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    Post  Viktor on Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:11 pm

    mack8 wrote:Didn't even had a chance to read it carefully yet, but i would bet they refer to the 2013 birds that have been delivered and inducted in Feb. 2014, plus 2014's  birds (12+12, right?).

    Right, but you cant count them twice. Meaning in 2013 and than again in 2014 or counters should agree with themselves to count them based on date of induction or date of deliveries but

    not both ways simultaneously Very Happy
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    Post  TR1 on Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:42 pm

    They are just doubling, the article on BMPD mentions how those 12 were part of the 2013 order that was unfulfilled.
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    Post  medo on Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:28 pm

    About Su-35, 12 were from 2013 and 12 from 2014. The only think, which is not really clear is claim, than 8 Su-35 from 2013 went to Dzemgi AB and 4 to training center. As I remember, those 4 Su-35, which went to training center were from 2012 and were in KnAAPO for modifications to be the same as those in combat units.
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    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:39 pm

    Russia to Merge Air, Space Forces in 2015: Defense Ministry

    Russia will form an Air-Space Force by combining its Air Force and Space Forces in 2015. The military is working to develop a reliable layered missile defense system in space, and to deploy newest radars.

    MOSCOW, January 13 (Sputnik) – Russia will create an Air-Space Force from the merger of its Air Force and Space Forces in 2015, the country's Armed Forces General Staff chief, Valery Gerasimov, said Tuesday.

    “A new type of armed forces will be created in 2015, the Air-Space Forces, by combining two already existing types of military armed forces: the Air Force and Space Forces,” Gerasimov said.

    Earlier it was reported that Russia would combine these two military forces in 2016.

    According to Gerasimov, the military is working to develop a reliable layered missile defense system in space, and to deploy newest radars.

    The establishment of the Air-Space Forces has been widely discussed in the press in recent years, but such rumors were always denied by the authorities. Last summer, Russian Air Force commander-in-chief Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev confirmed the creation of the new force.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:57 am

    Should be a good thing... Space defence forces are looking for objects outside the atmosphere, while the PVO RuAF is looking for things inside the atmosphere... a lot of their work is related and likely duplicated.

    Extra radar and observation installations on the ground, in the air and in space can be shared and resources can be pooled like interceptor aircraft and missiles.

    Hopefully this will add a budget for MiG-31 replacements and other systems too.

    The RuAF seemed more interested in the PAK FA than the MiG-31...
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    Post  Viktor on Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:18 pm

    Nice  thumbsup

    FSB has received a new aircraft air control center IL-96-400VPU

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    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:05 am

    Three Russian Military Aircraft Make Flightglobal's 2015 Top 10 Ranking

    1. Sikorsky S-70/UH-60 Helicopter – 3,600 in service, 2,645 of them by the US Army and Navy.

    2. Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighter – 2,691 in service. The most popular fighter aircraft among the countries of NATO and its allies.

    3. Mil Mi-18/17 Helicopter – 2,469 in service, 518 of them in Russia's military.

    4. Bell UH-1/212/412 Helicopter – 1,845 in service. Nicknamed the "Huey". Flown by 36 countries.

    5. Boeing F-18 Fighter — 1,575 in service. Has seen several modernizations over its production lifespan.

    6. Lockheed Martin C-130/L-100 Transport Aircraft – 1,143 in service. Workhorse military transport first introduced to the US military in the 1950s. 549 in use by the US military. Flown by 64 other nations around the globe.

    7. Boeing AH-64 Helicopter – 1,083 in service. The famous Apache attack helicopter has seen several modernizations since its introduction in the mid-1980s. The US Army operates 756 helicopters, with 11 other nations operating the craft.

    8. Mil Mi-24/35 Transport Helicopter – 897 units in service, 310 in Russia.

    9. Boeing CH-47 Transport Helicopter – 882 in service, 534 of them by the US army, many of the rest by NATO countries.

    10. The Sukhoi Su-27/30 Fighter Aircraft
    — 874 in service, 326 in the Russian air force and navy.
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    Post  Hachimoto on Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:25 am

    George1 wrote:Three Russian Military Aircraft Make Flightglobal's 2015 Top 10 Ranking

    1. Sikorsky S-70/UH-60 Helicopter – 3,600 in service, 2,645 of them by the US Army and Navy.

    2. Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighter – 2,691 in service. The most popular fighter aircraft among the countries of NATO and its allies.

    3. Mil Mi-18/17 Helicopter – 2,469 in service, 518 of them in Russia's military.

    4. Bell UH-1/212/412 Helicopter – 1,845 in service. Nicknamed the "Huey". Flown by 36 countries.

    5. Boeing F-18 Fighter — 1,575 in service. Has seen several modernizations over its production lifespan.

    6. Lockheed Martin C-130/L-100 Transport Aircraft – 1,143 in service. Workhorse military transport first introduced to the US military in the 1950s. 549 in use by the US military. Flown by 64 other nations around the globe.

    7. Boeing AH-64 Helicopter – 1,083 in service. The famous Apache attack helicopter has seen several modernizations since its introduction in the mid-1980s. The US Army operates 756 helicopters, with 11 other nations operating the craft.

    8. Mil Mi-24/35 Transport Helicopter – 897 units in service, 310 in Russia.

    9. Boeing CH-47 Transport Helicopter – 882 in service, 534 of them by the US army, many of the rest by NATO countries.

    10. The Sukhoi Su-27/30 Fighter Aircraft
    — 874 in service, 326 in the Russian air force and navy.

    Hilarious numbers for the US :hat down
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    Post  Werewolf on Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:24 pm

    Not to mention that there are over 2500 Mi-24's around the globe in service.
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    Post  TR1 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:11 pm

    Werewolf wrote:Not to mention that there are over 2500 Mi-24's around the globe in service.

    Go ahead and list me those 2500 Mi-24s.

    There aren't even 1000 at this point.
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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:18 pm

    TR1 wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:Not to mention that there are over 2500 Mi-24's around the globe in service.

    Go ahead and list me those 2500 Mi-24s.

    There aren't even 1000 at this point.

    Not as ridiculous as the numbers for the "American" aircraft.

    But what do you expect from a piece of prolefeed from Flight.
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:27 am

    Perhaps this was not the thread to post a list of the west and NATOs favourite aircraft... even if some Russian aircraft do make it.
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    Post  Kyo on Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:09 pm

    VVS's ELINT Il-20M.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:56 pm

    Russian air forces to take delivery of more than 150 aircraft and helicopters in 2015
    Russian Aviaton » Tuesday January 20, 2015 18:22 MSK

    Russian air forces will put into service the latest aircraft and helicopters in 2015, Interfax reports with reference to the representative of the press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense on Air Forces, Colonel Igor Klimov.

    “Under the State Defense Order for 2015 more than 150 state-of-the-art aircraft and helicopters will be delivered to the military units,” Klimov said. The colonel noted that the following aircraft are being delivered to the air forces: Su-30SM, Su-30M2, MiG-29SMT, Su-34 bombers, Su-35S multi-role fighters, Yak-130 operational trainers, An-148 and Il-76-MD90 transport aircraft. Ka-52 Alligator, Mi-28N Night Hunter, Mi-8AMTSh (MTV-5-1), Mi-8MTPR, Mi-35M, Mi-26, Ka-226 and Ansat-U helicopters will be delivered to the army aviation.

    Moreover, according to Klimov, the air forces will also take delivery of the latest Nebo-M, Gamma, Sopka radar systems; Podlet low-altitude radar stations; S-400 and Pantsir-S air defense systems. In addition, over 30 new trainers for specialists of air defense forces and flight simulators for training centers located in Torzhok, Ryazan, Syzran, etc. will be delivered.

    In 2015 military units of the air forces will take part in “Union Shield 2015” and «Boevoye Sodruzhestvo-2015» maneuvers.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:52 pm

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    Post  Viktor on Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:19 pm

    New Tu-214SR

    Special flight detachment "Russia" received another Tu-214

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    Post  Viktor on Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:42 pm

    Yak-152 will fly this year thumbsup

    Russian Air Force will receive a new "flying desk"
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    Post  Honesroc on Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:47 am

    Specialists of Akhtubinsk State Proving Flying Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense will carry out testing of A-100 “Premier” AWACS aircraft in 2015, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the representative of the press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense on Air Forces, Colonel Igor Klimov.

    “The most important vehicles to be tested in 2015 are: PAK FA, MiG-29 K/KUB developed for Russian navy, MiG-35, Il-112, Tu-142MRM, Il-22M, Il-114R, A-100, Tu-214R, Ka-60 and Mi-28NM helicopters as well as other weapons,” Klimov said.

    A-100 “Premier” is the Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft derived from Il-76MD-90A powered by PS-90A-76 engines. The jet will be fitted with active phased antenna array. The first aircraft of the type should be delivered to Russian air forces in 2016. On November 21st 2014 Beriev Aircraft Company took delivery of the first Il-76MD-90A jet and started converting it into A-100 AWACS aircraft.

    “In 2014 Chkalov State Flight Test Center carried out 132 tests (85 of them were flight tests). The specialists participated in testing of new, upgraded and advanced aircraft, for example, they took part in testing of PAK FA fighter carried out in Akhtubinsk,” Klimov added.

    He noted that the most important vehicles tested in 2014 are: Su-35/35S “4++”-generation super-maneuverable multi-role fighters, MiG-31BM two-seat supersonic all-weather long-range fighter-interceptors, MiG-29SMT light fighters, Yak-130 operational trainers, Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft; Ka-52 Alligator, Mi-28N Night Hunter, Mi-35M and Ka-27M helicopters as well as other weapons.
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    Post  Austin on Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:29 am

    Good News Keeps coming for IL-96

    Russian Military and Government Takes Surplus Il-96 Airliners


    The Russian government is set to procure 14 Ilyushin Il-96s over the next 10 years, thereby ensuring continued production of the four-engined airliner. Eleven will be for the ministry of defense (MoD), including conversions into command and control or aerial refueling aircraft. Three or four will be rebuilds of used Il-96-400T freighters, and the rest will be new production.

    The VASO factory in Voronezh has already completed an Ilyushin Il-96-400VPU aerial command and control aircraft for SN FSB, the special assignment department of the Federal Security Service. It is a rebuild of RA-96104, an Il-96-400T freighter built in 2011 and leased to Polyet Airlines by Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC). The latter repossessed it plus three similar aircraft after the airline ran into financial trouble. The worsening economic situation in the Russian airline industry (due to U.S./EU sanctions and the declining value of the rouble) made it unlikely that IFC could place these aircraft elsewhere. The aircraft resumed flying in November 2014 with a distinctive satellite communication antenna on the upper side of the rear fuselage while keeping remains of Polyet’s livery.

    This month, the Russian defense ministry awarded United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) a contract for two Il-96-400TZ aircraft. The suffix Z indicates an aerial refueling role (Z for “zapravshik” meaning “tanker”). The MoD said that the new tankers shall be able to transfer 65 tons of jet fuel at a point 3,500 km from takeoff. They shall be equipped with containerized UPAZ-1 universal apparatus already in use on the Il-78/78M, these being the current standard air tankers of the Russian air force. The larger and longer-range Il-96-400TZs would primarily serve Russian strategic bombers on long-endurance missions hour patrols well beyond national borders.

    VASO general manager Sergei Urasov told Russian journalists that two Il-96-400s are destined for the air detachment serving the president of Russia. This already operates four Il-96-300PU aircraft and awaits a fifth late this year. The Il-96-300 version with maximum takeoff weight of 240 to 250 tons preceded the Il-96-400 stretch whose mtow is boosted to 270 tons, and the range to more than 12,000 km.

    Meantime, sources in the Russian airline industry indicate that most of the Il-96s previously operated by Aeroflot and other commercial airlines are likely to make their way into Russian government service. Airframes unworthy of a factory rebuild will be dismantled for parts to support operational aircraft.

    The only possible exception to this rule would be a couple of ex-Aeroflot jets that might find their way to Cubana, the only foreign operator of the type. On December 24, the intergovernmental commission for trade, economic and scientific-research cooperation between Russia and Cuba signed a preliminary contract between IFC and Aviaimport S.A., to place an Il-96-300 with the Cuban national carrier. Delivery is due in this year's second quarter, and will increase Cubana’s fleet to six aircraft.
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    Post  George1 on Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:16 pm

    Yak-152 trainer aircraft to perform its maiden flight in autumn

    Yak-152 light trainer aircraft developed for Russian Ministry of Defense should perform its maiden flight in autumn, TASS reports with reference to Deputy Director General on Flight Testing of Yakovlev design bureau, Hero of Russia, Roman Taskaev.

    “We plan that Yak-152 will perform its maiden flight in September or October 2015. Irkutsk Aviation Plant has already started production of the aircraft’s components. Ramenskoe-based design bureau is developing aircraft control system and working on adjustment of algorithms,” Taskaev said.

    He reminded that in late 2014 the mockup committee made its comments on the project. At present designers are working on eliminating the faults noted in the comments and making changes in the documentation.

    “After the first flights we hope to move the jet to Zhukovsky-based Gromov Flight Research Institute. There we will prepare the vehicle for state testing, which will be started in 2016,” he added.

    In 2014 Yakovlev design bureau won the tender for development of Yak-152 aircraft for Russian Ministry of Defense; the project is designated “Ptichka-VVS”. The value of this contract is 300 million rubles.

    It is expected that the new aircraft will be powered by a piston diesel engine. This aircraft will help cadets learn to pilot the Yak-130 jet quicker and easier, after that they will start piloting combat jets. It was reported earlier that Yak-152 should perform its maiden flight in 2015. The vehicle should be put into service not later than November 25th 2016.
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    Post  Viktor on Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:07 pm

    WoW ...

    New Russian Military Helicopter to Have Top Speed of 400 Kmph

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:41 am

    Viktor wrote:WoW ...

    New Russian Military Helicopter to Have Top Speed of 400 Kmph


    Isn't this just the Ka-92/Mi-X1 competition? There really hasn't been any updates on the project, MOD has been really hush hush about it.
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    Post  Werewolf on Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:39 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    Viktor wrote:WoW ...

    New Russian Military Helicopter to Have Top Speed of 400 Kmph


    Isn't this just the Ka-92/Mi-X1 competition? There really hasn't been any updates on the project, MOD has been really hush hush about it.

    Because they will not enter service before 2018-2020, no need to make fuzz about it when they are far away of completing them.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:46 am

    Werewolf wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    Viktor wrote:WoW ...

    New Russian Military Helicopter to Have Top Speed of 400 Kmph


    Isn't this just the Ka-92/Mi-X1 competition? There really hasn't been any updates on the project, MOD has been really hush hush about it.

    Because they will not enter service before 2018-2020, no need to make fuzz about it when they are far away of completing them.

    Which makes sense, btw I'm really looking forward to the VK-3000 engine development!
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    Post  Werewolf on Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:11 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    Viktor wrote:WoW ...

    New Russian Military Helicopter to Have Top Speed of 400 Kmph


    Isn't this just the Ka-92/Mi-X1 competition? There really hasn't been any updates on the project, MOD has been really hush hush about it.

    Because they will not enter service before 2018-2020, no need to make fuzz about it when they are far away of completing them.

    Which makes sense, btw I'm really looking forward to the VK-3000 engine development!

    They will be based on TV7-117V engines which already have ~2700 shp standard as continuose power with 3750 shp emergency OEI (one engine inoperable) for 30 sec.

    They are already now designated to be replacement for Mi-35M,Mi-28NM,Ka-52 as soon as they decide to upgrade from the current VK-2500-02 and the newest build have already VK-2500PS engines with with 2500 shp nominal, the VK-2500-02 have 2400.

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