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ARMATA – The Russian Battle Tank for the Future Generation
As the most sophisticated combat vehicle of Russian production, the ARMATA Main Battle Tank and heavy Armored Fighting Vehicle family has a high price threshold, by Russian standards. The ambitious plan forecasted the induction of 2,300 ARMATA-class tanks by 2025, but by the end of 2020, the fielding of ARMATA still lags, with completion of development expected only by 2022.
Russian MOD, Industries Highlight Artillery Rockets Advancement
The Russian defense establishment's perception of the place of artillery - in general, and rocket Artillery - in particular, has undergone a significant advancement over the past decade, placing these systems at a central place on the ground battlefield. This emphasis was evident at the recent Victory Parade in Moscow and at the Army Forum 2020 defense expo taking place in Kubinka this week.
More appetite for helicopters in Brazil
LAAD 2015 Report: Helicopter programs and systems
Mustering the air power for Afghanistan
As the coalition prepares to leave Afghanistan, the war torn country still lack effective air power to assist the ground forces battling the Taliban. "Clearly the biggest gap in the Afghan Air Force is the ability to deliver fire from the air to the enemy on the ground." US Air Force general John McMullen said.
Egypt interested in buying 24 MiG-35s from Russia
Russia has acknowledged an Egyptian request to procure a squadron of MiG-35 advanced fighter aircraft, to include up to 24 fighter jets at a cost of US$3 billion.
Getting the Cold Shoulder from Washington, Egypt is Turning East for...
Egypt is considering spending up to $4 billion on advanced weaponry from Russia following the partial suspension of military aid and equipment deliveries from...
Update: Turkey Remains Defiant About Co-Producing Missile Defense System with China
Despite criticism from its NATO allies, Turkey would only give up co-producing an air and missile defense system with the 'China Precision Machinery Import...
Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport Reports $34 Billion in orders
Russia’s state arms exporter said Wednesday that its order portfolio stood at $34 billion as of June 1. Rosoboronexport delivered $6.5 billion worth of...
Iraq to get the Russian Night Hunter Helicopters
Russia will supply over 10 Mi-28NE 'Night Hunter' attack helicopters to Iraq under a multi-billion dollar agreement. These helicopters are the export version of...
As India’s Shopping Spree Continues – Hungry Foreigners Battle For the...
As western suppliers gain more business, the Russians are suffering. Last year Russian arms exporters suffered two painful losses at Indian tenders. To keep ahead of the growing competitions, Moscow is now seeking to enter joint programs to produce defense equipment.
Russia offers BMP-3 Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV) to India
Russia is offering the BMP-3 to India, as a substitute or long term ‘stop gap’ positioned to replace the rapidly obsoleting BMP-2. If India decides to cancel its long overdue FICV, the BMP-3 could eventually take its place as India’s future ICV.
U.S. Lawmakers Cut Pentagon Ties with Russian Arms Exporter
U.S. lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday breaking contracts between the Pentagon and Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which they claim is "arming the oppressive Syrian regime,” Rosoboronexport signed a $367.5 million deal with the United States in May 2011 for delivery of 21 Mi-17V5s to equip the Afghan Air Force. All those helicopters have now been delivered. The break with the United States could affect an option contract signed on July 18 for a further ten machines worth $171 million.
China is Interested in the Russian S400 Triumf
According to some sources Beijing expressed interest to acquire Russian S-400 counter-missile system. To date the Chinese use the components of the S-300 system...
Russia Promotes S-400 at DefExpo, Eying Indian Air & Missile Defense...
Russia is pitching its top-of-the-line air defense system at DefExpo 2012 in India, this week, promoting the S-400 Triumph air and missile defense system. The S-400 causes much concern among western air forces, as none of the existing 4++ generation fighter aircraft, nor the F-35 JSF, are designed to penetrate areas defended by the Triumf.
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