franco wrote:MOSCOW, July 10-RIA Novosti. Russia has doubled the production of Su-34 and Su-35 fighter jets for the needs of the special operation in Ukraine, Rostec's First Deputy General Director Vladimir Artyakov said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV channel on Monday.
"Aviation is also our sector, and in some areas we have also doubled the number of combat aircraft that we issue to the Ministry of Defense. These are Su-30s, Su-34s, Su-35s - they are very effective on the line of contact and significantly help us carry out our special military operation," he said.
Of course, it is necessary, and not only to replace the losses in Ukraine, but also to form a new Military District in Leningrad to oppose the stupid Finns who have had no better idea than to join NATO to ruin their country.
IF you notice, the new Su-34 and Su-35 since last year were wearing blue tail numbers, indicating that they are for new regiments
Then we would have:
- A new Bomber Regiment with Su-34 in the Leningrad region (probably Siversky, former base of the 67th Bomber Regiment)
- A new Fighter Regiment with at least one squadron of Su-35s, perhaps accompanied by Su-27SM which are in reserve at Besovets and Khotilovo
(perhaps in Gromovo region of Leningrad, former base of the 180th Fighter Regiment)
-A new Naval Assault Regiment for the Northern Fleet with Su-30SM2 (probably based at Severomorsk-3, while shipborne aircraft move to Severomorsk-1)
- Also, a new Helicopter unit will probably be needed to complete the Moscow and Leningrad Military Districts since in the current Western Military District there are only 3 Helicopter units to split between the two new Military Districts. For this, the production of the Ka-52M and Mi-28NM will probably go at a good pace.
- And of course a new Mixed Transport Regiment is needed for the Moscow Military District, probably based at the remodeled Voronezh airport, which will receive half of the aircraft of the actual 33rd OTSAP from Levashovo.
So it is likely that by the end of the year or during the next year we will see all these new units emerge, at least 5 new tactical regiments in the VKS
Mir wrote:Maybe they will get the Il-476(90) production up to spec. They should also have a substantial number of the IL-76 in reserve/mothballed?
The Ulyanovsk regiment was formed in 2017 from a squadron with Il-76MDs loaned from other regiments that later have been returned to their bases of origin
As of today, it has already received 14 Il-76MD-90A and will continue to receive at least until completing two squadrons this is 18
The Ivanovo regiment started with a dozen repaired Il-76Ms, they are all that remained in reserve, being completed with Il-76MD-M
Most likely, the new regiment in Tambov will also start with a squadron of Il-76MDs loaned from other regiments and then new Il-76MD-90As and even Il-78M-90As will be received in the coming years.
27 Il-76MD-90A were contracted, which gives for 3 squadrons
10 Il-78M-90A were also hired, which gives a squadron of 9 plus 1 for training
Most likely, of these 4 squadrons contracted in total, 2 squadrons of Il-76MD-90A will be for Ulyanovsk, and for Tambov it may be one squadron of Il-76MD-90A and one of Il-78M-90A.
I am inclined to think that the structure will be 2 squadrons of Il.76MD-90A in each regiment and the third squadron may be Il-78M-90A in some cases and An-124 in other cases.