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Source: The Mi-28NM helicopter is being turned into a front-line bomber

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The combat helicopter Mi-28NM will be capable of carrying four long-range cruise missiles on board. We are talking about the so-called "product 305", the maximum range of which is 100 kilometers.


About this agency RIA News said a source related to aircraft construction.

He noted that the missiles will be placed on the outer points of the suspension. Equipping this combat vehicle with such weapons, the Mi-28 NM helicopter is actually turned into a front-line bomber.

Cruise missiles will enable the Mi-28NM to effectively and with high accuracy carry out tasks to destroy command posts, accumulations of manpower, armory warehouses and other objects. The source noted that no other combat helicopter in the world has standard weapons with the same range and destruction power as the "product 305".

He also said that the helicopter is currently undergoing a series of tests.

Earlier, Vitaly Shcherbina, the chief designer for combat helicopters of the National Center for Helicopter Engineering of Russia, stated that the Mi-28NM is capable of shooting down planes. To do this, he will need to have on board air-to-air missile weapons and perform a funnel-on-tail aerobatics.
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  1. From Tomsk
    From Tomsk 29 May 2021 16: 02
    +34
    Tell these reporters that helicopters have been used as bombers since the Afghan war. I liked very much how the Mi-26 "Cows" 5-ton bombs FAB-5000 were dropped on the village
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 29 May 2021 16: 05
      0
      ... The combat helicopter Mi-28NM will be capable of carrying four long-range cruise missiles on board. We are talking about the so-called "product 305", the maximum range of which is 100 kilometers.


      Perhaps the author confused something.

      ... stumbled upon a mention of this rocket, called the "Product 305". Also, some characteristics of the rocket are revealed, which differ from the data given by me.

      According to media reports, this missile uses a combined guidance system, seeker (TV channel + IR) + radio control or autopilot.

      It is reported that the missile can be used on the "fire and forget" principle, the onboard inertial navigation system will be engaged in guidance. A seeker will be used in the final section.

      The helicopter will receive the coordinates of the target from the combined-arms command and control system or using its own detection equipment (radar, OLS).

      The maximum range of the Product 305 missile will be 25 km.

      (Earlier, I mentioned the limitation of the helicopter's OLS, in searching for targets, at distances of up to 10-12 km. The radar will be able to detect a ground object at about the same distance. That's why I talked about the engagement range of 12 km, as it turned out, the designers bypassed this is a limitation.)

      The missile will be used to destroy stationary objects, fortifications and armored vehicles.

      In addition to the above targets, theoretically the guidance system allows you to attack surface and air targets.

      https://zen.yandex.ru/media/armsblog/raskryty-harakteristiki-izdeliia-305-sekretnoi-rakety-dlia-mi28nm-5d20922a07f8ec00ae8a4a85

      However, it was decided to further increase the firing range of the Ka-52M and Mi-28NM helicopters. And this is where the mysterious "product 305" appears, which is in development, but is already beginning to be tested. This is again reported by a TASS source in the defense industry. He spoke about the testing of "product 305" as part of the Mi-28NM helicopter. Last year, the range of this missile reached 25 kilometers.

      Here is what was known about the rocket a year ago. At the initial stage, it flies under the control of the inertial system, for which, before launch, the coordinates of the target are entered into its memory. During the flight, the missile transmits an image of the target on board using a television camera. At the final stage, the seeker turns on. Its type is not reported.


      ... Regardless of how far the "product 305" range is longer than that of the currently used helicopter missiles, it can be said unequivocally that this promising missile testifies to a qualitative leap made by the designers of anti-tank weapons. That is, the operator of the helicopter's armament does not need to accompany it with a radio signal or a laser beam until the very moment of hitting the target. "Product 305" belongs to the "fire and forget" missiles. After leaving the launcher, the rocket flies in a fully autonomous mode.

      https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/257491/
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      2. Alex777
        Alex777 29 May 2021 17: 59
        +15
        Perhaps the author confused something.

        Here is an article a year and a half ago, which was later quoted by many.
        Source: Ka-52M helicopter will receive a cruise missile
        with a range of up to 100 km
        https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/7767415

        Here is a good description of what the Mi-28NM is:
        https://spec.tass.ru/vertolet-mi28/sistemy-vsepogodnogo-primeneniya/?utm_source=tass&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article_preview

        Source of the article in question:
        Source: Mi-28NM will receive striking power comparable to that of bombers.
        https://ria.ru/20210529/vertolet-1734690988.html

        As far as I am aware, only the Ka-100M has a radar capable of detecting targets at a distance of 52 km. The Mi-28NM, if I am not mistaken, is 25 km away.
        Even decent publications have confusion in their characteristics.
        http://bastion-karpenko.ru/izdelie-305-aviaraketa/

        A free press is a very weak source.
        Yandex Zen is a complete trash heap for dreamers.
        With all due respect to your meticulousness. hi
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 29 May 2021 19: 40
          +1
          Quote: Alex777
          With all due respect to your meticulousness.

          https://ria.ru/20210529/vertolet-1734690988.html?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop&nw=1622306370000
          "At present, flight tests of product 305 helicopter cruise missiles with a maximum range of 100 kilometers are underway. The upgraded Mi-28NM Night Hunter will be able to carry four such missiles on external suspension points," the agency's source said.
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 29 May 2021 19: 53
            +1
            You have not looked at my link RIA? It's about the same thing, but shorter. wink
        2. VO3A
          VO3A 29 May 2021 22: 42
          +9
          Complete trash heap !!
          the Mi-28 NM helicopter is actually being turned into a front-line bomber.

          A front-line bomber destroys targets at a range of up to 1000 km ... What kind of replacement, or even thought, can there be? Or do they think that the frontline is the one that hangs over the front of hostilities, or rather the place of hostilities ... Complete donkeys !!!
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 29 May 2021 22: 45
            +9
            Journalists. As my friend said:
            Fear the bull in the front, the horse in the back, and the journalist on both sides.
        3. abc_alex
          abc_alex 30 May 2021 01: 00
          +3
          Quote: Alex777
          As far as I am aware, only the Ka-100M has a radar capable of detecting targets at a distance of 52 km. The Mi-28NM, if I am not mistaken, is 25 km away.

          Goals? What kind? RDS "Rezets" of course can detect targets at 100 kilometers. Type "ship" and type "bridge". But single targets of the "helicopter" type are no further than 25 km, the tank, apparently, is even closer.
          The N025 radar works in the same way, the same 25-30 kilometers for single targets.
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 30 May 2021 03: 41
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            Goals? What kind? RDS "Rezets" of course can detect targets at 100 kilometers. Type "ship" and type "bridge". But single targets of the "helicopter" type are no further than 25 km, the tank, apparently, is even closer.

            When I talked about the Ka-52M and its ability to target the 305 product at 100 km, I meant the use of the Zhuk-A radar, which is not installed on the Mi-28NM, as far as I am aware.
            I came across specific data on targets (ship, bridge, tank) and their detection range. I will not dare to bring them back to memory, but I assure you - everything is very good there. bully
            The Ka-52K "Katran" has even more powerful missile armament and radar equipment - the detection range of targets of the "Zhuk-A" radar is up to 200 km.

            https://www.aviaport.ru/digest/2020/03/05/629397.html
            hi
            1. abc_alex
              abc_alex 2 June 2021 17: 05
              0
              Quote: Alex777
              I came across specific data on targets (ship, bridge, tank) and their detection range. I won't dare to bring them back to memory, but I assure you - everything is very good there. bully

              "Cutter" is exactly new Radar Ka-52. Beetle-A simply will not fit into this helicopter.
              Cutter


              Beetle-a



              Antenna module Ka-52
              1. Alex777
                Alex777 2 June 2021 22: 25
                0
                "Cutter" is precisely the new Ka-52 radar. Beetle-A simply will not fit into this helicopter.

                You apparently did not pay attention to what I wrote about the K-52K Katran. And not about the K-52 Alligator.
                Zhuk-A is on the K-52K. hi
                1. abc_alex
                  abc_alex 6 June 2021 01: 25
                  0
                  Let the Beetle-A not fit into it. She's too big. That same Cutter is a new radar to replace the Crossbow with AFAR.
                  The crossbow weighs ~ 125 kg. And Zhuk-A - 285. Well, where should you hang it in 52's nose?
                  1. Alex777
                    Alex777 6 June 2021 13: 03
                    0
                    Maybe you're right. Let's see how everything will be. hi
      3. mvg
        mvg 29 May 2021 18: 34
        0
        guidance will be handled by the onboard inertial navigation system

        It is clearly visible that the source of Yandex-Zen ... how the language turns to master such a phrase
    2. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 29 May 2021 17: 45
      +5
      It’s strange. I always believed that the BOMBER is when BOMBS are carried, and those who are equipped with missiles are called ROCKET CARRIERS.
      But, apparently, he lagged behind in time. Now everything is changing so quickly ...
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 29 May 2021 19: 11
        +2
        and those who are equipped with missiles are called missile carriers.
        Tsssss, (in a whisper), now they don't even know about it ... laughing good
      2. out of habit
        out of habit 29 May 2021 20: 32
        +1
        And why does the mortar have mines and not shells? laughing
        1. paco.soto
          paco.soto 29 May 2021 22: 46
          0
          out of habit
          Today, 20: 32
          NEW

          0
          And why does the mortar have mines and not shells? laughing
          Reply ©

          Laughing: Do you have a military education? Or just like that - trolled on VO?))
          1. out of habit
            out of habit 30 May 2021 03: 41
            +2
            VO for ordinary people!
    3. venik
      venik 29 May 2021 18: 33
      +2
      Quote: From Tomsk
      Tell these reporters that helicopters have been used as bombers since the Afghan war. I liked very much how the Mi-26 "Cows" 5-ton bombs FAB-5000 were dropped on the village

      =======
      Actually, even "Bears" (Mi-8/17) were also bombed! Starting with Afgan! There really were lighter bombs - FAB-250 ..... But it looked spectacular! Especially the corkscrew smoke!
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 29 May 2021 18: 52
        0
        Actually, even "Bears" (Mi-8/17) were also bombed! Starting with Afgan! There really were lighter bombs - FAB-250 .....
        Vladimir, my compliments ... hi By the way, the tadpoles in the assault ... they carried a lot of things in Afghanistan and not only, now they are also dragged in all sorts of Tatamstans ... on the onboard nodes of the external suspension: NAR blocks and machine gun containers, with different calibers: from 12,7 mm ... and up to 7,62 !!! good
        Mi-8 AMTSh: two 12.7-mm machine guns and a rear PKT machine gun Combat load - 1400 kg at 6 suspension nodes: 4 PU UV-16-57 16x55-mm or UV-32-57 32x57-mm, or 4 250-kg bombs , or 6 ATGM "Attack" or "Storm", 4 UR air-to-air "Igla"
        and by the way, they can shoot down, all sorts of transports and attack aircraft, and burn different MBTs, with quite great success !!!
        1. venik
          venik 29 May 2021 18: 57
          +2
          Hi Denis!
          Quote: Intruder
          By the way, the tadpoles in the assault ... carried a lot of things in Afghanistan and not only, now they also carry NAR blocks and machine gun containers, with different calibers, from 23 mm in all Tatamstan ... and up to 7,62 !!!

          =========
          I just had a chance to see how the "Bears" were bombed ...
          Spectacular!
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 29 May 2021 19: 06
            +7
            I just had a chance to see how the "Bears" were bombed ...
            Spectacular!
            For you, especially !!! yes
            1. venik
              venik 29 May 2021 19: 50
              +4
              Thank you, Denis!
              The video sequence is AWESOME! I have a special attitude to "Bears"! I owe them my life (although I don't remember a fig). But if THOSE GUYS (helicopter pilots) had met - wow, they would have sat down! It would be something to remember!
              1. Intruder
                Intruder 29 May 2021 20: 16
                0
                Thank you, Denis!
                No thanks ... Vladimir !!! good laughing We have a special attitude towards MI-8 and An-24, my family has a special relationship, my father is in Africa (Sudan 1971-1973), I closely "communicated" with them, and then in civilian life - these are two of his favorite cars ... therefore, from childhood, there lived the smell of the cabin, the very ... dear, like home! yes And then, already myself ... I appreciated them, they are already in business ...
                1. venik
                  venik 29 May 2021 20: 32
                  +3
                  Quote: Intruder
                  To MI-8 and An-24, we have a special relationship in our family, my father is in Africa (Sudan 1971-1973), I closely "communicated" with them

                  =======
                  How! And my Dad started with "pawns" and finished with Il-28!
                  I also grew up at the Vodopi airfield (now - Kulbyakeno, in the Nikolaev region of Ukraine). Exactly Aerodrome and was my childhood!
                  PS I knew that we have COMMON memories!
                  1. Intruder
                    Intruder 29 May 2021 20: 36
                    -1
                    started with "pawns" and finished with Il-28!

                    Mine started with MiG-17/19, and then retrained on turntables and finished AN-24 ...
                    1. venik
                      venik 29 May 2021 21: 31
                      +4
                      An-24 and An-26 are favorite cars! How many flew on them ("passenger") - lost count! I even had to jump! The machine is a BEAST! "Unkillable" !!! I've never seen the best!
                      1. Intruder
                        Intruder 29 May 2021 21: 35
                        +2
                        An-24 and An-26 - favorite cars! How many flew on them ("passenger") - lost count! I even had to jump! The machine is a BEAST! "Unkillable" !!!
                        It is, for sure ... even with one engine it is volatile ... like no other, modern "effective designers" should learn from their fathers, they knew how to do, in fact - aircraft, not like now - all sorts of products and others "nasty", for the sale and hammering of babos !!!
                      2. venik
                        venik 29 May 2021 23: 35
                        +2
                        Quote: Intruder
                        It is, for sure ... even with one engine flying ...

                        =======
                        There was a case! On takeoff on the 26th (at full load) the left engine "died"!
                        Nothing! They sat down, the furs "dig deeper" for half an hour ... And then flew out! And nothing! We flew fine!
                      3. Intruder
                        Intruder 29 May 2021 23: 45
                        +1
                        On takeoff on the 26th (at full load) the left engine "died"!
                        It'S Nothing!
                        My father at 24, climbed on takeoff on one, when the barmeleys approached the capital of Sudan, this machine was used both tactical and shock, in 12,7 mm hatches. there were other "gifts" for the impudent ones, the second engine received two 23 mm rounds, but I had to sweat, and the crew had to save the car, and then answer the targets ... clean up around the strip ...
                      4. Intruder
                        Intruder 29 May 2021 23: 51
                        +2
                        This is also for you, Vladimir ...:
              2. Intruder
                Intruder 29 May 2021 21: 38
                +3
                PS I knew that we have COMMON memories!
                Well, the Earth ... a small and round (slightly flattened from the poles) ball, grandfather Vernadsky yes , apparently was right about the noosphere ... even more so if you grew up in the same conditions !!! drinks
                1. venik
                  venik 29 May 2021 23: 40
                  +3
                  Quote: Intruder
                  Well, the Earth ... a small and round (slightly flattened from the poles) ball, grandfather Vernadsky yes, apparently he was right about the noosphere ... especially if you grew up in the same conditions !!!

                  ========
                  You know, in the hospital and in the sanatorium there were so many "like-minded" guys! We still keep in touch! But how many years have passed! what
                  1. Intruder
                    Intruder 29 May 2021 23: 52
                    +2
                    You know, in the hospital and in the sanatorium there were so many "like-minded" guys!
                    Excellent!!! And I know ... drinks
    4. not main
      not main 30 May 2021 00: 04
      +1
      Quote: Intruder
      Actually, even "Bears" (Mi-8/17) were also bombed! Starting with Afgan! There really were lighter bombs - FAB-250 .....
      Vladimir, my compliments ... hi By the way, the tadpoles in the assault ... they carried a lot of things in Afghanistan and not only, now they are also dragged in all sorts of Tatamstans ... on the onboard nodes of the external suspension: NAR blocks and machine gun containers, with different calibers: from 12,7 mm ... and up to 7,62 !!! good
      Mi-8 AMTSh: two 12.7-mm machine guns and a rear PKT machine gun Combat load - 1400 kg at 6 suspension nodes: 4 PU UV-16-57 16x55-mm or UV-32-57 32x57-mm, or 4 250-kg bombs , or 6 ATGM "Attack" or "Storm", 4 UR air-to-air "Igla"
      and by the way, they can shoot down, all sorts of transports and attack aircraft, and burn different MBTs, with quite great success !!!

      And why only the outdated "Uv16 (32)", And where is B-8v20? But what about containers with GSh-23-2? Or just with grenade launchers? And yet, not every AMTSh can be equipped with guided weapons! For the simple reason that not every AMTS has a sighting complex, like the whole architecture itself!
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 30 May 2021 00: 16
        +1
        And why only the outdated "Uv16 (32)", And where is B-8v20? But what about containers with GSh-23-2? Or just with grenade launchers?
        I just remembered about that version ... you can also have a suspension for the UPK-23-250, depending on the type of suspension, the container is divided into 6 types:
        9-A-681,
        9-A-681-01,
        9-A-681-02,
        9-A-681-03,
        9-A-681-04,
        9-A-681-05.
        But, the "highlight" that distinguishes the AMTSh from the previous versions of the "eight" is the inclusion in the armament of the ATGM: "Attack" or "Shturm", air-to-air missile "Igla".
        1. not main
          not main 30 May 2021 00: 51
          0
          Quote: Intruder
          But, the "highlight" that distinguishes the AMTSh from the previous versions of the GXNUMX is the inclusion of ATGMs in the armament:

          But what about the Mi-8TV? And yes, the last AMTS go without ATGM. Which I personally think is reasonable! No need to hang extra weight on transport!
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 30 May 2021 00: 53
            0
            Which I personally think is reasonable! No need to hang extra weight on transport!
            And when there are no other aircraft available at the base !? Wait ... and sit on the ground, exactly ???
            1. not main
              not main 30 May 2021 01: 10
              +1
              Quote: Intruder
              Which I personally think is reasonable! No need to hang extra weight on transport!
              And when there are no other aircraft available at the base !? Wait ... and sit on the ground, exactly ???

              Somewhat aside, but accepted. That's what the suspension systems are for, and there are many suspension weapon systems! But guided weapons, in addition to suspension systems, also have a significant mass of on-board equipment, which must be carried with you CONSTANTLY! Do you think that a transport worker should carry these hundreds of kilograms? For me, it's better to take two paratroopers or four wounded!
              1. Intruder
                Intruder 30 May 2021 01: 13
                0
                Do you think that a transport worker should carry these hundreds of kilograms?
                Surprisingly, I don’t think so ...
                or four wounded!
                I agree with this ... and myself !!!
                But guided weapons, in addition to suspension systems, also have a significant mass of onboard equipment.
                but in this matter, just need to work ... so as not to solve a difficult problem later, on the 4th 300th !!!
                1. not main
                  not main 30 May 2021 01: 42
                  0
                  Quote: Intruder
                  But guided weapons, in addition to suspension systems, also have a significant mass of onboard equipment.
                  but in this matter, just need to work ... so as not to solve a difficult problem later, on the 4th 300th !!!

                  Do you think that all the same, a transport worker can fight armored vehicles? Why then were MI-24,35,28 Ka-50,52 created? By the way, the clip of N. Anisimov was posted above. Think, thank God, not the 41st, to call the U-2 to the front!
                  1. not main
                    not main 30 May 2021 01: 48
                    0
                    At the expense of the U-2 got excited! But they also hung bombs on LI-2!
  • Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 29 May 2021 16: 06
    0
    Discount for wholesale buyers ......
  • D16
    D16 29 May 2021 16: 11
    0
    Why was the mouse cut off? Leave at least a fairing from the Attack guidance station. There was a really finished image. Made Mi-28NM. Freak. belay .
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 29 May 2021 16: 15
      +7



      Do you like it more?
      1. D16
        D16 29 May 2021 17: 26
        0
        I do not like. He was much nicer with a nose.
    2. abc_alex
      abc_alex 30 May 2021 00: 44
      0
      Quote: D16
      Why was the mouse cut off? Leave at least a fairing from the Attack guidance station. There was a really finished image. Made Mi-28NM. Freak. belay .

      In one of the adjacent design bureaus they gave him the nickname "snub-nosed" :) It stuck.
      He had too much twisted in his nose, the radar simplified a lot of things. and the internal layout of the car was greatly changed. Leave it purely decorative?
      1. D16
        D16 30 May 2021 08: 55
        0
        Leave it purely decorative?

        Yes. I am writing about the RP fairing from the Attack station.
        1. abc_alex
          abc_alex 2 June 2021 17: 09
          0
          Quote: D16
          Leave it purely decorative?

          Yes. I am writing about the RP fairing from the Attack station.

          I understand what you are writing about. But now the entire layout of the helicopter has been altered and it is possible that it is simply impossible to leave the "nose". It's a pity though. :)
  • Thrifty
    Thrifty 29 May 2021 16: 16
    -2
    "Mi24NM is capable of shooting down planes" - so Mi24 shot down planes, including 4th generation f16 fighters. If only he had beat them in flight. ... lol
    1. Herman 4223
      Herman 4223 29 May 2021 17: 31
      +3
      He shot down, but not F-16. It seems it was a phantom or whatever else Iran had in the 80s.
  • Laksamana besar
    Laksamana besar 29 May 2021 16: 23
    +1
    Do not repeat, it has already been:
    https://topwar.ru/183071-mi-28nm-nochnoj-ohotnik-poluchil-novoe-raketnoe-vooruzhenie.html
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 29 May 2021 17: 04
      +1
      I will not repeat myself, I read this information on other sites, and it seems like they wrote about it in one of their TV programs! !!
  • ohka_new
    ohka_new 29 May 2021 16: 59
    +3
    Does a missile (even a cruise) have a RADIUS of action?
    1. Split
      Split 29 May 2021 17: 05
      +1
      Uh-huh, you don't live in diameter wassat drinks Action = defeat, essentially the same meaning
    2. Babay Atasovich
      Babay Atasovich 29 May 2021 17: 08
      +1
      And even a spare a / d in case of bad weather at the point of arrival! good
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 29 May 2021 17: 11
    -3
    And how reliable is all this? And from what height should this miracle weapon be dropped so that the range is 100 km, probably from space?
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 29 May 2021 17: 26
      0
      Ros56-do not reset, but start. Here both the launch trajectory plays a role, and the speed of the rocket. The range of 100 kilometers is not 1000, it is very easy to get it with modern missiles. And the height can be five kilometers, and 20, the main factor is the speed of the rocket!
  • Intruder
    Intruder 29 May 2021 18: 49
    -1
    Earlier, Vitaly Shcherbina, the chief designer for combat helicopters of the National Center for Helicopter Engineering of Russia, stated that the Mi-28NM is capable of shooting down planes. To do this, he will need to have an air-to-air missile on board.
    and before that, he could not and did not have an URVV !? wink
  • Azimuth
    Azimuth 29 May 2021 19: 15
    +3
    Frankly speaking, I did not understand why everyone is focusing on their own means of detecting the Mi-28. The ground-based OTRK also does not have its own means of detection, but this does not prevent it from hitting targets at three times the distance.

    The idea of ​​using an attack helicopter to deliver to the area and launch a missile with a range of about 100 km is quite interesting. The helicopter has a high speed, that is, the time of advancing and staying in the launch area is minimal, and the helicopter overcomes any terrain. Just like the ground complex, the helicopter can receive external target designation. But before that, the helicopter can be at a greater distance than the OTRK, which reduces the number of enemy weapons nomenclatures capable of destroying it. The cost of the helicopter is an order of magnitude lower than the Su-34 and heavier aircraft systems.
    An interesting idea, let's see what happens in the end.
  • AKS-U
    AKS-U 29 May 2021 21: 01
    0
    Are there really not enough bombers? The turntables are already being adapted for unusual tasks. This is before being optimized.
    Shoigu: "In 2020, the troops received 58 aircraft and helicopters." For the whole sky from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok 58 new boards. Inevitably, you will "sculpt" the bombardier from the turntable.
    1. Dart2027
      Dart2027 29 May 2021 21: 27
      +1
      Quote: AKS-U
      Shoigu: "In 2020, the troops received 58 aircraft and helicopters."

      You about it
      May 26, 2020, AEX.RU - Since the beginning of the year, the Russian Armed Forces have received 58 state-of-the-art aircraft and helicopters, a total of more than 750 pieces of equipment, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said in a videoconference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. RIA Novosti writes about it.
      https://www.aex.ru/news/2020/5/26/213019/

      So this is less than six months.
      Quote: AKS-U
      Are there really not enough bombers? The turntables are already being adapted for unusual tasks.

      Why unusual?
  • Osipov9391
    Osipov9391 29 May 2021 23: 48
    -2
    If this is true, then only from a hopeless situation and the absence of fighter-bomber aircraft / attack drones.
    So they are trying to excuse me for "attaching a saddle to a cow."
    They ruined Babak's project in the form of the Su-39 attack aircraft, which they wanted to do in Ulan-Ude and almost prepared everything. But his trials were stopped by a strong-willed decision from above.
    The plane turned out to be very interesting. With an overhead radar, it carried almost the entire range of weapons that the Su-34 carries. Its speed, load and radius are, of course, less.
    But the price is 5-6 times lower than that of the Su-34 and lower than that of the Mi-28NM. In terms of avionics, it is comparable to the latter or surpasses this helicopter.
    So he could be used as a front-line bomber.
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 30 May 2021 03: 42
      0
      Quote: Osipov9391
      Ruined Babak's project in the form of a Su-39 attack aircraft

      The Su-39 was imprisoned for the Whirlwind anti-tank missile ... We expected a lot, but got zero! The Whirlwind laser-beam anti-tank missiles did not meet expectations! The effectiveness (efficiency) was low! The most experienced pilots still, back and forth, coped with the tasks; but the "ordinary" pilots could not ...
  • Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 30 May 2021 03: 26
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    and perform a funnel-tail aerobatics.
    The main thing is not to get such a figure, in the end!