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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

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

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

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

    There were 100 Tu-22Ms in storage before any modernization started by some accounts. Some will never be modernized but used for parts as they are no longer in production. Also, some of their missions can be done by Su-34s.
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    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:08 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program PAK FA in what state?

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

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

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

    A MiG-35 in the ship version will be?

    It all depends on the customers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Is the military machine interesting?

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

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


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

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

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

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

    So the airforce is going to receive over 100 aircraft next year. And the understanding for 2018-2025 is that the airforce is going to take precedence. Meaning more emphasis on modernizing and expanding the airforce.
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

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

    Samir‏ @obretix 2h2 hours ago

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





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

    https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2015/17-november-five-tu22-committed-sorties-from-mozdok-ab-last/comments
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

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

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

    Tomorrow the 12 August 105th RuAF anniversary flypast

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Always take statement like this with a grain of salt.

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

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    Post  Militarov on Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:31 pm

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

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

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

    Always take statement like this with a grain of salt.

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

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

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

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

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

    Always take statement like this with a grain of salt.

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

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

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

    Militarov wrote:

    I belive this includes overhauled and modernised units too.

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

    AMCXXL wrote:

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

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

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

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


    Actually it does mean to upgrade,rebuild or modernize old equipment. As in the Ministry of Defense reporting that they had received 300 new and 600 modernized weapon system and military equipment for the first 6 months of this year. The T-72B3 tank is a modernized weapon, not a new weapon. A BTR-82A is a new weapon system while the BTR-82AM is a modernized weapon system.
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

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

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

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

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

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


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    Post  AMCXXL on Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:01 pm

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


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

    At least 115 Brand New "aircraft" to be hand over in 2017 :
    http://charly015.blogspot.com.es/2017/08/las-entregas-previstas-para-2017.html

    Airplanes: 65
    10 Su-35S
    16 Su-34
    17 Su-30SM
    3 T-50 prototypes (at least)
    10 Yak-130
    3 Yak-152
    3 Antonov 148
    3 Il-76MD-90A

    Helicopters: 50
    14 Ka-52
    18 Mi-AMTSh (at least)
    8 Mi-28UB
    10 Ansat U

    Including modernizations of Mig-31BM (18-20) , Su-25SM3 (16) , Su-27SM3 (4) , and several Il-38N , Il-76MDM , Il-78M , A-50U , etc... only the airplanes will be +100 handed over in 2017



    http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/4477415
    VKS RF will receive more than 400 new and modernized airplanes and helicopters in 2017
    (this number included Brand new , modernized and repaired airplanes and helicopters)

    MOSCOW, August 11. / TASS /. Russia's aerospace forces have received more than 400 new and modernized airplanes and helicopters this year, Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Federation Air Force, told in an interview to the website of Zvezda .
    "The air and space forces are getting new and modernized equipment at the same pace as we reached in 2016. This year we received more than 100 airplanes and about 300 helicopters, and according to the new SPO [state arms program] the pace of deliveries of aircraft to the troops will continue, VCS will update its aviation fleet, "Bondarev said.
    "We are pleased with the pace of renewal of the aviation fleet, which now exist," he added.
    The Commander-in-Chief also assured that Russian pilots will have a rise in the raid and level of training.

    In December 2016, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu told the final board of the military department that last year the VKS received 139 modern aircraft
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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  George1 on Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:03 am

    The last four An-148-100E engines and D-436-148 engines for the Russian VCS in the final assembly shop of VASO

    The original is taken from a colleague diana_mihailova in the last four An-148-100E and engines D-436-148 for the VCS RF in the final assembly shop of the VASO

    The contract for the Russian military will be executed in 2018

    In the final assembly shop, 4 "extreme" AN-148 sides were assembled into the shots of photographers, which are assembled for the Russian Defense Ministry:



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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:17 am

    New field airfield on the Kuril Islands

    As the press service of the Eastern Military District reported on September 12, 2017, in one of the Kurile Islands the specialists of the airdrome units of the Air Force and Air Defense Unit of the Eastern Military District completed the equipment of a new field airfield.



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    Post  AMCXXL on Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:00 pm

    George1 wrote:New field airfield on the Kuril Islands

    As the press service of the Eastern Military District reported on September 12, 2017, in one of the Kurile Islands the specialists of the airdrome units of the Air Force and Air Defense Unit of the Eastern Military District completed the equipment of a new field airfield.



    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2843133.html

    The original source used by BMPD is the website of the Ministry of Defense.  http://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12125552@egNews
    As usual, the Russian Ministry of Defense does not make things much clearer and also, the photos that appear in the news of this web are of archive
    The image shown is not from the Kuril Islands aerodrome, but rather from the works of Astrahkan last year


    This other source more specific. This is a small aerodrome/helipad on the uninhabited island of Matua
    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/78981
    Here the satellite image:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=48.083333,153.216667&spn=0.1,0.1&t=k&q=48.083333,153.216667

    On the Kuril Islands, Matua, the former Japanese airfield of the Second World War :
    On the island of Matua, the former Japanese airfield of the Second World War is being restored.
    The territory is cleared with the help of construction equipment, which the expedition of the Ministry of Defense brought specially for reconstruction from the mainland. There will be three helipads on the former parking lot of Japanese aircraft. The air harbor has already taken the first side.
    One of the goals of the expedition of the Ministry of Defense is to restore the infrastructure of a remote and long uninhabited island.
    Runways length of 1200 and 800 meters, the Japanese began to build in the 30 years of the last century. Then the planes landed on the compacts of soil from a mixture of crushed stone and bitumen, in the 40s they were poured with concrete and expanded to accept bombers torpedo bombers and fighters. Over time, the coating collapsed, overgrown with bushes. On the runway, thin concrete covered with cracks. There were four indoor hangar aircraft, special shelters from high earthen ramparts, which have survived to this day.
    The airfield could be all-weather, according to one version of the island's researchers, in winter the runway was heated by thermal springs. However, so far it has not received its confirmation. Scientists from the Russian Geographical Society of Geysers on the Volcano Peak Sarycheva not found. Now the territory of the airfield is cleared with the help of construction equipment, which the expedition brought specially for its reconstruction from the mainland.
    In the former parking lot of Japanese aircraft, three helipads are being equipped. According to Vitaly Kanevsky, the thickness of concrete is 12 centimeters, it is in a satisfactory condition, which allows to ensure the take-off and landing of helicopters such as Mi-8 and KA-27.



    Matua (en.wikipedia):

    After World War II the island came under the control of the Soviet Union, and Soviet Border Troops manned the former Japanese military facilities. With the withdrawal of Soviet military forces following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the island became uninhabited. The Russian Federation administers it as part of the Sakhalin Oblast. In 2016 some two hundred Russian officials and technical experts made an expedition to the island, part of a plan to rehabilitate the derelict 1.2 km Soviet airfield and establish a new naval and logistical forward military base[1]
    [1]http://our-russia.com/27052016120927/russias-kuril-islands-naval-base-what-it-means-strategically

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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  T-47 on Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:02 pm

    Finally an air force Fulcrum in Syria? @AMCXXL got any info?


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    Re: VVS Russian Air Force: News #2

    Post  George1 on Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:27 pm

    The Eleventh An-148 for the Ministry of Defense of Russia

    It is reported that on September 13, 2017 in Voronezh, flight tests of the next An-148-100E passenger aircraft, built by JSC "Voronezh Joint-Stock Aircraft Building Society" (VASO, part of United Aircraft Corporation-UAC) for the Russian Defense Ministry-cars with serial number 43-08 and registration number RA-61731. This board became the first An-148, raised in the air in Voronezh in 2017.



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    Post  Nasr Hosein on Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:23 am

    Are my eyes playing tricks on me or was that a dog chasing after the MiG-29 SMT as it landed on the air strip?! ????

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