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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 04 Oct 2017 17:05

Parallel deployment of Warheads

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The Bauman textbook calls it "an RV with independent (parallel) deployment." As can be seen from the image, each RV is sitting on top of its own mini-bus, which is different from a more common configuration, when one bus deploys RVs one after another.

There is no doubt that this project was justified as a response to missile defense and it indeed could be an effective countermeasure, especially if an RV is attached to its mini-bus through most of the midcourse phase (which may or may not be the case). Even small maneuvers would make it difficult for an interceptor to catch the RV. But probably not impossible - a lot would depend on the divert capability of the mini-bus and the interceptor.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 06 Oct 2017 15:50

The latest launch of Kalibir missiles against ISIS targets in Syria has been made by two bew RuN Kilo subs. The interesting fact about these launches is that 10 Kalibir missiles were launched. The usual missile capacity for Kilo subs is 4,for earlier Klub capable Kilos.However,the Kolpino and Vel. Novgorod are relatively new subs,commissioned less than a yr. ago and this series of new Kilos appear to have had their missile capacity enhanced from Syrian war experience.Some IN Kilo subs (we have 9) have also been going to Russia for refit/upgrades over the last few years and it may be poss. that these subs too have had their missile carrying capacity enhanced.

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.p ... syria.html
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Two Russian Project 636.3 Submarines Launched Cruise Missile Against IS Targets in Syria

The 'Velikiy Novgorod' and 'Kolpino' Project 636.3 submarines of the Black Sea Fleet have launched 10 3M-14 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles (SLCM) in two salvoes against the targets of the Islamic State (IS, forbidden in Russia) terroristic grouping in Syria, according to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD).

Kilo 636 submarines russia syriaCruise missiles launched from the submarines

"The Russian MoD`s multilayered surveillance system deployed in Syria detected the critical objects of IS [forbidden in Russia] in Deir ez-Zor province, namely, command posts, large weapon and munition depots and hangars with armored vehicles of the terrorists near the city of Meyadin within the last week. To destroy these targets, the 'Velikiy Novgorod' and 'Kolpino' submarines of the Black Sea Fleet launched the Kalibr SLCMs in two salvoes," the department said in a statement.

The strikes against the international terrorists near the city of Meyadin have been conducted to support the successful offensive operation of the Syrian armed forces aimed at the elimination of the IS` (forbidden in Russia) foothold in Deir-ez-Zor province.

The submarines have sub-launched 10 3M-14 cruise missiles. All the assigned targets have been destroyed, according to the objective control means. The IS (forbidden in Russia) group near the city of Meyadin has suffered heavy losses in manpower and hardware.


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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Singha » 10 Oct 2017 23:30

amazing low passes by backfires, watch with sound
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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 13 Oct 2017 12:49

Russian mil sales booming.latest S-400 customer...the Saudis!

Xcpt: https://sputniknews.com/world/201710131 ... bia-s-400/
An S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft weapon system and a Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system during the combat duty drills of the surface to air-misile regiment in the Moscow RegionMoscow, Riyadh to Sign Contract for Supply of S-400 Missiles - Reports © Sputnik/ Grigoriy Sisoev
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09:05 13.10.2017
According to media reports, Russia and Saudi Arabia are set to conclude a contract for the delivery of S-400 missile systems.
Vladimir Kozhin, the presidential aide for the military-technical cooperation, said that the S-400 deal with the Saudis would take place "In the very near future," adding that "now there are negotiations, coordination."
According to media reports, Saudi Arabia can buy four or more divisions of the S-400 Triumph air defense systems.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 14 Oct 2017 13:07

Leaving the rhetoric aside,a fascinating idea of what may come in the future. With Russia to field hypersonic Zircon missiles next year,hypersonic aircraft is a logical next step.Operating in near space would also give them a huge advantage,out of reach of current SAMs and fighters too.
Old report,how was it missed?

http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/econ ... ircraft-0/
Russia's eighth-generation aircraft to put NATO on its knees
15.03.2017

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Specialists of the United Aircraft Corporation are ready to start designing a combat aircraft of the 8th generation. The new development will be more than just an aircraft. The designers plan to create a conceptually new multipurpose combat aviation system with highly developed technical intelligence.

Of course, "new generation of aviation equipment" is a subjective term. Today, even air force generals both in Russia and in other countries have a vague idea of what six or seven generation aircraft should be like.

Nevertheless, the United Aircraft Corporation will establish a group of highly professional designers and technologists to conduct a conceptual research for the creation of a complex fighter aircraft that would answer all challenges of the 21st century, Including battles in near space. Quite possibly, the scientists will be able to elaborate an algorithm for the creation of fighter aircraft of the 9th, 10th and subsequent generations, if need be.

According to the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, UAC specialists intend to design two versions of the new fighter aircraft at once - manned and unmanned models. They are said to be light and medium class and most likely single-engine aircraft.

The very concept of accomplishing combat tasks will change. The manned fighter will take part in battles in the company of unmanned aircraft of exactly the same configuration. Unmanned fighters will set the course, conduct reconnaissance activities and defend the manned aircraft from enemy fighters and air defense systems.

Naturally, the unmanned aircraft will be able to solve its own tasks - conduct tactical air reconnaissance, conduct attacks in dangerous environments with a high intensity of threats. It will be also possible to bring changes in the flight program of an unmanned vehicle, redirecting it to new targets.

In pictures: Russia s Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 5th generation fighter

Additional protection will be provided by electronic warfare of a new level. Piloted and unmanned aircraft will operate in the company of full-sized virtual simulators to make the destruction of the real squad as highly problematic as possible.

The new aircraft of the 8th generation is said to carry classic missile-gun arms. Missiles will be placed both inside and outside the aircraft.

The designers also want to arm the new aircraft with artificial intellect of Russian origin.

Equipped with hypersonic engines, the fighter jets will be able to reach near-earth orbits, perform combat missions there and return to Earth.

For the time being, the designers can not say what kind of appearance the new aircraft will have. Quite possibly, the new planes will resemble space fighters from "Star Wars" films. The new aircraft will be created by several design bureaus at once. Therefore, it will not be called either Su or MiG, but will have its own original name.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Vips » 14 Oct 2017 18:38

Russia is struggling with achieving total stealth on its 5th Gen FGFA, has not finalised any specs for 6th generation and is publishing reports of 8th Gen Planes. :)

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Manish_P » 14 Oct 2017 18:50

I checked the date of the article to see if it was 1st April... well close enough :)

At least they could have shown an serving Russian aircraft or even a russian concept plane, instead of the 'old hag' F-16.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby brar_w » 14 Oct 2017 19:08

If Apple can go from a iPhone 8 to iPhone X, why can't Russia leap from a 5th generation PAKFA prototypes to an 8th generation Space fighter?? We should be discussing whether the IAF should wait for an MKI version or simply buy a few batches of Russian standard space fighters as the MKI version is defined and developed :)
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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Chinmay » 14 Oct 2017 19:38

^^ :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 16 Oct 2017 12:44

Leave the rhetoric aside,the emphasis on LRCMs and LR tactical strike capability is sorely missing in the IAF/IN's arsenal. I've been saying this for aeons,that it is mystifying why the IAF especially,which once operated Canberra bombers,has such myopia.Even the Syrian War and Gulf Wars,where LRCMs have been the most widely used force multipliers, appears to have gone unnoticed by the service.With the retiremnt of the TU-142 Bears, we have nothing left to udnertake a mission sev. thousand kms. away. The solution for the next decade,acquire a decent no. of backfires of which Russia ahs dozens mothballed.Upgraded Backfires armed with LRCMs would provide us with the lost capability.

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/r ... ia/ri21072
Russian Missiles Have 2X the Range of US's - It's a Big Deal in Syria
"An 800 pound gorilla ... in the room is Russia’s stand-off capability (ability to fire from longer ranges than your oponent) —it is simply much better than the American one ... (Russian) ranges ... are simply beyond the reach of any stand-off weapon in the US arsenal."
Andrei Martyanov

Russian cruise missiles being fired recently from the Mediterranean to Syria
Size does matter and so does range and speed whenever anyone talks about weapons. It seems that there is a great deal of confusion which perpetuates itself in regards to a relatively small Russian military contingent in Syria.

The most popular indicator of this confusion is a never ending discussion of a possible American attack on the Russian forces in Syria, primarily on the air base Khmeimim. Can such an attack, once one considers the size of forces US can deploy against Russians, succeed in “defeating” them?

An excellent Russian news report going onboard Russian subs and ships involved in firing these cruise missiles - fascinating

This is both a legitimate but also a highly unprofessional question. In fact, there are many people of prominence in the US who apart from considering such a terrifying scenario are actually pushing for it. Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters doesn’t mince words when it comes to attacking Russians; in fact, he is a very straight to the point guy when giving prescriptions on how to fight those Russians: This could spin out of control very, very fast. If it does, we have to win rapidly and decisively — and keep it within Syria.

There is no doubt that Peters and the bunch of US military and political people he represents did partake in the strategic wisdom of the past, from Clausewitz to Moltke to Guderian, but it is here where a seemingly legitimate question on the probability of American success in bombing those nasty Russkies into the stone age at Khmeimim and elsewhere in Syria stops being, well, serious.

Of course, US can unleash whatever it has at its conventional disposal at Khmeimim and it will eventually overwhelm whatever the Russians have there, from several SU-35s to S-300s and S-400s and, possibly, make Peters’ wet dream of keeping the whole ordeal confined to Syria very real. This would work, say against anyone’s military contingent - except Russia's.

At issue here is not the fact that Russia is a nuclear superpower—everyone knows that. Even the most rabid American Russophobes know this and can grasp, however slightly, the concept of their poor dears turning into radioactive ash pretty fast if they do the unthinkable, such as attacking Russia proper with nuclear weapons. Syria, however, is a bit different—the escalation to a nuclear threshold could, indeed, be controlled by those who hold a decisive advantage conventionally.

At issue here is the fact of conventional war—a precise type of a conflict US military prided itself on for the last 30+ years, boasting of being able to handle any kind of adversary.

In the foundation of this, rather overly assertive approach, the self-assurance was the real and not so real advantage of the US in stand-off weapons. Aggression against Yugoslavia showed the US military could overwhelm the air-defense of a nation such as Serbia fairly fast and from distances far beyond the reach of its obsolete air defenses. There were Tomahawk cruise missiles, which were launched at Serbia in thousands and which rendered her air defense almost useless after the first couple of weeks of incessant bombing.

But here is the problem for the US: Russia can take this hypothetical conventional conflict well beyond Syria any time it wants and I am not talking about other strategic theaters, such as Ukraine, where Russia can “compensate” for a hypothetical “defeat” in Syria. The reason for this is purely technological—Russia can go tit-for-tat conventionally in Syria and anywhere in the Middle East.

In fact, the Russian military has in its possession the most advanced arsenal of High Precision stand-off weapons which have been demonstrated in action for the whole world to see.

This is what makes the whole talk about “defeating” the Russian contingent in Syria very amateurish.

War is much more than some shoot-out between belligerents, the war starts in the operational rooms and political offices well before any shot is fired. If the Russian contingent in Syria had been deployed there say in 2005, there would have been no problem in imagining Ralph Peters’ scenario.
But it is not 2005 and an 800 pound gorilla, which many continue to ignore, in the room is Russia’s stand-off capability—it is simply much better than the American one and it opens an operational door, in case of a hypothetical conventional attack on Kheimim, for a massive retaliation against any US asset in the region.

Yesterday, in the wake of the death of Lieutenant General Asapov in Syria, allegedly with some “help” from the so called Coalition in the vicinity of the liberated Deir-ez-Zor, Russia’s strategic aviation launched long-range stealthy X-101 cruise missiles at ISIS targets in Syria. There is nothing new now in Russia’s using 5,500+ kilometer range cruise missile, nor is there news any more for the Russian Navy being able to launch 2,500+ kilometer range 3M14 of Kalibr family from anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean or the Caspian Sea.

These are ranges which are simply beyond the reach of any stand-off weapon in US arsenal with Tomahawk TLAM-A Block II having the maximum range of around 2,500 kilometers while TLAM Block IV, currently being most produced variety, having the range of 1,600 kilometers.

Raytheon says that these missiles are capable of loitering and that Tomahawk would be able to hit moving targets. It is all fine and dandy but the key is range and precision and here the US is not in the leading position to put it mildly. Range gives an unprecedented operational flexibility and yesterday’s launch from Russian Tu-95 Bears strategic bombers had a very serious message—not in terms of X-101′s range, even longer range cruise missiles are getting ready for procurement, with ranges in 10,000 kilometers vicinity. The message was in the fact that missiles were launched from Iranian and Iraqi aerospace. They didn’t have to do so, this could have been easily done from the area of the Caspian Sea. But Bears launched while being escorted in Iranian aerospace by Su-30s and Su-35s of Russian Air Space Forces and that, apart from obvious hint at Russian full capability to reach any US ground asset in the area, provided some ominous signs.

Iran knows for sure that should the unthinkable but not improbable happen, such as an American attack on the Russian forces in Syria, Iran will not be left standing on the side—she gets immediately “involved” whether she wants it or not. So, the logic goes, why not make the best of it when all bets, other than nuclear, will be off. Iran may as well have Russian forces on her side and in her airspace, which, obviously helps significantly. But that also opens another serious operational possibility in case of a real conventional conflict in the area between Russia and the US—a scenario Neocons, due to their military illiteracy and overall detachment from the strategic reality, are dreaming about.
Putting inevitable emotions aside and looking at the factual side of things, Russia’s Military Doctrine since 2010, reaffirmed in 2014 Edition, views the use of stand-off High Precision as a key in strategic force containment, as Article 26 of a doctrine clearly states. Russia doesn’t want war with the US, but if push comes to shove Russia is totally capable of not only reaching US ground assets, such as CENTCOM’s Qatar forward installation but, what is even more significant, also the naval ones in the Persian Gulf.

Apart from 66 long-range strategic bombers, the Tu-160s and Tu-95s, Russia has at her disposal more than 100 TU-22M3 bombers many of which are capable of both inflight refueling and of carrying a rather intimidating weapon—the X-32 (Kh-32) cruise missile whose range is 1000 kilometers and the speed is in excess of Mach 4.2. This missile, apart from being able to attack anything on the ground, is capable in fact was designed primarily for the purpose, of hitting anything moving on the surface of the sea.

The missile, let alone a salvo of those, is incredibly difficult if possible at all to intercept and as yesterday’s demonstration showed, Iran, most likely would have no problem with allowing these very TU-22M3s to operate from her airspace in case of the worst case scenario. Launched anywhere from Darab area the salvo will not only cover all of a Persian Gulf but will reliably close off Gulf of Oman for any naval force. No ship, no Carrier Battle Group will be able to enter this area in case of a conventional conflict with Russia in Syria—the strategic ramifications of this are enormous. Even the salvo of 3M14s from Caspian Sea on October 7, 2015 made such an impression that USS Theodore Roosevelt and her CBG almost immediately left the Gulf.

Moreover, this simple, single operational fact shows precisely why for two years a relatively small Russian military contingent has been able to operate so effectively in Syria and, in fact, dictate conditions on the ground and in the area of its operations. The answer is simple—many adrenaline junkies are lowered in a cage into the water to face sharks, with only metal rods separating them and sharks’ deadly jaws. Yet, up there, in the boat one can always put a man with a gun which can be used in case of emergency to a deadly effect should the cage give.

The Russian military contingent in Syria is not just some military base—it is the force tightly integrated with Russian Armed Forces that have enough reach and capability to make anyone face some extremely unpleasant choices, including the fact that it is Russia, not the US, who controls escalation to a threshold and that can explain a non-stop anti-Russian hysteria in US media since the outcome of the war in Syria became clear. Let us only hope that all described above remains merely speculation and has no basis in real life—if those scenarios do not become reality, it is all for the better.
Source: The Unz Review

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby brar_w » 16 Oct 2017 15:07

CCMs are mission and need specific and have been used in combat for a long long time. The US fired more than 320 cruise missiles both in the 1000 lb. warhead class, and 1500 lb. warhead class, from Navy and Air Force assets, some 26 years ago in the Gulf War. Both the AGM-88C, and the TLAM were fielded in the mid to late 1980, and more than 2000 BGM-109's have been used in combat since. Since then, the need and requirements have shifted to moving this capability to smaller, more tactical aircraft that are more numerous and widely deployed. Today, even the smallest tactical fast jet in the USAF can (or shortly will be) carry multiple 500-1000 km JASSMs and JASSM-ERs allowing them to attack fixed targets from stand off distances. The heavier 3000 lb warhead CCMs have since been effectively retired with the focus on providing the ability to launch SO attacks across the entire spectrum of the deployed CAF.

Where Russia and US requirements differ, are when we get to speed. This is understandable, as the target sets and their protection are different. Until Scramjet is mature, the US is not likely going to explore a fast missile given the trades with size and range as the focus is very much buying missiles across the tactical platform and applications. The idea there is to create something that is efficient and can equip the tactical and strategic fleet, from multiple missiles on an F-15E to a dozen to two on a B-1.

As far as extreme ranges in excess of 2000 km, there is simply no need for that range anymore given tactical platforms are widely deployed around the world and don't have a problem getting within 500-1000 km of most targets (for the harder targets there are more survivable options). I highly doubt that there will be a political will to create a conventional variant of the LRSO (if the strategic variant can successfully overcome the pressure likely to be applied to it during its development by the arms control mafia) but who knows what the strategic picture looks in the late 2020s or early 2030s, but that option would always exist since now you have a subset of the bomber fleet (B-1s) that doesn't carry strategic weapons. The focus very much is on tactical platforms, and increasing the mission scope of cruise missiles from most being fixed target attack systems to moving targets, and networking swarms of cruise missiles and drones to autonomously attack intended targets. At least in the US, that is where the requirements are driving investments. Beyond the 5000, 500-1000 km ranged weapons the USAF has or intends to procure (JASSM and JASSM-ER inventory), it has not identified any conventional weapon need for longer range on its CCMs for land attack missions. As with most offensive systems, needs, doctrine and target sets often influence requirements and not necessarily what the other guy may be doing based on his own strategic and tactical needs, target sets and how those targets are defended.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 16 Oct 2017 21:22

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Today marks 40 years since the maiden flight of the MiG-29 fighter jet

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Philip » 17 Oct 2017 10:24

Amazing myopia,or is it a deliberate req. so that the rifles can
"rust in pieces",lading to repeat orders quite soon?!


Russia’s state arms seller quits India’s tenders for over 20,000 automatic rifles — source

Military & Defense October 16, 16:48 UTC+3
The tender documentation is 99% specified for the outdated Kalashnikov automatic rifles produced in Bulgaria under the expired Soviet license, the source said

MOSCOW, October 16. /TASS/. Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport has decided against participating in the tenders of India’s Interior Ministry for the purchase of over 20,000 7.62x39 mm automatic rifles, a source in the system of military and technical cooperation told TASS on Monday.
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Russia and India vow to continue joint development of cutting-edge weaponry
"The tender documentation is 99% specified by specialists of India’s Interior Ministry for the outdated Kalashnikov automatic rifles produced in Bulgaria under the expired Soviet license. The requirements of India’s Interior Ministry for the purchase of over 20,000 automatic rifles for the reserve of the national police and the border guard service do not allow Russian companies from the very outset to submit their commercial bids," the source said.
According to the source, the Indian side has specified among the tender’s essential terms the availability of a metal magazine whereas Russia has long given up this option in favor of more reliable plastic items; appliances for the assembly and disassembly of the trigger and firing mechanism, although this mechanism’s design in new Russian assault rifles of the hundredth series has been improved and no longer requires such an accessory and also steel folding butts whereas modern butt-stocks are made of composite materials.
A source in Rosoboronexport confirmed the state arms exporter’s withdrawal from the Indian Interior Ministry’s tenders for the purchase of automatic rifles, saying that Russia’s AK-103 submachine guns did not comply with the terms of the tenders. However, the source declined to comment on the Indian Interior Ministry’s current procurement policy, saying such statements would be incorrect.
In turn, the Kalashnikov Group said it was greatly surprised that old metal magazines were important for the purchasers from the Indian Interior Ministry.
READ ALSO

Russia's Rosoboronexport signs contracts to export 100,000 Kalashnikovs
"They are less reliable and subject to rust in a hot climate. The entire world has long been switching over to plastic magazines," the Kalashnikov Group press office reported, noting that the company planned to invite Indian journalists and experts in the arms sphere to Russia so that they could see with their own eyes modern and qualitative arms, which the Indian police and border guards could get, if the current tender terms "would be more beneficial for the producer of genuine Kalashnikov automatic rifles."
"No doubt, the Indian side has the right to choose any arms for its law-enforcement, defense and security agencies. In turn, the Russian side has the full right not to act in the role of the tender’s marginal participant and so the refusal by Rosoboronexport to give up the tenders is a logical decision. But if the terms of the tenders are altered, we are ready to take part in them," the Kalashnikov Group press office said.

http://tass.com/defense/970967

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 17 Oct 2017 11:01

Post that in Small Arms thread Philip

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Postby Philip » 30 Oct 2017 12:50

Amazing how scorned obsolete "rust buckets" as the West considered them,the Kuz and much earlier INS Vikrant with her antique Seahawks,Alizes plus a defective boiler,performed magnificently in Syria and the "71 war with Pak.It shows that it often isn't the weapons but the men behind them who matter.

[quote]Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier's experience in Syria included in training programs

Military & Defense October 30, 3:32 UTC+3
Navy commander-in-chief recalled that Northern Fleet pilots carried out 420 sorties, hitting 1,252 terrorist facilities

November 24, 2016 is a Kamov Ka 52 helicopter over Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea, A Russian task force consisting of Northern Fleet and Black Sea Fleet warships and more than 40 aircraft were involved in an anti-terrorist combat mission in Syria in the autumn and winter of the year 2016.
November 24, 2016 is a Kamov Ka 52 helicopter over Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea, A Russian task force consisting of Northern Fleet and Black Sea Fleet warships and more than 40 aircraft were involved in an anti-terrorist combat mission in Syria in the autumn and winter of the year 2016. © Andrei Luzik/Russian Northern Fleet Press Office/TASS

MOSCOW, October 30. /TASS/. The experience acquired by the Russian Navy during the Mediterranean voyage of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the experience of firing the Kalibr cruise missiles at terrorist positions in Syria from submarines and surface vessels has been analyzed and became part of training programs for Russian seamen, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Vladimir Korolyov, told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
"This experience along with the experience of firing high-precision weapons from Project 636.3 submarines, Project 1135.6 frigates and small missile ships at terrorists’ positions is being analyzed and included in training programs in the naval educational institutions, used in training ship commanders and officers," he said.

Korolyov recalled that Northern Fleet pilots carried out 420 sorties, including 117 at night, hitting 1,252 terrorist facilities.
"The multifunctional air wing of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, which includes the Sukhoi Su-33, the Mikoyan MiG-29K aircraft, the Kamov Ka-52, Ka-27PL, Ka-27PS and Ka-29 deck helicopters, was tested for the first time ever under real conditions. That made it possible to perform the entire range of tasks in the airspace over sea and land," Korolyov said.


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Not sure if this was reported earlier. From AW&ST

Russia’s New Airborne Early Warning Aircraft to Take Flight

The Russian Air Force is preparing to seriously expand its airborne early warning (AEW) capabilities, with its new A-100 AEW aircraft set to make its first flight by year-end. Deliveries of the new aircraft will start in 2020 after testing is complete, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said Oct. 4 after visiting the aircraft’s assembly line at Beriev Aircraft Co. in Taganrog.

According to the Russian military, the A-100, dubbed Premier, will have a dual-mode radar mounted on the rotating dome above the fuselage of the modernized Ilyushin Il-76MD-90 transport aircraft. The new radar designed by Vega Radio Engineering Corp. will enable the aircraft to track not only airborne and sea-based targets, but also land-based ones, according to Vladimir Benediktov, commander of the Russian Air Force’s transport aviation.

For now, A-100 equipment is being tested in the A-100LL flying laboratory, based on the A-50, an AEW aircraft of the previous generation. The Air Force’s fleet of these aircraft is expected to be replaced by the A-100s.

The A-50 Mainstay has been in service since 1989. It can remain airborne up to 4 hr. without refueling at a distance of up to 1,000 km (621 mi). It can track up to 60 targets. The tracking distance for a fighter-size target is 220-240 km. The fleet’s latest variant, the A-50U, uses digital equipment. The Russian Air Force now operates four A-50Us, the most recent of which was delivered in March 2017.

—Maxim Pyadushkin, Moscow

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Postby Kartik » 02 Nov 2017 03:01

Russian Military chooses SR-10 as new Initial Jet Trainer

Interestingly, it'll very likely be powered by a single Al-55I, the engine that was developed on our dime, for the HJT-36. That engine program's delays derailed the Sitara's flight test schedule, till eventually it ran into serious problems with spin and stall during flight testing.

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MOSCOW—The Russian Aerospace Forces will replace its aging Czech-made Aero Vodochody L-39 jet trainers with a new aircraft, the SR-10.

The light jet with forward-swept wings will serve as the service’s new initial trainer. First deliveries are planned for 2018.

For the first time, the Russian military will take into service an aircraft developed by a private company—the SR-10 is designed by the Moscow-based KB SAT design bureau.

Aircraft development started in 2007. The full-size mockup was unveiled in 2009 at the Moscow air show. As KB SAT reports on its website, SR-10 means Samolet Reaktyvny, or Jet Aircraft, with a wing sweep of -10 deg. The designers explain that the forward-swept wing with blended leading-edge root extensions gives the aircraft both high maneuverability and high lift-to-drag ratio and minimizes the chance of accidental spins. The aircraft is expected to be capable of maneuvers with maximum load factors from +8g to -6g.

Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi tested the forward-swept wing design with its Su-47 Berkut fighter in the 1990s, but it did not make it beyond the flying prototype.

The SR-10 prototype took off for the first time in December 2015. KB SAT did not reveal any progress in the flight trials. But the defense ministry reported the aircraft can fly at a maximum speed of 800 km (497 mph) and up to 11,000 meters altitude. Its maximum takeoff weight is 3,100 kg (6,834 lb.). According to KB SAT, the airframe’s weight was reduced through the use of composites.

The prototype is now powered by a single Ivchenko AI-25TL turbofan engine, the same used on the L-39. The powerplant, which has a thrust of 1,720 kg, is currently manufactured by the Motor Sich company in Ukraine. But deteriorated relations between Moscow and Kiev over the annexation of Crimea and Russian support of separatists in Eastern Ukraine make it unlikely the Russian military will continue to use the engine on serial aircraft.

Russia’s NPO Saturn Al-55I can serve as an alternative. It was initially developed for the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HJT-36 jet trainer. With a thrust of 1,760 kg, the Russian engine is a bit more powerful than the AI-25TL. It also is lighter, with a weight of 315 kg compared with the 350-kg Ukrainian engine. Representatives of Russia’s United Engine Corporation, NPO Saturn’s parent company, confirmed to Aerospace DAILY that the corporation was in talks with KB SAT about the installation of the Al-55 on the SR-10. He said the engine’s adaptation for the aircraft “will not require serious design changes and can be done in the short term.”


The production site for the new trainer has not been officially announced. One of the locations may be the Aviaagregat plant at Makhachkala in the Russian region of Dagestan. The company’s 2016 annual report says it plans to launch serial production of SR-10 airframes in 2017 in cooperation with KB SAT.

The Russian defense ministry reported that the SR-10 will be used for initial flight training. It may become the third trainer type in the military inventory. The Aerospace Forces already operate the Yakovlev Yak-130 twin-engine jet trainer. Meanwhile, the defense ministry awarded Yakovlev design bureau another contract to develop a Yak-152 piston engine aircraft for initial flight training. Its first flight took place in 2016.

At the 2017 Moscow air show, KB SAT unveiled plans to design an unmanned version of the SR-10—the AR-10 Argument. It is expected to have a maximum takeoff weight of 3,800 kg and a flight range of 1,600 km. The unmanned aircraft will be capable of carrying weapons to engage enemy UAVs and ground targets.

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Postby Philip » 04 Nov 2017 03:09

That's a real cute b*gger! Wasn't the Ru eng. for the IJT a second choice after another (Fr.?) eng. didn't make the grade? There was some issue reg. its lifespan too.Ru philosophy to simply replace engines at earlier intervals unlike the West.Easier and cheaper to manufacture and maintain.Anyway the IJT's problems are a flaw in the basic design.When sev.serious air forces have dumped an intermediate trainer,should the IAF take a two-T path too?

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Postby Manish_P » 04 Nov 2017 10:14

Did Russia make this ship disappear?

Gurvan Le Meur was steering the 37,500-tonne oil tanker Atria toward the Russian port of Novorossiysk when something odd happened.

His ship disappeared.

"First we had a few alarms -- losing signal alarms," the ship's captain said of the June incident. "We quickly found that the position given by the GPS was offset by about 20 nautical miles."

Alarms were ringing because the ship's navigation system, which is underpinned by the Global Positioning System (GPS), showed that the tanker was located inland, at a regional airport near the resort town of Gelendzhik. The system showed other vessels in the same position.


Experts say the episode was likely the result of interference with GPS, a navigation system developed by the U.S. Air Force that is now used in a wide range of civilian applications. They say the system's signal was most likely "spoofed," or overpowered by a stream of false data.


In 2017, maritime analytics company Windward has tracked nearly 450 cases of ships being at sea when their locations have mistakenly been displayed at airports in Sochi, St. Petersburg and Gelendzhik.


Reports of interference have raised concerns that the system may be vulnerable to disruptions that would result in severe economic damage. A report published this year by London Economics estimated a navigation systems outage would cost Britain's economy roughly £1 billion ($1.3 billion) a day.

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Postby Austin » 04 Nov 2017 13:20

Two New Low Level Radar for RuAF would replace the older models and standardise on these two

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Postby Philip » 04 Nov 2017 14:30

The Ekranoplan is a unique concept and Russia wll build it.Smaller such birds could be v.useful for LRMP duties as they can land at any time on the sea.

The new versions of the legacy IL-76s now being built e to rely in Russia,the IL-76-90 versions,are what we will use for the extra planned Phalcon AWACS.The tanker version should also be acquired for commonality with the exg. IL-78s which can be upgraded just like all the 16+ IL-76 transports are being too.In fact cost-wise these birds are far cheaper than any Airbus/western equiv. and could also be used for our desi AEW platform requirements.Standardisation of platforms for transport,special is variants is the most cost-effective result.

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Postby Austin » 04 Nov 2017 14:40

Russia considering one-seat Su-34-based aircraft to replace Su-25 fighter jet

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.ph ... r-jet.html
Russia may develop a one-seat attack plane on the basis of the Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name: Fullback) frontline bomber, Aerospace Force Former Commander-in-Chief and Chairman of the Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee Viktor Bondarev told TASS.

"I believe that a new attack plane should be made on the basis of the Su-34 aircraft. This is a wonderful plane. It is maneuverable and has eight tons of bomb load, compared to four tons carried by the Su-25 [Frogfoot] plane. It has excellent accuracy," Bondarev said.

"I believe that it is easier to make a cockpit for one pilot and leave the rest as it is," he added.
The new attack plane will have virtually the same engines as the Su-34 has.

"An attack plane will always be needed. The Su-25 plane has been upgraded to the Su-25SM3 version. It has a very reliable airframe and significant upgrade and repair potential," Bondarev said.

"I believe that it will be in service for another 10-15 years. Naturally, we will have to replace it and various options are being considered now," he added.

As a source in Russia’s defense and industrial sector told TASS earlier, work to develop the attack plane on the basis of the Su-34 bomber is expected to begin in 2018.

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Postby Manish_P » 04 Nov 2017 17:50

Philip wrote:The Ekranoplan is a unique concept and Russia wll build it.Smaller such birds could be v.useful for LRMP duties as they can land at any time on the sea.


They are subject to the same issues as Amphibs. The KM Ekranoplan could operate in max sea state of 1.2 mtrs. The Lun Ekranoplan in about the same. Since much of their flight characteristics depend on their wings providing the ground effect, choppy seas will seriously compromise their flight characteristics. This is one of the reasons why they never really became more than experimental crafts. The A-90 Orlyonok is said to be able to operate in sea state 5 (2.5 to 4.0 mtrs). However it has less load carrying capabilities as compared to the earlier monsters.

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Postby Philip » 04 Nov 2017 19:03

6 Ru TU-22 Backfires just obliterated a huge0 ISIS arms dump.Long past time for the IN to get the same capability..

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Postby Philip » 04 Nov 2017 19:29

Been saying for aeons for the IAF to acquire bombers strat/tact. and the SU-34 a v. good bird for not a lot of moolah.A single seat variant would be even cheaper.

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Postby kit » 06 Nov 2017 03:35

Manish_P wrote:Did Russia make this ship disappear?

Gurvan Le Meur was steering the 37,500-tonne oil tanker Atria toward the Russian port of Novorossiysk when something odd happened.

His ship disappeared.

"First we had a few alarms -- losing signal alarms," the ship's captain said of the June incident. "We quickly found that the position given by the GPS was offset by about 20 nautical miles."

Alarms were ringing because the ship's navigation system, which is underpinned by the Global Positioning System (GPS), showed that the tanker was located inland, at a regional airport near the resort town of Gelendzhik. The system showed other vessels in the same position.


Experts say the episode was likely the result of interference with GPS, a navigation system developed by the U.S. Air Force that is now used in a wide range of civilian applications. They say the system's signal was most likely "spoofed," or overpowered by a stream of false data.


In 2017, maritime analytics company Windward has tracked nearly 450 cases of ships being at sea when their locations have mistakenly been displayed at airports in Sochi, St. Petersburg and Gelendzhik.


Reports of interference have raised concerns that the system may be vulnerable to disruptions that would result in severe economic damage. A report published this year by London Economics estimated a navigation systems outage would cost Britain's economy roughly £1 billion ($1.3 billion) a day.


another " Philadelphia experiment " ? :mrgreen:

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby kit » 06 Nov 2017 03:42

Philip wrote:Amazing how scorned obsolete "rust buckets" as the West considered them,the Kuz and much earlier INS Vikrant with her antique Seahawks,Alizes plus a defective boiler,performed magnificently in Syria and the "71 war with Pak.It shows that it often isn't the weapons but the men behind them who matter.

Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier's experience in Syria included in training programs

Military & Defense October 30, 3:32 UTC+3
Navy commander-in-chief recalled that Northern Fleet pilots carried out 420 sorties, hitting 1,252 terrorist facilities

November 24, 2016 is a Kamov Ka 52 helicopter over Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea, A Russian task force consisting of Northern Fleet and Black Sea Fleet warships and more than 40 aircraft were involved in an anti-terrorist combat mission in Syria in the autumn and winter of the year 2016.
November 24, 2016 is a Kamov Ka 52 helicopter over Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea, A Russian task force consisting of Northern Fleet and Black Sea Fleet warships and more than 40 aircraft were involved in an anti-terrorist combat mission in Syria in the autumn and winter of the year 2016. © Andrei Luzik/Russian Northern Fleet Press Office/TASS

MOSCOW, October 30. /TASS/. The experience acquired by the Russian Navy during the Mediterranean voyage of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the experience of firing the Kalibr cruise missiles at terrorist positions in Syria from submarines and surface vessels has been analyzed and became part of training programs for Russian seamen, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Vladimir Korolyov, told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
"This experience along with the experience of firing high-precision weapons from Project 636.3 submarines, Project 1135.6 frigates and small missile ships at terrorists’ positions is being analyzed and included in training programs in the naval educational institutions, used in training ship commanders and officers," he said.

Korolyov recalled that Northern Fleet pilots carried out 420 sorties, including 117 at night, hitting 1,252 terrorist facilities.
"The multifunctional air wing of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, which includes the Sukhoi Su-33, the Mikoyan MiG-29K aircraft, the Kamov Ka-52, Ka-27PL, Ka-27PS and Ka-29 deck helicopters, was tested for the first time ever under real conditions. That made it possible to perform the entire range of tasks in the airspace over sea and land," Korolyov said.


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http://tass.com/defense/973134/quote]


Syria was indeed a test bed for an entire range of Russian weaponry and electronic warfare equipment .. expect to see new generations of tactical weapons soon

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Postby Philip » 06 Nov 2017 12:59

Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
The new MiG-41 fighter jet, which is being developed in Russia, is likely to be put to test in 2020. At the same time, the MiG-31 interceptor aircraft that are now in service will not become obsolete before the 2030s.
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The MiG-31 has been in service for less than half a century - since 1975. The fighter that saw the light at the Mikoyan design bureau became unique for a number of reasons: it was the first aircraft to be equipped with a phased array antenna that allows to "hold" up to 24 targets (at least eight targets at once during active radar augmentation). In addition, the aircraft was armed with long-range air-to-air missiles. This made him a killer plane for a number of targets, including even low-orbit satellites. Another respectable characteristic of the veteran of the Russian Air Force is its unimaginable speed and long flight range.

Yet, there is a limit to everything. Therefore, back in the 1990s, a decision was made to create an absolutely new aircraft that would take aircraft performance characteristics to a whole new level. The aircraft of the future was code-named "Project 701." During the presidency of Boris Yeltsin, Russia did not need new aircraft to protect its own airspace, and the project was shelved.

Today, Russia gives the MiG-41 another chance. Interestingly, it was the Russian administration that placed an order for the new aircraft - it was not a creative proposal from the Mikoyan Design Bureau. The rigid deadline for the implementation of the defense order is conspicuous: the new aircraft is to be passed into service already in 2025.

In fact, the project was reanimated quite a while ago: its transition from the research to the practical stage was announced a month ago. To be able to switch to this stage, the design bureau is supposed to have all necessary calculations and preliminary drawings prepared properly.

Nothing is known yet about the configuration of the new aircraft. However, it is expected that we will see the development of the good old MiG-31. The new aircraft may become a joint project for a number of departments, as there is not much time left to have it done. What's the big hurry? The last time when the country's leadership was in such a hurry with the rearmament program was on the eve of the Great Patriotic War.
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http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/econ ... _mig_41-0/

Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 bomber to remain state-of-the-art for four more decades
Military & Defense November 01, 14:45 UTC+3
The serial production of Tu-160M2 bombers will start in 2023, according to the Russian Defense Ministry
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http://tass.com/defense/973656


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Postby Philip » 08 Nov 2017 19:40

Star wars redux?

Russia to counter Boeing's Х37В with top secret MiG-41 project
Science » Technologies and discoveries
The head of the Russian Space Policy Institute Ivan Moiseyev announced the beginning of the work of a Russian inspector satellite in near-Earth orbit. The satellite is said to be capable of performing complicated maneuvers to fly by other satellites. The satellite started its mission with inspecting the Cosmos-2519 platform that was launched simultaneously with the satellite on board one and the same cargo spacecraft.

The spacecraft may serve not only as an inspector device - it can also carry out combat missions in the style of Ronald Reagan's defense initiative. Ivan Moiseyev did not deny such an opportunity. He said that the Russian space industry had already developed such a know-how.

In fact, three years ago, experts from several countries expressed their concerns about the appearance of an object in Earth's orbit, which they first qualified as "space garbage." Russia launched three military communication satellites into space on board the Rokot rocket.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) drew attention to the strange behavior of one of the objects which was designated as 2014-28E. The segment separated from a complex construction and started performing dynamic maneuvers, indicating the presence of a strong power unit and sufficient fuel reserve. The object would ascend to an altitude of 1,500 km above the Earth's surface, descend to 925 km, and circle the Breeze-KM block, changing the ascent of its orbit, that is, the orientation relative to our planet.

NORAD concluded that Russia was reviving its Strategic Defense Initiative program. The agency re-qualified the nomenclature of the facility to "useful cargo" and called it a "military satellite-inspector" (under catalog of artificial celestial bodies - Cosmos-2499, as the Rokot rocket officially launched satellites numbered as 2496 , 2497, 2498).

British space technology expert Robert Christie noted that Cosmos-2499 had its predecessors, because on December 23, 2013, Russia also launched three communications satellites. Afterwards, Moscow declared not three, but four space vehicles. The fourth was the "little-known satellite" Cosmos-2491, which appeared in space "out of nowhere."

Similar programs existed in the early 1980s, when it was believed that a killer satellite would deorbit or damage enemy's spacecraft. However, both the USSR and the USA shelved the program in 1984.

It appears now that the two superpowers are revisiting their past developments. The United States has an artificial inspector satellite registered as a cargo spacecraft. Yet, this satellite had spent hundreds of days in Earth's orbit empty, changing its trajectory and approaching a Chinese satellite every once in a while. The satellite known as Boeing's X37B does not belong to NASA - it is affiliated with the Pentagon. In 2006, the USA approved the National Space Policy, which declared "the right to partially extend sovereignty to outer space."

Meanwhile, Russia has been working on a space fighter program. The project is known as MiG-41. At the same time, Russia expands its control in space with the help of interceptor satellites. It appears that we are witnessing another space race between the two superpowers unfolding.

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Postby Manish_P » 08 Nov 2017 20:51

Philip wrote:Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 bomber to remain state-of-the-art for four more decades
Military & Defense November 01, 14:45 UTC+3
The serial production of Tu-160M2 bombers will start in 2023, according to the Russian Defense Ministry
More:
http://tass.com/defense/973656


Is that an oblique way of hinting that the PAK-DA is not progressing as expected..

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Postby Philip » 09 Nov 2017 02:18

Maybe.Time and cost factor .Perhaps the Syrian conflict where legacy bombers did the biz v.well with stand-off PGMs bore out former USN CNO Adm.Greenert's famous statement about using "bomb trucks " instead of sports cars! Ru is supposedly now planning a single-seat version of the SU-34 to complement the legacy SU-25 in support of the ground offensive.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby deejay » 11 Nov 2017 17:40

Russian weapons in Syria


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Postby Manish_P » 13 Nov 2017 13:53

Time for good friend India to step up?

Russia’s Future Armor Force Could Be in Trouble

The Russian Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) Armata program, a universal chassis system that is intended to be the foundational element for Russia’s future armor force and includes the third-generation T-14 main battle tank (MBT), could be in danger of being scrapped, following recent MoD announcements to upgrade T-80 and T-90 series main battle tanks (MBTs) in addition to revising plans to melt down 10,000 armored vehicles by 2020.


T-80 tanks will receive an armor upgrade, next to a host of other modifications, whereas T-90s will be retrofitted with technology found in the T-14 MBT including a new automatic target tracker and fire control computer as well as a remotely operated weapon station.


“There are signs that the Russian government is not happy with the progress of the T-14 program and the tank’s manufacture (…).” Among other things, senior Russian defense officials have repeatedly publicly visited UVZ over the last months, which traditionally indicates the Kremlin’s displeasure with a weapons program.

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Postby Austin » 13 Nov 2017 14:01

deejay wrote:Russian weapons in Syria



Good Video , Kh-101 and Kalbir has been RockStar for Russian Armed Forces in Syria.

Syria has been baptism with fire for many weapons Old New and even under development ones are getting tested.

The Contribution from SF and Ground Forces along with logistics /AD and co-ordinating with SAA , Eyran , Iraq and Hizb etc are another major learning experience for them.

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Postby Austin » 13 Nov 2017 14:03

Newest Low Level Radar getting tested in service



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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Singha » 16 Nov 2017 22:48

in another resounding slap to the skeptics, the first new build Tu160m2 rolls out of plant

https://twitter.com/UAC_Russia_eng/stat ... 5597346816


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