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Thread: RuAF News and Development Thread part 11

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    http://russianplanes.net/images/to101000/100911.jpg.jpg

    Very interesting- the DIRCM equipment has been fitted to at least two Mi-8s.
    Not just for high official use perhaps?
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    http://russianplanes.net/images/to101000/100911.jpg.jpg

    Very interesting- the DIRCM equipment has been fitted to at least two Mi-8s.
    Not just for high official use perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Snufflebug View Post
    The "Ju-87" seems to be flying and it's a 3:4 replica. I had no idea about this aircraft. It's registered as RA-0565C:

    http://spotters.net.ua/file/?id=62547
    Dunno anything about it - but it was at the 'Flying Legends' show held at Monino in 2004.......



    It was listed then as being Ukrainian....????

    It was also at MAKS 2007.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by TR1 View Post
    http://russianplanes.net/images/to101000/100911.jpg.jpg

    Very interesting- the DIRCM equipment has been fitted to at least two Mi-8s.
    Not just for high official use perhaps?
    Interesting.... Mi-8MTV from Ulan Ude - with solid nose, but no starboard sliding door and raised cabin heater.

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    http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20130314/927186429.html

    MOD close to ordering another 50 Yak-130.
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    My Latest Photo:

    Privileged glimpse into the Cockpit of the Russian Airforce's Ilyushin IL76MD at Yelahanka ► http://www.airliners.net/photo/2239434/L/

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    Agreed. Nice paint.

    So what is the external difference between the Il-476 and Il-76?
    I mean bar the new engines ofcource.
    Thanks

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    there may easely be other differences but a quick glance told me the top of the tail has two differences. One is the rudder, which on il76 seems a tiny bit shorter, and on il476 goes all the way to the top. The other is on the leading edge of the vertical stabilizator. the curve of it, for some reason, curves forward in the last 10-20 cm before the top end. That is present on both models. But on il476 the length of that portion of the leading edge seems a bit longer.

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    Both those differences are related, and aren't actually differences at all. It's just the Il-476 on this picture has the horizontal stabiliser set to full down trim (trimming is by moving the horizontal stabiliser in its entirety).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tr...stabiliser.JPG

    But it does have a much nicer *paint job* than either the Y-20 or An-70, I'll give you that
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    Just to nitpick, calling it Il-476 is not really correct. It is Izd.476. But yeah, its correct Il name is pretty long. :P

    The most correct designation for it would be Il-Weweretoolazytodoitproperly


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    Nice Il-476/76MD-90A photos.

    With that light grey colour scheme - are there now "50 Shades of Grey" in the RusAF ??? :diablo:

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    It appears that the wing mounted L-band AESAs have commenced production, GRPZ (ГРПЗ)are Tikhomirov-NIIR's production facility. The advertising placard's caption reads "onboard, multifunction digital interrogator with AESA", so the primary use as IFF is confirmed (sorry it's sideways).

    http://www.aviationunion.ru/Files/Nom_8_GRPZ.jpg

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    I am pretty clueless on the subject, could someone elaborate on the necessity of such an elaborate IFF?
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    I'm not very clear on the subject eighter..
    But the overall point is that the L-Band signal wave travels further than the X-Band Waves. So if they supplement the L-Band signal waves with the main radar, it will enhance the range of IFF prossess. Its important if you travel without AWACS support, but a nice thing to have eighter way.

    Not sure how this work out on the technical level. Cause the L-Band Array is very small in size so... Does it transmit in a Radio wave type of signal or.. ?
    Thanks

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    I suspect the story is much the same as is described here for a similar solution on board Gripen NG:

    http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-ne...s-e-scan-drive

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    I was under the impression the L-bands were supposed to be used primarily to pick up LO targets. ( notice I used 'pick up' and not track).

    Is this not so then ?

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    L-band is widely used for area surveillance for all types of objects, e.g. in shipboard long-range radars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swerve View Post
    L-band is widely used for area surveillance for all types of objects, e.g. in shipboard long-range radars.
    Yes, but the ability to pick up LO objects (wavelength etc) was supposed to be the reason they are added on the craft. Is this now revised to an IFF ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FalconDude View Post
    Yes, but the ability to pick up LO objects (wavelength etc) was supposed to be the reason they are added on the craft. Is this now revised to an IFF ?
    A question I'd also like to know the answer to.
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    Phazotron's conformal AESA begins to take shape:

    http://www.ato.ru/content/phazotron-niirs-new-radars

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR1 View Post
    Looks like it's straight from an episode of thunderbirds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jō Asakura View Post
    Phazotron's conformal AESA begins to take shape:

    http://www.ato.ru/content/phazotron-niirs-new-radars
    So from this reference it looks like they are in a short time going onto 3rd generation Asea technology. How does transmitter size compare to USA technology in asea radars

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    It's difficult to comment on specific die size etc. But all indications are that this is GaN, because GaAs MMIC tech has matured and been refined over the last 15 years and commercially available for at least a decade- hence wouldn't require a Russian government funding programme in collaboration with universities to complete development. Commercial applications of GaAs, namely mobile phones have ensured its relatively cheap availability- GaN RF power transistors currently cost substantially more than a similarly sized GaAs device, and would explain Guskov's emphasis on driving down cost as the quantities of GaN devices increase and its processes evolve, manufacturing cost will tumble narrowing the gap between the two.

    Other indicators are greater efficiency (200km range radar for the Transas UAV), fewer T/R modules are needed as they're optimised for high gain and power, which makes them particularly practical for UAV applications and will shortly debut on USAF UAVs.
    Guskov's claims of a high resolution of 30cm-50cm SAR is certainly indicative of the high power density associated with GaN - it's more than twice the resolution advertised for the RBE2 (GaAs) AESA.

    This is a hugely significant development, if they can get it to production in 5 years the timelines would be broadly comparable to the US and certainly ahead of Europe. Kudos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haavarla View Post
    Just read the Airforces Monthly.
    There were a wopping 24 pages article on Russia Re-Arms.
    Been a loong time since i read an article this outstanding!
    God knows its a long time between a good VVS coverage.

    Anyway, there is an complete list coverage all AB and its structure, ano 2013.
    Awesome!
    There might be some error here nd there, but we get the big picture.

    Just want to point out a little here.

    "By 2020 Russia plans to upgrade its remaining operational airfields.
    Khalino haveing been completed in sept 2012. The infrastructure at Krymsk is being improved as we speak, and Runway upgrade work under way at Akhtubinsk, Chalovskiy and Engels just to name a few. Work is expected to begin at Voronezh earlier this year. Many other as well, but at a later timeframe."

    "The Air Regiment has been replaced by the Air Base(AvB), a term used to describe a military unit(s), not an air base/ airfield.
    Under the original reform plan of 2009, a total of 52 AvB of three different grade were formed, replacing 72 regiments, 14 AvB and 12 separate squadrons or detechments. The plan called for the establishment of three different categories of AvB.
    1st grade was created from the merger of two or more former Air Regiments.
    2nd grade was formed from the assets of atleast one former Air Regiment.
    3rd grade would only have one Squadron attached.

    However, this plan was revised in mid-2010, and all the 3rd grade AvB was axed, thereby reducing the total of AvB to total of 37.

    All Squadrons was then formed into (aviatsionnaya groupa/ AvGr), and subordinated into existing AvB, or relocated into new AvB with the same types of units.
    Each AvGr is made up of one or more Squadrons.

    At the end of 2010 a new revision began. Exsiting AvBs were once again merged to form so-called 'Super-base' which left only the 1st grade AvBs left.
    The st1 grade AvBs that remained, limited to Da(long range aviation), Ta(tactical aviation) and VTA(Transport aviation) units. Each of them now controls a number of AvGrs, some of which are located at seperated Airfields."

    The only 2nd grade AvB remaining is AA(Army aviation) helicopter units.
    I just read that article, and I have to say while decent (though nothing really new), beware of some details.
    There are factual inaccuracies. For example the article says all 9-12 MIG-29s have been withdrawn, but this is clearly false.
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    http://aviaforum.ru/showpost.php?p=1...&postcount=172

    Some nice photos of Hellducks @ Baltimor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by medal64 View Post
    Nose aside, Il-476 is quite the looker. Narrow bodies 4eva!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TR1 View Post
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    Some nice photos of Hellducks @ Baltimor.
    Now that's a name I'm real curious about. "Baltimore" in the anglosphere seems to be derived from old Irish/Gaelic Baile an Tí Mhóir, meaning "place/home/town of the big house". This then went straight into the Irish town of Baltimore, the surname of Baltimore and all the places in North America called Baltimore.

    So why on earth do the Russians nowadays call Voronezh-B Балтимор/Baltimor? Is there any historical reason for this? Was it coined recently, for fun? Or is the name completely unrelated to the Irish and English ones?

    Sorry, I've been bugging this thread with etymology and such several times now but I find it interesting.

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