Main news of the week: the first launch of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a from Baikonur East.
"28 APR 2016 05:01 GMT with the first civilian spaceport of Russia — Vostochny cosmodrome — the first start-up. The carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" was launched successfully, and after 8 minutes 44 seconds block removal (BV) "Volga" has begun the formation of the transition and the target orbit SPACECRAFT (SC) Lomonosov, AIST-2D" and SamSat-218 ("Contemporary-218")," — said on the official website of Roskosmos.
Reference: spacecraft "Lomonosov – University satellite (MSU M.In.University) scientific purpose designed to conduct scientific experiments to study transient light phenomena (LL) Earth's upper atmosphere, the radiative characteristics of the earth's magnetosphere and the fundamental cosmological studies.
Spacecraft "Stork-2D is an optical – electronic apparatus for remote sensing of the Earth. At a mass of just 531 pounds AIST-2D" when shooting the earth's surface capable of providing a resolution of 1.5 meters with a swath of nearly 40 kilometers.
The Deputy head of the Department of defense industry of Turkey Ismail Demir said that Turkey has started work to create its missile defense system.
"We continue the development of systems of low, medium and high-range gradually expanding the range. We will not make any direct purchases, thus we develop the missile defense system will be integrated into the NATO system. We believe that working together with NATO, will speed up the process," said Demir.
The Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense Vladimir Komoedov has commented on the statement of the official Ankara on plans to create its own missile defence system and its integration to the NATO missile defense system, according to "Izvestia". According to Komoyedov, it is purely political in nature and aimed at deterring Russia's nuclear potential.
"About the inclusion of the Turkish national missile defense in the NATO system will not speak, because, before integrating, it is necessary first to develop and create, and this is not a quick process," said Vladimir Komoyedov.
The United States sent to the NATO air base in the Lithuanian city of šiauliai two multipurpose fighter of the fifth generation F-22 with the call MONGL01 and MONGL02, which will carry out patrols in the Baltic region, said aviation portals that track the movement of military aviation.
In addition, it was reported and the two fighters USAF F-22, which also came from the base of the "Lakenheath" in the Romanian city of Constanta within the framework of the NATO exercises.
As noted by CNN, "sending fighter jets to Romania is of strategic importance for NATO and its allies, since Constanta is on the Black sea near the Ukrainian border, in Crimea and Sevastopol, which houses Russia's black sea fleet".
Meanwhile, media reported that NATO plans to deploy 4,000 people to the border with Russia.
In particular, according to the publication The Wall Street Journal, citing Western officials in Poland and the Baltic countries it is planned to deploy four battalions of up to 4,000 people. It is expected that two battalions will give the US, one from UK and Germany.
Information about the plans of NATO to strengthen the Eastern border of the Alliance was confirmed by the Deputy Minister of defence of the USA Robert Wark, who visited Brussels. In an interview with the WSJ the transfer of additional forces, he explained numerous military exercises with the participation of a large number of soldiers that Russia spends on its borders. According to him, NATO is regarded as "extremely provocative behavior".
The NATO foreign Ministers in February approved the basic principles of placing additional forces in Eastern Europe, but diplomats claimed that the specific figures were announced.
It is noted that important in Brussels believe the part in German operations battalion, given the fact that public opinion in Germany does not support this idea — the latest survey from the Bertelsmann Foundation showed that about 50% of Germans do not support the plans to establish NATO bases in Eastern Europe.
It is assumed that the German military will go to Lithuania, but the final decision about where will be placed the soldiers of the Bundeswehr, is still pending.
About the rearmament of the army
In the framework of the GOZ 2016-2018 of the defense Ministry and JSC Russian Helicopters signed the first production contract to supply the Russian space forces combat training helicopter Mi-28UB, as well as the contract for the supply of heavy transport helicopter Mi-26.
As reported in the press service and information Ministry of defense, government contracts was signed by Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov and General Director of JSC "Helicopters of Russia" Alexander Mikheev.
Reference: Mi-28UB differs from its predecessor by the presence of dual control, and improved ergonomics of the cabins of the commander and the pilot-operator. This scheme contributes to accelerated retraining of pilots of army aviation and the combat potential of the machine.
Mi-26 – heavy transport and assault helicopter, designed for transportation of military equipment and different cargo, as well as for the transport of troops and the wounded. Remains the most commercially available load-lifting helicopter in the world.
Separate battalion of Marines of the black sea fleet, stationed in Crimea, was reinforced with 40 modern BTR-82A, the press service of the southern military district.
In 2016, the troops of the district is planned to supply more than 1.8 thousand units of new and modernized samples of weapons and military equipment, including submarines "Great Novgorod" and "Kolpino", the frigate "Admiral Essen", su-25SM and su-30CM, Mi-8 AMTSH and Ka-52 and others.
Background: starting in 2016, the troops of the southern military district received more than 160 units of new weapons and military equipment, including aircraft, patrol boats, equipment topographic service, as well as automotive engineering.
Airborne combat vehicles BMD-4M ("Gardener") and BTR-MDM ("Shell"), produced by concern "tractor plants", was accepted into service with the Russian army. This was reported by TASS source in the Russian defense Ministry.
"The machine was successfully tested and performed well during the military operation. The government decree on the adoption of machines into service was released in mid-April," - said the Agency interlocutor.
For reference: Tracked BMD-4M "Gardener" is a modernized version of BMD-4 with the new body, engine, chassis and other nodes. It is equipped with a combat module "Bakhcha-U", which includes guns of caliber 100 mm and 30 mm, and a machine gun.
Concern "Kalashnikov" begins military tests of AK-12. As have informed "news" the Director for marketing of the company Vladimir Dmitriev, in the near future, the Ministry of defence will be given 30 samples of modern weapons. By the end of the year, the military Department must decide which of the two machines — AEK-971 or AK-12 - will be part of weapons equipment future soldier Ratnik.
We will remind, as the primary small arms for the army equipment of the "Warrior" focuses on two machine. AK-12 production concern "Kalashnikov", which has more continuity with the previous samples, but it is easier and much more ergonomic (weapons got new handguard and receiver with integrated bars "Picatinny" to install additional hardware), and AEK-971 Kovrov, different from competitor's balanced automatics recoil system that reduces recoil when shooting.
The head of Department to ensure the state defense order of armaments and military equipment General purpose forces and their means of inter-service support, Department of the Ministry of defence to ensure the state defense order Michael Osika said that in addition to the machine in gear there were no unresolved issues. After selecting weapons complex "Ratnik" will be adopted. Thus, Osyka emphasized that in choosing a new machine, the defense Ministry will be guided by the price issue — whose product will be the cheaper one and buy.
According to Dmitriev, the concern "Kalashnikov" has already begun the preparatory process for the mass production of machines. At the enterprise of concern in Izhevsk completed the second phase of modernization of production for the new products. In the construction of new modern plants, the purchase of equipment invested more than 3 billion rubles. The whole volume of investments is estimated in excess of 6 billion.
Science and production
Airborne troops will present to the public a new 120-millimeter artillery system "Saurait" in the near future, said the commander of airborne troops Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov, reports RIA "Novosti".
"Artillery system in the framework of development work "Saurait" we will soon show. This 120-mm weapons with increased range and other characteristics," — said the Shaman.
Reference: "Saurait" is created on the basis of BMD-4M armoured personnel carriers "Shell", which since last year began to enter service with airborne troops.
Concern "radio-Electronic technology" (KRET, part of state Corporation rostec) has started testing the component parts of ground-based electronic warfare (EW), able to protect troops and civil objects from air and space attack, the tests will complete during the year, reports TASS with reference to the representative of the group.
As noted in the concern, this complex integrated electronic warfare systems and means of air defense. "In real time organized by the automated sharing of intelligence information about the actions of the aerospace group in the interests of the centralized, target distribution", - said the Agency interlocutor.
Background: the Complex consists of separate modules interference which can affect the control system of the enemy at long distances powerful and complex digital signal. All modules are equipped with individual protection, because they are themselves the primary object of enemy attack.
The first flight tests of space nuclear power installation is scheduled for the 2020-ies, said the Director of "Institute of reactor materials (IRM, Sverdlovsk oblast), Dmitry Markov.
"The installation of megawatt class allows you to create powerful accelerator-driven engines, which to the serious, good speeds can accelerate interplanetary spacecraft. "Rosatom" in the framework of these activities were creating the heart of the installation - a nuclear reactor. In the near future the country will have built a ground stand is a prototype of this device. It is planned that in the 2020s will be the first flight test in space", - said Markov in an interview with TASS.
The IWW has successfully completed testing of fuel elements (TVEL) for this installation. "Our Institute participated in the development. We have tested on the apparatus energoreparatii the most important element of this installation - fuel elements. And full-scale fuel element, which are assumed for use in reactors," - said Markov.
The results of the tests TVEL reported to General designer. The program on creation of space nuclear power installation began in 2008
"It was assumed on the basis of experience and competences of institutions of Rosatom and Roscosmos to create a nuclear power plant, which will enable us fairly quickly to achieve immediate and distant planets of the solar system. In fact, to organize a platform, which can produce a serious research program in deep space," Markov concluded.
Reference: IRM - center for material science profile, located in the town of Zarechny, Sverdlovsk region. Is part of "Rosatom".
At the site Arsenyev aviation company "Progress" to them. N. And. Sazykina of the holding "Russian Helicopters (part of state Corporation rostec) took to the air the first prototype (OP-1) medium multi-role Ka-62 helicopter. The rise in the mode of "hovering" was held in the framework of factory flight tests and completed successfully, the press service of the holding.
OP-1 Ka-62 has executed the takeoff to assess his General health and verification of key power systems and avionics. The helicopter lifted into the air, test pilots, the design Bureau named after Nikolai Kamov, which is the main developer of the Ka-62. Previously, the machine has successfully passed a series of tests in mode land race.
Reference: Ka-62 Helicopter is designed to perform a wide range of tasks. The main applications of the Ka-62 includes the transportation of passengers, search and rescue operations and work on oil and gas region. Thanks to its spacious and comfortable cabin helicopter is perfect for corporate transportation. A high level of power enables the helicopter to provide a wide range of heights during its operation. The ka-62 can be used in hot climates and to fly over sea and land.
The latest Russian combat robotic complex "Nerekhta" in the future may be armed with a grenade launcher or anti-tank missiles. This was reported by TASS source in the Russian defense-industrial complex.
"The platform provides for such a possibility. There can be a maximum of heavy weapons, including grenade launchers and anti-tank", - said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, while that conducted Autonomous tests "Nerekhta", during which test all components and assemblies. "Also, "Nerekhta" involved in some educational activities of the Ministry of defense, during which assess the military capabilities of the complex," - said the source.
Reference: "Nerekhta" is a combat robotic complex, was developed by the plant. Degtyareva in conjunction with the Foundation for advanced studies. Tracked platform can be used for reconnaissance, adjustment or firing, as well as transportation. As weapons are used throughout the machine guns of 7.62 mm and 12.7 mm, and in the future, according to the source, it will be a more powerful machine gun that will be created specially for "Nerekhta". In addition, recently in the composition of the robotic complex includes an unmanned helicopter TB-29B and the system of automatic control of mobile objects and weapons ACS-9.0.
The Chinese military conducted a successful test of a hypersonic maneuvering of the aircraft, mounted on an Intercontinental ballistic missile, reported The Washington Free Beacon, citing Pentagon officials.
According to the U.S. military, the impact test apparatus DF-ZF was recorded last Friday. It was launched Intercontinental ballistic missile from the landfill Uji in the Central Chinese province of Shanxi.
Maneuvering aircraft separated from the carrier in the upper atmosphere, and then planned on a target located a few thousand kilometers in the West of China, said the sources familiar with the observations.
The flight of the apparatus DF-ZF, held at speed five times the speed of sound, tracked by American spy satellites. According to the Pentagon, and potentially, the flight speed of the machine may exceed ten times the speed of sound.
Reference: American intelligence believes that China's development of hypersonic aircraft is designed to guarantee the breakthrough of the US missile defense system and a nuclear strike. It can also be used as a strategic means to deliver conventional warheads to targets in any part of the world within one hour. Currently, in addition to China, high-technology hypersonic strategic weapons being developed jointly by the US, Russia and India.
The Japanese revealed details about the first flight of the new fighter. So, the first flight of Japanese fighter — technology demonstrator Mitsubishi X-2 lasted 25 minutes. As reported by Flightglobal, said the head of the program "fighter of the future" in the management of procurement, processing and logistics of the Ministry of defense of Japan, Hirofumi DOI, reports "N+1".
According to him, during this time, the aircraft climbed to an altitude of 3.7 thousand meters and picked up speed to 200 knots (about 370 kilometers per hour).
As expected, the second flight of the prototype will take place in the next week. During the second flight the plane will check on cleaning and landing gear, as well as the acceleration to speeds in excess of 200 knots. In total, developers in the course of the year are going to hold 50 test flights of X-2. The draft would then be closed, and the aircraft transferred to the backup storage. All data obtained during testing will be communicated to the government of Japan.
The first flight of the prototype X-2, formerly known as ATD-X Shinshin ("Soul"), was held on 22 April 2016. The main developer of the aircraft is a Japanese Corporation Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The plane, which was created solely to test new technologies, has received binding massive canopy pilots collapsed "Keeley" and all-moving elevators.
Background: a Fighter equipped with thrust vector control for the deviation of the jet responsible for three "petals" at the nozzle of each engine. Shinshin is length of 14.2 meters and a wingspan of 9.1 meters. Aircraft, the development of which is estimated at 325 million dollars, received two engine XF5-1, developed by the Japanese Corporation IHI. Until the end of 2018, the government of Japan should make the decision to develop new fighter F-3, which will be used the technology of X-2.
On military-technical cooperation
Russia has signed the first export contract for deliveries of new missiles "Vortex-1", the customer country is not disclosed, said the head of the concern "Kalashnikov" (the manufacturer of rockets) Alexei Krivoruchko, reports RIA "Novosti".
"Signed two contracts for the supply of missiles "Whirlwind", one for the defense Ministry, one for the customer. The export contract is for two years, for the Ministry of defense — three", — he said.
In early April, the concern "Kalashnikov" announced the completion of the previous contract for the supply for the armed forces, these missiles a total cost of 13 billion rubles. According to Krivoruchko, the "Kalashnikov" has managed in the shortest possible time not only to establish large-scale production of "Vortices", but also to solve the issue with the replacement of imported components for domestic.
Reference: Guided missile Vikhr-1" is designed to destroy armored vehicles and low-speed air targets. Maximum range is 10 kilometers, while the launches may be carried out from a height of 4 kilometers.
The Ukrainian state aircraft manufacturing enterprise "Antonov" and the Indian company Reliance Defence signed a Memorandum of partnership to participate in the tender HAL Corporation for the development of multifunctional transport aircraft medium-lift (MTA). This is the website Liga.business."
How to specify "Tape.<url>", the tender will involve the transport aircraft an-178, as well as passenger an-148 and An-158 belonging to the same family. Ukrainian company expects to receive the contract to develop the aircraft MTA, which is supposed to be used as for military purposes and for commercial transportation. The needs of the Indian air force, according to the publication, estimated at about 200 planes in its class.
Reference: Ukrainian military transport aircraft An-178 was developed in the 2010-15 period on the basis of the family of passenger aircraft An-148/158. The first flight of the new machine took place in may of 2015.
Textron Systems was awarded a contract in the amount of 116.5 million dollars for the supply of an additional batch of tactical unmanned aerial system RQ-7B V2 Shadow ("Shadow") of the U.S. army, according to the "Military Parity" with reference to asdnews.com.
It is expected that delivery of 24 systems will begin in 2018. In a Pentagon there are 117 vehicles of this type used by the army, marine Corps and special operations Command.
Reference: Shadow is a modern, fully digital platform for reconnaissance and surveillance, communication and laser illumination, are equipped with encrypted data transfer channel with high capacity, capable of delivering high definition video. Total flying devices reached nearly 1 million hours. Currently the US army is working on the joint use of UAVs of this type with combat helicopters Ah-64. The machines was exported to Australia, Italy and Sweden.
The volume of contracts of technodynamics on the maintenance of Russian-made aircraft, standing on the arms of the Indian air force, exceeded 1.6 billion rubles — the agreements concluded for 2016-2017, reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the press service of the company.
Today in the Indian air force operated more than 900 Russian military aircraft, including fighters MiG-21 and MiG-29 (and its naval version, the MiG-29K/KUB, su-30MKI fighters, military transport aircraft Il-76 and fuel tankers Il-78 and many other models.
The aviation service center ("the Company received registration from the Indian air force in 2015 that gave the company the opportunity to participate in tenders for the supply of parts.
Reference: Russia and India are the largest partners in the sphere of military-technical cooperation: more than 70% of weapons, military equipment of the Indian army, air force, Navy — the Russian and Soviet production.
Serbia expects in a short time, supply from Russia, the party military transport helicopters Mi-17V-5. This was stated in an exclusive interview with TASS, the Minister of defence of Serbia Zoran Djordjevic.
"The army of Serbia is trying to provide modern and high-tech samples of arms and military equipment, which will be a significant deterrent and reliable response in case of aggression and the need to protect our national interests", - said the Minister.
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