Russian and Pakistani troops held joint firing exercise using small arms in Karachay-Cherkessia, Southern Military District during the course of ‘Friendship 2017’ army exercise.
At the firing instruction the Russian scouts presented their Pakistani counterparts with the AGS-17 Plamya machine gun, RPG-7B antitank grenade launcher, NSVS Utes machine gun, SVD-S sniper rifle and Makarov, Yarygin and Stechkin pistols.
Having completed firing instruction, the Pakistani servicemen pointed out that the Russian small arms were very reliable and easy-to-operate, Russian MoD said.
The event involved more than 200 troops from the Pakistan and recon company of the Southern MD motorized rifle mountain brigade.
Meanwhile, The Pakistan Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa will visit Russia next week to witness the concluding session of the Friendship 2017 military exercise, Pakistan media reported.
Joint military exercises are progressing in the Caucasian Range where servicemen of the two countries are conducting combat training in high altitude mountainous conditions for fighting against terrorists groups and conventional illegal armed formations.
Russia is warming up to Pakistan as a potential buyer of its weapons following the diversification of arms procurement by its traditional ally, India.
Indias Punj Lloyd and its JV Partner Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), today has inaugurated the countrys first private-sector small arms manufacturing plant at Malanpur in Madhya Pradesh. The joint venture company, Punj Lloyd Raksha Systems (PLR) will be manufacturing small arms for the Indian Defence Forces and also for export, Israel Weapon Industries reported Thursday
Thailand has expressed interest in building military cooperation with China, particularly in development of small arms and security equipment. Thai defense ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich was quoted as saying by Reuters Wednesday that Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan had talks with his Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan about building military production facilities in Thailand, during his visit to Beijing last week
Pakistan Ordnance Factories Wah (POF) signed four Letters of Understanding (LoUs) with international companies for export of arms, ammunition, transfer of technology and joint production. All the LOUs were signed during the second day of the ongoing IDEAS-2016 Expo in Karachi
Kazakhstan has delivered 5 million rounds of small arms and ammunition to Kyrgyzstan within a framework of providing military and technical assistance. "Agreement between the governments of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the provision of free military and technical assistance was signed in Astana on June 24, 2015 by the Defense Ministers of two states in order to strengthen the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic," the representative of Kazakhstan's military department, Lieutenant Colonel Murat Kanabekov was quoted as saying by
Russias small-arms holding Kalashnikov Concern is in negotiations with Italy's Beretta on the establishment of joint ventures in Russia, a senior government official was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. The on-going talks on the joint venture is to manufacture hunting and sporting weapons
The Belarus Ministry of Defense has announced that its special forces will soon be equipped with T-2M-3 ultralight aircraft and Moskit and Lastochka UAVs by 2015. As part of a rearmament program, new special-purpose small arms and reconnaissance equipment will also be provided to the armed forces
Russian Helicopters has started trials of its Ansat lightweight multipurpose helicopter in a hot climate in Pakistan. "The trials aim to confirm the possibilities of operating the rotocraft in high air temperatures
Pakistans Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the country is expediting efforts to acquire military equipment to combat militancy from other resources as the US limits weapons sales to Islamabad. In an exclusive interview with
Harris, L3 Technologies Merger to Create Global Defence Electronics Giant
Chinese Z-19E Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopter Ready for Batch Production
Japanese MOD to Develop High-speed Gliding Missiles
South Korea Puts off L-SAM Missile Test Amidst Détente with North
Two Belgian F-16 Fighter Jets Destroyed in Accidental Cannon Fire
China Reveals Hong-20, New-gen Stealth Bomber Program
China to Unveil Apache Helicopter Rival at Zhuhai Air Show
Russian Future Semi-catamaran Aircraft Carrier gets New Design Concept
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near...
The American-made Patriot and Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems are currently hogging international orders despite their price tags running...
The Russian ministry of defense on Thursday published a series of videos showcasing the production, deployment and installation and testing...
The market for fighter jets in countries which are expected to have open competitions is estimated at US$50 billion to...
The Indian MoD's plan to purchase 110 fighter jets may be its costliest fighter jet buy ever with the entire...
Indias plans of integrating the MBDAs meteor missile on its LCA Tejas and Su-30MKI aircraft may not happen due to...