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    Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

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    Post  Mir Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:19 am

    GarryB wrote:
    Su-33 is too large to operate comfortably in the Kuznestov, which is not well configured to carry such large fighters, it lacks width on the deck, it lacks space in the hangar, etc ... in practice the Kuznestov has only loaded 8 to 10 Su-33 like every time that have salied

    I agree the Su-33 is a little too large for the K but the Russian Navy is notorious for not spending money on aircraft and it chose the Su-33 over the MiG-33 from the 1980s as the standard fighter for the K for the last 30 odd years.

    It is an air defence carrier.

    The Soviets intended to adopt both the Mig29K and the Su-27K for carrier service but it was also the time when the USSR came apart. The Russian then had to make a hard choice between the two as they had no money to buy two different fighters. They chose the Su27K (Su-33) on the grounds that it had a lower landing speed and a better combat radius than the Mig-29K.

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    Post  AMCXXL Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:09 pm

    Other Soviet aircraft in service:

    ASW: Total 42 (18 NOR, 18 PAC, 4 BLK, 2 Yeisk)

    Il-38 (18)
    Yeisk (2): 2 Il-38N (Nº19, 22)
    Nikolayevka (4): 2 Il-38N (Nº23, 27), 2 Il-38 (Nº25, 70)
    Yelizovo (6): 2 Il-38N (Nº02, 03) , 4 Il-38 (Nº01, 05, 06, 07)
    Severomorsk (6): 2 Il-38N (Nº11 , 15) , 4 Il-38 (Nº09, 12, 16, 18) 
    RESERVE (17): there are 9 in Nikolayevka, 6 in Severomorsk and 2 in the 20 ARZ of Pushkin waiting repairs

    Tu-142 (20)
    Fedotovo (12): 4 Tu-142MR (Nº12, 15, 17, 19), 8 Tu-142MK (Nº50, 51, 53, 54, 56, 94, 95, 97)
    Mongokhto (8.): 2 Tu-142MR (Nº23, 24) , 6 Tu-142MZ (Nº54, 56, 59, 63, 64, 65)
    RESERVE (16): in satellite images appears up to 19 in Fedotovo and 17 in Mongokhto, so total in inventory is at least 36

    Be-12 (4)
    Kacha: Nº01, 28, 29, 76 

     
    SAR: 3 Be-12PS  Nº10, 12, 20 also at Kacha




    An-2T: 84

    There are 7 An-2T squadrons with a theoretical number of 12 aircraft each (total 84), one for each VTA Transport Regiment
    Previously, these squadrons were part of the VDV (OVTAE = Separate Military Transport Aviation Squadron)
    In 2010 these squads were added to the VVS VTA. I do not know if after the reform of the VKS they separated again.
    These aircraft are used primarily as training for paratroopers and as a liaison plane between bases.


    ULYANOVSK - Vostochnyy
    Former 116º OVTAE, attached as 3rd AE to 235º VTAP

    TAGANROG
    Former 185º OVTAE, attached as 3rd AE to 708º VTAP

    PSKOV - Kresty
    Former 242º OVTAE, attached as 3rd AE to 334º VTAP

    IVANOVO - Severnyy
    Former 243º OVTAE, attached as 3rd AE to 81º VTAP

    OMSK - Severnyy
    Former 340º OVTAE, attached as 3rd AE to 117º VTAP (Orenburg)
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    RYAZAN - Dyagilevo
    Former 58º OVTAE, in theory, attached as 3rd AE to 196º VTAP (Tver)
    https://dimich-135.livejournal.com/45972.html
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    TULA - Klokovo
    Former 110º OVTAE, attached as 3rd AE to 566º VTAP (Sescha)
    https://dimich-135.livejournal.com/51574.html
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    Post  GarryB Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:11 am

    The Soviets intended to adopt both the Mig29K and the Su-27K for carrier service but it was also the time when the USSR came apart. The Russian then had to make a hard choice between the two as they had no money to buy two different fighters. They chose the Su27K (Su-33) on the grounds that it had a lower landing speed and a better combat radius than the Mig-29K.

    Another factor was price because they cost about the same...

    Ironically the MiG would have kicked the Flankers arse because the MiG was based on the MiG-29M and was fully multirole and able to carry R-77s and other air to air weapons as well as a full range of air to surface weapons, while the Flanker was a bog standard Su-27 with unguided bombs and rockets and air to air missiles as its only weapon options.
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    Post  LMFS Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:07 am

    More than 60 units of new aircraft will enter the Russian Air Force by the end of the year

    Air Force Commander Sergei Dronov said that more than 200 modernized aircraft will also arrive

    MOSCOW, August 11. / TASS /. Over 60 units of new aviation equipment and more than 200 modernized aircraft will enter the Air Force (Air Force) by the end of 2021. The Commander of the Air Force, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces, Lieutenant General Sergei Dronov told about this in an interview with the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda .

    "By the end of the year, it is planned to supply more than 60 units of new aviation equipment, including modern multipurpose aircraft Su-30SM, Su-35S, Su-57 and front-line bombers Su-34, heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD90A, combat helicopters Mi 28NM, Ka-52 and airborne transport - Mi-8AMTSh-VN, "said Dronov.

    According to him, more than 200 modernized aircraft will also arrive.

    "All samples of aviation equipment are equipped with the latest personal protection systems. Much attention is paid to increasing survival in the air, reducing radar signature, automating aircraft control and weapon use," said the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force.

    He stressed that all samples are being tested during the hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic. Based on the results obtained, the necessary improvements are promptly carried out.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/12102247

    Today was a day of acceptance of military products, Krivoruchko confirmed once more that they expect 4x Su-57 this year

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    Post  AMCXXL Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:20 am

    LMFS wrote:More than 60 units of new aircraft will enter the Russian Air Force by the end of the year

    Air Force Commander Sergei Dronov said that more than 200 modernized aircraft will also arrive

    Well, we must assume that when he says 200 "modernized" he is talking about repairs, of the MLU / KVR type or similar.
    In reality, modernized types proper, such as MiG-31BM, Su-25SM3, Ka-27M or Il-76MD-M will only be about two dozen

    About newly built aircraft, according to previous statements known to date:
    Su-57: 4
    Su-35: 5 ?
    Su-30SM2: at least 4
    Su-34: 8
    Il-76MD-90A: 5 (unlikely since only one has made it off the assembly line until july)
    Mi-8AMTSh-VN: 10
    Mi-38-2 (VIP): 1
    Yak-130: ???

    This adds up to 37 at least

    On the Ka-52 and others such as the Mi-5MTV-5 or Mi-8MTSh, in theory the contracts were terminated last year, however it is possible that additional machines will be received to cover losses.
    This has happened before in contracts that contained options for more machines, as in the case of Su-34, MiG-31BM , Yak-130 or Mi-28N

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    Post  George1 Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:34 pm

    so from new fighter aircrafts we have for 2021

    Su-57: 4
    Su-35: 5 ?
    Su-30SM2: at least 4
    Su-34: 8

    and 2xMiG-35 that already delivered

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    Post  George1 Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:42 am

    we haven't seen any new deliveries for enough months

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    Post  George1 Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:49 am

    Comprehensive overview of Russian contracts

    https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/comprehensive-overview-of-russian-contracts

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    Post  George1 Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:15 pm

    contracts for fighter aircrafts signed in 2019/2020

    Russian Federation - Aerospace Forces (RF VKS) including Army Aviation

    NAZ order:
    24x Su-34

    KnAAZ order:
    76x Su-34M, delivery 2022-2027
    76x Su-57S, delivery 2021-2028
    30x Su-35S (with delivery 2021-2024)

    Russian Federation - Naval Aviation (AVMF RF)
    IAZ order:
    21x Su-30SM2, delivery 2022-2024

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    Post  George1 Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:15 pm

    Lets summarize for 2021

    we have:
    Su-35S=3
    Su-34=at least 4 according to photos
    Su-30SM2=4
    MiG-35S=2
    Su-57=2
    Il-76MD=2

    and according to the report of the russian MoD 17 new aircrafts were delivered

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    Post  George1 Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:57 pm

    @AMCXXL can you enlight us?? Smile

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    Post  AMCXXL Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:10 pm

    George1 wrote:Lets summarize for 2021

    we have:
    Su-35S=3
    Su-34=at least 4 according to photos
    Su-30SM2=4
    MiG-35S=2
    Su-57=2
    Il-76MD=2

    and according to the report of the russian MoD 17 new aircrafts were delivered

    17 for the VKS and 4 for Navy

    It is not even clear how many aircraft of each type have been transferred, in fact aircraft from the 2021 state order are still being transferred and there are not enough images to know for sure

    I dont saw any new MiG-35 this year, and in fact these planes have not yet been transferred to the Air Force since they are in state tests, they operate in the GLITs of the MoD, so if one is transferred to the Air Force it will refer to the existing ones, These planes were expected in the Kubinka Group, as was announced more than a year ago, but they have not yet arrived.

    About Su-34, 8 were announced, at least 4 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and a batch in Lipetsk, from 6 to 8

    Nor can it be ruled out that there are any more Su-35s in Komsomolsk on the Amur given that 5 were announced for 2021 and one was lost less than a year ago precisely from the 23rd IAP

    About the helicopters there were 8 for the VKS plus 6 repaired
    Probably new 8 Ka-52, and repaired some Mi-24P plus some Mi-26

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    Post  AMCXXL Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:50 pm

    George1 wrote:Lets summarize for 2021

    Su-34=at least 4 according to photos


    Apparently 4 Su-34s have arrived in the West: Nº16, Nº50, Nº51 and Nº52
    Another 4 apparently went east to Khurba
    So a total of 8 would have been delivered according to the State Defense Order of 2021

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    Post  calripson Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:09 pm

    AMCXXL wrote:
    George1 wrote:Lets summarize for 2021

    we have:
    Su-35S=3
    Su-34=at least 4 according to photos
    Su-30SM2=4
    MiG-35S=2
    Su-57=2
    Il-76MD=2

    and according to the report of the russian MoD 17 new aircrafts were delivered

    17 for the VKS and 4 for Navy

    It is not even clear how many aircraft of each type have been transferred, in fact aircraft from the 2021 state order are still being transferred and there are not enough images to know for sure

    I dont saw any new MiG-35 this year, and in fact these planes have not yet been transferred to the Air Force since they are in state tests, they operate in the GLITs of the MoD, so if one is transferred to the Air Force it will refer to the existing ones,  These planes were expected in the Kubinka Group, as was announced more than a year ago, but they have not yet arrived.

    About Su-34, 8 were announced, at least 4 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and a batch in Lipetsk, from 6 to 8

    Nor can it be ruled out that there are any more Su-35s in Komsomolsk on the Amur given that 5 were announced for 2021 and one was lost less than a year ago precisely from the 23rd IAP

    About the helicopters there were 8 for the VKS plus 6 repaired
    Probably new 8 Ka-52, and repaired some Mi-24P plus some Mi-26

    Given geopolitical realities and a $55 billion surplus way too low procurement.

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    Post  GarryB Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:39 am

    I disagree... when you have such a budget surplus and are looking for places to spend money, then you need to look to your ability to expand your sphere of trade and communication to the rest of the world.... neither the army nor the air force can achieve that... what you need to do is further boost your navy and add funding to production of Frigates and Corvettes and increase funding of new destroyers and cruisers...

    Keep ticking over the purchases for the Air Force and Army by all means but Russias future is not with the west clearly... they are neither ready nor willing to have a mature mutually beneficial trade and political relationship, so Russia needs to look elsewhere.

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    Post  kvs Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:24 pm

    Investment in more nuclear submarines, Poseidon nuclear drones, ICBMs, ABMs and associated infrastructure should always have
    top priority. Parking 100 Poseidon drones in shifting locations around the US would be a good response to the big plans in Washington
    to surround Russia with hypersonic nuclear missiles.

    Some jets can't achieve any response to such aggression.

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    Post  PapaDragon Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:20 pm

    calripson wrote:...Given geopolitical realities and a $55 billion surplus way too low procurement.

    VKS fighter fleet is already at required size, no point buying more when entire fleet has already been brought up to speed

    Until Su-57 production ramps up all that's left is to keep replacing airplanes that reached expiration date

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:44 pm

    kvs wrote:Investment in more nuclear submarines, Poseidon nuclear drones, ICBMs, ABMs and associated infrastructure should always have
    top priority.   Parking 100 Poseidon drones in shifting locations around the US would be a good response to the big plans in Washington
    to surround Russia with hypersonic nuclear missiles.  

    Some jets can't achieve any response to such aggression.


    What if the money was spent building several dozen multiple football field sized, self-sufficient and largely automated 3D-printing graphene production centers/facilities, centered around both graphene production, and creating 3D-printed graphene finished products (in whole or in part) all over the Federation? Russia already leads the world in graphene production at 70 tons per year, but how about 7,000 tons or 700,000 tons or 7 million tons of graphene per year, where Russia consumes 95% of the production internally? As you mentioned in another thread graphene could be used to improve everything such as: Bridges, roads, buildings to body armor, fighter jet airframes, MBT armor.

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    Post  GarryB Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:38 am

    Investment in more nuclear submarines, Poseidon nuclear drones, ICBMs, ABMs and associated infrastructure should always have
    top priority.

    In terms of military defence... I mean actual defence and not charity for the MIC to grow fat and lazy... you only need so many subs and doomsday weapons and strategic weapons.

    There is no advantage in having more than the other guy.... there is no advantage in having more than enough... any extra is just wasted resources that doesn't improve your economy.

    What if the money was spent building several dozen multiple football field sized, self-sufficient and largely automated 3D-printing graphene production centers/facilities, centered around both graphene production...

    Yes, and also spend money on hydrogen... handling and storage and use as an energy source... spend money on making electric motors better and batteries better and solar panels and also nuclear power easier and cheaper and more practical.

    There is going to come a time when oil and gas is not as valuable as it is now because of the pollution it causes when it is burned, but new technology to capture carbon from fossil fuels as a solid would be a real breakthrough because solid carbon can be used for all sorts of valuable things... imagine a box that your car exhaust attaches to that scrubs out the carbon and just pumps water out of the back of the car (most fossil fuels are a mix of hydrogen and carbon atoms so combusting it essentially creates water vapour and carbon monoxide... being able to extract that carbon as a solid would mean you end up with a solid block of carbon which is a very useful material in solid form like that.

    There is a wide range of new technologies that could be invested in but in terms of the military I would say more money and boosted development for the Naval Surface fleet to support global trade and communication with the rest of the world probably needs to become more of a priority.

    I don't mean lay down four CVNs right now, but I do mean starting serious work on a naval Su-57, and also upgrade the MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB to MiG-35 levels including AESA radar and also start working on that twin engined carrier plane MiG showed a model of that can have 5th gen technology in it that can be shared and tested with the MiG-35 on land and at sea...
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    Post  franco Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:11 pm

    Deliveries of combat aircraft to the Russian Armed Forces in 2021

    In 2021, for the third year in a row, deliveries of new combat aircraft to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation remained at a very low level - only 21 new combat and combat training aircraft were delivered (one MiG-35S, one MiG-35UB, four Su-30SM2, six Su-34, five Su-35S, two Su-57, two Yak-130), which is generally in line with our forecast last year. However, it was in 2021 that the preconditions for an increase in the supply of combat aircraft in the following years emerged, which is associated with the start of the implementation of new serial contracts for combat aircraft of the Su-30SM2, Su-34, Su-35S and combat training Yak-130. The program for mass production of the fifth generation Su-57 (T-50S) fighters is gradually being developed, although, apparently, there are still several years left before these aircraft reach operational significance (including in quantitative terms).

    Among the aircraft delivered to the Russian Armed Forces in 2021:

    Two fifth-generation Su-57 fighters. At the end of 2021, the Russian Aerospace Forces were transferredtwo serial Su-57 (T-50S) fighters built by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant named after Yu.A. Gagarin (KnAAZ, a branch of Sukhoi Company PJSC) - aircraft with tail numbers (presumably) "51 blue" (T-50S-3, presumable serial number 52201) and (reliably) "52 blue" (T-50S-4 , alleged serial number 52202), and are the third and fourth production Su-57s built by KnAAZ. According to known data, the delivery of two serial Su-57s corresponds to the planned task of KnAAZ for 2021. despite reports that the plant is due to deliver four aircraft in 2021.
    In August 2018, at the Army-2018 International Military-Technical Forum, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and Sukhoi Company PJSC signed a contract for the supply to the Armed Forces of the first two production fighters of the fifth generation Su-57 (in the guise of T-50S - T-50S-1 and T-50S-2 sides) with engines of the "first stage" ("product 117"). The terms of the contract were 2018-2020, with the delivery of one aircraft in 2019 and 2020. In June 2019, at the Army-2019 International Military-Technical Forum, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and PJSC Sukhoi Company signed a contract for the supply of a total of 76 serial fifth-generation Su-57 fighters to the Armed Forces (including the first two contracted in 2018 of the aircraft).
    The first serial Su-57 aircraft (T-50S-1 aircraft, serial number 51001, tail number "01 blue"), built at KnAAZ, made its first flight in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in early December 2019 and was planned to be transferred to the Ministry of Defense On December 27, but on December 24, 2019, at the final stage of factory testing , it crashed as a result of an accident, due, presumably, to a failure in the aircraft control system. The loss of the first production model of the Su-57 led to major proceedings at the personal level, including a change in the leadership of Sukhoi Company PJSC.

    Flight tests of the second of two production models of the Su-57 fighter (T-50S-2 aircraft, serial number 51002) contracted in 2018 have begun in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in October 2020, it also received tail number "01 blue", and was commissioned in December 2020, but only on January 29, 2021 was it officially transferred to the Ministry of Defense. The aircraft is believed to have entered the 929th State Flight Test Center named after V.P. Chkalov of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in Akhtubinsk (Astrakhan region).The next two serial Su-57 fighters, handed over at the end of 2021, according to known data, still remain in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. According to previously published information, KnAAZ plans to hand over four Su-57s in 2022.

    Five Su-35S fighters. According to available information, in 2021, KnAAZ was supposed to hand over (and, apparently, handed over) the first five Su-35S fighters to the Russian Aerospace Forces as part of a new contract concluded on August 25, 2020 during the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum by the Russian Ministry of Defense with PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) for the supply of 30 Su-35S fighters in the period 2021-2024.
    It is reliably known about the transfer of the first three Su-35S fighters built in 2021 under this contract to the Russian Aerospace Forces - aircraft with red tail numbers "58", "59" and "60". On December 13, they entered the 4th Order of Lenin of the Red Banner Center for military testing and training of personnel of the VKS named after V.P. Chkalov of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation at the Lipetsk airfield. At the same time, the serial numbers of these three Su-35S, which are unusually large for Lipetsk, can only indicate the temporary transfer of these aircraft to Lipetsk, with subsequent redirection to one of the linear fighter regiments.
    Earlier, under two previous contracts in 2009 and 2015, the Russian Aerospace Forces received from 2012 to 2020, 98 serial Su-35S aircraft, two of which have now been written off or lost. Thus, the total number of serial Su-35S received by the Russian Ministry of Defense should now reach 103.
    According to previously published information, in 2022, KnAAZ should hand over seven Su-35S fighters to the Russian Aerospace Forces. The first three Su-35S fighters (red tail numbers "58", "59" and "60"), built under the 2021 program of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant named after Yu.A. Gagarin (KnAAZ) - a branch of Sukhoi Company PJSC, and entered the 4th Order of Lenin of the Red Banner Center for Military Testing and Training of Personnel of the VKS named after V.P. Chkalov of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Lipetsk, 12/13/2021

    Six front-line Su-34 bombers. According to available information, the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalov (NAZ named after V.P. Chkalov) - a branch of PJSC "Company" Sukhoi "(as part of UAC) in 2021 handed over to the Russian Aerospace Forces six Su-34 front-line bombers, which became the first aircraft built according to the agreement concluded in June 2020 by the Ministry defense of the Russian Federation with the KLA to a new three -year contract for the construction of 24 Su-34 bombers.
    It was reported that the Su-34 aircraft being built under this contract are the first modernized bombers in the performance of the newly built Su-34 NVO. This version of the Su-34 NVO was developed as part of the Sych research and development project, with the ability to carry reconnaissance containers. In addition, according to reports, from 2021, a contract has begun to upgrade 24 Su-34 combat bombers to the level of the Su-34 NVO. Apparently, the Su-34 NVO is partly designed to replace the Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft.
    The first four Su-34 HVO aircraft built in 2021 under a 2020 contract (tail numbers unknown, presumed serial numbers from 12-01 to 12-04) entered service in November based at the Khurba airfield (near Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Territory) of the 277th bomber aviation regiment of the 303rd mixed aviation division of the 11th Red Banner Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Eastern Military District.
    Earlier, the 277th Bomber Aviation Regiment in Khurba received 26 Su-34 aircraft in 2016-2017, with which two squadrons of the regiment were equipped (two of these Su-34s were lost in a collision on January 18, 2019 over the Tatar Strait). The third squadron of the regiment retained the Su-24M2 front-line bombers, transferred to it during rearmament from two other squadrons. As you can understand, now the Su-34s have entered service with the third squadron to replace the Su-24M2, and, apparently, it is planned to completely re-equip the 277th regiment with Su-34 aircraft.
    Two other Su-34 bombers built by NAZ in 2021, presumably, were delivered in December to the 4th Order of Lenin of the Red Banner Center for Military Testing and Training of Personnel of the Aerospace Forces named after V.P. Chkalov of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation at the Lipetsk airfield. Photo materials of the Ministry of Defense confirmed that one of these aircraft has tail number "16 red".
    Thus, in total, by the end of 2021, 145 Su-34 bombers were built under all contracts, including seven prototypes and pre-production models.
    In 2022, NAZ, apparently, should hand over eight or ten new Su-34 NVO bombers. Two newly built aircraft with red tail numbers "51" and "52" have already been observed on test flights at the NAZ factory airfield at the end of January 2022.

    Four Su-30SM2 fighters. At the end of 2021, the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of Irkut Corporation PJSC (part of UAC) manufactured and transferredNaval aviation of the Russian Navy four modified Su-30SM2 fighters with blue tail numbers from "78" to "81". These are the first Su-30SM (Su-30SM2) aircraft built by IAP under a contract for the supply of 21 fighters of this type for the Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy, concluded by the Russian Ministry of Defense with UAC on August 25, 2020. The delivery of these aircraft marked the resumption of deliveries of Su-30SM family fighters for the Russian Armed Forces, which had been suspended since 2018.
    On January 25, 2022, these four Su-30SM2 fighters entered the 4th Guards Naval Assault Aviation Regiment of the 34th Composite Aviation Division of the Baltic Fleet Aviation, based at the Chernyakhovsk airfield in the Kaliningrad region. Earlier in 2016-2018, the 1st Squadron of this regiment (formerly the 72nd Air Base) received eight Su-30SM aircraft with blue tail numbers from 70 to 77. Now the arrival of four more Su-30SM2s makes it possible to complete the completion of the complete staffing of the 1st squadron of the regiment. The main part of the regiment is still equipped with Su-24M and Su-24MR aircraft.
    In total, under previous contracts from 2012 to 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defense received 116 Su-30SM fighters, of which 22 were delivered to the Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy. Thus, the delivery of four additional fighters will bring the total number of delivered Russian Su-30SMs to 120, including 26 for Naval Aviation.
    As for the designation of the aircraft now delivered as Su-30SM2, then, as one can judge, we are talking about aircraft of the first stage of modernization. As previously reported, "at the moment, when upgrading the fighter to the level of the Su-30SM2, emphasis is placed on equipping additional aircraft weapons" and "the combat capabilities of the upgraded aircraft will be significantly expanded, including through a new range of weapons. In addition, the Su-30SM2 will be completely import-substituted. Completion of tests of the Su-30SM2 of the next stage of modernization, equipped with AL-41F-1S (Izdeliye 117S) engines, is expected only by the end of 2023.
    Presumably, in 2022, IAP should hand over eight or ten Su-30SM2 fighters to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    Two MiG-35S / MiG-35UB fighters. In March 2021, the Russian Ministry of Defense received one single-seat MiG-35S fighter with a tail number, presumably "17 blue", and one two-seat MiG-35UB fighter with a tail number "14 blue". These are the final two aircraft built under the contract signed in August 2018 by the Russian Ministry of Defense with UAC (which includes RAC MiG JSC). for the delivery of the first six "serial" MiG-35S and MiG-35UB fighters. The first four aircraft under this contract - three single-seat MiG-35S with blue tail numbers "14", "15" and "16" and one double with tail number "12 blue" - were delivered in the first half of the year and in the summer of 2020. The construction of the aircraft was carried out at the Lukhovitsky Aviation Plant (LAZ) named after P.A. Voronin - a branch of JSC RAC MiG. All delivered aircraft, apparently, are used in the State testing program, mainly as part of the 929th State Flight Test Center named after V.P. Chkalov of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in Akhtubinsk (Astrakhan region). Earlier in 2019, under a contract concluded in February 2017 with the Russian Ministry of Defense For two pre-production samples of the MiG-35 fighter for their connection to the expanded program of state tests of this type, single-seat MiG-35S fighters with tail number "10 blue" and two-seat MiG-35UB fighters with tail number "11 blue" were built and handed over to the Aerospace Forces.
    The state of the MiG-35 program, apparently, continues to be in uncertainty, and throughout 2021 there was practically no information about its development, as well as about contracts for serial purchases.

    Two Yak-130 combat training aircraft . According to available unofficial information, at the end of 2021, the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of Irkut Corporation PJSC (part of the UAC), after a break of about a year and a half, handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense two new-built Yak-130 combat training aircraft (tail numbers unknown).
    Apparently, this first two aircraft built under contractfor the supply of 25 units of the Yak-130, concluded by the UAC with the Russian Ministry of Defense on August 25, 2020 during the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum. Thus, since 2009, the Russian Ministry of Defense has received a total of 115 Yak-130 aircraft under various contracts - of which 12 of the first two series were built at the Nizhny Novgorod Aviation Plant Sokol JSC, and another 103 at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant.

    Export deliveries of combat aircraft from Russia in 2021 were among the lowest in recent years. This is partly due to the "hung" contract in 2018 for the supply of 30 Su-35 fighters to Egypt. It is known that under this contract, KnAAZ was to produce 22 Su-35 aircraft in 2020 and eight in 2021. However, although, apparently, all of these aircraft were built, but so far none of them has been sent to Egypt, and all known Egyptian aircraft are stored in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Zhukovsky. Observers attribute the suspension of the contract to the fears of the Egyptian side to fall under the notorious American sanctions law CAATSA.

    American sanctions pressure has also led to a sharp reduction in information transparency in the field of military-technical cooperation between Russia and foreign countries, as a result of which many Russian deliveries of weapons and military equipment abroad are now not publicly disclosed, or even simply hidden, which makes analysis difficult. Summing up the known data, it can be more or less assumed that in 2021 the Russian Federation exported the following military aircraft of new production:
    - two Su-30MKI (A) fighters manufactured by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of Irkut Corporation PJSC - to Algeria. the first aircraft under the 2019 contract for the supply of 14 additional Su-30MKI(A) fighters to Algeria;
    - two Su-30SME fighters manufactured by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of Irkut Corporation PJSC - to Myanmar. These are the first aircraft under the 2018 contract for the supply of, presumably, six Su-30SME aircraft to Myanmar;
    - 10 MiG-29M / M2 fighters built by Lukhovitsky Aviation plant (LAZ) named after P. A. Voronin of RAC MiG JSC - to Algeria. These are the final aircraft under the 2019 contract for the supply of 14 MiG-29M / M2 fighters to Algeria (the first four were delivered in October 2020);
    - six (or all 12) Yak-130 combat training aircraft manufactured by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of Irkut Corporation PJSC - to Vietnam. These are aircraft under a 2019 contract for the supply of 12 Yak-130 aircraft to Vietnam.


    As for the supply of non-combat aircraft to the Russian Armed Forces in 2021, the program for the mass production of Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft at Aviastar-SP JSC in Ulyanovsk continued to slip again, despite the commissioning of a new PLS-76 production line. , the installation of which at Aviastar-SP was completed in October 2019.
    Only on January 29, 2021, were transferred to the Russian Ministry of Defense three Il-76MD-90A aircraft built by Aviastar-SP during 2020 - aircraft with serial numbers 0203 (registration number RF-78658, made its first flight on March 17, 2020), 0204 (registration number RF-78659, the first flight August 26, 2020), and 0205 (registration number RF-78660, first flight December 6, 2020). These three Il-76MD-90A were the fifth, sixth and seventh aircraft built by Aviastar-SP JSC under a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense dated October 2012 for the production of 39 Il-76MD-90A units.
    In May 2020, it became known that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on new terms, renegotiated a contract with JSC Aviastar-SP for the supply of military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A. Under the new conditions, under the old contract of 2012, the plant was now supposed to deliver a total of 13 Il-76MD-90A aircraft, and from 2021 a new contract for the supply of another 14 such aircraft by 2028 was to come into force. On December 18, 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation also signed a state contract with Aviastar-SP JSC for the supply of ten new Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft.
    However, in 2021, the rate of construction of the Il-76MD-90A remained low, and as a result, in September and December 2021, only two new Il-76MD-90A aircraft were handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense - aircraft with serial numbers 0206 (registration number RF-78661, first flight in Ulyanovsk on June 10, 2021) and 0207 (registration number RF-78662, first flight on October 4, 2021). These are the eighth and ninth aircraft under the 2012 contract.
    Thus, nominally in 2021, the Russian Aerospace Forces received five new Il-76MD-90A aircraft, which all became part of the 235th military transport aviation regiment of the 18th military transport aviation division of the Military Transport Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, based on the factory airfield "Aviastar-SP" Ulyanovsk-Vostochny, bringing the number of Il-76MD-90A aircraft in its composition to seven units. However, three of these aircraft passed from the delivery plan for 2020, when not a single aircraft was delivered to the Aerospace Forces.
    To date, the Aviastar-SP plant has delivered a total of 13 copies (including the prototype) of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and one prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft. In January 2021, Aviastar-SP completed the construction of another Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft with serial number 0208 (registration number 78663), the start of flight tests of which was expected at the end of January. Apparently, in 2022, the production of the Il-76MD-90A will continue at the same sluggish pace, and the closure of the “cut-down” contract in 2012 with the delivery of all 13 aircraft will not occur before the beginning of 2023.

    In 2021, the Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy received both contracted amphibious aircraft made by the Be-200PS specialized search and rescue aircraft (in fact, these are Be-200ChS aircraft without a fire extinguishing function), built in Taganrog by PJSC Taganrog Aviation Scientific and Technical Complex named after G. M. Beriev" (TANTK; part of the UAC) - cars with tail numbers "21 yellow" (registration number RF-88456, serial number 355, made its first flight on November 10, 2020, was transferred to the Navy at the beginning of 2021) and "23 yellow » (registration number RF-88457, serial number 356, first flight June 16, 2021, was transferred to the Navy in September 2021). Both of them became part of the 190th training mixed aviation regiment of the 859th Center for combat training and retraining of the flight personnel of the Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy in Yeisk.
    Both aircraft became the final ones under the 2018 contract of the Russian Ministry of Defense with UAC for the supply of three Be-200 amphibious aircraft to the Naval Aviation of the Navy - one in the Be-200ES variant and two in the Be-200PS variant (in fact, the Be-200ES without fire extinguishing function). The first Be-200ES aircraft under this contract (tail number "20 yellow", registration number RF-88450, serial number 311, name "Alexander Mamkin"), built at TANTK, made its first flight in Taganrog on February 14, 2020, and on July 14, 2020 was transferred to the 190th training mixed aviation regiment of the 859th Center in Yeysk. On August 14, 2021, this aircraft crashed during firefighting work in Turkey.

    Apparently, in 2021, the Russian Aerospace Forces also received another Diamond DA42T twin-engine light training aircraft assembled by JSC Ural Civil Aviation Plant (UZGA, Yekaterinburg) from vehicle kits manufactured by the Austrian company Diamond Aircraft Industries. On August 25, 2020, during the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum, the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract with the UZGA for the supply, starting from 2021, of 20 additional Diamond DA42T training aircraft, which are intended to be used as training aircraft for training cadets of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces. Earlier, from 2017 to 2020, under the first contract with the Ministry of Defense of Russia, UZGA carried out the assembly 35 Diamond DA42T machines.

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    Post  George1 Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:52 pm

    So we had for 2021"
    Su-30SM2 -4 (for Naval Aviation)
    Su-35S -5
    Su-34 -6
    MiG-35 -2
    Su-57 -2
    MiG-35 -2
    Total 21

    and also 2x Yak-130 trainers, the first two aircraft built under contract for the supply of 25 units concluded by the UAC with the Russian Ministry of Defense on August 25, 2020 during the Army-2020 Forum.


    And planned for 2022:
    Su-30SM2 - 8
    Su-35S -10
    Su-34 -10
    Su-57 -4

    MiG-35 program in uncertainty according to the article

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    Post  Arrow Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:41 pm

    In 2021, it delivered few airc raft to VKS compared to previous few years ago Neutral The best was over 100 planes in 2014, why so few now?

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    Post  franco Sat Jan 29, 2022 4:07 pm

    Needs versus budget allocation (priorities)
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    Post  calripson Sat Jan 29, 2022 4:09 pm

    Arrow wrote:In 2021, it delivered few airc raft to VKS compared to previous few years ago Neutral The best was over 100 planes in 2014, why so few now?

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    I believe the original decline in production came from the bean counters fearful of budgetary impacts from sanctions and the oil price drop. Both of those realizations have not come to pass. Sitting on over $200 billion in a surplus fund - which ironically they cannot really invest in foreign assets as they might be seized - and a net federal debt to GDP ratio of 4%, there is no rational not to spend money.

    The alternative explanation is past generation production is already obsolete and they want to move to full scale new generation production.

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    Post  Arrow Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:06 pm

    Sitting on over $200 billion in a surplus fund - which ironically they cannot really invest in foreign assets as they might be seized - and a net federal debt to GDP ratio of 4%, there is no rational not to spend money. wrote:

    Well, Russia has a very good financial situation. They have a lot of money. They could easily increase the defense budget Very Happy

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