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Postby Austin » 14 Jan 2018 10:26

Thakur_B wrote:Why do Russian bombs always look like they came out of realms of dieselpunk ? Is it because of necessity to fit into bomber weapons bay ?


May be you could convert a droptank into glide bomb , A cylindrical platform would any way give a ideal L/D ratio if I am not wrong hence most missile bodies are cylindrical but they wont be good for RCS , that my take.

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Postby Austin » 14 Jan 2018 10:26

Ilyushin Design Bureau celebrates 80th anniversary



Il-476 cockpit view starts at 0:46

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Postby Austin » 16 Jan 2018 14:43

New Gen 57 mm Gun , AD Guns and on Tracked Vehical will be standardised on 57 mm Gun with Intelligent round , replacing most 30/45 mm Guns in AD

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To replace Shilka AD Complex

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Vips » 16 Jan 2018 18:47

Guru's any information on how much Russia spends on Defence as a percentage of its total GDP of $1.2 Billion? I am not trusting the official stats as development/modernization of all systems is simply not possible in the stated figures.

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Postby brar_w » 16 Jan 2018 18:59

Russia iirc spends upwards of 5% of GDP on defense.

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Postby hnair » 16 Jan 2018 21:34

Philip wrote:A US report says that Russia has developed a nuclear UW drone 57kts speed range of sev thousand kms, which can be carries by Oscar class subs and others.
6000+ km range,1000m depth,100 MT warhead , called "Status-6" nicknamed "Kanyon".


:shock: They are taking your "unsinkable aircraft carrier" terminology seriously and are planning to sink UK or Japan

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Postby Singha » 16 Jan 2018 21:57

^^ that ATGU thing looks like a disposable portable PWR for powering new SOSUS grids. Nice. someone hopefully will pick it up when the fuel is played out.

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Postby Prem » 18 Jan 2018 03:58

Is this Russian version of c295?
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Armata not that Motta/Beefy

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Postby Prithwiraj » 18 Jan 2018 04:39

Prem wrote:Is this Russian version of c295?
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IL-112 military transport- first flight expected in next few months

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Postby Manish_P » 18 Jan 2018 07:55

Prem wrote:Armata not that Motta/Beefy

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But taller... And longer ?

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Postby Singha » 18 Jan 2018 08:46

the body is the size of any western mbt like leclerc or challenger. the turret is obviously a bit smaller but well armoured.
it will be a formidable beast once IOC. seems to have cage armour or some rack near engine bay.

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Postby Singha » 18 Jan 2018 08:51

russia has a complete portfolio of space based and ground based assets to locate and track naval targets. so while the focus is on the backfires and oscars, the real hunting and tracking is done by third parties.

just buying a few backfires does not give us the effective clout of russian naval aviation.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Neshant » 18 Jan 2018 09:14

Eventually India will buy/lease the Tu-160 just as it has the Tu-22


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Postby Philip » 18 Jan 2018 10:16

We are steadily increasing our maritime Sat capability with launches of our sats from time to time.I think that the NTRO and dedicated sats for the IN should bx able to improve targeting issues.We have also got two IOR bases /surveillance islands tx to Mauritius and the Seyhelles apart from our own islands.

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Postby Austin » 18 Jan 2018 10:24

Construction of two more flight prototypes of a military transport aircraft Il-112V

https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3055118.html

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Khalsa » 18 Jan 2018 14:50

Neshant wrote:Eventually India will buy/lease the Tu-160 just as it has the Tu-22


Really ... I never thought we had the Tu22s.
Source please

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Prithwiraj » 18 Jan 2018 22:08

Newly built upgrade Tu-160 being rolled out - last Nov, 2017


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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Austin » 19 Jan 2018 10:04

Typical Syria mission load:

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Postby Austin » 19 Jan 2018 10:09

Ga/N module in production for new gen radar

"RosElectronics" launched the production of transistors for communication networks 5G


Instruments will increase the volume of transmitted traffic due to a larger frequency range

http://rostec.ru/news/4521887
The RosElectronics Holding started producing nitride gallium (GaN) transistors to create 5G communication networks and a new generation of radar systems. Experimental samples of devices have been tested in the structure of quadrocopters, radio stations and airport location equipment and are currently supplied to more than 20 enterprises for test operation.

The new transistors have a high value of specific output power, a broad band of matching, a high value of breakdown voltages "drain-source". The output power of the devices is from 5 to 50 W, the power gain is from 9 to 13 dB, the drain efficiency is not less than 45% at the test frequency of 4 GHz and 2.9 GHz. Transistors are completely interchangeable with imported analogs, which allows you not to make additional settings in the equipment.

The developer of products was Voronezh JSC "Research Institute of Electronic Technology" (as part of the holding company is part of the Concern "Sozvezdie"). The company is currently working to expand the range of GaN-transistors.

The heteroepitaxial structures of GaN and solid solutions based on it are increasingly used in the field of radio and power electronics. The development of production of high-power GaN-based transistors is expected to lead to a significant reduction in the size of power supplies, adapters, and chargers. In particular, it will essentially reduce the weight and increase the efficiency of electric vehicles and hybrids. Microwave / GaN transistors in communication networks will increase the volume of transmitted traffic due to a larger frequency range.

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Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Postby Karan M » 19 Jan 2018 11:16

Singha wrote:the body is the size of any western mbt like leclerc or challenger. the turret is obviously a bit smaller but well armoured.
it will be a formidable beast once IOC. seems to have cage armour or some rack near engine bay.


It looks around the same size, but the optics etc are somewhat Leclerc like and the tank still looks mostly sheet metal and not a real prototype.
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Postby Austin » 19 Jan 2018 11:32

Oh they are real armour and not sheet metal , Armata uses new generation of Armour of NERA plus types that according to its maker NII Stali is more effective compared to ERA + Composite armour that we are seeing in last gen of their tanks , just that you dont need heavy armour on the turret for Armata with unmanned turret , the crew is not sitting inside the turret so it needs enough armour so that the gun can take few hits , The armour on top of armata is mostly as real estate for optics and other electronic up there.

One of the major advantage of moving your crew to an unmanned turret, with the crew of three seated in an armored capsule in the front of the hull ,is that it affords a significant reduction of armour weight of the turret which roughly makes up less than half of total tank weight.

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Postby Austin » 19 Jan 2018 11:34

Pentagon Document Confirms Existence Of Russian Doomsday Torpedo
Kanyon is reportedly a very long range autonomous underwater vehicle that has a range 6,200 miles, a maximum depth of 3,280 feet, and a speed of 100 knots according to claims in leaked Russian documents.

But what really makes Kanyon nightmare fuel is the drone torpedo's payload: a 100-megaton thermonuclear weapon. By way of comparison, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was 16 kilotons, or the equivalent of 16,000 tons of TNT. Kanyon’s nuke would be the equivalent of 100,000,000 tons of TNT. That’s twice as powerful as Tsar Bomba, the most powerful thermonuclear weapon ever tested. Dropped on New York City, a 100-megaton bomb would kill 8 million people outright and injure 6 million more.

Kanyon is designed to attack coastal areas, destroying cities, naval bases, and ports. The mega-bomb would also generate an artificial tsunami that would surge inland, spreading radioactive contamination with the advancing water. To make matters worse there are reports the warhead is “salted” with the radioactive isotope Cobalt-60. Contaminated areas would be off-limits to humanity for up to 100 years.

Kanyon is designed to get around American ballistic missile defenses, primarily the Ground-Based Interceptor missiles based in Alaska and California. Although GBI is meant to counter small numbers of intercontinental ballistic missiles from rogue countries such as Iran and North Korea, Russia wants to make it abundantly clear that it could still penetrate U.S. defenses even if they were scaled up to deal with larger, more powerful nuclear arsenals.

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Postby Singha » 19 Jan 2018 12:34

to me it looks slightly longer and wider than leclerc..7 road wheels vs 6 on leclerc and challenger. road wheels matches abrams and leopard.
perhaps leopard sized and smaller than abrams.

the turret being smaller can be made heavily armoured too, at less weight penalty. the hull crew capsule will have heavy armour on sides and bottom(mines)

being reliable and fast to engage and load is the new ground here. any small malfunction inside the turret means the tank has to withdraw to safe place for crew to get out and fix it.

they can add a RWS with HMG with high and low elevation for urban warfare.

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Postby Philip » 20 Jan 2018 09:22

Yes , the newer armour is far neater than ERA tiles, which allows for neater profiles protecting key zones which must also have significant weight reduction too.The main innovation though is certainly the unmanned auto turret, which hugely reduces the tanks size weight- the ability to carry a heavier gun, a smoothbore 152mm later on.With the crew being protected so much better, eve if the tank is hit and disabled, crew survival % would be much higher than that of crew housed in the turret.

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Interview with Tactical Missile Bureau chief Boris Viktorovich developer of Kh-101 Cruise Missile

https://vpk.name/news/204600_raketyi_sc ... oveka.html

- What can you say about your new cruise missile X-101?


- Vladimir Putin spoke highly of her. I consider X-101 the best weapon from the whole class of the KR. It has unsurpassed characteristics in range, speed, accuracy. Today no one has a weapon equal to this. The X-101 has excellent selectivity in choosing the target. After all, we "work" not by area, but by pre-selected objects of great strategic importance. The range of its action was previously impossible to imagine, and now - reality. The missile flies, taking into account the terrain, and at that distance itself finds the intended target.

X-101, of course, has its own highlights and secrets. It has an original, very complex inertial guidance system, which allows you to accurately calculate the location in space, even without seeing the goal. She herself multiplies the speed for a while and roughly knows how many flown in which direction. But this is not enough. To get, as they say, in the window, you need to link to the terrain, perfect Doppler sensors, altimeters, good maps. Moreover, let's say, in the summer, the real picture is one, and in winter, under the snow cover, it can be different, but in any case it must correspond to what is stored in the memory card. Even GPS and GLONASS for X-101 are secondary, it can do without them.



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Postby Austin » 26 Jan 2018 14:01

Contract documents reveal plans for Russia's new widebody engine

A newly-signed contract discloses key details of Russia’s design goals for the country’s first high-bypass gas turbine engine in the 75,000lb-thrust power class launched on 19 January to support the CRAIC CR929 widebody, Ilyushin Il-96-400 and several military projects.

The $1.13 billion (₽64.3 billion) contract awarded by the Russian government on 19 January calls on United Engine-Aviadvigatel to develop a demonstrator engine named the PD-35-1 by 2023 featuring several state-of-the-art technologies, including wide-chord composite fan blades and composite fan case, ceramic matrix composites and advanced cooling systems.


The PD-35-1 also will be designed with a compressor pressure ratio measuring 23:1, the contract documents posted on the Russian government’s procurement agency says. That falls a step below the 27:1 ratio planned for the high-pressure compressor section of the GE Aviation GE9X engine now in development testing for the Boeing 777X.


But the documents still reveal a plan for Russian industry to make dramatic progress over the next decade. Building on the advanced metallics now in testing in the 28,000lb-thrust PD-14 turbofan, the PD-35-1 will drive Russia to introduce composite materials pioneered by GE over the last 15 years. The Aviadvigatel PD-14 is Russia’s homegrown alternative to the Pratt & Whitney PW1400G on the Irkut MC-21 narrowbody.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Russia’s deputy prime minister for defence and space industries Dmitry Rogozin notes that the Soviet Union never produced a turbofan engine over 70,000lb-thrust and the PD-35-1 will become the first in the region’s history.

“We really need it,” he says.

Russia and China have teamed up to develop the CR929 under the CRAIC joint venture between Comac and United Aircraft. CRAIC is expected to select an engine made by GE or R-R to introduce the CR929 into commercial service by the end of the next decade. Separately, China and Russia each plan to develop indigenously-sourced alternatives to the Western powerplants for the CR929. The PD-35-1 also would be used to power several Russian air force development projects, including the Il-476 airlifter, Il-478 tanker and a long-term effort to replace the Antonov An-124.

Mimicking the structural configuration of the Boeing 787’s GEnx-1B engines, the PD-35-1 engine will be designed with wide-chord composite fan blades and a composite, the contract documents show. The documents don’t specify if Russian industry plans to use a similar process as GE’s 3D woven composite materials.

The turbine of the PD-35-1 will be exposed to temperatures as high as 1,450°C (2,640°F), exceeding the melting point of most advanced metal alloys. To help the turbine survive, the contract documents say Aviadvigatel must integrate exotic new materials and advanced cooling systems. Two types of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) – silicon carbide-silicon carbide (SiC-SiC) and carbon-silicon carbide (C-SiC) will be used in the PD-35-1 demonstrator engine, the contract documents say. GE pioneered the use of CMCs in the Leap-1 series of engines that it produces with Safran under the CFM International joint venture.

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Postby Kartik » 27 Jan 2018 04:00

From AW&ST

Russian Military Orders Tu-160 Bombers
Aerospace Daily & Defense Report Jan 25, 2018
Maxim Pyadushkin


MOSCOW—The Russian military will enhance its long-range air strike capabilities through expanding its fleet of Tupolev Tu-160 bombers.

The production of this Cold War-era aircraft was suspended in 2008, but on Jan. 25 the defense ministry placed a new order with United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) for 10 more airframes.

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who attended the signing ceremony at Kazan Aviation Plant, a UAC subsidiary, the price of the deal is 160 billion rubles ($2.9 billion).
He said the new order will keep the facility busy through 2027.

The Tu-160 Blackjack entered service in 1987. The Russian Aerospace Forces currently operate 16 Tu-160s. With a maximum takeoff weight of 275 tons, it is the largest combat supersonic aircraft with variable-geometry wings. Powered by four NK-32 turbofans, the Tu-160 has a maximum speed of 1,800 km per hour (1,118 mph) and practical ceiling of 14,000 meters (46,000 ft.). These aircraft can carry long-range cruise missiles with a nuclear warhead, but during the Russian operation in Syria they conducted strikes with conventional weapons.

Russia opted to resume the Tu-160 program in 2015. The first newly assembled aircraft was rolled out in November 2017. Today Putin also watched a 7-min. demonstration flight of the aircraft, confirming flight tests had started shortly before.

This new aircraft, with the manufacturing serial number 804, will serve as a testbed for a modernized Tu-160M variant. This version will feature a new flight control, navigation and communication suite, radar and electronic warfare equipment as well as improved fuel and engine controls, UAC says.

The military has said the next level of the type’s modernization could be a Tu-160M2 variant that will feature new engines. The defense ministry confirmed in November 2017 that serial production of the M2 variant is expected to start in 2020-2021 with the goal of assembling up to 50 bombers.

UAC also confirmed that another Russian military aircraft under development—the Ilyushin Il-78M-90A air tanker—has started flight trials. Its first flight apparently took place Jan. 19 at Ulyanovsk Aviastar-SP, another UAC facility.

The Il-78M-90A is based on the Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft, another recently resumed Soviet-era program. The 90A designation refers to the new Aviadvigatel PS-90A-76 turbofans that replaced four older D-30KP2 engines. The aircraft also has upgraded avionics, strengthened wings and increased takeoff weight.

Another improvement compared with the Il-78 baseline version is an improved refueling system. The aircraft has two additional tanks carrying 50 tons of fuel each inside the fuselage and three new UPAZ-1M refueling pods with digital control. The new pod’s pumping speed is increased from 2,300 to 3,000 liters per minute due to a more powerful TNA-150M pump turbine.

The Il-78M-90A can refuel two fighters simultaneously or one strategic bomber such as the Tu-160. If used on the ground it can refuel up to four aircraft at the same time.

The military hasn’t ordered Il-78M-90A yet, but placed an order for the modernization of one baseline Il-78 from its inventory.


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Russia marks maiden flight of Il-78M-90A tanker

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The maiden flight of the new Ilyushin Il-78M-90A aerial refuelling tanker for the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) took place on 25 January.

The 35-minute flight took place out of the Aviastar-SP production facility located in Ulyanovsk, approximately 600 km east of Moscow.

The Il-78M-90A (previously referred to as the Il-478) is based on the new Il-76MD-90A (Il-476) transport aircraft, which is itself a modernised version of the Soviet-era Il-76 ‘Candid’ airlifter. The new tanker version shares the avionic, structural, and powerplant improvements of the upgraded transport aircraft.

These enhancements include a digital ‘glass’ cockpit as well as modernised flight, navigation, and communication systems. Structural improvements comprise a modified wing and reinforced landing gear. The engines have also been updated, giving the aircraft a 60-tonne payload (up from 40 tonnes for the baseline Il-76/78) and a 12% reduced fuel consumption.


The VKS is expected to buy 34 of the new tankers to replace its current Il-78s. The Il-478 can carry 91 tonnes of fuel in its main tanks, plus another 36 tonnes in an auxiliary tank in the cargo hold to give 127 tonnes of transferable fuel.

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Postby Philip » 02 Feb 2018 18:22

Russia's latest amphib,a smaller than Mistral 14,000t vessel,with an unusual sharply raked bow for better seakeeping one presumes.
From its size and range,it appears that this is not for any RuN expeditionary force like western amphibs-all ocean vessels,but limited to Russia's "near abroad" or use in amphib ops say in the Black Sea,baltic,Meditt,etc.,not for Atlantis,pacific or IOR ops.

Russia has developed its own helicopter carrier instead of French Mistrals

Helicopter carrier Priboi (Surf) is expected to become part of the new concept of the Russian Navy. The model of the new vessel was presented at the stand of the Russian fleet during the international forum in the Moscow region in 2015. Back then, military analysts said that the Priboy would be an alternative to French Mistrals that had never found themselves in the Russian waters.

Russian shipbuilders took account of the experience of their French colleagues and offered their own concept of a ship for over-the-horizon landing purposes. The ship is to have a semi-trimmed body that ensures high resistance to disturbance at sea and provides for less resistance to movement while cruising.

It is expected that the first of the two landing ships will pass into service at the Russian Navy in 2025, although no official statement has been made on the matter. The construction of the helicopter carrier, which is to become a universal landing ship, is scheduled to begin in 2020. Preparations have already started in St. Petersburg at Severnaya Verf shipyard.

The mock-up of the Nevsky Design Bureau presented at the forum differed from the design of the French Mistral helicopter carrier. The stated specifications of the vessel do not match those of large amphibious ships of the Soviet period and most foreign analogues.

The Russian Priboi vessel will have the displacement of 14,000 tons, a running speed of 19-20 knots and the draft of five meters. The navigation range will make up 6,000 nautical miles with the autonomy of 60 days. The length of the ship is expected to be 165 meters and width of 25 meters.

The French Mistral helicopter carrier has different specifications: displacement of 22,000 tons, speed of 19 knots, and draft of 6.42 meters. The crew of the French landing ship is 177 men.

A Mistral can carry 16 attack helicopters (Eurocopter Tiger), a tank battalion (40 French Leclerc) and 450 paratroopers. The ship can also be used as a hospital at the same time. In addition, Mistral helicopter carriers can also assume the role of floating headquarters. It is equipped with a French combat information management system, which unites several ships into a single whole. It remains unknown whether the new Russian vessel is going to have such a system.

The Priboi will be able to carry eight deck-based Ka-52/Ka-52K helicopters, which is significantly less than with the French ship. Helicopters will receive a modified on-board radar station with a radius of up to 80 km.

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It is not ruled out that the Priboi will also carry Ka-27 helicopters, which is an antisubmarine chopper. However, the Ka-27 exists in two modifications - an anti-submarine and a search and rescue vehicle. It appears that the new ship will be able to carry out complex tasks rather than operate within a rigid framework of narrow specialisation.

It is possible that the new Russian vessel will be able to carry Russia's first unmanned aircraft known as Chirok with a wingspan of 10 meters.

The Priboi will be able to transport up to 900 troops, about ten tanks and fifty infantry vehicles. Two or four landing boats are also going to be on board.

The ship is expected to be armed with three anti-aircraft missile systems Pantsir-M/Palitsa (SA-22 Greyhound).

Many experts were puzzled by Russia's desire to create a ship like the Priboi. After all, a Mistral helicopter carrier can travel for 20,000 nautical miles. Yet, the ship is clearly intended for defence purposes to protect the extensive coastline along the Arctic Ocean, or in the Black Sea and along the chain of Kuril Islands. The ship is not designed to travel across oceans, and this is where the 6,000 mile range comes from.
See more at http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/econ ... mistral-0/

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Freshly Painted First Prototype of Tu-160M2

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^^Beautiful bird...truly a reflection of its nickname "White Swan".

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Inside Early Warning Radar


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Postby vasu raya » 04 Feb 2018 23:27

They speak in Russian and whoever is making the video has the burden of translating to English, good practice

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Postby kit » 05 Feb 2018 00:39

Is quite interesting that they manage to fund and deploy new generation weapon systems despite western sanctions on their economy and military !! ..India by contrast has to do quite the quid pro quo while trying to access tech

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Postby Philip » 05 Feb 2018 01:17

You have to give Putin credit for revamping Russian mil might steadily.Priorities first strat. arsenal, SSBNs and sub-launched ICBMs. The new LR high speed nuclear torpedo to take out US coastal cities almost impossible to intercept.New Blackjack production, modernisation of Bears and Backfires still going strong and will do for another decade+.PAK-DA stealth bomber in the works too.

Despite the sanctions and anti-Russia moves, Putin intervened in Syria and won.The Yanquis and their unimaginably wealthy Arab oil rich monarchies, like all the king's soldiers , could not oust Assad who with the Russian air, naval and ground support and Iranian militia, sent ISIS packing from a lot of Syrian territory, in sharp contrast to the western - backed Arab mercenary forces so- called rebels.


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