Aircraft Corporation has designed and built some of the most potent, agile and effective combat aircraft over the past hundred years. It would be really sad to see such an accomplished aircraft designer/manufacturer to go down in history.

    What I do not seem to grasp is why the MiG-35 Fulcrum not attracted any further customers. It is a very potent combat aircraft which has a bright future ahead of it. And when inducted in a capable air force, would prove very deadly for any of its adversaries.

    Well this article was written before the Egyptian purchase of MiG-29 variants and the Russian MoD contract for MiG-35 purchases.
    These 2 deals have stabilized MiG's financial situation I would imagine and have given them enough to get on with over the following years. Their medium-term prospects however are not the best, unless they secure more MiG-29M/MiG-35 deals... which is possible, I guess. India still has a high opinion of them.

    I don't think the LFMS deal with the UAE is going anywhere either. Maybe they're just keeping tight-lipped about it.
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