Russia’s MoD is to continue funding & support to SR-10 forward-swept-wing jet trainer


Jul 18, 2016 00:55 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff

Russia’s MoD is to continue funding and support for the SR-10 forward-swept-wing jet trainer, with state trials expected to take place next year. The prototype trainer conducted its first two flights in December last year. Initially offered to the Russian Air Force as part of the service’s 2014 basic trainer requirement, it eventually lost out to the Yak-152. It’s now being offered as an intermediate trainer between the Yak-152 and Yak-130 advanced trainer as well as for export.





Moscow. the 14 th of July. AviaPort – Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation considered it appropriate to continue the work on the creation of a light jet of the training aircraft (CF) CP-10 Development LLC “Design Bureau” Modern aviation technologies “(KB” CAT “), said” AviaPort “an informed source in the defense . industrial complex According to him, at the June meeting, the decision on whether to continue the development of promising light of the training aircraft SR-10 (SR-10 – the plane jet with forward-swept at 10 degrees). in pursuance of this decision should be taken to provide scientific and technical support for new development and strengthening control over its execution. also, the meeting decided to hold the next year’s state joint tests (ICG) SR-10. The interviewee recalled that the December 25, 2015 the first aircraft SR-10 made its first and second flights, conducted in the air 40 and 20 minutes, respectively. As of today, the developer completed the stage of factory tests aircraft SR-10 and began the stage of preliminary tests in May this year (PI) with a holding of about 30 test flights at the agreed with the representatives of the Ministry of Defence program. Expected completion of Phase PI for about the end of July-August this year, after which the aircraft completion by the results of the tests will be carried out with the introduction of some of the required changes.

Previously, after studying various options for placement of serial production of CF CP-10, CB “SAT” has chosen JSC “.” “Smolensk aircraft plant”, a member of the JSC “Corporation” Tactical Missiles Developer SR-10 agreed on the location of production and production of the aircraft at the aircraft factory in Smolensk with the management of the aircraft factory “, – said the source.

According to him, the beginning of the CP aircraft deliveries -10 is expected in 2018 (agreed with the representatives of the Ministry of Defense), involving cooperation with the supply of a number of Russian companies. in particular, today agreed to supply the company “Aviaagregat” (Makhachkala), who takes on the manufacture and supply of Smolensk in the assembly aircraft landing gear and hydraulic fittings. it is expected that at the end of the year in Smolensk will begin production of the first prototype of the SR-10 (aircraft flying today is more a demonstrator), and then the second pilot of the aircraft. It was the first prototype will begin holding GSI. And it decided that already the first prototype of the Smolensk CP-10 production will be equipped with so-called “glass cockpit” design Ryazan Instrument-Making Design Bureau. “Both cars will ICG with engines AI-25TL”, – said the source.

According to him, the meeting noted that the future is already on production airplanes instead of Ukrainian AI-25TL, which has a certain reserve, domestic engines AL-55 will be installed. The first experimental fusion is a demonstrator and it has an engine AI-25TL Ukrainian production of JSC “Motor Sich”. The company has the necessary supply of this type of engine, purchased earlier.

During the work on creation and introduction into production aircraft SR-10 is planned and spend motorization aircraft – installed on it a domestic aircraft engine AL-55, adapted for installation on the new lightweight CF, what and conducted relevant negotiations. As previously reported, adaptation AL -55I created for installation on the Indian a training plane, for the installation of the domestic CP-10 will take time, so the aircraft SR-10 follow-up of construction for state tests will also feature AI-25TL from available stock. It is not excluded that the first production aircraft SR-10 will also have the AI-25TL engines. Aircraft engines, series AI-25 is widely used and continue to operate on the Yak-40 and L-39.

Total produced 2,650 engines. AI-25TL – two-shaft, two-stage turbo-jet aircraft engine thrust at takeoff mode, the mass of 1720 kg and 350 kg. Specific fuel consumption at take-off mode -. 0.59 kg / AL-55I is designed PAO “Scientific-Production Association” Saturn “, is produced at the same plant and engine-building plant in Ufa AL-55I -. Turbojet a new generation engine, a prototype model of a new family of engines AL-55 for combat training and light combat aircraft.

AL-55I is created by Indian Air Force order for the training aircraft HJT-36. engine AL-55I has traction on takeoff mode 1760 kg and weight 315 kg Specific fuel consumption at maximum capacity of 0.69 kg / aircraft SR-10 made by the normal aerodynamic configuration with a single turbojet aircraft Takeoff weight:.. maximum – 2700 kg, normal – 2400 kg aircraft must have maximum airspeed of 900 km / h and piloting the speed -. 700 km / h Cruising economic speed – 520 km / h off speed -. 190 km / h, landing speed – 185 km / h maximum rate of climb at sea level – 60 m. / s, the minimum radius of a bend steady – 290 m; the maximum range – 1500 km, service ceiling -. 6000 m Aircraft SR-10 will be able to perform all aerobatic maneuvers with maximum overload + 10 / -8. SR-10 should take a “gap” between the initial training aircraft Yak-152 piston engine and combat training aircraft Yak-130 training students in management skills maneuverable jet plane. Source

AL-55 Engine


Development: NPO Saturn JSC

Production: NPO Saturn JSC in cooperation with UMPO JSC

AL-55 – turbofan engine for advanced trainers and light attack aircraft.

The engine design allows developing on its base a family of advanced engines for various purposes with the thrust from 1 760 to 5 000 kgf. It is also possible to equip the engine with a vectoring thrust nozzle and afterburner.

Design features
• 3 stages low pressure compressor
• 5 stages high pressure compressor
• annular combustion chamber
• 1 stage high pressure turbine
• 1 stage low pressure turbine


Engine AL-55I
Take-off thrust, kgf 1 760
Bypass ratio 0.515
Overall pressure ratio 17.5
Inlet diameter, m 0.462
Length, m 1.950


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