Saw Fighters? Fighters was Debunked, It was A Buk missile system the only ones still pushing fighters are conspiracy theorist and propagandists.inhabitants of settlements in the area of the plane crash - were shown by Russian mass media, on the day of the tragedy the locals heard explosions or saw fighters. But does anyone know about the fate of the Ukrainian soldier who took pictures of the attack of the military aircraft VSU against the Boeing flight MH17 and who was searched for by the Ukrainian counterintelligence on July 24
Combat Aircraft! The Dutch Safety Board concluded it was a Buk missile system.«To destroy all materials indicated the presence of combat aircraft and carrying out combat missions in the specified area on July 17, 2014»
I'll bet.The editorial office of the newspaper "Soverschenno sekretno" thanks the Agency for Federal Investigations FLB.ru for its assistance in preparing the publication"
One thing is for sure though - civilian planes flying over war zones is a bad idea, especially if they don't really need to.At this time I don't know who to believe anymore. Both sides had their credible stories with evidence and both sides view can be challenge by the others. I'm afraid we won't get the whole truth for decades.
source:The Ukrainian parliament has voted to restore NATO membership as the country’s strategic foreign policy objective.
The Verkhovna Rada passed a bill “to amend the Ukrainian laws on national security and internal and foreign policies. The new laws hereby enact Ukraine’s commitment to achieve NATO membership strategically by having made it legally binding,” the parliament said in a statement on June 8.
Passed by a majority of 276 MPs out of the 450 elected lawmakers, the bill represents a shift from Ukraine’s previous non-aligned policy. The move is expected to stimulate increased military cooperation between Ukraine and NATO allies. It is also likely to foster procurements of Western-made weapons and military equipment to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and spur partnerships between Ukraine’s defense industry and foreign players.
Last February, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman paid an official visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels. NATO Deputy Secretary general Rose Gottemoeller said at a joint press conference the alliance opposed “Russia’s continuing destabilisation of eastern Ukraine.”
"What we heard today is a unanimous support for Ukraine in such a difficult time. We highly evaluate our cooperation with … NATO in all spheres. We are very grateful for the support," Groysman said February 9.
Meanwhile, Kiev’s strengthened commitment to joining NATO is also expected to further strain its relations with Moscow. Last March marked the third anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula that followed a military intervention.
Interesting, but it would not be bought by US or European countries so who would buy it?UKRAINE’S ANTONOV SEEKS US INDUSTRY COOPERATION FOR AN-70-BASED LIFTER
Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov
Building upon the success and growing promise of the An-132D, which Antonov is producing in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Taqnia and King Abdulaziz City of Science and Industry (KACST), Antonov is
With a payload capacity of 47 tons, Antonov is aiming to position the An-77 as a complimentary solution between the C-130J (21 tons) and C-17 (76 tons), much like the Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M.
At the 2017 Paris Air Show, UkrOboronProm’s Director General Roman Romanov stated (via
Notes & Comments:
IHS Jane’s states that Antonov “has begun applying the learning experiences from the [An-132D] … in particular the replacement of Russian systems and components with Western ones …” for enhancing the competitiveness of its products and complying with “more widely established standards.”
Granted, while it can provide lift coverage comparable to that of the Airbus DS A400M, there are notable qualitative gaps. Applying the An-132D model, especially in the domain of electronics and subsystems, enable the An-77 to close those qualitative gaps.
For example, the An-70 does not appear to have Computed Air Release Point (CARP) software, which would enable it to determine an optimal release point for airdropped cargo. Besides CARP, the An-77 would also need Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and Required Area Navigation (RNAV), which are staples of modern Western military transport aircraft. Partnering with Rockwell Collins, which provides CARP, RNP and RNAV suites for the C-130J and Embraer KC-390, could interest Antonov.
It is not known if Antonov intends to carry over the Ivchenko Progress/Motor Sich
Another aspect of the An-132D model is the focus on controlling cost. While the An-132D has a substantial input of Western systems, such as the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150 turboprop engine and Honeywell Primus Epic 2.0 avionics suite, Antonov and its Saudi partners Taqinia and KACST are working to keep the price competitive. The An-132D
Achieving cost competitiveness with a Westernized An-77 would infuse considerable promise in the An-77, especially in Latin America and Asia. It will also be interesting to see if Antonov enables the An-77 to serve as an in-flight refuelling tanker (like the A400M). This would position the An-77 as an adept strategic asset for logistics and auxiliary combat support.