one of my fav Indian forums... their PAK-FA thread.
The braindrain is either true, however how to explain that russian shipyards build 4000t ships for India within 3 years, but 2000t ships for the own country take 6-7 years. In both cases the engineers are the same, apparently the difference are the hands through which the cash flows to the shipyard.In the defense sphere I doubt there is a whole lot corruption. The real problem is the lack of engineers which I mentioned earlier. Half of Soviet engineers are working for defense contracts making weapons for the US and Europe, much like this was done to Germany after WWII.
Other example from civilian industry: How to explain that Hristenko declares abandoning large range airliner production, kills the promising NK-93 engine directly before MAKS 2009 despite Putin's direct order, and blocks indigenous designs while promoting Suchoj RRJ (which contains only 40% of added value produced in Russia, what a coincidence). Is it some new approach to attract young engineers to russian industry?
The "so called "corruption"" is something only a blind or Russia!!!Strong crewmember would not see.
BTW If Serdjukov is an enemy, who are Hristenko, Fursenko and Kudrin then? And is Putin (who appointed them) also one? (what a blasphemy)
Any facts proving this "worlds best"? Embraer and Bombardier offer aircraft of this class already for years, what's superior about RRJ?Maybe because its better to produce 40% of the best in the world aircraft than 100% of indigenous 2nd rate aircraft no one will buy?
Expectable reaction. At least we know that under Putin it's possible.Yeah, i know, under reign of Great Leader Lukashenko such things would be impossible
Can I get some source that only 40% of SUperjet is Russian?
Superjet is close to breaking even already, the program is guaranteed to be a success as it is, a minor success, or a great one, will remain to be seen. I know it is hard to accept anything is going well in Russia MZKT, but ragging on Superjet is nonsense.
The success of Superjet is not estimatable, so far only CIS and CIS-owned companies issued orders for Superjet, Tu-334 is not less viable option for those companies, but with a significantly higher domestic amount.Superjet is close to breaking even already, the program is guaranteed to be a success as it is, a minor success, or a great one, will remain to be seen. I know it is hard to accept anything is going well in Russia MZKT, but ragging on Superjet is nonsense.
Those absolutes about "guaranteed success" are rather odd, is there any reason for "guaranteed failure" of Tu-334?
Claimed by Suchoj (and every jet designer in the world when introducing a new model) Bombardier and Embraer claim exactly the same for their models with the new GE engine.Its cheaper with lower fuel consumption
The question is not if RRJ would be successfull, the question is why russian ministry of industry decisively promoted a design which was only at the initial state of development and was more foreign then domestic, while having completely developed Tu-334 available, but denying funds for certification. Unlike RRJ, Tu-334 had an option for domestic engines and would be ready for serial production already 2005.
I have found some interesting information on this one as well.
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Second, the Superjet has been ordered by non CIS companies, what nonsense. Italy, Spain, Hungary, Indonesia.