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Old May 13th, 2017   #1726
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From what I read in western media, they are not really praise western aircraft, but every time a Russian made aircraft got an accident, they always tell that it was Russian made, in an obsessively way, which they never do if it was a European or American made aircraft. A good example is a recent incident of an Aeroflot 777 flying to Bangkok, in the article it was written that the airline was Russian, but not that it was an aircraft of an American brand/American product. I have never seen in a news report something like "American made McDonnell Douglas aircraft" or "the American designed Sikorsky", but if the crashed aircraft was an Antonov/Ilyushin/Tupolev, then they always, really always, have to add that it was Russian made or "designed by the Russians". (Yes, I know, the Antonov Design Bureau is actually Ukrainian, but most journalists don't know that). Also some years ago a Sukhoi SSJ-100 crashed against an Indonesian mountain, in the comments of the readers below the news article, it was 'again a proof' that Russian made aircraft are as bad and inferior as their makers... So, actually normal people without any knowledge of aviation have a really bad view on Russian aircrafts, because they are in fact brainwashed by the western media.
A competent journalist composes his article so the common person in his target audience will understand it, not for civilian and military aircraft enthusiasts. The majority of the people in the West know where Boeing, Airbus and other of the major aircrafts are made so there is no point in wasting print space to tell the target audience that. Same with the major Airlines, youll notice in news reports if its a minor airline they usually say its a subsidy of one of the major airlines and the location where its based. Russian aircraft and airlines are relatively unknown to most western commoners for good reason, they seldom or never see them, so the journalist usually incorporates the additional information in the article. There is no of brainwashing going on when the country is mentioned.
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Footage of a Su-27 confronting a F-16 which has buzzed a Russian jet carrying the Russian Defence Minister. The Su-27 dipped its wings to show it was armed.

Russian defence minister's plane 'buzzed' by Nato jet - BBC News
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Big news from MAKS-2017. Russia's first MALE class UAV, the Orion produced under OKR Inokhodets, was officially presented. The type has been undergoing flight trials, and it appears to be close to completion.

Группа "Кронштадт" представила на МАКС-2017 беспилотный летательный аппарат "Орион-*" - bmpd

Also 24 MiG-35s will be purchased by the VVS. The purchase appears to be aimed at helping promote export sales for the type.

Согласовано число закупаемых истребителей МиГ-35 для ВКС *оссии - bmpd

The VVS has also contracted the first two Mi-38s. The potential replacement for the Hip.

Министерство обороны *оссии заказало два вертолета Ми-38 - bmpd
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As a fan of news I hardly come upon articles where the Russian design aircraft are not ridicule it is a common practice in Western media to say everything that is flawed with Russian designed aircraft and praise everything regarding the Western aircraft
You've not been following the discussion on the F35 then

Most modern aircraft get a similarly shallow treatment, regardless of their nationality I feel.
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Big news from MAKS-2017. Russia's first MALE class UAV, the Orion produced under OKR Inokhodets, was officially presented. The type has been undergoing flight trials, and it appears to be close to completion.

Группа "Кронштадт" представила на МАКС-2017 беспилотный летательный аппарат "Орион-*" - bmpd

Also 24 MiG-35s will be purchased by the VVS. The purchase appears to be aimed at helping promote export sales for the type.

Согласовано число закупаемых истребителей МиГ-35 для ВКС *оссии - bmpd

The VVS has also contracted the first two Mi-38s. The potential replacement for the Hip.

Министерство обороны *оссии заказало два вертолета Ми-38 - bmpd
FINALLY. I have waited for Russia to develop a modern style UAV for 10 years now. I been wondering what took them so long?

I think them being in Syria for the past 3 years is what pushed the need for a real UAV. They're looking at their American counterparts and realizing it's cheaper and more effective to strike terrorist targets from UAV's rather than sending entire manned planes up. Not that they won't be doing that anymore but a fleet of UAV's will for sure help.
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FINALLY. I have waited for Russia to develop a modern style UAV for 10 years now. I been wondering what took them so long?

I think them being in Syria for the past 3 years is what pushed the need for a real UAV. They're looking at their American counterparts and realizing it's cheaper and more effective to strike terrorist targets from UAV's rather than sending entire manned planes up. Not that they won't be doing that anymore but a fleet of UAV's will for sure help.
Apparently quite a few programs are under way for the entire lineup of UAVs. Take a look here.

Н˜žš* по беспило‚н‹м комплексам, в‹полняем‹е в ин‚е€еса… ’оо€ƒженн‹… Сил *оссийской Феде€а†ии - bmpd

EDIT: And here is the Orion-2. A model one might as well ignore if it weren't for the fact that the designer is also the designer of the Orion that's designed under an OKR for the Russian military.

http://nortwolf-sam.livejournal.com/1972123.html

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Couple of updates.

The VVS is getting its first batch of the Mi-28UB helos. They're the first Mi-28s for the VVS to carry the mast-mounted radar.

https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2905178.html

The medium transport aircraft project that Russia and India embarked on together, and that India later backed out of, is now being called the Il-276, and the models are starting to look more like a smaller 2-engine Il-76. It's likely that they abandoned the more ambitious version and are going with something more in tune with the budgetary outlook.

https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2904531.html
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Couple of updates.

The VVS is getting its first batch of the Mi-28UB helos. They're the first Mi-28s for the VVS to carry the mast-mounted radar.

https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2905178.html

The medium transport aircraft project that Russia and India embarked on together, and that India later backed out of, is now being called the Il-276, and the models are starting to look more like a smaller 2-engine Il-76. It's likely that they abandoned the more ambitious version and are going with something more in tune with the budgetary outlook.

https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2904531.html
Thanks for sharing. So the Il-276 will become the class between the Il-112 and Il-76?
Some time ago there were plans to restart the production of the An-124, but these plans are cancelled permanently, isn't it?
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Thanks for sharing. So the Il-276 will become the class between the Il-112 and Il-76?
Some time ago there were plans to restart the production of the An-124, but these plans are cancelled permanently, isn't it?
Yep. Those plans are dead. They died when the factory couldn't get 60 startup orders to make the project financially viable back in the late 2000s. In those optimistic years Volga-Dnepr was willing to order 20 and iirc the MoD was willing to order another 20 but it wasn't enough.

There is a current OKR Yermak for a new super-heavy transport plane family, consisting of several aircraft in the 80-120-160 area for weight carried. But it's still a ways away.
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