Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Peru, Myanmar, Bangladesh interested in purchasing MiG-35s

Military & Defense August 22, 16:51

The talks are currently underway and the MiG aircraft corporation expects them to be successful

KUBINKA, August 22. /TASS/. Peru, Myanmar and Bangladesh are interested in the MiG-35 plane, and negotiations with representatives from these countries will be held at the Army-2017 military technical forum, CEO of the MiG aircraft corporation Ilya Tarasenko said on Tuesday in the Patriot Park, Moscow Region.......Read rest of article: HERE

This is the reason Thai AF needs Su-35s it is the only affordable and capable jet within the Thai AF budget.  Forget about F-18s ($250 million/unit) or Gripen E/F ($150 million/unit) they are too expensive and the F-18 is no match for the Gripen and Russian jets......

The F-16s are old and no match for the MiG-35s/Su-30s/Su-35s.......

MiG-35/35D Fulcrum-F Multirole Fighter: Details

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Canadian CF-188 jets arrive in Romania for NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission

21 AUG 2017

CONSTANTA, Romania – Four Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-188 fighter aircraft arrived at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania on August 20 for a four-month deployment under NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission taking over responsibility from the Royal Air Force.

Together with their Romanian colleagues flying MiG-21s, Canadian pilots will secure the skies over Romania, sending a solid signal of NATO’s resolve, commitment and solidarity. The Canadian detachment consists of 135 personnel drawn from across the Canadian Armed Forces.

"An Air Task Force is an agile and flexible organization that is always ready to employ air power and provide support wherever and whenever Canada  requires. Our Air Task Force in Romania is proud to participate in the cooperative defence activities that support NATO’s enhanced Air Policing,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Hickey, commander of the detachment.

"The RCAF has ample experience deploying under NATO Air Policing missions. It deployed CF-188 jets to the Baltic States and Iceland in support of the long-standing routine NATO mission," he added.

Romania conducts its own Air Policing, safeguarding NATO airspace. Across the south of NATO territory, Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) Torrejon, Spain is responsible for all Air Policing on behalf of NATO’s Allied Air Command.

Until the end of the year jets from both air forces will conduct sorties in concert with one another. For the next days, the Canadian F-18s are scheduled to conduct familiarization flights before starting their mission.

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office


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Russia to sell 11 Sukhoi fighter jets worth $1.14 billion in exchange for cash and commodities to Indonesia

Russia to sell SU-35 fighter jets to Indonesia

Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:40AM

Russia is set to sell Indonesia nearly a dozen Sukhoi fighter jets worth $1.14 billion in exchange for cash and commodities, officials in Jakarta say.

Indonesia is to ship about $570 million worth of commodities in addition to cash payments in return for 11 Sukhoi SU-35 fighter jets, which are expected to be delivered in stages starting in two years, Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said in a joint statement with Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu on Tuesday.

Details of the type and volume of commodities were “still being negotiated.”

Previously the Indonesian trade minister had said the exports could include palm oil, tea and coffee.

The deal is expected to be finalized soon between the Indonesian state trading company PT Perusahaan Perdangangan Indonesia and the Russian state conglomerate Rostec.

Russia is currently facing a new round of US-imposed trade sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Southeast Asia’s largest economy is trying to promote its palm oil products amid threats of a cut in consumption by European Union countries.

Indonesia, which produces 35 percent of the world’s certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), is the world’s biggest producer of the commodity.

Jakarta is also trying to modernize its ageing air force after a string of military aviation accidents.

Indonesia, which had a $411 million trade surplus with Russia in 2016, wants to expand bilateral cooperation in tourism, education, energy, technology and aviation among others fields.


Thai AF needs to get a squadron of these…….

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Sukhoi Su-35: Details

Monday, 21 August 2017

Catapult version of J-15 with Wingtip pylon modified to carry PL-10 - CG

Source: East Pendulum

D'habitude je n'utilise pas des images de synthèse, mais celles-ci sont très bien faites et illustrent bien la version catapultable du J-15. Source: EastPendulum

Source: East Pendulum
Source: East Pendulum

Wingtip pylon should be modified to carry PL-10. Source: dafengcao

China PL-10E AAM with anti-stealth capability: Details

Shenyang J-15: Details

Russian Navy Special Forces to Receive P-650 Midget Submarines

Monday, 21 August 2017 09:36

The Russian Navy’s special operations forces (SOF) will receive the newest P-650 special-purpose midget submarines. These ships display just 720 tons and will be able to covertly deliver special-purpose and SOF groups to the shore and retrieve them. The submarine was designed by the Malakhit Special Marine Engineering Design Bureau. According to experts, it will be a response to the introduction of submarines converted by the U.S. Navy into SOF platforms, the newspaper Izvestia reported…..Read rest of article: HERE

P-650 special-purpose midget submarine -

It provides for the installation of torpedo tubes to exit the marine commandos, as well as a special compartment with airlock chamber to bring them on Board. The ship has a modular design that can further place various types of cruise missiles, torpedoes, bottom min. So the submarine can not only perform a delicate mission, but working as a patrol ship, destroy missiles, and torpedoes single ships or targets on shore, to lead a secretive technical intelligence, to give indication to other ships in the group, said lead designer of design Bureau Viktor Karavaev.PL has a length of 55 m and a width of 6.4 m, the maximum diving depth – 300 m range – 2 thousand nautical miles, the crew – 9 people. Can take on Board up to 6 combat swimmers. Source:

P-650 special-purpose midget submarine -


Iskander-M with 9M723 SRBM & 9M728 GLCM container next to 1L261 of Zoopark-1M radar system

1L261 of Zoopark-1M radar system

The complex began to be developed in the late 1980s in the Soviet Union on the basis of and for the replacement of artillery troops operated in the complex ARC-1 1RL239 "Lynx" (artillery radar system) developed in the late 1970s. In connection with this new facility has also been placed on the base of the tractor MT forehead and has a superficial resemblance to the old complex.

But later it was decided to hold a radical modernization of the complex. In terms of features complex far exceeds any previous domestic product and many modern foreign counterparts. "Zoo-1M" ensures that all tasks of intelligence and fire control not only the responsibility of the brigade, but also in the area of operational command.

Multifunctional product to function enables simultaneous exploration of the enemy firing positions, control of their own weapons and space monitoring to detect various weapons.

The principle of the operation of station 1L261 in the mode of "Intelligence". Source:
The principle of the operation of the station 1L261 in the "Maintenance" mode. Source:

In a special software complex adaptive algorithms applied the latest research, tracking and compensation of active interference from any direction around the exploration sector, as well as adaptive methods of digital processing of information to increase the accuracy of the coordinates, the probability of detection and identification purposes.

The complex provides an opportunity to study full-time calculation means with simulated flight of all types of firing systems for ambient background noise conditions. In radar provided protection calculation and equipment from the damaging factors of weapons of mass destruction, small arms, mine and shell splinters. KEY TTX radar 1L261
Position errors OP artillery, 40 m
Position errors OP MLRS, 55 m
Position errors SP tactical missiles, 95 m
Field of view, deg 90
Time expand / collapse, min 5
Power consumption, kW 70
Crew 3

Accommodation on tracked chassis enables the system to move in a heavy off-road. It is possible to perform all combat missions using only one piece of equipment (radar 1L261) from the complex 1L260.

Complex "Zoo-1M" in conjunction with the imparted artillery units can effectively resist the enemy artillery units. Source:

Tracked Aerial Targets: 12
Max Detection Range: 22 kilometer
Max Detection Range Against Ballistic Missile: 45 kilometer
Min Detection Range: 12 kilometer

Iskander Tactical Ballistic Missile System: Details

T-72B3 at Kadamovski Range - Video

Video report from Army-2017 at Kadamovski Range

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