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UKRAINE TOUTING INDIGENOUS AVIATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS



UkrOboronProm, the Ukrainian state-owned concern managing the country’s defence industry suppliers and manufacturers, is promoting the progress its aviation group – i.e. Antonov – made through 2017 with the An-132D light transport and special mission aircraft platform.

In its
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, UkrOboronProm touts the An-132D as “the first Ukrainian aircraft, manufactured using advanced avionics from world leading companies…” including, among others, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Dowty Propellers. The An-132D was developed in partnership between UkrOboronProm and Saudi Arabia’s Taqnia Aeronautics. UkrOboronProm lauds the short turnaround time between the formal start of the partnership in May 2015 and the An-132D’s maiden flight in March 2017.

For UkrOboronProm, the An-132D has been a successful case of Ukrainian companies not only partnering with prospective buyers (e.g. joint-developing and co-production), but also drawing upon credible third-party original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in North America and Western Europe.

Building upon the An-132D’s success (albeit in terms of coming into fruition as a marketable product, the aircraft has yet to secure third-party sales), UkrOboronProm is intent on reviving the An-70 strategic air-lifter. The An-70 was developed through the 1990s and 2000s, but technical complications and cost had resulted in the program getting shelved.

UkrOboronProm states that its objective is to “upgrade … [the] Antonov An-70 [with] new avionics and no Russian components.” It is in contact with Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the potential program, which will see the An-70 equipped with “advanced digital systems.”

Intended as a competitor to the Airbus A400M and Lockheed Martin C-130J, the An-70 can ferry 47 tons for a range of 3,000 km. It relies on four Motor Sich D-27 propfan engines.

Currently, UkrOboronProm’s An-70 revival effort –
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– aims to supplant the aircraft’s Russian components with Ukrainian and/or Western equivalents. In this vein, the An-70/An-77 will also be equipped with subsystems (e.g. avionics) found on competing platforms, thus ensuring that the An-70 provides the same solutions (e.g. computer-aided air release point) as the C-130J, A400M and others.

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>> "BM Oplot MBT - By Malyshev Plant"

The up-to-date Ukrainian BM OPLOT tank is intended for effective day and night combat use under adverse environmental, climatic and weather conditions including those under high temperatures of the surrounding air and high dust loading. The following were introduced: the multifuel engine, the transmission with extended speed range and complex system of movement control, the autonomous power unit for power supply when the vehicle is parked, the unique explosive reactive armour protection against tandem HEAT and APFSDS projectiles, the effective complex system of detection and optical-electronic suppression of the enemy’s guidance and sighting devices, the up-to-date sighting and observation complex with thermal imager, the digital ballistic computer and navigational support system. The capability of targets destruction by missiles at the range of up to 5 km without entering the dangerous area.

 

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UKRAINE TEST-FIRES NEW CRUISE MISSILE



Ukraine’s state-owned concern, UkrOboronProm,
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that one of its companies, the State Kyiv Design Bureau (DKBB) “Luch” successfully test-fired a new cruise missile from land.

According to UkrOboronProm, the new cruise missile could engage targets on land and at sea.

“During the successful tests, the missile’s flight efficiency and systems operations were checked,” said the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council Secretary, Oleksandr Turchynov.

In his speech in August 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that cruise missiles would be among the new systems inducted in the Ukrainian armed forces under the
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UkrOboronProm states that under the Budapest Memorandum, Ukraine did not keep a single stand-off range missile, making this new system an important addition.

While not disclosing the range or payload of the cruise missile, UkrOboronProm emphasized that its range “does not contradict the international agreements signed by Ukraine [regarding] such weapons.”

Additionally, Dylan Malyasov of the
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website reports that the new cruise missile is a subsonic system based on the Russian Kh-35. Designated “Neptun” the cruise missile is guided by inertial navigation system (INS) mid-course, with an active-radar-homing seeker managing the terminal stage.

Like its contemporaries, the new cruise missile relies on a rocket-booster for launch, after which it relies on an airbreathing engine which could either be a miniature turbojet or turbofan. Specifications such as range, warhead payload or terminal-stage seeker range are not officially known.

The
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has a range of 130 km, warhead weight of 145 kg and total mass of 620 kg and 520 kg for ship/land-based and fixed-wing aircraft versions, respectively. The Kh-35UE has a range of 260 km, warhead mass of 145 kg and total mass of 670 kg and 550 kg for surface and aircraft versions, respectively.

The new cruise missile joins a growing group of new systems meant to feed into Ukraine’s re-armament efforts as well as bolster its defence industry’s viability. Be it through indigenous efforts or partnerships with prospective customers, UkrOboronProm is also undertaking trials for the Antonov An-132D transport and special mission aircraft, 80K6T air surveillance and air defence radar and M4-WAC-47 assault rifle.

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Equation

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Russia "green men" better watch out! It amazes me that Ukraine still have some engineer expertise post Soviet era to produce their own indigenous missile system.:)
 

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US steps up lethal aide to Ukraine: 210 anti-tank missiles.....


Russian President Vladimir Putin stands after giving his annual state of the nation address in Manezh in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Putin set a slew of ambitious economic goals, vowing to boost living standards, improve health care and education and build modern infrastructure in a state-of-the-nation address. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press)


"The Trump administration told Congress on Thursday that it plans to sell Ukraine 210 anti-tank missiles to help it defend its territory from Russia, in a major escalation of U.S. lethal assistance to Ukraine’s military.

The long-awaited move, which lawmakers of both parties have been urging for years, deepens America’s involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Moscow. It came the same day that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his country has developed new nuclear weapons he claims can’t be intercepted by an enemy."

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nicky

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Putin re Ukraine crisis:

"We were approached by American partners, they asked us to do everything, I now say almost literally a request that Yanukovych do not use the army, so that the opposition could liberate the squares, administrative buildings and pass to the implementation of the agreements reached to normalize the situation.

We were deceived. So roughly and brazenly, perhaps, for the first time."
 

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>> "BM Oplot MBT - By Malyshev Plant"

The up-to-date Ukrainian BM OPLOT tank is intended for effective day and night combat use under adverse environmental, climatic and weather conditions including those under high temperatures of the surrounding air and high dust loading. The following were introduced: the multifuel engine, the transmission with extended speed range and complex system of movement control, the autonomous power unit for power supply when the vehicle is parked, the unique explosive reactive armour protection against tandem HEAT and APFSDS projectiles, the effective complex system of detection and optical-electronic suppression of the enemy’s guidance and sighting devices, the up-to-date sighting and observation complex with thermal imager, the digital ballistic computer and navigational support system. The capability of targets destruction by missiles at the range of up to 5 km without entering the dangerous area.

Ukraine has started serial production of Atlet BREM-84 armored recovery vehicle
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Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau member of Ukroboronprom, the State Company for arms export in Ukraine, has started the serial production of its tracked armored recovery and repair vehicles (BREM) nicknamed Atlet or BREM-84. The Atlet was designed by Ukrainian Company Kharkiv-Morozov Design Bureau to perform evacuation operations and repair works in field conditions.
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As with the Oplot MBT this is based on the T84 tank it's self an evolution of the T80UD MBT but with a conventional piston engine as opposed to the T80's Gas turbine engine. The T80 was the First tank in production to use a gas turbine engine dating back to the 1960's But the Russians and other former members of the USSR elected to favor the conventional engine, although maintaining the T80 in service and building derivatives yet with more conventional engines.
 

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Ukraine receives U.S. Javelin systems: Poroshenko....



"Kiev and Washington believe that the Javelin system will help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity.

The United States has been one of Kiev’s staunchest supporters since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent outbreak of fighting in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region that has killed more than 10,000 people."

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