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Upgraded MiG-31 BM Trials

INITIAL TESTING of the upgraded Mikoyan MiG-31BM interceptor is nearing its end at the Chkalov State Flight Test Centre (GLITs) in Akhtubinsk. A preliminary report is due before the end of the year which will lead to a programme to upgrade the Russian Air Force’s MiG-31 fleet. The first aircraft was upgraded and flight-tested by the Sokol plant in Nizhny Novgorod in September last year before going to GLITs for further trials. The second joined it soon afterwards.

Under Stage I of the upgrade, the MiG-31 receives an improved Zaslon-AM fire control suite with an advanced computer and the latest

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Nimrod MRA4 Trials Fleet Passes 1,000 Flying Hours

DURING ICING trials in the USA, the three-strong Nimrod MRA4 development fleet passed the milestone 1,000 flying hour mark in February. The icing certification flights are the latest step in the MRA4 trials programme and involved the first prototype, ZJ516 (PA01). The aircraft arrived at Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, on February 1 for the month-long test programme, having flown more than 4,500nm (8,325km) from the UK, via overnight stops in the Azores and Bermuda. A wide range of test conditions were experienced, with up to 2in (5cm) of ice accreted on the wings and ground conditions ranging from snowfalls to

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Completion of the course of the frigate Admiral Gorshkov

Predstavite USC denied newspaper data "The News" that the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" will be released for testing in the Barents Sea. According to the representative, at the beginning of the frigate to pass mooring tests and sea trials in the Gulf of Finland.

According to the Central Military Maritime portal in November, the ship can start mooring trials, and the first outlet to the sea will be held no earlier than 2013.

About the beginning of the test head frigate this fall stated CEO Office, the designer of ships far sea zone project 22350 — JSC "Northern Design Bureau" —

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In pictures. Towing vessel Seliger the beginning of the transition to the future port of registry

On June 19 at the Baltic Shipyard "Yantar" (part of the JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation") launched an operation to move towing vessel "Seliger" in its port of registry of the future, the city Temruk on the Azov Sea.

Prior to that, as reported in the media of the plant, the ship successfully passed the stage of mooring trials. In late May, the first stage of sea trials in the Baltic Sea, the ship returned to the factory where it was made preparations to move to the south. In particular, in order to avoid interference when driving under bridges to

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Photos Teg frigate sea trials

The web-site fotki.yandex.ru had an interesting photo shoot made during factory test run built for India at JSC "Baltic Shipyard" Yantar " frigate Teg — the lead ship of the three units of the second series of modifying the project 11356M ordered by the Indians on the contract in 2006 with the "Rosoboronexport". Photos were taken by Elisha Iskakov from September 20 to October 21, 2011.

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Built for the Indian frigate Teg Project 11356M during factory sea trials in the Baltic Sea, 20.09.2011 (c) Elisha Iskakov / fotki.yandex.ru

The head of the second series

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Tanker VF Tanker-4 was released on the mooring trials

At the factory "Red Sormovo" pass mooring trials of the fourth tanker project RST27 «VF Tanker-4 ", built for the shipping company" Volga-Balt-Tanker ", launched on May 18. The press service of the shipyard.

During this phase, checks the operation of all systems on board the vessel and auxiliary machinery, systems and devices that ensure its safety, tested work the main power plant and the works on the preparation for the invasion of the vessel crew.

It is noted that mooring tests — the most responsible for the manufacturer's post-installation: the ship is moored to the pier and everything

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Cargo ship Captain Urov has gone on sea trials

Oka Shipyard reports: November 11, 2011 cargo ship project RSD 44 "Captain Urov" went to undergo sea trials in Tchkalovsk Nizhny Novgorod region. This is the eighth in a row boat, which Oka Shipyard plans to transfer of the Insurance Company "Volga Shipping."

Sudozavod Amber brought to trial a second frigate for the Indian Navy

At JSC "Baltic Shipyard" Yantar "(Kaliningrad, CCL) began sea trials of the second housing project 11356 frigate being built for the Indian Navy.

As a spokesman for the plant Sergei Mikhailov, "today (24.05) at the plant officially began sea trials frigate Tarkash (« Quiver "). This is the second hull of the series that are being built for the Indian Navy at the Shipyard. "

On the ship successfully completed mooring trials. On Thursday Tarkash went on the KSC in the city Baltiysk, which will host the final preparation of the ship to sail. Sea trials will take place

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Photos Teg frigate sea trials

The web-site fotki.yandex.ru had an interesting photo shoot made during factory test run built for India at JSC "Baltic Shipyard" Yantar " frigate Teg — the lead ship of the three units of the second series of modifying the project 11356M ordered by the Indians on the contract in 2006 with the "Rosoboronexport". Photos were taken by Elisha Iskakov from September 20 to October 21, 2011. Photo source:yandex.ru

Built for the Indian frigate Teg Project 11356M during factory sea trials in the Baltic Sea, 20.09.2011 (c) Elisha Iskakov / fotki.yandex.ru

The head of the second series frigate

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Sevmash produced the first serial submarine Northwind for sea trials

Severodvinsk shipyard "Sevmash" completed a first series of strategic nuclear submarine "Alexander Nevsky" Project 955 "Borey" for sea trials. The next few days will be released in the first submarine in the White Sea.

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Earlier in the Pacific Fleet was formed by the ship’s crew, commanded by Captain 1st Rank Basil Tankovid, people have been trained in the Navy training center in Obninsk and training on nuclear submarine "Yury Dolgoruky".

The decision to start sea trials of the first batch and the second ship of Project 955 was taken command of the Russian Navy and

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