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   MOSCOW, March 11. / TASS /. New long-range guided missiles are designed for Russian attack helicopters following an operation in Syria. This was announced on Monday by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on Defense.

   "Thanks to the Syrian experience, our helicopters received light, multifunctional guided missiles with a significantly increased range of action - up to 15 kilometers," the minister said.

   According to him, this allows them to be used without entering the zone of destruction of air defense weapons.

Hm... no name was reported of this new missile. "Hermes-A" or something instead of it? IDK, but 15 km range with SACLOS missile will be hard to do AFAIK.

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   Russia has signed a contract with Egypt for the supply of several dozen heavy Su-35 multi-role fighters. Together with the MiG-29M / M2 medium fighters supplied to Egypt, in the coming years they should significantly increase the combat potential of the Egyptian air force fleet, which still have outdated Soviet MiG-21 and Chinese J-7 in service. The contract itself, estimated at $ 2 billion, confirms Egypt’s status as one of the largest buyers of Russian weapons.

 

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   MOSCOW, March 20. / TASS /. The Russian modernized attack helicopter Mi-28NM will receive a new guided missile “Izdelie 305” with a range of over 25 km. This was reported to TASS on Wednesday by a source in the aircraft building industry.

   According to the interlocutor, the rocket will fly to the target according to the onboard inertial navigation system, information about the location of the target will be entered into the memory of the system at the time of launch from a helicopter. The Mi-28NM, in turn, will receive the coordinates of the target from its own means of detection or from a troop control system.

   In the final stage of the flight, the source explained, "the new missile will include a homing head to detect the target in a given area and defeat it." The helicopter will be able to receive the video signal from the rocket via a protected information and command radio line, the source added.

Spirit of Hermes-A is strong in this one. And a bit of Spike NLOS.

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https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/03/22/industrial-base-considerations-played-role-in-f-15x-decision/

 



So why did CAPE push so strongly for buying additional fourth-generation jets?

The official pointed to two major factors. First was the need for additional capacity.

The average age of the F-15C/D fleet is 35 years, with some aircraft nearing the end of their service lives. FY20 budget documents note “SERIOUS structures risks, wire chafing issues, and obsolete parts” and add that “readiness goals are unachievable due to continuous structural inspections, time-consuming repairs, and on-going modernization efforts.”

CAPE considered accelerating procurement of the F-35, which in FY20 is limited to 48 units. However, its cost analysis — which pegs the cost of each F-15X at about $90 million for the aircraft and spares — found that F-35 operations and maintenance costs outweigh that of fourth-gen planes like the F-15, the official said.

The second argument in favor of buying new fourth-generation planes is that the national defense strategy establishes the need for both stealthy tactical aircraft that can penetrate into a contested zone, as well as planes with large payloads that can launch ordnance from standoff distances, the official said.

Out of the Air Force’s inventory, the F-15 in particular has that as a selling point. Of all the service’s fighters, it can carry the largest payload.

 

I think payload refers to weapons of a specific weight class, like what the F-15's centerline can carry, and not total weight because the F-35 can carry a pretty heavy payload if the wing pylons are allowed.

 

Also remember the upgrade for the B-52's wing pylons.

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   Recently spotted Mi-28NM in Syria (northen Hama) was armed with 2 new missiles (smaller than Kh-25s, not fat enough to be a bomb or PTB fuel tank).

 

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   MOSCOW, March 23. / TASS /. The newest Russian guided missile "product 305" is being tested in combat conditions in Syria. About this TASS reported a source in the military-industrial complex.

   "The newest long-range guided missile "Izdelie 305" with a combined guidance system is being tested in Syria from a regular carrier," the agency’s source said.

   TASS does not have official confirmation of this information.

 

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   Among the key exhibits of "Tehmash" at the exhibition are an unguided S-13-T missile with a two-module penetrating high-explosive fragmentation warhead produced by the Novosibirsk plant of artificial fiber (NZIV). The main objective of this rocket is the defeat of military equipment (airplanes, helicopters) located in reinforced concrete shelters, concrete runways, targets located behind solid barriers, transport and landing ships in the coastal zone.

   S-13-T is capable of piercing through up to 6 meters of soil or one meter of reinforced concrete, covered with soil of thickness of 2-3 meters. The rocket can destroy up to 20 square meters of the runway.

   Compared with the previous version (S-13), the warhead consisting of two modules with fuses is used in the S-13-T. “This design allows you to increase the effectiveness of the munition, significantly increase the damaging effect".

 

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On 4/1/2019 at 7:29 PM, Scolopax said:

 

It's a neat bit of design, but where are the fuel tanks going to go if the wing is full of that truss? I'm also doubtful of the wind turbine applications mentioned - those are FRP for good reason, the tensile stresses in the root are not to be trifled with

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https://www.janes.com/article/88123/us-air-force-provides-x-60a-hypersonic-flight-test-details

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The US Air Force (USAF) plans to use the first two test flights of its X-60A GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as capability demonstrations before using further test flights for experimentation, according to a key official.

Doug Dolvin, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) research leader for hypersonic flight research and experimentation, told Jane's on 25 April that the first test flight will perform sustained Mach 5 speeds while the second test flight will exceed Mach 6. The capability demonstrations, he said, will be used to validate system engineering.

Dolvin said the first two flight tests will be performed at the Cecil Spaceport in Jacksonville, Florida, and will fly south off the coast of Cape Canaveral. The USAF, he said, will have radar track and telemetry capture on the ground from the 45th Space Wing located at Cape Canaveral.

The USAF, Dolvin said, planned its first X-60A test flight for March 2020 and its second flight six months later. The goal, he said, is to deliver a much higher cadence level, perhaps four flights per year.

"This will enable us to be much more responsive," Dolvin said during AFRL's 2019 Lab Day at the Pentagon. "If one of the weapon system development programmes has an element they cannot address and falls through the gap, we can grab that technology and get to flight on the order of 4-6 months."

The X-60A can fly to a test condition, throttle back and hold that test condition, and engage in a different test condition all in the same flight. Dolvin said these test capabilities include the altitude, the Mach number, and aerothermal conditions. He said the X-60A's active control system also allows the air force to deliver different trajectories and conditions and induce different missions.

 

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   A contract has been signed for the development of a super heavy transport aircraft to replace the Ukrainian An-124 Ruslan, follows from the annual report of Il.

   "As part of the development work on the creation of a super heavy military transport aircraft, the pre-contract work phase has been completed, and a government contract has been concluded to perform 3-5 stages of the design and development work, the document published on Tuesday in the Center for Disclosing Corporate Information.

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   According to the report, in 2018, the Ilyushin company also carried out pre-contract work on the implementation of the research work "Investigation of the Ways of Creating a Promising Aviation Complex of Military Transport Aviation (PAK VTA Research and Development)".

/.../

   In addition, "IL" continues to work on the modernization, restoration of serviceability and life extension on the An-124 type aircraft with the repair of D-18T engines.

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