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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby shiv » 15 Apr 2016 08:41

Austin wrote:I think they are jst checking the reaction time of ships and skill of pilot put to test, such things keep happening , there were times when aircraft overflew aircraft carrier or the aircraft would get detected and would get escorted by carrier aircraft , this time it's in news coz it flew too close.

Every Navy does that , I have seen on flight deck of vikrant/viraat pictures of in navy shar escorting many american aircraft snooping around even of other navies.

Sure Austin - I was just responding to a tongue-in-cheek post.

I scanned some news item that said that the US ship was 80 miles from a Russian port. Imagine a Chinese ship on patrol 80 miles from an Indian port. That would have given us a great mix of dhoti shiver, indignation and wailery.

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Postby Austin » 15 Apr 2016 08:53

shiv wrote:Sure Austin - I was just responding to a tongue-in-cheek post.

I scanned some news item that said that the US ship was 80 miles from a Russian port. Imagine a Chinese ship on patrol 80 miles from an Indian port. That would have given us a great mix of dhoti shiver, indignation and wailery.


More like Donald Cook was 70 km from nearest Russian Naval Base , So it was just a hello from the base. Some intel ship of RuN was already following her

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Postby Shreeman » 15 Apr 2016 09:06

Austin, you just wait until Amrikan DRDO develops the sideways flying missile with a backward class seeker. Then they will go 45km. They will go 20km. They will touch the 10km line. They are already testing the autonomous underwater vehicle for targetting surface and underwater craft. One the sideways flyer (hint V22 developed into a drone!) is perfected, the old craft like su24 are history. May be PakFA, if the new engine materializes, and entwrs service in a decade might be able to venture out. Everyone else will be chained to the bases, always looking sideways.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby deejay » 15 Apr 2016 12:25

Austin wrote:
shiv wrote:Sure Austin - I was just responding to a tongue-in-cheek post.

I scanned some news item that said that the US ship was 80 miles from a Russian port. Imagine a Chinese ship on patrol 80 miles from an Indian port. That would have given us a great mix of dhoti shiver, indignation and wailery.


More like Donald Cook was 70 km from nearest Russian Naval Base , So it was just a hello from the base. Some intel ship of RuN was already following her


This will explain

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Postby member_22539 » 15 Apr 2016 12:34

^The power of western propoganda. Even if you go sh!t in someone's neighborhood and the guy living there calls you out, you complain your bodily functions are oppressed by an aggressive thug.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Singha » 15 Apr 2016 13:39

I suppose the key to success is always go out lota in hand and s**t on someone else's backyard and keep your own yard clean.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby brar_w » 15 Apr 2016 14:08

This is quite common and is happens from both sides. Russian ships, trawlers etc can be deployed for weeks if not months at a time, off of the gulf of Mexico or even off of the west coast. Chinese ships also operate just outside of US territorial waters (and were around Alaska recently) while Russian Bombers constantly test reaction times by simulating ingress to Alaska, CONUS or even Western Europe where they are escorted while in international airspace. Its occurred for decades, and is unlikely to stop. It slowed down somewhat post the SU collapse but is likely to pick up. The US flies P-8's over disputed pacific islands that China claims as its own in entirety (South China Sea) and the Chinese respond by placing a half dozen or so flanker clones on these islands. This is Sabre-rattling between great powers. It's not really going away anytime soon and armed forces that are globally deployed have to manage the situation and hope that it stays disciplined. You cry, you complain, and you put together a response. Then you start over again ! This is another, more subdued form of saber-rattling and : http://www.reuters.com/article/southchi ... 5T?rpc=401 .


U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit a U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the disputed South China Sea on Friday, a move bound to anger China, which has been increasingly asserting its territorial claims.

Carter made a similar visit to another aircraft carrier in November as it was crossing the South China Sea.

Carter spoke at the closing ceremony of joint U.S.-Philippines military exercises in Manila. Sailors and Marines from the USS John C. Stennis carrier, the vessel Carter will visit, participated in the exercises.

China claims almost the entire South China Sea, believed to have huge deposits of oil and gas. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims to parts of the waters, through which about $5 trillion in trade is shipped every year. (Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Prem » 16 Apr 2016 05:00

May do good in Kashmir.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 16 Apr 2016 13:29

The tyre of Batmobile thinge needs to be more wider , seems from recent anti-terror ops in Dagestan involving sucide bomber attacking police station.

We use the South African MPV and even the OFB ones in Kashmir that should more than suffice , but what we do need is a well protected soldier as we see in the video , We can have shiny Rafale or FGFA but in the end we loose our soldiers in such anti-terror ops or against the red terror in NE , cant afford to loose men in such IS duties be it army or para, no use of those shiny high flying toys if we cant save our soldier with with best equipment,intel and vehical , its a shame !

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Postby Austin » 16 Apr 2016 13:31

Promising system of air defense and missile S-500 will have a unique radio communications system

http://vpk.name/news/152903_vrag_ne_uslyishit_s500.html

"At the moment the company is developing the next radio communication, the sixth generation to complete various types of military equipment, including anti-aircraft missile systems as already standing on the arms, and promising," - said "Gazeta.ru" representative of defense industry, noting that prospective S-500 - one of such complexes.

The interviewee explained, the previous generation radios worked on the pre-set frequencies, increasing the likelihood of tracking and interception of information transmitted, and looking systems such situations will not be possible.

According to him, communication equipment, which today supplies to the troops corporation (eg, radio stations for medium-range air defense missile systems "Buk-M2"), already has a high noise immunity, it includes modes "pseudo-random frequency hopping and working masked communication."

"The equipment will have a fundamentally new opportunities and significantly improve the quality, range, security and secrecy of communications. Creating a sixth-generation communication technology - is a matter of the next two years ", - said the representative of the UIC.


An expert in the field of air and missile defense systems (air and missile defense) Mikhail Khodarenok said "Gazeta.ru": the main requirements for facilities and communication systems of air defense systems - this secrecy and immunity.

"It is used several communication systems - radio, radio relay (type of ground radio communications based on multiple radio relay -." Times "), devices for transmission of voice data and telecode information (TKI).

The requirements for the transfer of voice and TKI - is primarily a stealth, noise immunity, so that the enemy does not hear - Khodarenok stressed - as funds are available in the mobile version and no wired links can not be used - only radio and microwave communications. Key two requirements: secrecy, to conceal the fact that people say it is transmitted, how the exchange of information takes place, and immunity to the connection worked with any conditions and enemy action (EW). No interference from the enemy in the range telecode transmission of information does not have to affect the performance of the system resources, because the command post in one place, division - in other launcher - in the third, and it is necessary to transmit the information. There are antennas that are put forward and allow communication ", - he explained the expert.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Karan M » 16 Apr 2016 14:40

Austin wrote:The tyre of Batmobile thinge needs to be more wider , seems from recent anti-terror ops in Dagestan involving sucide bomber attacking police station.

We use the South African MPV and even the OFB ones in Kashmir that should more than suffice , but what we do need is a well protected soldier as we see in the video , We can have shiny Rafale or FGFA but in the end we loose our soldiers in such anti-terror ops or against the red terror in NE , cant afford to loose men in such IS duties be it army or para, no use of those shiny high flying toys if we cant save our soldier with with best equipment,intel and vehical , its a shame !


Most idiotic is how after every attack publicity seekers in the central and state agencies promptly leak to media how much RDX was used and how much the vehicle can withstand.. idiots even mention how much next gen vehicle can do... whether it be Pathankot attack or umpteen others.. people have got used to blabbering national security info to media for any and every reason...

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Samay » 16 Apr 2016 16:38

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Singha wrote:I suppose the key to success is always go out lota in hand and s**t on someone else's backyard and keep your own yard clean.

And thats exactly what "the new world order"means, i.e. shit everywhere but hygienic atmosphere at home. For how long it continues (in case of unkil) is confusing and unnatural.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Shreeman » 18 Apr 2016 09:09

this hiyar is apparently also a thing: https://youtu.be/DbT-rvZoh_g

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 18 Apr 2016 13:40

Iskander-M Cruise Missile Variant


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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 20 Apr 2016 08:58

New MiG-29UBM VKS Russia in the Volga near Astrakhan, in the 116th Training Centre of combat employment of the 185th Combat Training Center

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 20 Apr 2016 09:00

Never seem those huge drop tank before on centerline, wonder how many liters ?

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 21 Apr 2016 11:08

Modernised Su-25SM3 will go into airforce this year , more than 40 Su-25SM will be modernised to SM3 standard

http://izvestia.ru/news/610880


Details on Su-25SM3 Modernisation from Janes

Trials of modernised Su-25SM3s to begin by the end of the year

Nikolai Novichkov, Moscow - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
Trials of the first two upgraded Sukhoi Su-25SM3 single-seat strike aircraft will start before the end of the year, a Russian defence industry source has told IHS Jane's .

"The first two Su-25SM3 aircraft must be commissioned in December. Both aircraft will be shipped for trials. One of them will be delivered to the combat operation and pilot retraining center in Lipetsk for performance evaluation," the source said.

According to information published on Russia's defence procurement website, the Su-25SM3 and Su-25UBM2 (a two-seat operational trainer version) will essentially differ from their predecessors in their avionics and their suite of airborne weapons.

The upgraded attack aircraft will be fitted with the PrNK-25SM-1 sighting and navigation system comprising the following: a BTsU-25S onboard digital computing system, a MFTsI-0332M multifunctional colour display, and a SOLT-25 optical laser remote thermal imaging system. In addition, the Su-25SM3 and Su-25UBM2 will receive the KSS-25 communication system with Banker-8-TM-1 antenna and the L370K25 Vitebsk-25 electronic countermeasures system, which protects the individual platform any other aircraft it flies with by providing countermeasures against different radars and the homing heads of enemy air-to-air guided missiles.

The upgraded aircraft will also be fitted with the T-SOK-UBD-130-03 onboard TV system for objective monitoring of training and combat actions as well as the SUO-39M armament control system.

Regarding weaponry, the Su-25SM3 and Su-25UBM2 will be able to use Kh-58USh (NATO reporting name AS-11 'Kilter'), Kh-25ML (AS-10 'Karen') and Kh-29L (AS-14 'Kedge') laser-guided missiles, TV-guided missiles like the Kh-29T/TD/TE, as well as the KAB-500S (satellite-aided) and KAB-500Kr (TV-aided) guided aerial bombs. Each aircraft will be able to carry two R-73 short-range air-to-air missiles for self defence.

The aircraft will also be able to carry a wide range of unguided bombs (eg FAB-500, OFAB-500U, OFZAB-500) and rockets (S-13, S-24 and S-25) and will be armed with a 9A623 30 mm cannon incorporating the VPU-17A fixed gun mount, the standard ammunition supply for which is 250 rounds.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 21 Apr 2016 11:16

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The Su-25K Bulgarian Air Force (board "246" number) is flying in tandem with attack aircraft Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron 23th Air Force wing. Bulgaria, 02/23/2016 (c) Georgi Petkov / russianplanes.net ( link )

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby member_23370 » 25 Apr 2016 21:38

Awesome pic!! Like an eagle swooping on its prey. Damn need a pic of MKI

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Manish_P » 26 Apr 2016 14:39

That bird just doesn't have the classic eagle/raptor profile

It's a duck (since platypus can't fly)... albeit a mighty one

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Prem » 27 Apr 2016 04:50

http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/04/russia ... omber.html
Russian future PAK-DA stealth bomber will have hypersonic weapons when the first planes are delivered in 2023

Russian future PAK-DA stealth bomber will have hypersonic weapons when the first planes are delivered in 2023.The PAK-DA, which is being developed by Tupolev, is expected to be a subsonic flying-wing aircraft that is roughly analogous to the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit and the US Air Force’s forthcoming Long Range Strike-Bomber.The PAK-DA is likely to feature many of the technologies that are expected to be incorporated into the new Tu-160M2 version.In a break from previous Russian and Soviet bombers, which focused on using a combination of speed and long-range cruise missiles to deliver their payloads, the PAK-DA is the first Russian bomber optimized for stealth.That said, the PAK-DA will probably not be a small aircraft, close in size to a Boeing 757.It is expected to have a range of 6,740 nautical miles. It will also be able to carry 30 tons of weapons.PAK-DA will serve as a launch platform for long-range nuclear and conventional cruise missiles and a host of precision-guided munitions. It might also eventually be armed with hypersonic missiles, National Interest wrote.The new bomber is expected to make its first flight sometime before 2021, with the first deliveries starting in 2023.The PAK-DA will be a unique project in the history of Russian aviation since it will be a "flying wing" aircraft, a design never used before by Russian engineers. It will fly at subsonic speeds and the large wingspan and design features will provide the jet with reduced visibility to radar.Russia's 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missile is expected to enter into production in 2018. The new weapon-which is capable of speeds of around Mach 5.0-Mach 6.0 is currently in testing.The hypersonic missile-which is a component of the 3K22 Zircon system-will be incorporated into the nuclear-powered Project 11442 Orlan -class battle cruiser Pyotr Veliky When it completes its overhaul in late 2022. Sister ship Admiral Nakhimov -which is currently being modernized-will likely be the first Russian warship equipped with the new missile When it returns to service in 2018. Zircon will be built in air and submarine-launched versions. The Russians are expected to use hypersonic missiles onboard the both the new production Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack and the developmental Tupolev PAK DA stealth bomber. The combination of a long-range bomber and hypersonic cruise missiles would be a dangerous threat to the US and its allies.General Anatoly Zhikharev has said that an unmanned strategic bomber may follow the PAK DA after 2040

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby ShauryaT » 28 Apr 2016 18:38

Found this link on BK's blog.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby brar_w » 28 Apr 2016 19:08

Apparently the obscure blog post that mentioned this also mentioned that the sailors aboard the Cook were so ashamed that they offered to resign...It even had the exact number of sailors that put in their papers..the pods must have picked that up as well ;). Not only did the US open up the AEGIS radar modes to Russian ESM, but apparently the Russians did for their EW pods as well... :mrgreen:

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Postby Austin » 28 Apr 2016 22:44

Jhujar wrote:http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/04/russian-future-pak-da-stealth-bomber.html
Russian future PAK-DA stealth bomber will have hypersonic weapons when the first planes are delivered in 2023

Russian future PAK-DA stealth bomber will have hypersonic weapons when the first planes are delivered in 2023.The PAK-DA, which is being developed by Tupolev, is expected to be a subsonic flying-wing aircraft that is roughly analogous to the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit and the US Air Force’s forthcoming Long Range Strike-Bomber.The PAK-DA is likely to feature many of the technologies that are expected to be incorporated into the new Tu-160M2 version.In a break from previous Russian and Soviet bombers, which focused on using a combination of speed and long-range cruise missiles to deliver their payloads, the PAK-DA is the first Russian bomber optimized for stealth.That said, the PAK-DA will probably not be a small aircraft, close in size to a Boeing 757.It is expected to have a range of 6,740 nautical miles. It will also be able to carry 30 tons of weapons.PAK-DA will serve as a launch platform for long-range nuclear and conventional cruise missiles and a host of precision-guided munitions. It might also eventually be armed with hypersonic missiles, National Interest wrote.The new bomber is expected to make its first flight sometime before 2021, with the first deliveries starting in 2023.The PAK-DA will be a unique project in the history of Russian aviation since it will be a "flying wing" aircraft, a design never used before by Russian engineers. It will fly at subsonic speeds and the large wingspan and design features will provide the jet with reduced visibility to radar.Russia's 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missile is expected to enter into production in 2018. The new weapon-which is capable of speeds of around Mach 5.0-Mach 6.0 is currently in testing.The hypersonic missile-which is a component of the 3K22 Zircon system-will be incorporated into the nuclear-powered Project 11442 Orlan -class battle cruiser Pyotr Veliky When it completes its overhaul in late 2022. Sister ship Admiral Nakhimov -which is currently being modernized-will likely be the first Russian warship equipped with the new missile When it returns to service in 2018. Zircon will be built in air and submarine-launched versions. The Russians are expected to use hypersonic missiles onboard the both the new production Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack and the developmental Tupolev PAK DA stealth bomber. The combination of a long-range bomber and hypersonic cruise missiles would be a dangerous threat to the US and its allies.General Anatoly Zhikharev has said that an unmanned strategic bomber may follow the PAK DA after 2040


flaws in that article , Piotr Butowski in recent article in Janes and AI has mentioned the following weapon for Tu-160M2 , Tu-95MSM and later PAK-DA

Sub-Strategic - Kh-SD Stealthy Subsonic Cruise Missile and Hypersonic GZUR (Giper -Zvukovaya Upravlaemaya Raketa, Hyper Sonic Guided Missile) both range of 1500 km
Strategic Cruise Missile - Kh-555 and Kh-101 Long Range Cruise Missile with range of 3000 and 5500 km
Zircon is a Universal Missile but certainly not for Strategic Bombers

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 28 Apr 2016 23:11

Here Comes the New Su-25: Russia's 'Flying Tank' Set for a Lethal Upgrade

http://www.nationalinterest.org/print/b ... thal-15951

The Russian air force is set to begin operational testing of its upgraded Sukhoi Su-25SM3 Frogfoot close air support aircraft this April.

Assuming the modernized jets are approved for fielding, the first operational Su-25SM3 aircraft are expected to enter service before the end of the year. The Russian air force is expected to upgrade more than forty Su-25s at the 121th Aircraft Repair Plant in Kubinka—just outside Moscow.

“Comprehensive testing of Su-25SM3 will begin in April of this year,” a Russian Aerospace Forces official told the Russian-language daily Izvestia. [4] “We expect that the first modernized attack aircraft will arrive in troops before the end of this year.”

The modernized Su-25SM3 incorporates a host of sensor and defensive systems upgrades that the Russian military hopes will enable the flying tank to operate over the modern battlefield. Central to the modernization package is the Vitebsk defensive avionics suite, which was developed by the Samara Research Institute [5].

The Vitebsk incorporates a radar warning receiver, ultraviolet missile warning system and a powerful jamming suite. According to sources cited by Izvestia, the defensive countermeasures suite incorporates not only a radar jammer, but also a system to blind infrared-guided missiles—similar to the Northrop Grumman Common Infrared Countermeasures [6] suite—in addition to flares. The system is designed to protect the Su-25SM3 from everything from man-portable Stinger missiles to Patriot missile batteries.

According to Izvestia, the Vitebsk is also designed to automatically identify and precisely geo-locate threat emitters. Those coordinates can then be passed onto a weapon system such as a Kh-58 anti-radiation missile to eliminate the threat. Potentially, that could give the modernized Frogfoot some ability to perform the suppression of enemy air defenses mission if needed.

The Su-25SM3’s offensive capabilities are also being enhanced. The Russians are equipping the warplane with a new electro-optical targeting system called the SALT-25. The new new sensor will allow the Su-35SM3 pilot to detect and track enemy ground forces at a range of “several kilometers”—day or night even during rain and snow storms. According, to Izvestia, the Russians seem to have incorporated a real-time video downlink capability on the Su-25SM3—giving the jet capability similar to the Pentagon’s ROVER system found on most upgraded U.S. fourth-generation fighters.

The modernized jet will also carry a host of new armaments—including a new generation of Russian precision-guided weapons. [7] Among those new weapons is the RBC SPBE 500-D—which was recently used in Syria onboard Russia’s Su-24 Fencer supersonic bombers. The weapons is a standard Russian 500Kg cluster bomb fitted with smart SPBE-D submunitions. Each submunition is an infrared-guided, anti-tank bomblet fitted with an explosively formed penetrator warhead that is capable of punching through 150-160mm of rolled homogenous armor—or enough to punch through the roof of a tank. Each RBC SPBE 500-D is fitted with six SPBE-D submunitions.

Thus, the Soviet-era Frogfoot is likely to serve well into the 21st Century even while its American counterpart, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Warthog, is phased out of U.S. Air Force service by 2022.

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Postby Austin » 29 Apr 2016 14:02

Janes: Russian Il-96 now fitted with MANPADS countermeasures

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An Ilyushin Il-96-300 airliner operated by Russia's Special Air Group fitted with a countermeasures suite that is probably the LSZ-100 laser defence system. Source: Piotr Butowski

A Russian Ilyushin Il-96-300 wide-body passenger aircraft has been seen fitted with a system to protect against man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS) for the first time.

Registered as RA-96022, the aircraft is operated as a VIP transport by Russia's Special Air Group (SLO Rossiya) and was photographed in April. It is the newest Il-96 and first flew on 23 November 2015.

It now has four packages mounted beneath its fuselage, two at the front and two at the rear, each comprising two warning sensors (one forward- and one aft-looking) and one directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) head.

The front and rear packages differ, with the latter having square windows, which may suggest they are L140 Otklik laser warning devices. The windows in the front blocks are round, probably for L370-2 ultraviolet warning sensors. The DIRCM jammer is most likely the LSZ100-1, meaning that the entire system is the LSZ100. LSZ stands for lazernaya sistema zashchity (laser defence system).

Components of the system, including the LSZ100-1 jammer and L370-2 missile warning sensors, were displayed during the MAKS air show in August 2015.

The system was designed by NII Ekran to protect large military and commercial aircraft against MANPADS attacks. It is a derivative of the L370 Vitebsk system that is commonly used in various configurations on new Russian military helicopters and is now being exported under the name President-S.

The prototype of the LSZ100 system was tested during 2012-2013 on the Tu-214 RA-64505 that is also operated by SLO Rossiya. That version featured only two packages under the rear of the fuselage, each comprising two warning sensors and one jammer of a slightly different shape than those currently installed on the Il-96-300.

It is known that the Tupolev Company placed an order in June 2015 for two LSZ100 systems, which were to be delivered to the Kazan plant in March and October 2016, presumably for Tu-214 airliners.

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Postby Austin » 30 Apr 2016 11:39

Ka-62 First Flight

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The press release states that "on April 28 at the site Arsenyev Aviation Company" Progress ". NI Sazykin" Helicopters of Russia "Holding (part of State Corporation" Rostec ') flew the first prototype (OP-1) medium multi-purpose helicopter Ka-62. The rise in "hover" mode took place in the framework of factory tests and was completed successfully. "

"OP-1 Ka-62 is the gap from the ground to assess its overall performance and testing works of the main power supply systems, and avionics. The helicopter lifted into the air by test pilots of the design of Nikolai Kamov bureau, which is the main developer of the Ka-62. Previously, the machine has successfully I passed a series of tests in terrestrial mode of racing. "

"This is very significant for the holding company" Russian Helicopters "event and a natural result of our work", - said General Director Alexander Mikheyev holding. - "The new Ka-62 will be a worthy addition to the civilian version of the honored and the most massive in the world of the Mi-8/17, covering in great demand in the niche class helicopter take-off weight of 6.7 tons."

The Ka-62 was designed for a wide range of tasks. The main areas of application include the Ka-62 transport passengers, rescue operations, as well as in oil and gas field. Thanks to the spacious and comfortable cabin of the helicopter is ideal for corporate travel. The high level of the helicopter installed power allows a wide range of heights during its operation. The Ka-62 can be used in hot climates and fly over the sea area.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 30 Apr 2016 11:57

It appears that Russia has taken a policy of standing upto and countering any US/NATO intrusion into its sphere of influence,vital to its security,whether it be the Black Sea,Baltic,whatever.Here's the latest encounter.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04 ... nce-plane/
Russian jet fighter 'did barrel roll over US reconnaissance plane'

A Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighter
By Telegraph Reporters
29 April 2016 • 7:52pm

A Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighter did a barrel roll over a US reconnaissance plane in international airspace, CNN said on Friday, citing two US defence officials in the Baltic Sea region.

CNN said the Russian fighter came within about 100 feet of the American reconnaissance plane as it performed the dangerous, high-speed manoeuvre.

A Pentagon statement later reportedly clarified that the Russian plane had come within 25 feet of the American plane:

"This unsafe and unprofessional air intercept has the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all aircrews involved," Pentagon spokesman Commander Bill Urban said in a statement.

"More importantly, the unsafe and unprofessional actions of a single pilot have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries," he said.

The incident comes amid increasingly aggressive Russian military behavior toward Western countries. Russian jets buzzed a U.S. warship in the Baltic Sea earlier this month.

"There have been repeated incidents over the last year where Russian military aircraft have come close enough to other air and sea traffic to raise serious safety concerns, and we are very concerned with any such behavior," Urban said.

The United States has made formal protests in the past when the militaries of other countries have performed similar manoeuvres.

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The incident comes amid increasingly aggressive Russian military behavior toward Western countries. Russian jets recently buzzed a US warship in the Baltic Sea.

In that incident, on April 14, a Russian jet "performed erratic and aggressive manoeuvres" as it flew dangerously close to a US plane.

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, said after that incident: "We condemn this kind of behavior. It is reckless. It is provocative. It is dangerous."

Russia has demonstrated its resurgent military might with its recent air campaign in Syria, which helped President Bashar al-Assad's military win a series of victories in recent weeks.

The military used the Syrian operation to test new types of weapons in actual combat for the first time, including long-range air- and sea-launched cruise missiles.

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Postby Austin » 30 Apr 2016 12:01

Such interception are common the only thing is if its done safely , the american claim its unsafe , the russian claim it is safe.

I recollect reading in AW&ST the RC-135 makes a regular flight to Bay of Bengal to during the time on Agni launch to gather intel.

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Postby Austin » 02 May 2016 13:15

BMD-4M and BTR-MDM airborne armoured vehicles enter officially in service with Russian army

http://www.armyrecognition.com/april_20 ... 04163.html

Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has officially brought into service BMD-4M Sadovnitsa (Gardener) airborne infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) and BTR-MDM Rakushka (Shell) armoured personnel carrier (APC) developed by the Tractor Plants concern, according to a Russian military source.

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Russian BMD-4M airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicle at rehearsal in Alabino of 2016 Victory Day Parade, April 22, 2016 (Photo Copyright Vitaly Kuzmin)

"Both vehicles have successfully passed trials, shooting their cuffs. Russian Government issued the related ordinance in mid-April," the source said.

BMD-4M Sadovnitsa is the latest development of BMD-4 Bakhcha (Melon Field) AIFV. BMD-4M features new hull, engine, chassis, applique armour plates and other components. The vehicle is equipped with Bakhcha-U manned combat turret. Bakhcha-U has received 100mm 2A70 gun-launcher, 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon and 7.62mm PKT/PKTM coaxial machinegun.

BTR-MDM Rakushka air-droppable APC based on BMD-4 is intended for replacement of ageing BTR-D carriers with Russian Airborne Forces (Russian acronym: VDV). The vehicle features 12.7mm 6P49 Kord heavy machinegun as the main weapon.

Earlier, the Vice-President and a part-owner of the Tractor Plants concern, Albert Bakov said that the company would be able to launch the production of approximately 200 BMD-4M and BTR-MDM vehicle on an annual basis in late 2016. Russian MoD is planning to get up to 250 BMD-4M/BTR-MDM vehicles within three years under the continuing contract.

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Russian BTR-MDM airborne armoured personnel carrier (APC) at rehearsal in Alabino of 2016 Victory Day Parade, April 22, 2016 (Photo Copyright Vitaly Kuzmin)

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Postby Austin » 04 May 2016 10:10

came across this on secretproject forum cross posting it

Below is something actually happened in 1999. Iraqi MiG-25s evaded six missiles - two AIM-54s, three AIM-120s and one AIM-7.

http://archive.defense.gov/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=852

There were two incidents. The first occurred at approximately 2:15 this morning, Eastern Standard Time. It occurred to the southwest of Baghdad. A U.S. F-15, two U.S. F-15s, were illuminated by Iraqi MIG 25s and they responded by firing air-to-air missiles. The second incident occurred at approximately 2:30 in the morning Eastern Standard Time to the southeast of Baghdad. Both of these occurred when Iraqi planes had dipped below the 33rd Parallel. Two MIG 25s engaged two F-14s flying off the carrier Vinson, and they responded by firing missiles at the Iraqi planes. The Iraqi planes, when they saw that they were engaged and being fired upon, turned sharply and beat a hasty retreat out of the no-fly zone, and the U.S. planes returned safely to their bases.
And in sum, that was the incident. I'd be glad to take your questions.

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Do you have the results of what happened from the firings of the U.S. missiles? Was there any damage done to the Iraqi planes, and did they in any way, shape or form return fire? You've talked about them engaging the U.S. aircraft. What do you mean by that?
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In the first case, I pointed out that to the best of our information, the F-15s were illuminated by the radar in the Iraqi MIG 25s. When this happened, they immediately fired missiles. They fired Sparrow missiles and AMRAAM missiles back. This was the first incident that occurred in the southwest, southwest of Baghdad. The second case, I'm not exactly sure how the engagement took place. But F-14s saw -- two F-14s saw planes over the no-fly zone boundary within the no-fly zone and they fired two Phoenix missiles. In both cases, the Iraqi planes turned quickly and escaped. They quickly left the no-fly zone, and they escaped without being shot down. The American planes returned safely to their bases.
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There was a report --
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Yes, there is a report that a MIG 23 crashed before landing, perhaps because it ran out of gas. We believe that to be the case, but we do not have certainty on that right now.
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Total number of missiles fired?
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There were six missiles fired.
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The F-15s, for instance, carry the AMRAAM and you said the Sparrow. The AMRAAM, according to our facts on file, is a $300,000 plus missile. We've been told in the past it was an extremely accurate medium range missile with a range of 30 to 50 miles. Why did all these missiles miss? I mean, maybe one was understandable, but to have six missiles miss their targets -- is the Pentagon concerned?
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Our missiles are extremely accurate. And they're the best there are. But the fact of the matter is air-to-air combat is an extremely engaging and demanding type of war. And when planes are notified that they're under fire, they turn quickly and change their direction very quickly, their altitude perhaps, very quickly and leave. I don't know a number of things about this engagement that I would have to know to be able to answer that question precisely. But of course, one of the issues is distance, the range between the planes when the missiles are fired, how much time the missile has to reach the plane and how much time the opposing plane has to turn around and go in the other direction, which of course, makes it much more difficult or perhaps impossible for the missile to catch up. Even though the missiles are faster than the planes, if they have to close a very large distance before they run out of fuel, they may not be able to do that.

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Follow up on both the distance question and his air force. On the distance question, are you at least able to say that the planes that were fired upon were within the range that the missiles have from the U.S. --
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I do not know that to be the case because I don't know these precise details at this time. I assume they were in the range. The way the radars are set up, there are circles, and you know where the plane is in relationship to the missile's range at the time the missile is fired. But remember what happens here. As soon -- the Iraqi planes, like our planes, have radar detectors. And they can detect when they're being targeted by radar, and they can detect when the missile is homing in on them. And as soon as they detect that, they immediately change course. And the fastest, the best way to change course is to do a very fast U-turn and start going back in the other direction. So even though they can't fly as fast as the missile goes, they are basically moving away from the missile initially. The easiest type of air-to-air engagement is where two planes are coming at each other and you fire directly at the plane. But most pilots are trained to avoid that. So they make a very sharp turn and fly away from the missile. They can also change their altitude and do other things. They can throw out chaff. So it's not an easy type of engagement. It looks easy in the movies, but it's not easy in real life.

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Could you be a little more specific on what missiles we fired? You mentioned the AMRAAM and the Sparrow. The Navy planes don't carry those by my recollection.
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The Navy planes fired two Phoenix missiles, AIM 54s. I don't know whether one was fired by each plane. I think they can carry as many as six each. But I don't know how many they were carrying or whether each plane fired or one fired two. One Sparrow AIM 7 was fired by an F-15 and three AMRAAMs or AIM 120's were fired by F-15s. And I don't know how many of these were fired by which planes.

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Postby Austin » 04 May 2016 10:29

Russia's Project 11442M Kirov Class Cruiser to be Fitted with 3K22 & 3M22 Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ssile.html
The Project 11442M (NATO reporting name: Kirov-class) Admiral Nakhimov nuclear-powered heavy guided missile cruiser will be equipped with Tsirkon hypersonic missiles during her upgrade, a source in shipbuilding industry told TASS on Tuesday. "The Admiral Nakhimov’s strike system will be replaced with Tsirkon hypersonic missiles as part of her repair and heavy upgrade," the source said.

The Sevmash Shipyard launched the modernization of the Admiral Nakhimov to Project 11442M standard on January 24, 2014. The modernization started with dismounting the large equipment and systems subject to replacement or repair. This slashed the structural weight, which, in turn, made it easier to bring the ship from the berth to the flooding dock. Pontoons were manufactured by Sevmash for the Admiral Nakhimov to get across the flooding dock’s caisson gate.

On October 16, 2014, the head of the Severnoye Design Bureau said that the Admiral Nakhimov would remain in service for 30-40 years after the upgrade: "She will be a drastically upgraded ship, almost a brand-new one. She has a good hull, and the rest will be replaced, except the hull and part of the propulsion plant."

Sevmash and KBSM (Special Machinebuilding Design Bureau) made a deal for 10 modules of 3S14 vertical launch system (VLS) for installation as part of the cruiser’s upgrade. The deal’s value is estimated at 2.559 billion rubles ($39 million). Thus, 20 SM-225 launchers of the 3K-45 Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) system will be replaced with 10 3S14 VLS modules to accommodate 3M-14 (SS-N-30) land-attack and 3M-54 (SS-N-27A Sizzler) antiship cruise missiles of the Kalibr missile system. The ammunition load will total 80 missiles.


The Kalibr is a direct descendant of the Soviet-made 3M-10 Granat (SS-N-21 Sampson) sea-launched cruise missile system - its heavy upgrade, in fact. Soviet-made nuclear warheads - 200-kiloton TK 66-02s in the first place - may be easily demothballed and mounted on the advanced missiles. The TK 66-02 type fitted not only the Granat, but the Kh-55 air-launched and 3M-12 Relief cruise missiles as well (the latter better known as RK-55). The improved 250-kt TK 66-05 model fitted only the Kh-55SM missile. Both warheads weight 140 kg. Another variant is the lighter - 90-kg - 10-kt TK-60 low-yield warhead developed specifically to equip the 3M55 Oniks (SS-N-26 Strobile) antiship missile.

The original Kalibr carries a 500-kg blast-fragmentation warhead. If the conventional warhead is swapped for a nuclear one and the resultant spare internal volume is used rationally, about 400 kg of extra fuel can be carried. This will extend the weapon’s range by another thousand kilometers. To cap it all, the INF Treaty does not cover sea-launched cruise missiles.

The characteristics of the 3K22 Tsirkon system’s 3M22 missile remain classified. According to open sources, the cutting-edge missile may have a range of 400 km and its speed will exceed the sonic speed by five to six times.

The Pyotr Veliky missile cruiser is scheduled for overhaul in the dock in the third or fourth quarter of 2019, with the overhaul to be complete in late 2022. Ten 3S-14 VLS modules will accommodate all of her missiles. Unlike the US-made Mk 41, the Russian-made VLS will house larger and heavier weapons measuring up to 750 mm in diameter, 9,000 mm in length and 4,000 kg (liquid-fuel missile) or 4,500 kg (solid-propellant one) in weight. This affords considerable range, speed and payload advantages.

The designing of the last Soviet missile cruiser (Project 1144) began in the mid-1960s. The lead ship of the five-hull series was laid down by the Baltic Shipyard in Leningrad on March 26, 1974 and was commissioned in 1980. The cruiser was named Kirov. The ships of the class are the world’s largest surface combatants built after WWII, save for aircraft carriers. They displace 24,500 tons, measure 251 m long, have a 140,000-hp nuclear powerplant, a speed of 31 knots and a complement of 728 carry three Kamov Ka-27 (Helix) helicopters. Their main armament is 20 3M-45 Granit antiship missiles with a range of 600 km.

The second cruiser in the class, the Frunze, (renamed Admiral Ushakov in 1992) was commissioned in 1984. Both had been in reserve of the Navy for some time. Two other ships - the Admiral Nakhimov and Pyotr Veliky laid down as the Kalinin in 1983 and Yuri Andropov in 1986 - became operational in 1988 and 1998 respectively. The construction of the fifth cruiser was cancelled.

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Postby Austin » 04 May 2016 10:35

Interesting in that news is the size and yeald of Physic Package for TN Weapon and Fission one.

250-kt TK 66-05 model fitted only the Kh-55SM missile warheads weight 140 kg. Likely this is FBF device , A weight to yeald ratio of 1:1.78
lighter - 90-kg - 10-kt TK-60 low-yield warhead developed specifically to equip the 3M55 Oniks (SS-N-26 Strobile) antiship missile. This one looks like pure fission weapon

Quite possible the TK-60 might be the primary for TK 66-05

The Brahmos/Oniks warhead as in physics package is 90 kg with 10 kt yeald , the 300 kg is the conventional warhead weight of Brahmos , that means 200 kg space for more fuel , The ~ 400 kg additional fuel gives a range of 1000 km more for cruise missile , for 300 kg fuel for Oniks atleast that would translate to 100-200 km.

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Postby vonkabra » 04 May 2016 14:50

Vipul wrote:Ukraine Pitches To Break Russian Monopoly in India.

“We have now managed to make a breakthrough,” according to the Ukrainian diplomat, who added: “India has now decided not to buy [the] electronic support measure system used to detect and track stealth aircraft and Vympel R-27 medium-range air-to-air missiles from us instead of from Russia.”



India has decided not to buy electronic equipment etc. from them and he calls this a breakthrough?

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Postby Karan M » 04 May 2016 15:01

Its probably a typo since we did buy R-27s from them. Even I was confused when I read that. :mrgreen:

A lot we can cooperate on.
http://ukroboronprom.com.ua/design/file ... 6-2017.pdf

Poor Pakistan. Even the Ukrainians will likely stop supplying to them once they get a few large Indian deals.

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Postby Austin » 04 May 2016 16:26

^^ The Ukraine folks have some good stuff in niche area and now they are more than happy to help know due to internal challenges they are facing , Some good stuff like An-178 program is something we should look into , Saudi has recently opted for An-132 transport aircraft which is modified version of An-32.

Other good stuff is their Zorya GT engine , these are high end GT engine and most of our Naval Ships of Soviet/Russian origin and even the newer ones of P-15ABC series are based on those engine , Something we can look to reverse engineer at our end.

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Postby Austin » 04 May 2016 17:00

some semi-official information on recently test hypersonic platform , looks like its a Tech Demonstrator and will be operationalised at the latter stage as its designed to meet any ABM threat that comes 30 years from now , the current deployed system are enough to take threat till that time.

http://vpk.name/news/154586_rossiya_osv ... rzvuk.html

Successfully tested a prototype hypersonic aircraft

In Russia a few days ago have been successfully tested a prototype hypersonic aircraft, designed to equip existing and future inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), Interfax reported, citing a source familiar with the situation. "From the position area in the Orenburg region made ICBM RS-18 (according to Western classification -" Stiletto ") in order to test a promising combat equipment - hypersonic aircraft. Tests found to be successful ", - told the agency.

As explained later, former Russian Security Council Secretary, Academician Andrei Kokoshin, tested hypersonic weapons are intended to guarantee to overcome missile defense system (NMD), which will appear only after 20-30 years or more. According to the academician conducted start - a demonstration that Russia is able to maintain nuclear deterrence and the use of appropriate means in the non-nuclear. Nevertheless, the expert believes that the appearance of these Russian combat systems will not lead to a new arms race. "It begins when the massively deploy these or other means. While this is a demonstration of technical ability, which is also very important to ensure strategic stability. Stage mass deployment of these funds will come later "- Kokoshin said. He also noted that the current missile defense system, as well as those that appear in the next 10-15 years, can be overcome with the help of already existing Russian ICBMs with multiple warheads of individual targeting. Previously, many of the military in the field of missile technology experts expressed in the pages of "NVO" in the sense that the presence of Russian weapons, capable and at hypersonic speed to maneuver the pitch (vertical plane) and yaw (horizontal plane), it will guarantee to overcome any forward-looking system ABM and make it just pointless.

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Postby brar_w » 04 May 2016 17:12

. He also noted that the current missile defense system, as well as those that appear in the next 10-15 years, can be overcome with the help of already existing Russian ICBMs with multiple warheads of individual targeting


That's a point I have been making here as well. Their deterrence isn't threatened by any current, or planned ABM activity. BMD against a near peer is unsustainable and that fact hasn't really changed since the 70's..Detterence is your best BMD at the strategic level. The wiggle room is at the Theater level and of course against non near-pear nations where there is a wider technology gap.


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