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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  max steel on Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:07 pm

    Russia, India May Develop Prototype BrahMos Hypersonic Missile In 2024

    R&D work on the hypersonic version of the Russian-Indian BrahMos missile will start approximately in 2022, Marketing Director of the Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace Company Praveen Pathak told TASS on Thursday.

    A prototype of the BrahMos hypersonic missile is expected to be manufactured in 2024, the marketing director added.

    "This will be another missile with a speed of about 6 Mach," Pathak said at the KADEX 2016 arms exhibition in Astana in Kazakhstan.

    According to the marketing director, the speed of the existing BrahMos supersonic missile is planned to be increased to 4 Mach within the coming three-four years.

    As Pathak said, a preliminary design of the missile is currently being worked out. Russia and India are simultaneously considering various designs of the future missile.

    According to the marketing director, this stage will take "at least five-six years." R&D work is expected to start approximately in 2022 and the first prototype of the missile is planned to be manufactured two years later.

    Pathak said that the future missile was expected to have the same weight and size as the existing BrahMos missile so that it can be used with the same platforms and launchers.

    "Developers cannot tell the project’s total cost yet. This will be known when the preliminary design is worked out and a decision on the missile’s configuration is made," the marketing director said.

    According to him, the missile’s price will be mostly determined by the materials that will be used for its production.

    The company said earlier that the hypersonic version of the BrahMos missile could be developed within five-ten years and its speed would exceed 7 Mach.
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    Post  Pinto on Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:02 pm

    well Brahmos is one of the most successful joint project between india and Russia and more such projects must be launched for frigates, subs and fighter planes
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    South Africa in talks with India and Russia over Brahmos missile

    Post  Pinto on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:04 am

    India and Russia have in principle agreed to export the Brahmos anti-ship cruise missile to South Africa, according to Brahmos Aerospace.

    Praveen Pathak, spokesman for BrahMos Aerospace told Russia’s TASS news agency on 27 May that India and Russia have agreed 'in principle' to export the missile to the UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile.

    "As far as the BrahMos missile is concerned, talks with countries like UAE, Chile, South Africa and Vietnam are in advanced stages," he said, adding that Brahmos Aerospace expects to sign a deal with the UAE by year-end.

    The Brahmos missile was developed jointly by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM), and named after India's Brahmaputra river and Russia's Moscow river.

    The missile has a range of up to 290 km and can travel at speeds of up to Mach 3, although an improved version (Brahmos-2) capable of up to Mach 6 is being tested.

    The ramjet-powered missile remains supersonic throughout its flight path, and is claimed to be the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile. It can be launched from land, aircraft, ships and submarines and carries a warhead weighing 200-300 kg. Brahmos Aerospace claims that, compared to existing subsonic cruise missiles, Brahmos has three times more velocity, 2.5 to three times more flight range, three to four times more seeker range and nine times more kinetic energy.

    The weapon is in service with the Indian Army and Navy. India and Russia plan to export half of production.

    It is not clear if South Africa has the money to purchase the Brahmos, or for what purpose. It is unlikely that such weapons would be fitted to the three new inshore and three offshore patrol vessels being acquired for the Navy under Project Biro. It is more likely that the Brahmos would be acquired to replace the Exocet missiles aboard the Navy’s four Valour class frigates.

    South Africa acquired nine Exocet MM40 Block II and eight Exocet MM40 Block I missiles for the frigates. These may replace or augment the Exocets under Project Syne for the mid-life upgrade of the frigates.

    The South African Navy plans to begin upgrade work in 2017, with work being carried out over a decade to extend the vessels’ service lives beyond 2035. It is not clear how much new equipment has been funded for this – the Department of Defence 2014/15 annual report said that “For maritime defence, the Department plans to acquire a hydrographic vessel and offshore patrol vessels, upgrade frigates and static communication for the SANavy, and replace the heavyweight torpedo capability,” but gave few other details.

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    India to overlook Chinese objections, sell BrahMos missiles to Vietnam

    Post  Pinto on Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:55 pm

    The Modi government has cleared sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to Vietnam.

    To take on China's increasing hegemony in Asia, the Modi government has cleared sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to Vietnam.

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar begins a five-day visit to Singapore and Vietnam from today. The main highlight of the visit would be talks on sale of BrahMos missiles to Vietnam.

    Vietnam had been eyeing the missile for over five years now but the UPA government had been reluctant to give the nod fearing Chinese objections.
    The BrahMos Diaries

    BrahMos is a supersonic anti-ship missile, developed jointly by New Delhi and Moscow.

    It is considered one of the most effective and lethal anti-ship missiles in any nation's inventory, almost entirely due to its speed

    While the current BrahMos launch vehicles are surface and aircraft based, India is testing a submarine-launch version that could conceivably be used in Vietnam's Kilo-class

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-china-bramos-missiles-modi-government-vietnam/1/683455.html
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    HAL-Russian Helicopters Working on Improving KA-226T “Technical Concept”

    Post  Pinto on Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:51 pm

    Indian and Russian experts are currently working on improving the technical concept of the KA-226T helicopters, which could mean customizing the choppers to Indian requirements.

    Sergei Goreslavsky, Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport said in an interview to Interfax-AVN earlier this week that parallel to this activity, documentation for the creation of a joint venture in India and the setting up of an assembly plant was in “full swing.”

    At the first stage, a few dozen assembled Ka-226T’s are to be delivered to India in a fly-away condition followed by manufacturing the helicopters in Indian under the Make in India program.

    He added that the Russian side was ok with the Indian position that helicopters manufactured in India should also be exported. “Conceptually, we are positive about this, but all these things need to be agreed on so that this venture would be mutually rewarding.”

    India wants the KA-226T to replace the Cheetah and Cheetak helicopters in service with the Indian armed forces. The Russian machines are expected to perform a variety of missions including transport, casualty evacuation, search-and-rescue and light attack.

    As part of localisation, the Indian side would want Indian electronic components to be fitted onto the choppers.

    Meanwhile, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has not yet finalized a location for housing the KA-226T helicopter facility. Local media reports said, “Discussions are on to manufacture the Ka-226T in Nashik, Maharashtra, though Bengaluru happens to be the main ground for manufacturing helicopters.

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    India seeks four strategic bombers from Russia

    Post  Pinto on Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:26 pm

    http://in.rbth.com/economics/defence/2016/07/14/india-seeks-four-strategic-bombers-from-russia_611501

    During the course of INNOPROM, India’s Defence Ministry has indicated it is looking to buy four strategic bombers from Russia and a host of other high-tech weaponry, besides stepping up co-production under the ‘Make in India’ programme.

    India’s Ministry of Defence has sought to buy four strategic Tu-22M3 bombers and other latest high-tech weaponry from Russia, Interfax reported. This was expressed in the official stand of the ‘Make in India’ Programme at the INNOPROM International Industrial Exhibition in Yekaterinburg.

    Interfax reported that, in addition to the bombers, the Indian Air Force is also seeking to purchase 80 Mi-17 helicopters and six Il-76 airplanes, in which the Israeli radar system, the ‘Falcon,’ can be installed.

    The Indian Defence Ministry is also keen to acquire modern missile systems, and would like to buy twelve S-400 ‘Triumf’ anti-aircraft missile systems.


    New long-range Russian bomber to be different

    At the official ‘Make in India’ stand, officials indicated a desire to lease two nuclear submarines of the Akula-2 (‘Akula’ means Shark) class, with the option to purchase them after the completion of their lease terms.

    RIA Novosti had earlier reported that Russia would soon be able to deliver a second nuclear submarine of the Project 971 Shchuka-B (‘Schuka’ means pike) to India, after the relevant contract is signed.The first such submarine, named the ‘Chakra’, was delivered to the Indian Navy under lease in 2012.

    At the Indian stand in the Yekaterinburg exhibition, officials said India was planning to produce over 1,000 T-90S tanks and 200 Ka-226 helicopters under the ‘Make in India’ programme.

    The BrahMos cruise missiles, which are being developed in India with the participation of the Russian company NPO Mashinostroyeniya, are currently being successfully tested. The export version of the Russian anti-ship missile P-800 Oniks – the ‘Yakhont’ – has been used as the base to develop the new missile.
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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  Pinto on Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:52 pm

    can this Tu-22M3 bombers be armed with Brahmos if yes then how many ?
    damn this can unleash immense bombarding over enemy

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    Post  whir on Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:21 pm

    Pinto wrote:can this Tu-22M3 bombers be armed with Brahmos if yes then how many ?
    damn this can unleash immense bombarding over enemy
    In theory it should be capable of carrying 3 P-800/Brahmos, two on the wings and one on the centreline.
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    Post  Pinto on Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:48 pm

    whir wrote:
    Pinto wrote:can this Tu-22M3 bombers be armed with Brahmos if yes then how many ?
    damn this can unleash immense bombarding over enemy
    In theory it should be capable of carrying 3 P-800/Brahmos, two on the wings and one on the centreline.

    wow cool then this bomber should be given to Indian Navy to unleash devastating firepower on enemies ships Smile bounce bounce bounce
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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  GarryB on Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:46 pm

    Actually the semi recessed positio is only for very large missiles like the current Kh-32, which can carry three as mentioned.

    The Brahmos is smaller and lighter and could probably be carried like the Kh-15 externally, which means one missile per underwing pylon and one missile on modified under forward fuselage positions often used with multiple ejector racks for bombs.

    So the likely payload for a Tu-22M3M would be four Brahmos missiles externally with room in the belly rotary launcher for 6 Kh-15 high speed missiles for a total of 10 missiles.

    When carrying all Kh-15 missiles the total is also ten weapons on the same hard points and internal rotary launcher.

    The rotary launcher is probably too small for internal carriage of the Brahmos leaving external carriage only.

    I remember an Auzpower report that suggested twin weapon carriage on the four external weapon points suggesting 8 Brahmos or Kalibr type missiles externally but have never seen any evidence of this.

    I have seen a photo of two Kh-22Ms on the outer wing pylons and 6 x Kh-15s in an open weapon bay... this configuration and the three Kh-22Ms are uncommon loadouts in peacetime with the single semi recessed Kh-22M in the centre where the rotary launcher is is the most common seen loadout.
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    Post  Pinto on Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:10 pm

    oh wow Garry thanks a lot bro for your detailed reply, well well 4 brahmos with 6 kh 15 makes it a deadly beast affraid
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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  GarryB on Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:53 am

    Indeed... the future looks interesting and I think an Indian purchase of Tu-22M3 would be very good for the aircraft as they might add lots of capabilities they would otherwise not bother with.

    The Kh-32 is a mach 4.5 with long range... some report 600-800km, while an upgraded Kh-15 which is a rocket powered missile that climbs to about 40km up and then dives on the target at mach 5.... well increasing the height and speed and range of such a missile will make it a rather potent weapon... and now Brahmos... Brahmos-M and Brahmos II the options will be rather interesting and quite dangerous for any naval opponent...
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    Post  Pinto on Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:02 pm

    GarryB wrote:Indeed... the future looks interesting and I think an Indian purchase of Tu-22M3 would be very good for the aircraft as they might add lots of capabilities they would otherwise not bother with.

    The Kh-32 is a mach 4.5 with long range... some report 600-800km, while an upgraded Kh-15 which is a rocket powered missile that climbs to about 40km up and then dives on the target at mach 5.... well increasing the height and speed and range of such a missile will make it a rather potent weapon... and now Brahmos... Brahmos-M and Brahmos II the options will be rather interesting and quite dangerous for any naval opponent...

    well Garry its going to be potent force multiplier for Indian navy with KH 32 and Brahmos variant to be used in it bounce . now what use IN will put this aircraft into is not yer clear but surely it will add real fire punch
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    Re: India and Russia joint military projects: News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:58 am

    Kh-22M pretty much came in several different versions including one that was nuke armed for use against major land based radar and comms and command sites in Europe, while others were anti radiation equipped for enemy major SAM sites or against ships, while a third type was active radar homing for ships and major land targets.

    I suspect the modernised versions will have Glonass added and will be used to attack a variety of targets with multi sensor guidance options... so land targets and sea targets will make them flexible weapons of war.

    The Brahmos-M looks interesting to me... if they can make it small enough to go into the rotary launcher of the Tu-22M3 then it becomes even more interesting... but for less dangerous targets even triple tandem weapon racks under the wing pylons for kh-35 in their extended range models would be a potent option too... I have long liked the Tu-22M3... but it not being in production means any that India buy will need to come out of Russian stocks.

    I hope with the return of production of the Tu-160 they will take the time to develop a new engine that is compatible with both aircraft types as that will make things cheaper and easier and much better in terms of performance...

    Perhaps a heavy interceptor based on the Tu-22M3 could be considered where the attack radar is replaced with a huge 3 faced AESA with front and side mounted antenna and the belly of the aircraft modified for dozens of R-37M and R-77M missiles mounted conformally on the belly and of course on the internal rotary launcher...
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    Post  Pinto on Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:49 am

    well Garry this Tu-22M3 will need fighters for protecting it to let it accomplish missions, keeping in mind china has embarked on the development of its sealth strategic bomber the H-20.

    Tu-22M3 has some sleath features too ? or in future will Russia go for more sleuth bombers too ? or already has some in its arsenal

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    Post  GarryB on Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:56 am

    There is no reason why the Tu-22M3 could not operate with an Su-30MKI escort or an FGA escort if needed...

    As I mentioned... put a huge AESA in the nose of the Tu-22M3 and fit it with two or three dozen long range AAMs and they wont need a fighter escort at all... they could fly into enemy air space and shoot down half their air force from enormous distances...
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    What will it take India to built Super-30s ?

    Post  Pinto on Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:55 am

    India and Russia are back to the negotiation table and are currently discussing developing an upgrade package for India’s frontline Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets which will keep it fighting fit against emerging threats for next two decades to come and carry on to be a formidable combat platform in Indian Air Force .

    India is also working with Russians in the development of 5th generation Stealth fighter jet based on T-50 design and also negotiating with France for the purchase of expensive Rafale fighter jets . India also has plans to procure one more 4++ Generation fighter jet platform and also is keen to develop indigenous multirole 5th generation fighter jets AMCA.

    Now the question remains, does India have enough money to go for the full-fledged upgrade to a develop ultimate Super Flanker or will it be forced to compromise and go for lighter but decent upgrade package . Both options will be discussed below .

    Five key upgrades requirements which India’s Su-30s will need to remain formidable and deadly combat jets are 1) Engines 2) Radar 3) Pilot interface 4) IRST 5) Airframe & Structural changes and modifications .

    Below arguments will be made for full-fledged and lite upgrade packages which India can adopt for Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets .

    Engines

    Indian Sukhois are powered by AL-31FP engines which generate 123kN of thrust and is locally manufactured in India by HAL . Reliability and serviceability of AL-31FP lately have been in the news and in last 15 years of operational history with Indian air force AL-31FP engines have suffered numerous mid-air engine flame outs resulting in many single engine landings . Russia is currently working on a host of improvements for AL-31FP engines based on India’s feedback and is also making changes to its FADEC and thrust vectoring nozzles to improve their serviceability. Technical changes made on the engine will be later incorporated in all engines in phases in India and to save money, improved AL-31FP engines might continue to power Super Sukhoi’s .

    Better but expensive option could be to procure and upgrade to AL-41FIS engines which are also known as 117s currently been used to power Sukhoi-Su35 and can generate 142kN of thrust and comes with improved FADEC and higher thrust and reportedly also as better reliability when compared to previous AL-31s engines .

    Radar

    Sukhoi-30MKI incorporates powerful N-011M BARS Phased Array Radar which was once classified as Best Export Radar on any Flankers sold by Russia. But emerging threats from Stealth aircraft means Sukhoi’s will need new improved Radars with better detection and engaging requirements and India may discuss upgrading this radars to make them par with the performance of N-035 IRBIS-E PESA Radars used on Sukhoi-35s which has double target detection and engagement capability at fraction of the cost .

    Expensive option could be to go for new and modern Active Electronically Steered Array (AESA) radars which will have the improved capacity to track low observable fighter jets at significant range and mostly like Russian options which India can consider for Super Flanker are N036 Byelka active electronically scanned array radar system developed for fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 fighter aircraft or Phazotron Zhuk AE/ASE AESA first developed for the MiG-35s.

    Pilot interface

    Russians are still not at par when it comes to providing cutting edge Machine Pilot interface when compared to western fighter jets . One look into Sukhoi-30s cockpit it becomes apparently clear that it is still rudimentary similar to older Su-27s Cockpit even though it has seen the introduction of modern days TFTs and avionics . Machine Pilot interface is one of the areas which has great scope for improvements and active feedback from pilots can be used as a foundation to improve them further for the less hectic work environment .

    An expensive option could be to make full-scale up gradation and go for complete new cockpit layout with major changes to onboard Avionics and Pilot interface bringing it par with Western fighter jets .

    IRST

    Infra-red search and track (IRST) system found on Sukhoi-30MKI should be another equipment which can be upgraded , the expensive upgrade could be to replace current IRST of Su-30s and integration of newer and efficient next generation IRST developed by Russians for newer fighter aircraft like Su-35 and Pak-fa .

    Airframe & Structural changes and modifications

    The large air frame of Sukhoi 30 easily gives away its position much earlier than other 4++ Generation western fighter aircraft and when up against a Stealth aircraft Sukhoi 30 will always provide the first shoot opportunity to its rival which can have dangerous consensus to its crew .

    Radar Cross-section reduction and use of composites and new radar absolving materials in airframe can considerably reduce its RCS and force low-observable aircraft to engage Sukhoi’s at a much closer distance giving it a fighting changes to complete it .

    Expensive upgrade changes and modifications could be deep Structural and air frame improvements and use of Radar absorbing materials and paint in various frontal positions . considerable Signature management of its high thrust engines which generates considerable amount of heat could be added bonus but this will require major changes in air frame for better heat displacement . to improve air frame life change of materials and use of newer lighter metals can also be considered but it could shoot up the cost but improve or double air frame life of this jets considerably allowing it to stay in service for much longer in future .

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    India, Russia Make Conscious Efforts to Increase Defense Ties idrw.org . Read more at India No 1 Defence News Website , Kindly don't post our articles on other copycat websites http://idrw.org/category/india/ .

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    http://sputniknews.com/world/20160727/1043689075/india-russia-defense-ties.html


    After several years of frozen relations, a coming thaw shows a veritable increase in Indian-Russian defense ties.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) – In what is being seen as a prudent move by India and Russia the two countries are inching closer to signing a stalled 4 billion dollar project for joint development of their 5th generation fighter aircraft and upgrades for the Su-30MKI Super Sukhoi with advanced avionics and weapons.

    Additionally, most of the contentious issues between the two countries have been resolved or will be between Russian Helicopters and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) regarding joint development of Kamov-226T light helicopters. Only a few days ago, Indian Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proudly announced that the Kamov 226T would be the first defense project completed under “Make in India.”

    India has also agreed to lease one Akula class submarine which will be known as INS Chakra after induction into the Indian Navy. Russia has offered its latest nuclear aircraft carrier Storm to India.

    Grounded Mi-17-1V helicopters will also be overhauled upgraded with the latest avionics, as negotiations are underway between India and Kazan Helicopters.

    Apart from this, an agreement for the S-400 air defense missile system could be signed very soon.

    All these developments have happened within the last fortnight. This could be a defining moment in India-Russia relation as these deals are worth than any other deal struck by India with western countries.

    Recently, media reported that India was leaning towards the US for its defense requirements. However, facts indicate otherwise. In March of this year Indian Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar said, " During the last three years, 67 defense contracts have been signed with vendors from foreign countries, out of which 18 contracts are from Russia, 17 from the US, 13 from Israel, 6 from France and 13 are with others."

    Amit Cowshish, former financial adviser to Ministry of Defense, said " One of the few major contracts signed by India during the last two years is with Rosobornexport for the Smerch Rocket Launcher System. It may not be as big a contract as the ones for Apache and Chinook in terms of the financial value, but it is significant all the same. It only establishes that while Russia may not be the major exporter of arms to India any more, it continues to be a serious player in India's defense market."

    Notable is that India has not been interested in doing business with countries that are reluctant to participate in the “Make in India” program, evidenced by the fact that expenditure on capital acquisition from foreign vendors as a percentage of such expenditure of the total expenditure on capital acquisition keeps falling year wise. India spent 53% of its total capital expenditure on foreign acquisition in 2013-14, falling to 36% in 2015-16 and is expected to further drop in the current financial year.

    Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar asserted that India wants to double its defense exports as soon as possible. Thus, India will leaning towards those countries that would agree to either set up bases in India or are willing for meaningful transfer of technology.

    Rumel Dahiya, Deputy Director General of India's topmost defense think tank Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis said, "When it was decided to manufacture BrahMos Missile together [with Russia], it was decided that both the armed forces would acquire some of these missiles and then sell them to a third party. But, what we have seen is that while India started inducting BrahMos in its armed forces, Russia has not started doing so. If Russia inducts BrahMos in its armed forces as well, then there will be greater credibility about the weapon system. The second aspect of this is, there are many countries keen to acquire BrahMos. I think both India and Russia should work together, proactively; to now start identifying whom to sell. I think BrahMos will be very a fine model for joint development of weapon systems and then selling it to third countries as well. This could become a model for other weapon systems which we can jointly develop and Russia can help us greatly with the 'Make in India' project. If Russia comes early then of course we will have a head start ahead of all others. They can become a great partner in India's capacity building."

    Amit Cowshis says, "China and Pakistan have limited potential as export markets. As an important player in contemporary international politics it is anxious to regain its past glory and it will not serve Russia’s interest to pull out all the stops to align with China, which will benefit more from such an alignment, or with Pakistan, which has a dubious record of spawning extremism all over."

    Meanwhile, at a recently held exhibition in Russia, India expressed interest in leasing two Akula class submarines. In the Indian Navy's future projects, Russia is expected to have a crucial role in partnering with Indian Defense companies to build six submarines.


    Naval Captain (Dr.) Gurpreet Khurana, Executive Director of the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), said, "The Indian Navy would be much inclined to engage with the highly professional Russian Navy, much beyond the largely symbolic India-Russia biennial ‘Indra’ series of combined naval exercises. Furthermore, Russia could potentially play a crucial role in maritime security and safety in the Indian Ocean region. This would augur well for the ‘inclusive’ approach to regional ‘net security’ and stability involving all stakeholders, a mantra which India and the other regional countries have collectively adopted in regional multilateral institutions like the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) and the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)."

    A Defense Ministry official said on condition of anonymity, "India's new found closeness with the United States is only a perception. The reality is, India was under immense pressure from the US to take a stand against Russia in favor of Ukraine. But, India resisted all such pressure and firmly backed Russia. Also, it is a fact that the US helped India lose out in obtaining a Nuclear Supplier's Group waiver in 2008, but if you go through the records, it is only Russia that has benefited from this waiver, very much to the contention of the United States. India's entry into the Missile Technology Control Regime will also benefit Russia the most."

    Experts are of the view that Russian-origin submarines, armored vehicles, missiles, submarines, aircraft, helicopters, aircraft carrier, and other assorted systems constitute the backbone of India’s military capability. Going by past experience, these will remain in service for the next several decades. Moreover, of late, Russia has made a conscious effort to regain the confidence of Indian armed forces by providing prompt servicing of equipment. Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar praised this effort of Russia in Parliament recently. Therefore, Russian support in ensuring operational serviceability of the equipment, including repair, refit and upgrades would also be of crucial importance for many more years to come.
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    India to use Tu-22M3 Supersonic Bombers to Hunt down PLAN Warships

    Post  Pinto on Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:16 am


    India seems likely to acquire four Tupolev Tu-22M3 “Backfire” twin-engine strategic bombers from Russia and will probably use these long-range jets on maritime strike missions to attack warships with volleys of modern anti-ship missiles (ASMs), including India’s own BrahMos-A.

    When they arrive in India, the Backfires will become the country’s first long-range strategic bombers. Indian media said these four variable-wing jets should be sufficient to deter China from further expansion in the Indian Ocean.In December 2015, China announced it would build a naval base for its People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) on the Seychelles, an Indian Ocean nation off the east coast of Africa.

    Indian military analysts said the only conceivable deployment for the Tu-22M3 is to attack PLAN warships in the Indian Ocean and in the South China Sea. The jets have a range of 6,800 km, allowing them to venture out to the South China Sea from Visakhapatnam, headquarters of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command. The distance to the Seychelles is 4,000 km.


    Backfires from the Thanjavur Air Force Base in southern India armed with the BrahMos-A can hunt down and hit PLAN warships in the Indian Ocean. The BrahMos-A can be modified to carry a nuclear warhead.

    The Tu-22M3 was originally designed by the Soviet Union as a long-range maritime strike bomber armed with stand-off cruise missiles capable of attacking U.S. Navy carriers at very long-range.

    India might choose to arm the Tu-22M3 with the air launched version of its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, the BrahMos-A, or with the Russian cruise missiles it’s designed to launch: the Raduga Kh-22 and the Raduga Kh-15.

    The Kh-22 has a range of 600 km and a 1,000 kg warhead. This weapon can also be armed with a nuclear warhead. The smaller Kh-15 with its 150 kg warhead is the world’s fastest aircraft-launched missile.

    Russia currently uses its Tu-22M3s to bomb targets in Syria in support of the Syrian government. The jets rain down unguided “dumb bombs” on their targets, which the United States says are mostly resistance groups allied with it.


    http://www.defencenews.in/article/India-to-use-Tu-22M3-Supersonic-Bombers-to-Hunt-down-PLAN-Warships-7480
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    Post  Pinto on Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:19 am

    Tu 22 is a strategic bombers as it carries more loads of weapon compared to fighters.. It will workforce multipliers for navy along with P8i and Mig 29ks.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:21 am

    The Tu-22 is a very old bomber type with externally mounted podded engines near the vertical tail surface.

    The Tu-22M3, which is the aircraft we are talking about is a heavy theatre bomber with half the range of the strategic Soviet/Russian bombers, but a rather decent bomb payload.

    If India reequips these aircraft with inflight refuelling systems they their range performance would be greatly increased.

    Needless to say on the Auspower website there is a chart comparing the Tu-22M3 with the F-111, which is Mr Kopps favourite aircraft and the Backfire is shown in comparison to equivalent alternative Australian options... namely one Tu-22M3 is equivalent to two F-111s with an inflight refuelling tanker, or four F-35s and two inflight refuelling tankers... and that assumes the Tu-22M3 has no inflight refuelling capability...

    In Indian service there is no reason why inflight refuelling capability could not be reinstalled.
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    Post  airstrike on Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:40 pm

    Joint Russian-Indian "Indra-2016" military drills to be held in Russia

    http://echelon-defense.com/2016/09/22/joint-russian-indian-indra-2016-military-drills-to-be-held-in-russia/
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    MiG 29 Combat Aircraft Upgradation In Final Stage

    Post  Pinto on Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:40 pm

    NASHIK, MAHARASHTRA: The 11 Base Repair Depot (11 BRD) of Air Force Station at Ojhar in Nashik which undertakes maintenance and overhauling MiG series combat aircraft, is currently engaged in upgradation of MiG 29 which is in final stages.



    Group Captain and Station Commander of Air Force Station, Ojhar, P K Anand also said at the depot yesterday that overhauling of MiG23 has been stopped since 2015.

    "Since 1996, our depot overhauled a number of aircraft and even upgraded them," he added.

    The upgraded MiG29 combat aircraft is fully equipped for delivering weapons, including missiles, increasing its capability, Group Captain and Station PRO, N Chaturvedi said.

    The depot engineers have made most of the changes and enhanced the aircraft by using 90 per cent of 'indigenous spares parts', produced in Nashik-based industrial units, Chaturvedi added.

    "Nashik has become for us a 'aviation-hub'. Even 11 BRD's best awards went to Nashik industrial unit for supplying and manufacturing good quality spares, which has also reduced our cost in overhauling combat aircraft," he said.

    During the visit to the depot, mediapersons were shown its assembly line, aircraft engine shops, pilot's special ejecting-seat workshop and stores of spare parts.

    http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mig-29-combat-aircraft-upgradation-in-final-stage-1465234
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    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:08 pm

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    Militarov wrote:MSTA on trials in India:








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