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Russian weapons and military technology

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 08 Feb 2017 12:43

The large stock of these types could be made use of by the IN,acquiring a few more modernised IL-38s at least at reasonable cost. The Bears have unmatched range and endurance and kitted out with BMos ASMs of 600KM+,plus even strat. missiles.desi LRCMs, would be very formidable assets in taking the war to the enemy n his own doorstep,as the Russians have been doing with their Bear flights to the UK's airspace.

Austim,true,Ru types have also had their problems,but are rarely touted as much as western manufacturers do. The fact that a Russian sub can detect an RN "stealth" warship ,with so much of special features is a v.interesting reflection,why the IN should invest more of its money in UW warfare,where it is sorely depleted in subs and is facing an enormous challenge from the Sino-Pak JV.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Cain Marko » 08 Feb 2017 16:57

So what is the difference, if any between the 2007_2010 mig35 and this new one.? Just a newer aesa. Nothing truly radical. Still great bang for the buck though.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Singha » 08 Feb 2017 17:04

I think its main failing is the overly limited range due to 2 engines on a small trim fuselage.
I dont believe its wiki combat radius of 1000km. there are no structural mods over the older Mig29K to add more internal fuel.

a block52 F16 with CFT will outrange it handily

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Postby Austin » 08 Feb 2017 17:11

Cain Marko wrote:So what is the difference, if any between the 2007_2010 mig35 and this new one.? Just a newer aesa. Nothing truly radical. Still great bang for the buck though.


Here is article from Ilya Kramnik
What to expect from the new fighter OKB Mikoyan

https://lenta.ru/articles/2017/02/03/littleandlate/

New look for the MiG-29

MiG-35 - very "meaningful" index in the history of domestic aviation. At various times, under him understand the different machines, including fundamentally dissimilar. In particular, in the 1990s, it was assumed that the index of the MiG-35 fighter will get a promising new generation, whose prototype was shown under the symbol MiG-1.44.

In the future, under the MiG-35 development projects were understood modernized machines MiG-29M2 aircraft and perspective - the tenderer MMRCA for the Indian Air Force.

Putting together the characteristics that distinguish the MiG-35 from predecessors, can be identified as follows:

* The availability of promising radar "Zhuk-A" with the active phased array antenna;
* An increased maximum takeoff weight, which allowed to increase the combat load and fuel supply;
* The use of cell technology to reduce radar visibility;
* The use of RD-33MK engines with thrust vector control;
* Improved wire control system and avionics open architecture.

Part of the improvements, however, are planning to introduce in the production process. According to available information, the radar with an active phased array antenna will be installed only with the 30-th in a row of serial machines.

Domestic long Air Force were not interested in the purchase of new MiGs in general, allocating funds up to a limited amount of work on the repair of front machines. By the early 2010s this led to what is easier, cheaper and mass in the Air Force MiG Russian inferior in the number of costly and heavy vehicles Sukhoi. The new project then developed primarily with a view to export, mainly to the "mother of all tenders" - Indian MMRCA.

This race MiG eventually lost, but the Russian Defense Ministry has returned interest remains the main supplier. The successful operation of the Kursk regiment on the MiG-29 SMT (the first in more than a decade and a half) and the need to be in the Air Force easier and affordable car than a new "dry", forced the military to draw attention to the options for the development of the MiG-29 platform.

The first serial multifunctional MiG became deck MiG-29K: in 2004, India signed a contract for the supply of 16 deck machines aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya", while tunable in Severodvinsk from the former Soviet heavy aircraft carrier "Admiral Gorshkov", and in 2010 - yet 45 machines. This figure includes both single MiG-29K and "doubles" MiG-29KUB.

In 2012, the car deck were ordered for the Russian Navy: Navy is to get 20 MiG-29K and four "doubles". In 2014, the military ordered 16 more MiG-29 SMT total cost (including land funds) around 17 billion rubles. As noted in the Ministry of Defense reported that "a contract is an operational measure of maintaining the combat readiness of the park light fighters." In addition, the Deputy Minister Yury Borisov said that "this order will allow the company to look to the future and will be a good starting point for the production of new aircraft such as the MiG-35C».

New lightweight

With all the improvements in the MiG-35 has lost a number of advantages inherent light fighter - in particular, the ability to operate with poor airfield (which was one of the distinguishing features of the original MiG-29, which has received this top "gills" air intakes), a small take-off weight and low price. So, will develop a new class of machine, especially considering the activity of competitors.

If we talk about competitors, it is primarily the Swedish fighter JAS-39 the Gripen, in the 2000s firmly spelled out in the international market, China's new J-10 Machine (weight category MiG-29/35) and FC-1 (in the classroom MiG-21). Finally, the US fifth generation fighter F-35 to replace the most massive fighter 4th generation F-16 US Air Force and its allies. This F-16 is still offered for export.

On the one hand, the presence of these machines (especially the F-35) called for urgent action to upgrade the Russian Air Force - making basis for the Air Force heavy and expensive aircraft Sukhoi would be too costly. On the other - Russia needed a fighter, able to compete with foreign light and medium vehicles (and there are already at the forefront of F-16 "Gripen" fighter and Chinese) on the world market. Giving the market entirely at the mercy of foreign producers would be too hurt after decades of domination light OKB Mikoyan machines.

In 2015, Egypt signed an agreement for the supply of 50 MiG-29M / M2 (presumably 46 single MiG-29M and 6 or 8 M2 "sparok"). It is the largest since the Soviet times the export contract, "MiG". MiG-35, stumbled in the Indian tender, a new customer is not found. Given the large share of novelty in design, it is obvious that potential clients are waiting for the experience of the operation of these machines as part of the Russian Air Force. In general, the MiG-35 chances on the market look pretty good.

Through the use of engines with thrust vector control significantly increased maneuverability of the aircraft. This increases his chances of winning in close combat, and the ability to evade the missile launched from a far distance.

The presence of a double machine version of the MiG-35D, is not inferior to single on the capabilities of electronic equipment makes it possible to form groups of single and double machines for the most demanding tasks. "Sparky" in such groups are used as command vehicles, coordinating the actions of all executives and the squadron.

Machine appreciated attending the rollout foreign representatives. "Peru has operated aircraft grade" MiG ", and they need to modernize, but at the moment it is too early to talk about the acquisition of new MiG-35, since it is a serious economic issue to be decided at the highest level. MiG-35 - good airplane, and it would be a luxury for us to be armed with a machine. But again, it all depends on the economic nuances, "- said the correspondent of" Lenta.ru "Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Peru Air Force Major General Juan Carlos Soto Velasquez.

"I believe that the new MiG - a worthy machine having advantages over similar products. Primarily, this multi-purpose aircraft, which is very important for our countries. Speaking of the purchase until early. Negotiations - it is always a long process, but since we already have the MiG-29, to retrain pilots on the MiG-35 is easy: we have the experience and the base ", - said the Republic of Bangladesh Ambassador to Russia Dr. Saiful Hawk.

On the export benefits of new aircraft and said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin: "In principle, in the light fighter class the largest export potential - they are cheaper than heavy fighters. And we've always been such a division: MiGs - it's mostly light aircraft, and "Dry" - heavy, with greater combat load.

We had a break for the production of multi-role fighter aircraft of different classes is the Sukhoi Design Bureau, and at KB "MiG" was a certain pause, were modernized, including the ship, but there was nothing new. And it is in this class of aircraft was a big deficit. So the MiG-35 - this is a breakthrough our second design office. I have already said that the competition in this business is very important, including design ideas competition. Today she has a place, "- said Deputy Prime Minister.

"And another thing, what we have learned already - it is after-sales service. Lightweight fighter may not far behind in price class fighters "Su" - in fact the same equipment, but the running costs are much lower than he. Therefore, it should be more willing to buy our partners. I believe that due to this aircraft, we can pave the way in the framework of military-technical cooperation ", - he added.

Purchase of the MiG-35 and the continuation of supplies of upgraded MiG-29 for the Ministry of Defense of Russia and for export should be assessed in another aspect. It is obvious that the development platform of the 1970s are limits to development, and the funds that will go under the relevant contracts, as well as experience in operating sophisticated machines can provide the impetus for the creation of a "nine" potential successor. Developments of new generation car on track at the MiG is, the question is what the customer will be able to be interested in a new project. Russian Air Force, taking into account the forthcoming budget cuts and the need to maintain the Air Force, ranked second in the world in the number of aircraft, obviously would be interested in a promising light car. Air India has recently decided to go back to the idea of ​​procurement of single-engine fighters, which in its time was the starting point of the tender MMRCA, - too.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 08 Feb 2017 17:19

Besides what Ilya mentions there are addional things which he didnt

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... 35-fighter

RAC MiG acknowledges that the MiG-35 makes use of “highly successful MiG-29 aerodynamics,” and that “the true innovations are inside rather than out.” The manufacturer offers the MiG-35 with a service life of 6,000 flight hours or 40 years, both figures representing records for MiG aircraft.

The MiG-35 relies on Klimov RD-33MK engines from the MiG-29K/KUB. An engine replacement can be completed in field conditions within 58 minutes, “which is one of the best figures in the world,” the manufacturer says.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 08 Feb 2017 17:30

Singha wrote:I think its main failing is the overly limited range due to 2 engines on a small trim fuselage.
I dont believe its wiki combat radius of 1000km. there are no structural mods over the older Mig29K to add more internal fuel.

a block52 F16 with CFT will outrange it handily


The internal fuel capacity of Mig-35 has increased compared to Mig-29 almost doubled if my memory is right and its range is increased by atleast 50 % on internal fuel

Russian Airforce Chief during recent Mig-35 inaguration mentioned http://www.ruaviation.com/news/2017/1/27/7983/
We have tested actually all aircraft families in Syria, except for the tests of MiG-29s that take off from the ground. And the MiG-35 is an excellent plane plus its ability to strike targets both on the ground and in the air and its range without landing is 3,500 km, which suits us very much.


3500 km is its ferry range of Mig-35

Now http://www.airrecognition.com/index.php ... nsors.html

The normal takeoff weight of the MiG-35 stands at 19,200 kg and MiG-35D 19,000 kg, with the MTOW of both versions being 24,500 kg. Their maximum speed equals 2,100 km/h at high altitude and 1,400 km/h above the ground and their service ceiling accounts for 16,000 m. The combat radius of the MiG-35 single-seater carrying air-to-air missiles and three drop tanks is 1,000-1,400 km depending in its altitude and weapons fit. When loaded with air-to-surface munitions and three drop tanks, the fighter has a combat radius of 800-1,100 km. The MiG-35D two-seater carrying air-to-air missiles and three external tanks operates at a range of 900-1,300 km away from its base (750-1,050 km, if outfitted with air-to-surface weapons and three external tanks). The maximum operating g-load of both fighters is 9 g.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Cain Marko » 09 Feb 2017 01:15

Singha wrote:I think its main failing is the overly limited range due to 2 engines on a small trim fuselage.
I dont believe its wiki combat radius of 1000km. there are no structural mods over the older Mig29K to add more internal fuel.

a block52 F16 with CFT will outrange it handily

Actually range should not be such an issue. It has a pretty good fuel fraction iirc... 5+ tons of fuell on a 11 ton airframe. On internal fuel alone, it should be better than the blk 50 and blk60 solahs since the latter have gained tons of weight without corresponding increase in fuel capacity.

As far as cfts are concerned, these would increase range but cause performance issues. Note also that getting a bolt on cft on the 35 shouldn't be so difficult because that is the same setup for the smt.

Having said this, i have to say I'm a bit disappointed with this repeat attempt at upgradng and offering the 35. At the very least they could have tried increasing number of pylons and payload to about 7.5tons and multiple racks Ideally an intake blocker and an open architecture for radar and other systems would have been nice. Perhaps even a similar approach to engines or at least higher thrust rd33mks at 10 tons should have been attempted. A promise to help get kaveri in production variants and export rights would also tempt India. Demo of pakfa weapons would also be sweet.

But alas no such attempts....just the same 35 repackaged a bit. Shoddy attempt, i don't see India falling for it. Buggers need tho learn a bit from the gripen pr dept

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 09 Feb 2017 13:08

TVC hasn't been mentioned...or has it? A couple of airshows ago,a Typhoon pilot,who'd flown almost everything said, "nothing compares with a MIG-35 when dogfighting",but touted the EF as being far better equipped with advanced sensor fusion,etc. The cost of acquisition of a 35 vs the competition,and establishment of the entire production facility here is the key Q,along with what TOT comes with it. The Gripen is the front-runner to me,but it still has a Yanqui engine. The naval requirement may tip the scales.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Yagnasri » 09 Feb 2017 14:35

Did not the "old Mig35" advertised to have been flown from Russian to India with just two a2a refuellings during our old mess of a competition?

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

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DIRCM and Defensive Suite on new IL-76

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Postby Philip » 01 Mar 2017 19:41

Two more are being acquired for the Phalcon AWACS system. I wonder why the A-330 is being selected fro the indigenous AEW bird when commonality with the IL-76/476 would be a better option.Even more striking is the cost of each.An A-330 costs about $230 M+ while that o a new IL-76MD/476 is only $60M! Is the choice of the A-330 meant to help Airbus which has a prod. problem.How can an almost 4 times the cost be justified when the primary AWACS Phalcon bird is used aboard an IL-76MD platform with similar endurance/range? One sincerely hopes that this does not turn out to be another backscratch for Airbus as the C-17 acquisition was for Boeing.At least the C-17 was the largest heavyweight bird around at the time and IL-76MD/476 prod. hadn't yet started from Russia. Let's hope the A-330 selection doesn't end up the AW way! INterestingly,the radar on top of the A-330 is what is being used on the far smaller EMB birds.How come? Do we really need such a large and expensive aircraft for a radar which is not the equiv. of that of a Phalcon? Even if a similar indigenous "chapatti" were to be used for the desi AEW programme,surely using the similar and vastly cheaper IL-76MD being used for the Phalcon system would be the obvious choice ob every front?

Instead,if we used a smaller aircraft than either an A-330/IL-76MD,but larger than an EMB,say a Boeing 737 900ER ($85M)/Airbus 320 Neo,($100M),we would be able to get twice the number of aircraft,thrice if a Boeing is bought instead than the 6 A-330s. Gents,this deal needs a thorough review.

https://leehamnews.com/2015/08/03/airbu ... -for-a330/

A330
Airbus has been forced to reduce production rates from 10/mo to 6/mo during 2016 and 2017. This will remain until the A330neo kicks in during the second half of 2017. Airbus CFO Wilhelm said the recent A330ceo orders by Saudi Arabian and China for 57 A330ceos now secures rate 6 and it will not have to be lowered further. The bridge to A330neo is “secured,” he said. Enders filled in that these orders were not sold at cost, but had a sales price that generated profit margin to Airbus.

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Postby arun » 04 Mar 2017 14:38

X Posted from the “Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016” thread.

Excerpted text of Feb 1, 2017 podcast which is mainly about the Russian Navy but the Indian Navy as a large buyer of Russian naval kit, gets a look in.

Interviewee Dr. Tom Fedyszyn says “The sense {given him by Indian Navy Officers} is that they don’t like the Russian ships, they don’t work too well, they’re suboptimal, but they can afford them” :

AO: Hello, and welcome to the Center for International Maritime Security’s Sea Control podcast. I’m Ashley O’Keefe, the CIMSEC Secretary, and I’m here today with Dr. Tom Fedyszyn, of the U.S. Naval War College. He’s been a member of the faculty here since 2000, and he serves as the senior advisor to the College’s Russian Maritime Studies Institute. He received a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University in Political Science while he was on active duty. His 31-year naval career included military assignments as the U.S. Naval Attaché to Russia, and two tours at NATO headquarters in Brussels. He commanded the USS Normandy and the USS William V. Pratt, and deployed to the Mediterranean, Baltic, and Norwegian Seas. He was a principal contributor to both the Lehman-era 1980s maritime strategy, and NATO’s strategic concept following the Cold War. He’s a nationally recognized expert and publishes regularly on maritime strategy, NATO strategy, and the Russian Navy, which is our topic today. …………………………………..

AO: Given that lens, my next question may seem a little silly, but what about the Shtorm 23000E, the next generation aircraft carrier? Defense News was reporting about it earlier this month, citing possible Indian Navy interest. Does this seem likely to be built? Will they keep trying?

TF: The Russian economy is built on exporting minerals (mostly oil and gas). Below that, it’s arms exports. They export almost as much as we do! But they have such a small economy that their arms sales really matter. So, when you look at Russian military capability, sometimes that’s just a small part of why they deploy. A larger part of why they deploy is to show off what type of technology they have and to try to sell it. You mentioned the Indian Navy. When I was in Moscow, there were more Indian officers there than from any other nation. U.S. was second. Why? Because the Russians, by the default of politics, ended up selling India its navy. Still today, about 70 percent of the Indian Navy is Russian. I’ve spoken to lots of Indian Navy officers about this. The sense is that they don’t like the Russian ships, they don’t work too well, they’re suboptimal, but they can afford them. The U.S. has this double-whammy where we’re not that good at selling high technology, and when we sell it, it costs a lot of money. And the Indian budget makes them buy Russian – and they continue to buy Russian. So, should the Russians be able to continue to build the Shtorm, India would be the most likely nation that would buy it.

But remember, of course, Russia just sold and delivered to them the Vikramaditiya, a ski-jump carrier which was 4 years overdue, 300 percent over budget, and every Indian naval officer I’ve spoken to has said, “Well, it’s not a good ship, but we needed an aircraft carrier and we could afford it, so we got what we got.” If this Shtorm really does turn out to be good, the Indians may well want it, but the Indians are also in the process of building their own nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which would be their first choice, and if they can build it (they’re not very good at building ships either, unfortunately), they’ll stick with their domestic product.

Now, will the Russians actually build it? I would be very pessimistic. When they talk about Shtorm, they talk about building between 3 and 6. That’s how definitive they are – they can be off by a factor of two. It seems that they’re leaning in the direction of nuclear power, but sometimes you can read press articles that suggest maybe not. So they’re so unsure of where this is going, and their track record of having a yard that can build a 65,000 ton ship…it’s unlikely. In fact, if they ever get around to it, they’ll probably have to build it in two sections and then weld it together. I’m no shipbuilder, but I know this can’t be easy.


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Sea Control 127 – Dr. Tom Fedyszyn on Russian Navy Ops, Acquisition, and Doctrine

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 04 Mar 2017 16:26

Usual bullshit by so called clueless western analyst. No wonder they end up getting doctorate by Western universities

As an example check IN chief n vice chief giving interview to F magazine where they mentioned they like T class frigate and want to order more of that class

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Mass shooting of S-400 , 12 missiles on the Ashuluk polygon


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Postby Austin » 06 Mar 2017 16:02

- How is the development of a new air defense system S-500?

- First, the C-400, C-400 is now the new missile, then C-500. This is our work plans are implemented. It means protecting our cities from attack. From previous air defense systems S-500 will be different actions range and efficiency defeat all the aerodynamic and ballistic targets.

http://militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=2&nid=443583


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Postby Philip » 06 Mar 2017 17:23

Iran's S-300s operational.

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Postby Philip » 08 Mar 2017 18:23

http://tass.com/defense/934400
Military & Defense March 07,
Project 949A Antey nuclear-powered submarines will be rearmed with Kalibr missile systems after a profound upgrade

Project 949A Antey submarine© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
BOLSHOI KAMEN /Primorye/, March 7. /TASS/. Project 949A Antey nuclear-powered submarines will be rearmed with Kalibr missile systems after a profound upgrade at the Zvezda shipyard in the Russian Far East, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Tuesday.

Submarine defense: Russian subs posing Pacific threat to US Navy
"The Zvezda shipyard is carrying out profound modernization of Project 949A nuclear submarines, including the replacement of armament with the Kalibr missile complex and also the replacement of navigation, life support and other systems," Borisov said.
Overall, Russia has built 11 Project 949A Antey submarines. Eight of them have remained operational with the Russian Navy. Each submarine has a displacement of 24,000 tonnes and is armed with 24 Granit cruise missile launchers and six torpedo tubes.
CEO of Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering Igor Vilnit told TASS that all the submarines of this type operational with the Navy would undergo upgrade.

http://tass.com/defense/934400


Reequipping the Oscar class (NATO desig.) subs with smaller Kalibir missiles,but which have an awesome range displayed in the Syrian conflict,will perhaps allow each sub to carry at least 72 Missiles in addition to around 20+ torpedoes,etc. The 949A class is also quieter than early Akulas,but not as quiet as the lat ones. If a deep modernisation is planned as reported,new quieting measures will feature in the sub's modernisation apart from newer weapon systems. These subs are huge assets for the ruN.A few years ago,an Ru expert even suggested that Russia sold/leased a few of these to India to counter China.

Though this report is sev. months old,it gives specs for the latest RuN torpedoes to equip its bnewest N-subs.They have a 50kmh speed and 50 km range as against 40kmh and 40 km.
Our desi Varunastra hevayweight torpedoes to be fitted aboard our Kilos,replacing old Sov. ones, have a speed of 40kmh and range of 40km which is also a good capability esp. in our littoral waters.

http://tass.com/defense/934350
Military & Defense June 22, 2016,
The new torpedoes will equip the Project 955A Borey-A (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy-class), Project 885 Yasen-class (Severodvinsk-class) and Project 885M Yasen-M in the first place

MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS/. The Russian Navy is expected to adopt for service the advanced Futlyar deep-water torpedo that is undergoing its state trials now, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Wednesday.
According to the source, the Futlyar is an upgraded variant of the Fizik homing torpedo that has entered service recently.
"The new variant of the torpedo is undergoing state trials at Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, which are due for completion later in the year. If the torpedo passes the tests, it will enter service and its full-scale production should begin in 2017," the source said.
According to the source, the sophisticated torpedo will be of heat-seeking design like the baseline model but it will have the ability to be controlled from the submarine.
"The Futlyar will also be supplied with an improved homing system with an extended underwater target lock-on range. It will retain the baseline model’s range, speed and maximum launch depth - 50 km, over 50 knots and 400 m respectively," the source said.

Russia launches 6th Varshavyanka-class sub for Black Sea Fleet
The source said that the Futlyar would equip the Project 955A Borey-A (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy-class), Project 885 Yasen-class (Severodvinsk-class) and Project 885M Yasen-M in the first place. With the beginning of the Futlyar’s serial production, the output of the Fizik torpedo will be discontinued.
The Futlyar has been developed by the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Marine Engineering and the Dagdizel Enterprise will handle its production.
An official confirmation of the above information is unavailable to TASS at the moment.
In April last year, another source in the defense industry told TASS about the service entry and the launch of the production of the Fizik torpedo designed to replace the obsolete USET-80 developed in the 1980s.
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http://tass.com/defense/883900


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Armored Modular Vehicles K-63968 "Typhoon" inducted in Russian Army

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https://southfront.org/stealth-strategi ... utm_medium
STEALTH STRATEGIC BOMBER: WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT RUSSIA’S NEW STRATEGIC BOMBER

On March 1, sources in Russia’s military-industrial complex stated, that Russia has produced a full-scale model of its prospective heavy penetration strategic bomber (PAK-DA). According to Tass, the aircraft is being developed for the Russian Aerospace Forces by The Tupolev Design Bureau.It is expected that the first prototype will take flight between 2025 and 2026. Initially, however, it was assumed that the first plane would be delivered to the Russian Aerospace Forces between 2023 and 2024, while the first test flights were to be scheduled between 2019 and 2020.
In January of 2016, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev reported that a prototype of PAK-DA could take flight before 2021.‘Work on the PAK-DA is currently taking place at a sufficient rate. Our task remains: Send a prototype into the air by 2021. But if development progresses at its current rate, it will be ready even earlier, said Bondarev.In the autumn of 2016, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Yuri Borisov reported that PAK-DA could be introduced to the public as early as 2018, and its specifications could significantly exceed those of existing strategic bombers.Later it became known that development of the new bomber was delayed because of the resumed serial production of the Tu-160 in the modified version: Tu-160M2. According to the most recent reports, the first prototype of PAK-DA will take flight between 2025 and 2026.The PAK-DA will not be an evolution of the Tu-160 (Unofficially, ‘White Swan’), but rather it will be a principally new aircraft. The Tu-160 was supposed to be produced separate from the PAK-DA, even before it became known that production of the Tu-160 would resume with the modernized version Tu-160M2.

It is expected that PAK-DA will employ radar reduction technologies (‘stealth’) to the maximum. Furthermore, it will be made of radiation-absorbent materials, and all weapons systems will be housed inside the airframe. According to its design, the aircraft will have a subsonic cruise speed, which will make it both quieter and less vulnerable to infrared surveillance. Moreover, PAK-DA will be equipped with the newest tools in electronic warfare, with no effective global equivalent.According to TASS military expert Viktor Murachovsky, this aircraft will function as an element of strategic deterrence, by non-nuclear means.In accordance with defense contractors, what lies ahead in 2025 with PAK-DA will be the possibility of an element of strategic deterrence, by non-nuclear means, or in other words: a high-precision weapon of strategic penetration. PAK-DA will be an invaluable element of this deterrence. Viktor Murachovsky states, it will function according to the new modes of aircraft heavy penetration, which will include long-range cruise missiles, and, in all likelihood, hypersonic strike capabilities.According to open source information, there are ten different options for the future aircraft design, but the first model of the PAK-DA has been made according to the ‘flying wing’ design.Research based on this design has been ongoing since the late 80s at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Zhukov (TsAGI). Essentially, the design consists of a reduction of the aircraft fuselage into one single wing, within which all aggregates and aircraft systems, including weapons are contained.The ‘flying wing’ doesn’t have any horizontal tail stabilizers, although it could have one or two keels. This design allows the aircraft to attain higher aerodynamic efficiency specifications, lower take-off weight, and improved material and fuel efficiency of the aircraft.The Radio-electronic Technology Corporation (KRET) is already working on the avionics for the prospective aircraft. KRET together with Tulopev, are already undertaking Research and Development work. The aircraft will be equipped with an entirely new systems of electronic warfare.According to the General Director of the corporation, the aircraft will use both new and proven aerospace technologies.
Some of the systems and applications will be derived from other proven aerospace systems that have already proven their reliability and efficiency..‘Not only are we not chasing the USA, we’re intent on blazing our own trail. We’re not producing the PAK-DA to chase American strategies, but to develop our own aviation industry, and aeronautical sciences. According to the military commentator of TASS, Viktor Litovkin, the new aircraft will be the culmination of this progress – in science, technology, and military operations.

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Basic Trainer Yak-152 was tested in the skies over Irkutsk


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On the eve of the hypersonic

Corporation "Tactical Missiles" celebrates anniversary

http://nationaldefence.ru/includes/peri ... tail.shtml

One of the most successful Russian defense-industrial holdings - Corporation "Tactical Missiles" celebrates its 15th anniversary. The corporation was established by decree of President of the Russian Federation January 24, 2002 At that time, in accordance with the program of development of the military-industrial complex until 2006, began the creation of a number of defensive holdings, successfully survived a period of decline and degradation of the Russian defense industry in the 1990s. Survive while many defense companies failed due to export contracts. Here and at the Corporation "Tactical Missiles" in the early 2000s. dominated by export orders, which accounted for 90% of revenue. And today, more than 70% of the income of the enterprise corporation provide deliveries for state defense orders.


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At the same time production increased significantly. According to the general director of the corporation Boris Obnosova, compared with 2003, the volume of sales increased by almost 30 times. This, of course, would not be possible without a significant renewal of production assets of enterprises. The first thing encountered the head of the new holding company 15 years ago - the repair and reconstruction of the shops. Boris Obnosov recalled that in the early 2000s had to start with repairing roofs and pavement on the territory of the enterprise. In parallel, the updating of machine park, then had to begin to address personnel problems.

Overcoming these problems, the corporation grew, opening new foreign markets, to intensify the work on the old.

Today, as has been said, the main customer KTRV became the Russian Armed Forces. In accordance with the state program of armaments for 2011-2020. (LG-2020) Corporation conducts extensive work to develop a new generation of high-precision missile.

With the direct participation of the organizational and methodological leadership and specialists Corporation has developed and agreed with the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Defense "Complex target program of creation of aircraft armament" of the new generation. The document approved by the Military-Industrial Commission under the Russian government. Today, on the basis of this program, the holding company held a large range of works on the development of guided weapons systems for military aircraft of the fifth generation. In particular, many of the TSA, which will soon become part of the on-board weapons fighter T-50, has the final stage of flight tests.

Today, the corporation "Tactical Missiles" is an integrated structure, bringing together more than three dozen companies with a total workforce of more than 50 thousand people, which provide development and production.:

• Aircraft tactical, operational and strategic and tactical guided weapons, including hypersonic;

• Marine offensive and defensive systems, including anti-ship missiles and land-based and underwater weapons and underwater engineering special-purpose funds;

• missiles with intercontinental ballistic missiles;

• space systems and devices;

• products based on dual-use technologies in the fields of aviation, aerospace, marine, and information technology.

From year to year growing corporate investment in the modernization of production. If for this purpose has been spent 6.39 billion. Rubles, in 2016 this figure exceeded 36.3 billion. Rubles in 2013.

On the basis of the parent company commissioned a unique corporate laboratory and design center, equipped with modern stands ground tests. The centerpiece of a large-scale project was a new set of HIL, providing fine-tuning of various types of guidance systems in a wide range of frequency characteristics of homing heads.

Equipped with domestic equipment, according to their characteristics of the complex is not inferior to Western models. Threefold stands have high dynamics and positioning accuracy. Testing of control signals carried out up to the corner units minutes.

The unique anechoic chamber has the most modern test equipment. Operating room camera provides high-quality absorbent materials that provide high levels of electromagnetic characteristics (radiogermetichnosti, anechoic and others.).

To ensure reliable and efficient work of laboratory-Design chassis is equipped with the most modern information and communication structure, high-speed data transmission channels, including satellite, with high (up to 10 Gbit / s) bandwidth, high-performance computing systems with a virtual server architecture.

The company is surely among the first hundred of the world's leading enterprises of the military-industrial complex (in the ranking Defense News on the results of 2015 - 37th position, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (the SIPRI) - 35th). Revenues from sales in 2015 increased by 36.3% and exceeded 160 billion. Rubles.

At present, enterprises Corporation "Tactical Missiles" created a new generation of high-precision weapons, which by its tactical and technical characteristics (TTX) is 2-3 times higher than its predecessors and is the best world samples of combat capabilities.

In the area of ​​aircraft weapons updated the whole range guided missile (SD) class "air-air" and "air-to-surface".

New SD-class "air-air" small (RVV-MD), medium (RVV-SD) and long range (RVV-BD) equipped with new guidance systems with improved sensitivity and noise immunity, greatly expanded their effective application area. This allows you to use them at any time, at all angles, in the conditions of electronic countermeasures (ECM), on the background of the Earth and the water surface, including multi-channel fire on the principle of "fire and forget."

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long-range HAEDAT in their performance characteristics has no analogues in the world. The high-energy dual-mode solid-propellant rocket motor provides the use of a range of 200 km and the ability to hit any airborne targets, including maneuvering, in a wide range of heights - from 15 m to 25 km.

Successfully developing direction of high-speed aircraft missiles family of X-31 on the basis of the combined ramjet engine (ramjet).


The latest developments - X-31PD (anti-radiation) and X-31AD (antiship) - as compared with the X-31A and X-31P increased flight speed on the trajectory and power of the warhead. Due to the high start-up range (up to 180-250 km)

X-31PD can be successfully applied from outside the reach of enemy air defense systems. X-31PD, as well as new high-speed anti-radiation X-58USHKE UR, equipped with a wide-range homing, which allows to work effectively on a wide range of current and future goals.

In the class of multi-purpose SD "air-surface" should be noted the following recent developments:


• A number of SD type X-38ME modular design, which can be equipped with a combined guidance systems, including the inertial system and options for the final precision-guided munitions on the basis of laser seeker (X-38MLE), thermal imaging (X-38MTE) or active radar (X-38MAE) type . There are options for the use of satellite navigation, as well as military equipment with cassette warhead (X-38MKE);

• UR-X 59M2E complex missile "Gadfly-ME", designed to engage a wide range of fixed ground and sea targets with known coordinates of the location. The complex can be used around the clock in conditions of reduced visibility;

• X-59MK2 missile designed to defeat a wide range of stationary ground targets, including non-radar, infrared and optical contrast with respect to the surrounding background.

One of the most effective types of aviation precision weapons are correctable (KAB) and guided bombs, which are characterized by a combination of a powerful warhead, high precision and shorter compared to guided missiles, the cost. In a number of conditions on the effectiveness of the CABs are commensurate with SD.

Currently guided bombs can be equipped with a variety of guidance systems, including satellite (KAB-500S-E). Unchanged demand CABs powerful laser-guided bombs which include the CC-1500LG-F-E, used for destroying large fixed ground and surface facilities (bridges, transportation hubs, and military-industrial enterprises and others.).


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Kh-59MK2 is designed to engage a wide range of stationary ground targets, including non-radar, infrared and optical contrast with respect to the surrounding background.

Significant place in the combined company's products occupy maritime weapon system for the protection of the shoreline coastal states. Created on the basis of a unified anti-ship missile (ASM) X-35E (3M-24E) ship missile system "Uran-E" and mobile coastal missile system "Bal-E" to date have been practically tested in a wide variety of applications.

In place of the X-35E ASM comes the new generation of SD - X-35UE with significantly improved performance characteristics. Combined guidance system using inertial and satellite navigation, as well as active-passive homing provides X-35UE higher accuracy and noise immunity. Modern "digital board" allows you to implement flexible and effective program guidance attack targets. The use of X-35UE composed KRK "Uran-E" DBK "Bal-E" significantly expands the combat capabilities of these systems.

In addition to anti-complexes tactical class, which include AAC "Uran-E" and PBRK "Bal-E" Tactical Missiles Corporation offers customers the ship and shore facilities tactical class on the basis of a supersonic cruise missile "Yakhont" (3M-55E), created on companies MIC "NPO Machine Building".

Onshore - PBRK "Bastion" is able to provide cover in the coastal zone of 600 km and hit the enemy surface ships of any class at a distance of 300 km in the conditions of fire and electronic countermeasures.

[img]Significant place in the combined company's products occupy maritime weapon system for the protection of the shoreline coastal states. Created on the basis of a unified anti-ship missile (ASM) X-35E (3M-24E) ship missile system "Uran-E" and mobile coastal missile system "Bal-E" to date have been practically tested in a wide variety of applications. In place of the X-35E ASM comes the new generation of SD - X-35UE with significantly improved performance characteristics. Combined guidance system using inertial and satellite navigation, as well as active-passive homing provides X-35UE higher accuracy and noise immunity. Modern "digital board" allows you to implement flexible and effective program guidance attack targets. The use of X-35UE composed KRK "Uran-E" DBK "Bal-E" significantly expands the combat capabilities of these systems.

In addition to anti-complexes tactical class, which include AAC "Uran-E" and PBRK "Bal-E" Tactical Missiles Corporation offers customers the ship and shore facilities tactical class on the basis of a supersonic cruise missile "Yakhont" (3M-55E), created on companies MIC "NPO Machine Building".

Onshore - PBRK "Bastion" is able to provide cover in the coastal zone of 600 km and hit the enemy surface ships of any class at a distance of 300 km in the conditions of fire and electronic countermeasures.

PBRK "Bastion" and PBRK "Bal-E" complement each other, and the integrated use of a solution capable of providing coastal defense tasks in a rational way.

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The range of naval weapons development KTRV not limited to the class of anti-ship missiles. Enterprises Corporation carried out the development and delivery of a number of other systems, such as for the Russian Navy and for export.

The main products of JSC "Concern" Sea underwater weapons - Gidropribor ", has recently been included in the Tactical Missiles Corporation - torpedo, mine, mine weapons, means of sonar countermeasures system underwater surveillance and protection areas (objects). This, in particular, a universal remote-controlled electric homing torpedo TE-2, which is designed to destroy submarines, surface ships and other targets when fired from submarines and ships in the autonomous and remote-controlled modes.

It should be noted that the economic situation of the Concern "Gidropribor" when it is turned in the Tactical Missiles Corporation was not brilliant. But now the situation at the enterprises belonging to the "Gidropribor" corrected. An example of this - Caspian "Dagdizel". According to Boris Obnosova, the company was in a very difficult position, the plant has accumulated debts. Through the efforts of Tactical Missiles Corporation, failed to win support from the government: aid has been allocated about 600 million rubles.. One of the results of the work lies in the fact that the Ministry of Defense directly to "Dagdizel" concluded a decent contract for

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Analysis of the military conflicts of the last 40-50 years, and especially the Russian VKS action to defeat the many terrorist organizations in Syria, shows the priority role of aviation precision weapons. If the share of such munitions during the Gulf War was 7-8 percent in 1991, then in Syria in 2015 this figure exceeded 80 percent.

Experience in the use of videoconferencing Russian aircraft during anti-terrorist operations in Syria precision weapons development and production of Tactical Missiles Corporation is extremely important. According to Boris Obnosova, a new, valuable data set. Because one thing - teaching and testing, and the other - the use of weapons in a real situation, and under the specific conditions of the Middle East war theater. There are different temperature and humidity conditions, the other underlying surface. At certain times in the lower atmosphere there is haze. Clearly, this applies particularly to the work of guidance means, for example, the use of laser illumination purposes.

But be that as it may, today it is obvious that the future belongs to the TSA completely new technical solutions. First of all, it is a hypersonic aircraft. Corporation "Tactical Missiles" is responsible for this area. Appointed Chief Designer in this area, there is a comprehensive program to hypersonic. They cooperate with the Foundation for Advanced Studies with the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology. However, as noted by Boris Obnosov funded this most important area is not to the extent it deserves.

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it is the direction that requires both fundamental and applied research, brings together virtually all areas of engineering. The development of hypersonic technology can be a catalyst for development of the whole industry. The applications of the emergence of hypersonic weapons at a rate in the 7-12 times the speed of sound, will significantly, if not completely limit the ability of the enemy's anti-missile systems. According to the plans of the Corporation "Tactical Missiles", the work in this direction will allow the beginning of the 2020s. reach speeds of Mach 6-7.

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Postby Philip » 17 Mar 2017 12:46

Improved Yasen class of SSG around the corner.A new smaller class of SSNs is being developed which will contain much of the Yasen's tech,with newer input,which will cost a lot less than the Yasen. We may see something along the lines of the former Alfa class.the fastest sub UW in the world,which was made almost entirely out of titanium. The cost factor limited the no. built and the Akula was developed instead,built in large numbers. This new attack boat could be the basis upon which a suitable design for or planned 6 SSNs is conceptualised. Russia has already indicated its willingness to collaborate with us on the project.

Russia's Most Powerful Nuclear Attack Submarine Ever Is Almost Ready for Sea
Dave Majumdar
March 15, 2017

Russia is set to launch its second Yasen-class nuclear-powered attack submarine on March 30. Called Kazan, the new vessel is an upgraded Project 885M design that is in many ways much more capable than the lead ship of the class, K-560 Severodvinsk.

"Kazan is expected to be rolled out and put afloat on March 30," a Russian defense source told the Moscow-based TASS news agency.

The Russian Navy will take delivery of Kazan in 2018. Once the vessel is operational, she will be the most formidable enemy submarine that the U.S. Navy has ever faced. “It’s probably the most capable nuclear powered submarine out there fielded by a potential adversary,” Center for Naval Analyses Russian military affairs specialist Michael Kofman told The National Interest.

Indeed, Kazan is expected to be substantially improved over her older sister, the Severodvinsk. The vessel incorporates new technological developments that have emerged since Severodvinsk started construction in 1993. Kazan also incorporates lessons learned from testing the older vessel.

“The 885M is really the first ship of the class,” Kofman said. “The 885M is intended as a substantial improvement, based on the lessons learned from the lengthy development, construction, and testing process for the original 885.”

The Project 885 vessels are a departure from previous Soviet and Russian submarine designs. Unlike older Soviet vessels, the Project 885 submarines are multimission boats similar in concept to American vessels like the Seawolf or Virginia-classes.

“[Severodvinsk] is Russia’s first truly multipurpose submarine,” Michael Kofman and Norman Polmar wrote in the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings journal. “The Severodvinsk is capable of antisubmarine, antiship, and land-attack missions. Among the more interesting features are a large bow sonar dome for the Irtysh-Amfora sonar system and an amidships battery of eight vertical-launch cells that can carry 32 Kalibr (SS-N-27/30 Sizzler) or Oniks (SS-N-26 Strobile) cruise missiles. These antiship and land-attack weapons are particularly significant after Russian surface ships and submarines fired long-range mis­siles into Syria in 2016.”

Russia plans to build a total of seven Project 885M submarines—Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Arkhangelsk and Perm are currently under construction at the Sevmash shipyards on the White Sea port city of Severodvinsk.

Meanwhile, Russia is planning on developing a follow-on class of attack submarine that would hunt U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarines. According to the authors of that article, “Now in development is a new Russian ‘hunter-killer’ submarine. This SSN will have the primary role of countering Western SSBNs. The new SSN is probably a significant program, but very little is known about it other than construction is slated to begin in the near future.”

The Russians undoubted have the technical skills to develop an extremely formidable new class of attack submarines. The question is does the Kremlin have the financial wherewithal to fund another expensive new defense project.


PS:Putin has made the highest priority for the Ru armed forces its strat. N-sub force and N-subs.Russian N-subs and their missiles/weaponry will always get the first peck at the cherry.

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Postby Philip » 17 Mar 2017 12:51

https://www.rt.com/news/380818-russian- ... licopters/
New helicopters join Russian Navy amid quest for ‘radically new’ weapons
Published time: 15 Mar, 2017

New helicopters join Russian Navy amid quest for ‘radically new’ weapons

The Russian Navy is starting to equip its ships with the latest set of combat and reconnaissance helicopters to strengthen its military clout across the world.
Ka-52K attack helicopters, Ka-31R radar surveillance helicopters, and Ka-226T shipborne helicopters will join the Russian Navy as part of the military modernization program that will run through 2025, the navy said Wednesday. In addition, the navy will receive a modernized version of the Ka-27PL choppers already in use.

"In the period until 2025, Russian naval aviation will be equipped with the new generation ship-based helicopters and helicopters that have undergone a profound modernization," the navy said in a press release.

The navy hopes that alongside "newest frigates, corvettes, and patrol ships," that are designed to carry choppers, the latest arsenal will "significantly improve" the efficiency of assigned naval tasks throughout the world.

The Ka-52K ship-based reconnaissance and combat helicopter is set to become the cream of the crop of the Russian naval force. The chopper, made by the Kamov rotorcraft manufacturing company, made its first flight in March 2015 before being unveiled in Russia at the International Maritime Defense Show in July of the same year.

The Ka-52K is equipped with state-of-the-art laser beam guidance and video processing systems, the naval-technology news website notes. The chopper also carries a 2A42-1 30mm automatic cannon and high-fragmentation, explosive incendiary, or armor-piercing rounds.

The firepower of 550 rounds a minute can destroy tanks, armored and non-armored ground targets. In addition, the Ka-52K can launch Kh-31 and Kh-35 air-to-surface missiles. The aircraft can reach a top speed of 300km/h and a cruising speed of 260km/h.


The navy also said that it is continuing to invest in the research and development of "radically new" aircraft, drones, and aviation weapon systems.
The necessity to develop and produce new weapons, the navy noted, stems from the recent success of the Russian aircraft group that has just returned from a combat mission in the Mediterranean.

In October 2016, a Russian naval group, headed by the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser the ‘Admiral Kuznetsov’, was sent to the Mediterranean to participate in the anti-terrorist operation in Syria.

By February, the aviation wing of the naval group – consisting of Ka-27 and Ka-29 choppers in addition to SU-33, Mig-29 fighter jets – had conducted over 750 flights on a variety of missions. Of those missions, 117 were flown at night.

The deployment of Russian naval aviation in Syria "allowed to fulfill the entire range of tasks in the airspace over the sea and land," the navy noted.

Helicopters are "the most important element ensuring the quality and efficiency" of the performance of the "complex tasks" that the Russian Navy performs throughout the world.

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Russia announces deepest defence budget cuts since 1990s
Figures released by the Russian Federal Treasury have confirmed that Russia's defence budget has been cut by 25.5% for 2017, falling from RUB3.8 trillion (USD65.4 billion) to RUB2.8 trillion.

The reduction represents the largest cut to military expenditure in the country since the early 1990s.

The reduction follows an extended period of large increases to Russian defence spending with growth having achieved an average rate of 19.8% a year since 2011 in nominal terms. Despite the cut, the 2017 budget will remain about 14.4% higher than the level of defence spending seen in 2014 in nominal terms.

The Russian government initially outlined plans to reduce defence expenditure in the draft of the three year budget for 2017 to 2019 released in October 2016. As a result spending on National Defence falling from 22.9% of state expenditure in 2016 to 17.5% in 2017, the lowest level since 2014, and will fall from around 4.7% of GDP to 3.0%, its lowest level against this measure since 2013.

According to the state budget for 2017 to 2019 defence spending is set to fall by a further 3.8% in 2018 to RUB2.7 trillion before returning to growth of 3.2% in 2019.While the cut to the Russian defence budget for 2017 appears severe it should be viewed in light of a large boost to military expenditure which materialised in the latter stages of 2016. Spending on National Defence was initially set at RUB3.1 trillion for 2016 but later increased to RUB3.8 trillion during the course of the financial year.

Although the cause of the increase for 2016 remains unclear it seems likely that at least part of the additional funding was allocated to cover the cost of Russian military operations in Syria and related activities.

Lower operational costs may account for a significant part of the reduction in spending however the constrained budgetary conditions are likely to see new procurement activity slow as well. Nevertheless, Russia is expected to unveil its delayed 2018-2025 State Armament Program by the end of 2017 outlining goals for investment in the modernisation of military equipment, and prompting a return to growth by the end of the decade.

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Postby Austin » 22 Mar 2017 18:10

MOD Shoigu visited NAPO , Su-34 Production Plant

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Postby Austin » 22 Mar 2017 18:11

The titanium armor of the Su-34 cockpit

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Postby Rishi Verma » 22 Mar 2017 19:59

brar_w wrote:Russia announces deepest defence budget cuts since 1990s
Figures released by the Russian Federal Treasury have confirmed that Russia's defence budget has been cut by 25.5% for 2017, falling from RUB3.8 trillion (USD65.4 billion) to RUB2.8 trillion.


25% is huge, seems super duper cruise missile firing at Syria and Eyeraq is taking its toll. It's probably smaller than official figures, and most likely includes losses due to vodka that gets smuggled out.

$65B to fight USA, Europe, Japan, and ME.
Indian budget is a mere $53B in comparison just to handle pakis and Chinese.

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Postby Austin » 22 Mar 2017 22:04

Its neither cut or increase part of planned spending

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As far as defence budget goes , in 2010 Medvedev government formulated SAP 2020 , the goal was to spend 23 Trillion Roubles from 2011-2020 as part of Defence and MIC budget , Defence 20 Trillion and 3 MIC ....Since then the Numbers are like this

In Trillion Roubles Defence/MIC Budget 2011-2019

2011 - 1.515
2012 - 1.812
2013 - 2.106
2014 - 2.49
2015 - 3.032
2016 - 3.889
2017 - 2.84
2018 - 2.728
2019 - 2.816

Total = 23,22 Trillion

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Postby Philip » 28 Mar 2017 12:21

Defence cuts notwithstanding,Russia's R&D and defence establishment continues to produce major surprises.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3179089/r ... -of-sound/

'UNSTOPPABLE MISSILE' Russia develops hypersonic 4,600mph missiles which can destroy Royal Navy’s top warships in single strike
Lethal Zircon missiles can travel six times the speed of sound and potentially more than 600 miles

By Paul Harper
25th March 2017,
HYPERSONIC cruise missiles developed by Russia could destroy the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers in a single strike, experts fear.

Deadly Zircon missiles can travel up to SIX times the speed of sound at 4,600 mph and reportedly more than 600 miles.
The lethal Zircon missiles are described as hypersonic, because they can travel five times the speed of sound ALAMY
The Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers would be sitting ducks for the Zircon missiles according to military experts AFP

Russia, led by President Putin, has stolen a march on USA and China by developing a hypersonic missile GETTY IMAGES
A guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) launches a Tomahawk cruise missile GETTY IMAGES

Military experts warn the weapon has changed the face of modern warfare, reported the Sunday People.

Currently, the Royal Navy’s Sea Ceptor can shoot down missiles travelling at 2,300 mph, which is nowhere near Zircon’s capabilities.
One senior Naval source told the Sunday People: “Hypersonic missiles are virtually unstoppable.
“With no method of protecting themselves against missiles like the Zircon the (UK) carrier would have to stay out of range, hundreds of miles out at sea.”


Pete Sandeman, a naval expert, said: “Even if the missile is broken up or detonated by close-in weapons, the debris has so much kinetic energy that the ship may still be badly damaged.”

Russia’s new Zircon missiles have already been tested and could be fitted to a battle cruiser Admiral Nakhuimov when it returns to operations in 2018
The HMS Queen Elizabeth, which along with the Prince of Wales, is one of the Royal Navy’s premier new aircraft carriers GETTY IMAGES

Russian warships cruise through the English channel heading towards the Med
The Royal Navy’s new £6.2bn aircraft carriers - HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales - already face delays and soaring costs according to a bombshell report published recently.

Zircon missiles can cover 155 miles in just 2.5 minutes, which is faster than a bullet from sniper's rifle.
The "enemy will not have enough time to get scared let alone react", according to military website Strategic Culture.

Nuclear-powered Admiral Nakhuimov battle cruiser could be the first Russian ship equipped with the lightning fast weapon when it returns to service next year.

The rocket-mounted weapons come equipped with a radar target seeker and the ability to avoid enemy missiles, and they can be launched from land, sea carrier or submarines and fitted with a range of warheads from explosive to nuclear.

Harry J Kazianis, executive editor of US foreign policy magazine The National Interest, wrote such missiles could turn "America's super-carriers into multi-billion dollar graveyards for thousands of sailors".

Kremlin chiefs announced in October the development of the Satan II nuclear rockets - each capable of wiping out an area the size of Texas or France.

Last month it emerged Russia had secretly deployed a cruise missile in violation of a historic arms control treaty with the US.


PS:Can't wait to see the hyper-BMos when it comes!

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby brar_w » 28 Mar 2017 14:11

How is this a surprise? Russia has had a hypersonic program since the cold war/SU days and has over the last many years emphasized research and development to that end and has been treating hypersonic cruise missiles as a priority for many years like most of its near peer competitors. BTW your linked article shows a picture of the Boeing waverider at the start of the article.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 28 Mar 2017 14:31

Any serious Scramjet Engine deployed operationally by Russia , US , India or others in the game is atleast a decade away the challanges is both the advanced materials and scram-engine burn.

What we are looking at in Zircon or similar program in India is Advanced ramjet pushing the missile to ~ Mach 4.5 that we would see come into operational deployment in next 4-5 years ....but this is not Scramjet but a better model of existing Ramjet engine an interim stage.

count on Sun or Guardian to shout Sky is Falling :lol:

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 29 Mar 2017 11:38

It will be interesting to see if the Adm.Nakhu. will carry the new missile next yr. The US ABM vessel that was posted by Brar earlier needs to be compared with our own missile tracking ship ,pics in the IN td. If I recollect,there were some drawings of the vesssl posted some months ago. I wonder whether there is space amidships for our very own ABM SAMs and whether B-8 has the potential of an SM series.

PS:The RAF/RN has been very hard put to counter incoming Bears,making teasing runs towards the British coastline/airspace,let alone countering incoming Yakhont/BMos missiles. It is a great pity how the RN has been allowed to downsize,both in numbers and capability,but the 2 QE CVs should give it a shot in the arm from 2020 onwards,but these will still have to face incoming sub and air-launched Ru supersonic missiles,possibly hypersonic too if these reports are accurate.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby brar_w » 29 Mar 2017 15:06

Philip wrote:It will be interesting to see if the Adm.Nakhu. will carry the new missile next yr. The US ABM vessel that was posted by Brar earlier needs to be compared with our own missile tracking ship ,pics in the IN td. If I recollect,there were some drawings of the vesssl posted some months ago. I wonder whether there is space amidships for our very own ABM SAMs and whether B-8 has the potential of an SM series.

PS:The RAF/RN has been very hard put to counter incoming Bears,making teasing runs towards the British coastline/airspace,let alone countering incoming Yakhont/BMos missiles. It is a great pity how the RN has been allowed to downsize,both in numbers and capability,but the 2 QE CVs should give it a shot in the arm from 2020 onwards,but these will still have to face incoming sub and air-launched Ru supersonic missiles,possibly hypersonic too if these reports are accurate.




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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 29 Mar 2017 16:38

"All-Seeing" A-50U in action for the first time revealed the latest military flying radar


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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Prem » 30 Mar 2017 01:22

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/zirc ... 15296.html
Why the world is worried about this 'unstoppable' hypersonic Russian missile

Russia is expected to begin serial production of hypersonic missile Tsirkon or Zircon soon. The missile boasts of speed five times than that of speed of sound. Reports say the missile can travel with a speed of upto 4,600 mph or 7,400 km/h, which makes it almost impossible to be stopped.
Countries like the US and Britain, who have most powerful defence forces in the world, are already losing sweat over Russia's new missile defence system."State tests of Zircon are scheduled for completion in 2017 in accordance with the contract, and the missile's serial production is planned to be launched next year," a report carried out by Russian news agency TASS said quoting sources.Zircon, which can strike targets as far as 400 km away, is expected to be inducted by the Russia defence forces by 2022. With its enormous speed, Zircon is capable of evading the best anti-missile systems presently in use across the world. A report in The Independent said that UK's Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers would be unable to stop.The Royal Navy's current Sea Ceptor missile system can only shoot down missiles travelling up to 2,300mph, the report said.On the other hand, the US Navy is worried that Russia may fit Zircon to its nuclear-powered Kirkov warship.Zircon works on the scramjet technology to attain its hypersonic speeds. The missile uses air pressure for propulsion. A specially designed system pushes air from the atmosphere into the combustion chamber where the air is mixed with the on-board fuel to provide energy.What makes Zircon lightweight and faster than other missiles is that it doesn't carry oxidizer. There are no fans or turbines to propel it, which essentially means less chances of any mechanical failure. Russia may have taken the lead in developing a hypersonic missile, but India is not far behind. India is developing a second generation BrahMos-II missile is collaboration with Russia. The missile will use the same scramjet technology that Zircon has.The BrahMos-II is expected to have a range of 600 km. The missile is expected to be ready for testing by 2020.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 30 Mar 2017 12:19

Russia and India to develop BrahMos light cruise missile for PAK FA 5th-generation jet

More:
http://tass.com/defense/927705
Military & Defense January 27,
http://tass.com/defense/927705
Military & Defense January 27, 17:19 UTC+3
The missile has a range of 290 km and carries a warhead weighing from 200 to 300 kg

REUTOV, January 27. /TASS/. The BrahMos light cruise missile will be mounted both in submarines’ torpedo launchers and on Russia’s fifth-generation T-50 PAK FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter jet, CEO and General Designer of the Machine-Building R&D Consortium Alexander Leonov said on Friday.

Russian-Indian BrahMos cruise missiles may be supplied to third countries
Russia may buy BrahMos cruise missiles for Su-30SM fighters — source
Russian defense minister visits BrahMos missile production site in India
India, Russia to invest $4 billion each in final phase of 5th-generation fighter creation

"We are working on the missile’s light version. It should fit the size of a torpedo tube and be almost 1.5 times smaller by its weight. It will be possible to mount our airborne missile on a wide range [of aircraft]. Of course, we’ll be developing it, first of all, for the fifth-generation plane but, possibly, it will be mounted on the MiG-35 fighter, although we have not carried out such developments," he said.

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the product of Russia’s Machine-Building Research and Development Consortium and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, which set up BrahMos Aerospace joint venture in 1998.
The missile’s name comes from the names of two rivers: the Indian Brahmaputra of and the Russian Moscow river. The missile has a range of 290 km and carries a warhead weighing from 200 to 300 kg.
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http://tass.com/defense/927705

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Singha » 31 Mar 2017 19:49

Russians have nicely filled their sub pipeline such that in 2020 they will have 7 yasen and 6 borei class in service

In 2018 the improved versions of both classes will get started.


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