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gelgoog

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Well, Pravda isn't the best source on Russian news to say the least.

From what I understand they will merge Sukhoi and MiG together to cut on corporate management overhead.
The design teams will share the same building and management structure. But there will still be separate design teams and no technical staff will lose their jobs.

Some also say one of the factories which is less used will be closed down.
 

HaldilalSDF

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Well, Pravda isn't the best source on Russian news to say the least.

From what I understand they will merge Sukhoi and MiG together to cut on corporate management overhead.
The design teams will share the same building and management structure. But there will still be separate design teams and no technical staff will lose their jobs.

Some also say one of the factories which is less used will be closed down.
The Mig plant will face the close down. The MIG 35 was necessary for the Factory to survive not the Bearue.
 

gelgoog

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Experts: Competition between engineering schools must be maintained in the UAC's unified aviation cluster​

Mar 18, 17:21

The UAC's corporate aircraft building center, which will include Sukhoi and MiG, will consolidate the functions of managing aircraft programs, and will also become the managing organization for Tupolev, Ilyushin and Irkut corporation

MOSCOW, March 18. / TASS /. Competition between creative engineering teams should be preserved when creating a unified aviation engineering and design center of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) in Moscow, which will include the Sukhoi and MiG companies. This opinion was expressed to TASS by the executive director of the branch information and analytical agency "Aviaport" Oleg Panteleev.

"There is a potential for increasing efficiency, for reducing costs, and this opportunity should be taken advantage of. But at the same time, while carrying out reforms, it is really important to preserve both design schools and the internal competition of creative engineering teams," Panteleev said.

He stressed that, if we talk about military aviation, it is fundamentally important that the UAC could develop, produce, and modernize the entire line of combat aircraft that the Russian Ministry of Defense needs and, importantly, that is in demand on the world market and can be exported.

“From this point of view, it is important that the UAC retained the competencies that both Sukhoi and MiG Corporation had and still have. In recent decades, Sukhoi had experience in heavy fighters, MiG had experience in light fighters and air intercept systems, that is, interceptor aircraft. It would be important that these competencies are not lost within the framework of the merger of companies, "explained the executive director of Aviaport.

With regard to eliminating duplication in auxiliary areas of activity, such as accounting, "it can be assumed with a high degree of probability that this will not lead to the extinction of one or another design school," the expert noted. “As a result, even within the framework of one company, it is possible to organize the internal creative competition of engineering teams so that the sound and strongest ideas can be implemented,” Panteleev said.

The expert noted that it is necessary to determine whether the potential of the savings declared by Rostec from optimization of 130 billion rubles exceeds the possible risks. "If you do the transformation wisely: consult with labor collectives, take such measures that will not force engineers to run in search of a better life for other enterprises, then everything becomes obvious. You can, of course, recall the well-known principle that 80% of value is created by 20% of specialists. , but it must be stated that in general, alas, our aviation industry has already gone through such a "drying out" of personnel that the "extra" 80% went away 20 years ago, "he stressed.

Brands need to be preserved​

In turn, Honored Pilot of Russia, Major General Vladimir Popov, fears that the merger of design bureaus may lead to the loss of the factor of competition and, as a result, to the extinction of the aviation brands famous all over the world since Soviet times.

"It is not worth uniting like this hastily and to please the western directions of economic development. There was a good tendency in the Soviet and now Russian aviation industry, when the main design bureaus were divided, which are branded in our country and which were known all over the world," the expert said ...

According to him, a metered approach is needed. “Competition is not just about ripping an order out of the throat of one or the other. planes. Let them do it. There will be more benefits, "he explained.

"If the people who create [the airplanes] are proud to be numbered among the saints [designers] Yakovlev, Ilyushin, Sukhoi, then there will be a result," the expert said.

Design bureaus will remain autonomous​

The editor-in-chief of the portal Avia.ru Roman Gusarov told TASS that the change in the structure of the UAC will significantly improve the result of its activities. "The structure of the UAC shows insufficient efficiency - there are effective subdivisions, and there are those whose activities do not give the desired results. The request for optimization of the corporation has been hanging for a long time, and this work should be started," Gusarov said.

Among the possible advantages of optimizing the UAC - improving the structure, getting rid of duplicate assets and optimizing the management and service personnel, the expert believes. "The design bureaus themselves (design bureaus) will still remain autonomous, because each design bureau has its own specialization and they conduct their own projects. Design bureaus will not be reduced and will remain within the updated structure," Gusarov said.

Optimization will also improve the productivity and quality of labor at UAC enterprises. "Automation and modernization are underway at aircraft factories, machining centers are replacing locksmiths. As a result, productivity increases, wages increase," Gusarov said.

A possible negative aspect of modernization could be a reduction in the number of UAC personnel, the expert added. "Some people will have to leave, there will be a reduction in support services and redundant units," he said.

Similar processes took place in the aircraft industry in Europe and America, Gusarov emphasized. "Once Europe united and created Airbus, and now this company accounts for up to half of the world civil aircraft market," the expert noted.

Unified aviation engineering cluster​

Earlier, the press service of the state corporation "Rostec" with reference to the general director of UAC Yuri Slyusar reported that the total optimization effect from the creation of a unified aviation engineering and design center of the UAC in Moscow, which will include the companies "Sukhoi" and "MiG", should be up to 130 billion rubles.
The UAC's corporate aircraft building center, which will include Sukhoi and MiG, will consolidate the functions of managing aircraft programs, and will also become the managing organization for Tupolev, Ilyushin and the Irkut corporation. Rostec said that the optimization will not affect the engineering and design personnel. Design schools will remain independent, receive new opportunities for development, as well as improved working conditions in the format of the Unified Engineering and Design Center.
 
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Comparison of D-30, D-30F6, PS-90, PS-90A, PD-14 engine turbine blades with operating temperature line chart.

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PD-14 engine turbine blade.
 

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Experts: Competition between engineering schools must be maintained in the UAC's unified aviation cluster​

Mar 18, 17:21

The UAC's corporate aircraft building center, which will include Sukhoi and MiG, will consolidate the functions of managing aircraft programs, and will also become the managing organization for Tupolev, Ilyushin and Irkut corporation

MOSCOW, March 18. / TASS /. Competition between creative engineering teams should be preserved when creating a unified aviation engineering and design center of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) in Moscow, which will include the Sukhoi and MiG companies. This opinion was expressed to TASS by the executive director of the branch information and analytical agency "Aviaport" Oleg Panteleev.

"There is a potential for increasing efficiency, for reducing costs, and this opportunity should be taken advantage of. But at the same time, while carrying out reforms, it is really important to preserve both design schools and the internal competition of creative engineering teams," Panteleev said.

He stressed that, if we talk about military aviation, it is fundamentally important that the UAC could develop, produce, and modernize the entire line of combat aircraft that the Russian Ministry of Defense needs and, importantly, that is in demand on the world market and can be exported.

“From this point of view, it is important that the UAC retained the competencies that both Sukhoi and MiG Corporation had and still have. In recent decades, Sukhoi had experience in heavy fighters, MiG had experience in light fighters and air intercept systems, that is, interceptor aircraft. It would be important that these competencies are not lost within the framework of the merger of companies, "explained the executive director of Aviaport.

With regard to eliminating duplication in auxiliary areas of activity, such as accounting, "it can be assumed with a high degree of probability that this will not lead to the extinction of one or another design school," the expert noted. “As a result, even within the framework of one company, it is possible to organize the internal creative competition of engineering teams so that the sound and strongest ideas can be implemented,” Panteleev said.

The expert noted that it is necessary to determine whether the potential of the savings declared by Rostec from optimization of 130 billion rubles exceeds the possible risks. "If you do the transformation wisely: consult with labor collectives, take such measures that will not force engineers to run in search of a better life for other enterprises, then everything becomes obvious. You can, of course, recall the well-known principle that 80% of value is created by 20% of specialists. , but it must be stated that in general, alas, our aviation industry has already gone through such a "drying out" of personnel that the "extra" 80% went away 20 years ago, "he stressed.

Brands need to be preserved​

In turn, Honored Pilot of Russia, Major General Vladimir Popov, fears that the merger of design bureaus may lead to the loss of the factor of competition and, as a result, to the extinction of the aviation brands famous all over the world since Soviet times.

"It is not worth uniting like this hastily and to please the western directions of economic development. There was a good tendency in the Soviet and now Russian aviation industry, when the main design bureaus were divided, which are branded in our country and which were known all over the world," the expert said ...

According to him, a metered approach is needed. “Competition is not just about ripping an order out of the throat of one or the other. planes. Let them do it. There will be more benefits, "he explained.

"If the people who create [the airplanes] are proud to be numbered among the saints [designers] Yakovlev, Ilyushin, Sukhoi, then there will be a result," the expert said.

Design bureaus will remain autonomous​

The editor-in-chief of the portal Avia.ru Roman Gusarov told TASS that the change in the structure of the UAC will significantly improve the result of its activities. "The structure of the UAC shows insufficient efficiency - there are effective subdivisions, and there are those whose activities do not give the desired results. The request for optimization of the corporation has been hanging for a long time, and this work should be started," Gusarov said.

Among the possible advantages of optimizing the UAC - improving the structure, getting rid of duplicate assets and optimizing the management and service personnel, the expert believes. "The design bureaus themselves (design bureaus) will still remain autonomous, because each design bureau has its own specialization and they conduct their own projects. Design bureaus will not be reduced and will remain within the updated structure," Gusarov said.

Optimization will also improve the productivity and quality of labor at UAC enterprises. "Automation and modernization are underway at aircraft factories, machining centers are replacing locksmiths. As a result, productivity increases, wages increase," Gusarov said.

A possible negative aspect of modernization could be a reduction in the number of UAC personnel, the expert added. "Some people will have to leave, there will be a reduction in support services and redundant units," he said.

Similar processes took place in the aircraft industry in Europe and America, Gusarov emphasized. "Once Europe united and created Airbus, and now this company accounts for up to half of the world civil aircraft market," the expert noted.

Unified aviation engineering cluster​

Earlier, the press service of the state corporation "Rostec" with reference to the general director of UAC Yuri Slyusar reported that the total optimization effect from the creation of a unified aviation engineering and design center of the UAC in Moscow, which will include the companies "Sukhoi" and "MiG", should be up to 130 billion rubles.
The UAC's corporate aircraft building center, which will include Sukhoi and MiG, will consolidate the functions of managing aircraft programs, and will also become the managing organization for Tupolev, Ilyushin and the Irkut corporation. Rostec said that the optimization will not affect the engineering and design personnel. Design schools will remain independent, receive new opportunities for development, as well as improved working conditions in the format of the Unified Engineering and Design Center.
So like a AVIC's relationship with SAC and CAC kinda?
 

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PD-14 engine turbine blade.

A marvel of technology and human ingenuity.

Single crystal, lasered holes, hollow blade. Does the CJ-1000 and WS-20 feature holes and hollowed blades?

The photo and surface finish seems to make the surface show very small grains and that metallic shiny matte finish from the grain boundaries even though it obviously doesn't have grains and isn't from boundaries. I love this look on metals - uniform subtle metallic shine that seems to come out of millions of tiny reflective angles.
 

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On the left, the Baget-53-31M flight computer for the early prototypes of the Su-57 which is derived from the Su-35 flight computer. On the right the flight computer made for the production variants of the Su-57 the IMA BK.

The IMA BK uses multi-core processors and runs 4 million lines of code of software. It has more processing power (> 10x more compute power) than the older computer and is more compact and lighter (almost half the weight). The older computer uses copper cables and has 10-100 Mbps networking while the new computer uses fiber optics at 8-10 Gbps. i.e. 100-1000x faster interlink.
 
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30 Mar, 11:27

Russia’s latest Il-112V military transport plane successfully completes 2nd test flight​

The Il-112V is the first military transport plane developed in Russia from scratch in the post-Soviet period

Il-112V military transport plane Elena Ruzanova/TASS

Il-112V military transport plane

VORONEZH, March 30. /TASS/. Russia’s latest Il-112V military transport plane successfully completed its second flight from the airfield of the Voronezh Aviation Plant on Tuesday.

The Il-112V took to the skies for its second flight at 11:35 Moscow time and successfully completed it, landing at 12:04 Moscow time.
The new military transport plane performed its debut flight from the aerodrome of the Voronezh Aviation Plant on March 30, 2019. The second flight scheduled for April 2020 was cancelled over the reconstruction of the runway that is now completed.
After its first flight, the Il-112V plane was finalized. In particular, the aircraft manufacturers reduced its weight that was larger than the mass specified by the customer.

The Il-112V is the first military transport plane developed in Russia from scratch in the post-Soviet period. The work on the plane’s development has been going on at the Ilyushin Aircraft Company (part of the United Aircraft Corporation within the state tech corporation Rostec) since 2014.
The Il-112V is designed to carry up to 5 tonnes of cargoes and transport personnel, military hardware and armament. Russia is developing the plane to replace An-26 and An-24 turbo-prop planes. Its serial production is planned from 2023.
 

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Sticking this one here, even though it's collaboration between Russia and China. The reason being it's only coming from the Russian side. The Russians have a penchant for claiming things about space that never come to fruition. (aside, the US has a bad habit of starting something and then cancelling it). The Russians are claiming they are continuing the discussions about Russian/Chinese lunar exploration collaborations .

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