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Stealthflanker

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One of the main features of the new Su-30SM2 is an improved set of avionics, which can significantly increase the range of detection and identification of air targets, which is especially important in modern military conflicts, where it is important to quickly respond to threats from the air. In addition, new high-precision weapons have been introduced into the armament of fighter jets to destroy air, ground and sea targets.

Testing of an aircraft with the AL-41F-1S engine, which is also installed on the Su-35S fighter and is used on the Su-57 as the first stage engine, is currently ongoing. It was previously reported that tests of the Su-30SM with this engine should take place in 2023; in total, by December the aircraft was supposed to perform more than 150 test flights.

This is as if implying the current SM-2 is still using the older AL-31FP variant instead. Also mention of Al41F1S looks sus as Su-57 is using Izdeliye-117 which an interim engine that have differences than the 117S which used in Su-35S.
 

gelgoog

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I have also heard it elsewhere that the Su-30SM2 still does not have the Al-41 engine. Knowing the Russians, it could simply be that they had spare engines and radars around from older orders which they don't want to throw away. So it could be that this will only come with later production aircraft. But I don't know one way or the other which engines it uses. Looking at the latest video, it looks like the Al-41 to me, but I'm not an expert in telling jet engines apart in the first place.
 

Soldier30

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The Russian Air Force received a new batch of modernized Russian Su-30SM2 fighters and Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft. The Irkursk Aviation Plant promptly fulfills the plan for producing aircraft within the framework of the state defense order. The batch of Yak-130 aircraft is completing deliveries of this type of aircraft under the current year program. The Yak-130 combat training aircraft, developed by the Design Bureau named after. A.S. Yakovlev was chosen as the base aircraft for basic and advanced training of Russian pilots. The Su-30SM2 fighters represent a further development of the aircraft in service with the Russian Air Force and Navy. The new aircraft received an improved set of avionics. Thanks to modernization, the combat capabilities of the aircraft have increased. In particular, the detection and identification range of air targets has increased. New high-precision weapons have been introduced into the armament of fighter jets to destroy air, ground and sea targets at a range of several hundred kilometers.

 

Soldier30

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Russian military personnel showed a cape-cloak to protect against thermal imaging. The model of the raincoat-poncho is not reported. For testing, a thermal imaging sight with a 640x480 pixel matrix was used, the video shooting distance was 33 meters. At rest, the body of an average adult produces about 60 W of thermal energy, and under load this figure can increase significantly. Body heat is transferred to clothing and surrounding objects. As a result, they all stand out in the infrared range and can be detected using a thermal imager. Thermal resistant capes are primarily used by snipers and reconnaissance units.

 

Soldier30

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The Russian AGS-30 grenade launcher has become a “sniper grenade launcher” - it has an intelligent sighting system. Dmitry Pedaling, a specialist at KBP JSC, reported this to Alexey Egorov. The AGS-30 automatic easel grenade launcher was equipped with an intelligent sight with a ballistic computer. The device takes into account air temperature and pressure. Depending on the elevation angle of the grenade launcher, the sight calculates the firing range. The 30-mm Russian automatic grenade launcher AGS-30 was put into service in 1995 and is a successor to the AGS-17 grenade launchers that we previously talked about. The rate of fire of the AGS-30 grenade launcher is up to 425 rounds per minute, the sighting range is 1700 meters. The timing of the appearance of the new sight in the troops has not been announced; details are in the video.

 

Soldier30

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Russia is increasing the pace of modernization of T-62M tanks. The modernization of tanks is carried out by the 103rd Armored Repair Plant in the village of Atamanovka near Chita. It became known last fall that these tanks would be removed from storage en masse and modernized. The plant operates in 2 shifts and is fully stocked with orders for the next 3 years; about 800 tanks are being modernized. The basis for modernization is the Soviet T-62M tanks with additional protection in the form of metal-polymer blocks, as well as the T-62MV with mounted Kontakt dynamic protection. The T-62M-1 and T-62MV-1 tanks are also being modernized, the main distinguishing feature of which is the more powerful 690-horsepower V-46-5M engine instead of the standard V-55U with a power of 620 hp. At the factory, the tanks undergo major overhauls, are equipped with lattice screens, T-62M, equipped with dynamic protection in the frontal part of the hull and the roof of the turret, and possibly upgraded with communication systems. The main innovation is the 1PN96MT thermal imaging sight, which is installed in place of the 1K13 night sight/missile guidance device. The 103rd Armored Repair Plant was founded in 1942, the original name was the 21st Armored Repair Plant (BTRZ), since 1961 it was renamed the 103rd Armored Repair Plant.

 

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Rare footage of the launch of the R-73RDM-2 missile by the Russian Su-35S fighter has been published. The Russian short-range air-to-air missile R-73 was put into service in 1983 and was subsequently upgraded to the level of RVV-MD missiles. The R-73 missile is now used by all Russian aviation and is capable of hitting targets in the forward hemisphere at a distance of up to 40 km, when the missile is launched after a target at a distance of up to 20 km. The missile can withstand overloads of up to 40G. It is worth noting that it is time to modernize the missile, the fact is that the R-73 and RVV-MD missiles use a two-channel seeker, while the new Western missiles AIM-9X Block II and others have a matrix of infrared photodetectors. Thanks to this, missiles see a more contrasting thermal target and react less to thermal traps. In Russia, work is underway on the K-MD missile, or as it is also called “Product 300,” the missile will be equipped with a matrix thermal homing head, with the ability to recognize the target image. Despite this, Russian R-73 missiles have proven themselves well. The weight of the missile warhead is 47 kilograms, the missile is used at altitudes of up to 20 kilometers, at target speeds of up to 2500 km/h. The probability of a missile hitting is 60%.

 

Atomicfrog

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Russia is increasing the pace of modernization of T-62M tanks. The modernization of tanks is carried out by the 103rd Armored Repair Plant in the village of Atamanovka near Chita. It became known last fall that these tanks would be removed from storage en masse and modernized. The plant operates in 2 shifts and is fully stocked with orders for the next 3 years; about 800 tanks are being modernized. The basis for modernization is the Soviet T-62M tanks with additional protection in the form of metal-polymer blocks, as well as the T-62MV with mounted Kontakt dynamic protection. The T-62M-1 and T-62MV-1 tanks are also being modernized, the main distinguishing feature of which is the more powerful 690-horsepower V-46-5M engine instead of the standard V-55U with a power of 620 hp. At the factory, the tanks undergo major overhauls, are equipped with lattice screens, T-62M, equipped with dynamic protection in the frontal part of the hull and the roof of the turret, and possibly upgraded with communication systems. The main innovation is the 1PN96MT thermal imaging sight, which is installed in place of the 1K13 night sight/missile guidance device. The 103rd Armored Repair Plant was founded in 1942, the original name was the 21st Armored Repair Plant (BTRZ), since 1961 it was renamed the 103rd Armored Repair Plant.

The choice to keep all these old tanks hulls in storage is interesting, but the commonality of parts, that fit in without major redesign is even more. Both engines fit the T-55 as well. Production facilities to produce ammunitions are still going it seems.

While in the US they just scrap all tooling after they finish building a type, in Russia they just keep their stuff.
 

gelgoog

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"It is worth noting that it is time to modernize the missile, the fact is that the R-73 and RVV-MD missiles use a two-channel seeker, while the new Western missiles AIM-9X Block II and others have a matrix of infrared photodetectors. Thanks to this, missiles see a more contrasting thermal target and react less to thermal traps."
Supposedly. Yet the almighty AIM-9X still failed to down an ancient Syrian Su-22 after it used flares.
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Modern Russia has thermal matrix technology, it is used in thermal sights of vehicles, so eventually they will switch to that in missiles as well.

The choice to keep all these old tanks hulls in storage is interesting, but the commonality of parts, that fit in without major redesign is even more. Both engines fit the T-55 as well.
They are all derivatives of the V-2 engine. Originally used in the BT-7M and used in the T-34, T-54, T-62, and T-72.

Production facilities to produce ammunitions are still going it seems. While in the US they just scrap all tooling after they finish building a type, in Russia they just keep their stuff.
I think the only reason why the production for those vehicles still exists is because of the Syrian war. The Syrian army was one of the major users of the T-62. With support by Russia of the Syrian government in their civil war they had to ramp up production of T-62 consumables again.
 

sunnymaxi

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I have also heard it elsewhere that the Su-30SM2 still does not have the Al-41 engine. Knowing the Russians, it could simply be that they had spare engines and radars around from older orders which they don't want to throw away. So it could be that this will only come with later production aircraft. But I don't know one way or the other which engines it uses. Looking at the latest video, it looks like the Al-41 to me, but I'm not an expert in telling jet engines apart in the first place.
how is the progress of Izdeliya30 engine ? we are about to enter in 2024
 
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