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antiterror13

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AN-22 and AN-70 are two excellent transport planes. Unfortunately, Russia cannot rebuild these two planes after divorce with Ukraine

But China still has opportunities. It will be useful if China invests in Ukrana and takes this technology. Of course, China needs more careful, to not repeat the Motor-Sich case

I don't think Ukraine now has the skills and knowledge enough in regard of re-building AN-22 and AN-70
 

FangYuan

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I don't think Ukraine now has the skills and knowledge enough in regard of re-building AN-22 and AN-70

Many components in AN-22 and AN-70 come from subcontractors in Russia. Only design is not enough.

But fortunately, China has good relations with Russia. After buying two aircraft designs from Ukraine, China buy components from both countries with TOT or seek to copy and recreate each component.

The hardest part of the plane is the engine. China can buy the entire technology D-27 from Ukraine, then buy NK-12 technology from Russia. The rest, China can do it itself
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But that only happens in the most favorable scenario. I am not sure Ukraine will sell D-27 and Russia will sell NK-12 with TOT.
 

antiterror13

Brigadier
Many components in AN-22 and AN-70 come from subcontractors in Russia. Only design is not enough.

But fortunately, China has good relations with Russia. After buying two aircraft designs from Ukraine, China buy components from both countries with TOT or seek to copy and recreate each component.

The hardest part of the plane is the engine. China can buy the entire technology D-27 from Ukraine, then buy NK-12 technology from Russia. The rest, China can do it itself
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But that only happens in the most favorable scenario. I am not sure Ukraine will sell D-27 and Russia will sell NK-12 with TOT.

It won't happen, China would be much better design and building it by herself, with the help of Russia and Ukraine possibly (consultancy)
 

gelgoog

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The NK-12 is obsolete. Or was anyway. I do not know about the latest variant. The D-27 had loads of issues. As did the An-70. They never got either to work properly. There was a time when China would have done good to import civilian and transport engines technology. Like a decade ago. Right now they have the WS-20 so they should have better engine technology than what Ukraine can supply them with.
 

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Strategic Missile Forces plans for missile launches became known

By 2022, the Strategic Missile Forces plan to conduct more than ten intercontinental ballistic missile launches, most of which will be test launches. As specified in the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the territories of the Yasnensky missile formation in the Orenburg region and the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region will be used as a test site.

Over the past five years, the Strategic Missile Forces have carried out 25 ICBM launches. First of all, these are launches to confirm the characteristics of missiles in service, by which the service life is extended or the technical reliability of a batch of manufactured missiles is confirmed. As part of the creation of new combat complexes and equipment, test launches are being carried out.

the Plesetsk cosmodrome, in particular, tests were carried out on the Avangard missile system, equipped with a hypersonic glider unit.

Previously, it was known that the first flight tests of the newest intercontinental ballistic missile "Sarmat" are scheduled for 2022.

At present, the share of modern missile systems in the Strategic Missile Forces has increased to 83%, the military department noted.
 

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Drawing the Line: What We'll Remember in 2021

Like last year, 2021 was marked by the permanent fight against the coronavirus. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, a total of 46,000 Russian military personnel have been cured of the coronavirus. At the same time, more than 478,000 military personnel underwent planned revaccination. Companies in the military industrial complex also face certain difficulties due to the pandemic. However, this did not stop us from continuing to equip troops with new models of weapons and military equipment.

Aerospace Force

In total, in 2021, the Russian Aerospace Forces received 151 samples of new and modernized aircraft. In particular, MiG-35 fighters joined the air force. A separate aviation regiment was formed, armed with MiG-31IK interceptors with the Kinzhal hypersonic missile. Four Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers were upgraded.

The Air Defense Forces received more than 30 types of weapons, including the S-400 Triumf and S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft missile systems.

Last year, work continued on creating new types of weapons and military equipment. For example, testing of the Altius long-range unmanned aerial vehicle has been completed. Prepared for mass production of "Cube" slut ammunition. The test of the modernized attack and reconnaissance Mi-28NM "Night hunter" has reached the finish line.

The military received a new version of the S-70 Okhotnik heavy attack drone with a flat jet nozzle. Due to this solution, the aviation complex has a reduced radar signature.

At the same time, the first flight of the deeply modernized Tu-160M White Swan strategic bomber, built from scratch, was postponed to 2022. Also in the next year, the launch of a new version of the Mi-26 military transport helicopter It was postponed.

At the MAKS-2021 air show last summer, the debut of a new single-engine Checkmate fighter (Su-75, LTS - light tactical aircraft) developed by Sukhoi took place. The aircraft is primarily designed for export to countries in the Middle East, Asia, North Africa and Latin America. The start of flight tests is scheduled for 2023, the organization of mass production, if there is demand, is possible in 2025-2026.

Unfortunately, 2021 was not without tragic events. While preparing to participate in the Army-2021 forum in the Moscow region, the first model of the Il-112V light military transport aircraft crashed. The entire crew died: the hero of Russia Nikolai Kuimov and Dmitry Komarov, as well as the flight test engineer Nikolai Khludeev. Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded them the Order of Courage posthumously.

The plane crash was preceded by the ignition of the right engine. According to media reports, the crew tried to extinguish it but failed. The crew stopped the burning engine and sent the plane to the airfield at Kubinka, but after the aileron thrust was destroyed, it was left in a neutral position and the pilots could no longer influence the situation.

As Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov later said, because of this state of emergency, serial deliveries of the Il-112V will be postponed indefinitely.

Ground Forces

Last year, the Russian Ground Forces received more than 2,400 pieces of equipment, including more than 240 modern and upgraded T-72B3M, T-80BVM and T-90M Proryv tanks. BMP-3, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers and modernized BMP-2M equipped with the Berezhok combat module are provided for motorized rifle formations.

Retrofitting with modern multi-launch rocket systems continues - 122mm Tornado-G and 300mm Tornado-S, which are replacing the Smerch, Uragan and Grad systems.

In 2021, the military received the first batch of modernized 203 mm 2S7M Malka self-propelled guns. As part of these works, Uraltransmash specialists replaced the gearbox, distribution mechanisms and power supply units, observation devices and guidance system, intercom equipment and a radio station. The anti-nuclear defense complex has been updated. It is now possible to aim at the target with the help of UAVs.

The first full-time company of combat tank support vehicles (BMPT) "Terminator" in the Russian army was formed in the Central Military District. The BMPT is based on the T-90 tank chassis and is armed with two 2A42 30 mm guns, four Ataka 9M120-1 anti-tank guided missiles with laser guidance system and an upgraded 7.62 mm Kalashnikov tank. machine gun. In addition, two AGS-17 grenade launchers are installed on the BMPT. Trial operation of the first batch of eight “Terminator” BMPTs began in December 2020.

Troops began to receive new TOS-2 "Tosochka" heavy flamethrower systems. This is a further development of the TOS-1A "Solntsepek" heavy flamethrower system with improved performance characteristics. Unlike the Solntsepeka, the Tosochka complex is not installed on a tracked platform, but on the wheeled chassis of a Ural vehicle with greater cross-country capability. Also, a heavy flamethrower is equipped with a crane and does not need a transport loading machine.

In the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), the first missile regiment was re-equipped with the Avangard complex with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) equipped with hypersonic gliders.

Meanwhile, the first test launch of the last Sarmat ICBM has been delayed to 2022. This mine system was originally planned to be put into service in late 2018. Launch tests of the new ICBM have been delayed several times. Instead of 2016, they took place in December 2017 and March 2018. In addition, state trials of the K-16 Armored Vehicle and K-17 Infantry Fighting Vehicle on the Boomerang platform were transferred for spring 2022. Previously, they were planned for summer 2020 and then moved to spring 2021.

Navy

During the year, the production company Sevmash delivered three submarines to the Russian Navy - two multipurpose nuclear submarines of the updated project 885M (code "Ash-M"), "Kazan" and "Novosibirsk", as well as a strategic missile carrier of the project 955A (code "Borey-A") "Prince Oleg".

In the autumn, the fleet was replenished with the diesel-electric submarine Magadan, built in the Admiralty shipyards. This is the third submarine in a series of six diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 (code "Slavyanka"), destined for the Pacific Fleet.

Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard has completed construction of another project 12700 minesweeper (code "Alexandrite") "Georgy Kurbatov". This ship was launched in April 2015 and planned to be launched in September 2017. But in June 2016, a fire broke out on board, which seriously damaged the hull. The timing of the delivery of "George Kurbatov" had to be revised. Minesweeper was launched in September 2020.

This year, the testing cycle of the Zirkon hypersonic anti-ship missiles began. They pass the Project 22350 frigate "Admiral Gorshkov". The ship dropped promising ammunition on coastal and surface targets. At the end of the year, the salvo firing was performed for the first time.

In early October, Project 885 lead submarine Severodvinsk performed test launches of Zircon missiles from surface and submarine positions in the White Sea for the first time. A source from the military industrial complex later told TASS that testing of a submarine's Zircon would only resume in 2024. The end of the year was overshadowed by an incident at Severnaya Verf: a fire broke out aboard the Project 20385 corvette under construction. , Province. The fire area was 400 square meters. meters. The elimination of the fire lasted more than 12 hours. As a result, the ship's superstructure was completely destroyed. According to the latest data, the delivery of the corvette, which was scheduled to be commissioned in 2022, until at least 2026.
 

sndef888

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Equipment that will be delivered in 2022 to the Russian Army:
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Just as a complement, after this delivery it will mean that the russian nuclear strategic missile force will have already completed more than 90% of its modernization.
Anyone have a breakdown of the aircraft? 257 seems like a lot

Also, anybody knows what Russian combat ship numbers will be like by around 2030? Not sure if numbers will drop judging by how many gorshkov frigates and corvettes the russian navy is building
 
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sndef888

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Also, I recently read that Russia apparently has inland waterways that connect the Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Baltic Sea and Murmansk.

Will these waterways be used in war to transport warships? Has the Russian Navy been using these waterways or are they purely commercial?
 

Anlsvrthng

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Also, I recently read that Russia apparently has inland waterways that connect the Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Baltic Sea and Murmansk.

Will these waterways be used in war to transport warships? Has the Russian Navy been using these waterways or are they purely commercial?
Yes ,many ships designed to fit under the bridges.
 

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