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.


Russia develops new protection for the Arctic helicopters


Holding “Helicopters of Russia” (part of “Rostec”) and the Institute of Aviation Materials will develop completely new materials and protective coatings for anti-icing and helicopters used in the Arctic, the press-service of the Holding said RIA Novosti on Thursday.
“Helicopters of Russia” signed an agreement with the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials, which “involves the development of completely new materials and coatings is particularly important for the Arctic and offshore helicopters”, said the holding during the MAKS-2015.

Construction of first sample of IL-112V began in Russia


Construction of the first sample light military transport aircraft Il-112V started by Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company, Chief Designer of “Ilyushin Aviation Complex” Nikolai Talikov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
“All the works are going according to plan. Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company has already started construction of the first sample of the aircraft. It will be built by the end of 2016. The first flight of the aircraft will take place in June 2017,” – said Talikov during the MAKS-2015.

Light military transport aircraft Il-112V is designed for transportation and air landing light weapons and military equipment, goods and personnel, as well as for the transport of a wide range of different loads at the commercial operation of the aircraft. Il-112V will replace the An-26.

Mikheev: there are no problems of import substitution while producing military helicopters


The problem of import substitution is not acute in the industry of production of helicopters in Russia and concerns only civilian helicopter, CEO of the holding “Helicopters of Russia” Alexander Mikheyev told reporters at MAKS-2015.

“Currently, the helicopters, both military and civil use almost entirely Russian made components, except for civil helicopters Ka-226T and “ANSAT”, which have the engines of foreign production”, he said.

Tests of UAV Chirok to be completed by end of 2016


Flight tests of reconnaissance air cushioned drone “Chirok” will be completed in the summer of 2016, the general director of the company-developer of the UAV (United Instrument-making Corporation) Alexander Yakunin told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
“We started flight tests, and in the framework of these tests are now being phased inspection of all UAV systems. We plan to complete their summer 2016,” he said.
The interlocutor of agency also said that the first flight possible “Teal” show during Gidroaviasalon Gelendzhik next summer.

State trials of modernized Mi-28NM helicopter to be completed in 2016


The prototype of a modernized Mil Mi-28NM combat helicopter has already been made and the state trials of this new model are planned to be completed next year, rotocraft manufacturer Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Production and Innovations Andrei Shibitov said on Monday.

“Now this helicopter is at the stage of state trials. Everything is proceeding according to schedule. The first prototype has been made. Considering that the prototype was produced at the serial plant, we have actually prepared the serial production of Mi-28NM helicopters. The state trials are expected to be over in 2016, which will be followed by deliveries,” he said.

PAK FA to gets improved missiles


Undoubtedly, the PAK FA fifth-generation fighter will be armed to the teeth with the latest weapons Russia has to offer. One of these is a modernized version of Russia’s best highly maneuverable short-range missile crucial for winning quick-action close-range aerial battles.

The Vympel R-73 (NATO reporting name: AA-11 Archer) is an infrared heat-seeking air-to-air missile with an operational range of up to 19 miles. It was designed to engage virtually any type of aircraft – from cutting-edge jet fighters to drones and cruise missiles.

Technologies for drones will be presented by the Russian company “Tiber”


Company “Tiber” (Russia) will present a target load and equipment for use in the systems of unmanned aerial vehicles at the XII International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015, the company said.

Among the samples of the equipment exhibited by the company will be:

• System management table arms OPS – new design allows you to control small arms and defense systems;
• Supporting-turning device PP-03 – designed to support the development of fast-moving objects and monitoring moving objects at long distances and has a large mass of the payload – up to 100 kg;
• Modernized complex “Surveying-in” with an unmanned helicopter automatic takeoff and landing TB-29B with improved performance.

United Aircraft Corporation wants to sign contracts for the supply of aircraft in the framework of MAKS-2015


United Aircraft Corporation plans to sign contracts for the supply of aircraft at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015, which will be held in Zhukovsky near Moscow from 25 to 30 August, according to the Сorporation.
MAKS is one of the world’s largest largest aviation forums held once every two years since 1993. The main purpose of the MAKS is demonstration of modern Russian technologies for joint projects with foreign partners. Aviation forums is held under the patronage of President of the Russian Federation.

Il-76MD-90A “Viktor Livanov” started flight tests


Another serial transport aircraft IL-76MD-90A, produced under contract with the Russian Defense Ministry, made its first flight, revealing a series of factory tests. Due to the avionics of KRET production new Russian transport plane would be the best aircraft in its class in terms of price and quality.

The flight lasted more than seven hours and was successful. The given program has been implemented in full scale, after which the aircraft landed at the airport “Ulyanovsk-Vostochny”.

The new aircraft was named after the legendary aircraft designer Viktor Livanov, who headed the Aviation Complex. Ilyushin, has invested a lot of energy and knowledge to the development of modified Il-76MD-90A.