Russian Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    kind of wanted post a couple of russian air force news, but there is no thread for it, so I figure I will start a new one. I suggest we should start an American one, A non-China Asian one and an European one too.

    Anyhow. the news:
    http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/article_005313.php
    recent su-34 induction also means export. I guess it's not su-32FN but rather su-34 itself that the Russians are marketting now. Other than Tu-160, is there anything the Russians are not selling?
    how the mighty have fallen, an order of 24 by 2010 is considered to be huge
     
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    This isnt taken directly from the russian sources. Defencetalk as translated it. in the russian army, the plane is known as the su-27IB. The su-34 is only the export designation.

    The ruskies seem to have high hopes for there aircraft. This is despite the fact this plane has been out since 1991, and as been displayed to foreignners in numerous MAKs and moscow airshows, but yet has not gathered any signifigant foreign interest whatsoever.
     
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    There we go, su-34 going for 36 million each. I guess the Russian fighters are still pretty cheap, aren't they?

    I'm guessing they are talking about AL-31FM as the engine of su-34 rather than AL-31MF. Meaning, uprated engine, but no TVC

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060323/44703617.html
     
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    Does the su-34 come with retractable wings or is the picture just a su-33??
     
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    "Russian naval group receives warm welcome at U.S. base"

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060328/44879132.html

     
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    This is a really big day for the Russians. Make a note of this, they are receive Tu-160s (multiple!). For some reason, I have a feeling they might never have more than 20 of these things in active service. Also, mass procurement of Su-34, Yak-130 and Mi-28! Wow, the Russians are on a roll. I'm guessing purchasing 6 counts as mass procurement now?
    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060330/44991744.html
    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060330/44985727.html
    S-400 looks to be in better shape now. Good news for China? Export likely to happen soon?
    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060331/45045407.html
    I really wonder how long can this export trend continue with Russians exporting the latest they have in their inventory
     
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    "Major Russian Naval Exercises to be held in the Pacific"

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060331/45028392.html

    Thee Russians are indeed trying to demonstrate that they can put together an effective naval response.
     
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    The Russians also have sent ships to Guam to operate with the USN.

    Yellow Sea (March 31, 2006) - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and the Russian Navy Udaloy-class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (DDGHM 543) sail in formation during a joint Russian-U.S. Navy exercise. The Russian Federation Navy made the first visit of a Russian Navy vessel to the U.S. territory of Guam in order to participate in a joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise.

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    well the Russians are certainly getting some export sales still, but how long will this continue? How many more big deals do they have left?
    http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/article_005475.php
     
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    The deals are big in themselves but what's more important is the way the Russians are moving into all sorts of markets in a BIG way ...the last time this happened was in the late 50's early 60's...

    the end of the cold war appears to have given way to a similar scenario
    to the end of WW2

    having all these arms deals will give the Russians a lot of input into all these countries in the future
     
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