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2002-06-03, Serge Pod: Commander of Russian Knights Gone Forever On Saturday, in the Moscow suburb of Kubinka, Russian airmen will say good-bye to the commander of the Russian air force aerobatic team the Russian Knights, Guards Colonel Sergey Klimov. Thursday evening the 40-year-old airman died in St. Peterburg from stomach cancer. On the day of the farewell, his comrades will demonstrate in the skies Klimov's favorite aerobatic figure - the ``tulip.`` ``He went through almost all the recent wars - Afghanistan, Vietnam, he survived after the catastrophe in Camron Bay. But he died in an ordinary way: in a hospital bed,`` said the director of the Fund for Aviation Assistance, Lt. Colonel Yuriy Zheltonogin. "Before the final, third operation, Sergey joked that he either would die under the doctor`s knife or live a long time. It didn`t turn out that way. We have lost a just man, we have lost a fine airman and commander. We have lost a friend.`` Guards Colonel Klimov was flying to the last. At the end of 2001, he underwent a check-up…
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2002-06-03, Serge Pod: Ilyushin to Participate in Long-Range Aicraft Tender Ilyushin will take part in competitions for the construction of a new long-range passenger airplane /program cost 11,400 million rubles/, a new regional airplane in accordance with the RRG program that is beginning /500 million dollars/, a new agricultural airplane with a payload up to one tonne based on the Il-103 or Il-100 /175 million rubles/ and also a program for upgrading airplanes being used according to the requirements of international standards /3,200 million rubles/. At the same time, the question of participating in the construction of a short to medium haul airplane still hasn`t been resolved - as OAO Tupolev with the project of a Tu-334 variant ``is ahead here.`` Source: 03.06.02, Finmarket Agency Translated by Roy Cochrun /http://www.toad.net/cgi-bin/cgi wrap/royfc/today/acft_news.html/ AVIA.RU - Информационное агентство "Российская авиация и космонавтика"
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2002-06-03, Serge Pod: Plans Under Way to Hold Il-114 Demonstration Flights in China China has proposed to the Russian side to complete demonstration flights of the 64-passenger Il-114 airplane in China either before the aviation exhibition in Dzhuhai at the end of the year or immediately after it, the chief of the Ilyushin OKB Nikolay Talikov has reported. He specified that the demonstration of the airplane is being planned practically for all of China, including in Tibet - in the mountain regions, where all the foreign competing airplanes essentially lose to the Il-114. Nikolay Talikov emphasized that China has built its own 44-passenger MA-60 airplane for local airlines. The Uhan aircraft plant only now is starting to unfold the MA-60 production program. Nonetheless, China is showing interest in the Il-114 both directly in the airplane as a needed standard size for China and as a "supplement" to the MA-60 airplane. However, China is more interested in the Il-114-100 airplane with imported engines and the Il-114T transport, but…
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2002-06-03, SERGEI Khitrovo: Thursday May 30, 2:02 pm Eastern Time Press Release SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company MARIETTA, Ga., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Lockheed Martin-led F-22 Raptor team surpassed another significant milestone in May with the successful completion of "first service-life" fatigue testing using a production quality, non-flyable Raptor airframe in a special ground-based laboratory located here. Completed on May 17, this testing is required for the program to receive its Lot 3 production contract for 23 additional Raptors from the Pentagon later this year. The F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter is built by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. in partnership with Boeing. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT - News). "Successful completion of the first service-life of fatigue testing — the equivalent of 8,000 simulated flight hours — gives great confidence that the F-22 Raptor will provide the Air Force with a durable and rugged airframe…
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2002-06-03, SERGEI Khitrovo: Monday June 3, 9:49 am Eastern Time Press Release SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company MARIETTA, Ga., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT - News)-led F-22 air dominance fighter industry team has delivered Raptor 4008 — the program's dedicated low-observable, or stealth, reliability and maintainability flight-test and evaluation aircraft — to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Raptor 08 arrived at Edwards late Friday, May 31. It is the last Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD), or developmental flight- test, aircraft to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force. Once at Edwards, Raptor 08 will be carefully monitored to determine the resistance of the aircraft's stealth coatings to both inclement weather as well as the usual wear-and-tear combat aircraft undergo while being operated and maintained in field conditions over a period of time. Despite the super sophisticated nature of the F-22 and its stealth technology, the Raptor is designed to be easily…
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2002-06-03, SERGEI Khitrovo: Friday May 31, 5:45 pm Eastern Time Reuters Company News WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) - The Boeing Co.'s (NYSE:BA - News) McDonnell Douglas unit has been awarded a contract that could be worth up to $9.2 billion for weapons-related work on F-15 fighter aircraft, initially for Saudi and Israeli forces, the U.S. Air Force said on Friday. The open-ended contract, for indefinite deliveries of indefinite quantities, does not include aircraft, sustainment-related spares or programmed depot maintenance, the U.S. Air Force said in a statement. It said decentralized ordering was authorized for F-15 weapons system requirements over a 15-year period. The initial requirements in support of the F-15 fleet include U.S. sales to the Royal Saudi Air Force and Israeli Air Force. "The Air Force can issue delivery orders totaling up to the maximum amount" of $9.2 billion, "although actual requirements may necessitate less," the statement said. But only $9.3 million of the funds has so far been set aside for specific purchases.…
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2002-05-30, SERGEI Khitrovo: Wednesday May 29, 3:44 pm Eastern Time Press Release SOURCE: The Boeing Company Boeing Receives DARPA-Army UCAR Contract PHILADELPHIA, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has selected Boeing (NYSE: BA - News) to receive a $3 million award to conduct a concept development study for the DARPA-U.S. Army Unmanned Combat Armed Rotorcraft, or UCAR, program. A 12-month study, phase I of the UCAR program, will produce a system capabilities document and a detailed development plan for follow-on UCAR program phases. "This is a tremendous achievement," said Boeing UCAR Program Manager Pat O'Neil. "We have unique concepts and an understanding of how this system will fit into the U.S. Army's objective force. We look forward to blazing the trail for this exciting, new technology and taking full advantage of all of Boeing Unmanned Systems' work done to date." The goal of the UCAR program is to develop and demonstrate the capability to conduct sustained armed…
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2002-05-29, dsamoilov: Denmark agreed Tuesday to contribute $125 million over the next decade to help the United States and the United Kingdom develop the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the first of four European countries with aging F-16 fleets to join the program. Getting allied participation in the estimated $200 billion F-35 program has been a top goal for both the U.S. Defense Department and Lockheed Martin, the main contractor for the plane. More countries participating would mean more countries buying copies of the jet — driving down costs for the Pentagon and boosting sales for Lockheed Martin. Denmark is the third U.S. ally to agree to participate in the F-35 development phase. The U.K. is contributing about $2 billion and Canada about $100 million. But it’s the first European nation owning an F-16 fleet to sign up for the development phase. Parliaments in the Netherlands and Norway – two other countries with F-16s — are discussing possible participation. The fourth country, Belgium, doesn’t plan to replace its…
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2002-05-08, SERGEI Khitrovo: 4th Launch in 3 Months For ILS BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2002--The DIRECTV-5 satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL), was successfully carried into orbit today by a Russian-built Proton rocket, marking the fourth mission of the year for International Launch Services (ILS). The Proton K vehicle lifted off from Baikonur's Pad 24 at 11 p.m. today local time (17:00 GMT, 1 p.m. EDT). The rocket's Block DM upper stage deposited the spacecraft into a geosynchronous transfer orbit about 6 hours and 32 minutes later. The satellite is a 1300 model built by SSL of Palo Alto, Calif., who arranged for this launch. DIRECTV-5 will be positioned at 119 degrees West longitude to provide entertainment programming and broadband services to the United States. This is the seventh satellite in DIRECTV Inc.'s constellation of DIRECTV and DBS satellites. "ILS's vehicles and Loral's line of spacecraft have a history spanning more than two decades," said ILS President Mark Albrecht. "We thank…
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2002-04-29, SERGEI Khitrovo: By Associated Press posted: 12:44 pm ET 16 April 2002 MOSCOW (AP) _ Russia plans to relocate all its military satellite launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome in the ex-Soviet republic of Kazakhstan to its own launch pad, the commander of the nation's space forces said Tuesday. Russia will continue using Baikonur, which it leases from Kazakhstan, for launching manned missions and commercial satellites, but will work to transfer all military launches to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia, Space Forces chief Col-Gen. Anatoly Perminov said on an inspection trip to Baikonur. ``This is our task for the next eight to 10 years,'' Perminov said, according to the Interfax-Military News Agency and ITAR-Tass. He didn't explain the reasons behind the move. Some 75 percent of all Russian spacecraft, and more than half of military satellites are currently launched from Baikonur, Perminov said. Thanks to its location closer to the equator, Baikonur provides far more favorable launch conditions compared to Plesetsk.…
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2002-04-29, SERGEI Khitrovo: Sun Apr 28,11:07 AM ET By Clara Ferreira-Marques BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - Small clumps of steppe grass are the only reminder there was once a lush park in the center of the town of Baikonur, hub of the Soviet Union's pioneering space program. Photos Reuters Photo A decade after the collapse of communism, the slow recovery of the Russian space program has brought no tenants back to the sand-colored apartment blocks stripped bare during the looting that followed Kazakh independence in 1991. The trickle of people returning to the dusty town, which Russia rents from Kazakhstan under a 1994 agreement, has not restored the population to the 100,000 that lived here during the heyday of Soviet space exploration. But Baikonur, built on the arid Kazakh steppe two years before the first sputnik, or satellite, was launched into orbit in 1957 and still Russia's main launch pad, is slowly on the mend, longtime residents say. "There was a time after the fall of the Soviet Union when the town was rudderless. People…
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2002-04-27, <Darth>: ..2bad there are still few people in the Congress of USA who still think to make ISS US crew ONLY...i don't like it.
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2002-04-25, SERGEI Khitrovo: Making Progress? Russia's Financial Problems Could Impact ISS Occupation Thu Apr 25, 9:03 AM ET By Anatoly Zak, SPACE.com Russia’s financial woes may force NASA (news - web sites) and its international partners to evacuate the permanent crew of the International Space Station (news - web sites) as early as the fall of this year, according to a senior Russian space official. Yuri Grigoriev, Deputy Designer General at RKK Energia, a leading Russian company in the ISS project, said that the lack of government funds needed to build crucial supply ships could force the project's partners to abandon the station in November. RKK Energia builds the Progress cargo ships that deliver supplies such as fuel, water and food to the outpost. However, the lack of federal funding has forced the company to delay the construction of the supply ships needed for several upcoming missions to the station in 2003. Progress vessels are estimated to cost between $20 million and $50 million depending on the current state of the…
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2002-04-23, Serge Pod: Rolls-Royce to build new factory in Scotland 23 April 2002 Rolls-Royce plc is to replace its existing factory at Hillington, near Glasgow, with a new facility in the West of Scotland. A number of sites are being considered and a choice will be made by the end of May. This decision follows a review, announced last November, and will safeguard up to 1,000 jobs in the West of Scotland. Hillington is an old factory dating back to the 1940s and is in need of substantial investment. Rolls-Royce says a new factory on a greenfield site will lead to a substantial reduction in overhead costs, improvements in productivity and will secure employment for the future. Construction of the new facility will begin this summer and the project will take three years to complete. The transfer of the work from Hillington will begin in spring 2003 and will be completed by the summer of 2005. The total cost of the new factory and the transfer of work will be around Ј85 million. Royan Anthony, Managing Director - Compressor Systems,…
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2002-04-22, SERGEI Khitrovo: … - cheap junk … - Vsem Privet is more often to use )
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2002-04-21, Serge Pod: ELTA to provide Israel's next generation airborne SIGINT 15 April 2002 The Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has awarded a contract to Elta Electronics Industries Ltd, (Elta), a subsidiary of Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. (IAI), to provide the new generation of airborne signal intelligence (SIGINT) systems to be installed on Gulfstream V (GV) business jet aircraft for the Israel Air Force. The total value of the programme is estimated to be $250 million of which $60 million of the workload will be conducted in Israel. Elta will provide the SIGINT systems on board three Gulfstream V aircraft, which were purchased separately by the IMOD under a United States Foreign Military Fund (FMF) contract with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. The advanced SIGINT airborne systems consist of Elta's electronic intelligence (ELINT), communication intelligence (COMINT), communications, and command & control subsystems. Elta was selected by IMOD as the prime contractor for the programme, which includes responsibility…
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2002-04-19, dsamoilov: Boeing Co.'s F-15K beat out Dassault's Rafale in a heavily disputed and delayed competition to build 40 fighters worth $4.5 billion for South Korea's air force, the country's ministry of defense said Friday. Korea also selected F-110 engines made by General Electric Co. Boeing was considered the front-runner in the heated competition to build a fleet of new jets for South Korea's air force by 2009. The competition was marred for months by delays and legal wrangling. At one point, Korea down-selected to Boeing and Dassault and said the fighters had scored a virtual tie so far in the competition. Korea said the final outcome would be determined by factors that included political interests, prompting many analysts to name Boeing because of South Korea's close military ties with the U.S. Dassault attempted legal action to stop the decision, calling the process unfair. Hundreds of South Koreans also took to the streets in protest last month. The Eurofighter Typhoon and Russia's Sukhoi Su-35 were eliminated in…
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2002-04-12, SERGEI Khitrovo: NASA to send teacher into space in 2004 April 12, 2002 Posted: 5:02 AM EDT (0902 GMT) Barbara Morgan has trained to become an astronaut for years. By Kate Tobin CNN Sci-Tech Unit (CNN) — Barbara Morgan, an Idaho elementary school teacher and Christa McAuliffe's backup to fly aboard the ill-fated Challenger mission in 1986, is headed to space. NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will announce Friday in a speech on the future of the agency that Morgan will be assigned as a mission specialist on a shuttle flight to the international space station in 2004, according to sources familiar with the space agency. She has been in astronaut training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston since 1998, when then NASA chief Dan Golden announced the official resumption of the Teacher in Space program. Rather than select a new person for the job, NASA decided to stick with Morgan, who trained alongside McAuliffe for six months in 1985 and early 1986. Morgan, 50, is married and the mother of two sons. After graduating with…
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2002-04-12, SERGEI Khitrovo: Pentagon: U.S. bombing accuracy improved in Afghan war April 9, 2002 Posted: 10:51 AM EDT (1451 GMT) WASHINGTON (CNN) — An initial U.S. Navy analysis of the bombing campaign in Afghanistan has concluded that 75 percent of all munitions dropped by Navy and Marine Corps aircraft destroyed or disabled the intended target, according to an official familiar with the study. By comparison, roughly half the munitions dropped during the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and Kosovo in 1999 had a similar effectiveness, the study calculated. The key difference appears to be the military's increased use of advanced technology to aim the munitions initially and also to guide them to their targets after launch. CNN.COM SPECIAL REPORT CNN NewsPass Video Cuba detainees moving indoors Afghan food aid 'hit or miss' MORE STORIES Probe clears U.S. in bombing of U.N. food convoy Report: Al Qaeda e-mail warns of attack EXTRA INFORMATION Al Qaeda documents reveal depths of terror Most wanted terrorists Sixty percent of all munitions…
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2002-03-17, Serge Pod: The Struggle for a Contract Worth Billions This March has all the chances of becoming the decisive period for domestic military aircraft construction. In accordance with an order of the Russian president, the lead developer of the future aviation complex for frontal aviation /PAK FA/, which is more widely known by the public as ``the fifth generation fighter,`` should be selected. The victor will receive the largest defense order in the coming 20 years. The likelihood is extremely great that in the future the winning firm will become the only developer of aviation complexes. Not only the firms are participating in the contest, but also the financial and industrial capital, and groups within the government and the Ministry of Defense that support them. The chief of the Ministry of Industry and Science, Ilya Klebanov, and his allies are proposing the drawing up of a tough line of control under the guardianship of the government and Rosaviakosmos. The are looking at withholding part of the export income from…
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2002-03-17, Serge Pod: Russia Unveils Space Shuttle for Tourists American businessmen and Russian engineers unveiled the first space shuttle designed exclusively for tourism on Thursday, paving the way for tourists on a budget to taste life in zero gravity. For under $100,000 would-be astronauts will be able to take an hour-long flight aboard the ``Cosmopolis XXI``, a snub-nosed rocket-powered shuttle about the size of a minivan. The trip includes only three minutes of weightlessness, but costs a mere sliver of the $20 million reportedly paid by space tourism pioneer Dennis Tito last year for a week on the International Space Station. ``We know the potential market is huge,`` said Eric Anderson, president of the U.S.-based Space Adventures company which organised Tito`s flight. ``We literally have people waiting to go who have already paid us, who have said /they/ want to be the first to fly.`` The shuttle, a joint project by Space Adventures and Russia`s Myasishchev Design Bureau, is due to start regular flights by 2004-05.…
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2002-03-13, Serge Pod: Russian Tu-204 Aircraft Becoming Competitive in Worldwide Market The Russian Tu-204 airplane is becoming competitive in the worldwide marketplace both in its technical characteristics as in costs. Ibrahim Kamel -chairman of the board of directors of the international company Sirocco Aerospace - expressed such an opinion in an interview with an RIA Novosti correspondent. The company is taking part in the upgrade program for the Tu-204 and in its preparation for international certification. In Kamel`s opinion, the Tu-204 is in no way worse than the new Boeings. ``The excellent economy of use of the airplane is combined with a system of technical support of a worldwide level and at the same time the price of the Tu-204 is 30 - 40 percent less than the cost of a similar type of Western produced airplane,`` he noted. Kamel also expressed the opinion that using the example of the Tupolev concern, Russian aircraft manufacturing can make significant successes in export trade. In particular, he emphasized that the…
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2002-03-13, Serge Pod: Construction of AL-55 Engine to Be Discussed Next Week There will be a large meeting next week at the A. Lyulka Scientific and Production Center, structurally included in OAO NPO Saturn, on the question of the of further measures regarding the building of the new AL-55 aircraft engine which is intended for light training and combat trainer airplanes, an informed source at the A. Lyulka NPTs reported. According to him, at the present time development of the working design and engineering documentation for the new aircraft engine is being concluded. The engine is being created for use on an airplane of the Yak-130 type. In the opinion of specialists, the cost of the scientific, research and experimental design work will be several tens of millions of dollars, with the price of a serial engine at more than one million dollars. Source: 13.03.02, Finmarket Agency Translated by Roy Cochrun /http://www.toad.net/cgi-bin/cgi wrap/royfc/today/acft_news.html/ AVIA.RU - Информационное агентство "Российская авиация и…
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2002-03-13, Serge Pod: New Predator squadron activated 11 March 2002 The US Air Force has activated a third Predator squadron. The 17th Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) was activated on March 8 at Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield, Nevada. The unit, which joins the 11th RS and the…
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2002-03-05, dsamoilov: The long-awaited order from the Indian Air Force for the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has finally been awarded, HAL chairman, Mr N R Mohanty, announced 27 February at the Asian Aerospace 2002 exhibition. The Indian Air Force has ordered a limited series production of eight aircraft with delivery of the first one in 2006. In a further announcement Mohanty went on to say that the Intermediate Jet Trainer, the HJT-36 which will replace the Kiran for Stage II training, will have its first flight by the end of 2002 and is due for delivery in 2004. By Simon Michell for Janes Defence Weekly
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