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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reports a strike on the Iskra plant in Zaporozhye, where the HIMARS MLRS was serviced
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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reports a strike on the Iskra plant in Zaporozhye, where the HIMARS MLRS was serviced

Russian troops have stabilized the front in the north and south, starting to carry out the main task at the moment - the liberation of the Donetsk People's Republic. Despite the attempts of the enemy to carry out counterattacks, the allied forces continue to slowly move forward in the main directions in the Donbass.


First, from the unofficial: The night before, "musicians" from the PMC "Wagner", with the support of parts of the Russian troops and units of the NM DPR, established control over the complex of buildings of the "Artyomovsky Champagne Winery". In addition, ours control the territory adjacent to the plant. And this means that the allied forces have entered the urban industrial zone quite deeply and have already reached residential areas. The transfer of reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and additional artillery to the city created certain difficulties for ours, but did not become an obstacle to further advancement.

Artillery and aviation are actively working in the offensive zone, covering the positions of Ukrainian troops. Losses in this direction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to more than 200 people only killed. Well, the armored vehicles were also crumbled, our Ministry of Defense counted 11 destroyed units.

In the southern direction, the confrontation continues on Ingulets, where the enemy wants to expand the so-called Andreevsky bridgehead, and ours are repelling attacks, destroying enemy personnel and armored vehicles. Nobody considers the total losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this direction, especially in Kyiv, Zelensky needs to "take" Kherson. Tonight, he again recorded a video message in which he promised to raise the Ukrainian flag over this city. In principle, he also promised yellow-Blakyt banners over the Crimea, and soon.

Russian aviation, as well as artillery, is very active here, strikes are carried out both on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and on the reserves being brought up. The blows were delivered in the area of Belogorka, the settlement of Pershotravneve of the Dnepropetrovsk region, Rybnoye of the Zaporozhye region, and in Zaporozhye itself. The total losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and nationalists from the "Carpathian Sich" battalion are more than 115 people. The Iskra plant in Zaporozhye, where the US HIMARS MLRS was serviced, was also attacked. A high-precision missile or missiles were launched by aviation, it is quite possible that strategic missile carriers, which have recently been flying very actively over the liberated regions of Ukraine.

After a long break, Ukrainian Su-25s again appeared in the sky, another attack aircraft, which went to attack the positions of the Russian army, was shot down by air defense in the Aleksandrovka area of the Kherson region. Anti-aircraft gunners also shot down 14 drones, intercepted two HARM anti-radar missiles, as well as two Tochka-U ballistic missiles and 24 HIMARS and Alder MLRS rockets.


 

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Su-24 front-line bomber of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down in the Donetsk direction in an air battle
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Su-24 front-line bomber of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down in the Donetsk direction in an air battle

Russian fighter jets shot down another Ukrainian aircraft that attempted to strike at the positions of the allied forces in the Donetsk direction. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense.






According to the data provided in the new report of the military department, in the area of \u200b\u200bthe settlement of Novozhelannoe, currently controlled by Kyiv, an air battle took place, during which a Russian fighter shot down a Ukrainian Su-24 front-line bomber. The sorties of these aircraft have not been heard for a long time, at the beginning of the special operation, Russian air defense and fighters shot down a large number of these aircraft, that for some time they did not fly at all. The main aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force were Su-25 attack aircraft, the stocks of which were constantly replenished by Western sponsors of Ukraine, supplying them from the availability of Eastern European countries. Apparently, they also came to an end, once they pulled out the Su-24.

According to unofficial data not coming from the Ministry of Defense, the allied forces have completed the regrouping, brought up reserves, repulsed the attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and are preparing to go on the offensive along the entire line of contact. Perhaps somewhere it can be seen more clearly, as, for example, in the Artemovsky direction, somewhere less. Unfortunately, our military department is so classified that nothing reaches us, and the military correspondents do not work in all areas, and they only say what they are allowed to.

There is information that the hunt for Ukrainian artillerymen has begun, over the past 10 days, five artillery officers of the battery/battalion commander level have already been eliminated. Today, in the Kharkiv region, the commander of the howitzer self-propelled artillery battalion of the 14th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Major Alexander Vinokurov, was destroyed. Again, the information is not official, we cannot confirm it.

Well, now to the official data from the Ministry of Defense: A number of strikes were carried out with high-precision weapons at the places of deployment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of the Kharkiv region in the areas of the settlement. Chervony Oskol and Studenok, as well as Bogorodichnoye DPR. Total losses of the enemy - more than 120
military personnel, three tanks and 12 vehicles. More than 70 nationalists, more than 15 units of special military equipment and vehicles were destroyed in the Nikolaev region. In Nikolaev itself, a workshop of an armored plant was opened, where armored vehicles were repaired. In the Kherson region, in the area of Ternovka and Andreevka, up to 100 servicemen and seven infantry fighting vehicles were liquidated.

Anti-aircraft gunners shot down 12 drones and two American HARM anti-radar missiles, destroying 27 HIMARS and Alder MLRS shells in the air.
 

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New Kh-MD-E short-range guided missile tested by launches from Russian drones
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New Kh-MD-E short-range guided missile tested by launches from Russian drones


Russian strike drones will receive a short-range homing guided missile Kh-MD-E, tests of a new ammunition from the UAV have already taken place. According to Boris Obnosov, General Director of the Tactical Missiles Corporation, the tests were successful.


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KTRV conducted tests of a new Kh-MD-E short-range homing missile, including launching from drones. The missile is designed to hit a wide range of targets at any time of the day at a range of up to 40 km. With its own weight of 110 kg, the mass of the head high-explosive fragmentation part is 30 kg. The dimensions and weight make it possible to use this missile both from airplanes and helicopters, and from attack drones.

(...) the Kh-MD-E short-range homing guided missile (...) is in developmental development at the technical design stage (...) During the OKP, several prototypes of experimental samples were made and successful test launches were carried out with UAV (...)

- TASS quotes the words of Obnosov.

The missile was presented at the international forum "Army - 2022". The developer immediately announced three modifications of the missile: with a semi-active laser homing head (GOS) - Kh-MD-E1; with active radar seeker - Kh-MD-E2; with passive radar seeker - Kh-MD-E3.

Our task is to use the same principle: "let it go - forget it." Today there are developers who make even smaller products. Niche KTRV so far - 50–100 kg

- added the general director of KTRV.


 

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In a separate naval fighter aviation regiment of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Northern Fleet, a tactical flight exercise was held to provide air cover for groupings of ships in the Arctic.

During the exercise, a mock enemy aircraft was detected and intercepted, and an air battle was conducted at various distances as part of aviation units.

The exercise took place in difficult meteorological conditions over the Kola Peninsula and over the Barents Sea. Together with experienced pilots, young pilots took part in the event. They completed flight missions on MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB aircraft.

During the exercise, four flight shifts were worked out. In total, fighter pilots made more than 40 sorties.
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Iran intends to buy more than fifty Su-35 fighters from Russia.

Iran intends to acquire 64 Russian Su-35 fighters, which will allow the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to form five separate squadrons. A third of the combat aircraft can be transferred to the Iranian Air Force by the end of this year, while the rest of the fighters, according to Arab media, Iran will be able to receive before 2025.


“The commander of the Iranian Air Force confirmed that the Islamic Republic is seeking to acquire Su-35 fighter jets from Russia. Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi said on Monday that the purchase of the Su-35 is on the air force's agenda, but the country has no plans to buy the Su-30, both developed from the Su-27, a Soviet-made twin-engine super-maneuverable aircraft. The Su-35 is a single-seat fighter, and the Su-30 is a two-seat multipurpose fighter. According to reports, the army air force needs at least 64 aircraft, 24 of which will be received on an order from Egypt, which remained unfulfilled due to US pressure on Cairo," Iranian news agency Iran International reported.

The acquisition of such a large batch of Russian 4++ generation Su-35 fighters will give Iran an undeniable advantage in the region, not to mention the fact that five squadrons of Su-35 fighters will create a very serious problem for Israel and the IDF plans to attack the Islamic Republic, about as recently stated by Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

The amount of the contract to be concluded has not yet been disclosed, however, the deal may be estimated at about $10 billion.

 

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On August 12, another batch of upgraded NK-32 series 02 engines was shipped by the Samara enterprise UEC-Kuznetsov to Tupolev PJSC for installation on the Tu-160M strategic missile carrier. The aircraft became the fifth aircraft equipped with new NK-32 series 02 engines with improved performance. The new engine made it possible to significantly increase the flight range of the Tu-160M.

“The production of the new NK-32 series 02 served as an impetus for the transformation at UEC-Kuznetsov,” comments Alexei Sobolev, Managing Director of PJSC UEC-Kuznetsov. – Over the past three years, we have commissioned 6 production facilities, we are completing construction work and installation of equipment at another 5 new and reconstructed production facilities, 7 new production buildings and facilities are under construction, including a new design bureau building, a unique testing complex, a metallurgical production and machining workshop, which will form the basis of the center for large-barite heat-resistant parts of the UEC. The investment program of PJSC "UEC-Kuznetsov" is about 40 billion rubles. Investments and restoration of competencies not only made it possible to solve the problems of mastering the production of NK-32 series 02 engines, but also created the necessary groundwork for performing new tasks, such as creating an engine for the PAK DA and ensuring readiness for the enterprise to participate in the modernization of the TU-22M3 aircraft in terms of supplies new engines.

Deliveries of turbojet bypass three-shaft aircraft engines NK-32 series 02 under government contracts with PJSC Tupolev and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation began in 2020. NK-32 series 02 is the main engine in the range of new products of UEC-Kuznetsov, where work is also ongoing on prototypes of the engine for PAK DA - a promising engine that will be produced at the Samara enterprise after the completion of the development stage.
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The turbojet two-circuit three-shaft aircraft engine NK-32 series 02 is intended for use on the modernized Tu-160M supersonic bomber. In the NK-32 engine of the 02 series, measures have been implemented to improve the reliability of the product and the manufacturability of the design in accordance with the requirements of mass production. As part of the activities in the manufacture of the NK-32 engine of the 02 series, PJSC UEC-Kuznetsov completed work on import substitution.

A large-scale reconstruction and technical re-equipment of the enterprise continues. Test benches have already been reconstructed, housings for the production of gears, compressors, tool and galvanic production have been put into operation. A new building for welding production and the Central Factory Laboratory is being prepared for opening. Work continues on the development of the testing complex of the enterprise, the modernization of metallurgical and machining production is underway.

 

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The modernized reconnaissance and attack helicopter Ka-52M was successfully tested during a special operation in Ukraine. This was reported to TASS by a source in the military-industrial complex.

"Following the results of the application, representatives of the military department handed over to the industry recommendations for finalizing and improving some systems," the agency's interlocutor said.

The modernized "Alligator" received the latest missile armament unified with the Mi-28NM, including long-range missiles. It is equipped with the latest active phased array radar. The helicopter can also interact with drones.

At the Army-2022 forum, the Russian Defense Ministry signed contracts for the supply of modernized Ka-52M attack helicopters.
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Kyiv's attempts to disrupt the referendums in the republics of Donbass, as well as the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, by breaking through the defense line of the allied forces, failed, the enemy was thrown back to their positions. Positional battles are going on along the entire line of contact, in some areas turning into counterattacks, and from both sides. Ukrainian aircraft again appeared in the sky, and again unsuccessfully.


The past day ended for the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the loss of three combat aircraft at once, shot down in the air by Russian fighters. Air battles took place in the Novoselovka districts in the Nikolayevskaya and Veseloye regions in the Kherson regions, as well as in the Kamyshevka region of the DPR. In the area of Novoselovka, ours shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29, in two others Su-25 attack aircraft that tried to hit our positions.


In fact, fierce battles are now taking place in the Krasnolimansky direction, where the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to break through the front and enter the territory of the LPR with an attack on Kremennaya and Svatovo, but Krasny Liman stands firmly. The enemy is making attempts to bypass the city from the north, but so far all to no avail. The day before, the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out a series of attacks in the direction of Karpovka and Redkodub, fell under Russian artillery and retreated.

While the enemy is attacking Krasny Lyman, ours are advancing in the Artemovsk area and in the city itself. Yesterday information came that the enemy was leaving the eastern part of the city and withdrawing to the western. The bridge across the river Bakhmutka has already been blown up. It is suggested that the new line of defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be built along this river.

There was information that the enemy was preparing an offensive in the Zaporozhye direction with the aim of taking Melitopol and reaching the Sea of Azov, but here the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not up to it yet. The Russian Armed Forces launched a preemptive strike on the Ukrainian grouping, after which they continued to hammer with artillery, preventing them from pulling forces. So, over the past day, several high-precision missiles flew into the area of the city of Zaporozhye, hitting the positions of the Chaika tactical group, as well as the Skif, Dnepr and Gepard national battalions. More than 190 militants were transferred to the 200 category, 12 units of military equipment were destroyed.

In the region of Kramatorsk, Slavyansk and Ozerny, more than 320 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed by high-precision missiles. More than 130 Ukrainian soldiers were liquidated in the Mykolaiv region in the areas of Bezymennoe and Ternovye Pody.

Anti-aircraft gunners shot down 19 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, intercepting 42 HIMARS and Alder MLRS rockets.

 

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MOSCOW, June 6 - RIA Novosti. Russian air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet and 13 drones over the past 24 hours, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Monday.
"Russian air defense systems in the area of the settlement of Slavyansk in the Donetsk People's Republic shot down a MiG-29 aircraft of the air forces of Ukraine. Also, 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed in the areas of the settlements of Yasinovataya, Headquarters of the Donetsk People's Republic, Volcheyarovka, Borovenki of the Luhansk People's Republic, Balakliya, Glubokoe , Verbovka, Liptsy, Mikhailovka, Kharkiv region, Tokmak, Zaporozhye region," he said.

 

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The air defense of the Russian armed forces shot down two Ukrainian MiG-29 fighters in the Kharkiv region. The fighters were shot down in the area of the settlements of Fedorovka and Plants. In addition, it is reported about the destruction of a drone near the village of Preobrazhenskoye.


Russian air defense shot down two MiG-29 fighters of the Ukrainian Air Force, according to Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov. According to him, the fighters were shot down in the Kharkov region.

As specified, the fighters were shot down in the area of the settlements of Fedorovka and Plants. Also, according to him, near the village of Preobrazhenskoye, Russian troops shot down a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle.

It is also reported that the Russian armed forces entered into a skirmish with groups of special forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the forces of the 76th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during the battle the Ukrainian forces were defeated. At the same time, many samples of NATO weapons - small arms, grenade launchers and so on - became the trophies of the Russian military. This entire arsenal can be transferred to the forces of the People's Militia of the DPR and LPR.
 

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The air battle in the Kharkiv region ended with the victory of the Russian pilots, who managed to shoot down the Ukrainian Su-25 attack aircraft. In addition, the aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a series of night strikes on the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The night before, a Ukrainian Su-25 aircraft was destroyed near the settlement of Novaya Dmitrovka in the Kharkiv region, this was reported on Tuesday, May 10, by the Russian Defense Ministry.

It is known that the attack aircraft was shot down by Russian pilots during the ensuing air battle.

In addition, over the past night, operational-tactical and army aviation pilots hit 16 targets, including areas where enemy manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are concentrated.

According to the latest information, since the start of the special military operation on the territory of Ukraine, which has been ongoing since February 24, 163 Ukrainian aircraft and 124 helicopters have been destroyed on the ground and in the air. More than 790 drones of various types have also been disabled.

 

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Russian troops shot down their own Su-34 fighter in the sky over Alchevsk

On Monday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russian troops shot down their own Su-34 fighter in the sky over Alchevsk, mistaking it for a Ukrainian aircraft. In a video posted on social media, Russian military commentators say they shot down a Ukrainian plane, but later it turned out that it was a Russian military aircraft.
 

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September 21, 2022, AviaStat.ru - Myanmar will soon receive several new Russian Su-30SM multirole fighters" class=tag_inlink>Su-30SM, Deputy Minister of Information of the military government Zo Ming Tun said on Tuesday, TASS reports.

He noted that Prime Minister Min Aung Hlein, during a recent trip to Russia, personally inspected the production and testing of aircraft at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. "They will all be delivered soon," Zo Min Tun was quoted as saying by The Irrawaddy.
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According to him, the fighters for Myanmar are supplied under a contract signed in 2018, worth about $204 million. The first two aircraft were delivered in March of this year, the remaining four will arrive in the near future.
 

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What is the state of the Yugoslav aviation industry today? What happened to the factories, test cells etc? Who upkeeps existing SOKO JASTREB and other SOKO airplanes today?
 

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Great video, encompassing one of the least well known portions of Soviet aviation history.

Going by how rigorous their training was, I am myself surprised at observing such a piss-poor state of current Russian aviation in Ukraine. Perhaps the Soviet Top Gun too, died with the Soviet Union.

One part of this video: beer-belly pilots; drags me back to this photo from March, of an ejected POW:
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Hauntingly similar to Soviet footage from the late 60s, perhaps the ultimate indicator of what the Russian Air Force is currently like.
 

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