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Tirdent

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Holy crap that is some big balls. Why would you risk stealing from such a high profile plane for so little? IMO this was a foreign funded spy attack aimed at gathering information.

I suspect an intelligence background here as well. Even then it's a gutsy operation, considering the message it sends. Making a nuclear power worry about the security of its command & control has disconcerting implications.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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More likely some Russian kids fueled by liquid courage, in need of some spending money. Check the scrap yards they will probably find them.
Intelligence agencies have pulled some stunts in the old days but always tried to make it look like it never happened. This is fairly blatant. Doesn’t match western MO.
 

gelgoog

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Russian MC-21 Jetliner Makes First Flight with Indigenous PD-14 Engine
07:11 AM, December 15, 2020

The MC-21 medium-range passenger aircraft made its first flight with a domestically-made engine, Rostec state corporation, the holding company of Russian aerospace and defence entities announced today.
“On December 15, 2020, at the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the first flight of the MC-21-310 aircraft, equipped with new Russian PD-14 engines, took place. "The flight duration was 1 hour 25 minutes," Rostec reported.
The MC-21 jetliner with the PD-14 engine has been re-designated as MC-21-310 while the earlier designation was MC-21-300 which flew with the Pratt & Whitney (P & W) engine.
PD-14 engine was developed by the United Engine Corporation (UEC) in a record time after the P & W engine was denied to it under U.S. sanctions imposed in 2017 against Russian Aerospace entities.
The aircraft carries the MC- 0012 number meaning it is the twelfth prototype. Other prototypes are flying with the P & W engine.
Russian MC-21 Jetliner Makes First Flight with Indigenous PD-14 Engine

Rostec Head, Sergei Chemezov, said, "This flight is the result of the unification of two major programs of the civil aircraft industry in Russia - the MS-21 aircraft and the PD-14 engine. Through the efforts of scientists, designers, engineers, workers, a new generation airliner is being created, which returns our country to the top league of world aviation."
Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov noted, “We have formed a new generation of designers and production workers - and now we are seeing the fruits of the labor of tens of thousands of people who worked at the enterprises of the aircraft engine-building industry in order for this flight to take place,” said Manturov, whose words are quoted in the report of Rostec.
 

Tirdent

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Congrats! Not many countries posses the technology to match the feat this represents.

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PD-14 engine was developed by the United Engine Corporation (UEC) in a record time after the P & W engine was denied to it under U.S. sanctions imposed in 2017 against Russian Aerospace entities.
The aircraft carries the MC- 0012 number meaning it is the twelfth prototype. Other prototypes are flying with the P & W engine.

Not true. GTF supply is not covered by the sanctions so far, though the threat is certainly real and makes the PD-14 all the more welcome. Also, this is the fifth flying airframe built, I suspect there is simply a separate numbering scheme for the PD-14 powered prototypes.
 

gelgoog

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Not true. GTF supply is not covered by the sanctions so far, though the threat is certainly real and makes the PD-14 all the more welcome. Also, this is the fifth flying airframe built, I suspect there is simply a separate numbering scheme for the PD-14 powered prototypes.

Yeah you are correct. I just quoted the article as is. But knowing US congresscritters as I do the moment this aircraft was ready to be delivered to customers they would just ratchet up the sanctions just like they did with Nord Stream 2. They first did it with composites so they couldn't build the wing and once they Russians managed to do their own wing they would just escalate to something else.
In fact having their own engines decreases the chance there will be sanctions on the P&W engines since there is a substitute.
 

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"The Russian Ministry of Defense intends to conduct a series of naval exercises, within the framework of which nuclear submarines of project 885 "Ash" will aim at targets hypersonic missiles "Zircon" installed on frigates of project 22350 "Admiral Gorshkov".

Sources in the military department told Izvestia on Wednesday, December 16, the exercises to work out the interaction of the latest surface and submarine ships of the Russian Navy will take place next year and will be held as part of the Northern Fleet's combat training program. "


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Low altitude plasma covered Zircons, 4000km kalibrs among other weapons besides using satellites to target mobile sea targets, depending how huge the HARMONY network(underwater nuclear reactor powered SONAR) is the same methods can be done like the image above to further strengthen the killchain. Zircons can also be fired from underwater along with the need of very long range Futlyar torpedoes.
 

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