Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Iran delegation at MAKS-2015 air show in Moscow

Iranian attendees of the MAKS-2015 air show held at Zhukovsky Airfield, on 25AUG15 in the Moscow Region. What follows are photos of interest to embedded IRNA photographer:

9M82M3 and 9M83M3 missile display, included in exhibit of Almaz-Antey S-300VM "Antey-2500" (NATO: SA-23 Gladiator\Giant) Transportable SAM system.

Of interest are reports Iranian officials attending MAKS-2015 are intent on signing a deal for delivery of a S-300 series type system.  Note depicted system painted in desert tan, believed to be scheme applied to systems that entered service in Egypt in November 2014.

Tactical Missiles Corporation BAL-E Coastal Missile System with Kh-35E (3M-24E) anti-ship missile

Mil Mi-28N "Night Hunter" (NATO: Havoc) all-weather, day-night, military tandem, two-seat anti-armor attack helicopter

Kamov Ka-52K (NATO: Hokum B) naval attack helicopter prototype, intended for now cancelled delivery of Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels.

Russian Air Force Mil Mi-8AMTS Terminator, RF-91418 / "62 Yellow" (cn AMTS00643136605U)

Left: KBP Instrument Design Bureau Pantsir-S1 (NATO: SA-22 Greyhound) combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system. (note desert tan scheme)

Right: KBP Instrument Design Bureau Kornet-EM multi-purpose anti tank guided missile system, mounted on GAZ Tigr 4x4, multipurpose, all-terrain infantry mobility vehicle. (note desert tan scheme)

Display of Russian manufactured unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

Russo-Indian (NPO Mashinostroeyenia / DRDO) short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile, air-launched variant

Russian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevichi MiG-29 SMT (9-17) (NATO: Fulcrum), "777 Blue" displayed with R-27 series air-to-air missiles and B-13L rocket launcher.

Foreground: Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO: Fullback), "31 Red"
Background: Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-25SM (NATO: Frogfoot), RF-95488 / "04 Red"

Russian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31BM (NATO: Foxhound), "93 Blue" with “Guards” emblem and VVS ROSSII (“Russian Air Force”) markings.

Russian Air Force Beriev A-50U (NATO: Mainstay), RF-92957 / "47 Red" (cn 0043453577)

Foreground: Dexter Air Taxi Myasischev M-101T Gzhel, reg. RA-15111
Background: Aeroflot Airlines Tupolev Tu-144D (NATO: Charger), reg. CCCP-77115 (cn 09-1)

Mil Mi-38-2 transport helicopter 

Roscosmos Ilyushin Il-76MDK (NATO: Candid), RF-75353 (cn 1013495871)

Defying sanctions against the Russian Federation, attending MAKS-2015 is Airbus A350-900, reg. F-WXWB (cn 001)

Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency


Unknown said...

Fars News Agency reports that Russian and Iranian officials have held talks on the purchase of Sukhoi 30 jet fighters by Iran from Russia. It's not clear if this is not just technology transfer, though.

Anonymous said...

Why Su-30 and not SU-35? Does anyone know?

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between those two models anyway ? Iran's ragtag air force won't be able to fully take advantage of those planes capabilities .But it'll be interesting to see how these negotiations will turn out , since Iranians have always been shy about buying top of the line Russian fighter jets .

Anonymous said...

SU-30 can be delivered immediately while the SU-35 has a production backlog for even Russian airforce, which is modernizing at a rapid rate. Another good option for Iran is to get 50 MIG 29 SMT and upgrade the ones already in Iranian inventory.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reply. Makes sense. Mig 29 SMT is cheap and we already know how to operate and repair. I hope if they are going for SU-30 SM then they go for technology transfer like India otherwise cheaper Mig 29 SMT with BVR and ground radar target illumination is good enough (It is said SU-30 has a strong radar)

Anonymous said...

Shy? Hasn't there been an arms embargo?

Anonymous said...

About the Iranian official In the top photo (second from the right) : isn't he the ex-Saipa CEO who used to run Iran Khodro for a while ?

Anonymous said...

Is there any information suggesting Russia has a different view as the rest of the powers regarding the continuation for 5 years of the arms embargo under the nuclear deal. I'm aware Russia has been consistent in saying some sort of S-300 deal is viewed as being outside the deal. Are other systems also considered outside? Are any deals signed soon perhaps envisaging deliveries to begin in 5 years? Also, how much do we know what is and isn't covered regarding technology transfers?

Anonymous said...

Why would you call anybodies air force ragtag? Whether USAF or the Luxemburg Royal Auxillary Air Force all men and women are magnificent in their flying machines. Better than probably most of us!

Anonymous said...

Actually Russia and China both wanted that 5 year clause out, but somehow Zarif let it stand. The sanctions regime is already crumbling and I don't think Russia will care much after the French embargoed the Mistral helicopter carriers and are now negotiating to sell to bankrupt Egypt. However, considering the unreliable Russian policy towards Iran since 1800's I would doubt it that Russia will deliver anything. The memorandum of the S-300 delivery is even very vague.

Anonymous said...

Anon 04:00
When you put USAF and Luxemburg Royal Auxiliary Air Force in one sentence , you're making an impeccable argument .You surely didn't miss the point .

Anonymous said...

Anybody can name that official ? From assembling Renault 5 and Pekans to possible technology transfer for manufacturing Su-34 , that individual's career is certainly in an up swing .

Anonymous said...

The Egyptians seem to be getting their hands on all kinds of fancy weaponry from M 1 tanks to Kamov-52 helicopters, S-330 system and Rafale fighter jets . It's very difficult for a bankrupt country with a questionable government to put together such a boutique military , unless rich Arab Gulf states are bankrolling them .

Anonymous said... --- MAKS 2015

Anonymous said...

Can't help you with the name of that official sorry. However, If you do find out and any background, please share here. Sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

Saudis and UAE are paying for all Egyptian military purchases. This is appalling for a country that is totally living on aid and has to import 4 million tons of wheat just to feed its fastest growing population now at 93 million.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anon 03:49
The official in question happened to be Mr Manteqi who apparently negotiated a deal worth a whopping 21 Billion dollars involving Russian aircraft and Satellite technology .while at the above MAKS exhibition