Russian Weapons & Military Technology

The Military Issues & History Forum is a venue to discuss issues relating to the military aspects of the Indian Armed Forces, whether the past, present or future. We request members to kindly stay within the mandate of this forum and keep their exchanges of views, on a civilised level, however vehemently any disagreement may be felt. All feedback regarding forum usage may be sent to the moderators using the Feedback Form or by clicking the Report Post Icon in any objectionable post for proper action. Please note that the views expressed by the Members and Moderators on these discussion boards are that of the individuals only and do not reflect the official policy or view of the Website. Copyright Violation is strictly prohibited and may result in revocation of your posting rights - please read the FAQ for full details. Users must also abide by the Forum Guidelines at all times.
BRF Oldie
Posts: 2841
Joined: 29 Mar 2017 06:37

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby ArjunPandit » 03 Sep 2019 14:22

^^is that you philip?

BRF Oldie
Posts: 2202
Joined: 07 Feb 2007 16:58

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby vivek_ahuja » 06 Sep 2019 09:11

I recently saw the new Mi-38 being offered by the Mil folks. Pretty bird:

Its a nice replacement (and more) for the Mi-17. And perhaps even the usual phoregn competitor for the IMRH when the time comes (or is the non-navy IMRH dead between the ALH and CH-47)?

Expect this to be on the options list when the time comes to get a Mi-17 replacement. So, as a fun exercise, I decided to run my helicopter performance software on the two birds as a comparison:

Usual stuff and assumptions that you have seen before from my other plots, so I won't go into details on that.

For the same payload (5.5 tonnes at sea level), the Mi-38 does a lot better with manueverability and rate of climb, and also retains almost 50% more payload than a Mi-17 at 12,000 ft whilst also having better rate of climb.

Cool bird on paper.

Forum Moderator
Posts: 7598
Joined: 02 Apr 2010 01:21

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Indranil » 06 Sep 2019 09:34

Very easy on the eye.

Posts: 1595
Joined: 12 Nov 2000 12:31
Location: NZL

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Khalsa » 06 Sep 2019 16:07

The angled landing gear gives away the lineage

Gorgeous bird indeed

BRF Oldie
Posts: 4428
Joined: 04 Feb 2004 12:31

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Kartik » 13 Sep 2019 04:22

MTA is back! But as the Il-276 this time, to be developed by Ilyushin for Russia's competition for a Medium Multi-role Transport Aircraft. The Il-276 is the new name for the design that was earlier known as the Il-214 and supposed to have been worked on for the MTA program with India.

Russia opens competition for new medium airlifter

The Russian defense ministry has opened a competition for the design of a “Medium Military Transport Aircraft”, local abbreviation SVTS, that will replace the Antonov An-12 tactical airlifter. According to industry insiders, Ilyushin, Tupolev and Beriev are preparing to bid. Requirements for the SVTS were put together in November last year. Although details are yet to emerge, it is expected that the future aircraft is likely be a twinjet able to carry a payload of 20 tonnes (44,092 lb) over a distance of several thousand kilometers.


Ilyushin began studies into a next-generation twinjet tactical airlifter back in the mid-1990s. Initially referred to as the Il-214, the design changed designation to the Il-276 for PR reasons, so that it is percieved as a "half” of the larger Il-76MD-90A strategic four-jet airlifter being developed under Project 476. An exportable version designated as the Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) was in development from 2001 as a joint project between Russia and India. New Delhi closed it down in 2015. The following year, Ilyushin promised to complete development of the Il-214 on its own hoping to win a Russian MoD order for 100 such aircraft.

The project has suffered repeated delays. Recently the target dates for the completion of the initial design, maiden flight, and entry into service were postponed until 2019, 2023, and 2026, respectively. Until more recently, however, there had been little evidence of the defense ministry’s desire to award an SVTS contract to another developer. It may well be that the customer changed its mind following a number of failures Ilyushin has experienced in making meaningful progress on teething problems, with the early production examples of Il-76MD-90As and its special-mission derivatives. Additionally, the design house is overloaded with many other projects, including the Il-114-300 regional turboprop, Il-96-400M widebody airliner, and its twin-engine derivative.


Posts: 1923
Joined: 25 Mar 2010 17:34

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Manish_P » 26 Sep 2019 11:48

:shock: This Russian submariner has b**ls larger than those of the walrus

Massive Walrus Naps on Submarine Hatch

BRF Oldie
Posts: 11140
Joined: 05 Apr 2006 16:25

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Aditya_V » 26 Sep 2019 13:55

Manish_P wrote::shock: This Russian submariner has b**ls larger than those of the walrus

Massive Walrus Naps on Submarine Hatch

This Particular Pic has been Photoshopped, the Walrus and the Sub are correct but the Man has been photoshopped and the pictures date back to 2006.

Posts: 1923
Joined: 25 Mar 2010 17:34

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Manish_P » 26 Sep 2019 14:04

Whew. Had seen videos of polar bear taking bite at a US sub and seals lazing around. But the Walrus was a first for me..

BRF Oldie
Posts: 3306
Joined: 13 Jul 2006 18:16

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby kit » 30 Sep 2019 14:01

Russia has conducted a manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) test flight of its S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and Sukhoi Su-57 combat aircraft.

The test flight, announced by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation on 27 September, took place out of an undisclosed Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) facility and lasted about 30 minutes.

As noted by the MoD, the Okhotnik UAV served as a ‘sensor-amplifier’ for the Su-57, flying out ahead of the manned aircraft and using its onboard sensors to feed information back to the pilot.


BRF Oldie
Posts: 23380
Joined: 23 Jul 2000 11:31

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 01 Oct 2019 14:13

Tass Reports Oniks-M a modernised version of Onyx will be tested in next 1-2 month

Range Increase to 800 km from 450 for Onyx
The missile is equipped with an advanced control system and will be able to hit both sea and ground targets with greater accuracy.
The missile’s protection against the effects of electronic warfare is also increased
The Mass Dimension and Speed with remain the same and new fuel is used to increase range

Dr Pathak mentioned at MAKS 2019 that Brahmos range will be increased to 800 km in near future.

Return to “Military Issues & History Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: srin, vivekmehta and 59 guests