Russian bomber buzzes U.S. aircraft carrier Posted: 05:49 PM ET WASHINGTON (CNN) â€” A Russian bomber buzzed a U.S. aircraft carrier in the western Pacific over the weekend, U.S. military officials told CNN Monday.
Four of the turbo-prop Tupolev-95 Bear bombers were in the area, the officials said, and one of them twice flew about 2,000 feet off the deck of the U.S.S. Nimitz on Saturday.
A second bomber was about 50 miles away, and the other two were at least 100 miles away, the military said.
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The Russian Air Force is preparing to sell off its entire fleet of giant An-124 RUSLAN heavy cargo aircraft. Given the NATO-U.S. code name “Condor,” the Antonov An-124 aircraft is slightly larger than the U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy transports. There are 21 of the An-124s available for commercial sale.
The An-124-100M-150 model is capable of transporting single or multiple items of cargo weighing up to 150 metric tons (330,000 pounds) including such outsize items as construction vehicles and missiles. The An-124, for example, is the only aircraft that can carry the Boeing 777's new GE90 engines.
The civil An-124-100 was certified in 1992, and meets all civil standards including ICAO Stage/Chapter III noise limits and modern navigational equipment requirements. From a commercial viewpoint, the efficiency of the An-124 can be seen by its ability to carry roughly twice the cargo of a U.S. C-17 Globemaster at a significantly lower operating cost per aircraft. The An-124 has more than 14 years experience of intensive, global commercial operations.
The major problem with Russian commercial aircraft in the past has been the poor after-sales support in comparison with Western manufacturers. The Antonov organization is developing a support capability similar to those of Western aviation firms and an Antonov support facility was recently opened in Leipzig, Germany.
Aviation industry sources indicate that Russian Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov has offered four An-124s for sale in the near-term, with the remainder to follow before the end of 2007.
The Russian Air Force ceased flying its 21 An-124s in December 2005 and the aircraft have been grounded since that time. Currently, NATO leases six other Russian and Ukrainian An-124-100 cargo aircraft under an arrangement known as the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS).
In the future NATO will use C-17 cargo aircraft to help relieve its severe airlift shortage.
The funny thing is it was announced recently that AN-124 production will be re-started with plans to build about a 100 of them. But it looks like they will be for civilian use.....BTW, I've seen the 'Ruslan' flying over my house more than once
One day the 'rain' will come and wash all the scum off the streets
The report about the recommencement of production of this giant plane...
Russia and Ukraine agreed to recommence serial production of the AN-124 Ruslan transportation plane, the largest transport plane ever built in series. By 2030, according to a RIA Novosti report, 100 units of the Ruslan will be built.
Post by CHORNYVOLK on Aug 23, 2007 19:02:43 GMT -5
Russia unveils pilotless 'stealth' bomber Posted 10 hours 14 minutes ago
Russia has unveiled the mock-up of a pilotless bomber plane that its constructors say will be even better than the famous US stealth fighter at evading enemy radars and anti-aircraft fire.
NTV television showed a full-sized model of the bat-like plane known as Skat, which means "stingray," at an airshow just outside Moscow - the first public glimpse of the project run by Russia's MiG corporation.
NTV reported that the aircraft has a flattened, swept-back profile reminiscent of the US air force's stealth aircraft, with a bubble-like cockpit area, although the plane will not have a pilot.
According to the report, the Skat's constructors claim the stealth technology will make it even less vulnerable than the US version to radar detection.
"Many firms are trying to work in this area, but few so far have achieved results. Today we have begun real work on building an assault craft," director of MiG's Mikoyan design bureau, Vladimir Barkovsky, said on NTV television.
RIA Novosti news agency quoted Mr Barkovsky saying that the Skat will be able to attack land and sea targets, particularly enemy anti-aircraft sites, even if coming under heavy fire.
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Post by slavfighter91 on Oct 8, 2007 8:30:41 GMT -5
its gfun how the chinese make one word out of two or three or more ... any way yeah it is nice to see development going onward so that we are ready when the west attacks. The first sign are already to see (american radar staion that also scan moscow)
A-42 Amphibious Airplane Ready for Series Production
The Taganrog Beriev Aviation Scientific and Engineering Complex (TANTK) is preparing the technical documentation for series production of the new multirole A-42 amphibious airplane.
As of today, the A-42 amphibious airplane’s series production program has been prepared and approved. We are publishing the design and technical documentation for this aircraft in accordance with this program,” the TANTK Beriev general designer, Viktor Kobzev, reported, Interfax-AVN reports.
Development of the A-42 search and rescue airplane has been under way since the 90s. The new A-42 version represents a practically new airplane. New PS-90A engines will be installed on this aircraft. “The airplane’s functions and missions will be expanded appreciably with the preservation of the capability to use it as a search and rescue aircraft,” Kobzev noted.
The creation of the A-42 airplane is provided for by Russia's arms program for the period to 2015 (GPV-2015).
The A-42 is being created based on the A-40 anti-submarine airplane. It originally had been planned that it be a search and rescue airplane. Right now the tactical and technical assignment for A-42 development has been corrected in the direction of the creation of a multirole airplane which is able not only to fulfill search and rescue functions, but also carry out reconnaissance, perform target designation and resolve other missions.
Apart from its smart, appealing design, the Albatros has unique combat capabilities. It is primarily a military aircraft, a kind of submarine hunter, which was once part of the national anti-submarine defense. It can fly 2,000 km out to sea (this is its range; as the crow flies it can cover a distance of 5,500 km); barrage a suspected nuclear submarine deployment area for five to eight hours (up to 12 hours with refueling); descend on water like its living namesake, the world's biggest bird; turn off the engines and listen to traffic noise; and conduct other "search operations," to use a military term. It can track a submarine, pinpoint its location with indicator buoys (or surround it with red flags, as if it were a wolf), follow it all the way, take off without losing touch with it, and then land again if it stays deep for a long time or lies on the seabed.
If need be, the Albatros can sink a submarine. It has hydro-phonic and hydro-acoustic equipment, radio electronic and computer systems, and even electronic countermeasure devices, air-to-water missiles, torpedoes, mines, depth bombs, and many other things which allow it to engage in combat missions either independently or together with surface warships, submarines, and AWACS-type aircraft (like the A-50 airborne warning and control system aircraft, another product of the Beriev Taganrog Aviation Research and Engineering Complex). The Albatross is also capable of defending itself against fighters.
Panatov said that the Albatros amphibian has many advantages over aircraft based on the ground or even on aircraft carriers. First, they take off and land on water rather than runways, which may be destroyed during hostilities. Second, if the enemy is likely to attack, they can simply disperse over the ocean without using any coastal infrastructure. Finally, amphibians can be deployed on sand cays, and are easier to service. Also, this greatly reduces corrosion caused by seawater. The amphibians have many other strong points as well.
White Cossack: I wouldn't be surprised. Democrats stand die interracial cuckoldry and LGBTetc rights, so Russia ist their main enemy.
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TsarSamuil: Mega Threads
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White Cossack: What d' yer mean?
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TsarSamuil: oh, i'm merging threads together, was 316 pages, impossible to navigate..
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Slavislav: Well,seems this place is on it's last legs.
Feb 25, 2021 3:15:05 GMT -5
White Cossack: Slavija will live forever.
Feb 27, 2021 17:18:22 GMT -5
ZlatkoLukic: Putin reminds me of Tito. A great leader, nur he should not forget that there will also bei a time after him.
Mar 14, 2021 16:35:38 GMT -5
ZlatkoLukic: Who will rule Russia then?
Mar 14, 2021 16:36:47 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: sergei lavrov i would guess
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ZlatkoLukic: Lavrov is older than RasPutin.
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TsarSamuil: not a fan of Lavrov, but do you trust anyone young? I like Viktor Orban, but he was educated in Soros college, he is one that turned against his teachings...who knows what nonsense since fall of USSR young Russians have taken in? Look at Serbia
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TsarSamuil: again n again Serbia elected 'nationalists' that turned out to be Washington puppets..look at Serbia's president n prime minister...we need men with history of serving the motherland, lets not gamble.
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White Cossack: It seems the USA push for war in U-Krajina.
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