Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

PAK FA Received Unique System of Main Engines Start


The engine of Russian multi-target fifth-generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA) can run without oxygen in contrast to previous planes that used oxygen replenishment, the General Director of holding “Aircraft Equipment” (part of the state corporation “Rostec”) Maxim Kuzyuk noted.

“When creating the PAK FA we were tasked to provide oxygen-free starting. The plasma ignition system is installed in the main combustion chamber and afterburner. The innovation is integrated in the nozzle with a plasma system: it organizes plasma arc simultaneously with the filing of kerosene,” RIA Novosti quoted Maxim Kuzyuk.

The system of main engines start and auxiliary power unit (APU) of PAK FA is called “unique” and “having no analogues in the world” by the spokesman.


Su-25SM3 at Finish Line


Upgraded Su-25SM3 fighter bomber is preparing to undergo flight testing.

“At the present time we are preparing routine tests of attack aircraft, which are expected to start in the first half of this year,” the Military-Industrial Courier reports, citing a source in the military-industrial complex. According to him, “the control tests will finally pave the way for the beginning of the serial modernization of Su-25 fighter bombers into a modification Su-25SM3.”

“Modification of the Su-25SM3 was the result of a complex flight tests in 2013 and 2014. Option Su-25SM3 seriously differs even from the previously modernized Su-25SM because of armament and on-board equipment,” the source said. He reported that the Su-25SM complex receives a set of electronic warfare “Vitebsk-25”, the nomenclature of aircraft weapons is greatly expanded.

Podsolnukh Reached Arctic


New OTH ground wave stations Podsolnukh will provide the monitoring of the situation in the Arctic.

“Our ground wave stations Podsolnukh will resolve issues related to our Arctic coast,” General Director of JSC “RTI” Sergei Boev said to “Interfax”.

According to him, in the soonest possible time a decision will be made on how to develop this area. “Whether it will be a private R&D (research and development work), or a part of existing works. This area is very important. There we have great prospects,” Boev said. He noted that Arctic radar has special requirements. “We have to come back not only with old, but also with new technologies that would enhance opportunities for accuracy and quality characteristics of our stations,” Boev said.

Construction of Second Mistral Gives Hope for Fulfilment of Contract


The ongoing construction of the second “Mistral” at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire brings hope in the performance of the contract by the French side. This was announced by the Deputy Director General of the state corporation “Rostec” on foreign economic cooperation Dmitry Shugaev.

“We are all witnesses to the fact that the first ship “Mistral” is not delivered, while the second is being built. This gives hope that the problem will be solved. We hope for a positive outcome of all this history,” he said in radio station “Echo of Moscow”.

According to Shugaev, France also hardly likes this story of “Mistral”, “because it shows our French comrades not with the best hand.”

He also did not rule out that the situation around the “Mistral” could serve as one of the reasons for the refusal of India on purchases of French fighters Rafale.

Shvabe to Demonstrate Advanced Optical Systems in India


Russia’s Shvabe will participate in the 10th International Air Show Aero India 2015 to be held on February 18-22 in Bangalore (India).

“Russia and India have been collaborating in the aerospace industry for more than four decades and their cooperation can be characterized as a strategic partnership. The Aero India exhibition is a good opportunity to demonstrate promising developments of our company,” Deputy Director General for Sales, Foreign Activities and Marketing Anatoly Sludnykh stated.

According to the information available, the specialists of Russia’s Shvabe will hold talks with Indian partners and take part in a business program. In addition, JSC Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant named after E.S. Yalamov will demonstrate advanced optical surveillance systems and a number of other products.

Russia to Create Radio Photonics Laboratory


Russia’s KRET and Foundation for Advanced Research Projects will jointly create an element base of radio photonics for radio astronomy, radio location and other areas. The companies have already signed an agreement to allocate 680 million rubles for the creation of a specialized laboratory. The laboratory will undertake research work to create experimental samples for the element base of radio photonics and a wide range of devices based on it. It is expected that the study will last 4.5 years. KRET experts will extend the applications of devices and systems based on radio photonics for radio astronomy, radio location, and radio communication.

“The scientific and technical project for the development of an active phased array based on radio photonics requires the creation of a new specialized laboratory and the development of a universal technology that will be used as a basis for advanced radars and other systems. Radio photonics is a promising research area that will determine the development of dual-purpose technologies in the world,” KRET CEO Nikolay Kolesov commented.

Russia to Showcase Advanced Air Defence Systems in India


Russia’s Almaz-Antey expects that visitors of the Aero India exhibition will be interested in its air defence missile systems, including S-400 Triumf and Tor-M2KM. This information was presented by the company’s press service on Monday.

“The quality and performance characteristics of our air defence systems surpass those of foreign counterparts and have a distinct advantage over the so-called clones that incorporated engineering solutions of the Tor-M2KM system,” Almaz-Antey Deputy Director General Vyacheslav Dzirkaln said.

It should be noted that the Aero India exhibition will take place in the city of Bangalore on February 18-22. Mr. Dzirkaln will head a delegation of Russia’s Almaz-Antey that will include the representatives of nine subsidiaries. According to the official information, the company will demonstrate models and posters of its Tor-M2KM air defence system with combat and technical equipment, as well as S-400 Triumf and S-300VM (Antey-2500), Buk-M2E and Tor-M2E systems.

Crimea to Adopt NITKA Training Simulator This Month


The NITKA carrier-based aircraft training simulator will enter service with the Russian Navy in Crimea in late February. According to Naval Aviation Chief of the Russian Navy, Major General Igor Kozhin, the flights on a similar range will begin in Yeisk by the end of this year. The new automatic landing system will be developed for the pilots of the Russian Navy’s Naval Aviation.

“We are currently developing a landing system that will ensure a landing point accuracy of about a meter. This system is being developed, and I am absolutely sure that it will be introduced in the future,” Mr. Kozhin pointed out.

The system will provide a fully automatic landing approach that will make it possible to eliminate many problems associated with a landing under adverse weather conditions.