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    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

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    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.

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    Post  George1 Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:47 pm

    Pilot training for the Aviadarts competition in the south of Russia

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    Post  Hole Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:56 am

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    New exercise target for the VKS and Navy.

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    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.
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    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

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    Post  George1 Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:41 pm

    Two Russian Su-27 fighters intercepted a group of French Air Force aircrafts that consisted of a KC-135tanker and two Mirage-2000 fighters over the Black Sea.

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    Post  Hole Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:05 pm

    These evil russians! Harassing a poor ol´ granny. Laughing
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    Post  Isos Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:22 pm

    They were carrying an ELINT pod to track EM signals.

    The area became a zone of interest but they can't do anything against Russia there.
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    Post  miketheterrible Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:59 pm

    Isos wrote:They were carrying an ELINT pod to track EM signals.

    The area became a zone of interest but they can't do anything against Russia there.

    It would be more funny to use much older radar (discontinued, rarely used) as a way to just screw with these jets by pinging them and what not. They would think they are grabbing such great information from their pods but in the end, all they did was get trolled hard.

    Or they may shit their pants thinking they are being locked on. Who knows.
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    Post  Isos Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:39 am

    miketheterrible wrote:
    Isos wrote:They were carrying an ELINT pod to track EM signals.

    The area became a zone of interest but they can't do anything against Russia there.

    It would be more funny to use much older radar (discontinued, rarely used) as a way to just screw with these jets by pinging them and what not.  They would think they are grabbing such great information from their pods but in the end, all they did was get trolled hard.

    Or they may shit their pants thinking they are being locked on.  Who knows.


    They mostly gather postions of AD and time response for the interception by listening to communications which must be not even encrypted.

    Even newest radar work in peace time mode. They use only one frequency (without the ECCM with frequency hoping and what not) at normal power output.

    You can't really gather anything from it. If the radar works in L band you just choose one frequency in that band and the enemy won't learn anything he didn't know.

    So no one realky knows what radar they use because L band on a 2020 radar is the same L band as on a 1970 radar. Processing power can't be known and that is the most important about a radar.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:54 am

    Rostec has started mass production of icing sensors for the latest fighter jets

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    Post  eridan Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:41 pm

    LMFS wrote:

    At the end of the academic year, the average flight time for a crew commander was about 100 hours.


    What is this referring to? Is it the average pilot flight time in 2020? If so, is it pilot overall? Or plane pilot? Or combined average of all aircraft including helicopters?

    If not, is there any source stating annual flight time of combat jet pilots in RuAF from any of the last few years?
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    Post  GarryB Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:27 am

    Isos wrote:
    They mostly gather postions of AD and time response for the interception by listening to communications which must be not even encrypted.

    Even newest radar work in peace time mode. They use only one frequency (without the ECCM with frequency hoping and what not) at normal power output.

    You can't really gather anything from it. If the radar works in L band you just choose one frequency in that band and the enemy won't learn anything he didn't know.

    So no one realky knows what radar they use because L band on a 2020 radar is the same L band as on a 1970 radar. Processing power can't be known and that is the most important about a radar.

    To improve the quality of capture information... ie to trick the Soviets into real emergency intercepts rather than routine escorts they used to use converted bombers which were generally previous generation bombers converted to carry electronic equipment... and added an R to its code... so for instance a B-17 used would be codenamed RB-17 and from a distance it is just a B-17 bomber.

    It used to be enough just to approach the soviet border to gather information but then the Soviets got cagey, so they often had to fly directly at the border and then turn away at the last minute to remain in international airspace... eventually that stopped working to so the started cutting corners where Soviet airspace poked out into international airspace so they would be inside Soviet airspace for a few seconds or minutes. Eventually they just flew into Soviet airspace.

    Quite a lot of western crews were killed doing this and it led to the Soviets being suspicious of all aircraft entering their airspace which resulted in airliners getting shot down... remember most airliners are also used by the US military for various roles too...

    Would be interesting to tot up all the people killed to collect all that information.
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    Post  George1 Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:24 pm

    3 crew dead after catapults accidentally triggered during Tu-22M3 strategic bomber launch in Russia

    https://www.rt.com/russia/518897-tu-22m3-deadly-incident/

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    Post  GarryB Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:43 am

    I am surprised they don't have zero zero ejection seats...

    Ejection during preflight checks is unusual, and the fact that they mention three when it is a four seat aircraft...

    RIP.
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    Post  franco Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:07 pm

    GarryB wrote:I am surprised they don't have zero zero ejection seats...

    Ejection during preflight checks is unusual, and the fact that they mention three when it is a four seat aircraft...

    RIP.

    From another article, the aircraft commanders seat has 2 ejection handles. One allows him to eject the other 3 crew members before using the second to eject himself. Story is a new pilot was being evaluated by the regiment commander and he may have accidentally hit this switch during preflight checks.

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    Post  George1 Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:14 pm

    Day of Fighter Aviation VKS-2021

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    Post  gbu48098 Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:11 pm

    Not sure if this is the right thread but curious why are the Russian pilots fat and generally stocky build?
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    Post  franco Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:45 pm

    gbu48098 wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread but curious why are the Russian pilots fat and generally stocky build?


    Suspect

    Okay... so maybe Russian airplanes are not heated affraid
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    Post  gbu48098 Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:51 pm

    franco wrote:
    gbu48098 wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread but curious why are the Russian pilots fat and generally stocky build?


    Suspect

    Okay... so maybe Russian airplanes are not heated affraid

    I would believe if you said its not Ac'd as joke but for sure they are heated.
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    Post  flamming_python Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:45 pm

    gbu48098 wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread but curious why are the Russian pilots fat and generally stocky build?

    Because they're older. It takes years to train such specialists and years more to gain experience

    Young pilots are just as slim as everyone else.

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    Post  Yugo90 Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:01 pm

    gbu48098 wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread but curious why are the Russian pilots fat and generally stocky build?
    just look at american navy seals and you will be suprised how fat they are 😂
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    Post  gbu48098 Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:10 pm

    flamming_python wrote:
    gbu48098 wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread but curious why are the Russian pilots fat and generally stocky build?

    Because they're older. It takes years to train such specialists and years more to gain experience

    Young pilots are just as slim as everyone else.
    I thought pilots and submariners have strict physicals, so always was a bit puzzled.
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    Post  lancelot Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:39 pm

    gbu48098 wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:
    gbu48098 wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread but curious why are the Russian pilots fat and generally stocky build?

    Because they're older. It takes years to train such specialists and years more to gain experience

    Young pilots are just as slim as everyone else.
    I thought pilots and submariners have strict physicals, so always was a bit puzzled.

    At the time Russia had the MiG-15 they typically chose pilots with a stocky build because it is easier for the blood to reach the brain from the heart if you are shorter, this makes them more resistant to blackouts, and at the time you needed a lot of physical strength to handle the controls. Today with pressure suits that is not a problem anymore.

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