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    India and Russia joint military projects: News - Page 8 Empty Russia keen to expand licensed production of Su-30MKI, T-90S tanks

    Post  Pinto on Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:44 am

    Russia is looking at expanding the licensed production of Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets and T-90S tanks in India, Anatoly Punchuk, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Interfax-AVN on March 29.

    “Both projects have been successful. If our Indian partners are interested, Russia will definitely be ready to enlarge licensed production of Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets and T-90S tanks in India,” Punchuk said.

    he Indian Air Force operates more than 200 Su-30MKI jets that were made in India under licensed production with the assistance of Irkut Corporation (a unit of United Aircraft Corporation). The total orders stand at 272 planes, and an additional delivery of 40 Su-30MKI knockdown kits is being considered.

    The Indian army operates more than 500 T-90 tanks designed by Russia's Uralvagonzavod. India wants to enlarge their number to more than 1,300 by 2020 by means of licensed production at local plants.

    India accounts for over 30 percent of Russia's overall arms exports. Each year, Moscow supplies New Delhi with various types of armaments worth about $4 billion. Approximately $20 billion worth of contracts have been signed and are being implemented.

    Since 1960, India has procured about $40 billion worth of Russian armaments and military hardware, according to Rosoboronexport.

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    Post  Pinto on Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:40 am

    1 April 2016 TASS

    Russia is keen to sell its comprehensive security system, combining individual and ‘Secure City’ aspects, to Indian defence and law enforcement establishments. Sergey Goreslavsky of Rosoboronexport said Russia’ “open” partnership policy gave it an advantage in defence collaboration with India.

    Russia’s representation at the just concluded Defexpo India 2016 was the largest numerically, with over 60 companies and more than 500 defence professionals presented. They displayed their latest innovations and universally well-known arms and military equipment.

    Sergey Goreslavsky Deputy General Director of Rosoboronexport, said this reflected the fact that India was, is, and will remain Russia’s main strategic partner in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.

    Make in India

    While prospects of Russia expanding its presence in the Indian defence arena are growing, Russia’s competitors are pushing to strengthen their position here, but, according to Goreslavsky, “no one (in Russia) is losing sleep over this”.

    About the question of whether Russia is losing market share in India, there is only one answer, Goreslavsky said, “no, we are not losing it. I will say more than that; there are reasons to expect that Russian technologies will be expanding here even more in the future,” said Goreslavsky.

    During the exposition, Rosoboronexport actively worked with Indian partner companies and with representatives of the Defence Ministry, including the minister himself, to work on implementation of tasks under the “Make in India” programme.

    Goreslavsky and Rosoboronexport stressed that for India, Russia is an attractive partner, being the most open when it comes technology transfers.

    Comprehensive security

    The Indian partners were particularly interested in the Russian comprehensive security system, presented by Rosoboronexport.

    This concept was developed on the basis of domestic and international experience, and includes a wide range of facilities, including the “Secure City” system; special technologies to monitor the borders, ensure the security of objects, identify various attributes of individuals within the framework of counter-terrorism activities, as well as to monitor the violation of state borders.


    This comprehensive system ensured security at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014. Now it has developed greater depth and Moscow hopes that customers will be able to use it in specific parts, rather than the entire system at once.

    The comprehensive security system is a broad concept, which consists of special small arms, special vehicle protection equipment, small helicopters of the ANSAT or Ka-226 class, as well as mobile centres to organize security operations in remote locations, especially important in mountainous areas, said Goreslavsky.

    Rosoboronexport is pursuing a very ambitious goal; to expand the parameters and scope of Russia’s defence cooperation in the international market by partnering not only with the defence ministries of different states, but also with institutions combating terrorism, law enforcement agencies, and so on. In India, other than the Ministry of Defence, Goreslavsky said, “we are also holding talks with major administrative structures; states that have budgets for organizing protection of specific objects and preserving the rule of law.”

    Fifth-generation fighter

    At the exhibition, one of the most acclaimed Russian-Indian projects – the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA), was also discussed. During talks with the Indian Defence Minister, both sides again confirmed their intentions about the project, and said work on it should be accelerated.

    Goreslavsky emphasized that the project requires involvement of a large number of experts from each country, because it is a very high-tech product. India’s technological capabilities are being factored in and everything is going according to plan.

    A draft contract is now being prepared for the design and experimental work. This will be an important step, after which a “road map” will be developed for production of the aircraft.

    Both countries are interested in speeding up this process.

    “But one should not get ahead of oneself, and that is why we have to first agree on everything, all the way to the last screw,” said Goreslavsky.

    First published in Russian by TASS.
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    India and Russia joint military projects: News - Page 8 Empty Will produce Ka-226T chopper with HAL not just for Indian market, but also for exports: Rostec

    Post  Pinto on Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:08 pm

    NEW DELHI: Russia's major defence manufacturer Rostec said that, the company was looking forward to export Ka-226T choppers from India. Dmitriy Shugaev, Deputy General Director of Rostec told Economictimes.com,

    "While the initial 40 Ka-226T helicopters will be manufactured in Russia and delivered to India, subsequently the rest will be manufactured in India. We are looking to jointly produce them not just for the needs of the Indian market, but also for exports, which would result in far more units in this project than the original 200."

    On being asked about when can the production of first chopper be expected in India, Shugaev said, "At this point the final design of the Make-in-India Ka-226T is still being finalised. However, in our experience complex projects involving the setting up of a new production facility could take up to three or four years from the time of the agreement to them finally being delivered to the end-customer."

    Rostec exhibited a wide range of missile systems during Defence Expo 2016, and is confident of creating a niche in India. While applauding India's missile technology, Sergei Goreslavsky, Deputy General Director of Rosoboronexport said," We believe we have a lot of offer to India, in terms of the sheer range and capabilities of our varied missile systems. We definitely see a market for our missile systems in India over the long term, both as a seller and also as a co-development partner." Goreslavsky also said, " The 'Verba' MANPADS, which is currently entering service into the Russian military, has been shown internationally for the very first time in India. We believe the Verba is a very relevant system for use in India particularly in areas of difficult terrain and tough climate."

    Rosoboronexport, part of Rostec, is the sole Russian state intermediary agency responsible for import and export of the full range of and dual-use end products, technologies and services.


    Talking about government's Make-in-India vision, the Russian officials said, "Implementation of Make-in-India will take time, because those in the private sector are only just entering the defence manufacturing sector. So we must all learn to be a little more patient as this matures."

    Stating India's prospects of becoming a major manufacturing hub, the officials said, "With time, the complexity and scale of offerings from India will only increase. We definitely see this happening given the Indian government's commitment to manufacturing."

    On being asked to comment on future defence ventures in India, Rostec said, "Russia is one of India's oldest and most trusted defence partners. Today up to 70% of India's navy and up to 80% of India's air force is of Russian-made. The business opportunity for Russia has always been significant and continues to remain so, especially in relation to modernisation and replacement programs."

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    Post  max steel on Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:27 pm

    Russian company eyes additional engine sales to India and China

    The Russian United Engine-building Corporation (UEC) is considering an Indian application for the delivery of more than 100 additional AL-31FP engines for its Su-30MKI fighters, a representative of the company said at India's Defexpo 2016 exhibition, held in Goa from 28 to31 March.

    "Late last year Rosoboronexport [Russia's defence export agency] received from the Indian Air Force a tender application for over 100 AL-31FP engines to be delivered in 2017-21. It is being considered in order to assess the load on our enterprises and determine the delivery schedule," the source said.

    At present UEC is fulfilling Rosoboronexport's optional contract for the delivery of 920 AL-31FP engines to India over 10 years, which was signed in 2012.

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    India and Russia joint military projects: News - Page 8 Empty Russian Ka-226T helicopter production in India could begin in 2017 — Rostec

    Post  Pinto on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:26 am

    Sixty aircraft will be supplied to India assembled, and another 140 are planned to be assembled at Indian production facilities

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 20. /TASS/. The production of Russia’s light utility helicopters Kamov Ka-226T in India may begin next year, director for international cooperation and regional policy of the Russian State Corporation Rostec Viktor Kladov said at the Defense Services Asia (DSA 2016) exhibition on Wednesday.

    "If the process develops according to the plan, the corresponding firm contract will be ready by the end of 2016. We hope that the relevant work will be started at the Indian production site as early as in 2017", he said.
    India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is Russia’s main partner in the project, but Rostec "will also pick a number of other Indian companies for the participation in the project," Kladov added.

    The agreement on joint production of the Ka-226T helicopters was signed in December 2015. It was planned to manufacture at least 200 helicopters of this type. In February 2016, Deputy Director General of Russian Helicopters (a Rostec subsidiary) Igor Chechikov said that 60 aircraft will be supplied to India assembled, and another 140 are planned to be assembled at Indian production facilities.
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    Foreign customers received over 1,800 Russian-made military helicopters in 1991-2014

    The Ka-226T is a light, twin-engine multi-role helicopter offered by Russian Helicopters, for military and civilian missions. The military version of Ka-226T is designed for operation in hard-to-reach upland conditions as well as hot and cold climates. The Ka-226T is produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, a part of Russian Helicopters, and is currently in service with the Russian Air Force.

    It performs surveillance, reconnaissance, search and rescue, targeting, and transportation of cargo and troops. Ka-226T is a light utility helicopter with the take-off weight 3.4 tons. It can carry up to 1.5 tons of cargo or up to seven passengers. The helicopter can fly at a maximum speed of 250km/h and cruise speed of 220km/h. It has a maximum flight range of 600km with main fuel tanks. The operational and hover ceilings of the helicopter are 5,700m and 4,100m respectively and the maximum rate of climb is 10m/s.

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    India and Russia joint military projects: News - Page 8 Empty TOR-M2KM is better than Israeli Spyder SAM System : Russians to India

    Post  Pinto on Mon May 02, 2016 2:05 pm

    Officials from Almaz-Antey ASD Corporation which manufactures TOR-M2KM SAM System mounted on TATA Motor wheeled Truck have argued with Indian officials that their SAM system is significantly better than Israeli Spyder system and they are ready to deliver this system to India .

    According to highly reliable sources close to idrw.org , Russians argued that TOR-M2KM can carry 8 missiles in one launcher when compared to 4 missiles per launcher of Spyder SAM System . TOR-M2KM SAM consists of four launchers with 32 missiles while Spyder system consists of 6 launchers with 24 missiles making TOR-M2KM SAM system 25 % more efficient .

    Russian also argued that TOR-M2KM SAM missiles can ensure higher chances of target destruction with a single missile while the same level of efficiency can be achieved by Spyder system using two missiles . Officials also boosted that TOR-M2KM SAM system is the only system which is capable of locking and destroying its targets while in the move at the speed of 40 km which is the average speed of convoy while Spyder system needs to be stationary for a missile launch .

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    Post  Pinto on Tue May 03, 2016 7:11 am

    To rope in 4,000-plus vendors; project estimated to be worth over $1 billion

    MUMBAI, MAY 2:
    Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd is set to include the participation of its 4,000-plus vendors across the country, to help execute the contract to manufacture the Russian Kamov military helicopters. More Indian companies are set to join the fray and participate in the contract, estimated to cost over $1 billion.

    Russia and India had agreed to jointly produce about 200 Ka-226T helicopters to replace the Cheetah and Chetak Choppers under the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. An agreement to this effect was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Moscow in December 2015.

    Sources said sixty aircraft will be supplied to be assembled in India, while the remaining 140 are planned to be manufactured at Indian production facilities.

    HAL’s prior experience

    Sources added that though it is an inter-government deal drawn on the same lines as the earlier Russian Sukhoi-30-MKI fighter jets, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was chosen to manufacture the helicopters for the Indian armed forces given its previous experience in making copters.

    A senior HAL official, speaking to BusinessLine on the condition of anonymity, said a decision had not yet been taken on the location to manufacture the copters. “Discussions are on to manufacture the Ka-226T in Nashik, Maharashtra, though Bengaluru happens to be the main ground for manufacturing helicopters. Bengaluru has the wherewithal and the necessary manpower. However, all Russian production is done out of Nashik,” said the official.

    HAL has developed a “separate township in Nashik for manufacturing Russian defence contracts. This does not include helicopters,” said the official. The manufacturing unit for the Ka-226T helicopters was slated to come up at Tumakuru near Bengaluru, which was primarily set up to manufacture and undertake MRO activities for indigenously designed and developed light utility helicopter and other helicopters.

    The official said HAL has never manufactured helicopters with Russian collaboration. “All our joint Russian production has been fixed wing. Now, we have to learn to collaborate on rotary wing,” said the official, adding that it brought its own set of issues.

    With each helicopter set to have “230 different parts”, HAL is looking at “mission collaboration” and is set to outsource the work to its Indian vendors.

    “We have 4,000-plus vendors across the country. We will work with our suppliers and vendors to build individual hardware,” confirmed the HAL official.

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    The Russian-Indian joint venture includes holdings of Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters, and HAL.

    Though HAL is Russia’s main partner in the project, Rosoboronexport recently announced it would also pick other Indian firms to participate in the project.

    Viktor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy of the Russian State Corporation Rostec, said the production of Russia’s Kamov Ka-226T in India may begin in 2017.

    Speaking to the media at the Defence Services Asia exhibition, Kladov said Rostec would pick a number of other Indian companies to participate in the project.

    The Ka-226T is a twin engine multi-role helicopter offered by Russian Helicopters, for military and civilian missions. The military version of the Ka-226T is designed for operation in hard-to-reach upland conditions.

    The Ka-226T is produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, a part of Russian Helicopters, and is currently in service with the Russian Air Force.



    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/hal-to-manufacture-russian-military-helicopters/article8548066.ece
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    India and Russia joint military projects: News - Page 8 Empty Russian firm in talks with Indian companies to localise maintenance process

    Post  Pinto on Tue May 03, 2016 5:21 pm

    NEW DELHI: After winning a Rs 166-crore after-sales service delivery contract with the IAF for Russian-origin helicopters and planes, Technodinamika is in talks with state-owned companies in India for a joint venture to fully localise the maintenance process.

    Technodinamika, a Rostec State Corporation company, has announced that it has concluded after-sales service delivery contracts to the tune of Rs 166 crore (1.6 billion ruble) with the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the period 2016-206-2017.

    At present, around 900 aircraft produced in Russia (and the former Soviet Union) are in use by the IAF.

    "India is one of the largest after-sales service markets for us. By 2018, we plan to cover 15 per cent of the demand in India for repairs of assemblies and components for the aircraft produced in Russia," Head of Technodinamika, Maxim Kuzyuk said.

    An end-to-end service centre set up in Delhi will be used to conduct repairs of Russian equipment used by the IAF, he said.

    The service centre will be responsible for procuring hardware and ground equipment as well as supply components for Russian-made planes and helicopters.

    The intention is that the process of maintenance will be fully localised in India. Technodinamika is currently in negotiations with its Indian counterparts to create a joint venture in this regard, the company said.

    In 2015, Technodinamika won contract for delivery of components to the IAF and also, its Aviation Service Centre got registration.

    The company has since then started delivery of relevant components to the air force under the concluded contract.

    Technodinamika specialises in design, production and after-sales service of aircraft systems and equipment.

    The company also produces equipment and components for industries in the oil and gas, automotive, transport, and energy sectors. Technodinamika consists of 36 companies located all over Russia, including in Moscow, Moscow Region, Ufa, Samara, Yekaterinburg and Archangelsk Region.

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    India and Russia joint military projects: News - Page 8 Empty India-Russia agree to export BrahMos, world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile

    Post  Pinto on Fri May 27, 2016 8:52 pm

    India and Russia have agreed ‘in principle’ to export the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, BrahMos, to UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile.

    India and Russia have agreed ‘in principle’ to export the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, BrahMos, to UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile.
    Sources in the government told FE on Thursday that several structural changes were made in the defence exports policy and these were yielding results. “As far as the BrahMos missile is concerned, talks with countries like UAE, Chile, South Africa and Vietnam are in advanced stages.”
    “Since Russia is the partner country in the BrahMos joint venture with its consent discussions with several other countries, including Philippines, South Korea, Algeria, Greece, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, Singapore, Venezuela and Bulgaria have now been taken to the next level,” revealed the source.

    While defence minister Manohar Parrikar will be visiting Vietnam soon, where the talks for closing deal with the ASEAN member country could be discussed, the source revealed that by the year end, “ the BrahMos Aerospace is expected to ink the deal with UAE by the year end as both India and Russia have good relations with the country and there is conflict of interest there, hence there will no problems in exporting the missile to that country.”

    In the case of Vietnam, China has expressed its reservations against India’s policies to supply weapons. In the South China Sea, China and Vietnam are locked in a conflict over maritime boundaries.

    The Indo-Russian joint venture will soon be testing it cruise missiles on Russian Su-30 Flanker C multi-role fighter aircraft for which the ground tests are already done. “We expect that those friendly nations with whom neither India nor Russia have any conflict would be keen on buying these missiles,” he said.

    BrahMos is a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. It is a joint venture between Russia’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia and the Defence Research and Development Organisation of India. They have formed BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited to make the missile. The name BrahMos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.

    As reported by FE earlier, the Indian government has been receiving proposals for BrahMos from countries as diverse as Vietnam to Chile. The missile system has caught the attention of a number of countries in the Latin America such BRICS member South Africa, and other countries in that region including Venezuela, Chile, as it has been developed at a low budget of $300 million.


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    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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    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 and Russia joint military projects: News - Page 8 Empty 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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    India and Russia joint military projects: News - Page 8 Empty 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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    Post  Pinto on Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:26 pm

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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