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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Karthik S » 16 Nov 2017 22:52

How I dream we order a dozen in coming time.

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Postby Philip » 17 Nov 2017 15:20

At least let's get af doz. backfires of which dozens are available!

Now here's new game-changer,an ABM system superior to the S-500.

Americans force Russia to create weapons even more powerful than S-500

Ten years ago, Moscow found itself unprotected from the new US anti-satellite and anti-missile system THAAD, which our bellicose "partners" were feverishly developing during those years.

During the recent tests of the American SAM, which successfully took place in Alaska in July of this year, the US intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile. The new NATO air defence complex successfully supplemented the NORAD shield that covers the North American continent from any external threat from space or the stratosphere.

In the opinion of Russian diplomats and the military, putting a new missile defence element into operation is an unfriendly act on the part of the United States, because the new weapon violates the status quo or the "parity of brute force" as professionals say.

Unfortunately, Russia's excellent interceptor fighter aircraft and world-famous Triumf air defence systems are not able to neutralise the missile threat. Detecting and destroying an aircraft is different. As for antimissile weapons, Russia lagged behind in this area during the 1990s and the early 2000s, while talking the talk about democracy and fraternisation with the Americans.

In 2002, Russia's main developer of missile weapons, Almaz-Antei Air Defence Concern, informed the scientific and military community of the launch of works on a fundamentally new product in the field of SAMs, the so-called S-500 Prometheus (Prometey) missile defence system.

In 2006, Almaz-Antey was officially named the lead developer of the fifth-generation air defence system. In 2009, scientists reported the completion of design documentation for Prometheus and the transition to practical tests. Finally, in 2010, the Russian government officially confirmed the technical possibility of creating a fifth-generation antiaircraft missile system.

This mobile air defence complex is a universal system capable of knocking down any targets, including low-flying satellites and hypersonic missiles of the future.

Analysing tactical and technical characteristics of the S-500, it catches attention that the new system does not come as an upgrade for the existing system, that is, the S-400. The previous generation is not designed to work on space objects and transcontinental ballistic missiles. In addition, it takes the S-400 nearly nine seconds to make a decision to destroy six targets. The Prometheus will need only two or three seconds for up to ten targets.

Russian anti-aircraft missile troops 11 PHOTO Russian anti-aircraft missile troops
S-500 missiles have their own manoeuvring units and radar station. They are capable of intercepting an intercontinental ballistic missile in climb, that is, up to 185-200 kilometres, as well as during descent, attacking the head of the missile. The speed of 77N6-H and 77N6-H1 interceptors (from 5 to 7 kilometres per second) allows them not to have any warhead at all because their kinetic energy is enough. Nevertheless, to ensure guaranteed destruction of targets a decision was made to outfit the S-500 with a nuclear warhead.

No matter how perfect and modern the S-500 might be (the system is to enter the arsenal of the Russian army in 2018-2019), it pales in comparison with Almaz-Antei's latest development - A235 Nudol, which creates a three-echelon strategic defence system.

This system is said to replace the morally outdated A-135 Amur system around Moscow and other major cities and military bases. At the same time, Russia will take measures to replace long-range echelon launchers and conduct comprehensive upgrade of the Don 2N radar.

Nothing has been reported about the time when the Nudol system is ready and passed into service. According to US sources, Russia has already conducted five tests of anti-satellite missiles.

A235 Nudol will most likely be able to strike targets at an altitude of 1000 kilometres (S-500 - 200 km), with a range of up to 1500 km horizontally (S-500 - 600 km) and a speed up to 7 km/sec. In a nutshell, the new system will have no competition in the world. It will be much superior to the widely advertised THAAD system of the USA.

Читайте больше на http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/econ ... weapons-0/

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Vips » 17 Nov 2017 18:03

So how long before China gets it in future from an economically collapsing Russia?

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 17 Nov 2017 18:40

Vips wrote:So how long before China gets it in future from an economically collapsing Russia?


Russia has been economically collapsing since 1991 so lets move on :roll:

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Singha » 17 Nov 2017 19:14

looks like nudol will replace the dated gazelle and galosh interceptors. they had conical motors and were supremely fast to go off the blocks.
hopefully soothing 4k videos will be put in youtube.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Singha » 17 Nov 2017 19:17

PAKDA(or B2) are too costly to be fielded in large numbers for the bush wars of the future.
has the B1 or even the B52 been thrown away because of B2 or LRSB? :lol:

a segment exists for a proven performer like blackjack and backfire loaded to the gunwales with conventional weapons. perhaps also act as motherships and standoff jammer for small ELO ucavs moving out into higher threat bubbles.

hybrid war needs tools from the Su25/armed hawk types up to PAKDA level. you never know who you will face - an agile jihadi hiding under a rock or his P5 sponsor armed with bleeding edge kit, often both are roaming the same battlespace as in syria. :oops:

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Postby Austin » 18 Nov 2017 09:44

Singha wrote:PAKDA(or B2) are too costly to be fielded in large numbers for the bush wars of the future.
has the B1 or even the B52 been thrown away because of B2 or LRSB? :lol:

a segment exists for a proven performer like blackjack and backfire loaded to the gunwales with conventional weapons. perhaps also act as motherships and standoff jammer for small ELO ucavs moving out into higher threat bubbles.

hybrid war needs tools from the Su25/armed hawk types up to PAKDA level. you never know who you will face - an agile jihadi hiding under a rock or his P5 sponsor armed with bleeding edge kit, often both are roaming the same battlespace as in syria. :oops:


PAK-DA would be cheaper to build compared to Tu-160M2 as it would be subsonic design and any subsonic design is cheaper to build than Supersonic Types not just build but maintain too.

PAK DA will be cheaper than Tu-160, but will be able to replace all long-range aircraft

Подробнее на ТАСС:
http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/4730201

"One of the main tasks assigned by the military department to the creators of the long-range aviation complex of the long-range aviation (PAK DA) is to ensure that the new aircraft functions as all three current missile carriers (Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3) much cheaper than the Tu-160, "- said the agency's interlocutor. According to him, "the tactical and technical assignment for the PAK DA is approved by the military, in the near future, with the conclusion of the contract, the production of design documentation will begin, with the subsequent manufacture of prototypes."

Reducing the cost of development, production and operation of PAK DA will be partly facilitated by the fact that this aircraft will be subsonic. This, according to the source, will not affect its combat effectiveness in any way: the presence of high-precision long-range cruise missiles will allow striking without entering the enemy's air defense zone and not using supersonic regimes. Also, a subsonic aircraft is easier and cheaper to prepare for a flight, it uses less fuel.

"Today, no country in the world, including such powerful military powers as Russia and the US, simply does not pull the design and construction of a supersonic bomber that meets all the criteria of the fifth generation," the TASS source said.

The specialist did not specify the estimated value of the PAK YES, which appears in the customer's terms of reference.

The cost of Tu-160

Expert estimates of the cost of the Tu-160 aircraft range from $ 250 to $ 600 million (in 1993, the media called the sum of 6 billion rubles, which at the time corresponded to approximately $ 600 million). One hour of the missile carrier's flight (without combat use) costs, according to official figures for 2008, 580 thousand rubles (about $ 23.3 thousand). The cost of the American B-1B bomber, close to the Tu-160 for performance, is $ 317 million, the flight hour costs $ 57.8 thousand.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 18 Nov 2017 09:48

This is something IAF can look at , The upgraded Tu-22M3M will use the same engine as Tu-160M and standardised avionics as Tu-160M2 program.

Russia to upgrade Tu-22M3 strategic bombers in 2018


More:
http://tass.com/defense/976261
"The development of the documentation for the Tu-22M3M has been completed and work is currently under way at the Kazan Aircraft Enterprise to prepare the production facilities for the repair and modernization of the bombers that are in service in the operational units of Russia’s Aerospace Force. The first heavy upgrade of these planes since the time of their development will begin from next year," the source said.

"The Tu-22M3M will feature an absolutely new avionics system standardized with the Tu-160M2," the source noted.

"This refers to the entire avionics, including the navigation and sighting complex," the source said, adding that after its upgrade the Tu-22M3M would get a possibility to use "modern long-range precision weapons."

According to the source, the Tu-22M3M will have a power unit identical to the motor system aboard the Tu-160M2 (new NK-32-02 engines produced by the Samara-based Kuznetsov aerospace engine company).

The timeframe of modernization and the number of upgraded aircraft depend "on the enterprise’s capacities and on how work will proceed on the first planes," the source noted

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 18 Nov 2017 19:12

This is precisely what the IN/ IAF require.Unfortunately the IAF for some unexplainable reason appear to have forgotten what a "bomber" is and can accomplish.The solution therefore for us is simple.Entrust both the maritime and are at. bombing role to the IN.After all it has for 3 decades operated the TU-142 Bear, which is still being used as a frontline bomber by the RuAF. It is the best service with the greatest experience for operating long range bombers both for the maritime and are at role.
A total of around 16-24 Backfires can be acquired with both LR maritime strike and strat. LR strike using LRCMs, conv. bombs, for saturation bombing as used in Syria,and other varieties of ordnance- BMos variants, etc.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 21 Nov 2017 19:50

Hypersonic and bottom-based missiles make part of Russian troops’ arsenal

Military & Defense November 21, 16:01 UTC+3
It is impossible to counter modern means "with a rifle in one’s hand, a submachine-gun and even a machine-gun," the head of the Federation Council Defense and Security Committee said

MOSCOW, November 21. /TASS/. Tsirkon hypersonic missiles and Skif missiles hiding at the ocean bottom are part of the arsenal of the Russian Armed Forces, ex-Chief of the Aerospace Force and Head of the Federation Council Defense and Security Committee Viktor Bondarev said on Tuesday.
"As of today, we have in our arsenal unique strategic bombers (Tu-160 aircraft), tactical missile systems with powerful ballistic and cruise missiles (the Iskander family of missile systems), Sarmat heavy missile complexes, air defense missile systems (S-400s), intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear-powered missile cruisers with powerful anti-ship missiles (the Tsirkon hypersonic missile) and Skif bottom missiles," he said.

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Out of the three basic military branches, the Aerospace Force "bears special brunt" at the new stage of the scientific and technological revolution, the ex-commander said.
"The Syria campaign shows that subsequent wars will also embrace the space sphere. It is impossible to counter modern means with a rifle in one’s hand, a submachine-gun and even a machine-gun. That is why, the development and production of the PAK DP (the Perspective Airborne Complex of Long-Range Intercept), new missiles and strike unmanned aerial vehicles [drones] is coming to the fore," he said.
Precision weapons and the development of the strategic nuclear forces "designated as priorities of the new stage of the Russian armament system make it possible to fulfil the tasks assigned by the head of state," the senator stressed.

New missiles
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov earlier told journalists that the first pop-up tests of the most advanced Sarmat missile were scheduled for late 2017.

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As a source in the defense industry told TASS, Russia’s latest Tsirkon hypersonic anti-ship missile had reached eight times the speed of sound during
the tests. As other sources in the Russian defense sector earlier told TASS, the Tsirkon is undergoing state trials this year. After the missile is accepted for service, it is designed, in particular, to replenish the ammunition load of the heavy missile cruisers Pyotr Veliky and Admiral Nakhimov.
According to public data, the Skif experimental design work envisages developing a transport and launching container for ballistic missiles, which will make it possible to launch them from a big depth.

More:
http://tass.com/defense/976672

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Prem » 22 Nov 2017 05:02

https://warisboring.com/russias-new-ver ... a-problem/
Russia’s New Version of the Backfire Bomber Has a Problem

Along with an airframe life-extension, the Tu-22M3M upgrade incorporates new SVP-24-22 bombsights, a NV-45 radar and an improved cockpit, among other new systems. The Russians are also planning to replace the Tu-22M3’s Kuznetsov NK-25 engines with new and more efficient NK-32-02 engines that were designed for the revamped Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack.Michael Kofman, a research scientist specializing in Russian military affair at the Center for Naval Analysis, is skeptical about some aspects of the upgrade program. Kofman correctly noted that refitting an existing airframe with new engines can require complex engineering work.“I’m quite skeptical on NK-32-02 engine refit for Tu-22M3,” Kofman said.Moreover, the TASS report notes that the Tu-22M3M will be armed with upgraded X-32 supersonic anti-ship missile, a modernized version of the X-22, which NATO refers to as the AS-4 Kitchen.But while the Tu-22M3M/X-32 combination looks formidable on paper, the weakness of the system remains target cueing. The X-32 uses a combination of inertial navigation, GPS/GLONASS and active-radar homing to hit targets at range. However, the 600 miles is well beyond the Tu-22M3M’s sensor range.It is not clear how the Russians are tackling the target-cuing problem these days. Nor is it a problem that the U.S. Navy has entirely solved, though once the service’s Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) battle network is up and running, the United States will be most of the way there.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby brar_w » 22 Nov 2017 05:39

Leave it to hipster Dave to screw things up. There are multiple things wrong with his article including the least of which is the understanding of how USN's tactics and capability works and whether it is in service or not.

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Postby Philip » 23 Nov 2017 18:23

Everyone has a problem with targets beyond the platform's sensor range! The US,Russia and China have dozens of sats,with some US sats so secret that pics have never been issued of them and their launches also kept secret.It has relentlessly kept advancing its space tech year after year and probably outclasses everyone else by some margin.The Russians probably have the next best sat inventory and here too there is much that is opaque.India needs to have at least a doz. permanent geostationary maritime sats to be able to monitor waters from the Gulf,IOR Malacca Straits and even the ICS.Thus far the PSLV has been the main workhorse launch vehicle,but with the arrival of the GSLV with indig. cryo. engines,heavier much more capable mil-sats will be launched in the future.Sats are however just a key part of the sev. systems reqd. for real time targeting of enemy assets.LR UAVs another vital req.

Here's what Russia is upto in the race to dominate the Arctic waters and mineral wealth.Long article.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2017112 ... the-arctic
Why Russia is sending robotic subs to the Artic.
The harsh icy sea is one of Earth's biggest gas and oil hotspots – and Russia’s sending its military to stake its claim.
21 November 2017
The Arctic: the smallest of Earth’s five oceans, with icy waters and dagger-like winds, is home to some of the most unforgiving conditions on the planet.
But far below the skin of sea ice that waxes and wanes with the seasons, this inhospitable ocean is hiding a treasure trove of natural resources – one that’s largely untapped by mankind.
The Arctic Ocean is estimated to hold billions of barrels of oil, and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas – accounting for 16-26% of the Earth’s undiscovered reserves. And there’s a superpower scrambling to beat all others in the race to exploit this chilly mother lode of polar resources: Russia.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 69951.html
Vladimir Putin says all big Russian businesses should be ready for war production
'Our army and navy need to have the very best equipment — better than foreign equivalents'

Oliver Carroll Moscow

Vladimir Putin and Syria's Assad study military plans in Sochi Kremlin
Russian business should be prepared to switch to production to military needs at any time, said Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. The Russian president was speaking at a conference of military leaders in Sochi.

“The ability of our economy to increase military production and services at a given time is one of the most important aspects of military security,” Mr Putin said. “To this end, all strategic, and simply large-scale enterprise should be ready, regardless of ownership.”

A day earlier, the president had spoken of a need to catch up and overtake the West in military technology. “Our army and navy need to have the very best equipment — better than foreign equivalents,” he said. “If we want to win, we have to be better.”

Since the 2008 Georgian war, which was a difficult operation, the Russian military has undergone extensive modernisation. Ageing Soviet equipment has gone. There is a new testing regime. There are new command structures. The budget has also increased exponentially.

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This year, military expenses will cross 3 trillion roubles, or 3.3 per cent of GDP. This would be a record were it not for one-off costs in 2016. Over the next two years, spending is forecast to be cut back slightly, to approximately 2.8 per cent of GDP.

Though that budget remains less than 30 per cent of the combined Nato budget in Europe, many countries are increasing their military spending in response to the "Russian threat". Nato military command has also been restructured — it says in response to Russian cyber and military threats.

Last Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK would lead a response to counter “Russian hostility.” “We know what you are doing,” she said.

Russia delivered a typically diplomatic response by making Ms May its lead focus of the Vesti Nedeli flagship propaganda programme on Sunday.
Presenter Dmitry Kiselev kept his most disparaging remarks for the Prime Minister’s appearance.

Theresa May: "I have a simple message for Russia: We know what you are doing. And you will not succeed."
“She delivered her most aggressive anti-Russian speech to date — but only to cover up the whiteness of her tired flesh,” Mr Kiselev said
.
:rotfl:

Yaas.Everyone knows what Britain is upto...imploding! Sic transit gloria mundi...[b]RIP "Great" Britain!
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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 23 Nov 2017 19:22

http://russia-insider.com/en/new-missil ... ce/ri21662
New Missiles and Hypersonic Weapons Will Allow Russia to Move From Nuclear to Conventional Deterrence
Russia's conventional weapons are becoming so capable there is much less need to threaten the use of nukes

Dave Majumdar Subscribe to 2828Wed, Nov 22, 2017|

Russia is starting to move away from relying on its non-strategic nuclear weapons as it starts to field new long-range precision-guided weapons such as the Kalibr cruise missile. Eventually, the Russians hope to use long-range hypersonic weapons for long-range conventional deterrence.

“Due to the gained momentum in high-precision weapons and current research in hypersonic missiles, the main part of strategic deterrence tasks can be transferred from the nuclear to the non-nuclear sphere,” Russia’s chief of the general staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov said at the Russian Defense Ministry’s November 7 board session.

As predicted by many analysts focusing on the Russian military, the Kremlin is moving away from relying on its nuclear weapons as its long-range conventional strike capabilities improve.

“Non-nuclear deterrence forces have gained high momentum,” Gerasimov said.

“Over the last five years, the Armed Forces have made a breakthrough in long-range high-precision weapons. Already being supplied are the Iskander-M missile systems, as well as both underwater and surface warships with the Kalibr missile systems. Long-range aircraft are being upgraded to operate the new Kh-101 cruise missile.”
During the 1990s and early 2000s, especially after NATO’s intervention in Kosovo without the sanction of the United Nations Security Council, Russia developed a doctrine where it would use nuclear weapons first to “de-escalate” a conflict. The strategy was adopted in 2000, though according to the Central Intelligence Agency, the doctrine originated in 1997. The idea was that the threat of a limited defensive nuclear retaliation against even a conventional aggressor would force that attacking force to back off.

“Russia’s de-escalation strategy provides instead for infliction of ‘tailored damage,’ defined as ‘damage [that is] subjectively unacceptable to the opponent [and] exceeds the benefits the aggressor expects to gain as a result of the use of military force,’” former Soviet and Russian arms control negotiation Nikolai Sokov wrote in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist in 2014.

“The efficacy of threatening tailored damage assumes an asymmetry in a conflict’s stakes.”

While Russia’s de-escalation strategy did not become widely known in the West until the release of the Kremlin’s 2010 Military Doctrine, that document actually increased Moscow’s threshold for nuclear weapons use. “Whereas the 2000 document allowed for their use ‘in situations critical to the national security’ of Russia, the 2010 edition limited them to situations in which ‘the very existence of the state is under threat,’” Sokov wrote.

However, Russia only intended to use the de-escalation doctrine until it could rebuild its conventional forces and develop long-range precision-guided weapons as the CIA noted in its report, which dates back to the year 2000. Indeed, as Sokov noted, Russia’s 2000 military doctrine “characterized the limited use of nuclear weapons as a stopgap measure to be relied on only until Russia could develop a more modern conventional strike capability.”

The Russians seem to have started moving away from their reliance on nuclear weapons as early as 2013, where that year’s Zapad exercises did not feature those weapons. “This hints that Moscow has gained more confidence in its conventional capabilities,” Sokov wrote. “As these capabilities continue to improve, Russia is likely to rely less on its nuclear weapons.”

Sokov has been proven to be correct as Gerasimov’s speech shows. The Russian military is moving away from its reliance on nuclear weapons, which can only be a good thing.

Source: The National Interest


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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 24 Nov 2017 21:55

ABM 53T6 upgrades missile tested today


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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby viveks » 25 Nov 2017 02:39

Just look at the acceleration rate of that missile. Is this video taken at normal viewing speed or 2x times faster.

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Postby Austin » 25 Nov 2017 09:17

Egyptian MiG-29M2 with Kh-38 mockup:

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Postby Singha » 25 Nov 2017 22:30

RS26 rubezh which will replace the yars and topol-M.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcbrL86WI1I

it has been tested but no footage released.

the Sarmat is due to for test soon, and will replace the SS18 in silos.

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Postby Singha » 25 Nov 2017 22:37

>>the TASS report notes that the Tu-22M3M will be armed with upgraded X-32 supersonic anti-ship missile, a modernized version of the X-22, which NATO refers to as the AS-4 Kitchen

^^ I call an error on that one. AS4 and AS6 are cold war relics long retired. in naval strike role it will use the yakhont for now and zircon also later. long range mald type decoys will no doubt be carried in n-unit pylons.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Cain Marko » 25 Nov 2017 23:59

Prem wrote:https://warisboring.com/russias-new-version-of-the-backfire-bomber-has-a-problem/
Russia’s New Version of the Backfire Bomber Has a Problem

Along with an airframe life-extension, the Tu-22M3M upgrade incorporates new SVP-24-22 bombsights, a NV-45 radar and an improved cockpit, among other new systems. The Russians are also planning to replace the Tu-22M3’s Kuznetsov NK-25 engines with new and more efficient NK-32-02 engines that were designed for the revamped Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack.Michael Kofman, a research scientist specializing in Russian military affair at the Center for Naval Analysis, is skeptical about some aspects of the upgrade program. Kofman correctly noted that refitting an existing airframe with new engines can require complex engineering work.“I’m quite skeptical on NK-32-02 engine refit for Tu-22M3,” Kofman said.Moreover, the TASS report notes that the Tu-22M3M will be armed with upgraded X-32 supersonic anti-ship missile, a modernized version of the X-22, which NATO refers to as the AS-4 Kitchen.But while the Tu-22M3M/X-32 combination looks formidable on paper, the weakness of the system remains target cueing. The X-32 uses a combination of inertial navigation, GPS/GLONASS and active-radar homing to hit targets at range. However, the 600 miles is well beyond the Tu-22M3M’s sensor range.It is not clear how the Russians are tackling the target-cuing problem these days. Nor is it a problem that the U.S. Navy has entirely solved, though once the service’s Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) battle network is up and running, the United States will be most of the way there.


I recall reading a Pibu article suggesting the use of either an irbis based pesa or the novella sea dragon suite for long ranges detection, tracking and cueing

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Postby Austin » 26 Nov 2017 00:25

Singha wrote:>>the TASS report notes that the Tu-22M3M will be armed with upgraded X-32 supersonic anti-ship missile, a modernized version of the X-22, which NATO refers to as the AS-4 Kitchen

^^ I call an error on that one. AS4 and AS6 are cold war relics long retired. in naval strike role it will use the yakhont for now and zircon also later. long range mald type decoys will no doubt be carried in n-unit pylons.


X-32 is new system and that is not Kh-22 ( and its variant )

You will find good details on X-32 in link provided just use google translate

What is the new anti-ship cruise missile X-32?

http://dfnc.ru/c106-technika/chto-preds ... keta-h-32/

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Singha » 26 Nov 2017 06:46

They have been doing third party target location for
Decades with weapons like granit why the new fear?

kind of thing Granit did, is being done now in LRASM but with huge publicity and "I was there first" psyops by usa.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby brar_w » 26 Nov 2017 07:22

LRASM and publicity? You realize it is not an export allowed weapon and is a limited quantity production lot? There is very little known about the details of its seeker concept given that it was tightly controlled during its development and testing. It's main differentiator isn't that it can be used via third_party (networking a weapon isn't exactly hard given that PGMs half or less costly than the LRASM are already networked), but that it has the capacity to still prosecute targets, avoid pop-up threats without access to third party assistance in case things like data-links and GPS are degraded or denied. It is designed very specifically for contested, congested waters with a large mix of civilian, and military vessels where the missile may or may not have much assistance in finding the right target from decoys etc. This was in response to a request from one combat command which should be obvious to guess. Not many cruise missiles out there (anti ship or land attack) are equipped with ESM apertures and the ability to geolocate emitters. The TLAM wouldn't acquire similar capability till perhaps the middle of next decade.
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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 26 Nov 2017 15:20

Singha wrote:RS26 rubezh which will replace the yars and topol-M.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcbrL86WI1I

it has been tested but no footage released.

the Sarmat is due to for test soon, and will replace the SS18 in silos.


As per START Agreement the parties are obliged to share information only when the systems are operationally deployed.

What we know about RS-26 from interviews of its chief designer Yuri Solmonov that it does away with PBV which mean you have the usual 1,2,3rd stage and then the warhead seperates and flies on its own for long distance with its own guidance and propulsion it is not dependent on PBV for accurate injection of the warhead before re-entry.

Which brings back to interesting possibility can you release the warhead once the boost stage ends and Jammers and Decoys are deployed shields taken off , It brings to interesting possibility of deploying the warhead during any part of midcourse flight or when the 3rd stage ends depending where you want to target.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 29 Nov 2017 12:12


Analysis: Russia's Project 955A SSBN Design Improvements over Project 955


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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 04 Dec 2017 10:43

Images of Kazan SSGN first of Yasen-M class submarine

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 04 Dec 2017 19:59

Repaired strategic bomber Tu-22M3 re-enters service with Russia’s Aerospace Force

Military & Defense December 01, 14:08 UTC+3
The bombers will get advanced precision weapons while their radio-electronic devices and engines will be similar to the equipment aboard the latest Tu-160M2 aircraft

Tu-22M3 bomber© Russian Defense Ministry Press Office/TASS
MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Russia’s Tupolev Aircraft Company has delivered another repaired Tu-22M3 long-range missile-carrying bomber to the country’s Aerospace Force, the Tupolev press office reported on Friday.
"On November 30, the plane left the flight testing station of the Kazan Aircraft Enterprise, a Tupolev branch. The Tu-22M3 has undergone an entire range of controlling and repairing work in the enterprise’s workshops to regain its flight worthiness while specialists have carried out all ground tests at the enterprise’s flight testing station. The operational acceptance/delivery and familiarization flights have also been successful," the press office said.

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After the Tu-22M3 is delivered to the customer, it will traditionally perform a flight over the enterprise and then fly to its destination point.
"This plane, like other operational Tu-22M3 aircraft, will undergo its upgrade to the Tu-22M3M modification from 2018," the Tupolev press office said.
A source in the Russian defense industry told TASS in mid-November that designers had completed developing the documentation for the modified version of the Tu-22M3 bomber, the Tu-22M3M, and the first heavy upgrade of operational aircraft would begin in 2018.
The Tu-22M3M bombers will get advanced precision weapons while their radio-electronic devices and engines will be similar to the equipment aboard the latest Tu-160M2 aircraft, the source added.
"The development of the documentation for the Tu-22M3M has been completed and work is currently underway at the Kazan Aircraft Enterprise to prepare the production facilities for the repair and modernization of the bombers that are in service in the operational units of Russia’s Aerospace Force. The first heavy upgrade of these planes since the time of their development will begin from next year," the source said.
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Russian Air Force: best warplanes, helicopters and airlifters
"The Tu-22M3M will feature an absolutely new avionics system standardized with the Tu-160M2," the source noted.
"This refers to the entire avionics, including the navigation and sighting complex," the source said, adding that after its upgrade the Tu-22M3M would get a possibility to use "modern long-range precision weapons.
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According to the source, the Tu-22M3M will have a power unit identical to the motor system aboard the Tu-160M2 (new NK-32-02 engines produced by the Samara-based Kuznetsov aerospace engine company).
Upgrade of 30 bombers
As was reported earlier, 30 planes will be upgraded to the level of the Tu-22M3M. They will feature a new SVP-24-22 radio-electronic system, a NV-45 radar, the cockpit’s improved ergonomics, new onboard systems and an extended service life of 35 years. The upgraded bomber will be able to carry precision conventional weapons, including Kh-32 cruise missiles with a range of up to 600 km.
The Tu-22M3 long-range supersonic missile-carrying bomber is a heavily upgraded version of the Tu-22 aircraft. The plane was developed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the mid-1970s. It performed its debut flight on June 20, 1977 and went into service in 1989. It develops a maximum speed of 2,000 km/h, has a service ceiling of 13,300 meters and a combat load of up to 24 tonnes (Kh-22 and Kh-15 missiles, bombs, sea mines).
Overall, Russia has produced 268 such planes. According to the data of The Military Balance magazine, the Russian Aerospace Force operates 62 Tu-22M3 bombers. They are actively used in the Syria campaign, delivering strikes against terrorists’ facilities.

http://tass.com/defense/978577

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby viveks » 04 Dec 2017 23:47

The Russian navy seems to be going for more and more advanced submarine systems instead of building carriers. I guess something in their thought process that says may be a different line of thinking when compared to the US navy folks. It maybe that submarines are harder to detect and it is better to maintain an attack force under water than to have a strong surface and a carrier fleet. It maybe that their missile technological advancement has become un-paralleled to match against?

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby brar_w » 05 Dec 2017 00:18

viveks wrote:I guess something in their thought process that says may be a different line of thinking when compared to the US navy folks.


The USN is very much invested in the under sea domain as well both from a sub-building capability and from a sub-hunting perspective. They will be buying three nuclear submarines (SSNs and SSBNs) a year starting next decade, and this may move to buying as many as 4 a year. Their need for an aircraft carrier is dictated by the needs of the expeditionary warfare since the US Military is expected to fight abroad. There are only a limited number of ways you can generate sorties in support of the various joint mission needs across the globe with varying degree of theater basing and overflight rights. Hence the need to sustain a large carrier force. By 2023, there would be 36 Virginia class attack submarines delivered or on order (including block IVs and Vs) and the total number of operational SSNs in the 2023-2025 time-frame will continue to hover around 50 or the high 40s. There will be a slight dip towards the end of the 2020s and into the 2030s but that is a consequence of a slow-down in procurement right after the cold-war ended (which has since been addressed and they'll be back up to the high 40s by the mid 2030s). What the USN doesn't field is the conventional submarine.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby KrishnaK » 05 Dec 2017 05:58

brar_w wrote:Their need for an aircraft carrier is dictated by the needs of the expeditionary warfare since the US Military is expected to fight abroad. There are only a limited number of ways you can generate sorties in support of the various joint mission needs across the globe with varying degree of theater basing and overflight rights. Hence the need to sustain a large carrier force.
US is committed to keeping trade routes between itself and its allies open. So long as they can do that, they can build and sustain alliances.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 05 Dec 2017 13:21

Russia possessing only one Sov. era CV has realised the importance of it during the Syrian campaign.Some upgrades are to take place,not as ambitious as before though.But one can't see Ru diverting attention from its N-sub programmes.The enormous range of the newer missiles being introduced will make it even more difficult to prosecute an RU sub than before. It would like more CVs but moolah is tight and building time vast.The Chinese are well ahead in the Cv stakes. However,the greater danger to US CBGs are the numerous "small fry" of stealthy AIP equipped "stealth" boats,which both Ru and China field in v,large numbers. It just takes a successful attack by just one conv. sub to cause chaos in the "home fleet". The USN meanwhile will continue to build its super carriers for its expeditionary warfare strategy to maintain global domination.3-4 in the Pacific would be needed in the future
to deal with the PLAN,plus pesky NoKo.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 08 Dec 2017 11:55

Still going strong with the 35 variant to enter the ring soon. Echoes the new philosophy expressed by the USN's CNO of concentrating upon "payload centric" instead of "platform centric" solution. legacy aircraft ,"bomb trucks",equipped with PGMs,smart bombs can do the biz at much reduced costs.

MiG-29 multirole frontline fighter sends its might to new heights

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On October 6, 1977, the first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29 multirole frontline fighter jet took to the skies

MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29 multirole frontline fighter jet took to the skies forty years ago, on October 6, 1977.
History, designing
The development of fourth-generation fighter jets started in the Soviet Union and in the United States in the late 1960s. As compared to their predecessors, the Soviet MiG-23, the US F-5 Tiger and the French Mirage F.1, the new-generation planes were intended to become multifunctional (i.e. to be able to destroy targets both in the air and on the ground), show increased maneuverability and spend less fuel, feature electric flying controls, new avionics and highly efficient weapons.
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Russia’s advanced MiG-35 fighter jet
In the 1970s, three types of fourth-generation fighters went into service in the United States at once: the light F-16, the heavy F-15 and the deck-based F-14. These planes excelled by a whole number of parameters the second-and third-generation MiG-21, MiG-23 and MiG-25 aircraft operational in the Soviet Air and Air Defense Forces.
Soviet defense specialists and scientists also launched work on developing several classes of fighter jets for accomplishing specific missions. Under this concept, the light fighter was designed for operations over its territory and in the enemy’s immediate rear (up to 150 km). This plane was required to be easy in its piloting control, production and operation. The designers were set the task of furnishing the plane with the most advanced electronic equipment and armament at that time, provide for its high maneuverability and thrust-to-weight ratio.
The design of this fighter, which received its designation, was assigned to the Separate Design Bureau of Moscow’s Zenit Machine-Building Factory (currently, the Mikoyan Design Bureau Engineering Center of the MiG Aircraft Corporation).
In 1976, the concept design was completed and the fighter’s mockup was made. They were approved by the customer (Air Force specialists) in 1977.

Trials
The MiG-29 prototype (board No. 901) was made by August 1977. On October 6, 1977, Chief Pilot of the Design Bureau Alexander Fedotov performed the first flight aboard the plane.
Overall, 16 planes were built for trials. Two of them were lost due to problems with engines: one was lost in June 1978 and the other in October 1980. In both cases, the pilots ejected to safety.
The state trials of the MiG-29 fighter were completed on October 27, 1983.
Serial production and combat service
From 1982, the fighter’s serial production was organized at the Moscow Znamya Truda Machine-Building Enterprise while the trials were not yet completed.
In July 1983, the first MiG-29 planes started arriving for the 234th Guards fighter air regiment (Kubinka, Moscow Region).
Overall, more than 1,600 MiG-29 planes have been produced and the production of their improved modifications continues today.
The fighter jet was used during combat operations in Afghanistan, in various armed conflicts in the post-Soviet space, in Persian Gulf countries, Ethiopia, Eritrea, the former Yugoslavia, India, Yemen, Sudan and Syria.
According to public information, the Russian Air Force currently operates up to 270 MiG-29 fighters of various modifications. Up to 40 such fighters are operational with the Russian Navy. Specifically, the 100th shipborne fighter air regiment was formed in 2016. It is armed with MiG-29K aircraft, which are intended to be operational on the Russian Navy’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

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During the Soviet period, MiG-29 planes were exported to several Warsaw Treaty member countries (East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Romania), and also to the former Yugoslavia and Iraq. After 1991, MiG-29 fighters were sold not only by Russia but also by former Soviet republics (Ukraine and Moldova). Today, MiG-29 fighters are operational in the Air Force of 25 countries.
Design
The MiG-29 is a fourth-generation multirole frontline supersonic fighter. It is designed under the normal aerodynamic scheme and is a mid-wing aircraft with a trapezoidal mechanized wing. It has a two-keel vertical tail with all-movable stabilizers.
The plane has the so-called "integral arrangement:" the fuselage and the wing form a single bearing body, which provides less drag and greater lift at large angles of attack.
Two RD-33 engines are placed in the nacelles in the fuselage’s tail section. The RD-33 gas turbine engine is a two-shaft, double-circuit motor with an annular combustion chamber, a variable nozzle and a hydraulic electronic control system. The air intakes under the fuselage are closed by special curtains during steering on the ground to prevent debris from getting into the engines.

Performance characteristics
Crew - 1 person (2 pilots in the combat trainer modification)’
Length - 17.32 m;
Height - 4.73 m;
Wing span - 11.36 m;
Maximum speed - 2,450 km/h (2.3 Mach);
Engine’s "full afterburner" thrust - 8,300 kgf;
Service ceiling - 18,000 m;
Practical range at high altitude - 1,430 km (2,100 km with suspended fuel tanks);
Maximum takeoff weight - 18.1 t;
Maximum combat load weight - 2.18 t.
Armament
The aircraft is furnished with a GSh-301 30mm gun (an ammunition load of 150 rounds) and can carry various types of air-to-air missiles (R-27R, R-73 and R-60M), rockets and air bombs at six underwing nodes.
Modified MiG-29 fighters are also capable of using Kh-29, Kh-31 and other air-to-surface missiles.

Modifications
Over twenty modifications of the MiG-29 fighter have been developed, including the following:
MiG-29UB two-seat combat trainer (Item 9-51);
Item 9-13 with the increased fuel supply, a new electronic warfare complex and an active jamming system;
MiG-29S (9-13S) with an upgraded armament control system and the capability of using R-77 missiles;
Deck-based MiG-29K (9-41) and MiG-29 KUB (9-47) fighters;
MiG-29M (9-15) - a heavily upgraded version with the flight range increased to 3,200 km;
MiG-29SM/SMT (9-14/9-15) with the capability of using air-to-surface precision weapons;
MiG-35 - the generation 4++ multifunctional fighter with a new phased antenna array radar, a new engine control system and the reduced cost of its operation.
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http://tass.com/defense/969406

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 10 Dec 2017 16:10

A Still Frame from Video of Syrian Pantisir-S1 intercepting Israel Lora Missile in Syria

Source : Keypubs

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 13 Dec 2017 13:24

Good info on the Kilo sub here.Ck the graphics too.
http://tass.com/defense/902705
'Black holes' of the Russian Navy
The absence of a tail fin on the Kilo is perhaps one reason why it is quieter than most other subs.6 recently built for the Black Sea fleet The fact that another 6 are being built for the Pacific Fleet is an indicator as to how good these upgraded variants are.Their form is superb,just check out the aerial shots,perfect teardrop hulls. It also takes just 2 years to build and come sin at just around $300M-$350M a boat,a saving of at least $200M per boat when compared with any Western one.Our Scorpenes are costing us $8B for just 6! That's around $1.3B per boat incl. infrastructure,etc. Our 10 yr. Chakra/Akula lease incl. AMC was only $900M,less than the cost of a Scorpene!

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Aditya_V » 13 Dec 2017 15:54

[quote="Austin"]Egyptian MiG-29M2 with Kh-38 mockup:

WTF-> they operate around 240 F16's, 32 Mirage -2000, getting 24 Rafale's and even Mig 29's? Wiki says 60 J-7 also, seems like a better zoo than the IAF

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby chola » 13 Dec 2017 16:08

Aditya_V wrote:
Austin wrote:Egyptian MiG-29M2 with Kh-38 mockup:

WTF-> they operate around 240 F16's, 32 Mirage -2000, getting 24 Rafale's and even Mig 29's? Wiki says 60 J-7 also, seems like a better zoo than the IAF


Hilarious. But pretty potent. 240 F-Solahs? 32 M2Ks? That would be Paki’s dream air force, never mind throwing in the Rafale’s too.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 13 Dec 2017 17:08

Aditya_V wrote:
Austin wrote:Egyptian MiG-29M2 with Kh-38 mockup:

WTF-> they operate around 240 F16's, 32 Mirage -2000, getting 24 Rafale's and even Mig 29's? Wiki says 60 J-7 also, seems like a better zoo than the IAF


Well look at the positive side they can DACT with F-16 vesus Mirage , Rafale versus Mig-29M2 and All versus All , Most of their fleet size barring F-16 are small in 40's but are of 4 Plus Generation class.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 13 Dec 2017 22:29

AWACS A-50 , TU-22M3 and Mig-29SMT returning back to home base in Russia after Syrian Ops


Mig-29SMT returning back



Tu-22M3 return back home in Murmansk region after performing tasks in Syria



A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft arrives in Ivanovo from Syria


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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 14 Dec 2017 02:16

Cripes! Did u see those Murmansk molls?! How I would love to " Backfire" them chum!


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