Friday, 19 July 2019

Turkey to consider procurement of Russian Su-35 jets

Turkey to consider procurement of Russian Su-35 jets - Sputnik | Ahval

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will examine the feasibility of Russian Su-35 fighter jets acquisition following the U.S. decision to expel Turkey from F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme, Sputnik said on Thursday, citing a Turkish military source.

U.S. officials consider Turkey’s purchase of Russian-built S-400 missile defence systems an unacceptable risk to NATO hardware, including the new generation F-35 stealth fighters. Turkey was formally expelled from the F-35 programme on Wednesday, after receiving its first shipments of S-400s last week.

"It is still premature to talk about Turkey’s purchase of Russian Su-35 fighters. Our president will assess this important topic. He will also make a statement," Sputnik quoted the source as saying.

According to earlier reports, Turkey had been considering the purchase of latest-generation Russian Su-57 fighter jets as a replacement for the F-35 jets.

The head of Russia's top state-run industrial conglomerate Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, on May 2 said Moscow was "ready to cooperate" with Turkey on the issue of Su-57s if the country's planned F-35 purchase order fell through.

After the announcement of Turkey's expulsion from F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme, Chemezov echoed his previous offer on Thursday, this time offering the Russian Su-35.

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Thursday, 18 July 2019

RAF to develop hypersonic planes which could top speeds of more than 3000mph to dodge missiles

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RAF to develop hypersonic planes which could top speeds of more than 3000mph to dodge missiles - The Florida Post

The RAF has set out plans that could see the production of hypersonic planes flying at more than 3000mph.

The Ministry of Defence has announced it is investing £10 million to develop new hypersonic engines that could be used to power manned fighter jets and drones.  

As missile technology makes flying combat aircraft increasingly risky, flying up to five times the speed of sound will mean fighter jets can destroy targets before they are engaged by enemy air defences.

Unveiling the two-year project at the Air and Space Power conference on Wednesday, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, the head of the air force, said the new engines would be “exploring the boundaries of technology”.

“This is not an idea, a lot of this technology exists,” he said. 

 “Our potential adversaries are looking at these things as well. We have noted very carefully what the Russians are doing.”

High-Mach, or hypersonic, refers to speeds roughly between Mach 1, the speed of sound, and Mach 5, which is the current practical limit for planes and drones. Beyond that speed the chemical properties of the metals making up the aircraft will be affected.

The space shuttle reached speeds around Mach 5 on re-entry to the earth’s atmosphere and needed special ceramic materials to withstand the extreme temperatures generated.  

New Arctic anti-aircraft missiles tested at Novaya Zemlya

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New Arctic anti-aircraft missiles tested at Novaya Zemlya | The Independent Barents Observer

The first two vehicles with the new Tor-M2DT missiles have arrived and been tested.

First time unveiled at the Victory Day Parade on the Red Square in Moscow in 2017, the white-painted vehicles with the anti-aircraft missiles are especially designed to be used in Russian Arctic regions.

This week, two of the Tor-M2DT vehicles were brought to the southern shores of Novaya Zemlya on board the Northern Fleet’s amphibious ship “Kondapoga” sailing from the Kola Peninsula, the navy’s press service in Severomorsk reports.

Shootings were carried out targeting drones flying at different altitudes, both within sight and while hidden over clouds.

The Tor-M2DT missile system is capable of detecting up to 40 moving aerial targets at a range of 15 kilometres and altitudes of 12,000 meters. The system plays a vital role in Russia’s re-armament of the Arctic, including protection of new bases at Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya, the New Siberian Islands and Wrangle Island. All islands and archipelagos are along the Northern Sea Route.

The all-terrain system consists of two wagons; the first is the track- and steering while the second consists of radar and the missiles launchers. Said to work under complicated Arctic weather conditions, the missiles are to function in temperatures as low as minus 50 Celsius.

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Two more F-35A stealth fighters arrive in S. Korea


Two more F-35A stealth fighters arrive in S. Korea | Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) -- Two more F-35A fighter jets arrived at a key base in South Korea this week, the arms procurement agency said Tuesday, bringing the number of such radar-evading warplanes in the country's Air Force to four.

The fifth-generation fighters, manufactured by the U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin, arrived at the 17th Fighter Wing in Cheongju, 140 kilometers south of Seoul, on Monday, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

It follows the arrival of two F-35As in March under Seoul's plan to deploy 40 F-35As through 2021. By the end of this year, a total of 10 F-35A fighters are set to arrive in South Korea.

As a centerpiece of the country's strategic targeting scheme against potential enemy forces, the warplane is expected to boost operational capabilities and strengthen the readiness posture against threats from all directions, according to Air Force officers.

It can fly at a top speed of Mach 1.8 and carry top-of-the-line weapons systems, such as joint direct attack munitions.

The date of full operational deployment has yet to be decided, with some raising suspicions that the military has been cautious amid ongoing peace efforts with North Korea.

Published on Jul 16, 2019

Brazil to launch the last prototype of locally developed anti-ship missile

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Brazil to launch the last prototype of locally developed anti-ship missile

The Brazilian Navy is scheduled to launch the third and final prototype of the MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile from Niterói-class frigate Independência (F44) on 18 June, a local industry source told Jane's 360.

The missile will be launched from one of the ship's two MBDA Systems ITL-10 twin missile launch systems, with the container supplied by Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial, as part of the weapon's trials, the source said.

The navy would only confirm the MANSUP launch and test would be conducted between 16 and 19 June.

MANSUP will be launched against the hull of former corvetteInhaúma (V30).

MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície)

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Amur Lays Keels for Two Project 22800 for the Pacific Fleet


Amur Lays Keels for Two Project 22800 for the Pacific Fleet – SeaWaves – the BEST naval news since 1995

July 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, at Amur Shipyard PJSC, on the day of the 83rd anniversary of the foundation of the company, in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, a ceremonial laying of two small rocket ships of the project 22800 for the Pacific Fleet took place. Udomlya “.

The Pacific Fleet was represented at the ceremony by the Deputy Fleet Commander for Arms, Rear Admiral Igor Korolev.

The construction of these modern ships will be carried out under a contract concluded by the Ministry of Defense for the construction of six ships of the project 22800 for the Pacific Fleet. It is planned that four such RTOs will find life at the Amur enterprise and two more will be built at the Eastern Shipyard in Vladivostok.

It is expected that the ships pledged today will be commissioned after 2020.

The small rocket ship of the project 22800 is designed by the Almaz Central Maritime Design Bureau. The length of the ship is 67 meters, the width is 11 meters, the draft is 4 meters. The main power plant is diesel-electric. The maximum speed is 30 knots, cruising range is 2500 miles, autonomy is 15 days.

MRKs are armed with a 76-mm automatic universal gun and an anti-aircraft missile-cannon complex “Pantsir-M”, as well as a strike complex of cruise missiles “Caliber-NK”.

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