VVS procurment are increasing by the month.
These are interesting times.
While many other AF around the world sees cuts, VVS are target for massive re-armament plans.
Stay tuned for news and updates.
Last edited by haavarla; 29th March 2012 at 15:13.
SM3 will likey be working in group action mode with MIG-31/Su-35.
3 to 4 ton lighter weight with uprated engine, less drag of single seater will give it superior acceleration and altitude for BVR. and we dont know anything about EW suite. Radar is one piece. EW/Communication system is equally important.
Can someone help me with this image of a cockpit? I would like to know which version of Su-27 it belongs to?
It looks like Su-35BM cockpit but it's different: there are no buttons around the MFD and panels are painted black.
Very interesting, where did you find it if I may ask?
Interesting Acatomic. I am a bit stumbled myself. Not to be smartass, but there is no such thing as "Su-35BM". There is however Su-35S. I am willing to bet this is Su-35S, but either it is some earlier configuration (looks to be taken in workshop) or maybe it is cockpit shot of one the serials. I am holding button for the later, as there is lack of "alarm clocks". Also notice the huge screen on right side, i haven't seen than in Su-35S, only in T-50...
And about a million other sources for that news too. The Russian military only has bold claims left to cling on to, everyhting else is dead or dying.
Just ignore the troll folks. Giving the troll the slightest amount of attention is what he wants. Just hit the report button.
On a serious note ...so should it be understood that afterall, MiG-29 and developements are not in GPV 2020 plans for RuAF? Zelin didn't seems to have mentioned anything about the MiG-29/35. If they however will keep the SMTs , wouldn't it be uneconomical to have such a small number of airframes if (presumably ) the other MiG-29 will be retired fairly soon?
Without any upgrades, except the SMT, the legacy MiG-29s are completely outclassed today ...
Any info surfaced about what timeframe the legacy, unmodernized MiGs (29,31) and SUs (27, 24 etc.) will go?
MiG-35 is constantly mentioned as included in the GPV, but no specifics.
SMT would be fine to operate given domestic and large source of spares, even in small numbers.
Legacy 9.13s are still perfectly usefull considering the large numbers of legacy birds on all borders.
Is it? I was under the impression that it isn't given the massive orders for just Sukhois for RuAF the last few years, and Zelin not saying anything about it . I know about the 36-48 MiG-35s speculated , but nothing more.MiG-35 is constantly mentioned as included in the GPV, but no specifics.
Out of curiousity is this GPV 2020 plan public, avalaible for reading somewhere on the net ?
"К сожалению, несмотря на формальное включение в ГПВ-2020 многофункциональных истребителей МиГ-35, до заключения реального контракта на эти машины дело пока не дошло. "
Not sure how certain the order is at this point.
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