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SR-10 dual-pilot light jet trainer

New training aircraft CP-10 will begin to enter the Air and Space Forces of the Russian Federation in 2018. This is reported on Sunday on the website of the Defense Ministry. "The first supplies of training aircraft CP-10 are planned in 2018," the report said 15 October 2017. CP-10 is a jet aircraft intended for primary flight training of flight school cadets. With a weight of just over 3 tons, the two-seater develops speeds of up to 800 km / h. The machine is able to climb to a height of 11 thousand meters. The special feature of the CP-10 is the wings with reverse sweep. The new machine will replace the fleet of obsolete training aircraft L-39 in the VKS.

SR-10 training jet aircraft with forward-swept wing (angle of ten degrees) is planned to be used during the initial courses of flying schools. SR-10 decrypts as "jet aircraft, with swept wing of -10". The negative sweep of the leading edge is one of the highlights of this airplane. Machine weight is a little more than three tons, a top speed of 800 km/h. Alternative arrangement of the wing and the special "nodules" on the body allow the SR-10 to avoid stalling into a tailspin. This aircraft can perform virtually all aerobatic maneuvers, apart from those involving super-maneuverability, and can take off like a concrete and unpaved lanes.

The SR-10 trainer aircraft, fully assembled from domestic components, is proposed to be an intermediate trainer between the light Yak-152, which is designed for the basic flight training of military pilots, and the trainer/attack aircraft Yak-130. This niche is occupied by the Czech L-39.

In the Russian air force the fleet training aircraft L-39 had long needed replacement. The Russian air force had already ordered new Yak-130 combat training aircraft. But the remained a need for a simple and cheap machine to obtain first primary flight skills. THe SR-10 may well take this niche, and significant the volume of primary flight training the cadets held now on the L-39.

"The Russian air force needs an easy, simple and inexpensive jet trainer to replace the L-39 fleet, and the Russian military are showing interest in the SR-10 project," said Maxim Mironov, director of the Modern Aviation Technologies Design Bureau, in an interview with the industry website AviaPort. "The MiG-AT, a simpler and cheaper plane compared to the Yak-130, failed to be delivered, and now there is a gap between the basic trainer Yak-152 and the trainer/attack aircraft Yak-130," said Mironov.

Whats more, the aircraft has no restrictions on performing aerobatic figures. Air cadets can execute the same spectacular stunts in the SR-10, as in fourth- and fourth-plus-generation combat aircraft (Su-27, Su-35, MiG-29). "This is a breakthrough in private aircraft construction. To create a jet is a high level of technology for any country," Viktor Galenko, pilot and head of the Aviator.guru website, said in an interview with RBTH published 29 February 2016.

"The SR-10 has a very low operating cost compared to other machines. It is very simple to manufacture. The machine is good for training cadets and for pilots' training in the army, meaning less expenditure on the very expensive resources of military aircraft," said Galenko.

The SR-10 light dual-pilot jet trainer aircraft caused a sensation when it first took to the Russian skies 25 December 2015. For the first time in Russian aviation, a private design bureau had created a plane from scratch, without public financial support which can edge out aircraft produced by the aviation industry's big guns in the markets.

The SR-10 was developed by the private design bureau in Moscow and built by aircraft manufacturers at a factory in Makhachkala in Russias North Caucasus republic of Dagestan (for which it received the nickname of "Dagestani"). KB "Modern aviation technologies" specializes in the development and pilot production of high-tech machines and units. Bureau staff consists of highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in a variety of aircraft size. Specialists can perform various kinds of work on the three-dimensional modeling as separate units and aggregates in general, their mutual arrangement and linking, in the simulation carried out verification of projected parts on mutual intersection, as well as the testing of systems and mechanisms with the analysis of individual construction elements.

Also conducted calculations of the strength of individual components and assembly units. If necessary, in the development of individual units and mechanisms made their live-simulation using stereo-lithography technology that allows making the necessary changes in the design of the early stages of its development. The KB mastered the methods of work with a variety of composite materials such as "sandwich panels" on the basis of glass and carbon fabric of mixed panels of various weaving, as well as high-strength alloys.

Perhaps one of the most the curious exhibits at the static park of Maks 2009 was the light SR-10 jet developed by KB "Modern aviation technology (KB SAT). The team had recently emerged and been able get back into sky - after almost half a century.

Development of SR-10 was launched in 2007. According to the initial plans of developers, the first experimental SR-10 (a flight version) could be ready for flight testing in 2010. The complete certification testing and start of serial delivery was expected in 2011. Provided sustainable funding financing a year later-two (i.e. 2012-2013 biennium). can enter mass production and training. A few years ago, nobody believed that tbe enthusiasts of KB "SAT" would be able to return to heaven the Yak-30 and Yak-32. No wonder - they had not flown for more than 45 years. But they did! And today, both "Yaka" regularly lifted up into the air, delighting their renovators and anyone who saw them.

Early work involved investigation of possibilities of creation of a light jet aerobatic aeroplane with a take-off with weight of 2700 kg. The creators of the works concluded that SR-10 may be used as a two-seater training for pilots, replacing in this role the less efficient Czech L-39 in the Russian air force and many other countries. Serious interest was shown in particular by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Moreover, the Ukrainian side was already providing the AI-25tlsh engine to equip the experimental SRP-10 and negotiations are under way on an opportunity for fourteen production aircraft at one of the aircraft repair plants - Dov Ukraine. After 2014, of course, some other partner was needed.

The aircraft was tested at the Gromov Flight Research Center in Moscow, with plans underway to build the first 16 SR-10 aircraft in 2016. Mass production would begin in 2017. The developers expect that the Russian military will be happy with the aircraft, and the Aerospace Forces will be able for the first time in history to adopt a plane developed by a private design bureau without the involvement of public funds.

The Ministry of Defense was waiting for the end of the testing and, if successful, is ready to buy four of the aircraft. The Modern Aviation Technologies Design Bureau estimated the military department's needs at 100 SR-10 aircraft in the next four years. The SR-10 also attracted interest from the military of a number of foreign countries, where military pilots fly the same Czech L-39 as their Russian colleagues. The export potential of the aircraft was estimated at 200 machines.

Tests of the new training aircraft SR-10 was planned for the next three years. Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov, told reporters during his working trip to the NPO "Saturn" 20 October 2016. Previously, the company-developer of the aircraft CB "Modern aviation technologies" stsyrf that the first SR-10 for air-space forces of Russia will be issued at the end of 2017, by 2020 it is planned to transfer to the test batch of about 20 vehicles. NPO "Saturn" offers to his AL-55I engine. "The aircraft and engine as part of the plans is provided in the next three years", - said Borisov. He stressed that the reliability of the SR-10 will depend on the cadet life, so the military department is very strict requirements on its acceptance into service and operating conditions and safety.



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