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    Russian COIN aircraft potential


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    Russian COIN aircraft potential

    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:17 pm

    Hi all. With COIN aircraft having more focus in the last number of years and more companies putting forward there own aircraft is this a market Russia should compete in?

    Russia itself doesn't have a massive need for such aircraft apart from possibly of the caucuses region. But I am thinking of export sales and possibly as a cheaper alternative as military aid to neighbouring countries such as Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with the threats that these countries face. As it stands Russia could really only offer helicopters such as mi-24 to fulfil this role.

    The great thing about COIN aircraft is they are not complicated aircraft and Russia already has the
    yak 152. It wouldn't take much to turn it into COIN type aircraft. You add this to a portfolio with an armed yak-130 (Light attack) Russia would cover every type of aircraft for every type of customer.

    So should Russian companies design such aircraft or is the market already saturated or has the super tucano dominated the market now?

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    Re: Russian COIN aircraft potential

    Post  Hole on Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:59 pm

    This is the SM-92P. Was intended for the Border Guards. Back in the middle of the 90´s. Saddly the company took the money and declared bankrupcy a little later = some guys stole the money. But the project could be resurrected.

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