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    Russia to deliver more S-300 air defense systems to Belarus

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:54 pm

    Russia to deliver more S-300 air defense systems to Belarus



    Russia will continue deliveries of S-300 air defense systems to Belarus, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Wednesday.

    Belarus has several battalions equipped with Russian-made S-300 air defense systems on combat duty as part of the Russian-Belarusian integrated air defense network.

    "We have completed the first stage of modernization of the Belarusian S-300 air defense systems and agreed to intensify work on further deliveries of these systems to Belarus," Serdyukov said after a meeting of Russian and Belarusian defense officials in Minsk.

    Moscow and Minsk signed an agreement in February 2009 on the joint protection of the Russia-Belarus Union State's airspace and the creation of an integrated regional air defense network.

    "We are strengthening this network," Serdyukov said.

    Modernized versions of S-300 have a maximum engagement range of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles).

    MINSK, April 20 (RIA Novosti)
    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20110420/163620533.html
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  GarryB on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:55 am

    Good point RP.

    So the question is which versions of S-300 are Belarus getting.

    The article mentions the performance of upgraded versions of S-300 but doesn't actually mention the type of missile they are transferring.

    Are these systems new build or retiring Russian armed forces stocks?
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  Viktor on Thu May 05, 2011 9:17 pm

    GarryB wrote:Good point RP.

    So the question is which versions of S-300 are Belarus getting.

    The article mentions the performance of upgraded versions of S-300 but doesn't actually mention the type of missile they are transferring.

    Are these systems new build or retiring Russian armed forces stocks?

    I doubt Russia produced mutch newer S-300 for its own forces since early 90ies so I guess this has to be

    some of the newly produced S-300PMU2 Favorit systems as building common unified airdefence system requires all

    parties involved to have similar quality system otherwise makes no sence.
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  GarryB on Fri May 06, 2011 3:54 am

    Or it might be a case of older systems that have been in Russian service getting a quick overhaul and moved to Belarus equipped with newish missiles.

    There will still be lots of old SAM systems in Russian service that are relatively obsolete like SA-3s and SA-5s that probably operate with old model SA-10s.

    The purpose of the old SA-3s is to help defend the SA-10s, but Panstir-S1 would do a much better job and for not that much money in comparison to the cost of keeping the old SA-3 systems operational.

    Regarding the compatibility any Soviet SAM should be compatible if they used to be operating in Russia then they should still work in Belarus.

    This wont exactly be charity, Belarus are likely paying something for this, so they might be choosing to take the older SA-10 systems rather than let Russia retire them and replace them with newer models.

    That is not to say they wont be upgraded before they are moved to Belarus, or indeed that they will not be new build systems.

    Just wondering.

    What I mean is that it would be less destabilising putting 90km range SAMs in Belarus than putting 150km late model SAMs in Belarus.
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  Viktor on Fri May 06, 2011 4:19 pm

    Yes all this is purely speculative nature.

    But earlier there has being some talk about Russia sending S-400 system to Belarus or Belarus acquiring S-400

    on CSTO prices. I remember reading such news provoked rising eyebrow on some neighboring states.

    Iskander was involved too.
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  GarryB on Sat May 07, 2011 1:38 am

    I could certainly see Belarus getting S-400 before some other export clients, but I also rather think the Russian military will absorb production capacity of this system for quite some time to come.

    If the ABM system for europe does not properly include Russia then I could see S-400s and Iskanders in Belarus as an initial response, and possibly a withdrawl of Russia from the INF treaty as another option.

    S-400 in Belarus and Iskander would be a reversable move Russia could use to say to the US and EU ... do you really want to exclude us?
    If they do then withdrawing from the INF treaty means they can start making missiles that are not strategic and are therefore not counted in the START treaty, but can target the ABM system in Europe to overwhelm it so that it doesn't effect the strategic balance.
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  George1 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:24 pm

    They will retire Su-24s. Su-30 could a be good choice, if they have money of course
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  GarryB on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:57 pm

    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20110916/166882507.html

    So they might be buying Indias old Su-30K aircraft with an upgrade.

    Don't know what they are talking about obsolete when so many Su-27s are still operational, these will be a significant upgrade and quite capable aircraft.

    If Libya had had 100 of these Gaddafi would still be breathing...

    I think Russia needs to help Belarus help itself.

    A friendly strong Belarus is much better for Russia than a weak broken Belarus that might turn to NATO membership for salvation...
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    Belarus Armed Forces

    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:03 am

    Belarus to Boost Air Defense with New Russian Warplanes

    Belarus will receive modern Russian-made combat jets to protect the airspace over the borders of the Russia-Belarus Union State, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.

    “We discussed many issues related to the Air Force. I asked for assistance and I got it,” Lukashenko told reporters on Friday, commenting on his recent talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

    “In the near future, we will receive modern [Russian] aircraft to patrol our joint borders,” the Belarusian president said, without specifying the type of the warplanes.

    Lukashenko explained that the combat jets in service with the Belarusian air force have become obsolete and worn out.

    “We could still use them if a war breaks out, but in the time of peace we need modern aircraft,” he said.

    According to official data, the Belarusian air force has 38 Soviet-era MiG-29 and 17 Su-27 fighter jets capable of carrying out air patrol missions.

    The Russia-Belarus Union State is a supranational entity formed in 1999 as a unique attempt at political and economic integration among the former Soviet republics.

    Both countries have also made fairly great strides in regional military alignment, coordinated air defense and joint military maneuvers.

    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120922/176155134.html
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  TR1 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:15 am

    More handouts to Lukashenko.

    Joy.
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  GarryB on Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:16 am

    The first move to the west for Russian gear for perhaps 2-3 decades.

    Besides it is either new production work with future upgrade work or upgrade work with the potential for more later on for a Russian aircraft factory.

    Belarus is not huge so there is no need for Flankers... I would give them some Mig-29M2s and perhaps look at upgrading their existing Mig-29s to SMT standard, that would give them maximum performance at minimum cost and also throw some work MIGs way as well, without Poland getting all upset about Su-35s in Belarus.


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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  George1 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:24 pm

    Belarus will acquire Su-30 aircraft previously operated by India

    The new fighters for Belarusian air forces promised by Russia in fact have been operated by India before. The vehicles are owned by Irkut Corporation, Gazeta.ru reports with reference to Vedomosti.

    The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko said on September 21st that during his meeting with Vladimir Putin “a lot of questions connected with the air forces have been discussed. I asked for the supported and got it. In the nearest future we will acquire advanced aircraft». This refers to the above mentioned vehicles.

    18 Su-30Кs have been delivered to Indian air forces inlate 1990s by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant as a provisional measure until the start of more advanced Su-30MKI fighter’sproduction. The contracts have been signed in 1996 and 2000 on delivery and licensed production of 190 Su-30MKIs on behalf of India.

    In 2007 India has signed a contract on delivery of 18 Su-30MKIs in exchange for return of 18 Su-30Ks, which have passed into the ownership of Irkut Corporation and have been delivered to the 558 Aircraft repair plant (Baranovichi, Belarus) in order to avoid paying Russian VAT.

    http://www.ruaviation.com/news/2012/9/27/1237/
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    Belarus-Russia arms sales

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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  Viktor on Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:46 pm

    4 more batteries of S-300 on their way to Belarus !

    Defense Ministry signed a contract for the donation of Belarus S-300

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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:21 pm

    Russian Yak-130 jets and a squadron of Tor-M2 air defense systems

    Belarus plans to purchase four Russian Yak-130 operational trainers and a squadron of Tor-M2 air defense systems, Kommersant reports.

    «Belarus purchased a number of Tor air defense systems and Yak-130 jets and it is going to purchase more. The requests have been signed and the decisions have been made. Yesterday I signed a list, which permits the deliveries. Now we have to sign the contracts and then start the deliveries», — Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Konstantin Biryulin, told ITAR-TASS.
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    Belarus will take delivery of four Yak-130 operational trainers in 2015

    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:27 pm

    Belarus will take delivery of four Yak-130 operational trainers in 2015

    Belarusian Ministry of Defense and Irkut Corporation (Russia) started implementation of a contract for delivery of four Yak-130 operational trainers, TASS reports with reference to the Minister of Defense of Belarus, Andrei Ravkov.

    “We started implementation of the contract for delivery of four Yak-130 operational trainers. The deliveries will be completed in 2015,” he noted.

    The contract between Irkut Corporation and Belarusian Ministry of Defense for delivery of four Yak-130 jets was signed in December 2012 “in the network of implementation of an agreement between Russia and Belarus aimed at development of military-technical cooperation between the countries”.

    Yak-130 is the two-seat next-generation operational trainer designed for training of military pilots. It is the only operational trainer in the world to feature an aerodynamic configuration and aircraft performance similar to advanced fighters at subsonic speeds. The aircraft is fitted with state-of-the-art avionics suite; the jet offers high reliability and long service life. It is capable of carrying a payload of 3 tons.

    Belarus was the first member of CIS Region to purchase Yak-130 jets.
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  Viktor on Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:23 pm

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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:47 pm

    Flight crews and technicians for Belarusian Yak-130 jets are being trained in Zhukovsky
    Russian Aviaton » Tuesday March 31, 2015 13:31 MSK

    A group of Belarusian service members (4 pilots and 18 technicians) are undergoing theoretical training dedicated to operation of Yak-130 jets at Zhukovsky-based personnel training center, BELTA reports with reference to Belarusian Ministry of Defense.

    The ministry added that the high-skilled specialists able to assure proper operation of the new aircraft type were selected for the training. “It is planned that in late April Irkut Corporation will deliver four Yak-130 operational trainers to Belarusian air forces,” the ministry added.

    Yak-130 jets will replace L-39 aircraft manufactured in Czech Republic.

    Yak-130 is the two-seat next-generation operational trainer designed for initial and advanced pilot training by Yakovlev design bureau. The jet offers great maneuverability, cutting-edge avionics (similar to the avionics suites installed on the latest combat aircraft), high reliability and long service life. Yak-130 is the world’s only operational trainer to feature aerodynamic configuration and aircraft performance close to advanced fighters at subsonic speeds. The jet is capable of carrying 3 tons of payload (guided and unguided missiles and bombs, cannons, etc.) using nine weapon stations.
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  Viktor on Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:25 pm

    4 S-300 batteries will go to Belarus by the end of 2015 thumbsup


    Until the end, the Russian Federation will supply Belarus 4 Division C-300
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  mack8 on Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:57 pm

    Bort 72 @ Irkutsk:
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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  mack8 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:49 pm

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    Re: Belarus-Russia arms sales

    Post  mack8 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:46 pm

    Option for a further 4 Yak-130 (so 8 in total) for BVVS might be signed soon:
    http://ria.ru/world/20150415/1058763151.html#14291983097364&message=resize&relto=login&action=removeClass&value=registration

    Any hint if they are eyeing any fighters (MiG-35 or Su-30)?
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    Belarus Air Force and Air Defence Forces: News

    Post  Viktor on Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:30 pm

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    belarus air force

    Post  George1 on Thu May 14, 2015 1:10 pm

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    Russian manufacturer signs contract for supply of 12 Mi-8MTV-5 copters to Belarus

    Post  George1 on Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:27 pm

    Russian manufacturer signs contract for supply of 12 Mi-8MTV-5 copters to Belarus

    The Belarusian military will get the helicopters possessing the same parameters as those used by the Russian military

    KUBINKA /Moscow Region/, June 16. /TASS/. The Helicopters of Russia has concluded a contract with the Defense Ministry of Belarus for the supply of twelve Mi-8MTV-5 military transport helicopters in 2016-2017, the holding company’s CEO Alexander Mikheyev has told the media.

    "The Mi-8MTV will let the allied state enhance its defense capabilities and expand the potential of the armed forces," he said on the sidelines of the Army-2015 show. "The conclusion of such a large-scale contract has become yet another step towards strengthening friendship and business relations between the two countries."

    The contract will be performed in keeping with the Russia-Belarus agreement on development of military-technical cooperation concluded in late 2009. The Belarusian military will get the helicopters possessing the same parameters as those used by the Russian military.


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