Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 30, 2020 13:59:50 GMT -5
Sukhoi Su-34 ‘Hell Duck’ | The Kalashnikova Show. Episode 16
RT Documentary Dec 30, 2020
The Russian Sukhoi Su-34 is one of the most advanced strike fighters in the world today. The 4+ generation fighter combines characteristics of a fighter, bomber, and strike fighter. The Su-34 is capable of engaging enemy targets on the ground and in the air, carrying up to eight tonnes of munitions. The Su-34 is also unique because it can stay in the air for as long as 10 hours and can refuel in the air. The Su-34 has a roomy cockpit, as well a bunk, a kitchen, and a lavatory. In Russian, the Sukhoi Su-34 is affectionately called ‘the duckling’ because of the shape of its nose.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 10, 2021 12:15:20 GMT -5
MiG-35: Russia’s state-of-art fighter | The Kalashnikova Show. Episode 22
RT Documentary Feb 10, 2021
Meet Russia’s legendary MiG-35 fighter. This multi-role jet is a 4++ generation aircraft capable of performing various missions. The MiG-35 can intercept and escort hostile aircraft, as well as engage air and ground targets. Improving on the MiG-29, the fighter has been compared to the American F-35. The MiG-35’s weapons include guided bombs, as well as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 10, 2021 13:32:43 GMT -5
Russian drones weapons of the future | The Kalashnikova Show. Episode 26
RT Documentary Mar 10, 2021
Drones are already changing the character of war. They can be easily deployed and used in many purposes. We take a look at some designs of Zala Aero, part of the Kalashnikov Group. The Zala-16 is a perfect drone for air surveillance with four hours of endurance. It can transmit images and video over 30 km. The KYB combat drone is a kamikaze drone with three kilograms of munitions payload and a high degree of precision. Some say it’s as revolutionary as the Kalashnikov’s AK-47 rifle. Another one is the Lancet attack drone. Unlike KYB, the Lancet can transmit video until it reaches the target. Host Anna Knishenko also checks out tools used to counter drones, such as the REX-1 rifle.
Post by TsarSamuil on Apr 17, 2021 10:12:33 GMT -5
Russian company reveals plan for $52-mn factory to mass-produce UAVs, as drones play bigger, more vital role in military ops.
RT.com 16 Apr, 2021 12:46
A Russian company is building the country’s first-ever specialized factory solely for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It plans to mass-produce military drones, like those deployed by the Russian Army in Syria.
The 45,000-square-meter plant, under construction in the town of Dubna near Moscow, will cost at least four billion rubles ($52 million) and will create jobs for more than 1,500 people. If all goes to plan, it will be built in record time, with the launch of production scheduled for November 2021.
The company, called ‘Kronshtadt Group,’ is the developer and manufacturer of the Inokhodets UAV, also known as the Orion. This medium-altitude drone, which is capable of flying for a whole day, can carry a payload of up to 200kg, and has already seen action in the Middle East.
In Syria, the Inokhodets has been used to strike terrorist targets from Islamic State. Russia has been involved in the Syrian Civil War since 2015, when it was invited by the Damascus government, led by President Bashar Assad, to help fight against insurgency in the country. In the years since Moscow’s involvement, pro-Government forces regained a lot of ground once occupied by terrorist forces.
As well as Kronshtadt, many other Russian enterprises in the military-industrial complex are developing drones for deployment on the front lines. For example, aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi has teamed up with defense company Mikoyan to build the Okhotnik-B, which will have a top speed of 1,000 km/h. Another aerospace company, called OKB Sokol, has developed a UAV named Altius, due to be delivered to the Russian Army this year.
On February 21, it was reported that the Inokhodets had been used in 38 missions in Syria, including 17 strikes on militant targets.
Last year, Moscow news agency TASS revealed that over 900 Russian drones have entered into active service since 2012.
The town chosen to host the drone factory, Dubna, is famous in Russia for being the home of the country’s Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. It is also the location of MKB Raduga, an aerospace company mainly focused on the production of missiles.
Ukrainian foreign minister says Kiev has purchased unmanned Turkish KILLER DRONES, arguing weaponry will help it 'contain' Russia.
RT.com 21 Jun, 2021 11:31
Fearsome unmanned aircraft capable of carrying laser-guided rockets, mortar rounds, and anti-tank missiles could soon be patrolling close to Russia’s borders under the terms of a deal between Ukraine and Turkey, Kiev has revealed.
In an interview with the Ankara-based Anadolu news agency, published on Monday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said the technology would help it in the event of conflict with Moscow, and it had been bought “for protection.”
“Drones are needed to contain Russia,” he claimed, “so that it thinks twice before planning any escalation or large-scale attack ... If Russia attacks and gets involved in a large-scale military conflict with us, then we will use drones in any part of Ukrainian territory to protect ourselves.”
Kiev signed a deal in 2019 to buy the new class of unmanned aerial vehicle, the TB2, from Turkey, and has received at least six to date. However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told Ukrainian officials that the Kremlin had threatened economic and political measures unless Ankara pulled back from its drone sales.
The TB2 is a medium-altitude aircraft that can remain airborne for up to 27 hours, controlled by an operator on the ground, far from the front line. Its armaments include long-range anti-tank rockets, precision-guided munitions, missiles, and long-range ammunition.
In April, the death of five-year-old Vladik Shikhov in the Donbass region of Ukraine made headlines across the world. The boy’s grieving family said he had been killed by a rocket from a drone controlled by Kiev’s forces. Officials in the Ukrainian capital, however, claimed he had stumbled on an old shell in his war-torn hometown.
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and those loyal to the two breakaway self-declared Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics has escalated in recent months.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jul 29, 2021 10:35:30 GMT -5
Five countries interested in Russia’s state-of-the-art Su-57 fighter jet.
RT.com 20 Jul, 2021 13:22
Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport is holding talks with five countries eager to buy the Su-57 fifth-generation multirole fighter, the agency revealed at the MAKS-2021 air show on Tuesday.
“This is one of the world’s best fighters based on its operational characteristics. It undoubtedly has various advantages. […] We expect high demand for this aircraft in the coming years. Five countries have already shown interest in this project. We are holding consultations,” Rosoboronexport’s CEO Alexander Mikheyev told reporters.
He added that the air show will host a presentation of the fighter jet featuring the latest aircraft-launched weapons.
The Su-57 fighter has attracted great interest from potential buyers worldwide after a government contract was signed for the jet under Russia’s state armament program despite competition from American, European and Chinese firms.
The Sukhoi Su-57 is a Russian-made fifth-generation multirole fighter equipped to destroy any type of air, ground and naval targets. The jet features stealth technology, it can develop a supersonic cruising speed and has the most advanced onboard radio-electronic equipment, including a powerful computer, a radar system spread across its body, and an armament placed within the fuselage.
The Ruselectronics Group, a subsidiary of Russia’s state tech company Rostec, announced it will present its latest innovations for the Su-57 at the air show, particularly the S-111 communications system.
“The equipment provides radio-telephone communications and an exchange of the plane’s data with other aircraft of various designation as well as with ground, aerial and naval command and control posts. The equipment incorporates the state-of-the-art technology of high-speed data transmission and features advanced network solutions,” the company’s press office said in a statement.
The MAKS-2021 international aerospace show kicked off on Tuesday in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, and will run through July 25. Over 250 companies from 50 countries will attend the air show, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the opening ceremony.
Last Edit: Aug 6, 2021 20:58:45 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Post by TsarSamuil on Jul 29, 2021 10:59:23 GMT -5
Russia unveils new deadly attack drone variant, as military-industrial chief says country to become major player in export market.
RT.com 20 Jul, 2021 13:28
Details of a high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with bombs and rockets that will allow it to take out enemy installations, troop formations and moving vehicles have been released by Russian developers on Tuesday.
Speaking to RIA Novosti on Tuesday, Dmitry Shugaev, director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, said that a full reveal of the new combat version of the Orion-E drone would take place this week at the MAKS-2021 military air show.
It will come equipped with a range of armaments, including both unguided and targeted bombs that will allow it to destroy stationary emplacements, as well as tanks and armored-personnel carriers. The Orion is capable of flying seven kilometers above the ground, has a wingspan of 16 meters, and a maximum payload of 200kg of deadly explosives. The drone is currently used by the Russian military, and has been deployed for airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State (a terrorist group prohibited in Russia).
“Previously, the unmanned system was available for sale only in surveillance version,” and without armaments, Shugaev said. Nine have been ordered by foreign customers since it became available in 2019.
In terms of Russia’s share of the drone market, the arms-export official said that “in the medium term, we expect to occupy up to 10% of the international market with our reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicles.” In addition, a number of new drones, including a heavily armed version, are currently under development.
In April, Russia’s Kronshtadt Group weapons firm, which developed the Orion, revealed it would spend $52 million on a new factory, billed as the country’s first-ever manufacturing plant solely for the manufacture of drones. Last year, Moscow news agency TASS revealed that over 900 Russian unmanned aerial vehicles have entered into active service since 2012.
Last Edit: Aug 6, 2021 20:59:16 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Meet ‘Checkmate’: Putin given guided tour of new Russian state-of-the-art lightweight stealth fighter jet at MAKS 2021 Air Show.
RT.com 20 Jul, 2021 15:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin has inspected the brand-new fifth-generation Sukhoi Checkmate maneuverable stealth fighter jet at the country’s annual MAKS Air Show, a plane touted to be a rival to the US’ famous F-35 Lightning.
On Tuesday, just outside Moscow, the president was given a tour of the plane that Russia hopes can be a gamechanger for Russian military aviation.
MAKS 2021, a huge international aviation expo, is being hosted at Zhukovsky Airport from July 20-25.
Checkmate is made by historic aerospace manufacturer Sukhoi, a company owned mainly by the Russian government, through the conglomerate Rostec.
According to RIA Novosti, the plane is Russia’s first light multipurpose fifth-generation single-engine fighter, and can fly at a maximum speed of Mach 1.8-2 and reach an altitude of 16.5km.
The reveal came just one day after Sukhoi released a teaser video, which depicted figures in the United Arab Emirates, India, Vietnam, and Argentina receiving the message “It’s coming,” suggesting that it may be primarily aimed at foreign export. According to reports, it is planned that the first deliveries will begin in 5.5 years.
Last week, the executive director of the Aviaport aviation news agency, Oleg Panteleyev, suggested that the new Russian fighter would rival the US’ fifth-generation F-35 for export, noting that Moscow had invited delegations from 65 different countries to visit the air show.
“There is no doubt that in this decade, Russia will be able to restore the tandem of breakthrough aircraft platforms: the heavy Su-57 [fifth-generation fighter] and a new light plane designed to cope with tactical assignments,” Panteleyev said.
Weapon of the future, today: Russia unveils ‘Checkmate’, new 5th-generation lightweight stealth fighter, unmanned version in works.
RT.com 20 Jul, 2021 17:23
Sukhoi and the Russian military-industrial conglomerate Rostec have revealed a single-engine supersonic stealth fighter. Dubbed ‘Checkmate’, the new design resembles the US F-35, but is intended to be superior – and far cheaper.
Unveiled at the MAKS 2021 Air Show in Moscow on Tuesday, the Checkmate uses technologies tested under real-world combat conditions. Digital design helped Sukhoi develop it in record time.
While the computer-assisted development process only took about a year, the first test flight is not expected until 2023, with further prototypes being produced through 2025, with the goal of serial production starting as early as 2026.
The jet is intended to be stealthy, usable under almost any weather conditions and deployed in any climate. It is supposed to be capable of continuous supersonic flight, at speeds of up to Mach 1.8, and operating in conditions of enemy air superiority.
According to Rostec, the Checkmate is supposed to have a range of up to 2,800 kilometers (1,740 miles) and a maximum payload capacity of 7,400 kilograms (16,300 pounds).
Checkmate is intended to be capable of short – but not vertical – takeoff, and is fitted with modular weapon bays that can be equipped with the full array of current anti-aircraft missiles, gun pods, bombs, and guided missiles. A drone version is also currently under development.
Between its general shape, single-engine configuration, and even the computerized logistics system – dubbed ‘Matryoshka’ after the famous Russian nesting dolls – the new jet has drawn comparisons to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. However, Sukhoi and Rostec insist it is “in principle a completely different airplane.”
“It is a unique airplane,” they told reporters, adding that the Checkmate is faster, has longer range, smaller radar signature, and can carry more ordnance than the F-35.
Rostec head Sergey Chemezov told reporters behind the scenes that the Checkmate is intended to be a more effective and affordable alternative to the F-35, SAAB’s Gripen, and France’s Dassault Rafale, which cost from $60 to $90 million apiece.
“Our price, I hope, will be between $25 and $30 million each,” Chemezov said.
Market analysis has projected a demand of about 300 planes from existing export clients in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Latin America, United Aircraft Corporation CEO Yury Slyusar said at the show.
While the number shown on the body of the jet at the MAKS-2021 hangar has led to speculation that the Checkmate will be designated Su-75, Sukhoi’s representatives dispelled the rumors, saying that the company considers those numbers “lucky.” As the Russian Aerospace Forces have not yet signed a contract for the new jet, it has not been given an official designation.
Hundreds queue to catch a glimpse of Russia’s brand new ‘Checkmate’ fifth-gen stealth fighter at MAKS 2021 Air Show (VIDEO)
RT.com 23 Jul, 2021 17:44
Russia's cutting-edge single-engine supersonic stealth fighter has stolen the limelight at Moscow's MAKS 2021 Air Show, as hundreds of people braved strong winds and the pandemic measures to go see the weapon of the future.
Unveiled at the MAKS 2021 outside Moscow on Tuesday, the stealth fighter, dubbed 'Checkmate,' has become a real point of attraction at the air show that runs until July 25.
Videos published by the Russian military-industrial conglomerate Rostec and local media on Friday showed a long line stretching for about half a kilometer that leads to the pavilion housing the fighter-jet prototype.
At some point, around 1,000 people were said to be patiently waiting on the Zhukovsky airfield in strong winds to get a sneak peek at the aircraft, advertised as superior to Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. The exhibition visitors also had to adhere to Covid-19 rules, as Moscow has been recovering from a recent spike in coronavirus cases seen in June and early July.
The fighter-jet developers – Rostec and Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer – had previously said that the world is about to see a "unique airplane." Capable of flying at almost twice the speed of sound, the 'Checkmate' is expected to have a range of up to 2,800 kilometers (1,740 miles) and may be used in any weather conditions and any climate.
It will also have modular weapon bays that can be equipped with the full array of current anti-aircraft missiles, gun pods, bombs, and guided missiles. Its maximum payload capacity will be 7,400 kilograms (16,300 pounds).
Sukhoi and Rostec plan to stage the first test flight of the new jet no sooner than 2023. Its serial production is expected to start in 2026 and, according to the developers, the stealth fighter would be at least two times cheaper than the F-35.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 25, 2021 16:39:50 GMT -5
Russia's ‘Lancet’ state-of-the-art SUICIDE DRONES have begun testing & weapon's final design has been approved – Kalashnikov.
RT.com 25 Aug, 2021 11:06
The Russian Ministry of Defense has approved the technical design of ‘Lancet’ self-destructing “suicide drones,” and expects to begin testing by the end of the year, a representative of the manufacturer announced on Wednesday.
The weapon, also known as a “loitering munition” or a “kamikaze drone,” is an aircraft with a built-in warhead designed to be completely destroyed upon impact. One benefit of the drone is that it can also remain in the air for an extended period of time while waiting for its target to be located. Once detected, the drone can immediately move, enabling a quick reaction time.
Speaking at the Army 2021 forum, currently being hosted on the outskirts of Moscow, a representative of Kalashnikov – the drone’s manufacturer – revealed that a deal had been struck with the Russian Ministry of Defense.
“The drones are capable of carrying a striking warhead weighing up to three kilograms and can stay in the air for up to 30 minutes. When a target is attacked, the drone is completely destroyed,” the representative said, according to news agency RIA Novosti.
Earlier versions of the Lancet, first announced in 2019, have reportedly already been tested in real-life combat in Syria.
Army 2021 is an International expo hosted at the Kubinka Air Base on the outskirts of Moscow. An annual event, it showcases the latest developments of the Russian military-industrial complex.
S-70 Hunter: Russian drone with outstanding capabilities.
RT Oct 9, 2021
A whole range of unmanned aerial vehicles featuring elements of artificial intelligence are currently being developed for Russia’s armed forces.
The project that stands out is the S-70 Hunter. The heavy combat drone, developed by the Sukhoi Aviation company, is created in accordance with the Flying Wing aerodynamic design using stealth technology. There is very little information about this machine in the public domain but RT’s Yulia Shapovalova managed to find out more details about it.
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