“UEC – Gas Turbines” tested new energy unit

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The company “UEC – Gas Turbines”, a subsidiary of United Engine Corporation, has completed testing of the energy unit GTA-16 power of 16 MW. Testing equipment was held in the presence of the operating organization “Noyabrskenergoneft” and members of the commission of private acceptance of “Gazprom”.

During test GTA-16 has been tested reliability of the cold and hot start, check the stability of working for two hours at rated load, the step-down load and check the stability of the intermediate regimes and other checks.

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Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant “Sokol” begins to complete assembly of the MiG-29M2

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JSC “Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft building plant “Sokol” in 2015, will perform a complete build of MiG-29M2 (double version), according to Interfax-AVN with reference to the press service of the enterprise.

At the end of 2014 as part of the further expansion of cooperation RAC “MiG” and “Sokol”  signed on the transfer in 2015 at the Nizhny Novgorod company the full amount of assembly work on the MiG-29M2. The first machine of this party, gathered on the “Falcon”, is scheduled to ship in early 2016.

United Aircraft Corporation plans to deliver to customers 44 passenger aircraft Sukhoi SuperJet-100 in 2015

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United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to deliver to customers in 2015 44 passenger aircraft Sukhoi SuperJet-100, told reporters Thursday the president of KLA Yuri Slusar. According to him, only in 2014 was made 37 SSJ-100, at the same time delivered to customers only 27.

He explained that one of the buyers of the aircraft – the airline “UTair” – year-end financial problems. Airline in 2010 signed an agreement of intent to buy 24 SSJ-100. “Ten aircraft worth of unsold 2014, they we found a buyer in 2015,” – said Slusar.

IRKUT Corporation publishes financial statements for 9 months of 2014 according to IFRS

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Revenue of JSC IRKUT Corporation for 9 months of 2014 amounted to 1,043,501 thousand US$. A slight decrease in revenue compared to the same period in 2013 due to the fact that a large part of deliveries within the aircraft production program 2014 were carried out in the 4th quarter.

Gross margin for the first 9 months of 2014 was 22%.

Net profit of JSC IRKUT Corporation by the results of 9 months 2014 amounted to 13, 566 thousand US$. Net profit margin for 9 months of 2014 amounted to 1.3%, which corresponds to the figure for the same period in 2013.

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The first batch of Yak-130 aircraft was delivered to an air base located in the southern part of Russia

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The first batch of Yak-130 operational trainers was ferried to Armavir air base located in the southern part of Russia, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the representative of the press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense on Air Forces, Colonel Igor Klimov.

It was reported earlier that this year Armavir air base would take delivery of more than 20 Yak-130 jets. Today the air base operates 8 jets of the type.

“Acceptance of the five state-of-the-art aircraft was carried out at Irkutsk Aviation Plant and then the jets were ferried to their home base located near Armavir,” Klimov said.

For pilots it was the longest ferry flight ever: they covered a distance of over 5,5 thousand kilometers and made three intermediate stops in Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk and Borisoglebsk in order to refuel the aircraft.

Yak-130 is the two-seat next-generation operational trainer designed for pilot training and combat missions performed under normal and severe weather conditions. The jet is capable of destroying ground and air targets.

Pilots of Russian air forces performed the longest flight on Yak-130 operational trainers

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Upon completion of acceptance of five Yak-130 operational trainers the jets performed ferry flight from Irkutsk to Armavir training air base, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to the representative of the press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense on Air Forces, Colonel Igor Klimov.

“Pilots of the air force scientific training center performed the longest flight ever on Yak-130 operational trainers: they covered a distance of over 5,5 thousand kilometers and made three intermediate stops in Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk and Borisoglebsk in order to refuel the aircraft,” I. Klimov said.

He added that today the air base operates 8 jets of the type.

Yak-130 developed and manufactured by Irkut Corporation is the two-seat next-generation operational trainer designed for pilot training and combat missions performed under normal and severe weather conditions. The jet is capable of destroying ground and air targets.

Russia and China signed a contract for delivery of S-400 air defense systems

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Russia and China signed a contract for delivery of six divisions of S-400 air defense systems, Lenta.ru reports with reference to Strategy Page. Under the agreement PRC will pay around $500 million for each division. The contract also includes personnel training, deliveries of spare parts and additional missiles. The signing of the contract is yet to be confirmed.

Each division will comprise eight launchers (each having two missiles), command vehicle (command and control center), radar station and launch stations (contains 16 missiles each). Several divisions will be deployed on the shore from Taiwan’s side, the rest ones – from the side of Japan, Vietnam and South Korea.

It was reported in November 2014 that Russia and China signed contract for delivery of six divisions of S-400 systems. The deal was valued at $3 billion. It was reported that the agreement was signed in early autumn. Later the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation dismissed the report claiming the “deal has not been approved yet”.

Russia’s Sarmat 100-ton ballistic missile may be test launched in 2016-2017

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The 100-ton ballistic missile Sarmat may be test launched in one or 1.5 years after its drop tests that are planned for 2015, a Russian defense industry source told TASS on Thursday.

“If everything goes according to plan during the drop tests, if they pass successfully, then in a year or 1.5 years the missile will be test launched,” the source said.

According to the source, the drop tests check the missile’s separate stages. “This is done on a special stand to check the missile’s lift capacity,” he said. “It’s difficult to speak of the timeframe now, but it is usually done at the end of the year,” he added.

Maritime version of SAM “Tor-M2U” can be created in Russia

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Russia’s Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol creates a marine anti-missile short-range “Tor-M2U”, the plant’s assistant director general said Thursday.

“We are conducting a great job with the Russian Navy to establish maritime modification” Thor. “I hope that the sea salon in St. Petersburg this year we will be able to present this work”, Kartashov said.

Tor is designed to detect and engage modern high-precision weapons, including cruise missiles and guided bombs.

Project 22350 frigate head “Admiral Gorshkov” to be part of the Russian Navy by the end of 2015

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Four frigates of the project 22350 in the coming years will update the Russian Fleet, Vice-Chief of the Navy Rear Admiral Victor Bursuc said Thursday.

Lead ship Admiral Gorshkov conducted its first trials in November 2014. The ship’s manoeuvrability and vibration at different speeds and navigation, communications, and radar system performance were all checked. It is now preparing for the second phase of underway testing in the Baltic Sea at the end of January 2015.

Admiral Gorshkov-class vessels are 135 m in length, displace 4,500 tonnes, and have a reported top speed of 29 kt. They were designed for a reduced signature with a compact hull and superstructure made of composite materials.