Category Archives: Defence Industry News

Rosoboronexport to Conquer New Markets in Asia-Pacific Region

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Russia’s Rosoboronexport is going to enter new markets in the Asia-Pacific Region, including Brunei and the Philippines. This came in a statement by Head of the Regional Department of Rosoboronexport Vladimir Ereschenko.

“We are on the point of developing cooperation with a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. In particular, we would like to conquer markets of the Philippines and Brunei, expand cooperation with Thailand, intensify contacts with South Korea,” Mr. Ereschenko, who is in charge of the Russian delegation at the LIMA-2015 exhibition taking place in Malaysia, said.

The representative of Rosoboronexport also stressed that all these countries had traditionally relied on Western manufacturers.

“However, there are new opportunities that we will use,” Mr. Ereschenko concluded.

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Russian Helicopters to Present Best Helicopters in Malaysia

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Russian Helicopters will demonstrate its latest developments at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, LIMA-2015, which will be held in Malaysia on March 17-21.

Russian Helicopters will showcase its multirole Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters. Together with Rosoboronexport, the company will also display Mi-35M, Mi-171Sh, and Mi-17V-5 helicopters for representatives of the law enforcement agencies of Malaysia and other countries of South East Asia.

“The countries in the Asia-Pacific Region are witnessing dynamic economic development. Demand for helicopters in the region is constantly growing. Our company is interested in this region and plans to expand its presence here. At LIMA-2015, we will showcase the latest Russian-made commercial helicopters that are most relevant to the countries across South East Asia. We see interest in these models among our potential partners, and hope to develop mutually beneficial cooperation,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev stated.

Russian Army to Receive 20 New EWF Systems

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About 20 types of advanced electronic warfare (EWF) equipment will be supplied to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation as part of the state defence order in 2015. It is expected to complete developing and start purchasing at least 10 products in the near future. This information was presented by the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry.

The new EWF systems will comprise jamming, radar and navigation equipment, facilities for protection from high-precision weapons, and control devices. The most important facilities include Krasukha-2O, Murmansk-BN, Borisoglebsk-2, Krasukha-S4 and Svet-KU. In addition, the manufacturer has successfully completed state tests of the Lorandit-M radio control and jamming complex that meets all modern requirements for mobility and reliability.

It should be noted that EWF systems are one of the most knowledge-intensive types of military equipment incorporating innovative solutions and technologies.

Russia to Create Unified Simulation System for Hypersonic Aircraft

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Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Research Projects is creating a unified simulation system for developing hypersonic aircraft. The new equipment will incorporate domestic computational modules. This came in a statement by Deputy Director Vitaly Davydov.

“We should combine efforts of all the institutions and organizations working in this field. For this purpose, we have to create a central core, a unified integrated digital system that will combine data on all the developments. In our view, we should exclude the situations when someone has been successful in heat or aerodynamic calculations, but nobody can use them because they have no access to the data,” Mr. Davydov said, noting that the project will be aimed at creating a national library of programs for functional modeling of advanced hypersonic aircraft in the interests of all the concerned companies.

It’s worth noting that hypersonic aircraft will reach speeds of Mach 5 or greater.

Russia and USA Remain World’s Biggest Arms Exporters

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The USA and Russia are the world’s largest exporters of conventional weapons. This was reported by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute after publication of the data on deliveries of conventional weapons and military equipment from 2010 to 2014.

The database of the institute covers the period from 1950. The specialists use a five-year moving average to account for fluctuations in the volume of arms deliveries.

According to the data published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the five biggest exporters included the USA, Russia, China, Germany and France. Together, they accounted for 74 percent of the volume of arms exports. The USA and Russia remained the largest exporters, accounting for 31 percent and 27 percent of the global trade respectively.

Russian Army Receives Moskva-1 EWF Systems

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The Novgorod-based Kvant has started delivering the newest Moskva-1 electronic warfare systems to the Russian Army. This information was furnished by the company’s press service.

“The Moskva-1 electronic warfare system has successfully passed state tests. We have started supplying the Russian Armed Forces with this product,” the press service informed.

It’s necessary to point out that the Moskva-1 system is designed for electronic reconnaissance of air space at a distance of up to 400 km. The Moskva-1 consists of an intelligence model and a control panel for airborne radar jammers. These systems are mounted on three KAMAZ trucks. The station is able to provide full visibility and can be deployed in 45 minutes. The electronic warfare system can operate in temperatures from -40 to 50 degrees. The Moskva-1 also includes an automated command post for coordinating management of external jamming devices, as well for transmitting information about targets to air defence forces.

Russian Army to Receive More Orlan-10 Drones in 2015

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The Special Technological Center will increase its supplies of the unmanned aerial reconnaissance systems based on the Orlan-10 drones to the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation. This was reported by a source in the military-industrial complex.

“In accordance with the current production program, the Special Technological Center will supply more reconnaissance complexes based on the Orlan-10 drones in 2015 as compared to 2014. Under the terms of the state defence order, the Orlan-10 drones are being supplied in six modifications with different target loads, depending on the functional requirements of the customer,” the source informed.

“All deliveries are being carried out for the Russian Defence Ministry and other law enforcement agencies,” the official concluded.

It’s worth mentioning that the Orlan-10 has a takeoff weight of 14-18 kg, a payload of 5 kg and an air speed of 90-170 km/h.

Russian Peacekeepers Take Delivery of New Communications System

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The peacekeeping motorized rifle division of the Central Military District has received a new digital communications system P-240I-4 Pereselents under the state defence order. This was reported by the press service of the Central Military District.

According to the information available, the complex is designed for organizing communications between control points in the field. The new system comprises a radio station, radio relay station, digital radio relay equipment, user terminal, and message processing equipment.

It should be noted that the Pereselents complex can be used to create more than 100 cryptographic channels with a total capacity of 2,000 Kb/s. The communications range is at least 40 km. The software supports all existing and future communications standards. The hardware is mounted on the KAMAZ-5350 (Mustang) vehicle.

Russian Avatar to Undergo Tests in Late 2015

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The Avatar anthropomorphic robot developed with the support of Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Research Projects will have to overcome an obstacle course and operate vehicles by the end of the year. This was announced by Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council and Deputy Director General of the Foundation for Advanced Research Projects, Vitaly Davydov.

“In accordance with the program of this project, the robot will have to pass an obstacle course by the end of the year. The Avatar will have to overcome its elements, demonstrate the ability to operate a variety of technical devices, including a car, and climb a ladder,” Mr. Davydov stated.

The anthropomorphic robot was originally developed in the interests of the Ministry of Emergency Situations to ensure the work of rescue services under dangerous and severe conditions. However, it was decided that most of the robot components could be used to accomplish combat missions.

Russia to Present Best Military Products in Malaysia

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25 Russian companies will present their military products at the LIMA-2015 International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia. This was reported by the press center of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation.

“The Russian exposition will comprise stands of 29 Russian enterprises. 25 companies will demonstrate their military products, including JSC Rosoboronexport, JSC Russian Helicopters, JSC ODK, JSC Sukhoi, JSC RAC MiG and JSC Admiralty Shipyards,” the press center stated.

It’s worth noting that a total of 361 military products will be presented at the exhibition, including a specialized simulator STBP-29 and an interactive training system IASO-29 for the MiG-29SMT aircraft.

According to the information available, the Russian delegation will be headed by Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin. The exhibition will be attended by official delegations from 55 countries.