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Atomicfrog

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The bigger homework is indigenization of previously imported parts. I can see China can be of a great help here.
Clearly relying on imported parts always brings problems. On civilian aircrafts, the west control the availability of avionics and subsystems like some kind of mafia. That kind of monopoly is clearly intended to bother Russia and China. I think Russia and China can work to sort it out for their internal markets but the west will work hard to landlocking them.
 

Stealthflanker

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Clearly relying on imported parts always brings problems. On civilian aircrafts, the west control the availability of avionics and subsystems like some kind of mafia. That kind of monopoly is clearly intended to bother Russia and China. I think Russia and China can work to sort it out for their internal markets but the west will work hard to landlocking them.

I honestly think it's not that nefarious. It's just that the west have large marketshare in the field, thus allow to cut cost and basically set standard.

Russia and China marketshare or internal market might not be as big, this may require another approach like more protection and assurance that the -new- avionics and aircrafts be purchased and used en-masse to gain necessary economics of scale.

West may cry out of "unfair competition" But for a nation to be independent, it has to protect their own manufacturers and let them prosper before finally can attempt to compete.
 

pmc

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That's a big amount of aircraft to build in seven years ! Not sure that the Russian industry is ready for this but clearly it's a good news for them !
These are Civil passenger airlines. the special versions aircraft will be in addition to it like this medical modules.
Russia has experience with making big numbers of choppers and fighter aircraft but not Civil Airliners. previous Maximum was 36 SSJ a year. but than the large Civil airliners they built were mostly specialized aircraft for government or military so alot of technology inbuilt into airframe for long haul flights. Modifying small airframe for long haul flights need another level of technology in designing large fuel tanks, comfort and reliability of systems for long hours

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The working meeting was attended by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Tupolev Rustam Minnikhanov, Managing Director of PJSC Tupolev Vadim Korolev, Director of KAZ them. S.P. Gorbunov - a branch of Tupolev PJSC Nikolai Savitskikh.

The participants of the meeting toured the flight test station, assembly shops of the enterprise, got acquainted with the progress of work on the production of the Tu-214 aircraft, and discussed issues of further cooperation. Alexander Kurenkov studied the possibility of modifying the Tu-214 aircraft for the purposes of the rescue department. It is planned that the board will be adapted, including for medical evacuation, with the installation of up to five specially equipped medical modules.

at the Kazan Aviation Plant. S.P. Gorbunov, a branch of Tupolev PJSC, produces Tu-214 passenger aircraft, as well as Tu-214 aircraft in a special design.

This spring, at the state level, a decision was made to increase the serial production of Tu-214 aircraft to 10 units per year.

Tu-214 is a modern, efficient long-haul narrow-body twin-engine aircraft with high fuel efficiency and comfort level.
 

pmc

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The new engine significantly increase the range of Tu-160M. first time mention new engine for Tu-22M.
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UEC supplied engines for the fifth side of the Tu-160M​

The aircraft became the fifth aircraft equipped with new NK-32 series 02 engines with improved performance. The new engine made it possible to significantly increase the flight range of the Tu-160M.
The investment program of PJSC "UEC-Kuznetsov" is about 40 billion rubles. Investments and restoration of competencies not only made it possible to solve the problems of mastering the production of NK-32 series 02 engines, but also created the necessary groundwork for performing new tasks, such as creating an engine for the PAK DA and ensuring readiness for the enterprise to participate in the modernization of the TU-22M3 aircraft in terms of supplies new engines.
 

gelgoog

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The Tu-22M3M upgrade was also supposed to use the NK-32-02 engine designed for the Tu-160M. But photos I have seen point to it still having some sort of NK-25 derivative.
 

Stealthflanker

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The Tu-22M3M upgrade was also supposed to use the NK-32-02 engine designed for the Tu-160M. But photos I have seen point to it still having some sort of NK-25 derivative.

prob because there is drastic change to it.. e.g Engine bay and structures. There was "Tu-22M4" with NK-32 engine but only a prototype.
 

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