Sorry for the OT, but is anyone else getting Malware alerts from ria.ru?
Which would be analogue to "Global hawk"....
(And rumoured maritime version of it, was supposed to replace Tu-142M3, but are they now saying they want full blown manned aircraft to replace it?, which I don't think is wise idea(only if its some PAK DA variant or Navy would get some cheap transport/utility plane a la C235 patrol variants and told to keep contact with reality.
That's just some hiccup on the Google's indexing side. They sometimes happen.
Ok, news time:
Tornado-g is now in serial production http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/45298/
The crew for our first mistral is studying up in St. Petersburg, French instructors are expected next year: http://www.navy.ru/news/navy/?ELEMENT_ID=158744
Gorshkov trials delayed again till early next year due to ****nal still failing to deliver the main gun: http://www.navy.ru/news/navy/?ELEMENT_ID=158820
They seriously need to fire every single damn chinovnik at that company, maybe even put them on trial. These delays are ****ing ridiculous at this point.
Ivan Gren has been pushed back to 2015: http://www.navy.ru/news/navy/?ELEMENT_ID=158810
Poor thing has always been on the back-burner.
Pak-Da to fly in 2019: http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131...r-in-2019.html
Honesty, a bit optimistic. I'm thinking 2021 more likely.
And confirming what we already knew, Sukhoi has finished the 2013 gosoboronzakaz for the Su-34. http://lenta.ru/news/2013/12/24/su34/
With that the original 2008 contract is completed.
Yars has been successfully tested: http://lenta.ru/news/2013/12/24/yars/
It is same camo as on original deliveries but with white dielectric areas. Seems the stock of the horrible eggplant is finally running low. Hopefully Su-35S' will also revert to the original (absolutely gorgeous) camo. Well, some of the new ones are are painted in eggplant, but hopefully not all.
Russian Air Force Receives 12 Su-35 Fighter Jets in 2013
http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131...s-in-2013.htmlKOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR, December 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Sukhoi aircraft maker delivered a total of 12 advanced Su-35 multirole fighters to the Russian air force this year, the air force commander said Wednesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry ordered 48 Su-35s in 2009. The final deliveries are due in 2015.
“We received 12 [Su-35] aircraft this year in addition to 10 delivered earlier,” Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said.
Bondarev said that under the contract with Sukhoi, the air force would receive 12 Su-35 fighter jets next year and 14 aircraft in 2015.
The Su-35s will be based at the Dzemga airbase in Russia’s Far East, he said.
The Su-35 Flanker-E is a heavily upgraded derivative of the Su-27 multirole fighter. It has been touted as "4++ generation using fifth-generation technology."
The aircraft, powered by two 117S turbofans with thrust-vectoring, features high maneuverability and the capability to engage several air targets simultaneously.
Russian Military Plans to Order More Yak-130 Combat TrainersIRKUTSK, December 26 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian air force is planning to order an additional batch of new Yak-130 combat trainers because demand for the aircraft is growing, the air force’s top commander said Wednesday.
The current contract with Russia’s Irkut aircraft corporation stipulates the delivery of 55 Yak-130s to the air force. A total of 42 aircraft have been delivered so far.
“It is certain that we will sign a new contract [on additional Yak-130 deliveries],” Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said during a visit to the Irkutsk aircraft manufacturing plant, which makes Yak-130 trainers.
Bondarev confirmed that the Russian air force would soon form a new aerobatics team flying Yak-130s.
The Yak-130 Mitten jet trainer/light attack aircraft is a subsonic two-seat aircraft developed by the Yakovlev design bureau.
The plane has been chosen as a basic aircraft for Russian air force pilot training. The first deliveries of the aircraft started in 2009.
Medvedev has restricted the use of foreign goods for defense purposes: http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20131226/986512379.html
(^ Except for when similar equipment is not available in Russia)
How do you all feel about this?