Russian Military Unveils Revolutionary Electronic Warfare System

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Russia’s new Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming system can be mounted on helicopters, ships and other military equipment to jam potential adversaries’ weapons systems from distances of several hundred kilometers; it has been hailed by developers as having no analogue anywhere in the world.

At a presentation for journalists in Kazan, Russian radio-electronics firm Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET) unveiled Wednesday that it is handing over the first batch of a new helicopter-mounted electronic warfare system known as the ‘Richag-AV’ to the armed forces.

The Richag-AV system, mounted on the Mi-8-MTPR1 (a variant of the Mi-8MTB-5-1 helicopter) is said to have no global equivalent. Its electronic countermeasures system is designed to jam radar, sonar and other detection systems in the aims of defending aircraft, helicopters, drones, ground and naval forces against air-to-air and surface-to-air defense systems within a radius of several hundred kilometers. It can be mounted on units from any branch of the armed forces, including helicopters and airplanes, as well as ground and ship-based forces.

The Mi8-MTPR1-based Richag-AV platform, using multi-beam antenna arrays with DRFM technology, is designed to actively jam and thus ‘blind’ radar systems in order to defend against radio-electronic guided weapons systems. In a combat situation, the system would operate as part of an aviation shock attack group aimed at breaking through virtually any defense system, blinding everything up to and including the US MIM-104 ‘Patriot’ anti-aircraft missile system.

 

Rossiyskaya Gazeta explained that in addition to working as a signal jamming system, Richag-AV is capable of carrying out radar-based intelligence gathering, which involves the finding of foreign sources of electromagnetic radiation. With an onboard database on different types of military installations, the system is capable of quickly determining the type of target, thus allowing it to jam it effectively.Reporters in Kazan were informed that the Russian armed forces will receive 18 Richag-AV systems by October 2016, at a total cost of 11.5 billion rubles ($186 million).

The system’s predecessor, the ‘Smalta’ jamming system, was developed back in the 1970s, and featured a 100 km radius; in its own time the system was considered among the most effective in the world. Alongside the Richag-AV, the Russian military is presently being equipped with other electronic warfare systems, including the L-175B Hibini air and 1L269 Krasuha-2 and 1L267 Moskva-1 ground-based electronic warfare systems.

 

KRET is Russia’s largest radio-electronic industrial holding; it was created in 2009. The company is involved in the development and production of radio-electronic equipment in the civil and military aviation sphere, as well as air-based radar systems, electronic warfare systems, and a variety of precision instrumentation.

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Night Hunters and Alligators: Russian military helicopters

Mi-24 attack helicopter is a low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. Photo: Mi-24 helicopter of the Berkuts aerobatic display team
Mi-24 attack helicopter is a low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. Photo: Mi-24 helicopter of the Berkuts aerobatic display team
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Mi-24 is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and used since 1972 in more than 60 countries. Soviet pilots called Mi-24 the "flying tank"
Mi-24 is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and used since 1972 in more than 60 countries. Soviet pilots called Mi-24 the “flying tank”
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Mi-24 can be tasked with close air support, anti-tank operations or aerial combat. Photo: Mi-24 helicopters fire missiles during a large-scale military drill by the Russian Air Force and Air Defense
Mi-24 can be tasked with close air support, anti-tank operations or aerial combat. Photo: Mi-24 helicopters fire missiles during a large-scale military drill by the Russian Air Force and Air Defense
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Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter is used for civilian and military operators. Photo: Mi-26 and Mi-8 helicopters
Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter is used for civilian and military operators. Photo: Mi-26 and Mi-8 helicopters
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Mi-26 is the largest and most powerful helicopter to have gone into production
Mi-26 is the largest and most powerful helicopter to have gone into production
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Mi-26 produced by Rostvertol company, can carry up to 20 metric tons or 82 fully-equipped paratroopers. Photo: Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter
Mi-26 produced by Rostvertol company, can carry up to 20 metric tons or 82 fully-equipped paratroopers. Photo: Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter
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Mi-28 is a Russian all-weather anti-armor attack helicopter. It was unveiled in 1995

Mi-28 is a Russian all-weather anti-armor attack helicopter. It was unveiled in 1995
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Mi-28 called Night Hunter has a fully armoured cabin and a single gun

Mi-28 called Night Hunter has a fully armoured cabin and a single gun
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Mi-8 is a Soviet-designed medium twin-turbine transport helicopter. It is among the world's most-produced helicopters
Mi-8 is a Soviet-designed medium twin-turbine transport helicopter. It is among the world’s most-produced helicopters
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Mi-8 helicopter is used by over 50 countries

Mi-8 helicopter is used by over 50 countries
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Multipurpose Mi-35M attack helicopter is a comprehensive modernisation of the Mi-24V helicopter, produced by Rostvertol.  In addition to its attack capabilities, the Mi-35M can also be used in transporting up to 8 paratroopers or cargo weighing up to 1500 kg
Multipurpose Mi-35M attack helicopter is a comprehensive modernisation of the Mi-24V helicopter, produced by Rostvertol. In addition to its attack capabilities, the Mi-35M can also be used in transporting up to 8 paratroopers or cargo weighing up to 1500 kg
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Ka-52 Alligator military helicopter is designed to destroy tanks, armoured and non-armoured ground targets, enemy troops and other helicopters
Ka-52 Alligator military helicopter is designed to destroy tanks, armoured and non-armoured ground targets, enemy troops and other helicopters
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Alligator’s two VK-2500 turboshaft engines allow the helicopter to operate at altitudes above 5000m
Alligator’s two VK-2500 turboshaft engines allow the helicopter to operate at altitudes above 5000m
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Ka-52 has a two-seat cockpit and can be flown by either pilot. The helicopter is able to operate in cold climates and icy conditions
Ka-52 has a two-seat cockpit and can be flown by either pilot. The helicopter is able to operate in cold climates and icy conditions
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Shipborne anti-submarine helicopter Ka-27 is designed for navy anti-submarine missions. It is capable of detecting modern submarines and decking on aircraft carriers
Shipborne anti-submarine helicopter Ka-27 is designed for navy anti-submarine missions. It is capable of detecting modern submarines and decking on aircraft carriers
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Photo: Aviadarts 2014 military exercise by the Russian Air Force

Photo: Aviadarts 2014 military exercise by the Russian Air Force
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Russian Arctic Helicopter Ready for Deliveries in 2015 – Source

A Mi-8 military helicopter flies over Iturup, the largest island of the Kuril Archipelago in the Russian Far East.

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MOSCOW, August 8 (RIA Novosti) – Deliveries of the Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopters, a variant of the Mi-8 medium twin-turbine transport helicopter modified for use in the Arctic, may begin as early as next year, Leonid Belykh, managing director of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), said Friday.

“Basically, everything is ready. A prototype model is in the works, and it is all up to the Defense Ministry now. If we sign a deal this year, then we will start [the deliveries] next year,” Belykh told RIA Novosti.

The aviation plant reported that the helicopter meets all the requirements in order to excel in the harsh weather conditions of the Far North. Its design will allow it to operate in low temperatures and low visibility, including during the polar night. The helicopter is also able to fly even in the case of navigation problems, for example, when it is without a satellite signal.

The Mi-8AMTSh-VA model is developed based on the upgraded Mi-8AMTSh-V helicopter that features new Klimov VK-2500-03 turboshaft engines, a more powerful TA-14 auxiliary power plant and upgraded avionics.

Mexico upgrading 21 Mi-8 and Mi-17s

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The Russian website Lenta.RU is reporting that Mexico is gradually shipping the older examples of Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters to Russian Helicopters for unspecified upgrades. It is assumed that the 19 Mi-17s come from the batches delivered in 1996 and 1998, when they took a total of 24 examples. Around the same time Mexico acquired 12 used Mi-8T helicopters, most of which have since been replaced by the Eurocopter EC725 Caracal.
Lenta cites sources within Russian Helicopters and notes that at least nine helicopters have been delivered in two Antonov An124 transport aircraft flights in the last four weeks. Deliveries back to Mexico are not expected until early 2015.

Russia Offers Mi-8/17 Upgrade Package for Vietnam with Electronic Jamming

Russia Offers Mi-8/17 Upgrade Package for Vietnam with Electronic Jamming

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Russia is hoping to be involved in upgrading Mi-8/17 helicopters in Southeast Asia by electronic jamming systems new.In the framework of the DSA 2014 defense exhibition last, Science and Research Institute of Radio Technology (KNIRTI) named Russia’s Kaluga has introduced a system of electronic warfare (EW) L187AE with new hopes orders to upgrade and improve electronic warfare capabilities for the Mi-8/17 helicopters are operating in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam.
According to information revealed Kaluga, L187AE jamming system is a completely new, can be easily installed into the side of the line helicopter Mil Mi-8 and Mi-17, which provides the ability to protect and disable the radar-guided missiles of the enemy.Like jamming modules Mi-17GPE ago, L187AE be KNIRTI use jamming technology is traditional memory frequency of radio signals (DRFM) and use the active electronically scanned array (AESA) , but is more processor combines modern digital signal.
AESA technology that Russia has developed and refined for a number of applications, including radar equipment for the fighter, has become an important component in the design of electronic warfare systems by them for allow the government to create a vast electronic protection while reducing the weight of the system by the smaller antenna, lighter and without mechanical scanning system that only needs to be hung on the plane and work as a jamming platform.For helicopters Mi-8 and Mi-series-17, when mounted jamming system L187AE coverage will create a vast electronic space, jamming and creating information and false signals as integrated radar missiles on enemy bullets could not correctly identify the target, the missile will fly helicopters were diverted and safety.
With new L187AE jamming systems, KNIRTI’re hoping to create a solution for logical and efficient operation of the water is increased Mi-8/17 stream in Southeast Asia. In particular, the Vietnam People’s Air Force and is active with a number of not less helicopter line. Therefore, the review system equipped with a new jamming as L187AE get ready for the fight complex missions in the future will be a reasonable solution

Russia Denies Plans to Place Strategic Bombers in Kyrgyzstan

Russia Denies Plans to Place Strategic Bombers in Kyrgyzstan

MOSCOW, November 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russian defense officials denied Tuesday that they plan to deploy strategic bombers at an air base in Kyrgyzstan, addressing speculation over what military analysts had seen as an effort by Moscow to project its geopolitical influence across the region.

Some media outlets had speculated that a Russian air base in Kant, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) outside the capital Bishkek, could be used as a forward airfield for refueling and emergency maintenance of Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers.

A pair of Tu-95 bombers flew over the airfield in Kant on October 27 as part of celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the base.

“Those bombers were taking part in the aerial parade … They simply flew over the Kant air base without landing,” said Yaroslav Roshchupkin, a spokesman for Russia’s Central Military District.

“There are no plans whatsoever to place Tu-95 aircraft at the Kant base,” Roshchupkin said.

The Kant air base operates in the interests of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a regional security body.

The air base was established in October 2003, and currently hosts about 400 service personnel, as well as several Su-25 Frogfoot attack aircraft, two Mi-8 combat transport helicopters and several L-39 combat trainers.

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Su-25 attack aircraft. Specifications

Viktor Sevostyanov, commander of the air force and air defense units of the Central Military District, was quoted by Russian media as saying in October that the number of combat aircraft at the base would almost double by the end of the year. Work on the enlargement of an airstrip at the base to accommodate heavy transport planes is ongoing.

Moscow and Bishkek signed an agreement in September last year to extend the use of the Kant air base and other Russian military facilities in Kyrgyzstan until at least 2032, with possible five-year extensions.

Russia Delivers 4 Mi-171E Helicopters to China

Russia Delivers 4 Mi-171E Helicopters to China

MOSCOW, November 18 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian helicopter maker has delivered four more Mi-171E multipurpose helicopters to China under a 2012 contract.

The Russian Helicopters (Rosvertol) holding signed the contract last year for the delivery of 52 Mi-171E helicopters to China’s Poly Technologies.

“Counting this delivery, the customer has received a total of 32 helicopters. The remaining units are expected to be delivered in 2014,” Rosvertol said Monday in a statement.

The Mi-171E helicopters, manufactured at the Ulan-Ude aircraft factory in Russia’s East Siberian republic of Buryatia, is an advanced export version of the famed Mi-8 transport helicopter, capable of transporting 37 passengers or four metric tons of cargo for a distance of 610 kilometers (380 miles) at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour.

Mi-171E was specifically designed for operations in mountainous parts of the Middle East and Asia, according to Rosvertol.
The cost of one such helicopter in its basic configuration is estimated at $10-12 million.