Flight of first serial Su-27 took place 30 years ago .
Flight of first serial Su-27 took place 30 years ago .
There is a DRDO document with the same layout on their Super 30 avionics integration rig.
Cool research Teer. *thumbsup*
If one were to shoot an R-27R/AE (AA-10 'Alamo') from either a MiG-29 or Su-27, would the shooting aircraft have to stay on target until impact? Sorry if this seems like an inane question, but finding a Russian pilot to ask is tough, where I am.
I've yet to find a source confirming that active version of r27 went into production. So far, i'd say evidence suggests AE version never left the drawing board/testing grounds.
Excess consumption of R-73 can initiate engine damage, control systems failure, and structural integrity collapse.
Any reports in the Russian press regarding the Sukhoi upgrade with India?
Here is another interesting image. This is the new Sukhoi 30 EW fit. The picture is from DARE (DRDO) exhibit at Aero India 2011.
Now it could be they are developing something new locally or going with what exists already, in which case these are Russian jammers - SAP 14, SAP518
See ARES BLOG AWST: http://sitelife.aviationweek.com/ver...338a9.Full.jpg
http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-Su-35S-Flanker.htmlThe SAP 14 has already been exported, according to a Knirti brochure. The brochure shows the pod fitted to what it describes as an Su-30MKI (pictured below). The aircraft, side number 02, is believed to have been involved in the Su-30MKI development for India, suggesting that the SAP 14 may have at least been on offer.
The heavyweight high power KNIRTI SAP-14 Support Jammer ECM pod is a Russian analogue to the US ALQ-99E pod carried on the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler. It was developed for Flanker family aircraft and is carried on a large centreline pylon. To date little has been disclosed about this design, but it has been observed on the Su-30MK Flanker G/H and Su-34 Fullback. It operates between 1 GHz and 4 GHz (© 2009 Vitaliy V. Kuzmin).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_spectrum#IEEE_USThe KNIRTI SAP-518 ECM pod is a new technology replacement for the established L005 Sorbstiya series wingtip ECM pods. It operates between 5 GHz and 18 GHz (© 2009 Vitaliy V. Kuzmin).
1-18 Ghz covers the bulk of most deployed military surveillance, fire control radars and seekers as well. Those large apertures suggest high ERP and coverage.
Any ideas? Has KNIRTI released anything in the press?
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what do you guys make of this?
Sincere apologies if its been discussed already. Does this mean that they are looking to more survivable methods like missiles and UCAVs or is it a ruse?
Thanks for your patience.
Sounds like Rogozin thinking out loud more than anything else, so I'd be wary of assigning too much importance to the statement. Generally, taking such comments by Russian officials at face value without corroborating evidence is not advisable, industry sources have a better track record but even there you have to be careful about agendas and turf wars.
Best to adopt a wait and see attitude.
Lets do debate this!
Never mind what the Russian MoD and millitary says at this point.
Now, do Russia really need a new super expensive strategic bomber?
Cant they build a few more Tu-160 and do a deep upgrade on the remaining fleet, like more efficiant and reliable engines, and cram in all the latest comunication and EW gear for a starter??
I'll bet the Russians feel that relinquishing their strategic bomber fleet is a sign of their declining military capability. They, themselves, may see it as a sign of weakness to the rest of the world. Does any nation really "need" a manned strategic bomber force? I would like to say 'no' to that question, but the world is not that kind of place. What kind of strategic capability does the Su-34 offer? I am not trying to say that it can compare to the Tu-22, Tu-160, or Tu-95/142 in capacity, but may offer strategic capability without the price.
Well if they have concluded that a long range bomber is the best platform for launching lots of advanced cruise missiles or stand off weapons, then a new platform is not what is needed is it?
If they are planning to decommission all their strategic ALCMs when the Rocket carriers reach EOL then perhaps a new bomber is not needed anymore. What a shame, we have not even seen those Kh-101/102 in good measure. Who will drop the FOAB now?Russia probably does not need the PAK-DA long-range manned bomber destined to replace the Tupolev Tu-160 and Tu-95 aircraft in service, according to deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin.
On the other, it makes me wonder if they are planning something else. A true interplanetary multirole craft that can bomb, fight, and transport? :diablo:
If the Tu-160 get upgraded, they could last well into 2020.
An huge bomber, stealth or no stealth. Its true what Rogozin says.
Any Heavy bomber at that stage/time will see its effective role sink.
This due to more network and sat obs, AWACS platforms out of this world.
But one thing the VVS need.
And that is to re-work their current assets like Tu-22M3 and T-160 into a more convential role as well, with the ability to carry other stuff then those massive clubs..
Interesting fact on the Su-30MKM: they have been flying with their MAWS and LWR sensors installed since at least early 2010 - previously blank covers were fitted in the corresponding appertures.
but creating such dense mobile airdefense network in third world with sufficient train crews. not possible."Look at the level of development of anti-aircraft and anti-missile defences: all these planes will never get near their targets," he added.
UCAV cannot replace manned bomber. UCAV neither has the engine power for radar/electronics nor the supersonic lunch speeds for missiles.
Kazakhstan showing serious interest in MiG-29M2.
Interesting, I would expect such a big country to be interested in Flanker derivatives.Kazakhstan showing serious interest in MiG-29M2.
The LWRs possibly - but the MAWS sensors were almost certainly absent. Their lenses are not flush with the housing, whereas the previous blank was. Besides, why would they suddenly start flying without covers in situations (airshows etc.) where the lenses were formerly considered worth protecting?
EDIT: Note the back seater in the second photo apparently wearing TopSight-E!
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Something interesting. The D-18 series 5, made by Motor-Sich, will be 60% Russian in origin.
Cool pics. Probably somewhere south in North-Kaucasus region.
One of the pics could have fooled me, looks to be in the Grand Canyon.
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