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    Post  GarryB on Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:40 am

    Wooden mockup pistol looks funny...

    No attachment points on the helmet for the various helmet mounted systems like NVG or the targeting system shlem (spelling)... perhaps they have helmet mounted displays... they mentioned new active HUD systems in their army visors, so perhaps they are further advanced for aircrew helmets?
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    Post  Viktor on Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:49 pm

    for high intensity conflicts

    New tank truck dramatically reduces planes’ refueling time — Russian Defense Ministry

    "One truck is capable of refueling 24 planes simultaneously. According to our estimates, the planes get ready for flight 15 times faster than before," he said. wrote:
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    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:18 pm

    Russian fighter jets scrambled 12 times on interception missions in last week

    https://tass.com/defense/1086461
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    Post  flamming_python on Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:03 am

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    http://mil.today/2019/Science11/

    Russia Presented New Laser Aircraft Landing System

    A Russian company named Krasnogorsky Zavod presented the LLS 1A laser course-glide aircraft landing system co-designed with National Innovative Technology Medical Center. The system ensures safe landing of airplanes and helicopters in the dusk, night and adverse weather conditions.

    The laser system consists of three beacons: two glide-path ones and one localizer. The laser beams help an aircrew to observe an ideal landing approach path, the system's designers told Mil.Press Today. This maintains a safe flight altitude essentially eliminating the hazard of uncontrolled surface contact; provides accurate alignment with runway; and helps to find a flareout point and visually observe a runway touchdown point.

    Furthermore, the designers say LLS 1A radiation is safe for the crew at any distance, because even at the module output, the beam density is 40 times lower than that of the common laser pointer.

    According to Petr Sygourov, an advisor to the director of the company's research and technical center and the honored aircraft designer of Russia, the tests confirmed that the system's beams in some cases can be detected 7 km away from the airfield at the runway visibility not exceeding 250 meters.

    The system is fully adapted for operations in the Arctic airfields, too, Sygourov added.

    "The longer body on the one side is made on purpose. There are deflectors inside that prevent the laser modules from getting clogged with the snow. We gave up the heating system as in case of any heating the snow melts and the ice builds up. All that is made in order to plant the beacons on the Kotelny and the Novaya Zemlya islands, to mark ideal landing paths in severe conditions. The system does perfect in the polar night as well", said the expert.

    A source of Mil.Press Today formerly engaged in the meteorological service at the Temp Airbase agreed that such system could be useful. Example, in case an air ambulance is urgently needed on the Kotelny Island at the heavy weather conditions. In such situations, an additional support of this kind would be quite helpful for pilots.

    However, Gen. Maj. (Air Force) Alexander Akhliustin took the presented novelty skeptically: "The laser course-glide systems are an old story that was not widely used, except maybe on aircraft carriers. We train our combat pilots to land with the glade-path radio beacons. Sure, you can install the laser system somewhere at a field runway, as it is easier to deploy than a radio beacon, but this will uncover both the airfield and the approaching airplane", said the officer.

    For the first time, the laser aircraft landing system with course/glade visualization was applied in 1971-1973 by Igor Berezhnoi, head designer at the Automatic Systems Design Bureau.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:21 pm

    Crews of Su-34 fighter-bombers strike ground targets in southern Russia drills

    The notional enemy was simulated by the combat teams of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems and the crews of Su-30SM and MiG-31BM fighters

    MOSCOW, March 13. /TASS/. The crews of Su-34 multirole fighter-bombers from the Leningrad Air Force and Air Defense Army held drills for breaching a notional enemy’s air defenses and struck ground targets with air bombs, the press office of Russia’s Western Military District reported on Friday.

    At the first stage of the drills, the pilots made a flight from the Voronezh Region in Russia’s south to the Tver Region in central Russia.

    "During the flight, the pilots carried out counter-measures against ground electronic warfare forces and breached air defenses and also practiced the elements of an aerial battle," the District’s press office said in a statement.

    The notional enemy was simulated by the combat teams of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems and the crews of Su-30SM and MiG-31BM fighters, the statement says.

    "At the final stage of the drills, the Su-34 planes eliminated the simulated enemy’s command posts, according to the statement.

    "Over 20 crews practiced dropping air bombs to strike targets at the Pogonovo range in the Voronezh Region," the District’s press office said.

    The drills involved more than 600 personnel of aviation units, electronic warfare and air defense forces of the Leningrad Air Force and Air Defense Army, the press office specified.

    https://tass.com/defense/1130013
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    Post  Hole on Wed May 06, 2020 9:03 pm

    Didn´t know where to post this.

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    Post  Hole on Wed May 06, 2020 9:04 pm

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    Post  Hole on Wed May 06, 2020 9:05 pm

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed May 06, 2020 11:40 pm

    VVS (VKS) general news thread:

    https://www.russiadefence.net/t8011p475-vvs-russian-air-force-news-1

    Since your posting infographics on certain type of aircraft, their numbers, and what regions their deployed, they would also be relevant in this thread:

    https://www.russiadefence.net/t4806p650-russian-air-force-numbers-and-procurement-plans
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    Post  GarryB on Thu May 07, 2020 7:08 am

    Up to you Hole, would you like your posts moved to one or other of the above threads, or rename this thread to reflect a new topic/thread?
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    Post  Hole on Thu May 07, 2020 12:39 pm

    The posts got nothing to do with procurement. The VVS news thread was closed as i wanted to put the infographics there. Maybe rename the thread to "air parades" or so. But there should be a general news thread for the air force, the army got one.
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    Post  George1 on Sat May 09, 2020 10:05 pm

    Russia holds air parade over Moscow’s Red Square on Victory Day


    A total of 75 helicopters and aircraft flew over Moscow’s Red Square

    MOSCOW, May 9. /TASS/. A parade formation of 75 helicopters and aircraft flew over Moscow’s Red Square to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, TASS reported from the scene.

    Traditionally, the air parade started with the flyover of helicopters over Red Square, including the world’s largest
    Mi-26 military transport rotorcraft,
    Mi-8AMTSh multirole gunships,
    Mi-35M transport/attack helicopters,

    Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ reconnaissance/strike helicopters and
    the Mi-28N ‘Night Hunter’ helicopter of Russia’s Berkuts sole helicopter aerobatic team.

    The flyover of helicopters was followed by
    an A-50U long-range radar surveillance aircraft,
    three Il-76MD military transport planes and
    a trio of Tu-95MS long-range bombers. After that,
    four Tu-22M3 bombers led by a Tu-160 strategic aircraft appeared in the skies over Moscow’s Red Square. Following that, an Il-78 aerial refueling tanker flew over Red Square together with a Tu-160 strategic bomber imitating mid-air refueling.

    They were followed
    by a quartet of MiG-29SMT multirole frontline fighters and
    a quartet of Su-24M frontline bombers.

    Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, Russian Knights and Swifts aerobatic teams

    After that,
    four MiG-31K interceptor-fighters carrying Kinzhal air-launched hypersonic missiles appeared in the skies over Moscow together with a wing of four fifth-generation Su-57 multirole fighter jets.
    Two MiG-31K fighters outfitted with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles were the main attraction of the parade’s air component back in 2018. These airborne platforms have been on combat duty in the Russian Army since 2017. A Kinzhal hypersonic missile is capable of flying at over ten times the speed of sound and has an operating range of up to 2,000 km.

    After that, "a tactical air wing" of ten aircraft flew over Moscow’s Red Square.
    The tactical group included Su-34 bombers, Su-30SM and Su-35S fighters.

    They were followed by the world’s renowned Russian Knights and Swifts aerobatic teams. The crews of the aerobatic teams flying five Su-30SM and four MiG-29 fighters performed the Cuban Diamond stunt at a speed of about 550 km/h.

    The air parade was concluded by six Su-25 attack aircraft. They exhausted special fumes in the colors of the Russian national flag.

    The aircraft flew over Moscow’s Red Square at altitudes of 300 meters to 500 meters and at a speed of 500 km/h while the flyover of helicopters took place at an altitude of about 150 meters and at a speed of 200 km/h. Eight aerodromes in the Moscow, Lipetsk, Tver, Ivanovo, Saratov and Kaluga Regions were involved in the flights of aircraft and helicopters.

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri May 29, 2020 8:50 pm

    Russia works on new MiG LMFS fifth-generation fighter jet
    https://www.pravdareport.com/news/science/144619-mig_fighter_jet/

    http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/111658/20170219/russia-developing-mig-1-44-derivative-back-up-troubled-sukhoi.htm
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    Post  GarryB Yesterday at 6:31 am

    Oh dear god those two articles are terrible...

    The Pravda report suggests the new plane might start out with two 10 ton thrust engines and eventually be fitted with one 18 ton thrust of the new type being developed for the Su-57.

    They are clearly morons... MiG works with Klimov for engines not Saturn... and changing a twin engined fighter to a single engined fighter would be a bloody nightmare... are they going to make it VSTOL as well while they are at it so it will only be a subsonic only aircraft too?

    And it is amusing they have no money to produce Su-57s if they can afford to essentially fund the development of a second stealth fighter... are these people retarded?

    The price for an Su-57 seems to be about 40 million... the new engines are not going to add 60 million dollars to the purchase price.

    Bigger aircraft cost more to operate and over time are more expensive that lighter aircraft, so having smaller and lighter but still capable fighters makes sense... not every problem requires a heavy stealth fighter to solve... and they have barely got the MiG-35 into production and these articles suggests it NEEDS replacement?

    The main difference between a light stealth fighter and a MiG-35 is that the MiG-35 is much cheaper to operate and is not stealthy.

    From what we have learned from US deployment of F-35 and F-22 aircraft to the middle east... these expensive white elephants are not stealthy enough for it to make a difference anyway.

    It is the west that is all or nothing... not Russia.

    America uses its air power for air defence and air attack... Russia has a system where every branch of their military has air defence assets... they use air defence guns and missiles together because they compliment each other not replace each other... they use rocket artillery and tube artillery together because they have different capabilities and each has useful features... Russia has nuclear powered subs and conventionally powered submarines because they are different enough to both be useful... Russia doesn't need or want an all stealth fighter fleet... that is the morons in the US and with all the problems of the F-35 they are starting to realise their all their eggs in one basket mistake... one company with a monopoly on fighter production becomes too big to fail... so of course it fails miserably.

    There have always been plans for a light stealth fighter in Russia and the plans were always that it would start working on a light stealth fighter when the heavy stealth fighter was entering service.... guess what geniuses (at pravda et al) the Su-57 is entering serial production, so of course it is now time to look at the light stealth fighter... but it wont be going into serial production for ten years and even then wont replace the Su-35 and MiG-35 or by then the MiG-41 or Su-34 which together with 250-300 Su-57s will be the core of their air force... they will make some of course... possibly 400-500 even if they are cheap enough to buy and operate... the navy might use them or they might want naval Su-57s instead.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Yesterday at 7:09 am

    The bottom line is that the MiG design teams must earn their living & the MiG-35 is a dead end, even if successful, being the last of the MiG-29 family.
    The MiG LMFS may or may not replace other fighters, but it's better to have 1 more 5th-generation fighter jet that'll be less expensive than the Su-57 & will have naval/export potential.
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    Post  PapaDragon Yesterday at 11:43 am

    Tsavo Lion wrote:...
    http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/111658/20170219/russia-developing-mig-1-44-derivative-back-up-troubled-sukhoi.htm

    MiG-1.44 makes Su-57 look as small as Yak-130

    They are supposed to be developing smaller plane not bigger one, that's the whole point of LMFS program

    And whatever progress was made in MiG-1.44 it's already been implemented (and surpassed) in Su-57 long ago

    If they are working on LMFS it will be based on tech from Su-57 not MiG-1.44

    That article is a joke



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    Post  George1 Yesterday at 1:58 pm

    Russian Ministry of Defense on escorting American B-1B bombers


    In connection with the May 29, 2020 flight of two Rockwell B-1B Lancer strategic bomber from the 28th US Air Force bomber wing from Ellsworth (South Dakota) air base from the continental United States to Europe, with the passage of airspace of Poland and Ukraine, Ministry of Defense The Russian Federation reported that on May 29, 2020, the air defense duty forces of the Western and Southern military districts timely revealed the actions of the US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Black and Baltic Seas and escorted them by Russian fighters.

    At a considerable distance from the state border of the Russian Federation, American bombers were continuously accompanied by Russian radar controls.

    To intercept targets, Su-27P and Su-30SM fighters from the air defense duty forces of the Southern Military District were raised.

    The crews of Russian fighters approached a safe distance from air targets, identified them as B-1B strategic aviation aircraft, after which the American bombers changed the direction of flight from the state border of the Russian Federation.

    Flights of Russian combat aircraft took place strictly in accordance with international airspace use regulations.

    After completing the task, Russian fighters returned safely to the airfields.


    Video "Interception of strategic bombers of the US Air Force" (c) Department of Defense of the Russian Federation:



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    Post  George1 Yesterday at 2:11 pm

    Interception over the Black Sea of ​​the British aircraft Sentinel R.1


    On May 29, 2020 over the Black Sea, in addition to two USAF strategic rocket bombers Rockwell B-1B Lancer, were also leading reconnaissance of the Crimea region, the US Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft and the British Air Force Sentinel R.1 radar reconnaissance aircraft. In addition to intercepting both B-1Bs, Russian Su-30SM fighters from the 43rd Sevastopol Red Banner Separate Naval Assault Aviation Regiment of the Black Sea Fleet from Saki Airport intercepted and escorted the British Sentinel R.1 aircraft (board number ZJ691, call sign RRR7305). The interception video was distributed by the famous Fighterbomber network account.

    The British Royal Air Force has five Sentinel R.1 ground-based reconnaissance aircraft commissioned in 2008, made on the basis of the Bombardier Global XRS business jets and equipped with the Raytheon ASTOR (aka Sentinel Dual Mode Radar Sensor - DMRS) radar complex with AFAR . Data is transmitted via satellite communications equipment to a ground station. The aircraft are in service with the 5th squadron of the British Air Force at Waddington Air Base.

    Sentinel R.1 planes are supposed to be withdrawn from the British Air Force in March 2021 due to the high cost of the necessary modernization. It is reported that to replace them, the UK government is considering the acquisition of several additional Boeing P-8A Poseidon base patrol aircraft in the United States. Now the United Kingdom has ordered nine R-8A aircraft, the first two of which were delivered at the beginning of the year.



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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Today at 1:14 am

    GarryB wrote:
    They are clearly morons... MiG works with Klimov for engines not Saturn... and changing a twin engined fighter to a single engined fighter would be a bloody nightmare... are they going to make it VSTOL as well while they are at it so it will only be a subsonic only aircraft too?

    I can see a two separate points here:
    1) journos fantasies - like which engine to go where well this is funny but off topic.


    2) There is a fact that there was already a grant from MiG for aerodynamic- calculations for new fighter. Nothing about stealth specifics.


    "In particular, at the end of last year, MiG RSK placed an order for the study "Aerodynamic calculation of a light multi-functional front-line twin-engine aircraft, comparison with foreign analogues" for the period 2020-2025. Information about this was posted on the public procurement portal. "

    https://ria.ru/20200416/1570107844.html


    BTW not there is not gonna be neither MiG nor Su companies anymore. There are different divisions of Rostec/OAK. SO they can cooperate if there will be any requirement for that.



    GB wrote:But
    And it is amusing they have no money to produce Su-57s if they can afford to essentially fund the development of a second stealth fighter... are these people retarded?


    Hmmm you're right in case aircraft evolution ended up on Su-57 and there is no need to invest in future platforms. Otherwise no you're wrong and Russian MoD is right.






    The main difference between a light stealth fighter and a MiG-35 is that the MiG-35 is much cheaper to operate and is not stealthy.


    As far as I understand it this is about very early calculations so not even serious work started. So we are talking about 20 years after start of work on Su-57. This is not MiG-35 competitor but perhaps even new gen to Su-57





    GB wrote:There have always been plans for a light stealth fighter in Russia and the plans were always that it would start working on a light stealth fighter when the heavy stealth fighter was entering service.... guess what geniuses (at pravda et al) the Su-57 is entering serial production, so of course it is now time to look at the light stealth fighter... but it wont be going into serial production for ten years

    depends on funding and requirements but I'd say closer to 20 years.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Today at 2:45 am

    PapaDragon wrote:MiG-1.44 makes Su-57 look as small as Yak-130
    no, their dimensions r very similar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-57#Specifications_(Su-57)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan_Project_1.44#Specifications_(Project_1.42/44)

    A smaller/lighter variant, perhaps with 1 engine may be in the cards.

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