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  • Austin
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    • Oct 2003
    • 6473

    Originally posted by niksi View Post
    @Austin



    This would be huge if true? Are they fielded or what?
    Likely lost in translation , he would mean likely to be deployed during gpv 2025
    "A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"

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    • Nicolas10
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      • May 2005
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      Why would you drop 1 Kab500 when you can drop 6?

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      • mfranjic
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        • Feb 2017
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        The first prototype of Russia's new generation Beriev A-100 airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft has completed the first flight on 18. Nov 2017. The aircraft flew from PJSC Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex n.a. G.M. Beriev (ПАО "Таганрогский авиационный научно-технический комплекс им. Г.М. Бериева"), and completed the flight without any issues. During the first flight, the aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft, the performance of avionics and part of the target equipment of the radio engineering complex (RTC) were checked.

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        On the images above: The first Beriev A-100 AWACS aircraft powered by Aviadvigatel PS-90A-76 turbofans

        The Beriev A-100 "Премьер" (изделие PM) is a Russian-built airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft meant as a replacement for the Soviet era designed Beriev A-50 "Шмель" (изделие А) and Beriev A-50U Russian Air Force AWACS aircraft based on the first generation Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane. That new one is based on the improved Il-76MD-90A (Il-476) transport aircraft, first flown in 2012 and powered by four 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. This engine is 20% more powerful than the one used on the existing types of Russian AWACS aircraft: A-50, A-50M and A-50U, and that is D-30KP, twin-shaft, non-afterburning, turbofan engine (fan diameter: 57,3 in / 1.455,0 mm; BPR: 2,36:1; engine architecture: 3F–11HPC2HPT–4LPT), OPR: 19,45:1, each rated at 117,68 kN / 12.000 kgf / 26.455 lbf. The external shape of the A-100 aircraft is similar to A-50 but even more to the Indian A-50EI because of its Aviadvigatel PS-90A-76 turbofans.

        The new Russian AWACS aircraft' main radar array is housed in a rotating dome mounted on two struts above the fuselage. Avionics and configuration of Beriev A-100 will be similar to that of A-50U, but with a new Vega Premier Active Phased Array Radar. The new Vega Premier AESA radar in the dome will have electronic steering in elevation while azimuth is controled by the rotation of the dome. The array will rotate once every 5 seconds, thus improving the radar's ability to track fast moving targets, with a unique antenna system and the latest special equipment that allow new frame quickly to build up the radar field in a given direction. The platform also sports improved avionics system, a glass cockpit and reduced weight that improve the overall flight characteristics of the aircraft. The A-100 will be able to detect and track aircraft, ships and vehicles at long ranges, greater than 400 km / 248,5 mi and perform command and control of the battlespace in an air engagement by directing fighter and attack aircraft strikes. The development of the new aircraft has happened due to the emergence of new classes of targets, including next-generation operational-tactical aircraft. The serial deliveries of Beriev A-100 aircraft to the troops will begin in 2020.

        The work on the creation of the A-100 AWACS aircraft is being carried out by the cooperation of enterprises headed by JSC "Radio Engineering Corporation "Vega" (ОАО "Концерн Радиостроения "ВЕГА") included in the holding of JSC "Ruselectronics" (АО "Российская Электроника") and PJSC TASTC n.a. G. M. Beriev (ПАО "ТАНТК им. Г.М. Бериева").

        The prototype of the Beriev A-100 AWACS aircraft, flying laboratory A-100LL, on which the equipment for the new complex was tested, reportedly flew for the first time on 26. Oct 2016, from OJSC "Aviation Complex named after S.V. Ilyushin" (ОАО "Авиационный комплекс им. С.В. Ильюшина").


        Beriev A-100LL flying labaratory / rotodome missing (Борт № 52*RF-93953, Серийный № 69-05)


        Vega Premier AESA Radar

        The Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C) was developed and manufactured by the PJSC "Beriev Aircraft" (ПАО "Таганрогский авиационный научно-технический комплекс им. Г.М. Бериева") based at Taganrog in the Rostov Region of Russia. It was developed from the llyushin IL-76MD military transport aircraft manufactured by the OJSC "Aviation Complex named after S.V. Ilyushin" (ОАО "Авиационный комплекс им. С.В. Ильюшина") based in Moscow. Beriev aircraft normally carry the Russian designation Be- followed by the number, however, the A-50 aircraft retained the well-known A-designation which Beriev allocated to the original prototype. The aircraft detects and identifies airborne objects, determines their coordinates and flight path data and transfers the information to command posts, but it also acts as a control centre, guiding fighter-interceptors and tactical air force aircraft to combat areas in order to attack ground targets at low altitudes. The role of the Beriev A-50 is comparable to that of the US's E-3 Sentry AEW system developed by Boeing. The first aircraft of that type entered service with the Russian Air Force in 1984. Currently 16 aircraft are operational in the Russian Air Force. The basic model of the aircraft was followed by four variants: A-50M, A-50U, A-50I and A-50EI.

        * A-50M ("Шмель-М") modernized aircraft of AEW&C (ДРЛОиУ - система Дальнего РадиоЛокационного Обнаружения и Управления) on the basis of Ilyushin Il-76MD with an advanced radar system and mid-air refueling capability. Modernization in 2011 was made on 26 aircraft A-50 of the Russian Air Force (ВВС России). The outdated analogue equipment of the A-50 have been replaced with the digital electronics system.

        * A-50U, first announced in 1995, but did not enter testing until 2008, a variant designed and built around the heavy military transport aircraft Ilyushin Il-76MD is an updated Russian variant, a deep modernization of the model A-50M, first shown in 1995. The upgraded A-50Us have extended the aircraft's the service life to 2020. It was created by modernising the element base of airborne radiotechnical complex, thereby reducing the total weight. It is expected that all A-50M aircraft in service will be upgraded to a new version of A-50U. A new radio-technical complex with improved parameters for detecting low-flying and low-notice air targets (including supersonic and helicopters, in the conditions of the REB application) is built using the Intel component base, the mass of equipment was reduced, thereby increasing the fuel supply. All CRT displays were replaced by LCDs. There are rest rooms and a kitchen. The first airplane was transferred to the Air Force on 31. Oct 2011, and on 07. Mar 2017, the fourth modernized aircraft Борт № красный 41*RF-94268, Серийный № 63-05 with its own name "Taganrog".


        Russian Beriev A-50U (Борт № красный 33*RF-50602, Серийный № 41-05) powered by Solovljev D-30KP turbofans

        * A-50I (Phalcon program) is a joint Russian-Israeli version of the Beriev A-50 based on the Ilyushin Il-76TD aircraft, designed for the People's Liberation Army Air Force. The aircraft shoud have received Israeli Aircraft Industries's (IAI) EL/M-205 Phalcon (phased array, L-band, CONformal) AEW phased-array radar with 360 coverage. For various reasons, the project was not carried out and the unequipped airplane was transferred to China, where it was, like and three other frames, completed by AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Industry Company. It received the designation KJ-2000. Four existing aircraft were assembled and are now operated by the 26th Air Division of the PLAAF. The KJ-2000 development program started after the cancellation of the A-50I deal with Israel and Russia in July 2000, due to strong U.S. pressure regarding the Israeli radar that was to be mounted. China then went on to develop a domestic AWACS and the first aircraft made its maiden flight in 2003. The continuity of production of KJ-2000 aircraft based on the airframe of the Russian-made Beriev A-50 and Iyushin Il-76MD was disrupted because of the acquisition of those further Il-76 airframes. The Russian defense exporter Rosoboronexport has imposed a significant price hike on all future Il-76s delivered to China and India despite previous contracts. Both countries were negotiating with Russia regarding this matter as of early 2008. In March 2011, Russia/China negotiations reached a new agreement to move production of Il-76s to Chinese owned companies, and in this way it was expected production can be run smoothly to supply China with new Il-76 airframes, while delivery of D-30KP-2 engine, 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, was not affected by those issues. Instead of production of Il-76 aircraft (China currently operates 20 Il-76 transport and 3 Il-78MP aerial refueling tanker/transport aircraft) and aquisition of the future Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A, China has constructed their own military transport aircraft - Xi'an Y-20. Along with that and according to the Chinese sources, the WS-20 engine, and which design was based on CFM56-7B, twin-shaft, high-bypass 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, engine's 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 (reg. 760) test aircraft since 2014 and was projected to enter production in 2016, predicted for powering Y-20 military transport aircraft. According to those recent news and images, it is perfectly clear that Xi'an Y-20 aircraft is still powered by four Saturn D-30KP-2 turbofans. As a result of the extensive testing of a new Shenyang WS-20 engine, China ordered 224 D-30KP-2 engines from Saturn in July 2016 …


        Chinese XAC KJ-2000 AWACS aircraft powered by Saturn D-30KP-2 turbofans

        * A-50EI is a variant based on Ilyushin Il-76TD aircraft, powered by four Aviadvigatel 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, with Israeli Elta Phalcon AEW radar systems (EL/W-2090), made for the Indian Air Force. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) purchases the aircraft from Ilyushin and TAPC. In September 2010, India unveiled a decision to buy two additional aircraft from IAI. The ELW-2090 is lAI-ELTA's third generation of Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) systems. It excels in wide area persistent air and ground surveillance, employs a powerful command, control & communication system to integrate the data of the onboard sensors; radar, IFF, ESM/ELINT, CSM/COMINT with multiple broadband datalinks. The ELW-2090 features an airborne command & control and network centric warfare operations post. IAF currently operates 3 aircraft of that type.


        Indian Beriev A-50EI (Борт № KW-3551, Серийный № 94-02) powered by Aviadvigatel PS-90A-76 turbofans

        The Beriev A-100 AWACS aircraft is going to be a big step forward in every way in a comparison with the existing aircraft of the same purpose. Regardless of the fact Aviadvigatel PS-90A engine represents a generational step forward in comparison with the Solovljev D-30KP engine and its Saturn designed derivatives, this engine 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 a pretty solid propulsion unit out of it, 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 engine (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, as it has become the venerable and unique Kuznetsov NK-32 powerplant, used for the propulsion of Tu-160 bomber and Tu-144LL Supersonic Flying Laboratory, now deeply modernized and revised, named NK-32-2 (НК-32 серии 02) and aimed for the propulsion of the future Tu-160M and Tu-160M2 aircraft ...

        Mario
        Last edited by mfranjic; 12th March 2018, 09:30.
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        • Marcellogo
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          • Jun 2014
          • 1838

          @ ink
          Seems to me that the CEP is actually proven not to be enough to do the job seeing as the Backfires regularly dump their entire payload on a single target. Imagine if, instead of flying all that way to take out a single target, they could drop single bombs on, say, six different targets but with a much higher likelihood of success.

          The only explanation I can think of that explains the way things are done now is that the Russians are keen to get rid of old stocks of dumb bombs... So, less to do with combat efficiency and pilot safety and more to do with keeping the operation cheap as chips. Not saying there's anything wrong with that, just pointing out that Glonass-guided bombs are also a neat way to get things done and I'm surprised they haven't at least played around/demonstrated/experimented with that as an option.
          Not, in several occasion there is evidence that Backfires were able to drop their load on more than a single target. Scroll back several pages and you would found them
          It occurred quite that a plane of a formation used a part of its load to engage nearby secondary targets, not just the main one.
          Backfires were and are used to engage wide area targets (DYO refineries, industrial facilities, repair plants headquarters, barracks and training camps but probably the most iconic were the kilometer long queues of trucks smuggling oil from ISIS held territory), when they need instead to destroy a single building they used other weapons/planes.
          How said Tu-22 wih SVP-24 were still enough precise to engage point sized targets, so not a such difference exist.
          Kh-500kr and KAB500l they used a lot but for tactical engagement, GLONASS guided ones they used at the beginning from Su-34 operating akin the coalitions planes with Jdams in long range attacks deep inside enemy territories but at the end they seem to have considered that in this kind of missions Kalibr for precision strikes and Backfires for wide area saturation are better options.

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          • Arihant
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            • Apr 2017
            • 440

            The Brahmos-A cruise missile has been test fired for the first time today from a Su-30MKI.the missile was launched over the Balasore ITR. The missile hit its intended target which was 280 kms away in the Bay of Bengal.

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            The range of the Brahmos is being progressively increased from 290 km to 600 km. The 450 km range variant had already been tested. As of now, IAF plans to strengthen 40 Su-30 MKI for Brahmos carriage. 2 aircraft has already been modified by HAL.
            Later there are plans of carrying 3 Brahmos mini per Sukhoi.

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            • Arihant
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              This is said to be the first visual of today's launch. The pilot was Wing Co Prashant Nair of the ASTE.
              Last edited by Arihant; 22nd November 2017, 11:12.

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              • stealthflanker
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                • Sep 2015
                • 1015

                Congratulations for India.

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                • Arihant
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                  • Apr 2017
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                  This launch completes our Supersonic cruise missile triad.

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                  • Austin
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                    • Oct 2003
                    • 6473

                    Good , Pity MKI can just carry one
                    "A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"

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                    • Austin
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                      • Oct 2003
                      • 6473

                      Good Details into Nuclear Weapons Complex in this Interview

                      Yuri Trutnev: the creation of nuclear weapons is a special creation


                      https://ria.ru/interview/20171122/1509304656.html
                      "A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"

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                      • Arihant
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                        • Apr 2017
                        • 440

                        Here's the video of the launch.

                        https://mobile.twitter.com/livefist/...206464/video/1

                        Last edited by Arihant; 22nd November 2017, 14:11.

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                        • TR1
                          TR1
                          http://tiny.cc/tp8kd
                          • Oct 2010
                          • 9818

                          Nice, thanks for the video. Big leap for India.
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                          • Austin
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                            • Oct 2003
                            • 6473

                            RUSSIAN AIRBORNE GUIDED WEAPONS. CURRENT STATE AND THE FUTURE [ pg 72 ]

                            http://dfnc.ru/wp-content/uploads/20...17_-1_Angl.pdf
                            "A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"

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                            • Austin
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                              • Oct 2003
                              • 6473

                              What is the new anti-ship cruise missile X-32?

                              http://dfnc.ru/c106-technika/chto-pr...a-raketa-h-32/
                              "A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"

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                              • stealthflanker
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                                • Sep 2015
                                • 1015

                                KH-32 is basically Kh-22MN. upgraded, prolly new seeker.

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                                • Austin
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                                  • Oct 2003
                                  • 6473

                                  THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE WILL DEVELOP VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT FOR THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER

                                  https://ria.ru/arms/20171123/1509476781.html

                                  BOCHAROV RUCEI (Sochi), Nov 23 - RIA Novosti. The work on creating vertical takeoff aircraft for the aircraft carrier is underway, said Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov.

                                  "Of course, it was logical to assume that during such a time, those models, mean MiG-29, Su-33 - they will morally become obsolete and in 10 years, of course, will require the creation of a new aircraft, such plans are: with shortened takeoff and landing and with vertical take-off, "Borisov told reporters.
                                  "A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"

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                                  • Austin
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                                    • Oct 2003
                                    • 6473

                                    So Airforce LMFS gets morphed into Naval VTOL ?
                                    "A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"

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                                    • haavarla
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Dec 2008
                                      • 6695

                                      This could mean several things. But I think this is BS.
                                      Thanks

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                                      • Deino
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                                        • Jan 2000
                                        • 4224

                                        I thought a new carrier has just abandoned due to budget considerations ...
                                        ...

                                        He was my North, my South, my East and West,
                                        My working week and my Sunday rest,
                                        My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
                                        I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

                                        The stars are not wanted now; put out every one:
                                        Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
                                        Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods:
                                        For nothing now can ever come to any good.
                                        -------------------------------------------------
                                        W.H.Auden (1945)

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                                        • TR1
                                          TR1
                                          http://tiny.cc/tp8kd
                                          • Oct 2010
                                          • 9818

                                          There were no really firm plans for a new carrier to abandon anyways. It has been "we will see in a decades time" for years now.
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