Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, will present items of military equipment highly popular in armies, navies and air forces of African states at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in Pretoria, South Africa. "We come to this exhibition in the Republic of South Africa for the seventh time and consider it as the most important venue for the promotion of weapons and military equipment to the African continent, especially to sub-Saharan countries
Arms companies from the US and UK could benefit from a NATOs proposal to create a rapid response force. Britain pledged to commit 1,000 troops to the NATO “Spearhead” force
Facing arms sales embargo from Spain and possibly the UK over its war in in Gaza, Israel in an ironic twist has suspended military contracts with Russia over its action in Crimea. While Russia faces multiple sanctions from around the world for its involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, Israel is under fire for its month-long assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza
US relied on social media for ‘forensic evidence against Russian backed rebels for the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf disclosed that “evidence” was a You Tube video showing a conversation between a separatist leader and a Russian military commander where the former accepts responsibility for shooting down the airliner
Rosoboronexport could benefit from a growing demand for low priced arms despite the looming threat of US sanctions. The Obama administration has passed international sanctions against Kalashnikov, the Russian automatic weapons manufacturer but is yet to take a decision against Rosoboronexport which exports most of Russias ships, tanks, aircraft and other heavy weapons
Missile deflection devices such as the chaff or flares or electronic counter-measures could have saved the Malaysian airliner MH-17 from being hit by a missile. Aircraft of El-Al, the Israeli airline are equipped with flares countermeasures after having been target of the failed 2002 airliner attack
The UK has barred Russian delegates from the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow due to its actions in Ukraine. Several Russian government officials were refused visas from the UK's Foreign office preventing them from attending the industry air show
Rosoboronexport will discuss projects on behalf of third countries with Belarusian partners during the 7th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment, MILEX-2014, from 9 to 12 July in Belarus. It also plans to present a wide range of Russian military products
The sky high cost of fighter aircraft acquisition is forcing developing countries to embark on their own programs in the process challenging the price and performance of American and European fighters. Turkey, South Korea, India, China and Pakistan claim to beat out western aircraft on cost
In the aftermath of the Crimean crisis, Ukraine will not refund Moscow for defense orders placed with Ukrainian arms makers. Russias Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Thursday said, the Ukrainian partners “are late with deliveries of [ready-made] products [and] are not returning the advance payments
Russia has lifted an embargo on weapons deliveries to Pakistan and is negotiating the sale of Mi-35 helicopters to Islamabad, Sergei Chemezov, head of state-owned technology corporation Rostec, told Itar-Tass on Monday. The potential sale to Pakistan could creat tension between India and Russia, who is also New Delhi's largest arms supplier
Chinas military industry has over the last five years supplied major weapons to 35 developing countries. While there are no official figures of actual sales, experts estimate this number to be in the billions
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