Russia Defence Forum

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Military Forum for Russian and Global Defence Issues


+71
Yugo90
gbu48098
eridan
Kiko
Stealthflanker
mnztr
d_taddei2
Rodion_Romanovic
dino00
Azi
eehnie
archangelski
Hole
miketheterrible
PapaDragon
LMFS
MC-21
OminousSpudd
Nasr Hosein
T-47
AMCXXL
Dorfmeister
Tsavo Lion
KiloGolf
Isos
Singular_Transform
AlfaT8
moskit
marcellogo
franco
George1
VladimirSahin
ult
SeigSoloyvov
jaguar_br
Giulio
Walther von Oldenburg
JohninMK
TheArmenian
Mindstorm
Kimppis
Teshub
zg18
zackyx
KoTeMoRe
Berkut
higurashihougi
Mike E
GunshipDemocracy
magnumcromagnon
Werewolf
Project Canada
NationalRus
Viktor
Firebird
sepheronx
flamming_python
kvs
Morpheus Eberhardt
GarryB
chinggis
zepia
max steel
Svyatoslavich
Mak Sime
Anas Ali
medo
Austin
Cyberspec
mack8
TR1
75 posters

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    avatar
    mnztr

    Posts : 1197
    Points : 1231
    Join date : 2018-01-21

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  mnztr Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:48 am

    Stealthflanker wrote:
    mnztr wrote:It mentions the Poles have received Jassm-ER, range 980 km, is this not against the anti-proliferation agreement?

    If it's operated by Poles.. then it would be an MTCR Compliant version of 300 km.  If it's 980 km then it's under US jurisdiction.

    MTCR Is still a thing TBH.  Otherwise China and Russia will happily sells 1500 km range Kalibr or CJ-10 missiles and perhaps even still offering the R-17VTO (Scud-D) with precision Aerofan warhead.

    This one was approved as a foreign military sale to Poland, so I guess Russia can sell anything to Iran now?
    magnumcromagnon
    magnumcromagnon

    Posts : 7326
    Points : 7475
    Join date : 2013-12-05
    Location : Pindos ave., Pindosville, Pindosylvania, Pindostan

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  magnumcromagnon Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:49 am

    Stealthflanker wrote:
    mnztr wrote:It mentions the Poles have received Jassm-ER, range 980 km, is this not against the anti-proliferation agreement?

    If it's operated by Poles.. then it would be an MTCR Compliant version of 300 km.  If it's 980 km then it's under US jurisdiction.

    MTCR Is still a thing TBH.  Otherwise China and Russia will happily sells 1500 km range Kalibr or CJ-10 missiles and perhaps even still offering the R-17VTO (Scud-D) with precision Aerofan warhead.

    Nope, he's right they blatantly violated MTCR.

    70 JASSM-ER Missiles for the Polish F-16 Fighters. US State Department Issues A Consent

    kvs and miketheterrible like this post

    Tsavo Lion
    Tsavo Lion

    Posts : 5656
    Points : 5650
    Join date : 2016-08-15
    Location : AZ, USA

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  Tsavo Lion Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:43 am

    IL-80 replacement: 
    https://www.gazeta.ru/army/2020/10/14/13319491.shtml

    They could use IL-476 instead as the follow on to IL-80/82s. The maximum range of the aircraft is 8,500km vs. 5,000 km on the IL-86 & 10,000 km on the IL-96-400.
    franco
    franco

    Posts : 4308
    Points : 4340
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  franco Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:11 pm

    Graduation ceremonies for young officers were held today at the Krasnodar higher military aviation school of pilots named after A. K. Serov, Syzran and Chelyabinsk branches of the Zhukovsky and Yuri Gagarin Air force Academy.

    In total, about a thousand pilots and navigators will join the air units of the Aerospace forces and naval aviation of the Russian Navy.

    Among the graduates, about 80 lieutenants completed their training with a red diploma, and 13 people – with a gold medal.

    The celebrations in the schools participated the management team of the aerospace forces: commander of the air force, was Deputy commander of the VKS, Lieutenant-General Sergei Dronov, head of army aviation HQs Colonel Igor Romanov, chief Navigator of air force Colonel Anatoly changers.

    "It is you, young officers, who will master the latest aviation systems and weapons systems, ensure the country's military security, increase the air power and glory of Russia, "said the commander of the air force-Deputy commander – in-chief of the VKS, Lieutenant General Sergey Dronov, speaking to graduates of the Krasnodar school of pilots." I Emphasize that the troops are waiting for you, preparing for the meeting and will do everything necessary for your arrangement and creation of favorable conditions of service, " Dronov stressed.

    All graduates are assigned to officer positions of flight personnel (pilots, navigators, senior pilots, etc.), and will operate, among other things, new models of aviation equipment: su-30sm fighters, su-34 bombers, Mi-28N, Ka-52 attack helicopters, and many others. For this purpose, a program of retraining graduates in the corresponding aviation centers in Ivanovo, Ryazan, Lipetsk and Torzhok is planned.

    NOTE: Hopefully this will alleviate the severe pilot shortage from a few years back. There has been a big increase of new pilots over the past 2 years.
    franco
    franco

    Posts : 4308
    Points : 4340
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  franco Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:39 am

    Actual graduating totals were 430 new aircraft pilots, 290 helicopter pilots and 200 navigators, Traffic Controllers, etc.
    franco
    franco

    Posts : 4308
    Points : 4340
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  franco Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:32 pm

    The US appreciated the spectacular photos of Russian "strategists" fully armed

    The Russian Ministry of Defense released on November 6, 2020, images of three Russian bombers - Tu-160 Blackjack, Tu-95MS Bear-H and Tu-22M3 Backfire-C, with an arsenal of weapons placed in front of them that can be carried by aircraft. Spectacular photos of Russian combat aircraft were appreciated by experts from the American publication The Drive.


    The supersonic strategic Tu-160 with variable sweep wing is located on the runway behind two rows of subsonic air-launched cruise missiles. The armament line closest to the aircraft is represented by 12 Kh-55SM missiles, which received NATO code designation AS-15 Kent. The second line of missiles is a dozen samples of more modern subsonic subsonic cruise missiles Kh-101 (nuclear-powered X-102). Like the Kh-55SM, the missiles are equipped with by-pass turbojet engines. It is reported that the maximum range of the Kh-101 is from 3 to 4 thousand km. Tu-160 is capable of carrying its weapons only in internal tandem bomb bays. Each of them contains a rotating drum-type launcher, carrying six missiles.


    Before the "strategist" Tu-95MS Bear-H, six Kh-55SM missiles and eight Kh-101/102 missiles are presented. This bomber is equipped with the same rotating launcher as the Tu-160, but since it has only one bomb bay, the aircraft's internal payload has been reduced to six Kh-55 missiles or six Kh-101/102 missiles. Equipped with four double underwing hardpoints, the Tu-95MS Bear-H is capable of carrying up to eight Kh-101/102 missiles.


    The Tu-22M3 Backfire, a long-range bomber of the Russian Aerospace Forces, is presented exclusively with variants of free-fall bombs, including a pair of FAB-3000s weighing about 3 tons each, followed by smaller caliber ammunition. Additional bombs are mounted on the outer Backfire under the fixed wing section.
    GarryB
    GarryB

    Posts : 29944
    Points : 30470
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  GarryB Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:32 am

    A few obvious errors...

    Kh-102 is nuclear armed, not nuclear powered.

    Max range of the Kh-101 is 4,500km and Kh-102 is 5,000km.

    The rotary launcher on the Bear is much shorter than the one on the Blackjack and is only long enough to carry the older shorter missiles.

    The Kh-101 and Kh-102 can only be carried externally on the Bear which is why the shown weapon load was 6 Kh-55SMs and 8 Kh-101 or 102s.

    The 6 Kh-55SMs carried internally, though it could also carry 6 Kh-555s with conventional warheads.

    The Kh-101/102s are carried externally on 8 weapon pylons.

    magnumcromagnon
    magnumcromagnon

    Posts : 7326
    Points : 7475
    Join date : 2013-12-05
    Location : Pindos ave., Pindosville, Pindosylvania, Pindostan

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  magnumcromagnon Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:22 pm

    GarryB wrote:A few obvious errors...

    Kh-102 is nuclear armed, not nuclear powered.

    Max range of the Kh-101 is 4,500km and Kh-102 is 5,000km.

    The rotary launcher on the Bear is much shorter than the one on the Blackjack and is only long enough to carry the older shorter missiles.

    The Kh-101 and Kh-102 can only be carried externally on the Bear which is why the shown weapon load was 6 Kh-55SMs and 8 Kh-101 or 102s.

    The 6 Kh-55SMs carried internally, though it could also carry 6 Kh-555s with conventional warheads.

    The Kh-101/102s are carried externally on 8 weapon pylons.


    The max range for Kh-101 is 5,500km, and the max range for Kh-102 is unknown but presumably greater due to a more compact tactical thermonuclear warhead allowing for more room to store propellant, so it's max range is quite possible north of 5,500km.

    The 4,500km range number is for the modernization of the Kalibr subsonic cruise missile.
    LMFS
    LMFS

    Posts : 3828
    Points : 3830
    Join date : 2018-03-03

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty VKS - General News

    Post  LMFS Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:09 am

    I created the thread since I did not find any other for the VKS:

    The Aerospace Forces of Russia summed up the results of activities in the outgoing year and set tasks for 2021.

    In 2020, the main efforts were focused on the implementation of measures for the construction and development of the Aerospace Forces, the supply and development of new and modernized weapons and equipment, and the improvement of military infrastructure.

    This year, the enterprises of the military-industrial complex planned to supply over 200 units of new equipment to the troops, including Su-35S and Su-34 aircraft, Mi-28UB and Ka-52 helicopters, L-410UVP-U20 and Yak-130 training aircraft, anti-aircraft missile systems S-400.
    To date, more than 70 aircraft and helicopters have already been delivered, about 30 samples of anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense equipment. The rearmament of four anti-aircraft missile regiments was completed with the S-400 air defense system. In addition, more than 150 armament and military equipment units were repaired and modernized.
    Five launch vehicles were launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, and seven communications, navigation and military spacecraft were launched into orbit. The unified space system has passed all tests this year and has proven its effectiveness. It will continue to grow next year.
    The ability of military command and control bodies, formations and military units to carry out tasks as intended was tested in the course of surprise checks of combat readiness, which took place under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces and higher military command bodies. More than 20 such inspections were carried out.
    In matters of organizing combat duty, the main efforts were directed at maintaining the readiness of the duty forces (shifts) to perform tasks in any situation.
    During the current year's aerospace defense alert, more than 60 launches of ballistic missiles and space missiles were detected by means of the missile attack warning system. The outer space control system has taken on the tracking of more than 1200 space objects, by duty forces and means of the Main Testing Space Center named after G.S. Titov conducted over 500 thousand sessions of spacecraft control.

    The air defense duty forces discovered and carried out more than 1.5 million aircraft, of which about 3,600 are combat aviation aircraft of foreign states, over 1,300 reconnaissance aircraft. Fighter crews from the air defense forces on duty took to the air more than 170 times. Violations of the state border of the Russian Federation in the airspace and the rules for the use of airspace were not allowed.

    The tasks set for the 2020 academic year for the Aerospace Forces have been completed in full

    Despite the difficult epidemiological situation, the intensity of operational and combat training in 2020 was maintained at a high level. About 80 events of various levels and scales were held.
    During the exercises and trainings, within the framework of operational training, the issues of improving the algorithms for the work of commanders (commanders) and staffs of all levels of command were worked out, taking into account the experience of performing tasks in the Syrian Arab Republic.
    The main efforts in the training of flight personnel were aimed at increasing the level of training of crews to perform combat (combat training) tasks and training young pilots for conducting combat operations.
    In particular, in the course of a tactical flight exercise with the unification of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District, more than 200 aircraft and helicopters were redeployed to operational airfields.
    During the preparation period and in the dynamics of the Kavkaz-2020 command and control squadron, the crews of the military transport aviation parachuted about a thousand personnel and over 100 pieces of equipment.
    In addition, joint combat training activities were carried out with the involvement of crews of long-range and military transport aviation, airborne units and other combat arms.
    To carry out the combat use of aviation weapons, up to 30 ranges were involved. This academic year, the Aerospace Forces have provided more than 2000 flight shifts.
    At the end of the academic year, the average flight time for a crew commander was about 100 hours.
    During the exercises with air defense units, live firing at MLRS rockets, unmanned aerial vehicles and other targets was carried out at the ranges. Also, the issues of covering the troops during the marches were worked out.
    Particular attention in the Aerospace Forces is paid to graduates of military educational institutions. In total, this year, over 2,000 officers - graduates of universities have been recruited to staff the Aerospace Forces. For the purpose of their professional development in military positions, the service housing stock was prepared, assistance was provided in the delivery of personal property of military personnel, a mentor was assigned to each graduate.
    Also, the Main Command of the Aerospace Forces pays attention to the upbringing of the younger generation and vocational guidance of pupils. On Knowledge Day, September 1, 2020, the grand opening of a new complex of buildings of the Tver Suvorov Military School took place, including an educational and administrative building with a library and a reading room with the ability to connect to the Internet, an indoor sports complex with a climbing wall and three separate rooms, a gymnastic town, basketball, mini-football and tennis courts, a new medical center, and other infrastructure facilities.
    It is safe to say that the tasks set for the 2020 academic year for the Aerospace Forces have been completed in full.
    The main tasks of the Aerospace Forces for 2021 include ensuring the required level of training of military command and control bodies and troops, improving the quality of training measures for troops (forces) without reducing the intensity of combat training, implementing measures to re-equip formations and military units of the Aerospace Forces with new and modernized samples. weapons and equipment.
    Efforts will also be directed at mastering promising automated controls, digital equipment and improving the practical skills of officials in the command posts of the Aerospace Forces, maintaining the duty forces (shifts) in readiness to perform tasks in any environment.
    It is worth noting that the completion of the S-500 mobile air and missile defense system is planned for 2021.

    http://redstar.ru/vsegda-i-vo-vsyom-na-vysote/

    franco and Hole like this post

    George1
    George1

    Posts : 16356
    Points : 16857
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  George1 Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:20 am

    Russian airbase at Erebuni airfield switched to "Syrian" operating mode

    Hole
    Hole

    Posts : 4306
    Points : 4298
    Join date : 2018-03-24
    Age : 45
    Location : Merkelland

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  Hole Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:13 pm

    Joint russian-chinese bomber patrol with Tu-95MS, H-6K and Su-35S
    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Ep1aa110
    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Ep1aoh10
    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Ep1z5a10

    GarryB, George1, dino00, magnumcromagnon and lancelot like this post

    Hole
    Hole

    Posts : 4306
    Points : 4298
    Join date : 2018-03-24
    Age : 45
    Location : Merkelland

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  Hole Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:34 pm

    And now to something completely different... balloon bombers!

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 000267
    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 000353
    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 000437
    Found in the treasure trove called world wide web

    GarryB likes this post

    franco
    franco

    Posts : 4308
    Points : 4340
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  franco Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:58 pm

    The press service of the Russian defense department spoke about what changes await the Military Space Forces from the new year. The Russian Defense Ministry has revealed plans to re-equip the Aerospace Forces.


    RIA Novosti agency informs about it .

    It is planned for the first time to re-equip the air defense regiment with the latest anti-aircraft missile systems S-350 "Vityaz". In addition, the troops will receive two sets of S-400 Triumph air defense systems and 18 Pantsir-S complexes.

    Last year, the Aerospace Forces received 4 regimental sets of S-400 and 24 Pantsir-S complexes. They entered the military units of the Sverdlovsk, Sakhalin and Samara regions. In addition, the first S-350 air defense system was sent to the ZRV training center located in the Leningrad Region.

    The Russian military argue that the introduction of the S-350 "Vityaz" systems into the armament of the Russian Aerospace Forces will make the fight of our air defense systems against the potential enemy's cruise missiles 2-2.5 times more effective. This weaponcan strike at an altitude of 30 kilometers and at a distance of up to 120 thousand meters. The complexes are brought into a combat position from the march in just five minutes. S-350 are equipped with medium and short range missiles. The S-350 and S-400 complexes use medium-range missiles.

    NOTE: for 2021 then 1 S-350 regiment (1st), 2 more S-400 regiments and 3 more Pantsir-S battery's

    dino00, LMFS and Hole like this post

    franco
    franco

    Posts : 4308
    Points : 4340
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  franco Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:23 pm

    Plans to re-equip the Aerospace Forces in 2021

    As part of the current State Armaments Programs, the re-equipment of key branches of the armed forces continues. In these processes, special attention is paid to the modernization of the aerospace forces. Plans for the beginning of 2021 provide for the purchase of a large number of new aircraft and the modernization of existing equipment, as well as the rearmament of air defense units.

    On December 21, a regular expanded meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of Defense took place, the topic of which was the results of the outgoing 2020 and plans for the new 2021. During the event, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu indicated that in the new year more than 100 aircraft and helicopters of various types will arrive in the air force and naval aviation , both new construction and those that have been modernized.

    More precise data on the types and proportions of new and updated vehicles have not yet been published. At the same time, there is information about the implementation of existing contracts and plans for new ones. This information allows us to present the processes of modernization of the videoconferencing in the new year.

    Of greatest interest are the supplies of the 5th generation Su-57 serial fighters. At the end of December, the Air Force accepted the first aircraft of this type, and in 2021 the transfer of new machines is expected. The number of boards is unknown, but so far it will not be large. Achievement of high rates of production, allowing to fulfill the approved plans, is expected only by the middle of the decade.

    In the recent past, it was reported that in 2021 the first Tu-160M ​​missile carrier of modern construction would be handed over to the troops. In the same year, it is planned to launch mass production, due to which in the future long-range aviation will receive 50 completely new aircraft.

    In 2020, the aviation industry completed several long-term contracts for the production of front-line aircraft of various types. During the Army 2020 forum, it was announced that new contracts would follow. Already in 2021, orders are expected to appear for the following batches of Su-30SM and Su-35S fighters, Su-34 bombers and Yak-130 combat training aircraft.

    The volumes and cost of such contracts have not yet been announced. Domestic media, referring to anonymous sources, wrote about limited quantities of equipment, no more than 30-40 units. These orders will only take a few years to complete, but it is not yet clear whether the first contract aircraft will be handed over by the end of 2021.

    In the interests of the military transport aviation, the serial construction of the Il-76MD-90A aircraft continues. Last year, three such aircraft were taken into the air, and in the near future they will all enter the Air Force. In the spring of 2020, the Ministry of Defense and the Aviastar-SP plant revised the terms of cooperation, resulting in a new contract for the supply of 14 Il-76MD-90A aircraft in 2021-28. The first machines of this order can be delivered to the customer this year.

    Several major aircraft modernization programs are underway. One of the main ones is the overhaul and renovation of the MiG-31 interceptors under the BM project. The current work is carried out under a 2019 contract, the implementation of which will continue until 2023 and will lead to a complete renewal of the interceptor fleet.

    Helicopter update

    In 2021, the construction of several types of helicopters will continue under existing contracts. In addition, deliveries of new models of machines are expected within the framework of new orders, as well as preparations for the launch of new series.

    One of the most interesting novelties will be the Mi-8AMTSh-VN transport and combat helicopters, which the Aerospace Forces will use to support the activities of the Special Operations Forces. Contract for 10 units. such equipment was signed at the "Army-2019", and to date, part of the work has been completed. The customer will receive new helicopters during the year. In the future, the next contract for an unnamed quantity of such equipment should appear.

    Also at "Army-2019" a contract was signed for the supply of 98 Mi-28NM attack helicopters in the period from 2020 to 2027. Last year, under this contract, two aircraft were built and handed over to the Air Force. According to the schedule, this year the industry will hand over three more. With the help of these helicopters, the army will work out the issues of combat use and train instructors. Already in 2022-23. a sharp increase in production rates is expected - for the implementation of a full-fledged rearmament.

    Air defense plans

    The process of rearming the air and missile defense forces as part of the Aerospace Forces continues. The other day, the Ministry of Defense revealed the details of updating the material part last year and announced plans for the new 2021st. So, in 2020, the Aerospace Forces received and distributed between the units four regimental sets of S-400 air defense systems, as well as 24 Pantsir-S1 missile and gun systems. The first air defense system of the new type S-350 was handed over to the training center.

    This year, the first regiment re-equipped with the S-350 Vityaz system will take up combat duty. In the coming years, a similar modernization of a number of parts is planned. It is argued that the receipt of S-350 products will significantly increase the potential of air defense for several types of targets.

    The production of the S-400 Triumph systems will continue. Industry will hand over two regimental kits this year. With their help, the obsolete type of air defense system will be replaced.

    Acceptance of 18 Pantsir-S1 air defense missile systems is scheduled for 2021. In parallel with their production, the development of the updated Pantsir-SM complex continues. Perhaps this year the first order for the supply of such equipment will appear. It is curious that Pantsir-SM can be used not only in the VKS. Earlier it was reported about the development of its modification for the ground forces - such an air defense missile system can work as part of a military air defense system and cover air defense systems of other types.

    At the end of November, it became known about the imminent completion of work on the promising S-500 Prometey air defense system; this will happen in 2021. In addition, it was reported about the launch of serial production of such equipment by the end of 2020. Whether it was possible to fulfill the designated plans is unknown.

    Plans and opportunities

    According to the plans of the Ministry of Defense, this year the Aerospace Forces should receive more than a hundred new and modernized aircraft and helicopters, as well as a large number of equipment for the air defense and missile defense forces. Such deliveries will expand the combat capabilities of individual units of the Air Force and air defense-missile defense, as well as increase the share of modern models - which will also affect the overall combat capability of the armed forces.

    Unfortunately, not everything is going smoothly, and the production of weapons and equipment faces various problems. There are objective factors and negative coincidences of circumstances that prevent the rapid and full implementation of all plans. So, the production schedule for Su-57 fighters was negatively affected by the accident at the end of 2019, and the pace of construction of the Il-76MD-90A still does not allow for a complete re-equipment of military transport aircraft within a reasonable time frame.

    However, the interaction of the defense industry, represented by the mass of enterprises and the Ministry of Defense, leads to obvious positive consequences for the aerospace forces. State armaments program 2011-2020 for the VKS ended in success. The share of modern models has been brought to 75%, and now it becomes possible to reduce the rate of rearmament. This will reduce costs, but at the same time maintain and systematically build up combat effectiveness, taking into account new threats and challenges.

    Thus, the processes of modernization of the videoconferencing continue and give the desired results. It follows from the well-known plans of the Ministry of Defense that the new 2021 will continue this trend and have a positive effect on the general state of the Aerospace Forces - and with them on all the armed forces.
    miketheterrible
    miketheterrible

    Posts : 6029
    Points : 6007
    Join date : 2016-11-06

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  miketheterrible Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:07 pm

    I heard they plan to order more Su-57 along with current 78 order.
    Isos
    Isos

    Posts : 7659
    Points : 7641
    Join date : 2015-11-06

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  Isos Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:54 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:I heard they plan to order more Su-57 along with current 78 order.

    That's what they said. They are for sure happy with the jet that is much better than su-35/30. They will just change their plans of buying all 3 for only su-57 and S-70.

    150 su-30 and 150 su-35 is enough as 4th generation fighters. Then just buy su-57 and future light mig if they make it.

    They will also put more on drones that are not that cheap either.

    miketheterrible
    miketheterrible

    Posts : 6029
    Points : 6007
    Join date : 2016-11-06

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  miketheterrible Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:21 pm

    Isos wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:I heard they plan to order more Su-57 along with current 78 order.

    That's what they said. They are for sure happy with the jet that is much better than su-35/30. They will just change their plans of buying all 3 for only su-57 and S-70.

    150 su-30 and 150 su-35 is enough as 4th generation fighters. Then just buy su-57 and future light mig if they make it.

    They will also put more on drones that are not that cheap either.


    That makes the most sense imo. Let MiG fill the cheaper line of fighters while Su-57 cover the heavy fighters. Since Su-57 isn't twin seater, I still see the need for Su-30 but mostly for navy.
    GarryB
    GarryB

    Posts : 29944
    Points : 30470
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  GarryB Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:17 am

    They don't need an all stealth fleet so keeping Su-30s and Su-35s will save money on operational costs and of course MiG-35s will be cheaper to operate too and if the task is chasing down cruise missiles and enemy drones then the MiG would be fine, whereas the Su-57 would be overkill.... the Su-57s could hunt for aircraft launching drones and cruise missiles.
    Kiko
    Kiko

    Posts : 718
    Points : 734
    Join date : 2020-11-11
    Age : 72
    Location : Brasilia

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  Kiko Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:19 pm

    Serial Su-57, Yak-152, and new helicopters - what military innovations will Russian aviation receive in 2021
    Denis Ilyin 15 January 2021

    In the coming 2021, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will receive 4.7 thousand units of military equipment. In addition to the repaired vehicles, the military will receive new models of ground equipment, artillery, and aviation. The level of equipping combat units with new weapons will reach 71% by the beginning of 2022, TASS reports. We have collected the most interesting samples of aviation innovations that will form the basis of Russia's defense capability.

    Aircraft


    This year, the Aerospace Forces and naval aviation of the Navy will be replenished with new aircraft and helicopters. Thus, the strategic missile carrier Tu-160M ​​is being prepared for state tests, after which the upgraded vehicle will go into service. The updated aircraft will receive a new on-board radar, and an aerobatic complex with laser gyroscopes. The weapons control system will expand the range of used ammunition, and increase the accuracy and range of fire. The aircraft will be protected by an electronic warfare system.

    The long-awaited fifth-generation aircraft, the Su-57, will join the fighter aviation. The delivery of four vehicles is planned, which will complement the first Su-57, which entered service at the end of 2020. By 2028, it is planned to transfer 76 fifth-generation fighters for the needs of the Aerospace Forces.

    It is also planned to conclude a contract between the United Aircraft Corporation (under the control of Rostec State Corporation) and the Ministry of Defense for the production of modernized Su-34M bombers.


    Last year, the first information appeared about the preparations for serial production of the Su-34M, which started before the signing of the agreement. The modification, created as part of the Sych ROC, involves the installation of new suspended containers with electronic equipment - UKR-RT, UKR-RL, and UKR-OE. According to the general director of the UAC, the modernization will double the combat capabilities of the vehicle.

    The parade of aviation innovations will be completed by the Yak-152 trainer aircraft, which will be part of the Yak-130 combat training complex. The two-seater monoplane received a 12-cylinder RED A03T V12 diesel engine with a takeoff power of 500 hp. TCB is intended for initial flight training.

    Helicopters

    In the first half of 2021, serial production of the upgraded Mi-26T2V military transport helicopter is planned, which remains the largest helicopter in its class. The novelty will receive new electronics, including the NPK-90-2 avionics complex. The system will facilitate piloting in the daytime and in the dark, and the approach and flight along the paved route will be able to proceed automatically. For the defense of the helicopter, the Vitebsk system was installed, which prevents the guidance of missiles with IR and radar seeker.

    Army aviation may receive 10 Mi-8AMTSh-VN transport and combat helicopters. Flying BMD received VK-2500-003 engines with new rotors, which allows it to operate at high altitudes and in hot climates. New sighting and navigation equipment allows you to work in the dark and difficult weather conditions. The armament of the helicopter is represented by cannons in overhead containers, machine guns, anti-tank and unguided rockets. The cockpit and important units are protected from the return fire of small arms by titanium and armide armor.

    In addition, PJSC Rovertol has started serial production of the Mi-28NM attack helicopter, the development of which began in 2009. The upgraded helicopter features new engines and a redundant control system that allows two crew members to control the vehicle. "Night Hunter" received an overhead radar H025, and a complex of weapons with a light multipurpose guided missile. Since 2019, the car has been tested in Syria, which are considered successful. It is planned to produce 98 Mi-28NM helicopters by 2027.

    https://naukatehnika.com/serijnyij-su-57,-yak-152,-i-novyie-vertolyotyi-%E2%80%93-kakie-voennyie-novinki-poluchit-rossijskaya-aviacziya-v-2021-godu.html?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    GarryB and LMFS like this post

    JohninMK
    JohninMK

    Posts : 8971
    Points : 9068
    Join date : 2015-06-16
    Location : England

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  JohninMK Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:10 pm

    A side benefit for the VKS of US ships in the Black Sea is that they present an excellent potential exercise target. So, it seems, according to Romanian sources, they did just that a couple of days ago using the good old USS Donald Duck, sorry Cook as a target.

    Whether the attack profile was a 'real' one or a 'red herring' one is unknown of course Smile

    It is also not known whether both sides thanked each other for the unscheduled training opportunity. Laughing

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 EsfGgFQXcAAM3p4?format=jpg&name=small
    Isos
    Isos

    Posts : 7659
    Points : 7641
    Join date : 2015-11-06

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  Isos Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:29 pm

    They for sure had a tu-214R airborne to listen to their radar/radio/datalink with Washington.

    George1
    George1

    Posts : 16356
    Points : 16857
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  George1 Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:47 pm

    Pilot training for the Aviadarts competition in the south of Russia

    Gomig-21, Hole and Finty like this post

    Hole
    Hole

    Posts : 4306
    Points : 4298
    Join date : 2018-03-24
    Age : 45
    Location : Merkelland

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  Hole Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:56 am

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Esljxs10
    New exercise target for the VKS and Navy.

    Finty likes this post

    JohninMK
    JohninMK

    Posts : 8971
    Points : 9068
    Join date : 2015-06-16
    Location : England

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  JohninMK Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:07 pm

    Hole wrote:
    New exercise target for the VKS and Navy.

    No money in the budget for paint due to lack of profit available for politicians pockets, sorry election funds.
    LMFS
    LMFS

    Posts : 3828
    Points : 3830
    Join date : 2018-03-03

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  LMFS Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:13 pm

    The title is misleading, the article is rather a summary of the deliveries to VKS in general:

    UAC prepares capacity to increase the rate of serial production of the Su-57

    The first fighter of the fifth generation Su-57 was manufactured and transferred to the Ministry of Defense under a state contract for the supply of 76 aircraft

    MOSCOW, January 29. / TASS /. The United Aircraft Corporation (part of Rostec) is expanding capacities for the production of the Su-57 fifth-generation multifunctional fighter. The corporation told reporters about it.

    "The first serial multifunctional fifth-generation fighter Su-57 was manufactured and handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense under a state contract for the supply of 76 aircraft. <...> At the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant named after Yu. A. Gagarin - a branch of the Sukhoi company - work continues on the preparation and deployment of serial production. From 2021 it is planned to increase the rate of construction of aircraft of this type, "- said in the message .

    According to the UAC, its enterprises have fulfilled their obligations to fulfill the state defense order in 2020. "Three serial heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A have been manufactured and handed over to the customer. At the Ulyanovsk enterprise Aviastar-SP, which is part of the UAC transport aviation division, it is planned to increase the rate of serial production of aircraft in 2021," the company said. According to the corporation, today one of the new Il-76MD-90A has been named after its creator, Honored Aircraft Designer Genrikh Novozhilov.

    “This year one of the priorities is to master the technology of serial production and achieve stable rates of serial production of two new aircraft in the military and transport segments of our business. a stable rate of serial production in accordance with the schedule ", - the words of the General Director Yury Slyusar quoted in the corporation.

    According to him, the corporation in Ulyanovsk is also reaching stable rates of mass production. At the same time, he is engaged in the modernization of the fleet of military transport aviation and the creation of a new Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft. The contract for their supply was signed at the end of the year.

    Fighter aircraft

    According to the UAC, in 2020 two large long-term contracts for the supply of multipurpose Su-35S fighters and Su-34 fighter-bombers in the interests of the Russian Aerospace Forces were completed. Obligations for the modernization of the MiG-29 and MiG-31 combat aircraft were also fulfilled. Work continues on the program to create a light 4 ++ generation MiG-35 fighter and to market it.

    In 2020, the deeply modernized Tu-160 with a new engine made its first flight. "In the future, the UAC will focus on the most important tasks of reproduction of the new deeply modernized strategic bombers Tu-160 at the SP Gorbunov KAZ," the corporation said.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/10579987

    kvs likes this post


    Sponsored content

    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2 - Page 21 Empty Re: VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:35 pm