Russia has completed the development of small-caliber ammunition for its fifth generation fighter Su-57 (PAK FA).
"Development of small-caliber ammunition for the PAK FA is completed," Vladimir Lepin, Director General of Techmash said in an interview with Interfax Monday.
The testing of the new small-caliber ammunition for the Mi-28 and Ka-52 helicopters will also be completed in the near future, Lipin added.
The Drel air bomb can be adopted into the Russian army as early as 2018, after the completion of its tests.
"State tests of a new base sample of a 500-kilogram bombing cluster in equipment with self-targeting military elements began in 2016," Interfax reported quoting Lipin.
On the prospects of using the 40-mm grenade, Balkan, by the Russian troops, Lipin said, “The all arms operation of the grenade was started in 2017. It has been providing a significant increase in combat use and the range of fire of automatic grenade launcher systems. Balkan is being improved in terms of increasing its operational characteristics such as day-night sighting device, cartridge belt and other elements. Russia plans to complete the combined arms tests of Balkan and will subsequently adopt it in 2018”.
Russia will receive six Su-30SM fighter aircraft and will continue re-equipping the coastal-based operational-tactical aviation on Su-30SM aircraft started in 2017. "In 2017, naval aviation of the Navy was replenished with new aircrafts, and a planned modernization of existing equipment was successfully carried out
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The Russian ministry of defense has denied reports of its military aircraft being shot at by Syrian opposition forces or IS militants. It has however confirmed that one of its Mi-24 aircraft crashed in Syria killing both the pilots aboard
Russia has revealed that it has developed new air defence artillery to replace the venerable Shilka system. The new system, whose name was not mentioned, is designed to engage air targets including UAVs, single projectiles of MLRSs, cruise missiles, tactical aircraft, helicopters of fire support as well as ground and surface light-armored targets, the Russian MoD said in a release
The Indian Defense Ministry has approved procurement of 240 Precision Guided Munitions at a cost of INR 1254 crores (US$ 197 million) from Russian Rosonboron Exports. According to Rosoboronexport, the KAB-1500LG-F-E guided bomb with a laser gyro-stabilized seeker and a HE warhead refers to the precision-guided weapons and is designed to engage stationary ground and surface targets such as rail and highway bridges, military industrial facilities, ships and transport vessels, ammunition depots and railway junctions
Russias defense ministry plans to sign a contract for a preproduction batch of 12 fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jets, TASS reported quoting Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov. "We are buying Su-57 jets for test combat use
Russia's first indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter, the Su-57, has started flights with the most advanced air-launched weaponry on its board, local media reports. "Tense work is underway
Russias Splav Research and Production Association has started developing a prototype of the next-generation wheeled-chassis heavy flame-throwing system dubbed Tosochka. "The Splav Research and Production Association is carrying out work to develop a prototype of the Tosochka new-generation heavy flame-throwing system for preliminary trials
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