Post by TsarSamuil on Jan 29, 2017 20:20:20 GMT -5
Russia to Develop Main Engine for T-50 PAK FA Fighters by 2020.
MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 12:24 27.01.2017
Russian engineers are going to develop the main engine for the T-50 fifth-generation jet by 2020.
LUKHOVITSY (Moscow Region), (Sputnik) — Research and development work for main engines of Russia's Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighter jets is scheduled to be completed by 2020, the head of the United Engine Corporation said Friday.
"This year we plan to begin tests as part of a flight laboratory. R&D completion is planned by 2020," Alexander Artyukhov said at the unveiling of an advanced MiG-35 multirole fighter.
The PAK FA fighter was first seen in January 2010 when it was presented at the air show MAKS-2011. Mass production of Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 fifth-generation fighter jets will begin in 2017.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jan 29, 2017 20:22:24 GMT -5
These European Countries Could Line Up for Russia's Advanced MiG-35 Jet.
MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 12:33 27.01.2017
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The latest Russian MiG-35 fighter jets could be in demand in eastern Europe, particularly in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Poland operating a fleet of the MiG-29 jets, Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Anatoly Punchuk told Sputnik on Friday.
"The MiG-35 could be interesting, first of all, to countries in Europe, like Bulgaria, Slovakia and Poland, that still (along with NATO membership) operate the MiG-29s," Punchuk said during a presentation of the jet for potential foreign buyers.
According to the official, Russia is currently carrying out contracts with these countries to repair and modernize their MiG-29 fleet.
The MiG-35 is a multipurpose generation 4++ fighter and an advanced derivative of the original MiG-29 fighter, featuring improved combat capability and flight performance characteristics.
Serial purchases of the MiG-35 multirole fighter under the state arms procurement program are expected to begin in 2019, according to the President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Boris Slyusar.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jan 29, 2017 20:24:16 GMT -5
Not by PAK FA Alone: Russia's MiG Corporation to Develop 5th-Generation Fighters.
MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 14:41 27.01.2017
The MiG corporation will develop a light fifth-generation fighter jet, according to Russia's deputy prime minister.
LUKHOVITSY (Moscow Region), (Sputnik) — Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, which is the part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will develop the fighter jets of the fifth generation, following the efforts of the Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.
"[Sukhoi T-50] PAK FA fifth-generation fighter is now undergoing state tests. The MiG corporation will also create a [light] fifth-generation fighter," Rogozin said at the unveiling of an advanced MiG-35 multirole fighter.
The Russian Aerospace Forces presently have only 4++ generation fighters on service. At the same time, Sukhoi is developing and testing the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and Russia is expected to start PAK FA production on schedule in 2017, according to Russian Aerospace Forces Commander Viktor Bondarev.
At the moment, only the United States have fifth-generation aircraft on service, namely F-22 and F-35 fighters.
Russia to deliver 10 Su-35 fighter jets to China in 2017.
RT.com 2 Feb, 2017 14:20
The second batch of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets will be delivered to China this year with a further 10 aircraft in 2018, TASS reported on Thursday, citing its sources.
"The first four planes were supplied late last year and the second batch of 10 jets will be delivered to the customer this year," said an unnamed source familiar with the matter.
In November, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Vladimir Drozhzhov told TASS that Moscow had started deliveries of the fighter jets to China.
The contract for 24 Su-35s was inked in November 2015, making China the first international buyer of the advanced Russian warplane. The three-year deal for the aircraft, ground equipment, and spare engines is valued at $2 billion.
The Su-35 is a long-range '4++ generation' super-maneuverable fighter jet. It is armed with an internal 30mm cannon and has 12 hardpoints with a combined capacity of 8,000 kg, compatible with a wide range of unguided and guided missiles and bombs. Its maximum speed is 2,500 km/h, with a range of 3,400 km, and a combat radius of around 1,600 km.
Beijing first showed an interest in buying Su-35s in 2008 during the Airshow China international expo. Formal negotiations started in 2011.
China is currently among the world’s top five buyers of Russian arms, restoring its position after a slowdown in the late 2000s.
The country buys advanced Russian jet engines, submarines, and surface-to-air missiles, among other high-tech military items.
According to the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, cooperation between the two countries “is at an all-time high” and “continues to steadily expand each year,” particularly in the economic sphere.
Trade between China and Russia was about $68 billion in 2015. Projects for the next three years are estimated at $200 billion.
In November, Russia announced the delivery of the S-400 missile systems to China by 2020, making it the first country authorized to buy the advanced air defense weapon. The deal is reportedly worth $3 billion.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 15, 2017 12:43:45 GMT -5
Serbia to get 6 Russian MiG-29 fighter jets ‘soon’ – Defense Ministry.
RT.com 13 Feb, 2017 12:56
Serbia’s Defense Ministry said the country is expecting a shipment of six Russian MiG-29 fighter jets “soon,” as well as the arrival of Russian aviation experts to help upgrade the arriving jets along with those already in use.
Earlier this month, the Serbian Defense Ministry said the country is expecting the fighter jets to be delivered from Russia in March or, at the very latest, April.
During his visit to the country’s 204th Aviation Brigade on Sunday, Serbian Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic noted that the aircraft will be acquired from Russian Army reserves, and that Russia will also provide aviation experts to upgrade and modernize the six new MiGs, along with four aircraft that Serbia acquired earlier.
“The MiGs will be equipped with the most modern arms, radars, optical and communication systems,” Djordjevic told the pilots, as cited by local media. The defense ministry stated last week that the arrival and modernization of the Russian jets will “significantly enhance the capabilities of [Serbia’s] air force.”
It also recently said it has started training and retraining pilots and technicians, which will continue through 2017, as Serbia’s Air Force currently lacks specialists who are able to navigate and manage the MiGs.
Belgrade expects that after modernizing them, the MiGs will begin service as part of the 204th brigade by 2018, Tanjug news agency reported last week, citing the ministry.
Media reports that Moscow decided to supply Serbia with six fighter jets started surfacing in November 2016. In December, Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) announced that the planes could be delivered to the Balkan state in spring 2017 as part of a military and technical cooperation assistance program between the two countries.
The deal was arranged by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic during his visit to Moscow late last year. At the time, Vucic also mentioned the possibility of Serbia purchasing Buk anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, as well as some tanks and armored vehicles. Belgrade has also been negotiating another eight MiG-29s and two more Buk systems with Belarus, Djordjevic announced last month.
It had been estimated that Serbia will pay $50 million for the modernization and maintenance of the MiGs, Vucic said last year, while the total cost of six new MiGs could be around $600 million.
MiG-29 (NATO reporting name ‘Fulcrum’) is a multi-role fighter jet capable of reaching speeds of up to 2,200kph and covering distances of up to 1,500km. All MiG-29 planes are armed with 30mm cannons, guided missiles, and guided aerial bombs.
Serbia has not been the only state in the Balkans that’s lately started actively rearming its military. Croatia, a NATO member, recently announced it is buying jets and other equipment from the West. Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in December 2016 that the country’s air force would select a new fighter by the end of 2017 and focus on shifting towards Western military technology.
“I believe we will strengthen our cooperation with the US, considering that our armed forces must continue to shift to Western military technology… we have already adopted a decision to procure transport helicopters, most probably the American Black Hawks,” Grabar-Kitarovic said, as cited by Sputnik news agency.
Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Davor Ivo Styr, however, stated on Sunday that although the country is a member of the EU and NATO, it must have a “channel of communication” with the Russian Federation, noting that “Russia is an important player in the southeast of Europe.”
Both NATO and Russia recently held military drills with their respective allies in the Balkans. In summer 2016, NATO began accelerating its military buildup in eastern Europe, justifying it as a reaction to Russia’s growing military might, which NATO members have been calling a threat. Russia, meanwhile, has repeatedly stated that a NATO buildup near its territory could have a negative impact on the general security situation in the region.
Bulgaria has signed with Russian aircraft company MiG a deal to have its fighter jets refurbished, the company's Director General has said.
"Bulgaria has not given up on repairing our aircraft. We signed at the end of last year a number of agreements, contracts with the Bulgarian Air Force. This is why we are cooperating with them," TASS news agency quotes Ilya Tarasenko as saying at Aero India - 2017, an aerospace expo in Bangalore, India.
Tarasenko has not elaborated.
Bulgaria ratified at the end of 2015 an intergovernmental agreement with Poland to have Russian-made MiG-29 aircraft repaired.
A year later, however, former Defense Minisrter Nikolay Nenchev was indicted for failing to abide by and effectively obstructing an agreement with RSK MiG that provided for the aircraft's maintenance and the repair of several jet engines signed in April 2015.
Nenchev allegedly told his deputy Desislava Yosifova to refrain from any implementation of the contracts worth BGN 7.386 M.
The prosecution targeted Nenchev not because of the deal with Poland or any harm done on RSK MiG, but because he allegedly threatened the lives of Bulgarian pilots by blocking the repair that would have boosted flight safety and airworthiness of the fighter jets.
Also last year, Bulgaria signed a deal to acquire 10 MiG-29 engines from Russia.
Russia Begins Sukhoi T-50 Fighter Missile, Bomb Armament Tests.
RUSSIA 21:32 21.02.2017
Deputy Defense Minister said that tests of the Russian fifth-generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA) are in the process of the integration of missile and bomb armament.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Tests of the Russian fifth-generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA) are in the process of the integration of missile and bomb armament, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Tuesday.
"The evaluation of the aircraft systems, the integration of aviation weapons, including guided air-to-air, air-to-surface missiles, as well as bombs is underway. This is a very important stage of the test, which, in fact, aims to confirm all the fighting qualities of the T-50," Borisov told Rossiyskaya Gazeta in an interview.
He stressed that the adoption of such an aircraft would enhance the capabilities of the Russian combat aircraft fleet.
Russian Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) is the fifth-generation stealth fighter. It is a single-seat, twin-engine multirole jet fighter designed for air superiority and attack roles.
'Works on PAK FA 5-Generation Jet Are at Final Stage'
MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 11:15 05.06.2017
The works on the PAK FA jet are at the final stage, Russia's deputy defense minister said.
KOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR (Sputnik) — Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company will produce two modifications of the T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighter aircraft in 2017, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said.
"The works on the PAK FA are at the final stage. This year we will receive the 10th and 11th models which will be tested, while the first serial procurement of the T-50 fighters is scheduled for the next state armament program for 2018-2025," Borisov said visiting the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft manufacturing plant.
On May 3, General Designer of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sergei Korotkov said that the flying tests of the newest PAK FA (T-50) fighter aircraft will be conducted in the near future.
The Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) is a fifth-generation fighter and the first to use stealth technology in Russia. It is a single-seat, twin-engine multirole jet fighter designed for air superiority and attack roles.
Russian Military Intends to Procure Heavy Strike Drone After 2018.
MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 18:20 07.06.2017
The drone will be on par with operational foreign analogues.
KAZAN (Russia), (Sputnik) — State tests of a heavy strike aerial drone may be completed in 2018, followed by its purchases under the new state armament program until 2025, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said Wednesday.
"We will consider state procurement from 2018. We are ready to buy the Zenitsa unmanned aircraft from 2018, and if we complete state tests in 2018 we will also buy a heavy unmanned vehicle," Borisov said during a visit to Kazan-based Simonov design bureau.
"They are not inferior in their characteristics to drones that are currently in service with the armed forces of other countries," Borisov added.
Russian aerobatic team celebrates 25th anniversary with aviation show (streamed live)
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The Russian Berkuts aerobatic team is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an aviation show at the Tver Region aerodrome. The show includes performances by several Russian aerobatic teams, such as the Russian Knights in Su-30SM fighters, the Swifts (Strizhi) in MiG-29 fighters and the Berkuts in Mi-28N helicopters. Also crews of the Ka-52 and Mi-26 helicopters are set to demonstrate their skills in solo flights. The large-scale event will culminate in a complicated joint flight of Su-30SM at very low speed and four Mi-28N helicopters at maximum speed.
New-design MiG-35 makes air show debut at MAKS 2017 (VIDEO)
RT.com 19 Jul, 2017 03:39
An overhauled MiG-35 multirole fighter has completed a successful demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 Air Show outside Moscow, with Russian officials saying the first combat-ready plane will be delivered to the Air Forces next year.
“This is a new configuration, approaching 5th generation capabilities. It has new radar and reconnaissance capabilities. It’s equipped with upgraded weapons, and a stealth covering that makes it invisible to the adversary. This is what makes this jet so attractive,” MiG Corporation CEO Ilya Tarasenko told RT ahead of the flight.
The long-conceptualized successor to the 1980s stalwart MiG-29 made its maiden flight a decade ago, but has undergone several major modifications in a bid to improve its capabilities and make it more financially attractive to foreign buyers.
Its current version first flew last winter, and there had been announcements that it would only be displayed on the ground at Russia’s biggest air show, before the flight was given a last-minute go ahead.
Following the demonstration, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told the media that, if it successfully completed its test schedule this year, the MiG-35 would be ready in 2018.
Viktor Bondarev, Commander of the Russian Air Forces, told reporters that “the future belongs to this plane,” and noted that it would be widely used for training a new generation of pilots – not least due to its cost and fuel efficiency.
In January, Bondarev said Russia was interested in buying as many as 170 of the warplanes, but added that the new model is particularly aimed at foreign markets.
At MAKS 2017, Tarasenko noted that around 30 countries are using various modifications of its predecessor, the MiG-29, and that “talks are already ongoing with potential buyers.”
Tarasenko refused to name potential customers, but said it perked interest in “the markets of India, South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America,” noting that each plane, valued at about $40 million, is 20-25 percent cheaper than those of its rivals.
Pilots flying the advanced Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fighter jet see no physical boundaries in its use, the Russian Air Force Commander says. Spectators at the MAKS 2017 Air Show saw the cutting-edge aircraft in action.
“For now, I’d say that no physical limits exist for pilots of the PAK-FA when mastering and exploiting the aircraft,” Russian Air Force Commander Viktor Bondarev said on Saturday, as quoted by TASS.
The PAK-FA (Perspective Air Complex of Frontline Aviation) T-50 is a fifth-generation fighter jet, equipped with advanced radar-evading stealth technology and “electronic pilot” function.
“Engineers are working to allow the aircraft do the most for the pilot,” Viktor Bondarev added, highlighting the aircraft’s characteristics, including improved engine, bombload, and flight range.
Having performed its maiden flight in 2010, the PAK-FA was built to replace the Sukhoi Su-27 in frontline tactical aviation. The Russian Air Force is expected to receive the first batch of 12 T-50s by 2019.
While the defense ministry is still looking forward to the new aircraft, visitors to the MAKS 2017 Air Show got to see the jets up in the skies, performing breathtaking aerobatic maneuvers. The two T-50s flew alongside two other super-maneuverable jets – the Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-35, awing the audience at Zhukovsky Airfield.
Su-57: Russian Air Force chief confirms 5th-gen fighter jet name.
RT.com 11 Aug, 2017 10:53
The Russian military will name the country’s first fifth-generation fighter jet ‘Sukhoi Su-57,’ the commander of the Russian Air Force has confirmed. The aircraft was dubbed ‘PAK FA’ and ‘T-50’ during its development.
“The decision has been taken, the plane has been christened. Su-57 is what we are going to call it now,” Gen. Col. Viktor Bondarev told Zvezda, the Russian Defense Ministry’s official TV channel.
The quote is part of an interview which will be published later on Saturday.
The general confirmed earlier media reports, which said PAK FA’s official designation would be Su-57. There had been speculation in military media outlets that the name would be officially confirmed during the MAKS 2017 Air Show near Moscow in July, but this failed to materialize.
The Su-57 made its maiden flight in 2010 and is expected to go into series in 2019, when production of the first batch of 12 fighter jets will begin, according to the manufacturer. The Russian Defense Ministry could contract up to 200 of the advanced aircraft for its fleet.
The multirole fighter jet comes with an estimated price tag of $50 million apiece and features a body primarily built of composite materials for stealth, supercruise capability at a speed of Mach 1.3 and supermaneuvrability during dog fights. Sometime after going into series it will receive a newly-designed engine, currently dubbed ‘Product 30.’
The armament of the Su-57 is placed in internal bays to reduce air drag and radar cross section. It includes a recently-modernized 30mm cannon and a range of 14 different air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and guided bombs.
Russian Su-27 warns off NATO F-16 trying to approach defense minister’s plane over Baltic (VIDEO)
RT.com 21 Jun, 2017 09:29
A NATO F-16 fighter jet has tried to approach the Russian defense minister’s plane above the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The plane was warded off by a Russian Su-27 escorting the minister’s aircraft.
Russian plane was en route to the city of Kaliningrad, a western Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea, where Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu is scheduled to discuss security issues with defense officials on Wednesday.
The incident was first reported by journalists of Russian state news agencies on board Shoigu’s plane.
While one NATO aircraft tried to approach the Russian airplane, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet got in its way and tilted its wings, apparently showing its arms. The F-16 then flew away.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that he has no information about the incident.
“It’s probably better to ask the Defense Ministry,” Peskov said in answer to journalists’ questions.
NATO confirmed that three Russian aircraft were tracked over the Baltic Sea, claiming they were unaware that the Russian Defense Minister was onboard one of the planes.
"As the aircraft did not identify themselves or respond to air traffic control, NATO fighter jets scrambled to identify them, according to standard procedures NATO has no information as to who was on board," a representative of the alliance told reporters
"We assess the Russian pilots’ behavior as safe and professional," the statement added, as quoted by Sputnik.
On Shoigu’s way back from Kaliningrad, his escort was bolstered by several Su-34 jets, according to reporters. A number of NATO planes followed the Russian Defense Minister’s plane at a distance without making attempts to get any closer.
On Monday a US RC-135 spy plane flying toward the Russian border made a “provocative turn” toward a Baltic Fleet Su-27, which had been scrambled for an interception mission.
The encounters of Russian and US warplanes over the Baltic Sea waters have apparently become more frequent lately. A Russian fighter jet intercepted a small group of US warplanes, including Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker military refueling aircraft, two B-1 bombers and one B-52, during the BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) annual training exercise on June 10.
Earlier in June, the Russian military intercepted another B-52 bomber in the same area, and escorted by an Su-27 fighter away from Russian territory.
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2017 6:52:47 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
FINALLY: Russia Unveils First 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet Su-57 (Sukhoi-57)!
Russia Insider Aug 13, 2017
Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet AK FA has officially been named as the Su-57, Russian Aerospace Forces Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev says. The aircraft has a supersonic flight speed without afterburners, low visibility, super maneuverability, and the ability to make very short takeoffs and landings.
White Cossack: How are you, Nikolov? I heard it's a hot summer in Sweden this year. Do you enjoy it? Regards, Yaroslav
Jul 20, 2018 5:51:43 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Very very hot...sometimes around 31-35...and it has been going on since month of May, everything is scorched yellow and dry, things are dying or dead, this is abnormal summer..must be global warming, usually have rainy dull summers, this feel like south eu
Jul 30, 2018 10:49:17 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: large forest fires, not where I live, but have country-wide BBQ ban..which I find ridiculous...not to enjoy this warm summer? pffft..
Jul 30, 2018 10:50:42 GMT -5
White Cossack: You enjoy it, huh.
Jul 30, 2018 12:41:41 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Bbq is basic slavic right
Aug 3, 2018 10:18:31 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: @ussrstrong: I blame general low activity on social medias, all the people sit there today
Oct 10, 2018 12:53:50 GMT -5
reznik: @proto-Orchid: very true. What's worse, is that the system is designed specifically to keep those people dormant in their echo chambers. Nothing new to learn for them there, just stupid cat videos and such. Sad.
Oct 14, 2018 5:48:26 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Its the substitute for going out, meeting and spending your time with friends in real life. Its just part of the story. When I was younger I remember people were meeting to play team sports, but today you see completely autistic people jogging with iPhone.
Oct 14, 2018 18:18:38 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Then they come back home, put pictures on Instagram or Facebook to show off how they spent their time jogging, and as mental satisfaction they get few likes or hearts, or whatever social medias have today, which is a measure of how good their life is. Sick
Oct 14, 2018 18:21:43 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: Sto Latz! Today marks 100 years of Polska! May there be 100 more! Wish I could have gone to the Independence March to celebrate this year, of all years. Theres always the next one to look forward to...
Nov 11, 2018 6:56:57 GMT -5
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Nov 25, 2018 17:19:11 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: The latest flare up in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is painful to watch. Two brothers pit against one-another by foriegn elites, for what? Money and power... Sad.
Nov 30, 2018 3:17:07 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Seems like its loosing momentum? lets hope...
Dec 29, 2018 9:15:04 GMT -5
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Feb 27, 2019 23:01:32 GMT -5
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Jun 3, 2019 0:37:57 GMT -5
White Cossack: Nikolov, my dear.. What's up
Jul 28, 2019 9:08:27 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Bought a 3rd book shelf, for some reason I'm crazy about buying lots of books..
Aug 12, 2019 15:49:41 GMT -5
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Sept 13, 2019 20:32:33 GMT -5