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Russia’s MiG-35 to Boast State-of-the-Art Ship-Relative Navigation System

17:36 20.05.2016 (updated 17:37 20.05.2016)

Russia’s MiG-35 multirole fighter jets will soon be equipped with the latest platform-less inertial navigation system, Igor Nasenkov, deputy head of the Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), told RIA Novosti.

The adaptation of the navigation system designed for shipborne aircraft will be completed in July, Nasenkov said, adding that work proceeded according to plan.

The MiG-29K/KUB fighters are now being equipped with the LINS-100RS inertial system, while the MIG-35s will receive the BINS-SP2, which is absolutely quiet, solid and user-friendly.

The system is designed to determine the location of the object, complex processing and delivering navigation and flight information. It is also able to determine the coordinates and parameters of an object in the autonomous mode and in the absence of terrestrial, marine or space signals.

The MiG-35 is a multipurpose 4 ++ generation fighter, it is a further development of the MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 combat aircraft with improved combat effectiveness and versatility, as well as improved performance.

The Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern, Russia’s biggest in its field, is part of Rostec.

MiG-35 fighter jet performs during Russian MAKS-2015 air showMiG-35 fighter jet performs during Russian MAKS-2015 air show © SPUTNIK/ VLADIMIR ASTAPKOVICH

Original post sputniknews.com

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LINS-100RS inertial system

LINS-100RS – is a joint development of «SAGEM Defense Securite» (France), and JSC RDC, JSC ITT (Russia).

LINS-100RS – has been designed according to Western and Russian standards.

LINS-100RS is a strapdown inertial-navigation system on base of ring laser gyros (RLG) and pendulous accelerometers.

LINS-100RS includes a SNS receiver installed into a monoblock (antenna assembly is included). The system has a mounting frame for providing accurate tie to coordinate system of aircraft. A monoblock case is a dust-moisture-proof design.

The system provides definition and output of flight/navigation para-meters, and is designed for new and upgraded aircraft and helicopters. @inertech.ru

BINS-SP2 strapdown inertial navigation system

BINS-SP2 strapdown inertial navigation system, allows the fighters to navigate even in the absence of satellite, land-based, or offshore navigation systems. @kret.com

The BINS-SP2 architecture is based on three laser gyroscopes and three quartz accelerometers. The system can establish the platform’s coordinates and motion variables in the absence of external data inputs.

The system was developed by Moscow Institute of Electromechanics and Automatics, a subsidiary of Radioelectronic Technologies. General director Alexey Kuznetsov says the BINS-SP2 can operate at temperatures between –60° and +60° C, and at altitudes up to 25 km.

Anatoly Chumakov, general director of the BINS-SP2 manufacturer Ramenskoye Instrument Making Plant, predicts great demand for the system from military and civilian customers. Three examples per airframe could be installed on civilian aircraft, and two per airframe on warplanes. The system has a service life of 10,000 hours. It can also be used on sea vessels and road transport. Source ato.ru

See details of MiG-35: HERE

See details of MiG-29K/KUB: HERE

China warns U.S: We’re ready ‘for repeat of Korean War or Vietnam’

China says it’s ready if US ‘stirs up any conflict’ in South China Sea

Thursday, 19 May 2016 | 2:04 PM ET

BEIJING — China‘s attempts to claim a nearly 1.4-million-square-mile swathe of open ocean are without precedent and probably without legal merit, but Beijing continues to assert its right to the economically critical zone — and increasingly puts its claims in military terms.

Speaking to a small group of reporters in Beijing on Thursday, a high-ranking Chinese official made his warning clear: The United States should not provoke China in the South China Sea without expecting retaliation.

“The Chinese people do not want to have war, so we will be opposed to [the] U.S. if it stirs up any conflict,” said Liu Zhenmin, vice minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Of course, if the Korean War or Vietnam War are replayed, then we will have to defend ourselves.”

The so-called “nine-dash line” that China has drawn over most of the South China Sea — a gargantuan territorial claim that stretches about 1,200 miles from its shores — would give Beijing control over a zone that’s estimated to handle about half of global merchant shipping, a third of the planet’s oil shipping, two-thirds of global liquid natural gas shipments, and more than a 10th of Earth’s fish catch. The Obama administration, backed by several Asian governments and entities such as the Brookings Institution, argues that such massive ocean claims at great distance from land are “inconsistent with international law.”

Read the rest: HERE

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Thailand to procure MBT-3000/VT-4 tanks from China

Jon Grevatt, Bangkok – IHS Jane’s Defence Industry

16 May 2016

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has signed an agreement with China to procure the MBT-3000 main battle tank (MBT) produced by China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO), RTA officials confirmed to IHS Jane’s on 16 May.

The contract to procure the MBT-3000, which is also referred to by NORINCO as the VT-4, features an initial 28 units, with deliveries expected to commence before the end of 2016 and conclude within two years. The deal, thought to be valued at about USD150 million, makes Thailand the first known export customer of the type.

If the first batch of deliveries is successful, sources indicated the RTA would look to procure additional MBT-3000s as it seeks to meet a long-standing requirement for up to 150 MBTs.

Original post janes.com

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Ukraine can not buy Chinese Delivery Thai VT4 turn tank

Translated by Google

[2016-05-15]

[ Wenhui Reuters quoted according to the World Wide Web ” Thai armed forces ‘ Web site reported that the Royal Thai Army in April and China have signed a purchase terms a battalion MBT-3000 (VT-4) tanks of the contract , estimated to number about 50 , the contract amount has not been announced , is expected to deliver completed within two years .

The article said that due to the ongoing turmoil in the situation in Ukraine , Thailand ordered its 200 T-84 ” fortress ” Tank delays in delivery , which makes Thai authorities began to seek new alternatives , then the MBT-3000 main battle tanks appeared in the Thailand’s military vision.

Thai military said that if the first order of 50 MBT-3000 tanks satisfactory, will continue to buy 150 of the tanks . Zhidezhuyi that the Thai side also proposed a requirement that even if all of the MBT-3000 main battle tanks are manufactured in China , Thailand also needs to transfer production technology.

Military observers say the next generation of Thai Army Tank tender held in previous years , due to the Chinese -made equipment was not allowed to trade on the engine type of MBT-2000 main battle tanks, the engine only with Ukraine , and therefore chose the Thai side the Ukrainian T-84 ” fortress ” tanks. According to previous reports , MBT-3000 export price of about $ 4 million per , so this calculation, Thailand The tank contract amount about $ 200 million.

MBT-3000 tanks, weight 52 tons , 10.1 meters long , 3.4 meters wide , with home-made 1300 horsepower water-cooled turbo diesel engine , the maximum off-road speed of up to 75 kilometers on fire , MBT-3000 is equipped with a 125 mm smoothbore gun , automatic remote weapon station can transmit a variety of artillery shells and missiles, using a new type of ” hunting – J ” fire control system , can accurately hit targets 5,000 meters. Source news.wenweipo.com

See related post:

Norinco VT-4 or MBT-3000: HERE

T-99 MBT (ZTZ99A2): HERE