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    So is it decided as to what the Su-30SM2 variant will feature in terms of radar and engine? Are other avionics changes planned and any new weapons for integration?

    IAF's Super-30 program will most likely not involve any new builds. Upgrades for existing fleet will be included.
    IDK where the SM2 designation came from, because not even SM1 is official, and the latter is a modernization of existing units, expanded capacity on current electronics + import substitutions (supposedly, THales HUD still around to this day) nothing as extensive as Super-30 is rumored to be.
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      RIP for Ka-52 pilots. Im curious tho on the state of the ejection seat.
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      Happy Victory day btw

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        Let's see some rotary-wing love:

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          Today the first flight of the second pilot aircraft MC-21-300 was held at the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation plant.

          The duration of the flight was 1 hour 7 minutes, it was at an altitude of up to 3000 meters at a speed of 400 km/h.





          https://twitter.com/UAC_Russia/statu...86671657406465
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            Interview with Robert Hierl on the MiG-29 Fulcrum

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFw1iVmY2L8
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              Busy days @ Kubinka:



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                Heard there are 2 kinds of Ka-52. The "Katran" and "Alligator" The difference being wingtip. Wonder if that true

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                  Katran is the naval Ka-52 with folding wings.

                  Engels:



                  Kubinka:



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                    Looking at the disposition of Su-35S, does anyone have any insight on why three of the four active squadrons are based in the far east? One would expect to see more based in the Southern and Western Military districts considering the active deployments to Syria, Ukraine tensions.

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                      Dzemgi Airbase is in close proximity to KnAAZ factory.
                      I think this is why they stood up the forst two Su-35s Sq there.
                      Every system was new and this required lots of debugging the first 3-4 years of (pre)operational service and beyond.
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                        Russia’s New State Armament Programme Implications for the Russian Armed Forces and Military Capabilities to 2027

                        https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/f...y-boulegue.pdf
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                          Indeed, the defence burden for Russia has tended to be higher, on average, than that of the US (with an average of 3.8 per cent of GDP since 1992), China (1.9 per cent), and other large NATO countries such as the UK (2.4 per cent) and Germany (1.4 per cent).28
                          these people haven't done proper research.

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                            Better start 24 hr shifts on that MC-21-300. Iran is going to need them

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                              Interview with Alexander Rubtsov , president of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft About the creation of the new Superjet RRJ75
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                                Hans Kristensen
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                                While US is officially committed to stay in the INF treaty, Adm Davidson, expected nominee to head PACOM, is telling Congress “the absence of the INF treaty would provide additional options" to counter China and others. INF puts US “at a disadvantage,” he claims.


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                                  It is more and more getting clear that US wants to dump INF treaty due to China as it puts US at great disadvantage when dealing with China if it does not have INF compliant GLCM or IRBM or similar ranges.

                                  All the talks of Russian deploying a single INF Cruise Missile etc even though Russia has many options without deploying any INF compliant missile , is just a hog wash nothing else . These official statement confirm the fact the real target is China

                                  Chinese missile arsenal presents strategic problem, says US official

                                  Michael Fabey, Washington, DC - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
                                  16 May 2018

                                  Most of China’s missiles would fail to meet the weapon limits set by the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by the United States and the then-Soviet Union to help counter the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, told US senators on 15 May.

                                  “From a DoD [Department of Defense] perspective, it’s about 85% of Chinese missiles that would be INF non-compliant,” Schriver testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing. “The backbone of their power projection of ballistic and cruise missile would be INF non-compliant.”

                                  China never signed the INF Treaty.
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                                    ^Didn't take long

                                    April 25, 2018 at the Turkish airport of Antalya, the International Air Show Eurasia Airshow begins its work. On the first day of the air show "UAC - commercial aircraft" signed two agreements with Iranian airlines on the SuperJet 100 aircraft. Alexander Rubtsov, president of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, told us about the details of these agreements and the program for creating a new version of the Superjet RRJ75.

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                                      160 new aircraft in 2018.
                                      https://www.independent.ie/world-new...-36917952.html

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                                        Seems a lot but it usually envisage anything they would get from Ka-226 and Yak-152 to Tu-160, new and refurbished...

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                                          ^Yes, but more Su-30SM's, Su-34 and Su-35S are called for, new contracts over several years.
                                          So 160 this year 150 next year 140 next etc etc.

                                          It all stacks up.

                                          And i do not think VKS will get many overhauled Flankers back to service. Rather they will get fresh new one's with higher MOTW and build quality(longer life hour).
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