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Originally posted by prelude
In early September 1997, Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev revealed that Russia simultaneously develops six new generation fighter aircraft. This means that MAPO MIG and ANTK Sukhoi proceed with more development programmes than Europe (Rafale, Eurofighter and Gripen) and US (F-22 and JSF) together.
Also these projects are 10- 15 % ahead of the rest of the world .
Here is the SOURCE
If this "under funded" Russian aircraft Industry can be well ahead of the rest of the world in R&D ...
then we can always expect Russian Defense Industry to be at its full colours after Integration and highly increased Government funding
There is a joke out here in Russia about research spending:
Both Russia and USA were developing their space projects for the same mission , the spacecraft maintained a higher-than-normal temperature ...normal pens will melt at that temperature
So the US team spent 10 billion dollars and after long research successfully developed a heat stable Ink Pen.
The Russians started using Pencil instead.
_ Ha, Ha 10-15 percent. Ha this really Fun - 20 -25 % is more rightly .
10-15 % ahead of the US? LMFAO!!!!!! Have you seen their last 2 technology demonstrators? The S-37 and Mig-1.44
Hm, yuo have some problem? well , becourse, I don't see nothing problem
Their problem has never been they lack the scientists, it has always been lack of funding
Originally posted by WestPoint23
I don't think simply integrating programs and allying with India as going to give Russia all the $$$ they need to produce their systems need for such position as you have stared. I'm not sure but I thin the Russian military budget is about 50B a year.
Originally posted by beretboy22
Not a big deal to me. In the US, Lockheed, Boeing, basically work toghether on virtually every aircraft project. That despite that fact that they compete against eachother for aircraft contracts.