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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    It is Il-96-300 stretched 10 meters

    More likely the new IL-96-400 will see good weight reduction due to use of more modern electronic components , use of lighter materials internally likely to benefit from SSJ/MS-21 program

    The fact that they are planning to have first flight in 2019 for an aircraft that is flown already in cargo role shows this program will be different in many aspect plus I guess they will have to redo some certification for it.
    That is a similar stretch to what the Il-96M air-frame had, so I wonder if they will reuse that.
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    Tu-160M2 production - Part 1

    By some sources, the resuming of the production of Tupolev Tu-160, supersonic strategic bomber with the variable-sweep wings, designed to engage targets around the globe with nuclear and conventional weapons, in a modernized version - Tu-160M2 and moving to the finalization of a new generation bomber PAK DA at a later date is very actual.

    According to those fully informed, the Tu-160M2 is going to be almost a new plane. The only thing left unchanged is the airframe, and the combat effectiveness of the such a modified aircraft will be 2,5 times higher than that of its predecessor. The new bomber will feature completely new mission systems and other improvements over the existing M variant.
    The aircraft will be powered by the upgraded version of the existing NK-32 three-shaft afterburning turbofan engines, NK-32 series 2 (NK-32.02). The upgraded engine has better endurance characteristics, which adds to the new bomber's range, increasing it by some 1.000 km (621 mi.) as compared with the existing version. The engine features improved performance to make the plane reach stratosphere at an altitude of 18,3 km / 11,3 mi. / 60.000 feet.


    NK-32 three-shaft afterburning turbofan engine

    The new avionics suite is expected to be ready by 2020, subsequently used on the PAK DA next generation strategic bomber. The systems equipping the missile-carrying bomber will include the Novella-NV1-70 phased-array radar, K-042K-1 duel-channel inertial navigation system and ABSU-200-1 autopilot designed specifically for it. The aircraft will boast a sophisticated fire control system to increase the effectiveness of the world’s longest-range cruise missiles – the Kh-101/Kh-102.
    The Tu-160M2 does not feature stealth technology. Its mission is not to penetrate into enemy airspace and deliver its payload. Capable of speeds of over Mach 2,0, the bomber can rapidly take the position to launch long-range standoff cruise missiles. The capability to carry and launch long-range missiles matters much more than the specifications of the aircraft itself.
    The Tu-160M2 will be built by Kazan Aviation Factory, in Kazan, Russia. The first Tu-160M2 is expected to take off by the end of 2018, followed by full-scale production in 2021. VVS RF is likely to purchase 50 Tu-160M2s throughout the life of the program, though it is unclear what the size of an initial order will be.

    More in the following articles. Please, just click on the images …

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    The image above shows VVS RF´s Tu-160, powered by four NK-32 three-shaft afterburning turbofans (fan diameter: 57,3 in / 1.455,0 mm; BPR: 1,45:1; engine architecture: 3F–5IPC=7HPC1HPT=1IPT–2LPT), OPR: 28,2:1, each rated at 137,29 kN / 14.000 kgf / 30.865 lbf dry and 245,17 kN / 25.000 kgf / 55.116 lbf with the afterburner, accompanied by the VVS RF´s Su-30SM, powered by two AL-31FP twin-shaft TVC afterburning turbofans (fan diameter: 35,9 in / 905,0 mm; BPR: 0,57:1; engine architecture: 4F–9HPC1HPT–1LPT), OPR: 23,0:1, each rated at 74,53 kN / 7.600 kgf / 16.755 lbf dry and 122,58 kN / 12.500 kgf / 27.558 lbf with the afterburner, somewhere over Syria …

    Until the end of 2016, the first batch of five upgraded NK-32 series 02 engines went to the Russian Ministry of Defense. After the testing, the new version of the engine will raise Tu-160 bombers to the sky in two versions - M (16 aircraft) and M2. On the basis of the NK-32.02 upgraded engine and the experience drawn from the long-suffering NK-93 three-shaft integral propfan (fan diameter: 114,17 in / 2.900,0 mm; BPR: 16,6:1; engine architecture: 2F]G[–7IPC=8HPC1HPT=1IPT–3LPT), OPR: 37,0:1, rated at 176,52 kN / 18.000 kgf / 39.683 lbf dry, but also by using advanced technologies, materials and a digital design system, and the next generation NK-65 engine (18-30 tf thrust range) has been studied. Even before that, the prority is the NK-23D engine, as a replacement for the Ukrainian made VVS RF´s An-124-100 Ruslan´s powerplant, currently powered by four D-18T series 3 three-shaft turbofans (fan diameter: 91,73 in / 2.330 mm; BPR: 5,6:1; engine architecture: 1F–7IPC=7HPC1HPT=1IPT–4LPT), OPR: 25,0:1, each rated at 229,77 kN / 23.430 kgf / 51.655 lbf dry. The past developments have shown that the engine generated on the basis of the NK-32 series 02 engine will have a maximum take-off thrust of 235,36 kN / 24.000 kgf / 52.910 lbf. On the basis of the NK-32.02 engine´s core, it is also planned to create an engine for the future PAK DA bomber.


    United Engine Corporation projects within the framework of import substitution

    Nice regards to forum members and readers

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    Tu-160M2 production - Part 2

    In the order to renovate a production of NK-32 engines, the (United Engine Corporation) has been implementing a program of re-equipment of production and testing facilities of (JSC ´Kuznetsov´) just to re-engine front-line strategic bombers Tu-160M/M2. In the connection with the issuance of the initial batch of NK-32 series 02 engines in 2016, the plant continues intensive reconstruction of the fixed assets and infrastructure. During the project, the company has been developing a new technologies like large-sized magnesium castings and titanium casting of large-sized shapes. In 2016, the new test benches was put into operation for aircraft engines and another batch of machine tools will be bought. The complex of these measures will improve the quality of products and significantly reduce the time of manufacture of products thus increasing the production volumes. According to the Federal Target Program (FTP), 8 billion rubles was allocated to the program plus the own funds of the United Engine Corporation (UEC) by about the same amount. Total of about 17 billion rubles should be spent up to 2020 on that program.
    In 2015 JSC ´Kuznetsov´ transfered to the Ministry of Defence the first NK-32 series 02 engine, and in 2016 the plant plant released 5 engines intended to equip the strategic bomber Tu-160M, and in the period 2020-2030 several tens of NK-32.02 engines will be delivered to the Russian military...

    A few articles on the development of new NK-32.02 engine...

    Please, just click on the images to read the articles

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    No matter of the engine´s limitations, conditioned by its architecture and the core´s geometry, there are still many opportunities for the engine´s improvements: in its aerodynamics, higher rotational speeds, improved combustors, higher working parameters (temperatures, pressures - FPR, CPR and OPR, TIT, mass flow...), stronger cooling of the thermally most loaded engine´s sections, using of the new sophisticated materials like the CMC (Ceramic Matrix Composites)...

    There is no doubt that the new NK-32.02 engine is thermally and mechanically more loaded engine, in comparison to its predecessor, but thanks to new materials used in its production, it will be at least as durable and reliable as the one before, and at the same time much more efficient. Thrust? I expect it to be noticeably higher. How much? We'll see ...

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    They should make a black TU 160. Anyone good with photoshop, can you make a black one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
    They should make a black TU 160. Anyone good with photoshop, can you make a black one ?
    Take any photo of a Tu-160, then press ctrl-i. Voilá.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR1 View Post
    That is a similar stretch to what the Il-96M air-frame had, so I wonder if they will reuse that.
    The IL-96-400 cargo variant has 10 m extra length , they would use the same airframe they wont tinker with the airframe aerodynamics at this stage , else they would again have to go back to Tsagi to study aerodynamic effect of extra lengthening and all related parameter which will be time consuming affair. The cargo variant has been flying for some time now with extra 10m length so they know well how that works.

    Most of the changes I expect will be internal to it like ,internal weight reduction using new materials experienced gained from other programs , new glass cockpit although retaining the 3 man crew and redesigning the passenger section for better comfort etc , We will have to wait till MAKS 17 to see what comes out.
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    New GDP projections from PWC are out, so it is time for updated military budget projections!

    Using a 67/33 weighted average of MER/PPP GDP projections for 2030 from PWC, coupled with 5yr average of military spending as a proportion of GDP according to SIPRI, if current allocations are maintained we can project the following "effective" military budgets in 2030, in 2016 USD:

    USA: $939bn
    China: $576bn
    India: $293bn
    Russia: $128bn
    UK: $78bn

    Of course there is uncertainty both with respect to the underlying economic projections, and an even greater level of uncertainty regarding future resource allocations (i.e. military spending as a proportion of GDP).

    (Posted here so JSR would see it. Russia is doomed, doomed! )

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    https://lenta.ru/news/2017/02/14/c400/

    Rostech says S-400 production for China has begun.

    https://lenta.ru/news/2017/02/14/t50/

    ODK says first flight of PAK-FA with 2nd stage engines will take place in the 4th quarter of this year.
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    what does 2nd stage engines refer to ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obligatory View Post
    what does 2nd stage engines refer to ?
    Izdeliye 30.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2262734.html

    Began test stand runs in November 2016.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TR1 View Post
    Izdeliye 30.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2262734.html

    Began test stand runs in November 2016.
    awesome ! now i really hope to see good old fashion specs on SC, acc. & top speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rii View Post
    New GDP projections from PWC are out, so it is time for updated military budget projections!
    Any GDP projections based on 15 years projections are pretty much useless ,any thing more than 5 years is hardly predictable. They are simply assuming that we wont face a long time recessionary cycle and that the current trend with Debt based growth is sustainable or there wont be any black swan events. I take all projection from IMF,WB , PWC etc simply as garbage not worth the penny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfranjic View Post
    By some sources, the resuming of the production of Tupolev Tu-160, supersonic strategic bomber with the variable-sweep wings, designed to engage targets around the globe with nuclear and conventional weapons, in a modernized version - Tu-160M2 and moving to the finalization of a new generation bomber PAK DA at a later date is very actual.

    According to those fully informed, the Tu-160M2 is going to be almost a new plane. The only thing left unchanged is the airframe, and the combat effectiveness of the such a modified aircraft will be 2,5 times higher than that of its predecessor. The new bomber will feature completely new mission systems and other improvements over the existing M variant.
    The aircraft will be powered by the upgraded version of the existing NK-32 three-shaft afterburning turbofan engines, NK-32 series 2 (NK-32.02). The upgraded engine has better endurance characteristics, which adds to the new bomber's range, increasing it by some 1.000 km (621 mi.) as compared with the existing version. The engine features improved performance to make the plane reach stratosphere at an altitude of 18,3 km / 11,3 mi. / 60.000 feet.


    NK-32 three-shaft afterburning turbofan engine

    The new avionics suite is expected to be ready by 2020, subsequently used on the PAK DA next generation strategic bomber. The systems equipping the missile-carrying bomber will include the Novella-NV1-70 phased-array radar, K-042K-1 duel-channel inertial navigation system and ABSU-200-1 autopilot designed specifically for it. The aircraft will boast a sophisticated fire control system to increase the effectiveness of the world’s longest-range cruise missiles – the Kh-101/Kh-102.
    The Tu-160M2 does not feature stealth technology. Its mission is not to penetrate into enemy airspace and deliver its payload. Capable of speeds of over Mach 2,0, the bomber can rapidly take the position to launch long-range standoff cruise missiles. The capability to carry and launch long-range missiles matters much more than the specifications of the aircraft itself.
    The Tu-160M2 will be built by Kazan Aviation Factory, in Kazan, Russia. The first Tu-160M2 is expected to take off by the end of 2018, followed by full-scale production in 2021. VVS RF is likely to purchase 50 Tu-160M2s throughout the life of the program, though it is unclear what the size of an initial order will be.

    More in the following articles. Please, just click on the images …

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    video print-screen
    The image above shows VVS RF´s Tu-160, powered by four NK-32 three-shaft afterburning turbofans (fan diameter: 57,3 in / 1.455,0 mm; BPR: 1,45; engine architecture: 3F-5IPC-7HPC^1HPT-1IPT-2LPT), OPR: 28,2, each rated at 137,29 kN / 14.000 kgf / 30.865 lbf dry and 245,17 kN / 25.000 kgf / 55.116 lbf with the afterburner, accompanied by the VVS RF´s Su-30SM, powered by two AL-31FP twin-shaft TVC afterburning turbofans (fan diameter: 35,9 in / 905,0 mm; BPR: 0,57; engine architecture: 4F-9HPC^1HPT-1LPT), OPR: 23,0, each rated at 74,53 kN / 7.600 kgf / 16.755 lbf dry and 122,58 kN / 12.500 kgf / 27.558 lbf with the afterburner, somewhere over Syria …

    Until the end of 2016, the first batch of five upgraded NK-32 series 02 engines went to the Russian Ministry of Defense. After the testing, the new version of the engine will raise Tu-160 bombers to the sky in two versions - M (16 aircraft) and M2. On the basis of the NK-32.02 upgraded engine and the experience drawn from the long-suffering NK-93 three-shaft integral propfan (fan diameter: 114,17 in / 2.900,0 mm; BPR: 16,6; engine architecture: 2F]G[-7IPC-8HPC^1HPT-1IPT-3LPT), OPR: 37,0, rated at 176,52 kN / 18.000 kgf / 39.683 lbf dry, but also by using advanced technologies, materials and a digital design system, and the next generation NK-65 engine (18-30 tf thrust range) has been studied. Even before that, the prority is the NK-23D engine, as a replacement for the Ukrainian made VVS RF´s An-124-100 Ruslan´s powerplant, currently powered by four D-18T series 3 three-shaft turbofans (fan diameter: 91,73 in / 2.330 mm; BPR: 5,6; engine architecture: 1F-7IPC-7HPC^1HPT-1IPT-4LPT), OPR: 25,0, each rated at 229,77 kN / 23.430 kgf / 51.655 lbf dry. The past developments have shown that the engine generated on the basis of the NK-32 series 02 engine will have a maximum take-off thrust of 235,36 kN / 24.000 kgf / 52.910 lbf. On the basis of the NK-32.02 engine´s core, it is also planned to create an engine for the future PAK DA bomber.


    United Engine Corporation projects within the framework of import substitution

    Nice regards to forum members and readers

    Mario
    I dont think the NK-23 and NK-65 will see the light of the Day , The only new funded program for Engines are the PD-35 while the PD-14 base line model is undergoing flight test , Not sure about others based on PD-14 , like PD-14M or PD-10 for SSJ-NG or other PD models

    They wont take the headache of re-engine the AN-124 they will just over haul it for as long its flight worthy and eventually replace it with Heavy Aircraft powerd by Military Variant of PD-35.
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    Interview with Mig Design Bureau Chief

    http://www.aex.ru/m/fdocs/2/2017/2/14/28054/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rii View Post
    New GDP projections from PWC are out, so it is time for updated military budget projections!

    Using a 67/33 weighted average of MER/PPP GDP projections for 2030 from PWC, coupled with 5yr average of military spending as a proportion of GDP according to SIPRI, if current allocations are maintained we can project the following "effective" military budgets in 2030, in 2016 USD:

    USA: $939bn
    China: $576bn
    India: $293bn
    Russia: $128bn
    UK: $78bn

    Of course there is uncertainty both with respect to the underlying economic projections, and an even greater level of uncertainty regarding future resource allocations (i.e. military spending as a proportion of GDP).

    (Posted here so JSR would see it. Russia is doomed, doomed! )
    yes Russia is waiting for India and China to get richer and US to be overpopulated.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-g...sia-1484649046
    China Goes Food Shopping—to Russia

    ‘Everything that can be consumed by a human being in China is something they’re interested in,’ Russian official says
    At some point Russia will introduce more weopons in Middleast. that will good for its exports, training and filling the banks. It is several step ahead in military power the rest can only dream.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Interview with Mig Design Bureau Chief

    http://www.aex.ru/m/fdocs/2/2017/2/14/28054/
    Is there a English pages of this?
    Using Google translation is horrible..
    Thanks

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    Some pics from this year:

    Yak-130 with imitator bomb.


    Czech planes:



    SR-10:

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    Holy cow!!
    Warning! High rated Flanker Porn:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOuboLyGzuA

    Its just so cool to see the FBW with those Verticals rudders flipping in all directions. Gives you an idea about the carefree handling of this jet, which pilots has reported many times about this jet.
    Last edited by haavarla; 15th February 2017 at 21:56.
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    Now this is an Curiosity!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7QS6Gi9mdM

    The guy at 0:29 is Dan Levin, now a Lockheed Martin Test Pilot on the F-35 program.

    He crashed an F-16 Block 60 at Al Ain while rehearsing for a display within 30 seconds after he got airborne
    Last edited by haavarla; 15th February 2017 at 22:44.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haavarla View Post
    Is there a English pages of this?
    Using Google translation is horrible..
    Go download Yandex browser, being russian based they start from the complex and rich language and end with trivial and oversimplified one...

    Here the first part for an example:
    The Asia's largest air show Aero India-2017 begins its work on the basis of Yelahanka in Bengaluru. This year the exhibition will bring together more than 750 companies from 109 countries of the world. Traditionally, large-scale exposition at the Airshow is a key partner of India in sphere military-technical cooperation with Russia. Among the key enterprises of the Russian aviation industry at the Bangalore exhibition — Russian aircraft Corporation "MiG", submitted in January 2017 the latest lightweight multi-role fighter of the 4++ generation MiG-35. The General Director of RAC "MiG" Ilya Tarasenko said in an interview with RIA Novosti correspondent Ivan Suraev about export prospects for the MiG-35, possible creation of its naval version, the actual contracts in sphere military-technical cooperation with India and other foreign countries, as well as on the combat use of carrier-based MiG-29K/KUB aboard the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" on the objects of international terrorists in Syria
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    One of the more interesting posts I have seen lately, a detailed photo-report from the helicopter gearbox and transmission plant in Perm. Looks like they re-equiped with lots of modern manufacturing equipment in recent years:

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2436530.html

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2438502.html

    Another 2 MiG-35 have been ordered for testing.....I am still confused what requires so many test air-frames at this point?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TR1 View Post
    One of the more interesting posts I have seen lately, a detailed photo-report from the helicopter gearbox and transmission plant in Perm. Looks like they re-equiped with lots of modern manufacturing equipment in recent years:

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2436530.html

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2438502.html


    If that is of the Mil Mi 26, that's truly massive!

    For the Mig35, what is the Russian word of concurrency ?
    Last edited by TomcatViP; 17th February 2017 at 06:31.

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    Concurrency would be fine if there was something to test on these aiframes! No indication these two additional testing frames have anything above what has already flown on MiG-29M2 test birds....now if they mounted RD-33MKM, Zhuk-AE, or had airframe modifications, I'd understand.

    And yep, the big ones are the VR-26 the Mi-26, others are the VR-14 main gearbox for Mi-8 and friends.
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    Again news that Indonesian contract for Su-35S might occur in the next few months.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2438892.html
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    Myanmar has received its first Yak-130s:

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2439093.html

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    Anybody has more info on this strange affair?

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    Sure. The Mi-8 crew was clearly out of cigarettes.
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    Helicopter Pilot Landed Helicopter On Road to Ask for Direction From Truck driver In Russia ,Kazakistan
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