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    VKS Russian Aerospace Forces: News #2

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    Post  kvs Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:14 pm

    All that research into the crystal structure of metals and heterogeneous materials dynamics has paid off. The 3D printer process itself is what
    gives these metal parts their remarkable properties. You can't get this crystallization behaviour by pouring molten alloys into molds.

    Nobody stops to ask how Russia has developed such 3D printing if it is supposedly so backward and can't keep up with the west.
    From everything that I have seen, Russian metal 3D printing is world leading and not just some variant of what is available in the
    west. If someone can find articles that give details such as the above for western 3D printers, please do so. Maybe I am missing
    something.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:14 pm

    kvs wrote:All that research into the crystal structure of metals and heterogeneous materials dynamics has paid off.  The 3D printer process itself is what
    gives these metal parts their remarkable properties.   You can't get this crystallization behaviour by pouring molten alloys into molds.

    Nobody stops to ask how Russia has developed such 3D printing if it is supposedly so backward and can't keep up with the west.  
    From everything that I have seen, Russian metal 3D printing is world leading and not just some variant of what is available in the
    west.  If someone can find articles that give details such as the above for western 3D printers, please do so.  Maybe I am missing
    something.  

    Some of these innovations are truly eye-watering....I mean 0.3 mm combustion chamber width is incredible, were talking engine chambers with nearly paper thin thickness, or 900 gram engine producing 75 kg's of force at it's prototype stage, and it's finished serial stage producing 150 kg's of force, or 30 fold increase in production speed of airplane parts...now combine that with the developments of Photonic computing, hypersonic engines and fuel, all being manufactured with the low valued Ruble...Shocked
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    Post  max steel Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:57 am

    US Monitoring Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia


    A US surveillance plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia Wednesday, following an issue with the landing gear.

    Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michele Baldanza told Defense News that the plane initially took off from a Russian airfield in Ulan Ude to begin an observation flight, but discovered the landing gear would not fully retract.

    "The crew, in cooperation with the Russian escort crew on-board, terminated the treaty observation mission and diverted to Khabarovsk to drop off the escort crew and to exit Russia using the most direct route possible to facilitate inspection and repair at a US base in Japan," Baldanza said. "Khabarovsk is a frequently utilized Open Skies Airfield, designated by Russia for treaty purposes, but it is not normally a 'point of exit' for treaty missions."

    She added that because the mission was terminated, no imagery was collected during the flight. The aircraft has since left Khabarovsk — located in southeastern Russia, about 77 km from the Chinese border — and transited to Kadena Air Base in Japan to undergo maintenance, and is expected to return to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska once the problem is corrected.

    The aircraft was identified as a Boeing-made OC-135B, in an initial report from the Express newspaper in the UK.

    Concern over the treaty spiked in February, however, when Russia announced plans to add a new digital electro-optical sensor to its Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft used for Open Skies flights. Pentagon officials and lawmakers alike raised the alarm that the new sensors would give Russia an informational edge over what can be gathered by the equipment used by the US.

    According to a US Air Force fact sheet, the plane comes equipped with one vertical and two oblique KS-87E framing cameras for low-altitude photography, and one KA-91C panoramic camera, which scans from side to side to provide a wide sweep for each picture at a height of approximately 35,000 feet. It has a crew of up to 35.
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    Post  Project Canada Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:07 am



    Russian aviation to receive new-generation bombs — developer

    http://tass.ru/en/defense/893233
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    Post  franco Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:13 am

    VORONEZH, August 20 -. RIA Novosti
    More than a hundred units of new and modernized aircraft, including helicopters, "ANSAT" and combat training of the Yak-130, will receive the Air Force Academy in 2016, said on Saturday the chief situated in Voronezh Air Force Academy named after Zhukovsky professor Gagarin, and Lieutenant-General Gennady Zibrov.

    "This year we will get 12 new training helicopters" ANSAT "and two helicopters Ka-226. In addition, 38 helicopters we get to repairing factories that are fully modernized and the timing of their operation are increased. This Mi-24 and Mi-8 different modifications ", - he said.

    This year, the Academy will also receive 7 renovated Tu-134, four AN-26, two AN-72, eight new Yak-130 as well as 30 upgraded L-39 training aircraft.

    "For flight crews is enough of this technique to provide cadets raid" - said Zibrov.

    NOTE: In addition the Academy will accept 3500 new cadets this fall out of 7500 applications.
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    Post  George1 Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:24 pm

    Russia's Latest Innovation Uses GSM Networks to Track Cruise Missiles, Drones

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160901/1044852673/russia-airspace-control-system.html
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    Post  franco Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:46 am

    Reorganization in the 4th Air Army (Southern Command) as another Air Division is formed. The new Division will be known as the 4th and HQ is in Marinovka near Volgograd.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2106870.html
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    Post  Project Canada Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:42 am



    Russia Builds Glide Bomb Virtually Invisible to Radar


    Russia has built a glide aviation bomb unlike any other in the world, online newspaper Svobodnaya Pressa reported citing the General Director of NPO "Basalt" Vladimir Porhachev.

    The new bomb, dubbed “Drill” is virtually invisible to radar and has a range of over 30 kilometers. “It has no engine. When dropped, it acquires its target and zooms in with the help of the GLONASS global positioning system. The cluster charge opens up at an altitude of 250 meters. I hope that the bomb will pass all the tests already before this year is out,” Vladimir Porhachev said. The Drill is 3 meters long, almost half a meter wide and weighs 540 kilograms. The dropping altitudes range from 14 kilometers to just 100 meters. The bomb is equipped with heat-seeking and radar-based elements and is immune to radio-electronic countermeasures.

    Even though the Drill’s effective range of 30-plus kilometers is four times less than that of America’s GBU-39 gliding bomb (110 km), its explosives-per-mass ratio is better.

    The Drill, developed primarily for the T-50 new generation fighter, is a stealth bomb, which means that it will not be detected by infrared-homing antimissiles, even though it will be less invisible on radar. And, finally, it is packed with 15 individually targeted cluster sub-munitions, each weighing about 20 kilograms, which means that it does not fall under the provisions of an international convention banning the use of cluster bombs. Russian sub-munitions are way smarter than their US counterparts because they can find and destroy targets that produce no infrared emissions. Moreover, when dropped on a tank battlefield the Drill’s friend-or-foe identification system will only hit enemy tanks without harming its own. Moreover, the Russian sub-munitions are considerably more destructive than their American versions, with a single cluster capable of taking out up to ten tanks – almost twice as many as America’s AGM-154, the newspaper wrote. The Drill’s cluster charge can also carry bunker-bursting BETA-M elements, all making the Drill a totally unique weapon.

    https://sputniknews.com/russia/20160911/1045189665/russia-bomb-features.html

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    Post  George1 Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:02 pm

    On the reconstruction of the air base in Korenovsk our blog has already reported. On the airfield Korenovsk based reconstituted December 1, 2015 the 55th separate regiment of Army Aviation (formerly the 393rd Sevastopol Air Base Army Aviation) 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Southern Military District.

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    Post  Viktor Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:19 am

    WOW

    Shoigu said the use of the latest in Syria cruise missiles X-101

    "Aircraft Strategic Air Command in a real combat situation for the first time applied the new missiles air-launched X-101 with a range of up to 4.5 thousand kilometers," - he said.
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    Post  VladimirSahin Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:20 am

    Muahaha time to mass produce those missiles Very Happy
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    Post  George1 Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:40 am

    Russian Defense Ministry denies incidents involving Su-27 fighter over Gulf of Finland

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    Post  franco Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:31 pm

    Some photos from the 22nd Fighter regiment based in Uglovaya just outside of Vladivostok. Interesting combination of modern Russian fighters with 3 squadrons, 1 each of Su-35S, Su-30SM and Mig-31BM being formed.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2182442.html
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    Post  franco Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:43 am

    MOSCOW, October 21 -. RIA Novosti Two regimental sets of anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 and six combat vehicles "Carapace-C" taken from the beginning of the year on arms Aerospace Forces, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov.

    "Also for Areospace Forces RF received 4 new and 13 modernized aircraft, 13 new helicopters, 21 radar, more than 15 thousand units of aviation means of destruction," - said Borisov, speaking on a single day of acceptance of military products.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:46 pm

    Huge News! Apparently the Mi-24 flying laboratory for the next gen high-speed helicopter not only reached it's milestone of 400km/h, which was supposed to be the maximum speed, but instead surpassed it! The new helicopter blade design was the key to achieving this, as it succeeded to overcome the "locking" effect of high speed flight, and their going to push the max speed beyond the original goal of 400km/h to 460km/h:


    On the Internet actively discussing information about the speed trials, a flying laboratory, built on the basis of the Mi-24K, which "came" from the Ministry of Defense of Russia. However, it is strange that management of the holding "Russian Helicopters" is silent on this matter.

    Flying Lab demonstrator (LL-A) long-term high-speed helicopter technology (PSV), created with the aim of improving the support system in the framework of the Mi-X3 is gradually fed to the test flights on speed. The first test flight of the helicopter demonstrator has made December 23, 2015

    The main technical feature of the demonstrator helicopter, the project is a new generation of experimental blade main rotor. Experimental blades designed to prevent flutter and overcome the "locking" effect. The design of the carrying system using the results of the latest domestic research in the field of aerodynamics, strength and materials. On-demonstrator helicopter is equipped with two domestic engine VK-2500-01. Maximum take-off weight fast flying laboratory, which is piloted by a pilot, is 11.5 m Developers originally claimed that the helicopter demonstrator will develop a maximum speed of over 400 km / h and cruising make 340 -. 360 km / h. It can be argued with reference to the military (Chief of the 220th Military Colonel Eugene Poluyanova Russian Defense Ministry representative), stated that the milestone reached.

    The program is the creation of long-term Russian helicopter under the CWC project is divided into two stages: the development of machines for the commercial operation of high-speed helicopter and military. The experimental results showed that at the current stage of the helicopter with a high cruising speed (500 km / h) will be a significant cost for the commercial operators. For civil users indicators such as high cruising speed, it turned out to be less significant than the indicator "operating costs". We are working to create a long-term medium-lift helicopter with the speed of about 360 km / h for commercial use, which will incorporate that were worked on the program.

    Officially it announced that for the Russian Ministry of Defense implementation of research work to further improve the speed in horizontal flight up to 460 km / h and above will continue.

    Pilot a helicopter company "Miles" in flight exceeded the barrier of 400 km / h


    Lets see some responses from Werewolf, kvs, Big_Gazza, sepheronx, GarryB.
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    Post  GarryB Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:06 pm

    As that article mentions the key criteria for most commercial users of helos, the key features will be ability to operate from helo pads, to be able to navigate in cities and other odd places, and economics of operation.

    Top speed is not that critical... if speed is so important then you would take a small helo to a nearby airfield and transfer to a fixed wing aircraft and get the speed and range of a fixed wing aircraft to a small airfield near your destination to a small helo to fly directly to where you want to go.

    For the military it would be useful in moving troops slightly faster, but you would not it to be twice as expensive just for an increase in speed.

    Like the Su-25 there is no value in extra speed for some aircraft... some people are fixated with high speed, but all transport and civilian airliners are subsonic at the moment. There have been supersonic transports of people and material but not hugely successful... and very much a niche market.

    In terms of technology this is very interesting and good news for Mil as this technology can presumably be applied to the entire existing helo fleet to increase performance across the board.
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    Post  franco Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:49 am

    According to this article the Steppe Air Base will reopen December 1st with the transfer in of the 266th Attack Regiment which has been at Domna while the Steppe Air Base was completely rebuilt;

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2282281.html
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    Post  George1 Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:07 am

    Russian Aerospace Forces Plan to Repair at Least 4 Arctic Military Airfields

    According to deputy commander and chief of main staff, Russian Aerospace Forces plan to repair at least four military airfields in the Arctic by the end of 2021.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Aerospace Forces plan to repair at least four military airfields in the Arctic by the end of 2021, its deputy commander and chief of main staff said Tuesday. "In the future, priority will be given to airfields in the Arctic zone. By the end of 2021, reconstruction works in Ukrainka, Vorkuta, Tiksi and Anadyr airfields," Lt. Gen. Pavel Kurachenko said.

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/russia/201612201048780558-russian-aerospace-forces/
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    Post  George1 Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:37 am

    VKS Russia as of 31.12.2016 - the view from the West

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    Post  franco Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:02 am

    The website: http://www.easternorbat.com/html/russian_air_force_eng.html
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    Post  George1 Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:35 pm

    Instruments equipment of Su-30SM and Su-34

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2374419.html

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    Post  George1 Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:21 pm

    Russian Defense Ministry plans to stop using Tu-154, Tu-134, Il-62M aircraft

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    http://tass.com/defense/926196
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    Post  GarryB Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:46 pm

    Well that is good news... they will have to accelerate purchasing newer civil aircraft if that is the case...
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    Post  higurashihougi Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:02 pm

    GarryB wrote:There was never any requirement for a smaller cheaper fighter and a large more expensive fighter.

    The MiG-29 replaced the MiG-21 in the point defence short to medium range fighter role, while the Su-27 replaced the MiG-23 longer range patrol fighter interceptor. In many ways it also replaced a lot of the old Sukhoi interceptors like the Su-11 and Su-15.

    The T-72 was a simplified cheaper tank that was easy to make in large numbers with reasonable armour and a good gun.

    There was no equivalent in fighters however... otherwise the MiG would probably have had one engine and have been rather smaller and likely would not have had an IRST.

    Off Topic Actually MiG products usually the type of cheap, operational even in harsh condition, and easy to mass produce; while Su is more expensive, advanced, powerful alternatives.

    For example Su-9 and MiG-21, Su-7 and MiG-19, and Su-27 and MiG-29.

    Su-15 and MiG-23, althought different roles, may be limitedly comparable, as MiG-23 is a multirole and cheap conversion of Su-15 basic design (I think).

    MiG-25/31 is an exceptional example, which belongs to the category of expensive, advanced, and therefore has no Sukhoi alternative.

    In the future I guess there is some MiG-xxx which is the small alternative of Su T-50. Off Topic

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    Post  George1 Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:46 am

    Reconstruction of military aerodromes to continue — commander

    Reconstruction of airports Step, Mozdok, Baltimor and Engels should be completed within 2018-2019

    MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. Military aerodromes and runways in the Amur region, Voronezh, North Ossetia and Saratov region will be reconstructed within next two years, Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev told reporters on Saturday.

    "This year, we are doing design and development works at the Ukrainka aerodrome (the Amur region), and next year repairing of the runway will begin there," he said. "We continue repairing of the aerodromes Step (Transbaikalia), Mozdok (North Ossetia), Baltimor (Voronezh), and the second stage of reconstruction continues in Engels (airbase near Saratov)," he said.

    Reconstruction of all those airports should be completed within 2018-2019, he added.


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