Production of opto-electronic systems for new drone “Orion” to begin in 2017


Production of optical and electronic systems for the UAV “Orion” is scheduled to begin in 2017, the annual serial production should reach 30 articles. It follows from the report of “Research and Production Corporation” Precision Instrumentation Systems” on the basis of work in 2014.
“In the next two years the flight tests are planned and serial production of opto-electronic systems for the Ka-52 helicopter and UAV “Orion” will begin,” the document says. – The alleged serial production will begin in 2017 to 30 articles a year.”


“RusBITeh” introduced complex “Spektr-7E”, operating system “Astra” and other equipment at MAKS-2015


Innovative software and hardware of a new generation, which the Centre for combat training in Mulino (Nizhny Novgorod region) is equipped with, aroused great interest among the participants of MAKS-2015 which was held in Zhukovsky, the representative of “RusBITeh” Boris Yanochkin informed.
“Visitors to the exhibition in Zhukovsky with interest acquainted with the software and hardware complex of the Center of combat training in Mulino, developed by Scientific-Production Association “Russian basic information technology” (“RusBITeh”), together with other domestic companies,” the spokesman said.

Tekhnodinamika has products to offer creators of Russian-Chinese long-haul aircraft


“Tekhnodinamika” is ready to participate in the configuration of the joint Russian-Chinese long-haul wide-body aircraft. This was explained by CEO of the Holding Maxim Kuzyuk.

“Now we are forming the appearance of the aircraft. While it has not been formed, we can not make a specific commercial order,” said Maxim Kuzyuk.

According to him, “Tekhnodinamika” has received a request for information from the aircraft manufacturers. Now the holding company is to set out the details so that the client knew what the vendor can offer.

The total value of contracts for delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft signed at MAKS-2015 airshow exceeded $1 billion


New contracts for delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft signed at MAKS-2015 international airshow are valued at more than $1 billion, Interfax reports with reference to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation Andrei Boginsky.

“A contract with Yamal Airlines alone is valued at $700 million. A total value of contracts for delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft signed at the airshow is over $1 billion,” Boginsky said, answering a question about preliminary financial results of MAKS-2015.

According to him, representatives of Iran also showed interest in the aircraft at the airshow; the talks are in progress. Speaking of potential orders, Boginsky said that orders might be placed for “several tens” of SSJ100 liners. The Deputy Minister reminded that contract for deliveries of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ 100) to China via a joint leasing company is being prepared. He thinks that about 100 jets of the type may be delivered to China.

Mass production of Orion-1 UAV should be started in 2019


Mass production of Orion-1 UAV should be started in 2019, Director of UAV Department of Kronshtadt Group Nikolai Dolzhenkov told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 international airshow.

“The first prototypes will be manufactured in 2017-2018; and we hope to start the mass production in 2019,” Dolzhenkov said. Orion-1 is the civil version of a next-generation attack and reconnaissance UAV with a takeoff weight of 1 ton. According to Dolzhenkov, the maximum flight duration for this UAV will be 20 – 60 hours. Its maximum payload will be 300 kg.

High-speed UAV Fregat was presented at MAKS-2015 airshow


Kronshtadt Group held a presentation of advanced high-speed UAV Fregat, which does not require an airfield, at MAKS-2015 international airshow.

Kronshtadt Company (part of Kronshtadt Group) is starting development of Fregat UAV, which does not require an airfield. In accordance with the performance specification, Fregat will combine a vertical takeoff and landing capability with a good aircraft performance, which allows carrying out work in hard-to-reach regions having no airfield structure, the company explained.

The UAV designed for aerial reconnaissance and cargo transportation will be able to carry a payload of 1 700 kg (when taking off like an aircraft) and 1000 kg (when taking off like a helicopter). Ceiling will be 8000 m, maximum flight duration – around 10 hours.

The project will be implemented in several stages. At the first stage a flying model will be created in order to test major technical solutions. At the second stage a prototype powered by a production engine will be developed and tested. Depending on the results of the second stage, a decision on starting further research and development work will be made, the company added.

SCAC may deliver Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Iran if sanctions are lifted


Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) may deliver Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Iran if sanctions against the country are lifted, RIA Novosti reports with reference to SCAC President Ilya Tarasenko.

“We are working closely with our Iranian partners and they are interested in purchasing our aircraft. They have very old aircraft and extensive network of regional airports. Moreover, Iran has a good geographical position in the region, which allows operating flights to United Arab Emirates,” Tarasenko said.

“They need about 100 aircraft, that is why we are studying all the routes they are going to use. So when the sanctions against Iran are lifted, we are going to start preparing for deliveries of the aircraft to this country,” he added. He stated that Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft would not be delivered to Iran until the sanctions are lifted.

Moreover, SCAC may establish an MRO center in the country. “We also offer, as in case with our Indian partners, to start production of some of the jet’s components in Iran in order to involve the Iranian enterprises in Sukhoi SuperJet 100 project. We haven’t discussed the details yet. We see it as a potential area of activities,” Tarasenko added.

Russia and China are negotiating deliveries of Il-103 aircraft


Russia and China are negotiating possible deliveries of light Il-103 aircraft (“air taxi”). However, the process is very slow, General Designer of Ilyushin Company Nikolai Talikov told RIA Novosti at MAKS-2015 airshow.

Il-103 is the five-seat (pilot plus four passengers) single-engine piston passenger aircraft or an air taxi, which is used as a trainer aircraft. “We are in talks with the Chinese party; they want to purchase documentation for Il-103, but the process is rather slow,” Talikov said and added that Ilyushin Company has no joint projects with China, but the company is interested in them.

Talikov reminded that 27 Il-103 aircraft were delivered to South Korea; the vehicles are operated by a flight school. However, Seoul is not going to place any new orders: “The aircraft is good, they have been in operation for many years. So far they are satisfied; they operate 27 vehicles of the type and don’t need more,” Talikov explained. Moreover, six Il-103 aircraft were sold to Belarus and Peru, but a possibility of upgrading the aircraft has not been considered yet.

Plant “Klimov” ready to start production of new turboshaft engine assembly TV7-117V


New domestic TV7-117V turboshaft engine, designed by designers of the plant “Klimov” is preparing to go into production in the coming year.

TV7-117V turboshaft engine is a version of the helicopter certified turboprop TV-117SM, developed by the “Klimov” for the operation of regional aircraft IL-114. In terms of efficiency, resource base and reliability the engine is among the world’s best samples of this class.

Russian fighter jets and military transport aircraft can get electrical chassis


Russian fighter jets and military transport planes can get the electrical chassis instead of the traditional hydraulic in half a year or two years, the deputy director of the new Center for Design Technology Holding “Tekhnodinamika” Dmitry Kuderk said.

Electric traction allows pilots to deploy their own aircraft and at speeds up to 40 km/h to move to the runway without the tractor and starting the engine.

Flight tests of the aircraft version of cruise missile “Brahmos” will start in March 2016, “Now we are negotiating with a number of aviation companies on the formation of the requirements for the system for combat aircraft. And as soon as the requirements will be formed to make recommendations. I think that the next few months – until the end of 2015 – these requirements are formulated “, – he told the agency at the MAKS-2015.