Russia is getting a new defense system which will ensure guaranteed detection of enemy ballistic and long-range cruise missiles at blastoff, a top military official said Tuesday. The officials said the system would feature advanced information-gathering, data-processing and attack capabilities with an early-warning radar system to be deployed along the entire Russian border
The Russian ministry of defense today announced plans to increase spending on scientific research military units. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu proposed the idea of scientific research military units in March, as a first step, that undergraduate students be involved in defense research-and-development projects that would count toward their mandatory one-year military service
Russia will built about 100 new defense infrastructure facilities, including airfields and Army and Navy maintenance and supply bases in order to accommodate its new weapon systems, a top military official said. By 2016, 316 garrison towns are to be built, their number due to increase to 495 by 2020, with more than 3,000 facilities, said General Valery Gerasimov, chief of the General Staff of Russias Armed Forces
Asia Pacific budgets are set to outstrip USA and Canada by 2021, fuelled by an explosion in global arms trade that threatens the competitive edge and dominance of US, UK and European defence trade according to the biggest budget and export study since the economic downturn. The study, The Balance of Trad, is presented to clients on 25 June by IHS Inc
Russia has signed defense contracts worth $22.5 billion as part of its arms procurement program for 2013, a Russian senior ministry official said
Russia will unveil more than 100 new military and civilian developments at the Paris Air Show, a Rostec executive said. These include the advanced Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter and a modernized Mi-171A2 civil helicopter, as well as military and civilian avionics, Rostec deputy head Vladimir Artyakov said
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his annual budget address to the government on Thursday, agreed to a proposal to extend parts of Russias ambitious arms procurement program beyond 2020. Putin said that defense industry firms must have the production capacity and technology needed to fulfill their contracts with the military, and use the funds allocated under the program efficiently
The United States have held back from signing the arms trade treaty, with over 60 countries believed to have signed it. “The United States welcomes the opening of the Arms Trade Treaty for signature, and we look forward to signing it as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily,” said US Secretary of State John Kerry in a statement
The Kalashnikov Corporation will be established in July 2013, a merger between weapons makers Izhmash and Izhmekh, a spokeswoman for the Izhmash plant said Friday. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday that the corporation should be registered in time for Russias Day of Arms Makers, September 19
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced yesterday that it will provide $8.5 billion in state guarantees to the defense industry
Fifty years since it first took to the Indian skies, the MiG 21 continues to fly high and shows no signs of slowing down operations. The single-engine aircraft will continue to remain in the IAFs squadrons until 2017 at the latest as India fumbles to acquire the Rafale while simultaneously develops the much delayed, indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft
In fighting between the Russian Ministry of Defense and local weapons manufacturer jeopardized state defense order in 2011, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev on Monday criticized the governments failure to meet the deadline today for placing contracts for the State Defense Order this year
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