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  • TR1
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    BSF Su-30s with Kh-29:



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    • TR1
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      Some nice evening photos of Su-35s in the far east:

      http://smitsmitty.livejournal.com/262811.html

















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      • Lt Anderson
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        • Oct 2013
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        I agree, very nice photos. Thanks.

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        • medo
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          • Dec 2010
          • 326

          Nice to see, that ECM pods are now standard equippment for Su-35 like with Su-34. I hope Su-30SM will get them soon too.

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          • haavarla
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            • Dec 2008
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            I think they have.

            Awesome pics TR1!
            Last edited by haavarla; 4th July 2017, 17:33.
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            • TR1
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              The Su-30SMs seen in Syria seemed to have older SAP pods, and by their color there is a strong suspicion they pulled them off the company test stands for earlier export contracts.

              I am still not completely clear on the SMs EW systems in relation to the 35 and 34s.

              Couple of nice res pics by Nikolai Krasnov:

              SM:



              And Su-24MR:

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              • ijozic
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                • May 2014
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                Originally posted by Austin
                They seem to have got some variant of SVP-24 upgrade for Su-33 nothing else beyond that but with Engine production again starting they might do some deep upgrade based on 27SM3 variant.
                They also got the Pastel RWR in an earlier upgrade IIRC.

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                • TR1
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                  Mamma mia! Why would you not post this in full res! From the ultimate **** tease of photo sets:

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                  • TR1
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                    The 100th Su-30SM has flown!
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                    • Kopyo-21
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                      In early 2000s, Su-33s got a small upgade with A737 satellite navigation system, L-150 Pastel radar warning, targeting and control system, and new HUD ILS-31.

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                      • haavarla
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                        • Dec 2008
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                        I might have missed this before, but a Mig-31 with a serious fuel leakage coming in hot:

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DbIbgkkef0
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                        • haavarla
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                          Curious.. i've never paid attentions to the Flare Launchers.. the one on the Spine. Is it recently added? Does anyone know how many flares one Cartridge contain?



                          Never mind, the MKI has the exact same.

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                          • haavarla
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                            Su-35S. The Blue Circles is Flare launchers.
                            But What is the Green and red circle? Exhaust and Air-intake/cooler for APU?
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                            • TR1
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                              http://kuban-spotting.livejournal.com/51568.html

                              Interesting photos, Mi-35M used for desant.

                              http://www.arms-expo.ru/photo/fotore...rtolety-ka-52/

                              Ka-52 @ Aviadarts 2017.

                              http://www.arms-expo.ru/photo/fotore...tolety-mi-28n/

                              And Mi-28.
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                              • mfranjic
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                                Originally posted by TR1 View Post
                                Thanks mfranjic!
                                You are welcome, TR1. I am so glad Youve found it interesing. I regularly read Your very comprehensive and highly interesting posts!

                                The first flight of the upgraded military transport aircraft Ilyushin Il-76MD-M, created on the basis of the serial military transport Il-76MD, took place still on 28. Feb 2016, at the airport of JSC Flight Research Institute named after M. M. Gromov, in the Zhukovsky, where the work on the modernization of this initially aircraft of the Military Transport Aviation (originally built in 1987) was carried out on the technical basis provided by the OJSC "Aviation Complex named after S.V. Ilyushin" (ОАО "Авиационный комплекс им. С.В. Ильюшина").

                                The aircraft in question was Il-76MD (reg. RF-76746, FN 0073479374, MSN 60-04) provided for the conversion by the The Russian Air Force, which was in storage pending repairs since 2009, and went to the base in Zhukovsky at the end of 2014 when the works on its modernization were started.

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                                The first prototype of the modernized heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-M performed its first flight on 14. Jun 2017, as the part of the testing that OJSC "Aviation Complex named after S.V. Ilyushin" (ОАО "Авиационный комплекс им. С.В. Ильюшина") was conducting together with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The flight, which lasted more than six hours, was performed from the JSC Flight Research Institute named after M.M. Gromov, in the Moscow region of Zhukovsky. The aircraft was piloted by a joint crew of the test pilots of the Aviation Complex "S.V. Ilyushin" and the State Flight Test Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation named after V.P. Chkalov.

                                The Ilyushin Il-76MD-M is a project of the modernization of Il-76MD aircraft, developed by the Aviation Complex "S.V. Ilyushin", and in accordance with the tactical and technical assignment approved by the Air and Space Forces of the Russian Defense Ministry in 2011, in order to modernize the fleet of the heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD, as well as Il-78 and Il-78M aerial refuelling tankers, according to the technical documentation provided by the specialists from the JSC "EMZ named after V.M. Myasischev" (ОАО "ЭМЗ им. В.М. Мясищева").

                                A contract for the modernization of the first batch of the military transport aircraft of the Russian Air Force Il-76MD to the Il-76MD-M level was signed between the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the Aviation Complex "S.V. Ilyushin" in August 2013. Due to the strengthening of its main structural elements (glider, chassis), the maximum take-off mass and transport load were increased. The Il-76MD-M retained powerful wing mechanism and a multi-wheeled undercarriage with a highly efficient braking system, which allows take-off and landing on the ground tracks. The aircraft has a sealed cargo cabin and cargo ramp for convenient loading and unloading and parachute landing of personnel and military equipment like the fuel and the containers. In the cargo cabin, it is possible to install three passenger modules, made in the form of standard freight containers. According to the modernization project, a new flight-navigation system ("Kupol-3") was installed, the lighting was replaced, land-transport and household equipment, as well as the defense and radio-communication equipment. In the nose part there is an optico-electronic sighting system which works both in the infrared and the optical range. During the modernization, the process of unification with the perspective military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A and the fuel tanker Il-78M-90A will be taken. The service life of the aircraft will be increased by 15 years, and according to the requirements of the Ministry of Defense, the cost of the upgrading of the Il-76MD aircraft to the Il-76MD-M standard should be only one third of the cost of the new Il-76MD-90A aircraft. Earlier, it was reported that the Ministry of Defense of Russia plans to modernize 41 military transport aircraft Il-76MD to the level of Il-76MD-M. Regarding Il-76MD-90A aircraft; although some of them have already been delivered and operated, it is still simultaneously tested…

                                How it all started ...

                                … in the spring of 2005, the long-awaited program for the modernization of the Ilyushin Il-76 transport fleet finally got its practical implementation. At the plant in Tashkent a set of new PS-90A-76 twin-shaft non-afterburning turbofan engines (fan diameter: 74,8 in / 1.900,0 mm; BPR: 4,6:1; engine architecture: 1F+2LPC–13HPC2HPT–4LPT), OPR: 29,5:1, each rated at 142,20 kN / 14.500 kgf / 31.967 lbf dry was installed on the first Il-76TD aircraft which was upgraded by the proposal of Volga-Dnepr Airlines. A similar power-plant was used on the modernized Il-76MF military transport aircraft with an increased fuselage length and carrying capacity, and that has been tested since 1995. In addition, this type of aircraft was equipped with the new radar surveillance and guidance as the Beriev A-50E/I type delivered to India. However, in addition to the rather expensive program of the re-engining of Il-76 aircraft and its modifications by the fundamentally new PS-90A-76 engines, JSC NPO "Saturn" developed, at their own expense, a new D-30KP-3 "Burlak" engine, the solution with almost the same end result, but at a much lower cost. The JSC NPO Saturns program was primarily aimed at the Russian Air Force and the other operators of the Ilyushin Il-76 and were interested in improving its characteristics. The first launches of the modernized engine at the stand of NPO Saturn took place in early March of 2005 and within a month the first stage of the D-30KP-3 "Burlak" engines test stand was successfully completed.
                                The technical task for the modernization of the D-30KP engine was to increase the thrust of the engine from 12.000 to 13.000 kgf. One of the main advantages of the engine, along with the unification with the serial D-30KU/KP, was the possibility of reengining the Il-76 aircraft with the help of the local technical services, without reworking of the pylons and changing the design of the airframe. Moreover, the modernization of the D-30KP would not require the production of the new engines; it was enough to carry out the major repairs of the existing ones with the simultaneous upgrading to the D-30KP-3 "Burlak" version. At that time, the Russian Air Force was extremely interested in implementing this project. In addition, the D-30KP-3 "Burlak" program was also supported by the commercial Ilyushin Il-76TD operators who could not afford to order new Il-76TD-90VD/SW aircraft. The proposed "Burlak" engine implied new fan with wide chord blades, enhanced acoustic linings, updated thrust reverser, core and low-pressure turbine derived from D-30KP-2 engine, low emission combustor derived from D-30KU-154 engine, electronic engine overspeed unit derived also from D-30KU-154 engine, automatic fuel control system derived from D-30KU/KP engine family, compliance with ICAO Chapter IV (2004) for noise and CAEP 6 (2008) for the emission, fuel consumption improvement, increased range capability, design based on D-30KU/KP engine family heritage, competitive modernization cost thanks to keeping the existing Ilyushin-76 pylon and many other systems, fully retained current operational infrastructure of Il-76, no need to retrain pilots and technicians. The engine have supposed to be delivered since 2013…

                                The development of the D-30KP engine was started by the OJSC "Perm Engine Company" (ОАО "Пермский Моторный Завод"), now JSC "UEC-Aviadvigatel" (АО "ОДК-Авиадвигатель") in 1968, and in 1972 it was put into serial production at a JSC "Rybinsk Motors" (ОАО "Рыбинские моторы"), which later received all the rights to repair it and further improve it. Since 1981, the improved version of the engine, D-30KP-2, twin-shaft non-afterburning turbofan (fan diameter: 57,3 in / 1.455,0 mm; BPR: 2,24:1; engine architecture: 3F–11HPC2HPT–4LPT), OPR: 20,10:1, each rated at 117,68 kN / 12.000 kgf / 26.455 lbf dry, with the increased reliability, retaining of the propulsion characteristics at elevated ambient temperatures, has been manufactured in Rybinsk factory.

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                                Economically more viable re-engining of Il-76MD and Il-78 aircraft with D-30KP-3 "Burlak" twin-shaft non-afterburning turbofan engines (fan diameter: 65,4 in / 1.662,0 mm; BPR: 3,62:1; engine architecture: 1F+1LPC–11HPC2HPT–4LPT), OPR: 17,99:1, each rated at 127,49 kN / 13.000 kgf / 28.660 lbf dry, in the process of the overhaul, would allow not only to support military transport aircraft in combat readiness, but also to provide a significant improvement in flight technical characteristics: increased thrust, reduced fuel consumption, reduced noise, increased resource and reduced emissions.

                                During the work on upgrading the D-30KP engine that was carried out since the late 70's in JSC "Rybinsk Motors", an improved version of the engine, D-30KP-30, was proposed, with a thrust of 137,29 kN / 14.000 kgf / 30.865 lbf, and later on it was planned to create another version, D-30KP-30-17, with a thrust of 166,71 kN / 17.000 kgf / 37.479 lbf. However, the priority, for a number, mainly political, reasons, was given to the project of a new OJSC "Perm Engine Company" D-90A (today known as PS-90A). The works on the JSC "Rybinsk Motors" D-30KP-30 engine, as well as on those Kuznetsovs NK-56 and NK-64 engines, were suspended. Later, in the 1990s, the project of the D-30KP-14-76 engine with a thrust of 137,29 kN / 14.000 kgf / 30.865 lbf was created in Rybinsk, and some of the solutions applied in its design were the basis of the D-30KP-3 Burlak engine. The works on it were conducted by JSC NPO "Saturn" (ПАО "НПО "Сатурн") since mid-2003. JSC NPO "Saturn" was formed by merging the JSC "Rybinsk Motors" (ОАО "Рыбинские моторы") and JSC Lyulka-Saturn (ОАО "А. Люлька-Сатурн") in 2001.

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                                The essence of the modernization of the Burlak engine was in replacing the three-stage low-pressure compressor (fan) with a single-stage wide-chord fan and single-stage LPC and by increasing the bypass ratio from 2,24 to 3,62. The use of the high-efficiency low-noise fan in the combination with increased bypass ratio, using a modified low-emission combustion chamber and special sound-absorbing structures allowed to reduce the specific fuel consumption by 10-11 %, increase the resource by almost twice and ensure that the engine characteristics comply with the ICAO Chapter 4 for noise and emission standards.

                                The low cost of re-engigning of Ilyushin Il-76 offered by JSC NPO "Saturn" was determined by the high degree of unification of the D-30KP-3 "Burlak" engine with the base D-30KP-2engine (up to 75%) and its complete interchangeability when mounted on the wing, without introducing additional changes to the design of the airframe.

                                Although the technical task of the modernization of the D-30KP engine was to increase the engines thrust from 12.000 to 13.000 kgf, the result of bench tests of "Burlak" engine demonstrated this figure was easily exceeded and reached almost 14.000 kgf. With the subsequent refinement, it was the value of thrust that became the norm. This would enable increasing the takeoff weight of the Il-76 aircraft to 195 tons or take-off from the shorter runway, keeping take-off thrust at a higher ambient temperature (up to + 30 C). Specific fuel consumption of the "Burlak" was reduced, compared with the base D-30KP-2 engine, from 0,71 to 0,64 kg/kgf h, which saves up to 18 % of the fuel per hour. This in turn leads to an increase in the range of the flight or increase of the commercial load of the aircraft. By reducing the temperature of the gases in front of the HPT, the service life of the hot part of the engine and the engine as a whole was increased by 40%, the overhaul and assigned resources were significantly increased, and the calendar service life was significantly increased. The aircraft equipped with Saturn D-30KP-3 "Burlak" engines would fully comply with all modern requirements of ICAO for emission of harmful substances and noise level on the terrain, which would allow them to make free air transportation outside Russia after 2006.

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                                ..............NPO Saturn engines D-30KP-3 "Burlak" (left) and D-30KP-2 (right) next to each other on the wing of Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft

                                Estimating the results of those first flight tests of the D-30KP-3 "Burlak" engine, it was noted that there are no defects that would prevent the continuation of the tests. The measured engines characteristics were close to the calculated ones. This indicated a sufficiently high technical level of the "Burlak", first of all its fan, which can be regarded as a kind of breakthrough in the design of such aircrafts engine units. But, in the opinion of the chief designer, it was still necessary to tie the new fan to the serial engine. Till that moment this was done only in the calculations, and now there was a real, "live" binding, and an optimal balance between the capabilities of the new fan and the capabilities of the serial engine was what the constructors were looking for. It was clear that a a basic, workable design, that needed to be improved was created, and a set of further tests were planned to be conducted. The launch of the D-30KP-3 engines series production supposed to have started in the second half of 2007.

                                It is worth noting that, speaking of the financial risks, the head of NPO "Saturn" touched upon a very serious problem. As it was known, the command of the Russian Air Force (namely, the "Burlak" program proposed by NPO "Saturn" was addressed primarily to it) was repeatedly expressing its support to the launch of the modernized Il-76MF military transport aircraft with Aviadvigatel PS-90A-76 engines and the re-engining of the existing fleet of Il-76MD aircraft in the Military Transport Aviation with those engines, and what later has become Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A (project Il-476) aircaft, now in production by CJSC "Aviastar-SP" (АО "Авиастар-СП") in Ulyanovsk. In July 2002, the Russian Ministry of Defense issued a state order for the adaptation of PS-90A engines to the military aircraft of the Russian Air Force, and in December 2003 the PS-90A-76 engine successfully passed state tests.

                                Genuinely, no one can deny the fact that the Aviadvigatel PS-90A-76 engine surpasses the Saturn D-30KP-3 in some respects. Namely, its take-off thrust and cruising thrust were somewhat higher, and the specific fuel consumption was slightly lower. In addition, the PS-90A-76 is a turbofan engine of the next generation in regards to D-30KP engine. Since 1989 it is in serial production at the OJSC "Perm Engine Company" and since then it was the standard powerplant for Il-96, Tu-204 and Tu-214 aircraft.

                                The development of the new generation engine, D-90 (the name PS-90A was used since 1987) was launched in the OJSC "Perm Engine Company", on the basis of the D-70 prototype, in 1979. The first engine was assembled in December 1983, and in 1985 D-90A was selected as the winner of the contest for the engine for the perspective passenger aircraft Il-96 and Tu-204. The first flight test of the PS-90A engines happened in 1987, and in the following year, with the first of these four engines, the prototype of Il-96-300 aircraft, reg. СССР-96000, FN 0101, MSN 01-01, was launched into the air on 28. Sep 1988. Later on it was converted and on 06. Apr 1994 it first flew as the type Il-96M, with the fuselage stretched by 8,6 m compared to the basic model, 20 t bigger MTOM, fitted with the Western-style avionics and powered by four PW2337 twin-shaft turbofans (fan diameter: 78,5 in / 1993,9 mm; BPR: 6,0:1; eng. architecture 1F+4LPC–12HPC2HPT–5LPT), OPR: 27,6:1, rated at 166,94 kN / 17.023 kgf / 37.530 lbf.

                                The first Tupolev Tu-204-300, reg. СССР-64001, FN 1450743164001, MSN 001, powerd by two PS-90As flew on 02. Jan 1989. On 3. Apr 1992, PS-90A engine, the first in Russia, got a certificate type. Regular passenger transportation by Ilyushin Il-96-300 aircraft with four PS-90A engines started in July 1993, and by twin-engined Tupolev Tu-204 aircraft in 1996.

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                                The accumulated experience in the development and operation of PS-90A engine in civil aviation, as well as the tests of its modified version, PS-90A-76, in the air force, on the experimental Il-76MF aircraft (its first flight took place on 1. Aug 1995) was a serious argument in favor of its choice for re-engining of the military transport plane Il-76MD. A set of four engines for the re-engining of one Il-76MD costs about $ 12 M, and taking into account the necessary work to adapt the aircraft to a fundamentally new power plant, the cost of transferring one Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft from the D-30KP to the PS-90A-76 engines was estimated at $ 14-16 M.

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                                ..............Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A aircraft powered by four Aviadvigatel PS-90A-76 turbofans

                                On the other side, the cost of one new D-30KP-3 "Burlak" engine was estimated by NPO Saturn at about $ 1,2 M, and if it is obtained by upgrading the previously released D-30KP-2 in the process of overhaul, about $ 800.000. Thus, the price for the re-engining of one Il-76 with "Burlak" engines can be as low as $ 3,2-4,8 M, an average of 3,5 times less than in the case of the PS-90A-76 engines. To this should be added the fact that a high (up to 75%) degree of unification of the D-30KP-3 "Burlak" and D-30KP-2engines would simplify their integration in the combat units of the Military Transport Aviation, which already has the necessary infrastructure and extensive experience in servicing D -30KP engines…

                                ... if I can be so free to give to myself the right to express a personal attitude ... I have never been a particular fan of the Aviadvigatel PS-90A engine. Regardless of the fact it represents a generational step forward in comparison with the D-30KP engine and its derivatives, including "Burlak" and all those proposed models, D-30KP-30, D-30KP-30-17 and D-30KP-14-76, this engine, by my humble opinion, has never reached the required technological level and maturity neither was ever representing something that could be described as a technical marvel. It was just systematically favored and pushed by the politics. Through the time, the numerous modifications made it a pretty solid propulsion unit, but not nearly what engines: NK-64 three-shaft non-afterburning turbofan engine (fan diameter: 73,2 in / 1.860,0 mm; BPR: 4,10:1; engine architecture: 1F-6IPC=7HPC1HPT=1IPT-3LPT), OPR: 27,60:1, each rated at 156,91 kN / 16.000 kgf / 35.274 lbf and NK-56 three-shaft non-afterburning turbofan engines (fan diameter: 80,7 in / 2.050,0 mm; BPR: 4,90:1; engine architecture: 1F+1LPC-6IPC=7HPC1HPT=1IPT-3LPT), OPR: 25,50:1, each rated at 176,52 kN / 18.000 kgf / 39.683 lbf were supposed to be or could have become, just like the venerable and unique Kuznetsov NK-32 powerplant, used for the propulsion of Tu-160 bomber and Tu-144LL Supersonic Flying Laboratory, and that is currently passing through the process of the modernization, as NK-32.02.

                                The project of D-30KP-3 "Burlak" engine proposed by JSC NPO "Saturn" has never come to life. I have no intention to comment why it was decided to stop the development of "Burlak" engine, but for sure all Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft, Russia intends to modernize, would certainly be quite a different and far more usable and capable aircraft than with the recent engines…

                                On 08. Sep 2015, the holding company HK Dong Fang Energy Co. Ltd and JSC NPO "Saturn" has entered into an agreement of the the joint development and upgrading project of the D-30KP aviation engine, named D-30KP-4, twin-shaft non-afterburning turbofan engine (fan diameter: 65,4 in / 1.662,0 mm; BPR: 3,62:1; engine architecture: 1F+2LPC–11HPC2HPT–4LPT), each rated at 137,29 kN / 14.000 kgf / 30.895 lbf. According to the agreement between the Chinese and the Russian authorities, the serial production of this engine would be established in China.

                                Due to the technical complexity involving the leap from D-30KP-2 to D-30KP-4 engines, it was decided that the development will be divided in two phases:

                                Phase 1: Upgrade D-30KP-2 to D-30KP-3 - take-off thrust increase from 12.000 kgf to 13.000 kgf
                                Phase 2: Upgrade D-30KP-3 to D-30KP-4 - take-off thrust increase from 13.000 kgf to 14.000 kgf

                                All the upgrading process should be carried out based on the existing D-30KP-2 engines during its overhaul session, without altering the engines' original configurations or conducting any major engine dis-assembly.

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                                Along with that and according to the Chinese sources, the AVIC Shenyang Aircraft Corporation WS-20 engine which design was based on
                                CFM56-7B twin-shaft turbofan (fan diameter: 61,0 in / 1.549,4 mm; BPR: (5,1-5,5):1; engine architecture: 1F+3LPC–9HPC1HPT–4LPT), OPR: 32,7:1, engines core, with a thrust range of 117,68 kN / 12.000 kgf / 26.455 lbf to 137,29kN / 14.000 kgf / 30.865lbf, has been flying on an Il-76 test aircraft since 2014 and was projected to enter production in 2016, predicted for powering Xian Y-20 military transport aircraft. Otherwise, the most powerful verson of the CFM56-7B engine is CFM56-7B27, rated 121,43 kN / 12.382 kgf / 27.300 lbf. The WS-20 engine is believed to derive its core from the WS-10A turbofan engine, and which powers the Shenyangs J-11B and J-16 strike fighters.


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                                ....................The WS-20 engine on the inner port side of this Il-76 testbed. The China Flight Test Evaluation (CFTE) has an
                                ................... Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft for high altitude testing of Chinese engines, such as the WS-10 and WS-20


                                According to those recent news and images, it is perfectly clear that Xian Y-20 is powered by four Saturn D-30KP-2 engines. I would personally have much more confidence in this aircraft powered by Saturns D-30KP-3 or D-30-KP-4 engines than by WS-20 engine developed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. I do also wonder if China has been trying to obtain Aviadvigatel PS-90A-76 engines for their Y-20 aircraft. Probably yes...

                                That in what I so strongly believe is that "Burlak" engine is still alive …

                                Mario

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                                • TR1
                                  TR1
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                                  http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2716450.html

                                  Ulan-Ude handed over another 2 Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA to the mil.

                                  https://lenta.ru/news/2017/07/07/india/

                                  They will also be making 60 Ka-226Ts for India, as well as providing kits for the remaining 140 to be built in India. KumAPP will be part of the contract to some degree.

                                  http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2717487.html

                                  And the MOD has ordered 10 Ansat-U from Kazan, to be delivered before the end of this year. Currently the mil operates 40 Ansat-Us.
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                                  • Austin
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                                    Good Post mfranjic
                                    "A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"

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                                    • TR1
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                                      Larger version of a pic posted previously:



                                      Couple of Su-35 pics with interesting payloads:



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                                      • TR1
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                                        Irkut posted some new photos of the Yak-152:









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                                        • sepheronx
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                                          https://vpk.name/news/186312_pervyii...onca_goda.html

                                          There seems to be too much convolution with the MiG-35. First they say all are supposed to get AESA radar. Now just Zhuk-M and the government may get AESA, then this or that. It is getting a bit too much really. Either stick with a plan or not. Why bother with a jet that has a radar that isn't competitive and capable in modern warfare? Just to keep Mikoyan alive?

                                          I think they may get the AESA radar but who knows. I wouldn't see the need for the MiG-35 if it doesn't get what it was supposed to have. They have been working on AESA for many years now, and there has been many achievements and new strives in AESA tech in Russia. So why is Phazotron having such a difficult time?

                                          On that same note, how many N036's been built and flown?
                                          Last edited by sepheronx; 9th July 2017, 23:07.

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