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Yak-152 Primary Trainer Aircraft

The Yak-152 is a new-generation primary trainer aircraft developed by Yakovlev Design Bureau, a part of Irkut Corporation. The aircraft is intended for the Russian Ministry of Defence, paramilitary sport organisation DOSAAF (Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Fleet), and other organisations of the Russian Federation.

The aircraft is intended to provide primary pilot training, professional selection, and occupational guidance for future military fighter pilots. It will be included in the UTK-Yak training complex, which consists of the Yak-130 combat trainer, computer display classrooms, PC-based procedural simulators, and functional simulators.

Yakovlev Design Bureau is the potential prime contractor for the Yak-152 aeroplane. Federal arms supply agency Rosoboronpostavka began a tender in March 2014 to complete development of a Yak-152 piston training aircraft at an estimated cost of RUR300m ($8.32m). A mock-up of the Yakovlev-152 trainer was made by OSKBES MAI in September 2014.

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The Yak-152 aircraft development programme includes production of four prototypes, with two are aimed for flight trials, one for static tests and the final for fatigue testing. . The first prototype achieved its maiden flight in September 2016. The first Yak-152 trainer aircraft is anticipated to be operational by 2017.

Irkut received a contract from the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) in June 2015 to supply approximately 150 Yak-152 aircraft by 2020.

Defense Ministry ordered 150 light trainer aircraft Yak-152

Yak-152 trainer aircraft design and features

Image: redstar.gr

The Yak-152 primary / basic trainer aircraft features all-metal airframe, low wing, aerofoil monoplane design. It is easy to maintain and requires low operating costs.

The wings are attached with trim rudders and ailerons to provide improved aerodynamic efficiency. The aircraft features a retractable tricycle landing gear consisting of a nose wheel and two main wheels, with low-pressure tyres and shock-absorbing properties, allowing the aircraft to take-off and land safely on small unprepared airfields.

The Yak-152 trainer aircraft has a length of 7.72m, wing span of 8.82m and a height of 2.47m. The maximum take-off weight is 1,320kg and it can carry a maximum fuel load of 200kg. It features a monocoque fuselage made up of four longerons.

Operated by a single pilot, the cockpit can accommodate two crew members in tandem configuration. The pupil-pilot seat is located in the front section, while the instructor is seated at the rear. The aircraft uses the SKS-94M ejection system to provide safe escape for pilots in case of an emergency. It is also installed with heating and ventilation systems.

Avionics of Yakovlev Design Bureau’s trainer aircraft

The Yak-152 primary trainer aircraft can be equipped with advanced flight navigation, radio communications, and targeting equipment to provide high-reliability and enhanced training capabilities for the pilots.

Front cockpit Image: sdelanounas.ruRear cockpit Image: sdelanounas.ru

High reliability, simple structure, access to the system units and pipelines ensure easy maintenance with minimum costs for flight preparation with minimum available ground servicing equipment. The wing aerodynamic configuration, wing planform and airfoil have been selected to provide the aircraft functions of primary training and aerobatics.

The Yak-152 trainer aircraft features monocoque fuselage. Image: courtesy of Eas4200c.f08.nine.o. Source: airforce-technology.com

It is planned to use the Yak-152 aircraft in aero clubs and flying schools that makes it possible to train skilled pilots and sports aircraft pilots in a short period of time at minimum costs. Source yak.ru

СКС-94 emergency escape system for acrobatic and light airplanes

Image: zvezda-npp.ru

The CKC-94 system is designed for pilots’ escape from acrobatic and light airplanes; the system is one of the CKC-94 system modifications operated in the Su-31M, Su-26M3 and Yak-52M airplanes.

All versions of the system have passed through the State Test Program.

The СКС-94М2 emergency escape system features:

  • СПС-99 parachute system having a minimum weight and minimum volume when packed;
  • restraint system providing reliable restraint of the pilot in the seat exposed to accelerations in any direction;
  • stepless height adjustment.

The СКС-94М2 system provides safe emergency escape from the single-seat and two-seat airplanes at the flight speeds from 70 to 400 km/h and altitudes from 10 to 4000 m (with trajectories diversion at the simultaneous ejection of two pilots from the wrecking aircraft).

The СКС-94М2 useful lifetime is 30 years.

The routine maintenance is performed every 5 years.

Source zvezda-npp.ru

Yak-152 propulsion and performance

The Yak-152 is powered by a single M-14X turboprop engine with a generating capacity of 360hp.

The prototype Yak-152 seen at the IAZ factory in Irkutsk recently with Red 03/V-12 Engine

Its propulsion system provides a stalling speed of 100km/h and a maximum speed of 500km/h. It offers a maximum range of 1,000km and can carry out training missions for up to 10,000 hours. With a maximum take-off distance of 175m and a maximum landing run distance of 360m, it can reach a maximum altitude of 4,000m.

The primary trainer aircraft will have a calendar life of 30 years and a service life of 10,000 hours. The maximum and minimum load factors are 9g and -7g respectively.

Basic Data:

Version Yak-152
Takeoff weight 1320 kg
Engine power 360 h.p.
Max speed 500 km/h
Stalling speed 100 km/h
Limit loads +9/-7 g
Maximum fuel load 200 kg
Maximum range 1000 km
Takeoff/landing run 175/360 m
Service life 10 000 hours
Calendar life 30 years

Data yak.ru

Main material source airforce-technology.com

Air Force Dash Hopes for Building More F-22s?

Did the Air Force Dash Hopes for Building More F-22s?

Military.com | 26 Mar 2017 | by Oriana Pawlyk

When the F-22 Raptor production line ceased in 2011, Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel thought the Pentagon had made a huge mistake.

He was driving in his car in 2009 when he found out “the Raptor fleet is done at 187, and I remember thinking, ‘This is not great.’ I thought it was an error.”

Because, “more is better than less, right?” said the F-22 pilot of the 95th Fighter Squadron. He spoke to Military.com on the condition that his last name not be used, due to safety concerns amid ongoing air operations against the Islamic State.

Military.com recently sat down with a few pilots and a maintainer at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, as part of a trip to observe fifth-generation F-22s flying with fourth-generation F/A-18 Hornets for training.

The Air Force originally wanted at least 381 Raptors. Had the service acquired that many of the stealthy twin-engine fighters from Lockheed Martin Corp., life nowadays might be somewhat less hectic for the service members who fly and maintain them.

More of the F-22 fleet could “mitigate [operations] tempo, and we’re always on the road so if we had more Raptors, there’d be more Raptor squadrons, more Raptor maintainers that would mitigate some training and operational demands,” Daniel said.

Lt. Col. Ben of the 325th Operations Group agreed.

“That’s exactly right,” he said. “But these decisions are above my pay grade.”

Daniel added, “Of course, there’s a huge cost with that.”

He’s right. Indeed, cost was the driving factor behind then-Defense Secretary Bob Gates’ decision to push for the Pentagon to prematurely stop buying the aircraft.

$20 Billion Restart

According to a 2010 RAND study, to restart the F-22 production line to build 75 more of the jets would cost about $20 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars.

To build a new Raptor — not a 1990s version — “you’re not building the same airplane you were building before, and it becomes a much more expensive proposition,” a defense analyst in Washington, D.C. told Military.com on background on Thursday.

“So do you build a new ‘old’ F-22, or do you build an improved one?” the analyst said.

And that figure is a rough estimate to restart a marginal lot of planes. It doesn’t take into account the cost of hiring workers, integrating newer stealth technologies, or training and equipping additional pilots.

Preparing Raptor pilots to fly from the nest takes time, too.

“To make a really good F-22 pilot, I need about seven to eight years to get him to where he is fully employing a jet and can actually quarterback the whole fight,” Daniel said.

But as the Air Force weighs retiring its F-15C/D fleet sometime in the mid-2020s (though lawmakers in Congress will have a say in the matter), many defense experts question how the service plans to maintain its air superiority. For example, will the F-22 eventually take over the role of the F-15 Eagle? If so, will Raptor pilots be more in demand than ever?

F-16s Instead of F-22s?

The questions aren’t abstract. Both the active-duty component and Air National Guard are considering retiring the Boeing-made Eagle, service officials told the House Armed Services Subcommittee during a hearing on Wednesday. The F-16 Fighting Falcon could take over missions from the F-15, they said.

Rep. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican and former Air Force officer who flew the A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft, said “prior to the F-22, [the F-15] was the best at air-to-air.” The F-16, a fixed-wing, single-engine, fourth-generation platform, “doesn’t bring the same capability,” she said.

The reference by Air Force officials to F-16 rather than F-22 during the hearing also caught the analyst by surprise.

“Why didn’t the Air Force say F-22 restart?” he said during a telephone interview. “Why did they leak that they’re looking to replace it with F-16s instead of using it as a case to examine F-22 restart?”

One reason might be because the Senate hasn’t yet confirmed Heather Wilson, a former Congresswoman nominated by President Donald Trump, to become the next Air Force Secretary, the analyst said. Until she’s confirmed, “the Air Force is worried about making any major decisions,” he said.

Another reason might be because Air Force leaders have zero interest in restarting the F-22 production line. The reference to F-16 may suggest “this is the end for F-22 restart story — not the beginning of it,” he said.

Upgrades Coming

Earlier this week, officials at Lockheed — which produces the F-16 and F-22 — told DefenseOne it plans to move the F-16 production line to South Carolina from Fort Worth, Texas, where it built the single-engine fighters for more than 40 years.

As of Sept. 30, the Air Force had 949 Fighting Falcons, according to Air Force inventory figures obtained by Military.com.

By comparison, the service has less than half as many Eagles and F-15E Strike Eagles. The F-15 inventory totals 456 aircraft and is split almost evenly between the two variants, with 236 of the older Eagles, including 212 one-seat F-15C models and 24 two-seat F-16D models, according to the service data.

“F-15C/D is just one job,” the analyst said of the all-weather, tactical fighter. “The Air Force is going to make the same argument it made on the A-10, which is, ‘As we look around the Air Force to save money, we’re going to retire things that have one job.’

“The F-16 is multi-role … and the F-16 has grown significantly since it was just a little squirt under the F-15’s wing,” he said.

For example, in December, Raytheon Co. was awarded a contract to upgrade the F-16 computer system as part of the Modular Mission Computer Upgrade, which features “more than two times the current processing power and 40 times the current memory, equipping USAF pilots with near-fifth-generation aircraft computing power,” the company said in a release at the time.

Just this past week, the Air Force announced the 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base in California has begun testing F-16s equipped with Northrop Grumman’s APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar, a fifth-generation Active Electronically Scanned Array fire-control radar.

“It is intended to replace currently used APG-66 and APG-68 radars and provide the F-16 with advanced capabilities similar to fifth-generation fighters like the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II,” the service said in a release.

The Air Force claims it has the capacity in the F-16C community “to recapitalize … radar to serve the same function as the F-15 has done and thereby reduce the different systems that we have to sustain and operate, so that makes it more efficient,” said Maj. Gen. Scott D. West, director of current operations and the service’s deputy chief of staff for operations at the Pentagon.

The effort will help minimize the number of systems pilots operate, West said during the hearing on Capitol Hill.

As for the Eagle, Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Scott Rice told Military.com that any planned upgrades will be fulfilled. However, the Air Force may want to look at the next block of upgrades to save on future sustainment and operational costs, he said.

Rice said he believes the Air Force is getting beyond comparing aircraft platforms, “especially in the digital age” when looking at the platforms as systems and “how they integrate is as important and, in the future, will be even more important than the platform itself,” he said.

The F-16 is a “less capable dogfighter than the F-15,” the analyst added, “but at the same time the question is, ‘How realistic is it that you’re going to have a single F-16 without any help'” from other fighter jets? “That’s not how we plan to fly,” he said.

A Magical Airframe?

Last year, the House Armed Services Air and Land Forces subcommittee tasked the Air Force to issue a study of what it would take to get the F-22 line up and running again.

Whether the official study has been completed, “preliminary assessment showed it was cost prohibitive to reopen the F-22 line,” an Air Force spokeswoman told Military.com on Thursday, in line with RAND’s study.

Even so, Lockheed is offering advice on what it would take to do so, said John Cottam, F-22 program deputy for the company in Fort Worth.

“They have come to us and have asked us for inputs into that study, so we have been working very hard with them, in concert with them to provide that data,” he said last month. “With this new administration, they have priorities that are putting Americans back to work and making America strong, so we believe that what the Air Force provides could very easily resonate with the administration’s policies.”

Cottam added, “As time goes on, if the report isn’t delivered [to Congress], we can then keep delivering our responses and making it more and more refined.”

Meanwhile, Raptor pilots can’t help but wonder if newly minted aircraft will again come off the production line.

In any exercise, pilots show up the first couple of days, “integrate with other platforms — everyone’s trying to learn,” Daniel said. “By the end of the first week, everybody realized we need about 30 more F-22s in the lane because as soon as the F-22s leave, people start to die in the air-to-air fight.”

Daniel said, “It’s always disappointing that we don’t have more, or don’t have more missiles, more gas — it’s always frustrating as an F-22 pilot when you hear, ‘Bingo, bingo,’ and you’re out of missiles and you go home and you start hearing other planes getting shot down.”

The stealth, the speed, the “unfair amount of information the jet provides to us … .it’s magic,” he said.

Even with oncoming upgrades to the F-16, many fighter pilots and others question whether a fourth-generation fighter will — or could — ever step up to such a role.

Original post military.com

Main image theaviationist.com

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“According to a 2010 RAND study, to restart the F-22 production line to build 75 more of the jets would cost about $20 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars.

To build a new Raptor — not a 1990s version — “you’re not building the same airplane you were building before, and it becomes a much more expensive proposition,” a defense analyst in Washington, D.C. told Military.com on background on Thursday.

“So do you build a new ‘old’ F-22, or do you build an improved one?” the analyst said.

And that figure is a rough estimate to restart a marginal lot of planes. It doesn’t take into account the cost of hiring workers, integrating newer stealth technologies, or training and equipping additional pilots.”

“As of Sept. 30, the Air Force had 949 Fighting Falcons, according to Air Force inventory figures obtained by Military.com.

By comparison, the service has less than half as many Eagles and F-15E Strike Eagles. The F-15 inventory totals 456 aircraft and is split almost evenly between the two variants, with 236 of the older Eagles, including 212 one-seat F-15C models and 24 two-seat F-15D models, according to the service data.

“F-15C/D is just one job,” the analyst said of the all-weather, tactical fighter. “The Air Force is going to make the same argument it made on the A-10, which is, ‘As we look around the Air Force to save money, we’re going to retire things that have one job.’

“The F-16 is multi-role … and the F-16 has grown significantly since it was just a little squirt under the F-15’s wing,” he said.”

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Navy commander Shen Jinlong inspect Hudong China Shipbuilding Co. where 075 LHD is being built

Navy commander Shen Jinlong inspected Hudong China Shipbuilding Company, the equipment construction as a guide

“Hudong China Shipbuilding” WeChat public number

2017-03-26 11:34

March 26, spring breeze, sunny, faction of spring. Navy commander Shen Jinlong and his entourage visited Hudong China Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., an important indication for the construction of naval equipment. China Shipbuilding Group Party Secretary, chairman Dong Qiang, deputy party secretary, general manager Wu Qiang said, never live up to the Navy chief expectations, keep in mind the mission, the courage to play, military serve the country.

The development of the people’s navy, strong, nurtured the growth and growth of Hudong China. Hudong China is a frigate, landing ship “cradle”, the construction of various types of warships is the main force of the people of the Navy. Sixty years of military development process, so that “military is fine” concept, has become the pursuit of Hudong China. In accordance with the “generation of ships generation of technology” concept of modern shipbuilding, and constantly promote the construction capacity to a higher level.

Chen Dongliang, secretary of the Party committee and chairman of the Shanghai party committee, briefed the chief of the company on the production and operation. The members of the company’s leadership team participated in the briefing.

(Formerly known as “naval commander Shen Jinlong inspection Hudong China”)

海军司令员沈金龙视察沪东中华造船公司,对装备建设作指示

“沪东中华造船”微信公众号

2017-03-26 11:34

3月26日,春风和煦,阳光明媚,一派融融春光。海军司令员沈金龙等一行视察沪东中华造船(集团)有限公司,对海军装备建设作重要指示。中船集团党组书记、董事长董强,党组副书记、总经理吴强等表示,决不辜负海军首长期望,牢记使命,勇于担当,军工报国。
人民海军的发展、强大,培育了沪东中华的成长和壮大。沪东中华是护卫舰、登陆舰的“摇篮”,建造的各型战舰是人民海军的主力装备。六十多年的军品研制历程,使“军品就是精品”的理念,已成为沪东中华矢志不移的追求。按照“一代舰船一代工艺”的现代造船理念,不断推动建造能力迈向更高水平。
沪东中华党委书记、董事长陈建良向海军首长汇报了生产经营情况。公司领导班子成员参加了汇报会。
(原题为《海军司令员沈金龙视察沪东中华》)

Translated by google – thepaper.cn

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Malaysia: F/A-18E/F and Gripen “are still in the running” for MRCA programme

Work begins for Lima 2019

Saturday, 25 March 2017

LANGKAWI: The next Langkawi Interna­tional Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) exhibition may be in 2019 but the two ministers involved are not taking a break.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said he would begin preparing right away with Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai on the 15th edition of the biennial show.

“I’m working with him to make a presentation to the Cabinet … we will start work for 2019 now. It has not been easy but we need to move. We already launched the Defence Services Asia 2018 even before Lima 2017 ended. This shows how proactive we are,” the minister told a press conference to sum up Lima 2017 which closes here today.

Hishammuddin said guiding Lima towards the commercial and civil aviation sectors was the best way forward.

“This is because on the military side, we have reached a saturation point,” he said, adding that he was targeting Lima 2019 to have at least an equal focus on military and civil aviation.

He said he also wanted new global players involved with the next Lima show.

“The Transport Ministry has done a great job getting participants from the commercial sector.

“My advice to the (defence) industry is that they must be hungry, as they are fighting for a very limited global cake,” he added.

Hishammuddin said he wanted to see the involvement of new players, namely from the Middle East.

“I would like to see Saudi Arabia’s industries and its navy here. The UAE has got a very strong defence industry.

“These are the people who are going to be at Lima two years from now. If Russia and our traditional allies do not come up to speed, they will be left behind,” he added.

He said Lima 2017 was “successful beyond expectations”, with the largest attendance of both visitors and exhibitors.

On another matter, Hishammuddin did not want to say if his ministry had narrowed down the choice for the multi-role combat aircraft supply contract.

Asked if the ministry would settle for Eurofighter Typhoon by BAE Systems or the Rafale by Dassault Aviation, he said the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the Saab Gripen “are still in the running”.

Original post thestar.com.my

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F-18E/F is around the same price as the Rafale…….Malaysia operating only 8 F-18D……Doubt they will chose the F-18…….

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“Tor M2KM” anti-aircraft missile system tested on “Admiral Grigorovich”

Tests of anti-aircraft missile system “Tor M2KM” on the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich”

March 25th, 4:07

It is interesting photos and videos module test autonomous combat anti-aircraft missile complex short-range 9K331MKM “Thor M2KM” placed on the helicopter deck of the frigate head “Admiral Grigorovich” Project 11356 held in the Black Sea in October 2016. Start anti-aircraft guided missiles 9M331M of autonomous combat unit of antiaircraft missile complex short-range 9K331MKM “Thor M2KM” placed on the helicopter deck of the frigate head “Admiral Grigorovich” Project 11356 October 2016 (c) JSC “Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant” Kupol “/ frame video of the TV channel “Russia 24” (via altyn73.livejournal.com)

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According to the information of JSC “Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant” Dome “, the main objective of the test was to evaluate practice opportunities” Tor-M2KM “in the interests of the Navy. Tests have given a lot of information on the impact of marine conditions on the military operation “Tor-M2” and confirmed the broad possibilities of using autonomous combat unit “Tor-M2KM”. Start anti-aircraft guided missiles 9M331M of autonomous combat unit of anti-aircraft missile complex short-range 9K331MKM “Thor M2KM” placed on the helicopter deck of the head of the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” project 11356. October 2016 (c) JSC “Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant” Kupol “/ frame video of the TV channel “Russia 24” (via altyn73.livejournal.com) Reportage TV channel “Russia 24”:

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Original post bmpd.livejournal.com

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Tor M2: Details 

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Project 11356 Admiral Grigorovich Class Frigate: Details

First regiment of anti-aircraft missile complex short-range “Tor-M2” to equip the 538-th anti-aircraft missile regiment of the 4th Guards [Kantemir] Panzer Division Western military District

Inserted first regimental kit anti-aircraft missile system “Tor-M2”

As has informed agency “Interfax-AVN ” Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant “Dome” by the state order for the first time raised the regiment set of modern anti-aircraft missile complex short-range “Tor-M2” to equip the 538-th anti-aircraft missile regiment of the 4th Guards [Kantemir] Panzer Division Western military District, said March 24, 2017 in the course of a single day of acceptance of the said regiment commander Konstantin Demidov.

According to him, the complex on the main characteristics and weapons exceeds the foreign analogues.

Demidov said that “the personnel of the regiment successfully trained in 726th training center in Yeisk.”

Upon completion of training and combat shooting docking based on 167 th Training Center of combat employment of air defense troops of the regiment will make moving to the point of permanent dislocation,

he added.

Comment bmpd. Recall that in 2016 land forces Russia were delivered the first two serial divisional set new SAM 9K331M “Tor-M2”, which marked the beginning of mass production of the system at JSC “Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant” Dome “Concern EKR” Almaz-Antey “. Ammunition combat vehicle SAM “Tor-M2” is 16 new surface-to-air missile 9M338K.

Translated by google – Original post bmpd.livejournal.com

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Thailand buys three Yuan Class S26 T

PM confirms Thai Navy to get three Chinese submarines

March 23, 2017 09:52
By The Nation

It’s finally Chinese submarines for Thailand. But the government would pay for only two as the third one was “a free gift”, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha revealed at his weekly press briefing yesterday.

The announcement by the PM ends a wait of over two decades for the Navy.

Thailand had four submarines in 1937, the first country in Asean to have submarines and only the second in Asia.

Made in Japan, they became damaged over time and were beyond repair. Following the defeat of Japan in World War II, the submarines were discharged in 1951.

Since then, Thailand has never had any submarines. The Thai Navy revived its quest for some submarines to be deployed in the Thai waters, especially in the Gulf of Thailand, in 1995.

Several western countries – Germany, Sweden, France – and Russia were eager to offer new submarines at good prices, but the Navy’s dream was hampered by budget shortage and political problems.

In 2010, the Navy made another try, eyeing six submarines from Germany, though they were second hand. The Navy then readjusted the plan, eyeing one brand new submarine from either Germany or South Korea, but even that bid was suspended.

It was only when the current military government took power in 2014 that the Navy felt itself closer to realising its dream.

The three submarines are Yuan Class S26 T, which have been developed exclusively for Thailand based on China’s Yuan Class Type 039 A.

They would be nearly 78 metres long and 9 metres wide, equipped with the latest technology AIP (Air Independent Propulsion) system, that would allow them to dive consecutively up to 21 days without surfacing. Normal nuclear-based submarines can dive around seven to 10 days.

The deal would cost Thailand Bt3.6 billion.

Sensing the criticism of the Navy’s obsession with acquiring submarines, Prayut urged the public to understand why the country needed the subs, and that too from China.

“The submarines from China are the cheapest with the quality relatively acceptable. It has also offered services after purchase, something extra that we have received. I asked my Deputy Prime Minister Prawit [Wongsuwan], and he is ready for any examination of their worthiness.

“We are not rich, and we don’t have much money to spend [on them]. We cannot build them on our own so we have to buy them from others,” said Prayut.

Original post nationmultimedia.com

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The three submarines are Yuan Class S26 T, which have been developed exclusively for Thailand based on China’s Yuan Class Type 039 A. 

They would be nearly 78 metres long and 9 metres wide, equipped with the latest technology AIP (Air Independent Propulsion) system, that would allow them to dive consecutively up to 21 days without surfacing. Normal nuclear-based submarines can dive around seven to 10 days.

The deal would cost Thailand Bt36 billion.

From what I’ve heard they will eventually have 6 submarines……Good job…….

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