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.
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5