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Ukraine: we will create our own combat aircraft


Increased combat aviation in Ukraine began to deal with 2015 year, when they began to pull out of the reserve abandoned equipment and upgrading the models in service. As soon as this equipment is ready, it enters the combat units. For example, over the past few weeks, two aircraft have become operational in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Su-299M25K was transferred to 1-th assault brigade, which was modernized at Zaporizhzhya MiGremont, and 7-th tactical aviation brigade was scouted by Su-24MR, which was recently in Nikolayev Aircraft Repair Plant NARP.

It is noteworthy that both aircraft in addition to the overhaul were also partially modernized. For example, Su-25 was equipped with a device for the emission of false thermal targets and passive antipollution jamming "Adros" KUV 26-50. The completeness of these systems provides better protection against the homing missiles of the Igla, Igla-1, Stinger, Sidewinder, P-60M, R-73, and other types of missiles. Also, many nodes of internal avionics were affected.

It is not known exactly what was upgraded at Su-24MR, because before the conflict in the Donbass, modernization took place with the participation of Russian specialists. But there is information that the state enterprise "Odessa Aviation Plant" offered its own variant of aircraft modernization. Today, several variants of modernization of reconnaissance aircraft models are being worked out there.

The aircraft designers say that attention is paid not only to improving the quality of objective control by installing modern radar systems, but also to obtaining intelligence, and especially to bring communication, navigation and landing equipment in line with the norms of NATO and ICAO.

This indicates that we are witnessing a new stage in the life of the Air Force of Ukraine - the repair of the materiel with the implementation of works on partial modernization. According to such technology, the whole aviation fleet of the country is modernized today.

In parallel, preparations are being made for the start of the second stage - a large-scale modernization of long-range Su-27 fighter aircraft and MiG-29 frontal fighters. The plans are to create shock versions of these aircraft with the possibility of using Ukrainian air-to-ground and air-to-ship missiles (the Neptune project), and guided bombs.

At the same time, only Su-24 reconnaissance versions will remain in service. The functions of the Su-25 front-line attack aircraft and Su-24 medium bombers will be partially assigned to the Su-25 percussion drone and tactical level drones, which are being developed at a rapid pace in various design bureaus.

And in the final analysis, the third stage of the reformation of Ukrainian military aviation - the transition of the Ukrainian Air Force to fourth-generation fighters - should be completed by the year of 2025. If the pace of economic development of the country remains the same, they are most likely to become F-16 aircraft that are in the reserves of the US or other partner countries (that is, in fact, the Polish or Romanian scenario will be implemented).

At the same time, the replacement of L-39 training aircraft Albatros and Su-25 assault planes is planned to launch its own light attack aircraft like Yak-130 (alone or in cooperation with foreign partners).

Thus, in Ukraine, the plan for the modernization of the air forces is clearly being followed, which until 2025 will allow us to obtain a sufficiently balanced Armed Forces ensuring the protection of NATO's southern borders.

 

Based on the materials of the publication "Business Capital", Ukraine

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