Russian submarine drone entered the final stage of state tests

 

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Autonomous underwater vehicle “Koncept M”, created for work-finding and lighting conditions underwater at depths up to 1,000 meters, began to undergo the final stage of state tests.
This was reported by the press service of the company “Tethys Pro” engaged in the manufacture and supply of subsea equipment for the Ministry of Defense and law enforcement agencies, adding that the UAV was shown as part of the Navy Command at the International Maritime Defense Show held in St. Petersburg.

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Pentagon Claims F-35 Extreme Weather Testing Proving Aircraft’s Capability

The advanced next generation F-35 fighter plane has nearly completed climatic testing that subjects the aircraft to extreme temperatures and weather conditions: Pentagon

Pentagon claims that the advanced next generation F-35 fighter jet plane has nearly completed climatic testing that subjects the aircraft to extreme temperatures and weather conditions.

WASHINGTON, January 31 (Sputnik) — The advanced next generation F-35 fighter jet has nearly completed climatic testing that subjects the aircraft to extreme temperatures and weather conditions, Pentagon’s F-35 Lighting II program announced Friday.

“An F-35 Lightning II has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world,” the program said in a statement.

Testing carried out on the F-35B version of the fighter plane, which has short take off and vertical landing capability, is assessing the plane’s performance in extreme temperatures and weather conditions, including freezing rain, snow, wind and humidity, the statement said.

The six month testing program is in its fourth month at an indoor climatic laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base in the US state of Florida.

Billie Flynn, an F-35 test pilot, said in the statement the fighter plane is meeting expectations.

“It has flown in more than 100 degree heat while also flying in bitter subzero temperatures. In its final days of testing, it will fly through ice and other conditions such as driving rain with hurricane force winds. We are learning more and more about the aircraft every day,” Flynn said.

The F-35 is a single-seat, single-engine strike fighter with stealth technology. The nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is largely funded by the United States. The United States plans to buy 2,443 F-35s while the 10 allied countries will purchase 721 fighters, according to the plane’s producer Lockheed Martin.

The F-35’s development has been beset by delays, cost overruns and technical problems. Critics of the program argue the program is unnecessary and a waste of money.

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New Russian Heavy Ballistic Missile Sarmat to Be Test Launched in 2016-2017

Military aviation exercise in southern Russia

The Sarmat ICBM, with an operational range of no less than 5,500 kilometers, will replace the world’s largest strategic missile Voevoda (NATO reporting name – Satan) between 2018 and 2020.

MOSCOW, January 29 (Sputnik) — Full-scale testing of the new Russian Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile may be held in a year or year and a half after the drop tests scheduled in 2015, Lenta.Ru reported Thursday.

“If the drop tests go according to the plan and the missile performs well, it will be test launched in a year or a year and a half” according to a military source.

In the missile industry, the drop tests are primary tests aimed at performing the starting procedure of the missile.

 

The drop tests check the separate stages of the missile, according to the source.”We use a special platform for checking the missile’s lift capacity,” the source said.

The schedule of the drop tests is difficult to ascertain now, but in the industry they are usually performed at the end of the year, the source added.

Earlier, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said the drop tests of Sarmat were scheduled to his year. Besides, Russian Strategic Missile Forces commander Col. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said the new missile was set to enter service by 2020.

The Sarmat ICBM, with an operational range of no less than 5,500 kilometers (over 3,400 miles), will replace the world’s largest strategic missile Voevoda (NATO reporting name – Satan) between 2018 and 2020.

While the technical specifications are currently unknown, the missile has been designated as heavy. Earlier Borisov said Sarmat’s payload would be roughly 10 tons.

According to the classification of the START treaties, a heavy missile is a missile weighing more than 105 tons. Satan is 211 tons in bulk and has a payload of 8.7 tons.

India to Test Nuclear-Capable Agni-5 Missile on January 31

India's Agni II missile is seen in a rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India

The India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, the country’s premier defense research institution, will test-fire the missile on the same day that Avinash Chander will step down as its chief.

 

NEW DELHI, January 29 (Sputnik) – India will conduct the third test of the Agni-5, a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, on January 31, a source at the institution responsible for the launch told Sputnik Thursday.The India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the country’s premier defense research institution, will test-fire the missile on the same day that Avinash Chander will step down as its chief, the source added.

The Indian government terminated Chander’s contract on January 13 citing his age.

The Agni-5 is a three-stage ballistic missile designed to carry a 1.5-ton warhead with a range of 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles). It has been dubbed the “China-killer” by media, as it is capable of hitting major Chinese cities such as Beijing.

First test-launch of BrahMos missile from Indian Su-30MKI in February 2015

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The first test launch of a Russian-Indian BrahMos air-launched missile from a Su-30MKI of the Indian Air Force has been scheduled for March 2015, RIA Novosti learned on Wednesday from Alexander Dergachev, deputy director of NPO Mashinostroyeniye.

Established jointly by India and the Russian Federation, the supersonicBrahMos cruise missile started to enter the Armed Forces of India in 2005. The missile has a range of 290 kilometers, and is capable of carrying a warhead weighing up to 300 kilograms.Land and sea trials have been successfully conducted, and now plans call for testing it from the Su-30MKI.

“Test flights using the Su-30MKI have started, with mock-up models of the missile in the same size and weight configuration. Take-offs and landings are now being practiced. The first training launch from a fighter jet is scheduled for March of this year,” said Mr. Dergachev.

Russia Successfully Test Launches RS-24 Yars ICBM From Plesetsk: Ministry

On December 26, 2014, a test launch of an RS-24 Yars solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile with a detachable warhead was conducted from a ground base at the Plesetsk Space Complex.

On December 26, 2014, a test launch of an RS-24 Yars solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile with a detachable warhead was conducted from a ground base at the Plesetsk Space Complex.

 

MOSCOW, December 26 (Sputnik) – Russian Strategic Arms Forces on Friday successfully test launched a Yars solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile from its Plesetsk Space Complex in the country’s northwest, an official spokesman for the Strategic Arms Forces said.“On December 26, 2014, at 11:02 Moscow time [08:02 GMT]…a test launch of an RS-24 Yars solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile with a detachable warhead was conducted from a ground base at the Plesetsk Space Complex,” Col. Igor Yegorov told journalists.

“The test warheads were tasked to hit targets at the Kura Range on the Kamchatka Peninsula,” Yegorov added.

Russia Test-Launches Bulava Sea-Based Ballistic Missile

Launch of a Bulava SLBM

According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, this year’s third launch of the Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile from the Borey-class Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine took place on Friday.

 

MOSCOW, November 28 (Sputnik) — Russia successfully test-fired on Friday a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from its Borey-class Alexander Nevsky nuclear-powered submarine, the Defense Ministry said.The missile was launched from a designated location the Barents Sea and hit a selected target at the Kura test range on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula, the ministry said in a statement.

The three-stage Bulava SLBM carries up to 10 independent warheads and has a range of 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles).