Thanks for starting this thread , we can use this thread for generic Russian Armed Forces Discussion while for specific topic like Armata etc we can start individual thread.
I have read the upgrade news of IL-38 upgrade to Novella standards and couple of aircraft getting upgrade each year
1 ) Can some one tell me the MPA fleet strength of LRMP compromising of IL-38 and Tu-142 of Russian Navy ?
2 ) What about upgrade of Tu-142 to Novella standards ?
3 ) I have read Tupelov has proposed the Tu-204P as replacement for Tu-142 , are there any takers for this since eventually they would have to replace the IL-38/Tu-142 ?
Will be Su-24M2 equipped with Democles or Sapsan targeting pod? Is any of them delivered yet?
here is related news - http://www.arms-expo.ru/049057054050...049056053.html
The Russians really have a small fleet of MPA if 45 is the total number of LRMP they have. The An-70 will never be an MPA and An-148 can be medium range MPA replacing the IL-38 but the Tu-204 has the right range and load carrying capability to replace the Tu-142 , it will also lower the operating cost , the Indian Navy Tu-142 is an expensive beast to operate.
What the Global Hawk thats being developed ?
here an interesting bit on Il-38 modernization program
http://vpk.name/news/52232_dlya_vmf_...olet_il38.htmlRussian Defense Ministry is implementing a modernization program of anti-IL-38 for Marine Naval Aviation, told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday a source in the military-industrial complex.
"The upgrades delivered the second IL-38 from the naval aviation fleet. His updated version of the IL-38N will be carried out in the center of airworthiness AK im.Ilyushina" - a spokesman said.
According to him, the first state tests of the upgraded IL-38N were successfully completed last year, and soon it will be accepted for service.
"Long-term plans provide an annual update to a few cars a year", - informed the agency.
He recalled that last year Russia has fulfilled a contract for the modernization of India's five IL-38 in the version of the Il-38SD, similar to the Russian Il-38N.
The source said that three cars owned by India, and two - Russia and were handed over to the Indian side, at her request. "Previously, the Soviet Union has put India 5 IL-38, but two of them were lost in a collision in the air. Therefore, their modernized version was dopostavlen" - said the representative of the MIC.
A video on NK-93 Engine Development Program , any idea what ever happened to this program ?
Can anybody who understands russian translate key thing mentioned in the video
What is the status of Shipwreck Anti Ship Missile follow on project , i recollect it was called "Bolid" ?
As for that NK-93 video, sadly, it was canned. The new project is NK-65 with smaller fan diameter.
What is Tsirkon-S , its similar to X-47 project isnt it not a anti-ship missile.
NK-65 as a project is not documented any where unless the new PD-14 project.As for that NK-93 video, sadly, it was canned. The new project is NK-65 with smaller fan diameter.
As for ASM's Yakhont-2 can be a replacement no need to build jet fighter size missile nowadays. And Tsirkon-s is not a X-47 but a "X-51 like" project.
Bolid was cancelled around 15 years ago IIRC. So its not feasible to bring it back.
Is there any opensource info or some russian project link to Tsirkon-S project ?As for ASM's Yakhont-2 can be a replacement no need to build jet fighter size missile nowadays. And Tsirkon-s is not a X-47 but a "X-51 like" project