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  • Dr.Snufflebug
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    • Aug 2012
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    Hard to tell with the limited resolution, but it looks like it's covered in RAM, with an F-22-esque blotchy camo to boot. Quite unlike the dark drab one (in primer only, I guess) that was being hauled around in Novosibirsk.

    Likewise, I think the two massive pitot tubes are absent.

    Oh well, the way the ordnance is presented next to it definitely hints of a display setup, so I would wager that the shot is from Putin's visit last week. Does anybody have a TerraServer account? Their imagery tends to get updated about once a week for a given location... Unfortunately the free trial membership is severely restricted.
    Last edited by Dr.Snufflebug; 20th May 2019, 12:51.
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    • halloweene
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      • Jan 2012
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      Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
      Vivid green is great. But tell us, was there a 1965 Chrisler parked aside?
      how smart seb

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      • TR1
        TR1
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        • Oct 2010
        • 9818

        Putin didn't even make use of the Akhtubinsk visit to make a great photo opp. Weak.
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        • Trident
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          • May 2004
          • 3965

          Originally posted by Dr.Snufflebug View Post
          Hard to tell with the limited resolution, but it looks like it's covered in RAM, with an F-22-esque blotchy camo to boot. Quite unlike the dark drab one (in primer only, I guess) that was being hauled around in Novosibirsk.

          Likewise, I think the two massive pitot tubes are absent.

          Oh well, the way the ordnance is presented next to it definitely hints of a display setup, so I would wager that the shot is from Putin's visit last week. Does anybody have a TerraServer account? Their imagery tends to get updated about once a week for a given location... Unfortunately the free trial membership is severely restricted.
          I suspect it's the NAPO airframe, just painted now. There still seems to be the improvised nozzle arrangement (indicating it's not the full-scale mock-up that was leaked earlier) and I don't think the resolution of the image is good enough to conclusively establish whether the air-data booms are present or not.
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          • XB-70
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            • May 2018
            • 350

            Trident - A 'platypus' flat ducted nozzle has proven to be difficult to maintain. It's always been a problem area for the B-2. The Russians are likely using the Okhotnik airframe with the regular 117 nozzle for early flight tests. The mock up shown in the initial leak will just be used for ground tests until they got the flat duct figured out.

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            • panzerfeist1
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              • Feb 2018
              • 396

              Image result for night witches

              I would prefer investments on the PAKDA over the TU-160 if they make a regiment set of them and call it night bombers regiment 588. Nato reporting name is night witch and they are flown by female pilots. If that is not allowed than continue with the Tu-160s
              I thought the fall of western civilization was a tragedy, now I realize it's a comedy.

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              • haavarla
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                • Dec 2008
                • 6695

                https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/05/21...t%3D9999999999

                Looks like Su-35S had the chance again to "Sniff" the F-22 over Alaska. Second time infact. Long range Escort for Bears.
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                • LMFS
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                  • Feb 2018
                  • 519

                  "Helicopters of Russia" started production of 100 helicopters, the Mi-28NM for VKS

                  Delivery of the entire party machinery should be completed by 2027.

                  Russian defense industry enterprises have already started production of a batch of 100 helicopters to be delivered up to 2027. This was reported by Deputy Minister Alexei Krivoruchko in interview to TV channel "Zvezda".
                  "The Supreme commander decided to 2027 to supply the armed forces with 100 cars, the first car put into production," - said Krivoruchko.

                  https://z5h64q92x9.net/proxy_u/ru-en...628-BNUBf.html
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                  • FBW
                    FBW
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                    • Dec 2011
                    • 3295

                    Originally posted by haavarla View Post
                    https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/05/21...t%3D9999999999

                    Looks like Su-35S had the chance again to "Sniff" the F-22 over Alaska. Second time infact. Long range Escort for Bears.
                    Sniff what? They are carrying EFT and its not like they would have to use their radar.

                    Not referring to you, but people (news inc) make too big a deal out of these patrols.

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                    • haavarla
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                      • Dec 2008
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                      Originally posted by FBW View Post

                      Sniff what? They are carrying EFT and its not like they would have to use their radar.

                      Not referring to you, but people (news inc) make too big a deal out of these patrols.
                      Sure. The F-22 could even use its famous LB Lense too.
                      But, a good IR vid recording and slave the Irbis-E to F-22 from perhaps different angles at close range is better than.. wait for it.. Nothing.

                      Could be that these signature reading are stored in some data archive on board, to be toyed with when back to Base.
                      ELINT and Recon is a thing.
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                      • panzerfeist1
                        Rank 6 Registered User
                        • Feb 2018
                        • 396

                        Well atleast the Russians are not like the turks and appear more trustworthy to the US. Lunesberg lenses can help track a stealth target better. Hope Turkey remains as an ally to NATO or does not pull the same BS if they stray away.
                        I thought the fall of western civilization was a tragedy, now I realize it's a comedy.

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                        • FBW
                          FBW
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                          • Dec 2011
                          • 3295

                          Originally posted by haavarla View Post

                          Sure. The F-22 could even use its famous LB Lense too.
                          But, a good IR vid recording and slave the Irbis-E to F-22 from perhaps different angles at close range is better than.. wait for it.. Nothing.

                          Could be that these signature reading are stored in some data archive on board, to be toyed with when back to Base.
                          ELINT and Recon is a thing.
                          I suppose, but realistically both the US and Russia got a treasure trove of Elint data over Syria. Reason why Rivet Joint and Combat Sent were doing racetracks off Syrian coast at times.

                          These flights are more about testing reaction times, radar coverage, and hello still here from one part of the nuclear triad that can actually announce presence.

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                          • LMFS
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                            • Feb 2018
                            • 519

                            The Russian strategic missile forces receive the missiles of the fifth generation of "Avangard" - the commander

                            Strategic Rocket forces (RVSN) take-up complex "Avangard", the infrastructure for the regiment with the arms deployed in the Orenburg region, said commander Sergei Karakayev.
                            "In Yasnenskaya missile connection infrastructure is deployed to staging missile regiment with the complex "Avangard", which will be put on combat duty by the end of 2019",- said S. Karakayev, whose words are cited on Wednesday in the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.
                            He said that Russia managed to create a new missile systems that are already operational strategic missile forces.
                            "We continue to accept the operation put on combat duty stationary and mobile missile complexes of the fifth generation "YARS" and "avant-garde", - said the commander of the strategic missile forces.
                            In February, Russian President Vladimir Putin in the message to the Federal Assembly announced the beginning of serial production of new Russian weapons - missile complex "Avangard" with hypersonic warheads. "This year, as planned, will be held in the first regiment of the strategic missile forces," - said the President.
                            In the same month, the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that "avant-garde" will be on combat duty in December 2019.
                            Leading researcher of the military Academy of the strategic missile forces Vladimir Zakharov in February reported that there is a preparation of personnel, weapons, military and special equipment for the deployment of "avant-gardes" in Dombarovskiy missile division.
                            "Already this year, the RVSN group appears missile system, equipped with cruise planning unit, able to hit the target with hypersonic speed on ballistics and trajectory, passing in the dense layers of the atmosphere", - he said.
                            Zakharov said that when driving towards the goal of a winged block "Avangard" makes controlled maneuvers like side and height, providing the unpredictability of its flight for any missile.
                            It is known that the original combat units of the "avant-garde" will be installed on Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), UR-100N utth. Then their carriers will become the new Intercontinental missile "Sarmat".

                            https://z5h64q92x9.net/proxy_u/ru-en...508662&lang=RU

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                            • LMFS
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                              • Feb 2018
                              • 519

                              Source: Russia collected a second sample of military transport aircraft Il-112V

                              A spokesman said that testing will begin in July - August


                              Specialists of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N. E. Zhukovsky (TSAGI) and the manufacturer VASO has completed Assembly of the second example of the military-transport aircraft Il-112V is designed for the endurance test, which will begin in July-August 2019. On Thursday TASS said a source in the military-industrial complex.
                              "In TSAGI assembled the second Il-112V for the endurance test. Are the final preparatory work, testing will begin in July-August this year", - said the Agency interlocutor. He said that the Institute, he may remain for several years.
                              The first model of the Il-112V is used for flight testing and first took to the air on March 30, having made a regular landing on the airfield of Voronezh aircraft manufacturing company (VASO). According to the source, if no decision about building two more aircraft for flight testing, the second sample in the TSAGI may be brought to fly.
                              The second Il-112V was delivered to Zhukovsky unassembled in December 2018 for the static endurance tests at TSAGI. January 18, Alexey Rogozin, who was then the post of General Director of PJSC "Il", reported that the Assembly of the third and fourth prototypes of light transport aircraft Il-112V to begin in 2019.

                              https://z5h64q92x9.net/proxy_u/ru-en...-i-opk/6463600

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                              • LMFS
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                                • Feb 2018
                                • 519

                                Sources: Russian stealth UAV "Hunter" for the first time rose into the air

                                The plane in the early spring for the first time made full boost and pulled away from the runway of the Novosibirsk aircraft plant, the exact date of the planned first flight is not yet known


                                MOSCOW, may 25. /TASS/. Russian heavy shock UAV "Hunter", executed with application of technology "stealth" at the beginning of spring for the first time rose into the air from the runway of the Novosibirsk aviation plant. Chkalov. This was reported by TASS two sources in the aircraft manufacturing industry, noting that trials are not flying.

                                The "hunter" in early spring for the first time made full boost and pulled away from the runway of the Novosibirsk aircraft plant. The machine rose into the air to a height of several meters, making the so-called jump, then immediately landed", - said one of interlocutors of the Agency.
                                Another industry source said to TASS, that the tests "are not full flight, but only precede it and the need for a final check of the aerodynamics of the car, its handling and the on-Board systems". He added that in a few weeks, a series of "hops" a "Hunter". "With all of the unmanned aircraft, including taxiing, takeoff, set the speed, jump into the air, landing and stopping at the end of the runway, was done "Hunter" offline", - said the source.
                                The sources did not name the exact dates of past tests as well as the date of planned first flight of the "Hunter".
                                In the United aircraft Corporation declined to comment on the TASS provided sources of information.

                                Open data, "Hunter" is made with application of technology "stealth" (reduced radar signature) on the scheme "flying wing", take-off weight of the machine is 20 tons, the drone has a jet engine and can reach speeds in flight up to 1000 km/h. Contract on development of "the Hunter" was signed between the defense Ministry and the company "Dry" in 2011. The first model of this aircraft for ground testing was created in 2014.
                                As previously reported by TASS, in November 2018, a "Hunter" for the first time made a run down the runway of the Novosibirsk avivoca, speeding on the ground up to a speed of 200 km/h. testing of the drone involved a specialized fighter-laboratory su-57, which worked through the on-Board equipment "the Hunter" in flight.

                                https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6470291

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                                • panzerfeist1
                                  Rank 6 Registered User
                                  • Feb 2018
                                  • 396

                                  Good news lmfs now we will have to await the full flight, avionics test(in 3 months i hope they talk about its avionics at the maks airshow) than eventually the weapons test but i hope the time length is not that far for each tests.
                                  I thought the fall of western civilization was a tragedy, now I realize it's a comedy.

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                                  • haavarla
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Dec 2008
                                    • 6695

                                    Originally posted by FBW View Post

                                    I suppose, but realistically both the US and Russia got a treasure trove of Elint data over Syria. Reason why Rivet Joint and Combat Sent were doing racetracks off Syrian coast at times.

                                    These flights are more about testing reaction times, radar coverage, and hello still here from one part of the nuclear triad that can actually announce presence.
                                    You cannot pretend to know what kind of Unit readiness and Sensor system Russia is currently fielding FBW.
                                    IF VKS got say an update on any system, then it is far easier and cheaper to fly out of Uglovoye AirBase(Its in the same Region of KnAAZ Industrial military Complex) Far-East Russia,
                                    send some Su-35S escorts, along their Bomber Mission, they all are in need of Mid-air refueling anyway, but much less than flying southwest all the way towards Syria. Where F-22 are only marginal present.

                                    Then connect with any F-22 that Russia KNOW is based up in Eielson AirBase Alaska. Less Risk involved.
                                    Easy peacy.
                                    Last edited by haavarla; 26th May 2019, 09:32.
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                                    • LMFS
                                      Rank 4 Registered User
                                      • Feb 2018
                                      • 519

                                      Originally posted by panzerfeist1 View Post
                                      Good news lmfs now we will have to await the full flight, avionics test(in 3 months i hope they talk about its avionics at the maks airshow) than eventually the weapons test but i hope the time length is not that far for each tests.
                                      Important is that all the tests like taxing, take off, jumps and brake before end of the runway were reportedly executed on autonomous mode. The avionics are being tested on the Su-57 so those checks are already ongoing

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                                      • haavarla
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Dec 2008
                                        • 6695

                                        Originally posted by LMFS View Post

                                        Important is that all the tests like taxing, take off, jumps and brake before end of the runway were reportedly executed on autonomous mode. The avionics are being tested on the Su-57 so those checks are already ongoing
                                        Didn't the Russian land the Buran Space shuttle unmanned decades ago?
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                                        • LMFS
                                          Rank 4 Registered User
                                          • Feb 2018
                                          • 519

                                          Originally posted by haavarla View Post

                                          Didn't the Russian land the Buran Space shuttle unmanned decades ago?
                                          I meant the automated execution of such tasks is relevant for the program since it means the "brains" of the plane exist and are operational to a certain degree. Automated landing in general is not a breakthrough development though.

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