Russian Sixth-Generation aircraft

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  1. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Mikhail Pogosyan, the General Director of Russia’s aircraft-building giant Sukhoi, stated at the Farnborough International Airshow that the sixth generation of the Russian combat aviation would be unmanned.

    MiG's Skat

    MiG's Skat


    For the time being, the Russian Armed Forces have only one domestic unmanned vehicle complex – Stroi-P complex with its Pchela-1T aircraft. The complex proved to be successful during military actions in the Caucasus, especially during the first and the second Chechen campaigns. Stroi-P successfully provided reconnaissance information to Russian troops during combat actions in Chechnya. However, the Russian unmanned system has become outdated and inferior to modern systems made in other countries of the world.

    Another Russia’s aircraft design bureau, MiG, said last year that it was developing a combat unmanned aircraft known as Skat (Stingray). However, the company added that it was its own initiative which the state had not supported yet.

    The MiG program is one of two competing designs that will be presented to the Russian Defense Ministry as a strike unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV), aviationweek reports.

    MiG unveiled the program during the Moscow air show, though only a few journalists were taken off the show site to a MiG facility at the Gromov flight test research institute.

    Skat has two internal weapons bays, capable of carrying air-to-surface missiles as large as the Kh-31 (AS-17 Krytpon). Possible roles include the suppression and attack of enemy air defenses.

    MiG is working with a number of Russian companies and state institutes - including the 2nd Central Scientific Research Institute - on Skat. The institute is known to be closely involved in low-observable research and development.

    The first version of Skat to fly is planned to be piloted in order to meet Russian flight regulations. A number of aerodynamic configurations have been wind-tunnel tested, including with small twin fins. MiG has settled on a tail-less configuration.

    The single-engine subsonic design has an 11.5 meter wingspan, and it is 10.25 meters long. The UCAV has a maximum take-off weight of 10 tons, with a maximum speed of 800 kilometers per hour (497 mph) at low altitude. It is intended to carry a combat load of up to two tons, with a combat radius of 2,000 km.

    The Skat will be powered by the Klimov RD-5000B, a derivative of the RD-93. Two demonstrators will be built, the second will be unmanned. The flight tests will be used to prove the design and air vehicle systems. Weapon firings will also be carried out.
     
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    Skat program is as good as dead for now.
     
  4. EagleOne

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    skat not that good but isreal and russia developing a uav we need to look at that
     
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    Though it looks interesting that Russia and Israel are working out some joint project on UAVs, but I do not think that is going to happen. This partnership may spoil russia's weapon market perspective in anti US countries. In addition, it will also expose Russia's incompetence in UAV technology. This kind of partnership will aslo hurt russian defence industries' Ego. As we recently had a statement from one of the russian firm about working with Israel.
    It seems russians are desperate for highend UAV technologies & wants to save time in developing the same by exploring the partnership with Israel.

    Sixth generation AC may be just their paper plane or in hypothesis stage. They are yet to complete development of 5th generation AC.
     
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    Looks more like a B2 bomber, still early days, long way before its finished.
     
  7. hitenray09

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    is it true about 6th gen ac or a joke
     
  8. hitenray09

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    is it a true about 6th gen ac or a joke
     
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    Russia Pushes Skat UCAV to India

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    While there was plenty on the table when PM Modi visited Russia recently, a prestigious but little spoken of programme is back on the table in earnest. After BAE Systems, EADS, Saab and Dassault, the latest contractor now apparently ready to cooperate with India in UCAV technology is RAC-MiG.

    The company's discontinued Skat unmanned combat air system demonstrator. Currently, Russia's future UCAV platform is being spearheaded by Sukhoi with technology inputs from RAC-MiG, though sources indicate that Russia has sent feelers to India for possible cooperation in that sphere as well.


    The topline aviation partnerships between the two countries currently include the ongoing Su-30MKI license build in Nashik, the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft and the Multirole Transport Aircraft. In 2010, the Indian Air Force conducted an abortive campaign to procure UCAVs from the global market, ending up with a profusion of information, rather, on the systems available and what cooperation was possible.

    While no country was willing to sell systems outright — indeed, no systems are operational yet, except for the U.S.-built Reaper hunter-killer drones — several offers for cooperation were forthcoming. MiG is understood to be keen to partner with the DRDO in the AURO programme, or furnish fresh details on an outright cooperative arrangement on the Skat UCAV for the Indian Air Force.

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    India must make sure that for every $1 defence deal with Pakistan and other hostile nations Russia looses at least $2 which it could make through defence deals with India.

    Russia must sort out existing issues and disputes before it offers something new.
     

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