Rosoboronexport at Aero India 2011
http://www.defpro.com/news/details/2...3357915fc9bc68The 8th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence and Civil Aviation Aero India 2011, which is one of the biggest among such events in Asia, is hosted at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in the suburbs of Bangaluru from 9th to 13th February 2011. The Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosoboronexport, a regular participant in the air show, is promoting more than 80 items of weapons and military equipment.
Aerospace systems have always been a centrepiece in the defence cooperation between Russia and India. It was in 1964 when the first batch of the MiG-21 aircraft was delivered to India and our countries started then their modern-era military cooperation. The mutually advantageous collaboration has been maintained for decades, and is now raised to a strategic partnership level. Last visit to India of Russian President Dmitri Medvedev testifies to the high status of our relations. A number of important agreements were signed, including a feasibility study contract for the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) development programme. That was a start of the joint programme implementation. Similar developments are also carried out by USA and China. Thanks to the cooperation with Russia, India can be justly classed now in their number.
Just as prospective is a development programme for the Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA) which is planned to enter service with Air Forces of both countries in future. The aircraft is intended for active operation by both military services and commercial air lifting companies.
"We are moving up to deep-rooted cooperation and joint development of advanced systems. It does require a renewed level of trust. It is one thing to sell finished items or assembl? them by licence, and it is quite different to implement programmes such as the fifth generation fighter aircraft, transport aircraft MTA or BrahMos missiles. We have already started, as it is, a number of major programmes that will define future defence capabilities of our countries", - said Viktor Komardin, deputy director general of Rosoboronexport and head of delegation in India.
Russia was the first country which started transferring to India up-to-date aerospace, land and maritime equipment technologies. One of the most revealing examples is licence production of the Su-30MKI aircraft by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. This modification of the fighter aircraft was developed by Russian manufacturers specifically to satisfy exacting requirements of the Indian Air Force. Su-30MKI proved to be a highly effective and reliable system. It is worthy of noting that in 2009 President of India Pratibha Patil made a flight on this fighter aircraft.
India also produces by licence the RD-33 series 3 engines for the MiG-29 fighters. The huge operational experience amassed by this type aircraft and existing infrastructure in the Indian Air Force give odds to the Russian fighter MiG-35 participating in the MMRCA tender. Specialists who wish to find full details on the aircraft should visit the Rosoboronexport stand.
There they will also find promotional materials and mock-ups of the Yak-130 combat trainer, Su-35 multi-role super-manoeuvrable fighter featuring design technologies of the fifth generation fighters, two versions of the IL-76MD (one powered with the D-30KP, the other - with the PS-90 engine), IL-78MK tanker, MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB ship-borne combat aircraft.
It is expected that visitors will show great interest in the Be-200 multi-role amphibian aircraft which can be equipped, on customer request, with a set of up-to-date open-architecture surveillance and detection systems enabling it to perform maritime reconnaissance, search-and-rescue as well as cargo/troops transportation and medical evacuation missions.
At Aero India 2011 Rosoboronexport offers its foreign customers a wide range of helicopter systems. In recent years exports of Russian rotary-wing aircraft have been steadily growing. Amongst the most popular export items one finds a family of the Mi-17 military helicopters, being delivered these days also to the Indian Air Force. Proven and effective in operation, these helicopters continue conquering new markets.
Due attention will be paid to the Mi-28NE helicopter, a participant in the Indian tender for the supply of 22 attack helicopters. A number of publications have pointed out that Russia will substantially strengthen its trade positions when this helicopter is promoted to the international market. The Mi-28NE helicopter employs a wide range of weapons, boasts unique survivability features, and can operate at any time of day and night under most adverse weather conditions. These helicopters started entering service with the Russian Armed Forces in 2009. Pilots praise first-class flight and combat qualities of the machines.
Among other types one sees the Ka-226T light multi-role helicopter, which participates in the tender invited by the Indian Army. The Ka-226T advantages have to do with its service ceiling, coaxial rotor layout, and options available for various mission modules installation allowing one helicopter to perform a wide range of tasks.
Specialists will undoubtedly be interested in Mi-26T2, a participant in the Indian tender for the supply of heavy lift helicopters. This unique model just has no rivals as regards its load-carrying capacity (up to 20 tonnes). It has demonstrated excellent performance characteristics during rescue operations, in most enduring cargo transportation missions and erecting works.
Visitors to the air show will also be able to learn more about the Mi-35M combat- transport helicopter, Ka-31 reconnaissance helicopter, Ansat and Ka-32A11VS multi-purpose helicopters.
At the Rosoboronexport stand visitors can be briefed on a wide range of aviation armament, modern training aids and unmanned air vehicles, in particular such as the Dozor air monitoring system.
Russian-made air defence equipment, rightly considered to be one of the world's best, makes an integral part of Russia's expositions at air shows. Air defence assets marketed by Rosoboronexport can be used to build up an integrated air defence system capable of intercepting and defeating targets at various ranges and altitudes.
Specialists will not fail to glean information about the S-300VM Antey-2500, Tor-M2E and Buk-M2E air defence missile systems, as well as an upgraded version of the well-reputed Tunguska-M1 air defence gun/missile system. In addition, the information on the Igla-S MANPADS and Strelets control equipment and launch modules developed to fire these missiles will be available at the Rosoboronexport stand.
The Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosoboronexport is the sole company in Russia authorized to export full range of defense–related and dual-use products, technologies and services. The official status of Rosoboronexport secures the guaranteed state support in all operations.
Rosoboronexport is ranked among the major companies on the global arms market and accounts for over 80% of Russia’s annual arms sales. Russia maintains military-technical cooperation with over 70 countries worldwide.
Rosoboronexport invites its current and future partners to establish long-term, mutually beneficial relations that will guarantee successful solutions to defense and security problems.
Five Tejas fighters to light up Aero India
Broadsword: Five Tejas fighters to light up Aero IndiaIndia’s home-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is poised to grab a large share of the limelight at the five-day Aero India 2011 air show in Bangalore on 9th Feb. For the first time ever, a formation of five Tejas fighters will roar past the spectators during the inaugural fly-past. And, jostling with the world’s premier fighters, two Tejas prototypes will perform aerobatics displays that the pilots describe as, “well beyond anything that we have ever displayed before”.
Besides the seven Tejas in the skies, a fully built fighter will also be displayed on the ground. This will be the latest Tejas, built to the specifications that won it last month a landmark Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) for entering service with the Indian Air Force.
The growing momentum of the Tejas programme --- masked by the hype around India’s US $10 billion procurement of 126 medium fighters from the global market --- is evident at the production line that is nearing completion in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore. This week, Business Standard was the first media house to visit the four massive hangars in which HAL will assemble the 40 Tejas fighters that the IAF has already ordered and the trainers that the Indian Navy could soon ask for. A subsequent order of the improved Tejas Mark 2, expected to number more than a hundred fighters, will also be built here.
After years of seemingly endless development delays, the speed at which the Tejas is now coming on stream has apparently wrong-footed the IAF. The Sulur Air Base, near Coimbatore, the planned location of the first operational Tejas squadron, will only be ready by 2013. Consequently, HAL and the Aeronautical Development Agency, the agency that oversees the Tejas programme, have agreed to house the first IAF squadron in Bangalore, allowing the IAF the use of a runway and one of the four new hangars.
“It will be good for all of us if the first IAF Tejas squadron operates from [Bangalore]”, says PS Subramanyam, the chief of ADA. “We are here to deal with teething problems. By the time the IAF moves to Sulur, the IAF technicians will have gained the experience to maintain the Tejas, with some hand-holding from us.”
HAL, which has spent the last two decades building 15 Tejas developmental prototypes, is now making the crucial transition to commercial production. Even as it builds the last two developmental aircraft, which will be given to the IAF for user evaluation, the first production fighter is already taking shape in HAL’s older facilities. Over the next year and a half, the entire manufacture will shift to the new production line.
“By March 2012, the first four fighters from the Tejas production line will be handed over to the IAF”, promises Ashok Nayak, Chairman and Managing Director of HAL. “And from then onwards we will step up production to 8 fighters per year.”
This involves a radical change in the way that HAL builds aircraft. Benji Mammen, HAL’s manager for the Tejas production line, explains that each developmental Tejas incorporated multiple improvements, which meant that each aircraft was significantly different from its predecessor. Now, having obtained operational clearance, HAL would build a standardised fighter, using automated assembly line processes that would speed up the process, as well as improve precision and build quality.
“Take the LCA wing, which is attached to a metal framework with rivets and bolts”, explains Mammen. “So far we marked and drilled by hand the 3000-odd holes which are used to attach the wing. Now we will automate the whole process, perhaps through the use of robots.”
With ADA having spent a little over Rs 6000 crores so far in developing the Tejas, it is expected that the Indian fighter will cost about Rs 180-200 crores apiece, with the naval version of the Tejas costing about Rs 10 crores more. Amortising the development cost over a production run of 200 fighters would raise the price by another Rs 30 crores apiece.
Says ADA chief, Subramanyam: “The Tejas could be 10-15% cheaper if a bulk order was placed by the services. This would be significantly cheaper than the Swedish Gripen fighter. And considering that this amount has also paid for an aeronautical development eco-system across the country --- design establishments, human resources, testing infrastructure, upgrading of facilities, etc --- it is money well spent.”
Given a chance of course with US willingness ,I'll buy 60 F-22 and 60 MMRCA for a potential Chinese face off.
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Russia's new air defence system to feature at Aero India '11
MOSCOW (BNS): Russia will unveil details about a new mobile short-range air defence system during Aero India 2011 in Bangalore this week.
Information about the new ultra short-range anti-aircraft missile system, based on the Strelets launcher, will be detailed out for the first time by the Kolomna-based Engineering Design Bureau, according to Ria Novosti which quoted Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation as saying in a statement.
The Strelets is a vehicle-mounted multiple launcher system developed for Russia's 9M39 Igla (NATO SA-18 'Grouse') and Igla-1 (NATO SA-16 'Gimlet') short-range surface-to-air missiles.
The launcher, when mounted on various launch platforms, can launch the Igla missiles in both single as well as in salvo mode.
Each Strelets can fire two to eight Igla missiles to shoot down aerial targets.
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