Lebanon is reportedly in talks with Russia to buy weaponry and special equipment sponsored by Saudi Arabia, Lebanese Interior and Municipalities Minister Nouhad Machnouk told International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya.
"There are talks on buying Russian arms and special equipment by Lebanon … there will be a lot of positions. The Lebanese military has a lot of experience of working with Russian weapons. So they [Lebanese military] will soon determine what is needed," Machnouk wasquoted as saying.
The minister also said the future deal will be sponsored by Saudi Arabia. "As for the Army, the Lebanese Army's chief of general staff will arrive in Moscow before the end of this month. He will be the one negotiating for which needs [Lebanon] can receive the gift of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," he stated.
According to Ria Novosti, Machnouk noted that Russia is committed to resolving the political crisis in Lebanon. "Russia promised that together with the allied and friendly states will help find a way out of the presidential power vacuum in Lebanon," minister said.
Controversy in the Lebanese parliament in the past few months has prevented the election of a new Lebanese president, the report said.
Russia plans to launch the Yak 152 a light aircraft with trainer and combat roles to compete with the Embraer Super Tucano, Pilatus and Beechcraft planes. Taking advantage of the growing market for light trainer aircraft which have been adapted to reconnaissance and combat roles such as the Super Tucano , the Pilatus PC-7 and PC-9, Russias Irkutsk Aviation Plant has announced plans to launch two samples of the light Yak-152 trainer in 2015
An Indian military contingent that participated in the Indra-2014 in Russia drills will inform their chiefs that Russian weapons are worth purchasing, Ria Novosti said quoting the Russian Southern Military District's press service on Monday. The Indian side "plans on informing the leaders of the Indian Army that it is worth purchasing Russian weapons and motorized infantry equipment, using Russian motorized troops as an example," the press service said
Three rounds of Russian air-to-air short range missiles were test fired by the Indian Air Force (IAF) as part of the user trail on Tuesday, Indian Express reported. “The Russian missiles were fired from fighter aircraft targeting the floating objects released from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Lakshya flown from the launching complex-II of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea,” the report quoted an unnamed official from the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) as saying
Russia can do without French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers whose delivery has been suspended over Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV programme, according to Itar-Tass. “Last year, on November 16 we transferred to our Indian colleagues the Vikramaditya light aircraft carrier, which war formerly our Admiral Gorshkov missile cruiser
Sozvezdie has developed set of communication devices which can endure immersion in water and provide high-quality transmission even with strong interference, according to Ria Novosti. Sozvezdie is a part of the state run Rostec and is based in Voronezh
Saudi Arabia has used patriot missile system to intercept a Scud missile, which was fired by rebel forces in Yemen on Saturday. The country's official news agency reported that the Scud was fired on Saturday morning at the city of Khamees Mushait in the kingdom's southwest and was intercepted by two Patriot missiles
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on Thursday has cleared the sale of 1,000 Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire II air-to-surface missiles to Lebanon valued at $146 million. The proposed Sale includes the missiles, support and sustainment, and training
Saudi Arabia will be buying 10 Sikorsky SeaHawk MH60R multi-mission helicopters equipped with Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) and Hellfire II missiles from US for $1.9 billion
Lebanon has received the first shipment of a mix of French land, sea and air equipment including armored vehicles, heavy artillery, anti-tank missiles, and mortar and assault weapons worth $3 billion on Monday, Reuters reported. The Saudi-funded deal to provide Lebanon with French weapons is underway as the first shipment arrived at the Beirut International airport
Saudi Arabia has overtaken India to become the world's biggest weapons importer in 2014, research company IHS said on Sunday. Saudi imports rose by 54 per cent between 2013 and 2014, and based on planned deliveries imports will grow 52 per cent to $9
A year after President Vladimir Putin signed a bill setting up an agency, comparable to Americas Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Russian defense ministry has begun awarding its first prizes for Future Research Fund. “The defense minister has approved the structure of the system,” Ria Novosti quoted Maj
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