- Even the Russia's national currency is struggling to get required growth rate, Putin had given lots of budget to modernization their army. In the recent time of last three years. Russian army got 1,200 new and modernized planes, helicopters. According to a story featured in Tass, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said, the Russian aviation industry has been able to achieve good results both in the industrial and scientific spheres.
- Russia’s Defense Ministry has received as many as 550 new and 700 modernized helicopters and airplanes since 2013, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on April 15 2016 press release. Over the past three years, in 2013-2015, we have received 250 new planes, 300 helicopters, 700 aircraft that underwent serious modernization with repairs," Borisov said at a congress of Russia’s aircraft manufacturers underway in the town of Zhukovsky outside Moscow.
On 5th April 2016, Moscow announced a deal with defense aviation firm Irkut Corporation for 30 new Su-30SM fighter jets for the country's air force.
The new multi-mission attack aircraft, dubbed the "Flanker," are expected to arrive by the end of 2018, according to the deal signed between Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov and Ikrut President Oleg Demchenko.
In an another news featured on UPI said Kalashnikov delivers new anti-tank missiles to Russia.
- Russian arms maker Kalashnikov Concern announced on April 5 2016 its delivery of a new tranche of air-to-ground guided missiles to Russia's military, as part of an ongoing effort to revamp the country's armed forces.
Kalashnikov delivered the new Vikhr-1 munitions, designed to take out tanks and other pieces of heavy artillery, as part of a $191 million deal with the country's ministry of defense, according to a company press release quoted by Russia's state-owned Sputnik News.
The missile has been fielded aboard Russia's KA-50 Alligator and KA-52 Black Shark attack helicopters, as well as the Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft. A maritime variant of the missile, known as the Vikhr-K, has also been deployed on Russian navy ships to defend against anti-ship missiles.
The deliveries were part of Russia's plan to update and modernize 30 percent of its overall ground and naval forces by 2020, according to recent reports.
- Also When we look at the story of a another news agency Janes which say " Russia orders 30 more Yak-130 trainers. The story had described the deal in more details and said " The contract was signed by Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov and Oleg Demchenko, president of Irkut.
This is the fourth VKS order for the Yak-130 and brings its total order book for the type to 109 aircraft, of which over 80 have now been delivered. The first 12 operational aircraft were ordered from the Sokol Aviation Plant in 2003 and delivered between 2009 and 2011. A further 55 were ordered in 2011, followed by 12 more in 2013 - all of which were built by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. The type is also in service with Algeria, Bangladesh, and Belarus.
The two-man, twin-engine Yak-130 can operate as both an advanced trainer and as a light-strike aircraft, as it has nine external hardpoints for up to 3,000 kg of stores. The type is only used in the training role by the VKS, which operates no Yak-130 strike squadrons, although at the 2015 Moscow Air Show (MAKS), Irkut showed off a Yak-130 fitted with nose-mounted laser rangefinder to improve its strike abilities.
At one point the Yak-130 was developed as a joint Russian-Italian project, and while this co-operation later ended the Yak-130 shares broadly the same airframe with the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master trainer."
- The Diplomat featured a story of same with some different type of analyses. They included some more details about the modernized power Russia had right now. Russia’s aircraft modernization program is having impressive results, despite national budget woes.
The Diplomat said " Russia’s military has received more than 1,200 new and modernized aircraft over the past three years, the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said at a Russian aviation industry conference last week, according to TASS.
“Undoubtedly, the domestic aviation industry has achieved strong performance at present, and the involvement of the Russian Defense Ministry has played a significant role in this. Over the past three years, in 2013-2015, we have received from you 250 new planes, 300 helicopters, 700 aircraft that underwent serious modernization with repairs,” Borisov elaborated during his speech.
New and modernized aircraft include the Sukhoi Su-34 bombers, multipurpose Su-30SM and Su-35S fighter jets, MiG-29 SMT, MiG-35, Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced trainers/light fighters and Ilyushin Il-76MD-90 transport planes. New and upgraded helicopters encompass the Kamov Ka-52 and Mil Mi-28N attack helicopters, Mi-8AMTSh assault-transport helicopters, Mi-35 combat helicopters, and Ka-226 utility aircraft.
The Russian military is also in the process of upgrading its fleet of 15 Tupolev Tu-160M2 long-range supersonic strategic bombers by 2019. In addition, Russia plans to acquire 50 new Tu-160M2s, with three new bombers inducted into the armed forces per year starting in 2023.
The Su-30SM has become the mainstay of Russian combat jet airpower, with Russia recently placing an order for an additional 30 4++ generation fighter jets slated to enter service with the Aerospace Forces by the end of 2018. (The Russian Air Force was merged with the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces in August 2015.)
Russia’s recent financial troubles have only marginally impacted the so-called 2011-2020 State Armament Program and modernization and upgrades will continue, albeit at a slower pace in the years ahead. However, as I reported before, (See: “Is the ‘World’s Deadliest Tank’ Bankrupting Russia?”), the Russian government, in the long run, cannot afford military expenditures as seen in 2014 and 2015.
- The Sputnik international news story on 27 April 2016 said " The Russian Defense Ministry will choose an assault rifle for the next generation Ratnik soldier uniform kits in the fall, Alexei Krivoruchko, the general director of Russia's largest small arms maker Kalashnikov Concern.
- They said " The ministry is to make a choice between two assault rifles: the AK-12 produced by Kalashnikov Concern and the AEK-971 produced by the Degtyarev plant in the town of Kovrov, Central Russia.
“In the short run, field exploitation of both assault rifles will be launched, the decision will be made in fall. We take it seriously and hope to win,” Krivoruchko said.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that the rifle would be chosen during field tests which were to take place in all four military districts of the country in 2016.
- Also according to a story feature in national interest blog. They said Russia is pressing ahead with plans to develop its new PAK-DA stealth bomber while simultaneously resuming production of the Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack supersonic strategic bomber. However, Moscow will delay the PAK-DA effort in favor of the advanced Tu-160M2 derivative of the Blackjack, but the program will not be cancelled.
“We certainly are not going to stop the work on the development of PAK-DA,” Yuri Borisov, Russia’s deputy defense minister told the Moscow-based TASS news agency on April 15.
The PAK-DA is likely to leverage many of the technologies that are expected to be incorporated into the new Tu-160M2 variant. That would follow the previous practice established by the Su-35S Flanker-E and the Sukhoi PAK-FA fifth-generation fighter project—which share many key technologies. Indeed, while the Tu-160 will be an upgraded version of the Blackjack airframe, under the hood it is expected to be an almost completely new aircraft with brand new avionics.
“Tu-160M2 is an aircraft with new capabilities and flight and life characteristics. Its tactical employment level is considerably higher than that of its ancestor,” Borisov said. “All the innovations appearing at present should be embodied in the next model, which will replace the Tu-160.”
The PAK-DA—which is being developed by Tupolev—is expected to be a subsonic flying-wing aircraft that is roughly analogous to the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit and the U.S. Air Force’s forthcoming Long Range Strike-Bomber. Flying wings lend themselves well to low observable characteristics—particularly against low frequency radars operating in the UHF and VHF bands. Meanwhile, the PAK-DA’s engines, which are being developed by the Kuznetsov design bureau, are an advanced derivative of the Tu-160’s NK-32 turbofans. It’s also likely make use of advanced electronic warfare capabilities.
- Morning news usa shared a topic of people interes and there is a similar talk on the defense forums as well.
Morning news written " Russia is looking forward to more firepower in the future as it seeks to mass produce its hypersonic missiles by 2018. While some of the country’s military production will be put off, Moscow is not taking chances on getting behind military power. Is it preparing for world war?
Russia has been causing tensions here and there as the US and NATO called out its recent military maneuvers over the Baltic region. As such tensions have been perceived constantly as a security threat, nations like US, China and Russia also continually invest in their military technology and firepower.
According to new reports, Russia’s cutting-edge hypersonic missile Tsirkon (Zircon) – which are currently under state testing – should go into serial production by 2018.
“State tests of Zircon are scheduled for completion in 2017 in accordance with the contract, and the missile’s serial production is planned to be launched next year,” TASS quoted a source in the Russian military-industrial complex.
Additionally, TASS also learned in February that Russian cutting-edge hypersonic missile 3M22 of the 3K22 Zircon system was also in development trial.
On top of this, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov confirmed last Friday that its development of the PAK DA strategic bomber (prospective aviation complex for long-range aviation) will not stop.
“We certainly are not going to stop the work on the development of PAK DA,” TASSquoted Borisov in another report. The official also added that Russia’s Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber has been subjected to in-depth modernization.
“Tu-160M2 – is an aircraft with new capabilities and flight and life characteristics. Its tactical employment level is considerably higher than that of its ancestor. All the innovations appearing at present should be embodied in the next model, which will replace the Tu-160,” Borisov said.
- I have a question from world. What we are really building a safe side or things to destroy this earth ?