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  • haavarla
    started a topic RuAF News and development Thread part 15

    RuAF News and development Thread part 15

    We reached 70 pages and we entered a new year, time for a fresh start.

    Old thread here: http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...Thread-part-14

    Is the latest VVS contract for Su-35S confirmed?

    Perhaps a little status of current units delivered and on contract is due.

  • LMFS
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    Good interview to Sergei Druzin from Almaz-Antey:

    Sergei Druzin: missiles s-500 can operate beyond the atmosphere

    One of the most discussed weapons systems on the world market are the complexes of air defence (PVO) s-300 and s-400 production, the EBA concern "Almaz-Antey". In the near future the Russian army will receive a new generation of these systems With-500, which surely will become a bestseller. Deputy Director General on scientific and technical development, first Deputy General designer of the concern Sergey Druzin in an interview with RIA Novosti Alexei Pansino told about the history and creation of the national system of air defense, the participation in the work of German designers, on the causes of delays in the development of s-400, as well as the advantages of the new Russian s-500.
    Sergey, what was the driver to create the national system of air defense?
    The whole 20th century, in fact, witnessed the development of aviation. This was manifested in the increased bomb load, the speed of the aircraft, increased the number of aircraft. If in the First world war she mainly played the role of air intelligence in the Second world war it became the main striking force. The relevance and efficiency of the aviation component became decisive, which required the adoption of adequate special measures for responding to these increased threats.
    Those air defenses, which appeared during the First world war anti-aircraft guns as the Executive system of destruction, so-called rangefinder, anti-aircraft searchlight for night time together, they no longer meet the requirements that were presented to them in connection with the increase primarily speeds and altitudes of aircraft.
    With increasing speed of aircraft rangefinder became useless, because the growth speed of the sound of the plane flew with him that is not allowed on the basis of this information to ensure accurate aiming. Yes, in itself, shooting at high speed targets, especially targets, but not to the position, and passing, with the parameter as the gunners, demanded the formation of agencies calculate the angles with which you had to shoot to get to pre-empt point. All this together led to the fact that anti-aircraft artillery largely exhausted itself, the question arose about the creation of new weapons, which are missiles. This gave impetus to the anti-aircraft rocket.
    What was the role of German designers in the development of national defense system?
    It is necessary to recognize that, as in many other areas, German military experts were largely the pioneers along with the missile weapons, which strikes in London, were created and anti-aircraft missiles. It was promoted in the first place is that the density of the bombing and their striking power, which brought the allies on German cities, required the adoption of radical measures to parry these threats. German experts have created several types of anti-aircraft missiles. Along with the projects of impact of missiles "V-2" was developed a number of anti-aircraft missiles, of which can be called the most common Wasserfall (Waterfall) and Schmetterling (Butterfly), as well as missiles "Typhoon", reminiscent of the rocket systems of volley fire. On the way aircraft are massively fired the missiles, they are on parachutes separated warheads and hung on the ropes. This, of course, could not be effective weapons it was just to shoot them, then the plane touched the rope, required a large amount of these products.
    During the war the Germans failed to bring these developments to their logical conclusion in order to take them on Board. Was the German experts of the unsolved problems encountered and later, Soviet designers. In particular, the positioning accuracy that would allow to effectively control the missile to bring the missile to intercept the target.
    After the war there was some work has been done and the specialists of NII-88, which was later transformed into rocket and space Corporation "Energia", has collected some of the equipment and technological groundwork, which was on the territory of our country. Managed to gather some group of experts from Germany. Some German engineers were engaged by our allies, he then worked in the United States. For five years attempts were made to revive their achievements.
    Who in the end the task was to create a system to protect the sky?
    In the Soviet Union was created the landfill "Kapustin Yar", where work was carried out to study the potential of German experts in the field of air defense. However, it is regrettable to recognize that the desired effect is to achieve and failed. Did not happen then the system itself. But it is understood that no anti-aircraft missile is an important weapon, namely anti-aircraft system.
    In September 1947, was created by "a Special Bureau" 1 (SB-1) as the parent company for the development of systems of guided missile weapons of class "air-sea". The first Director was Pavel Nikolayevich Kuksenko, his Deputy Sergei Lavrent Beria. Three years later, in SB-1, which was then located on the site of today's NGO "Diamond" was created by "the Design Bureau № 1" KB-1 (now PJSC "NPO "Almaz"), which was tasked to develop an anti-aircraft missile system to create an effective air defense of large cities and strategic targets.
    The urgency of this problem was more than obvious in the United States by that time had accumulated an Arsenal of nuclear weapons and had plans to bomb Moscow and other important administrative centers of the Soviet Union, which were adjusted every two to three years as capacity building. It's hard to say what the problem was then more important the creation of nuclear weapons or air defense system. These tasks kept our former ally from the execution of such plans.
    It turns out that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is an act of intimidation, of terror in a sense?
    Of course. Then information about the bombing of Japanese cities in the United States willingly shared with Stalin to lucidly explain who the Soviet Union is dealing with. But even without this demonstration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Soviet intelligence had information about the plans of the Americans, who confirmed that they do not exist any moral constraints. The US was easily ready to strike at Soviet civilian towns. Therefore, the necessity of creating a reliable system of air defense was more than obvious.
    As I understand it, so there was s-25.
    The decision to create the air defense system was connected to the Alexander Andreyevich Raspletin, which had a unique mind and character. It was looking for a man with a sharp mind. He was able to rally a team of associates who created then the system s-25, which was ahead of its time for decades. The Americans at that time created a single-channel system, the Nike Ajax.
    The s-25 was allowed to fire at 20 targets simultaneously. It was unique for its time. The coordinates were measured by two different radars, and one and targets, and missiles. Thus was solved the task of ensuring precision.
    Then were given the daunting task of building the air defense system around the capital. In the end, around Moscow have created two concrete ring, which provided the necessary communications for operation of the system With-25. On the outer ring was delivered 34 complex, but on the inside 22. Total of 56 complexes instead of the 300 that I had to put in such numbers, whether they are single channel. Thus was solved the problem of minimizing resources for the creation of such systems.
    In late 1954 early 1955, were completed state tests of the system. Nothing like the world had not been created. It should be noted that the radar means SAM was the brainchild of Soviet designers, but the creation of a control system of a missile was involved and German experts. In particular, the creation of the autopilot.
    How was born the concept of C-75?
    The main drawback of the s-25 was its stationarity. She could not be rapidly relocated, if necessary, covering other objects. Needed a portable air defense system. Moreover, in the process of development was born the more sophisticated technical solutions, which are then given the opportunity to create a mobile system. On one trailer-mounted you can place the antenna post of the station missile guidance in its structure two antennas, providing support, and goals, and rockets in a narrower sector (plus or minus 10 degrees), the antenna transfer teams and the appropriate sending unit.
    It was a huge step forward for the antenna technology of the time. He helped to create the mobile system, which had about the same characteristics in terms of range, and s-25 (30-35 km). To the setting of the system s-75 the range target was already reached 56 km. It is possible to create a complex which could be moved to the desired location, increase or create a defense system, if any, to it was not.
    What inspired you to create C-200?
    The first reason is operational. In the North of our country at that time there was a serious communication problem. As you know, ensuring the activities of the air defense system requires regular supply of fuel. And the arrangement of the complexes from each other is determined by the size of the affected area. To create a zone in some cases was almost impossible.
    There was a problem of increasing the range of the complex in order to reduce the total number of installations. In addition, there were aircraft cruise missiles that ran out of range of the complex s-75. But you have to shoot the arrow, not a bullet, so it became a task to create a complex with a greater range. Originally created rocket provided a range of 160-180 km Accumulated by this time experience in the development of anti-aircraft missile complexes showed that to provide the required accuracy of the missile from the remote control at ranges of over 50 miles is very difficult. This required a radical increase in combat troops and improve the performance of radar means providing a guided missile.
    It was a huge challenge for us to provide a highly sensitive receiver at a time when a number of works on radiation powerful transmitter. This problem was solved this locator was created. In the end, the last modification of the system provided a range of missiles to 300 kilometers, and it started with 180.
    A "techcode" what changes?
    The reason for the development of anti-aircraft missile complexes is the development of means of air attack, increasing their density of the actions, and the emergence of cruise missiles. When, instead of 15-20 goals in the sky can be more than a hundred, this objective requires improving firing performance.
    The solution to conflicting objectives mobility and simultaneous firing of a large number of purposes led to the need to build a radar missile guidance on a different principle. It was necessary to use phased antenna lattice, capable of providing instantaneous failover of the beam. The creation of the phased array and allowed to create a multi-channel radar. Its principle is that one beam need to quickly measure the coordinates of several targets, quickly shifting it from one target to another.
    The use of phased antenna arrays helped to create a multi-channel system. This is the fundamental difference of the s-300 from all previous generations. The system can be deployed for combat use with the March for five minutes. Another difference was the lack of cable connections between firing of the radar, launchers all information is transmitted over a special radio link. The main designer of the complex was Boris Vasilyevich Bunkin. He was involved in the testing and modernization of the complex.
    Why the development of the next generation of air defense systems s-400 was so long, over 10 years?
    The s 400 system with no luck, like many other projects of our defense industry in the 90-ies. Then the domestic defense industry has suffered enormous damage, lost part of the staff, it was not a normal financing. Work on the complex actually stopped. For the same reasons, long developed and missiles for this system. However, the work was carried out, and by 2007, the first division of s-400 was delivered to the Ministry of defence and put on combat duty.
    The fundamental difference between the s-400 system from the previous complexes is its noise immunity and fire performance. Number of simultaneously engaged targets from the s-400 is much more than the s-300. Is provided including thanks to the emergence of new intelligent missile with control system, which allows it to use the widest range of application modes: active homing and use of information from external sources, other radars. The system provides fire also over-the-horizon targets those that are not visible to radar, but information about them is available.
    Each complex has its own technological base. The circuitry in the C-400 other miniaturization, degree of integration of elements allowed in a smaller footprint to create a system with substantially higher performance. This applies to the locator of the discovery, and to multi-function station.
    Command post system is composed of powerful radars that allow you to see the traffic situation at long range. This allows him to set goals and monitor their implementation in other systems, including not only the s-400, it can be SAM other modifications, including s-300, it can be "Shell", air defense of ground troops. S-400 system is able to be the basis of groupings of air defense. The system adopts the images managed to give them tasks that are appropriate to their technical characteristics. S-400 can maximize the use of all funds that are given to it.
    What will be the C-500 that we can talk about it now?
    Is a system of fundamentally new generation. The basis of the locating means of this system are radars based on active phased array, which do not have the sending unit signal is formed of the antenna itself. In its composition has a relatively small power amplifiers that are phasing in a special way. Instead of vacuum devices with a voltage of 30-40 kV are used devices with voltage up to 27 V. It is constructive greatly simplifies the task. This has a positive effect on the reliability and operating safety. Active phased array allow to obtain more significant characteristics of the radiated power and the width of the spectrum of the applied signals. Significantly higher and the performance of the antenna.
    To date, the manufacturing technology of the AESA (active phased array antenna ed.) at the enterprises of the concern are mastered in full. Locators are created and are tested as part of testing the new system.
    The C-500 expanded: the type of goals. The system can be used to combat ballistic targets of all types. This required increasing the energy potential of radar devices, and the creation of new missiles that can operate beyond the atmosphere where aerodynamic control.
    In recent years, the widespread belief that the domestic defense industry is living solely on the backlogs that were created during the Soviet time, and creating your own unique samples is not capable. Is it really so?
    Somewhere else ten years ago, unfortunately, it was so. During the Soviet Union, the groundwork was created really huge, but today it is completely exhausted. Today, we are creating a new Foundation on the basis of which are created by modern means. As one example, a SAM "the knight", which was created in the post-perestroika time. Technological and technological potential of the former time it is not used. One of the pioneers of this complex chief designer of concern ASD "AlmazAntey" Pavel Sozinov. This system of the 21st century with an enormous fire performance. Such innovative systems can be attributed to the currently under development s-500. The groundwork, of course, remain, but they are ideological, because mathematics and physics over the years has not changed. However, all technical solutions are re-created on a new element base, predominantly domestic.

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  • LMFS
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    Interview with MiG's Ilya Tarasenko about ongoing projects and company's performance:

    Ilya Tarasenko: we are asked to correct modernized in Ukraine MiGs

    Russian aircraft Corporation "MiG" for the third consecutive year increases revenue and profit. This happens largely due to innovation in business processes and timely execution of contracts. CEO Ilya Tarasenko in an interview with RIA Novosti Alexei Pansino reported on the current situation in the "moment", said the timing of the creation of a promising range interceptor, heavy UAV "Scat", and the beginning of serial production of regional aircraft Il-114-300 and addresses of partners using the illegitimate the modernization of the MiG-29 in Ukraine.

    You're back in the Corporation "MiG" for the position of General Director in September 2016. Tell me, how is the Corporation that managed to implement new to be proud of?
    At the moment we have fulfilled all the plans that we faced from a financial point of view. We have increased revenue from 2016 to 2018, more than 59%. 3 years ago the revenue of the Corporation was in the region of 56 billion, in 2018 we achieved that this figure exceeded 89,5 billion. It is a historical record for us for the entire post-Soviet period. MiG third year is positive, and in 2018 we finished with a high profit of $ 3.5 billion. This certainly shows the effectiveness of our Corporation.
    Over the years we have introduced a number of modern and innovative tools into our business processes. We understand that in order to remain leaders in the industry, it is necessary not just to develop, and to move faster than our competitors. In particular, we are actively introducing a new production system in all our branches and implement projects aimed at reducing costs which, in turn, reduce the cost of production. We are studying the experience of companies that have several years of applied best practices, and learn from their experience. For example the state Corporation "Rosatom". Last year, we opened two of the "factory of processes" in which training of employees, technologies, new production systems: employees learn to reduce production costs, to apply LEAN technologies, to model and to practice interaction between production and office services, to identify gaps and imperfections in the processes and to find optimal solutions to problems. This year at the factories of the processes planned to train 100% of employees of the Corporation. This applies to all production and office workers.

    I want to say working with the staff. We restarted the project "the Personnel reserve", which is now project work teams of reservists. It is not divorced from the reality of ideas and projects, which aim at solving specific challenges facing the Corporation. At the plant "Sokol" in Nizhniy Novgorod, we build a new system for the preservation of critical knowledge. In addition, we launched the plant a "school master". This is a program in which the training is based on a modular design that will expand the horizons and increase the competence in the field of production management personnel, to expand the knowledge of employees in the field of aircraft. The training is conducted by internal trainers. We plan to train every year three groups of 20 people. Both the pilot project and will be implemented at all our sites.
    We pay special attention to the training of our young professionals and mentoring program. This is a very important topic not only for our company but for the entire industry and country. About the necessity of increasing the prestige of teachers, the transmission of knowledge from generation to generation, and continuous training of young people repeatedly stated the President of our country Vladimir Putin. We understand how to solve this problem, and it was therefore decided to develop an updated program of "Mentoring". The main goal of the program is to build a system of training of young employees through internal resources, to raise the prestige of teachers. Actively implemented a distance learning system that allows employees to gain additional knowledge in a convenient time for them. The main objective is to create opportunities for training of each employee.
    Well, no less important subject financial motivation of personnel. Now we are introducing new system elements of the total compensation package. This also applies to the remuneration system, and social programs that take into account the needs of different groups of employees. The results of the implementation in 2018 of the first phase of the new system of payment of wages of workers of OKB im. Mikoyan increased on average by 29%. It's a good experience that we plan to introduce in all structural associations. Implementation of new programs requires additional funding. To this end, we are working to reduce costs and increase efficiency. This, in turn, allows us to remain an attractive employer, to retain best employees and attract highly qualified professionals.
    Let us now proceed directly to the aircraft programs. Over the past three years we have made significant progress on the program of the MiG-35. In no time, we launched the production of the aircraft, spent his first 2.5 years came from development work to the contract with the Russian defense Ministry, in which the first two aircraft have already been transferred to Air and space forces for testing, the other four are planning to deliver before the end of the year. Look forward to signing a new contract to supply MiG-35 military Department. In addition, a very successfully implemented a contract for the supply of MiG-29M/M2 to the customer. Go early for the execution of this agreement.

    What are your plans for diversification? Is there any news on a civil project Il-114?

    We started the project Il-114 that I feel it is the right step to diversify our business. And for us it is a very important and responsible, because of the requirements that apply to civil aviation, stricter, both from the point of view of design and create machines, and from the point of view of its further maintenance. We are in the process of transfer of documentation in the production and preparation of production. Today we work with the Ilyushin design Bureau in the common information space, and this synergy is a vivid example of successful cooperation in aircraft design in the "figure". Everything happens online. We can see the prospect of such an information system and after-sales service of the aircraft parts logistics.

    When the first flight?

    First ascent of the aircraft into the air is planned in November 2020. We are on schedule. In its manufacture involved all of our sites. Final Assembly, as you already know, will be in Lukhovitsy.

    Started production of aggregates for him?

    Yes, we have started the production of separate units at VASO in Voronezh, and "the Falcon" (a subsidiary of the Corporation "MiG" in Nizhny Novgorod ed.).

    "Ilyushin" has repeatedly held round tables with potential customers. Does anyone have a solid intention to buy this car or while still at the level of the conversations?

    Of course. It is international practice to work with the airlines in the production phase of the aircraft and even at the stage of its development to consider the requirements of the airlines. One of the main requirements is the interior. Every customer expects their transport network, the number of goods and so on. It all begins at creation of the machine. There are specific nuances, which are discussed at such round tables.

    No fear of that now, in an era when highly developed thrust generated by the turboprop aircraft will be slightly out of date, or is it amateurish judgment?

    If to speak about the economic component, turboprops are much more economical than their reactive counterparts. Accordingly, when oil is expensive, from turboprop aircraft, there is a large advantage. Plus, the Il-114 is not so demanding in terms of operation and in particular to the runway (runway as amended). Colleagues from "Ilyushin" has to communicate with foreign customers, including from South-East Asia. The potential of this plane is.

    You said about digital manufacturing. Is there already from this innovation effect?

    There are three criteria. The first is the timing. If before launch and the organization of production before the first flight of the aircraft took about three years, now we can launch a new product in two years. The second point is to improve the quality. The third is the economy, which follows from the first two paragraphs.

    What other projects are on the agenda?

    There are a number of closed projects, we are also dedicated to maintaining airworthiness and modernization of MiG-31 HQs. Of course, we have to work with initiative, who, after 2025 will form the basis of our product line.

    Let's elaborate on your programs. It is known that the MiG-35 is involved in the Indian tender. Delhi has already identified a short-list of contenders to win?

    I can say that we are in the list of top contenders. Under the auspices of the company "Rosoboronexport" we are discussing with the customer technical parameters and the question of localization of production of the MiG-35 in India as well as after-sales service.

    When is planned to complete the stage of research works on the PAK DP (promising aviation complex long-range interception ed.) and go to stage R & d and the creation of a prototype?

    We have a schedule with the defence Ministry for this project. We are convinced that such a plane is needed in our country. This next, very big step in strengthening the defense of the state, protect our country's borders. And speech here goes not only about the Arctic and the East, as is commonly believed. We are working on a complex system of global defense borders of Russia. We hope that PAK DP will replace the MiG-31, when his life will come to its logical conclusion. Perspective aircraft will use new types of aircraft weapons, it will be created with the use of new technologies of stealth, will be able to carry the required number of weapons, will act on a very large range. Now all these requirements are laid in the shape of the plane. The research work must be completed before the end of the year the approved form.

    You have repeatedly talked about the drones that is developing a "MiG". On the Internet periodically there are photos of the drone "Scat". At what stage this project?

    We see the market for this drone. A niche in which it will be, is not closed in Russia. We hope this year to finalize the TTZ on it with our client. After that we will move to development.

    Is there potential for the modernization of the MiG-29 or will gradually replace them with MiG-35?
    We hope that those MiG-29 fighters, which were delivered to the defense Ministry in the late '80s early' 90s, the MiG-35 will replace. And those machines that were delivered to FSI in the form of the MiG-29SMT or/KUB, will exist in parallel with the MiG-35. However, with the creation of the MiG-29K/KUB has been created technology that can be implemented in the MiG-35.

    On this basis, I conclude that 35 will be the ship version?

    We have an idea to make it a ship version, and these work may take place in a year and a half, if there is a demand from our customers.

    Radar with AFAR when it will deliver?
    Of course, we will put AESA on MiG-35, we already offer this radar to our customers. When will supply will depend on customer requirements. In India, for example, we will supply the MiG-35 already with this radar. We are ready to supply even the AESA on the MiG-29M/M2.

    If the aircraft wins the tender?

    When he wins.

    Speaking of the MiG-29. India sent a request for 21 aircraft. When do you expect to sign a contract and begin delivery?

    It all depends on our customers. We understand the logic, which appeared this application. We see how India assesses the MiG-29. Them the national air force are interested in this machine, so the new order is a confirmation of their relationship to the MiGs.

    Another interesting project the MiG-UTS. What's wrong with him?

    The project continues, we made a flight model. Soon we're presenting. At the moment, we and our partners conduct marketing research. We see this aircraft as a complement to the MiG-35. This is our complete marketing offer. Now, together with the "Rosoboronexport" we are discussing this strategy with potential customers.

    Describe the transformation of after-sales service system, the RAC "MiG".

    We offer comprehensive system service under the system of PBL, which is that we guarantee the customer a certain percentage of the health Park is bound to the plaque. Customers should not have a headache on the subject of repairs, logistics, spare parts supply and so on. We will take care of it. We are moving away from the classic system of separate supply blocks on applications to integrated package of services. Along with the aircraft, we offer a program of service. This will significantly reduce the time and costs for all phases after-sales service from technical centers to implementation of maintenance and repair work, and, most importantly, to introduce a single standard for provision of these services.

    Did someone of countries that have experienced modernization of aircraft in Ukrainian or other business to you for legitimate help?

    Yes, such treatment really was. I can say that Ukraine is really trying to modernize the MiG aircraft in their factories, but makes it illegitimate, not having the relevant technical documentation. This is directly reflected not just in the quality and safety of aircraft. To my deepest regret, some of our partners check that the serviceability of its equipment and the lives of their pilots. Then come to us for help. Once again I emphasize the only legitimate way of modernization of aircraft grade "MiG" the implementation works directly with developed by our Corporation. This is a normal international practice. In the case of work on any military equipment with involvement of companies that do not have licenses from the developer, the developer is not responsible for the operation of these aircraft.

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    Hunter on the alligator: Russia unify combat helicopters
    The latest drum machines of the Mi-28NM and Ka-52M will simplify manufacture and service


    Production passing the impact tests of the Mi-28NM and Ka-52M will be unified. Developers set the task to equip both helicopters the same engine and basic design elements. As a result, production will become cheaper and maintenance is easier. Still a variety of combat machines with incompatible parts created difficulties in carrying out combat tasks.
    The decision to make the Mi-28NM, which the troops called "Night superexotic", and Ka-52M ("Supererogatory") compliant, already made, have informed "news" in the Ministry of defence. The plan for unification. Manufacturers of both machines are included in the holding "Helicopters of Russia". Machines are considered the most promising in the army aviation of Russia.

    The most important is the unification of communications, airborne defense systems and weapons, says military expert Viktor murakhovski.
    The task of the unification of on-Board equipment and weapons to solve relatively simple, said Viktor murakhovski "news". In this direction much has already been achieved. The engine is also quite possible to unify. But if we talk about the control systems of the bearing and the steering screws, everything is more complex. Helicopters fundamentally different layout, the Mi 28NM is equipped with a tail rotor, and Ka-52M is formed by a coaxial scheme.
    According to him, after bringing the helicopter to a common denominator for a number of systems will be easier to retrain pilots and technicians. Much less problems will be with the supply of spare parts and maintenance materials. Reduced costs production and performance.

    Mi-28NM was created on the basis of the Mi-28N "Night hunter", but differs from its predecessor in many ways. First flight machine made in August 2016. By the beginning of this year, the Mi-28МН passed all the stages of factory tests, and in the spring field testing in combat conditions in Syria. In may, President Vladimir Putin stated that by 2028, the troops had to be supplied 100 such helicopters.
    One of the main advantages of the latest generation Night hunter the emergence of nadterechnoi radar. Antenna receiving and transmitting part of the radar located above the rotor under a special fairing from radioprotecao material in the form of a ball this allows you to get the image location, hiding the uneven terrain in artificial and natural obstacles and remaining invisible to the enemy.

    The car has received new engines, a control system and a set of counter-defenses. For the crew of the Mi-28NM was developed, embedded in flight helmets target designation system and display, which uses a technology called augmented reality: with the help of laser rays on the plastic protective shield can be projected to the pilot the necessary information: map, intelligence, status of the machine. When flying, even at zero visibility, the system can display a three-dimensional image of the terrain over which the helicopter is moving.

    Mi-28NM was the most protected helicopter gunships. The cabin crew and vital nodes, fully-armored, able to withstand the ingress of large caliber bullets and shrapnel. From MANPADS protects camera warning system that analyzes the trajectory of the rocket and advises the pilot to execute evasive maneuvers or shoot flares. This will protect the helicopter from the rockets, and managed to sidetrack laser station suppression. The suspension system in the chassis and the seats of the members of the crew can save the lives of pilots and the machine itself when falling from a height of several tens of meters. In the case of helicopter failure at high altitude in this system is provided with the ejection side doors, allowing the crew to safely exit the cab and land with a parachute.
    Work to modernize the attack helicopter Ka-52 "alligator" began last year. Developers tasked to do an entirely new car based on the experience of combat operation. This year Ka-52M made its first flight, according to sources of "Izvestiya". In late may Deputy defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said that the modernization should be completed in 2022.

    Helicopters Ka-52 "alligator" was used extensively in Syria. Important role they played in the liberation of Palmyra. Helicopters operated in the reconnaissance-strike complexes found purpose, which then attacked the su-24.
    Based on the experience of combat use of the machine decided to substantially rework. The main drawback of the helicopter, which was revealed with the execution of combat missions weak book. This is critical, given that the Ka-52 with its powerful reconnaissance equipment can operate effectively behind enemy lines. To make the machine less vulnerable, the developers have replaced titanium in composite materials. Thanks to the crew now not only protected against small arms fire, but even from a 57-millimeter hollow point guns.

    The manufacturer upgraded and opto-electronic system in the nose of the helicopter. It is equipped with a television camera, thermal imager, laser rangefinder-target designator, laser sensor and guidance system of guided missiles.
    Arsenal helicopter will join the rockets "Whirlwind" and sverdlovskyi systems "Germes". All this will allow "Supererogatory" to identify and defeat armored vehicles at a distance of 10 km (now just over 5 km).

    iz.ru/888102/roman-kretcul-aleksei-ramm/okhotnik-na-alligatore-v-rossii-unifitciruiut-boevye-vertolety

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  • haavarla
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    Originally posted by stealthflanker View Post

    Then the owner of KNAAZ flankers may have no options except replacing the aircraft with Su-30SME ?
    I would not know.
    If they raise the Su-30SM up to Su-35S Standard, its all good.
    It might help IAPO Get more export. Super MKI has been long in the waiting.

    KnAAZ does all singel seater Flankers. It does not matter what version.

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  • JSR
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    the cost of products from small to medium enterprizes will further down. I will not be surprised Sukhoi product going to $25m
    Russia, Germany Sign Declaration on Labor Efficiency

    The document, called Partnership for Efficiency,

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  • stealthflanker
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    Originally posted by haavarla View Post

    However there was reports that KnAAZ has overhauled two older Flankers to something very similar the the Su-35S in terms of capability.
    Not sure if this was only to see what kind of cost prospect are involved, IMO is it even worth the Bucks..
    Then the owner of KNAAZ flankers may have no options except replacing the aircraft with Su-30SME ?

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  • panzerfeist1
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    Tass.com/defense/1063141

    Testing a new jamming method. Still dreaming about a EW system that would cause cruise missiles to blow other than a rtut-bm system that causes rockets and shells to blow up
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  • LMFS
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    The source told about the plans of the parallel procurement of the su-57 and su-35

    MOSCOW, 10 Jul RIA Novosti. The Ministry of defence will continue the procurement of su-35 after completion of the current contract in parallel with the procurement of the fifth generation aircraft su-57, told RIA Novosti source in the defense Ministry.
    The first contract for the supply of 48 su-35 was made in the end of 2015, was also signed a second agreement for another 50 such machines.
    According to Deputy defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko, the second contract will be finished by the end of next year, the aerospace defence forces stayed put for another 20 fighters of the 4++generation.

    ria.ru/20190610/1555427059.html

    Unclear to me of how many units they are talking and in what term they would be bought, since the 20 they mention are the ones missing from the second contract. But in all logic, the existing regiments equipped with Su-27 should be upgraded to Su-35 in the following years.

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  • haavarla
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    Originally posted by stealthflanker View Post
    Do we have any, news on possible upgrade options for KNAAPO Su-30 family ? As known KNAAPO at one point made a two seater Sukhoi, the Su-30M family which become Su-30MKK,MK2 and MK3 with other variants like MK2, MK2V, MKV and older Su-27 like Su-27SKM. These flankers are similar in terms of avionics and capability. With Mk2 have more options for maritime strike. However in coming decades or less, these aircrafts will require modernization, Like N001 Radar, this set may no longer have any future compared to the other sets like Bars or Irbis. the Pastel RHAWS may need modernization too, mainly to contend increasing trend of fighter radars going ESA.

    Currently as far as i know for Indonesian flankers, only Extension program exist, which overhauls and zero the airframe after 2000 hrs and engine after 1500 hrs. But no additional capability. I wonder if Russia's upgrade on Su-30SM can also made way to Su-30M variants.
    KnAAZ Su-30's was upgraded(new production airframe too) as the Su-30M2 series, it has the exact same Cockpit instrumentation layout(and same N001VE radar upgrade?) as the new production and upgrade Su-27SM3, back in 2011-2014 year.
    Its a less costly modernization over the Su-35S or Su-30SM variants.

    However there was reports that KnAAZ has overhauled two older Flankers to something very similar the the Su-35S in terms of capability.
    Not sure if this was only to see what kind of cost prospect are involved, IMO is it even worth the Bucks..

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  • flateric
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    Originally posted by archangelski View Post

    You're probably right, thank you :
    This is Ka-92 PSV model from 2007. Has nothing to to with Minoga.

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  • stealthflanker
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    Do we have any, news on possible upgrade options for KNAAPO Su-30 family ? As known KNAAPO at one point made a two seater Sukhoi, the Su-30M family which become Su-30MKK,MK2 and MK3 with other variants like MK2, MK2V, MKV and older Su-27 like Su-27SKM. These flankers are similar in terms of avionics and capability. With Mk2 have more options for maritime strike. However in coming decades or less, these aircrafts will require modernization, Like N001 Radar, this set may no longer have any future compared to the other sets like Bars or Irbis. the Pastel RHAWS may need modernization too, mainly to contend increasing trend of fighter radars going ESA.

    Currently as far as i know for Indonesian flankers, only Extension program exist, which overhauls and zero the airframe after 2000 hrs and engine after 1500 hrs. But no additional capability. I wonder if Russia's upgrade on Su-30SM can also made way to Su-30M variants.

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  • LMFS
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    Well, I have not read much about the specifics of Minoga, but as far as I know nothing impedes it and Ka-92 from having many common elements. In fact if you would design a helicopter for the VMF now, it would make sense to make it faster incorporating the thoughts developed during the long years of the high speed helicopter programs in Russia instead of letting all those thoughts go nowhere. The layout of that mock-up resembles Ka-92 a lot and seems completely compatible with the tail propellers, or am I missing something?

    EDIT: even BMPD seem to be considering both designs the same or simply confusing them:




    Image supposedly promising Maritime helicopter, "Lamprey", created by JSC "Kamov" (C) a frame from the official presentation of the Ministry of torgovo and industry of the Russian Federation






    Features turbulentnogo engine TV7-117ВК development of JSC "Klimov" and project the image of early new Maritime helicopter, "Lamprey", created by JSC "Kamov", 2015 (C) frame from the presentation of JSC "United engine Corporation" (UEC)


    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3663901.html
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  • Trident
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    Originally posted by Dr.Snufflebug View Post

    The full-scale mockup in the photograph is just slightly larger than the Ka-226 in front of it. Nowhere near as large as that model implies (8 windows etc).

    So... A smaller version?
    The bort-# 092 is a hint

    As for the mystery airframe, definitely Minoga and Butowski believes it's not just a mock-up but the real deal:

    https://aviationweek.com/awindefense...e-construction

    Not sure about that, unless it's simply a white protective tarp covering the engine/transmission bay this doesn't look like a real airframe internally.

    There was *some* justification for thinking Ka-92 if you didn't pay attention to the insignia, though. The empennage (seen stored separately behind the Ka-226 in that photo) has apparently been changed to an end-plate configuration resembling the Ka-92 or Eurocopter X-3 (or indeed Kamov's own Helix series, for that matter) from the Hokum-like single fin seen on Minoga CGIs to date.

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  • Dr.Snufflebug
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    Originally posted by archangelski View Post

    You're probably right, thank you :
    The full-scale mockup in the photograph is just slightly larger than the Ka-226 in front of it. Nowhere near as large as that model implies (8 windows etc).

    So... A smaller version?

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  • archangelski
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    Originally posted by wilhelm View Post

    That has the Naval ensign on the side..and grey paint...so the Lamprey naval helicopter rather?
    You're probably right, thank you :

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  • Dr.Snufflebug
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    Originally posted by wilhelm View Post

    That has the Naval ensign on the side..and grey paint...so the Lamprey naval helicopter rather?
    And the full naval "МА ВМФ РОССИИ" spelled out across the tail boom, as if it were an actual in-service item. Odd, really. Previous Kamov mock-ups have had the typical star roundels and all, but they've been sporting in-house camos (one of which I detest the RuAF for not catching on to) and everything, and no hint of any "official-ness". That airframe, whatever it is, simply looks unusually "official" so to speak.
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  • wilhelm
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    Originally posted by archangelski View Post
    Ka-92 mock-up in the background ?
    That has the Naval ensign on the side..and grey paint...so the Lamprey naval helicopter rather?

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  • LMFS
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    Originally posted by archangelski View Post
    Ka-92 mock-up in the background ?
    They said they would show the draft design of Minoga to the MoD beginning of 2019:

    https://www.vpk-news.ru/news/42138

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  • LMFS
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    About the documentary:

    - They say 80% of the plane's equipment have been changed. It will be common to a great extent with Tu-160M2
    - IFR probe is back
    - Two units are being modernized to speed-up the tests
    - They show some cool images of the modernization process, including filming inside of the "guts" of the plane

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