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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Barath » 09 Apr 2019 20:45

Austin wrote:Check the link posted above [re Kuznetsov repair]


Austin thanks for the links. -

Just to point out : my russian link is newer than any of your links (4 April 2019/5 days ago). You may have to google translate on it. I think these are ultimately from a Russian Military source telling the Izvestiya that there are differing opinions on value - maybe 2 frigates and an atomic submarine may be better use of the money.

That's why I said the prognosis is still unclear. (And the signal will be the official go-ahead/funding of the dry dock proposal. Plus any news on refit funding revisit)

Summarizing : Certain elements in Russia are unsure about the priority, money, the return on investment and time taken and are waiting for an (overdue) decision to go ahead on the dry dock.

(eg the article talked about either using modifying the Kola Shipyard Novatek or building the navy's own dry dock)
https://www.maritime-executive.com/arti ... f-murmansk [Kola shipyard at Murmansk was to be used for LnG plants, so obviously different set of priority options to be figured]

But all these represent extra funds just to get the carrier back to where it was before the accident. Russia had only allocated half the funds required for the refit even before - it would still be only partial renovation. And Russia had delayed full refit several times before over the years...

Officially the timeline is still the 3 year 2021 refit timeline, but you can figure that the decision, scope of refit and funding has to come first and any timeline change later.

The old tass link was known to me but not the others ... so I liked to read them...

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Kartik » 10 Apr 2019 00:42

Russian Mi-26T2V completes preliminary flight tests

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Russian Helicopters has successfully completed preliminary flight tests of the Mi-26T2V heavy-lift helicopter. The eight-blade Mi-26 has been in production since 1980, can carry a payload of up to 44,000 pounds, and still holds the record for the heaviest mass lifted by a helicopter—125,153.8 pounds. More than 300 have been produced.

The Mi-26T2V is a variant that first flew last August and is fitted with significant upgrades. They include an NPK90-2V digital avionics suite, a sophisticated autopilot that flew the helicopter down to final approach, a night vision goggle compatible cockpit, an improved navigation system and satcom, new energy-absorbing crew seats, and the Vitebsk onboard aircraft defense system. Vitebsk defends against radar, laser, optic-electric, and thermal threats with a combination of an ultraviolet and infrared directional finder, laser and radar detection, optical-electronic suppression, active radar jamming, and chaff dispensers.

The Mi-26 is used mainly by the Russian military to transport heavy military equipment such as mobile ballistic missiles and armored personnel carriers. It is the basis for the new and somewhat smaller Sino-Russian Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL) helicopter currently under development by China’s Avic.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Kartik » 10 Apr 2019 00:50

Further improved Su-25SM3 redeploys to Syria

After almost a year-long absence from the theater, caused by the combat loss on February 3, 2018 of Su-25SM registration RF-95486 and the type’s subsequent withdrawal for rework, the Sukhoi armored attack aircraft has returned to Syria to take part in the pending military operation in the rebel-held province of Idlib. Satellite images released in the past week show four such twin-jets sitting at Khmeimeem, the primary air base for the Russian expeditionary group. Reportedly, this time the type is represented by the most recent variant, the Su-25SM3 that features the Vitebsk-25 self-protection suite, a new wide-angle head-up display (HUD), and an extended weapons arsenal.

Moscow apparently wants to evaluate this improved aircraft in a combat environment, to make sure that the Su-25SM3 is lethal and sufficiently protected against contemporary shoulder-launched missiles such as the 9K38 Igla and the FIM-92 Stinger. The latter was found responsible for downing the ill-fated Su-25SM: the missile finished off the aircraft after it had been hit with 23-mm rapid-fire cannon.

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Outwardly, the SM3-9 (RF-95482, Side 92) differs from Su-25s exhibited earlier by having two L-370-3 S-K25 ECM containers on the outer underwing pylons, which had been used earlier for carrying R-60 air-to-air missiles. The ECM pods are elements of the Vitebsk-25 self-protection suite from the Samara-based Ekran scientific research institute, built around an L-370-3S digital core that generates active jamming patterns in a wide waveband. The suite also includes “Zakhvat” ultra-violet sensors to detect incoming missiles. The Vitebsk-25 automatically detects and analyses threats, and sets jamming patterns to fool SAMs employing radar for target detection and/or missile guidance. Additionally, it issues commands to release chaff, flares, and other decoys in sequences and combinations for optimum effect. The Vitebsk-25 can also provide targeting information for Kh-58 anti-radiation missiles.


Aircraft 92 is also fitted with the SOLT-25 multi-mode electro-optical system in place of the outdated Klen-PS laser target designator of the original Su-25. It can detect and automatically track moving targets such as tanks and helicopters by day or night, and in all weathers at a distance up to 5 miles (8 km), providing pinpoint accuracy. The system has several channels, including 16x electro-optics, TV channel, thermal imager, and a laser designator/rangefinder.

Although earlier upgrades had already introduced satellite-aided navigation, the SM3 employs a state-of-the-art PPA-S/V-06 GPS/Glonass receiver with metric accuracy and enhanced functionality including waypoint reprogramming. Coupled with the SVP-24-25 trajectory computing system working in conjunction with the PrNK-25SM navigation/aiming and SUO-39M fire control systems, both hosted on digital computers, the Su-25SM3 can hit targets with precision from medium altitudes, whereas the original Su-25 was intended only for low-altitude fire passes. Improved fire control systems allow for a wider choice of air-launched munitions, including KAB-500S GPS/Glonass bombs.

Outfitted with a KSS-25 secure datalink (in place of the older radio and data exchange systems), a Su-25SM3 can act as an element in the automated battlefield management system of the Russian Armed Forces that employs various reconnaissance and strike systems under a network-centric concept.

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Compared to early SM/SM3s, the more recent variant has a newer HUD offering a wider view angle, while the only liquid-crystal multifunction display in the flight deck is now supplemented by a provisional 5-inch LCD control panel that can be attached to the HUD. In 2015-2018 the Russian defense ministry placed orders totaling 22 aircraft and is likely to keep the Aircraft Repair Plant No. 121 in Kubinka converting original Su-25s into the SM3 version at a minimal rate of four annually. Earlier, the enterprise converted 84 Frogfoots into the Su-25SM version.


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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby tushar_m » 10 Apr 2019 08:28

3M54 "Kalibr", Russian cruise missile, over Northern Syria (Video)

https://twitter.com/SyriaWarReports/sta ... 2393768960


*don't know how to post the video from twitter

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby chola » 11 Apr 2019 12:14

A strange but rather worrisome decision by the Russkies to sink more money into SU-33 airframes from the 1990s and not use that money to buy more new MiG-29Ks.

Even if there were no carrier, an investment on a currently produced platform is better.

But it seems MiG has only one steady stream of income on the 29K and that's us.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2019-04-10/su-33-begin-2nd-phase-upgrade-while-russia-mulls-carrier-options

Su-33 To Begin 2nd Phase Upgrade While Russia Mulls Carrier Options

by Vladimir Karnozov
April 10, 2019, 4:07 AM


The Su-33 fleet entered service in the 1990s and was the Russian navy's only carrier-borne fighter until the MiG-29K/KUB joined it on the deck of Kuznetsov in late 2016.

Having made a decision to proceed with a second phase of the Sukhoi Su-33 carrier fighter’s modernization, the Russian navy is yet to determine whether to proceed with the repair and modernization of its only carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, or order her replacement.

“With the first phase of the modernization now complete, we are preparing for the second phase, centering on higher engine thrust, improved detection system, and the like so as to make the Su-33 a truly multi-role aircraft,” Major General Igor Kozhin, chief for aviation with the Russian navy, told journalists. This effort may not apply to all surviving aircraft and rather involve only those airframes that have sufficient lifetime remaining, so as to keep them operational until 2025, he clarified.

Reportedly, the modernization plan also calls for secure data exchange in real time between the Su-33 and MiG-29K/KUB fighters. For cost-efficiency, the aged aircraft is likely to retain its original N-001 Mech radar, but its functionality will be extended through technology insertions already tested on similar equipment in Russian Air and Space Force Su-27SM3 and Su-30M2 aircraft. That includes the ability to engage two aerial targets simultaneously with radar-guided missiles, as well as ground-mapping.

The Russian navy received about 30 Su-33s before production terminated in 1999. Up to 20 of them have undergone the “first phase” of the modernization at the Sukhoi manufacturing plant in Komsomolsk-upon-Amur, and Aircraft Repair Plant no. 20 in Pushkino. They feature satellite-aided navigation, a new radar warning receiver, and the SVP-24-33 computing system for accurate strikes with free-fall bombs. The second phase of the upgrade extends the Su-33’s arsenal through the addition of precision-guided munitions.

The original Su-33 is powered by two AL-31F Series 03 turbofans each developing 28,220 pounds (125.6 kN) of thrust in full afterburner. New engines will provide 29,760 pounds of thrust, as well as burn less fuel with an extended time between overhaul and lifetime through the replacement of the analog control system by a digital one. Higher thrust will enable the Su-33 to perform ski-ramp takeoffs from Kuznetsov at a higher gross weight.


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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 11 Apr 2019 12:28

Russia already bought 24 Mig-29KR and you dont want to throw the Flanker out if it can be upgraded and life extended speicially if you can do for newer 20 Airframes and give it multirole capability.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby chola » 11 Apr 2019 12:58

Austin wrote:Russia already bought 24 Mig-29KR and you dont want to throw the Flanker out if it can be upgraded and life extended speicially if you can do for newer 20 Airframes and give it multirole capability.


Why not, Austin ji. The USN threw out hundreds of F-14s with newer airframes (at the time than the SU-33s) circa 2005. Money were not put into upgrades but into the SHornet in production. The F-14 was far more potent for its time than the SU-33 could ever be now.

It seems to me a waste of resources to spend it upgrading an old platform if you think your future is in the new product. The fact that Roos only bought the 29K after us, at the half the numbers and is upgrading three decade old air frames instead of buying the new product to support the line makes me think that they are not sold on the 29K as their future.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Aditya_V » 11 Apr 2019 13:10

Probably the Russians are manufacturing stuff for J-15 series some of which they can use for the fleet, it is naive to PLAAF and PLAN have full control on J- 15 and J-16 series. Russia's still has control on the manufacturing of these. only J-17, JH-7 and J-20 are Chinese Designs, J-10 I think Israleis still ahve some IP.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby chola » 11 Apr 2019 13:16

^^^ Good point. It would make sense if they are doing the upgrade with parts they are supplying the chinis for the J-15. Which probably makes a new naval flanker from Russia a possibility. But I guess they need to fix the Kuznetsov first. lol

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 11 Apr 2019 13:17

chola wrote:
Austin wrote:Russia already bought 24 Mig-29KR and you dont want to throw the Flanker out if it can be upgraded and life extended speicially if you can do for newer 20 Airframes and give it multirole capability.


Why not, Austin ji. The USN threw out hundreds of F-14s with newer airframes (at the time than the SU-33s) circa 2005. Money were not put into upgrades but into the SHornet in production. The F-14 was far more potent for its time than the SU-33 could ever be now.

It seems to me a waste of resources to spend it upgrading an old platform if you think your future is in the new product. The fact that Roos only bought the 29K after us, at the half the numbers and is upgrading three decade old air frames instead of buying the new product to support the line makes me think that they are not sold on the 29K as their future.


US can throw a lot of things because they can print money from thin air and export inflation.

Other countries dont have these luxuries and have to make do with what they have that includes Russia , India and many other , Much like we didnt threw the Mig-21, Jags or 27 and upgrade it till its TTL life expired , Su-27 is still a very modern ac with 4th gen design and an upgrade with multirole capability is always welcome so far they have just been pure AD and dropping Dumb Bomb with SVP-24 upgrade with better accuracy.

Su-33 is very good design better than the Su-27S and can remain competent for next 30 years provided it has TTL with upgrades , Suggest you read the Flanker Book by Yefim Gordon

https://www.amazon.com/Sukhoi-27-30-33- ... way&sr=8-1

This is a good book on all Flanker variant for english speaking world , but the best one written by the people who worked on Flanker still remains in Russian.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby chola » 11 Apr 2019 13:25

^^^ Your opinion and your suggestion taken, Austin ji. Yefim Gordon is a respected name I've seen on many a forum but have not actually read yet so now is a good time!

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 11 Apr 2019 14:25

Weclome Chola Ji , Yefim is the best money can buy for English speaking world and most of his work are worth the money you pay.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby UlanBatori » 15 May 2019 02:11

2000km range hypersonic mijjile carried on MiG-31
President Vladimir Putin made a stop in Russia’s Southern Astrakhan region to look over some of the country’s most impressive modern aerial weaponry, including a MiG-31 jet armed with the “invincible” hypersonic Kinzhal missile.
Just before heading to Sochi for a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Putin made a grand entrance in the Southern city of Akhtubinsk accompanied by an entourage of six Su-57 jets. The pit-stop was made so the president could see an exposition of the latest and most powerful weapons Russia has in its aerial combat arsenal.
Aside from the supersonic interceptor MiG-31, the president also got a sneak peek at some up-and-coming unmanned aerial tech currently in development. The inspection also included Russian air force standards like the Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-30SM fighters, and the Navy’s MiG-29K.
Putin’s tour is part of a series of meetings dedicated to improving the country’s military capacity. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov was sure to tell the press, however, that the visit was not intended to send any signals before Putin sat down for talks with the hawkish Pompeo.


Per Wikidevata, Mach 10, 2000km, TNW 100-500kT :shock:

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Cain Marko » 15 May 2019 13:37

Austin wrote:Weclome Chola Ji , Yefim is the best money can buy for English speaking world and most of his work are worth the money you pay.

The book is fantastic.... And try to get the one on the fulcrum too if you can.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Kartik » 17 May 2019 01:04

Putin may order 76 Su-57 fighters for the Russian Air Force, to be delivered by 2028

Putin calls for additional Su-57s and Mi-28NMs

With six Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighters providing an escort to the presidential Ilyushin Il-96-300 VVIP transport, Vladimir Putin arrived in style on May 14 at the Valery Chkalov State Flight Test Center (GLITs) in Akhtubinsk, southern Russia, to inspect the base and talk to its personnel.

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Commenting on multi-role fighters, Putin noted that the Su-35S and Su-57 are “now at the final phase of state acceptance trials”—meaning that their flight and weapons testing are not completed. However, these two types “feature unique performance and are considered the best in the world,” he observed.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Singha » 21 Jun 2019 22:21



spetsnaz recce forces in hills west of the jihadi held al ghab plain, hama, syria

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby jaysimha » 18 Jul 2019 15:35

https://aviasalon.com/assets/download/L ... in-eng.pdf

83 BrahMos Aerospace India
84 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited India in MAKS 2019 airshow..........

can we expect LCA there ???

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby MeshaVishwas » 24 Jul 2019 18:25

Really enjoyable display of the MiG-21 at RIAT2019.Camerawork great too.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Aditya_V » 25 Jul 2019 18:07

MeshaVishwas wrote:Really enjoyable display of the MiG-21 at RIAT2019.Camerawork great too.


Interesting a Mig 21 is able to complete a vertical loop which I am yet to see JF-17 or J-20 do.

​J-20s in conservative flying display over Zhuhai
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ai-453351/

While the performance highlighted the type’s large size, there was a lack of aggressive maneuvers, such as the falling leaf and tight vertical loops. At air shows, such maneuvers are routine for the types to which the J-20 is most often compared, the Lockheed Martin F-22, and the Sukhoi Su-35.

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Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 29 Jul 2019 21:00

This is OT

BTW, has anyone wondered how two S-400 systems supplied to two not so friendly countries with contiguous borders are actually going to work and we, in reality, have a third even more unfriendly country in the mix from where our not so friendly neighbor may, in the near future, choose to base some of his S-400 batteries under the guise of protecting his "economic assets" and effectively provide the S-400 cover to the more unfriendly country.

or have we just been scammed again.

yes, I understand about different frequencies and all that but one still can't help wondering after the cockup and the Gorshkov saga

The S-400 is a powerful asset and we need it for sure but haven't the ruskis moved on to the S-500 now.

shouldn't we too do the same.

A naval version is the likely armament for the new Lider-class destroyer due to enter service after 2020.

wiki

The S-500 is a new-generation surface-to-air missile system. It is designed for intercepting and destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as hypersonic cruise missiles and aircraft,[10][11] for air defense against Airborne Early Warning and Control and for jamming aircraft. With a planned range of 600 km (370 mi) for anti-ballistic missile (ABM) and 400 km (250 mi) for the air defence,[12] the S-500 would be able to detect and simultaneously engage up to 10 ballistic hypersonic targets flying at a speed of 5 kilometres per second (3.1 mi/s; 18,000 km/h; 11,000 mph)[13][14] to a limit of 7 km/s (4.3 mi/s; 25,000 km/h; 16,000 mph).[15][16] It also aims at destroying hypersonic cruise missiles and other aerial targets at speeds of higher than Mach 5, as well as spacecraft.[11] The altitude of a target engaged can be as high as 180–200 km (110–120 mi).[10] It is effective against ballistic missiles with a launch range of 3,500 km (2,200 mi), the radar reaches a radius of 3,000 km (1,300 km for the EPR 0,1 square meter).[17][18][19] Other targets it has been announced to defend against include: unmanned aerial vehicles, low Earth orbit- satellites, and space weapons launched from hypersonic aircraft, drones, and hypersonic orbital platforms.[20]

The system will be highly mobile and will have rapid deployability. Experts believe that the system's capabilities can affect enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles at the middle and end portions of flight,[12] but reports by Almaz-Antey say that the external target-designation system (RLS Voronezh-DM and missile defense system A-135 radar Don-2N) will be capable of mid-early flight portion interceptions of enemy ballistic missiles, which is one of the final stages of the S-500 project. It is to have a response time of less than 4 seconds (Compared to the S-400's less than 10)

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Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Postby kit » 12 Aug 2019 14:09

Sukhoi S70 wingman flying


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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby wig » 13 Aug 2019 04:18

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49319160
some interesting details on the rocket engine explosion. this was a nuclear powered engine
The Russian state nuclear agency, Rosatom, said the experts had been testing a nuclear-powered engine. But it gave no further technical details.
The test was on an offshore platform in the Arctic, at a naval test range.
Russia has previously tested a nuclear-powered cruise missile, "Burevestnik".
But officials did not specify the system involved in Thursday's disastrous test.
The explosion was followed by a 40-minute radiation spike in Severodvinsk, a city 40km (25 miles) east of the Nyonoksa test range, by the White Sea.
Severodvinsk officials said radiation in the city reached 2 microsieverts per hour, then fell back to the normal 0.11 microsieverts. Both levels are too small to cause radiation sickness.
Three other engineers were injured in the blast, and are now in hospital, Rosatom said.


and
He named the five as: Alexei Vyushin (a designer and software specialist); Yevgeny Korotayev (senior electrical engineer); Vyacheslav Lipshev (head of the scientific testing team); Sergei Pichugin (testing engineer); Vladislav Yanovsky (deputy head of the scientific testing department).
Initially the defence ministry said the explosion on 8 August had involved a liquid-fuel rocket engine, and gave the death toll as two, without specifying the victims.
Later, Rosatom said the test had involved a "radio-isotope propellant source" and had taken place on an offshore platform.

The engineers had completed testing, but suddenly a fire broke out and the engine exploded, throwing the men into the sea, Rosatom said.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby wig » 13 Aug 2019 10:38

news from other news sites on the nuclear leak

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... ar-reactor
excerpts
Russian scientists have indicated that they were working on miniaturised sources of nuclear energy when a rocket engine exploded last week, increasing scrutiny of the possibility that the accident occurred while testing an experimental cruise missile powered by a small reactor.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russ ... SKCN1UZ2H5
excerpts
Two experts said in separate interviews with Reuters that a liquid rocket propellant explosion would not release radiation.

They said that they suspected the explosion and the radiation release resulted from a mishap during the testing of a nuclear-powered cruise missile at a facility outside the village of Nyonoksa.

“Liquid fuel missile engines exploding do not give off radiation, and we know that the Russians are working on some kind of nuclear propulsion for a cruise missile,” said Ankit Panda, an adjunct senior fellow with the Federation of American Scientists.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby kit » 13 Aug 2019 12:36

wig wrote:news from other news sites on the nuclear leak

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... ar-reactor
excerpts
Russian scientists have indicated that they were working on miniaturised sources of nuclear energy when a rocket engine exploded last week, increasing scrutiny of the possibility that the accident occurred while testing an experimental cruise missile powered by a small reactor.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russ ... SKCN1UZ2H5
excerpts
Two experts said in separate interviews with Reuters that a liquid rocket propellant explosion would not release radiation.

They said that they suspected the explosion and the radiation release resulted from a mishap during the testing of a nuclear-powered cruise missile at a facility outside the village of Nyonoksa.

“Liquid fuel missile engines exploding do not give off radiation, and we know that the Russians are working on some kind of nuclear propulsion for a cruise missile,” said Ankit Panda, an adjunct senior fellow with the Federation of American Scientists.


It is a two stage propulsion with the nuclear one as second stage. The issue seems to be the liquid first stage.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Kartik » 14 Aug 2019 04:37

From AW&ST. Posting only excerpts and not the full article.

the article confirms that R-77M or Izd.180 BVRAAM contract has been signed for the Su-57. And most importantly for the LCH vs Apache or Mi-28 comparison, look at the equipment difference in terms of the Longbow or N035M radar and what capabilities it offers for surface target detection. Would be very interesting to see if the AH-64E Apaches can datalink with the LCH gunships to transfer target data packages. That would be a massive force multiplier for the IA and IAF.

Another interesting point is that the Russians discovered what the Americans discovered earlier- that gunships need a lot of protection over modern battlefields. I know the LCH has Laser Warning Receiver, Radar Warning Receiver and also MAWS, but we might need to look into decoy launching systems as well, just like the Russians are.

Mi-28NM
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Inside Russia's modernised Mi-28NM

Piotr Butowski Moscow

A decade-long effort to upgrade Russia’s Mi-28N attack helicopter recently paid off with a Russian government order for 98 Mi-28NMs that calls for deliveries through 2027.

The order was signed as part of a $16 billion package of 46 contracts that included the purchase of 76 Su-57 fighters to be delivered by the end of 2027. MKB Vympel, a Russian research and defense firm, also received an order for new beyond-visual range Izdeliye 180 (meaning Item 180) (R-77M) guided air-to-air missiles for the Su-57s, .....

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The Mi-28NM (Item 296) has a list of significant upgrades. It received a new N025M radar mounted at the top of rotor’s mast, a new OPS-28M Tor-M electro-optical turret carried in a much bulkier cylindrical housing under the nose, and a new pilot’s SMS-550 turret that replaced the previous TOES-521. The crew received NSTsI-V helmet-mounted sight and display systems; testbed trials of the NSTsI-V were completed in early 2017 and the prototype was installed on the first Mi-28NM.

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Radar still imperfect

The N025M radar developed by GRPZ at Ryazan is a two-range, Ka- and X-band radar used for surface mapping, detection of surface targets, and indication of targets for electro-optical sight, as well as weather and air-to-air functions. The third channel is an L-band identification friend or foe system. The radar’s antennas and transmitter are installed inside a transparent ball at the top of helicopter’s main rotor mast, while the rest is in the fuselage. The radar in the M version, like the previous N025, still does not acquire targets for the weaponry directly, but provides preliminary coordinates for the OPS-28M electro-optical turret. The N025 radar on present production helicopters works in Ka-band only.

Khrizantema

The basic Mi-28N carries eight (or a maximum of 16) 9M120 radio-command guidance anti-tank missiles of Ataka-VN systems. In the Mi-28NM, the systems are replaced with laser-beam-riding 9M120-1 Ataka-VM versions and new Khrizantema-VM anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) with combined laser-beam and radar guidance. As a result, the bulge of the radio-command data link antenna became useless and has been removed from the helicopter’s nose. Instead, the upgraded OPS-28M electro-optical turret has been fitted with a new LSN-296 (Lasernaya Sistema Navedeniya) laser-beam missile homing system required to employ the new missiles—instead of the simpler LD-294 laser rangefinder used on previous aircraft.

The 9M123M Khrizantema-VM is a further development of the Ataka; it reaches the same range of 6-km (3.7-mi) but has a more powerful warhead. It has two guidance channels: semi-automatic, laser-beam-riding guidance and automatic millimeter-wave radar homing. Thanks to this, two missiles can be simultaneously guided toward two separate targets. Using the radar guidance, the missile can be used at night in difficult weather conditions (fog, rain or snow), or under a smokescreen. However, the use of Khrizantema in the radar-homing mode requires additional radar that works in 2-3mm wavelength (100-150 GHz frequency), different from of the main radar’s 8mm (Ka-band). Therefore, the helicopter has to carry the separate guidance radar in a large underwing pod.


The platform changes are minor, except for installation of new VK-2500P engines with improved hot- and high-capability developed by Klimov—a St. Petersburg-based manufacturer of gas turbine engines—as well as a new TA14-130-28 auxiliary power unit (APU) provided by Aerosila. The new main rotor blades installed on the Mi-28NM allow a 10% increase in maximum speed and a 13% increase in cruise speed, according to Mil. The NPPU-280 gun mount has been reshaped. A new communication suite KSS-28NM (S-406-2NM) enables the helicopter’s operation within the army aviation’s command system.

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Lessons from War

The Russians have drawn the same conclusion from a series of conflicts—Afghan, then Chechen and now Syrian: The self-protection of helicopters over the battlefield is insufficient.

Since the Syrian campaign, Russia’s military is retrofitting army helicopters with the L370 Vitebsk self-protection system. Work on its L417 Zabor successor has been sped up.

The Mi-28NM has a self-defense suite, L370V28 Vitebsk (for export L370V28E Prezident-S28), controlled by a central computing system. The L150-28M radar and L-140M laser warning receivers have been modernized. Additionally, L370-2 ultraviolet missile approach warning sensors and an L370V28-5L laser-based directional infrared countermeasure system have been introduced. A new decoy launching system is under development.


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Postby Kartik » 14 Aug 2019 04:58

From AW&ST

Joint evaluation trials of Su-57 fighters to be completed this year. 76 Su-57s by 2028..Not a very high rate of production. I think they're keeping it at what is the lowest sustainable rate till they manage to secure some export orders or till when the next variant comes with some upgraded systems.

No AESA radar for the MiG-35 for the Russian Aerospace Forces.

MOSCOW—The Russian Aerospace Forces expect to complete joint evaluation trials of the Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter this year, Lt. Gen. Sergey Dronov, the service’s deputy commander, told local media on Aug. 12.

“Serial purchases are planned to start after completion” of the trials, he said.

The Su-57, previously known as the Sukhoi T-50, was developed under the PAK FA program to replace the service’s fourth-generation Su-27/30 Flankers. The aircraft made its first flight in 2010. Ten prototypes were involved in the flight-test program, with more airframes used for ground tests. The Su-57 was also tested in combat operations in Syria in 2018.

The military plans to re-equip three regiments with the new fighters by 2028. The contract for 76 aircraft was officially signed by the defense ministry in June.

Initial batches are likely to be powered by Al-41F turbofan engines (previously known as Izdelie 117), derived from the Al-31F powerplant used by the Sukhoi Flanker family. A more powerful engine for the Su-57—the Izdelie 30 (Item 30)—began flight tests in 2017.

Dronov said the Su-57 will continue to test new weapons. “The main task today is to adapt it to the list [of weapons] it is designed to carry,” Dronov said, cited by the Interfax newswire.

The Aerospace Forces are also testing the MiG-35 generation 4++ light fighter, he confirmed. “The government trials of MiG-35 are planned to end in 2021,” Dronov said. The military placed the first order for six of the type a year ago. The MiG-35 is a modernized variant of the MiG-29 Fulcrum family. It features an upgraded airframe, larger fuel tank, a pair of more powerful Klimov RD-33MK engines and a new electro-optical station.


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Postby kit » 16 Aug 2019 19:06

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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/russias-new-arms-gives-us-room-pause-missiles-putin


In the Aug. 8 incident, Russian scientists were reportedly testing the Burevestnik missile system, which is also known as the 9M730 or, in NATO, as the SSC-X-9 Skyfall. The Russian government hasn't openly stated that it was the Burevestnik that exploded, but the few details it has shared point in that direction. Different statements have described a missile launched from an offshore test platform that included a small power source that used radioactive materials — the exact qualities that set the Burevestnik apart as a missile system. Indeed, the Burevestnik's use of a miniature nuclear reactor would give it virtually unlimited range.

Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted of this unlimited range when he announced a number of strategic weapons under development in a state of the nation address in March 2018, heralding the Burevestnik and five other weapon systems that are meant to reinforce Russia's ability to maintain a strategic deterrent against the United States.

Don't know who names these systems, but the name itself "SSC-X-9 Skyfall" speaks a lot, one missile capable of laying waste to an entire country for centuries, apparently not doomsday weapons .. this one is right beside the Poseidon as a mega weapon.. Nukes coming out of closet to the main stream

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby brar_w » 16 Aug 2019 22:06

Kartik wrote:
No AESA radar for the MiG-35 for the Russian Aerospace Forces.


At this pace [AESA on MiG-35 was on offer/proposed last decade for MMRCA] it is probably a safe bet that the IN could get an Uttam derives AESA into a MiG-29K faster than waiting for the MiG-35 AESA to be in service and have its niggles ironed out over time. Just goes to show that sometime there is a fairly wide gap between capability proposed on paper and actually possible within realistic cost and timeframe [and one that isn’t so bespoke that you are left with financing its iterative development, upgrade etc on your own]. The radar was proposed as a low risk proposal under MRCA and a decade later it is still not operational in numbers.

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Postby Philip » 25 Aug 2019 10:35

Nessweek reports that the Russian Navy will get 6 subs next year, the most for 25 yrs. after the demise of the USSR.1 Borei SSBN, 2 Yasen-M improved SSGNs and the special purpose Belgorod, armed with the new Kanyon doomsday nuclear powered N- tipped torpedo.All nuclear boats.In addition 2 of the latest Kilo 636.6 diesel boats for its Far Eastern fleet also armed with Kalibirs. That is a huge capability just in one year.If this building capability is kept up for a few more years, the RuN will have a virtually new fleet of the latest N - boats replacing Sov.- era boats.Some of these giant subs have also been extensively repaired and upgraded with several decades of life left in them, armed with new ballistic and cruise missiles like Yakhont and Kalibir - ER.

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Postby Zynda » 26 Aug 2019 19:56

This video is amazing and hilarious at same time...


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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Khalsa » 27 Aug 2019 17:01

Zynda wrote:This video is amazing and hilarious at same time...



Was that a stress test of the landing gear for the Navalised version ?
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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby John » 30 Aug 2019 02:30

In the Aug. 8 incident, Russian scientists were reportedly testing the Burevestnik missile system, which is also known as the 9M730 or, in NATO, as the SSC-X-9 Skyfall.

Looks like it was triggered during sea recovery operation one of vessels involved exploded.

" US intel report says mysterious Russian explosion was triggered by recovery mission of nuclear-powered missile, not a test

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/29/intel-s ... -test.html

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 02 Sep 2019 12:38

Just the opposite the MAKS 2019 Offical Information revels Stealth and Supercruise plus others

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Sukhoi Product Portfolio

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Postby Austin » 02 Sep 2019 13:04

Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik with Flat Nozzle Displayed at MAKS , Official Specs mentioned at MAKS , Range 6000 km , Flight Ceiling 18,000 m , Serial Deliveries by 2025

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Vips » 02 Sep 2019 19:13

Austin wrote:Just the opposite the MAKS 2019 Offical Information revels Stealth and Supercruise plus others

Translated here https://forum.keypublishing.com/filedat ... 1567190481


Gives absolutely no information on the level of stealth. It is stealthy compared to the 4 Gen bird but is it fully stealthy as a 5th Gen is meant to be and as demoed by F22?

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Manish_P » 02 Sep 2019 19:53

Incidentally is there any non US, non US aligned analysis of the stealth levels of the F22?

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Cain Marko » 03 Sep 2019 04:19

Austin wrote:Sukhoi Product Portfolio

High Res https://ibb.co/jZyRMSn

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That's some serious eye candy :shock:


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