The Russian military received a new batch of Su-35S multirole fighters

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The Russian military received a new batch of Su-35S multirole fighters

From the team of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant (KnAAZ) named after Gagarin, the Russian military received a new batch of Su-35S multirole fighters. The aircraft were manufactured by order of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

This was reported by the press service of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), which owns the enterprise. This association is part of the structure of the state corporation Rostec.

Su-35S aircraft are classified as 4++ generation fighters. Before being sent to the troops, they underwent a series of necessary ground and flight tests. Then they flew under their own power from the factory airfield to the places of permanent deployment, where their service will now take place.

Aviation the plant has reached a rhythmic pace of aircraft production within the framework of the current year program

- General Director of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar reported.

Since the beginning of the year, the company has been sending the second batch of combat aircraft to the troops. Now the plant's employees are busy producing and preparing Su-35 and Su-57 fighters. They strictly fulfill their obligations, delivering aircraft to units of the Russian Armed Forces on time, without delays.

The first UAC delivery to the troops in 2024 was a batch of Su-34 fighter-bombers. They were sent to their deployment sites in April.

This year the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft plant celebrates the 90th anniversary of its founding.

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  1. +6
    8 May 2024 15: 43
    Well, so that the number of takeoffs is equal to the number of landings.
    1. +8
      8 May 2024 15: 53
      The Su-35S is good, but in 2024 the Su-57 will become the most produced Russian fighter. Representatives of the Russian military-industrial complex reported that in 2024, twice as many Su-57 fighters will be produced as in the previous year.

      . “We have fulfilled the state defense order. As for the new aircraft, the order for the Su-57 has almost doubled".In 2023, UAC delivered 12 Su-57 aircraft, while in 2022 there were only six, and deliveries in 2024 will exceed 20 aircraft. This increase in production will make the Su-57 the most produced fighter in Russia, in second place - Su-34M. Annual deliveries of the Su-34 are expected to be just under 20 aircraft... A key factor promoting large-scale procurement is that the cost of the Su-57 throughout its service life is comparable to the cost of the Su-27, Su- 30 and Su-35, which it was designed to replace, allowing it to be used instead of these fourth-generation fighters at a one-to-one cost.


      https://overclockers.ru/blog/Hardware_inc/show/129226/V-2024-godu-Su-57-stanet-samym-proizvodimym-rossijskim-istrebitelem

      A key way in which Su-57 manufacturers achieved this was through the use of innovative solutions such as radar-absorbing fiberglass, which avoids the need for special radar-absorbing coatings, as is done on American fighters.

      Another factor is the use of the AL-51 engine (formerly known as the Saturn 30), which has lower maintenance requirements and operating costs than the previous AL-31 and AL-41 that powered the Su-27/30 and Sukhoi Su-35/XNUMX. -XNUMX respectively.
      1. -2
        8 May 2024 16: 06
        And you have to believe in it. True, I try, but I can’t.
        Technically, the aircraft is many times more complex and turns out to be cheaper to maintain.
        Why don't other manufacturers know about this? Neither Lockheed, nor Boeing, nor Dassault
        1. +2
          8 May 2024 16: 10
          Technically more complex, but when new technologies are used, their maintenance is not as complex and expensive as on previous generation fighters.

          . Why don't other manufacturers know about this? Neither Lockheed, nor Boeing, nor Dassault


          Because they don’t even want to know about it. Making such fighters is not profitable for them from a financial point of view. Then they won’t be able to make money on those. maintenance, as the same Rafal manufacturers do, whose total price for Serbia was 250 million for one Rafal, including service.
          1. -1
            8 May 2024 23: 21
            You are either really not very smart, or you firmly believe in your own nonsense.
            Try to think again .. A new, technically more complex product, with all the “childhood” diseases and the Previous generation, which is served by Indians and Algeria and Indonesia .. with developments, experience and a sledgehammer
        2. +1
          8 May 2024 16: 47
          It states that the engine has a lower demand. Not a plane.
          1. +1
            8 May 2024 16: 50
            The engine is the most complex and most expensive system on fighters in particular and on airplanes in general.
        3. -1
          8 May 2024 22: 11
          Quote: Aleks88
          Why don't other manufacturers know about this? Neither Lockheed, nor Boeing, nor Dassault

          Because in Russia, aviation industry workers are poorer than couriers.
          1. 0
            8 May 2024 23: 11
            Well, I agree here. I was at the St. Petersburg plant, where they make a couple of blocks for Sushki, and I know the salary that was offered to me. And I know the courier VkusVill... The difference is 1.5 times. I am an engineer with 2 education and experience.
        4. 0
          9 May 2024 07: 42
          .
          Quote: Aleks88
          You are either really not very smart, or you firmly believe in your own nonsense.
          Try to think again .. A new, technically more complex product, with all the “childhood” diseases and the Previous generation, which is served by Indians and Algeria and Indonesia .. with developments, experience and a sledgehammer



          As an example, what is easier to maintain? An old Zaporozhets or a modern car? A modern car, because when designing it, the cost of operation and its simplification were taken into account. The same is true with fighter aircraft. And operating experience is a gain.
      2. +3
        8 May 2024 16: 50
        "innovative solutions, such as radio-absorbing glass fiber, which avoids the need to apply special radio-absorbing coatings" ///
        ---
        This is interesting...
        They showed photos of the assembly of the Su-57.
        The fuselage and wings are aluminum, as usual.
        Where is this fiberglass? - under the fuselage? Or on top of aluminum?
        1. +1
          8 May 2024 16: 52
          Even if he knew, he would not say and you know perfectly well why.
        2. +1
          8 May 2024 17: 34
          Where is the fiberglass


          Where, where - in the report!!!! laughing
        3. 0
          8 May 2024 23: 15
          You are not right. Even on the Su-37, which is Berkut, a lot of composite was introduced into the power elements. There were a lot of photos of the assembly line online, but not a word about the materials.
          “radio-absorbing fiber” is something new, it’s not like a UFO was shot down and the technology was stolen
          1. 0
            8 May 2024 23: 35
            Quote: Aleks88
            Also on the Su-37 which is Berkut

            Su-47, damn expert...
            All your other sarcasm is just clowning...
        4. 0
          9 May 2024 21: 56
          Quote: voyaka uh
          The fuselage and wings are aluminum, as usual.

          Our fighters do not have a fuselage, starting with the Su-27 and MiG-29, they have a center section, because the layout is integral.
          Secondly, the production of the Su-57 has been shown more than once, including the production of composite skin panels for the center section and wings. Whether carbon or other radio-absorbing fibers are included in the composition of fiberglass is a third matter and is up to the conscience of illiterate journalists.
          Quote: voyaka uh
          They showed photos of the assembly of the Su-57

          They showed reports, including footage of the formation of composite cladding panels.
          Quote: voyaka uh
          on top of aluminum?

          A radio-absorbing coating is applied on top of aluminum in the USA - WITH A SPATULA!
          1. 0
            9 May 2024 22: 49
            Thanks for the clarifications. drinks
            But I still didn’t understand from your post,
            Is there a radio-absorbing coating on the Su-57?
            In order not to reflect, but to absorb radio waves of centimeter length,
            a layer of a certain thickness is required, including small
            metal inclusions of a certain shape.
            There have already been three generations of such coatings in the USA,
            based on operating experience (wear, cracks) of several types of stealth.

            It seems that the Su-57 planes that were shown were painted with regular paint?
            1. +1
              9 May 2024 23: 52
              Quote: voyaka uh
              Is there a radio-absorbing coating on the Su-57?

              Of course, there is a similar coating that is used on the Su-35S, due to which its ESR in the “cm” range is almost an order of magnitude lower than that of the Su-27. But as far as follows from the crookedly formulated text of an incompetent journalist, the material of the Su-57 composite panels themselves contains fibers containing ferite components. This makes it possible to get by with a thinner coating of the airframe itself, since the panels themselves are absorbed. This was the meaning of what was heard, but not understood or incorrectly formulated, by the journalist.
              But you need to remember that despite the best and most effective coating, the aircraft will always have a pilot’s cockpit, radar surface under the radio-transmitting fairing and engine nozzles that “shine” on the radar. So the purpose of all these tricks (airframe geometry, radio-absorbing coatings) serves only to reduce the detection distance of such aircraft by ground and aviation guidance radars and the AGSN of explosive missiles.
              And about the cost of the Su-57 compared to the Su-35S, Su-30SM and Su-34. There are official data at the time of their launch in the series. . In dollars it was then 37 million dollars. At that time, the cost of the Su-35S was $35 million. , Su-30SM - 30 million dollars. , and Su-34 - 28 million dollars.
              Why did the price differ so little from the Su-35S?
              This is a feature of domestic pricing. and features of financing these projects. So the Su-30SM was created on the basis of the Su-30MKI, which was developed with money from an Indian customer. The Su-35S was developed with company funds as an export product. But the Su-57 was developed for budget money. As a result, the development cost of the Su-30SM was not included at all, because the Indians paid and everything was already paid off due to export supplies. The cost of development was included in the price of the Su-35S, although our Defense Ministry knows how to twist arms at the price. But the price of the Su-57 does not include the cost of development, only the cost and the established rate of profit.
              And despite this, it seems that the purchase price of the Su-57 has been slightly revised... Or the state has made direct investments in the preparation of a new production base (new workshop). So it is necessary to simply compare the purchase price of the Su-30SM, Su-35S and Su-57 taking into account these factors. Taking into account the cost of development, the price of the Su-57 for the Moscow Region would not be lower than 50-55 million dollars
              Well, the floating exchange rate of the ruble must also be taken into account. At the start of production, the exchange rate was 65-70 rubles per dollar. , and now there are already about 100.
              And for a foreign customer, the naked price of the Su-57E will not be lower than 100+ million dollars.
              1. 0
                10 May 2024 00: 09
                The cockpit, the radar canvas under the radio-transparent fairings and the engine nozzles “glow” on the radar."///
                ---
                They took care of it, it seems...
                The cockpit cap is covered with a film of gold-iridium.
                The nozzles are hidden in the fuselage/airframe.
                B-2 and B-21 are impeccable in stealth. Raptor and F-35 issues on
                meter radars tail section.
                This whole stealth cheating is not dying at all, but developing
                continuously to fool the radar.
  2. 0
    8 May 2024 15: 47
    Not as a reproach, but for the sake of curiosity - when will this year’s batches of Su-57s go out and how many will be produced by the end of the year (they vaguely promised more than 20 units. Are they lying?)
  3. 0
    8 May 2024 16: 15
    Chic, very chic. I read that work is underway to modernize the SU30SM and SU35S. But this is a separate and interesting conversation. I would like to know what’s going on with the MIG35S?
    1. +2
      8 May 2024 16: 23
      The newest Russian MiG-35 fighter is used during the air strike, General Designer of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sergei Korotkov told RIA Novosti.

      . "Today, in connection with the events that are taking place, The machine is already involved in all operations that are carried out. Further test flights still have to be completed, and then the Ministry of Defense will make a final decision," he said., answering the question whether a decision has been made on serial purchases of the MiG-35 for the Russian Aerospace Forces. Korotkov noted that the characteristics of the MiG-35 “satisfy the foreign customer”; in parallel, negotiations are underway on export supplies.


      https://ria.ru/20231122/mig-1911023456.html
      1. -3
        8 May 2024 16: 25
        Clear. Takeaway. MO will also regret it. But it’s not for me to judge. Thank you.
        1. +1
          9 May 2024 22: 07
          Quote: Fatalist
          Clear. Takeaway. MO will also regret it.

          Maybe he already regrets it, and not only the Ministry of Defense, but also the one who in Komsomolsk-on-Amur told aircraft manufacturers to curtail the production of fighters (three years before SVO), they say, “We already have ENOUGH” ... And to switch to civilian products , such as pans. Then they wanted to curtail the production of the Su-34... and with what difficulty they managed to turn this GAME around and maintain production with the annual production of even a small number of aircraft.
          They are also planning a MiG-35S for their aerospace forces, I think that a regimental set of their deck-based version for the Kuznetsov will be ordered, because this year they are already going into operational use, and then into state service. Old Su-33s need to be replaced.
          1. +1
            9 May 2024 22: 19
            Thank you, colleague. They calmed down a little. I've missed a bit of news on MIG35 lately. Long-suffering aircraft. He was born in pain and has difficulty making his way into life. Maybe a little off topic, but SOYUZ, the same one that created the engine for the YAK141, has now developed an engine for the MIG41 based on the 31st. Maybe a new engine for the 35th will fall from the master's shoulder.
            1. +1
              9 May 2024 22: 55
              Quote: Fatalist
              "SOYUZ", the same one that created the engine for the YAK141, has now developed an engine for the MIG41 based on the 31st. Maybe a new engine for the 35th will fall from the master's shoulder.

              Is this not the R-579V-300? A year and a half ago there was information that during bench tests it showed a maximum afterburner thrust of 24 kg.s. instead of 000 kg.s. design Although for the modernized MiG-23, a new modification of engines with a thrust of 000 kg.s. has been supplied for several years. instead of the old ones with a thrust of 31 kg.s. , which is why the permitted speed for the MiG-17 became 500 km/h and for a short time up to 15 km/h. True, for this it was necessary to make new glazing for the skylights in order to move the thermal barrier back by such an amount.
              For the MiG-35S, the engines have been improved - they no longer smoke, they have become more economical, plasma ignition, afterburner thrust is 9000 kg.s. It is possible to make a new one based on this engine with a thrust of up to 11 kg.s. , but the MiG-000\29 topic is unlikely to be developed further. But in light of the Northern Military District and the need to arm the allies, the MiG-35S still had a chance to go into production.
              1. 0
                9 May 2024 23: 19
                I double-checked it, yes, it’s the same one.
                And yes, the SVO gave birth to a large list of equipment. There is progress in this matter.
                1. 0
                  10 May 2024 00: 25
                  Quote: Fatalist
                  yes, he is the one.

                  I’m not sure that, having the Su-57, our Aerospace Forces also need a separate interceptor. It’s easier to give these functions to the SU-57 and simply increase their fleet.
                  But ! The R-579V-300 engine itself is something. Such a unit is necessary to create a VTOL aircraft with the most excellent characteristics. And to create an MPA strike aircraft based on the enlarged Su-57 airframe as a carrier of the civil defense anti-ship missile system. And also in the version of a long-range fighter escort for bombers YES. And of course, such an engine in the Su-75 airframe will make it simply the king of the sky. And the Su-57 with a double cabin will make him a heavenly emperor. This is a very important engine for our VKS.
                  1. 0
                    10 May 2024 08: 56
                    But the SU57 does not reach the performance of the MIG41. And 57 is not an interceptor. And the generations are different. But for the SU75 it may turn out to be redundant.
                    1. 0
                      10 May 2024 20: 01
                      Quote: Fatalist
                      But the SU57 does not reach the performance of the MIG41.

                      According to what? By speed? Why do you need a speed of more than 2,5 M for interception? How do you imagine the use of weapons from internal weapons compartments? Opening the doors will destroy the plane. And the quality and detection range of its BRLC Su-57 is very good. It has a large weapons compartment + two onboard ones for one missile each. It is hardly noticeable and contains an RVV DB with a range of up to 300 km. , has a covert radar with antennas in the slats. And a very large combat radius.
                      And why get another MiG-31 on steroids for your zoo?
                      Quote: Fatalist
                      for the SU-75 it may be redundant.

                      Look at the F-35 and tell yourself - what does it lack in order to overcome its inherent shortcomings? There can be many different things, but the main one is the lack of thrust-to-weight ratio. That is why the power set of this pepelats is made of aluminum alloys instead of titanium. But of course, in the case of the Su-75, such a bandura must first be shoved into a VTOL aircraft based on the Su-75 airframe, reviving the theme of the now forgotten Yak-201, which at one time became the prototype for the F-35B. And believe me, with SUCH an engine it will be a VTOL aircraft at least equal to any of the best normal fighters.
                      And for an ordinary single-engine LFMI in its (Su-75) airframe, the capabilities of the AL-51F or Izdeliye-30 will be sufficient.
  4. -6
    8 May 2024 16: 20
    I wonder how much it turns out? Judging by the development of events, at least two dozen per month are needed.
    1. +1
      8 May 2024 18: 40
      How do you imagine that?
    2. +1
      8 May 2024 23: 52
      It is not necessary to chase after the “Sukhoi zoo” and put the MiG-35S into production. Even the United States, with its colossal budget, does not suffer from the “let’s make the Air Force out of heavy fighters” brain disorder. Only our people still can’t get rid of what they poured into Poghosyan’s ears. Even in the USSR, heavy S-27 vehicles were not considered as the basis of the Air Force. They did not go to front-line aviation at all, they were collected in the country’s air defense units, and for front-line aviation they served as high-quality reinforcement vehicles.
  5. +2
    8 May 2024 16: 32
    We need to use a couple more factories. But where can I get them? “Effective managers” took everything and ruined it.
    1. +1
      9 May 2024 22: 38
      Quote: Aerolab
      We need to use a couple more factories. But where can I get them? “Effective managers” took everything and ruined it.

      These defective Moscow MiG plants were closed and designated for development, they wanted to stop production of the Su-34, orders for military aircraft were reduced to a minimum, people quit their jobs... and then there was war, which is still called the North Military District. “And no one expected this.”
  6. +4
    8 May 2024 16: 38
    Successful flight and ground operation.
    Good luck in combat use.
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  8. 0
    8 May 2024 17: 05
    Everything is fine, as it should be... the aviation component of our aircraft is growing!
    Of course, there’s a lot more that needs to be done, but we’re not sitting still, we’re WORKING, doing everything we can, everything we need!
  9. 0
    8 May 2024 18: 43
    We need to build what we know how to do well. Air defense systems, missile defense, electronic warfare, nuclear submarines. Aviation is needed, but it is not a priority in this situation (except for helicopters and drones).
    1. -1
      8 May 2024 20: 40
      Aviation is needed, but it is not a priority

      Chiivooo? And who brings factories with 1.5 tons of ukram into positions?
  10. +2
    8 May 2024 20: 56
    The International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS), which was supposed to take place in the summer in Zhukovsky near Moscow, has been canceled again, Interfax reports, citing three sources in the aviation industry.

    The country's largest aircraft show, which has been held since 1993 and acquired federal status in the mid-2000s, has been postponed for the second year in a row.

    The decision to cancel the salon has already been made in principle, although it has not yet been formalized, Interfax’s interlocutor said. According to a RIA Novosti source, MAKS was planned to be held on July 23–28 at the airfield named after M. M. Gromov.

    Last year, MAKS did not take place for the first time in three decades of its history. And the reason was international sanctions against the Russian aviation industry, said a Vedomosti source close to the government. There was nothing and no one to show at the salon. Foreign companies did not show a massive desire to participate, and the domestic aviation industry “did not take off”: the import substitution projects that were started were not completed.

    In the first half of 2023, according to Rosstat, factories delivered only two civil aircraft to customers, and all in-house production programs faced delays. The production of MC-21 airliners cannot be established due to a shortage of composite parts, which were previously supplied by Rosatom's sanctioned subsidiary Umatex, and the weak point of the Il-114-300 turboprop turned out to be the TV7-117ST engine. It never passed flight tests and even led to the crash of an Il-112V military transport aircraft.

    Meanwhile, demand for Russian military aircraft has collapsed: at the Dubai Airshow 2023 aerospace exhibition, the largest in the Middle East, held in November, the Rostec state corporation did not sign a single contract, although 6 years ago a similar showroom brought it deals worth $10 billion. According to Stockholm Institute for Peace Research (SIPRI), in terms of the volume of export orders for military aircraft (84 aircraft), Russia is not only 16 times behind the United States (1371 units), but also inferior to France (210), South Korea (136), Italy (115 ) and China.

    Meanwhile, the civil aviation industry is stalling, although the Kremlin has grandiose plans: by 2030, half of the aircraft in the fleet of domestic airlines should be domestic, according to the decree “On National Development Goals,” which President Vladimir Putin signed on May 7.

    The development program for the air transport industry requires increasing the production of civilian airliners by 46 times. Despite the sanctions and lack of access to Western technologies, by 2026, according to government officials, Russia should produce 120 civil aircraft, in 2028 - 200, and in 2030 - more than 230.

    For comparison: in the 40st century, Russia has never produced more than 50–1980 civil aircraft per year. And even in the late USSR of the late 60s, factories produced no more than 70–2023 cars annually. In total, in 2030–40, according to the strategy, more than a thousand new civilian airliners should be produced in Russia - more than in the previous XNUMX years combined.
    1. +1
      8 May 2024 23: 08
      TV7-117ST-01 seems to have been completed. Take-off thrust is now 3100 hp.

      . “UEC designers have done a lot of work to improve the performance characteristics of power plants of the TV7-117 family. UEC is increasing its production capacity, and we are ready to begin serial deliveries of TV7-117ST-01 to meet the aviation industry’s need for domestic engines,” Rostec quotes Vadim Badekha.

      In a commentary to RT, the editor-in-chief of the Avia.ru portal Roman Gusarov noted that TV7-117ST-01 was modified taking into account high requirements for reliability and fuel efficiency.

      “It is important that testing of the Il-114-300 with modified engines has now resumed. This is an important step towards complete technological independence. During testing, TV7-117ST-01 must confirm its high technical and operational characteristics. I think this process will take another couple of years,” Gusarov emphasized.


      https://dzen.ru/a/ZjsrkJ50uRIjruhs
    2. -2
      9 May 2024 00: 35
      Aviation was demonstrated in the skies of Pakistan, Syria, and Ukraine in real combat conditions.[quote=Al Manah reports Interfax, citing three sources in the aviation industry.. There was nothing and no one to show at the show.
      . [/ Quote]
      1. 0
        9 May 2024 09: 48
        You did not pay attention to the most important thing in the article:
        Meanwhile, demand for Russian military aircraft has collapsed: at the Dubai Airshow 2023 aerospace exhibition, the largest in the Middle East, held in November, The Rostec state corporation has not concluded a single contract, although 6 years ago a similar salon brought it deals worth $10 billion.
        1. 0
          9 May 2024 09: 56
          It’s not so much that demand has collapsed, but that supply has decreased, not much, by the way, regarding the second batch of Su-34s, if the first one was a month ago in April, then it seems that the rate of production of aircraft has increased noticeably.
          1. 0
            9 May 2024 10: 00
            the supply has decreased, there is not enough for ourselves
            Then it turns out that Rostec representatives went there without intending to sell anything? Just went to take a break from hard work?
            1. 0
              9 May 2024 14: 11
              Quote: Al Manah
              the supply has decreased, there is not enough for ourselves
              Then it turns out that Rostec representatives went there without intending to sell anything? Just went to take a break from hard work?

              I agree with you on this. Often top managers consider their interests above the production process. Two cases. At TsNITI, when copying the German DEKEL machine, designer Kostrov introduced a cycloid gear on a Russian model, which made it possible to carry out processing while moving along a rotary axis under load. That is, it became possible to immediately process on the machine along any three or 4 axes simultaneously. And such a machine could not have been sold from Germany to the USSR according to Kok’s rules. When Kostrov boasted about this to a responsible ministerial official, he received a beating. The official felt that he had been made out to be an idiot and that they were not in awe of him, allowing him to carry out independent actions rather than stupidly following the instructions of his boss. After the privatization of NPO Lavochkin, its leaders first of all disbanded the only division that had the ability to produce export products - the section of mechanic Dedura for the production of plastuns. The officials considered it a personal insult to appreciate the quality of the sliders and the personality of Dedura, who organized the ideal technological process.