Russia has come up with a new variation on the US Humvee or HMMWV that can seat 10 soldiers and weighs an approx. 4.5 ton.
The vehicle is based on Kamaz 4X4 truck and looks lot like hummer. It is a light armored vehicle and has at least four video cams. The design feature might also include protection against bombs and mines and would mainly be used for para-military operations.
Another Russian firm has been producing remarkably similar version of US HMMWV named Tigr. Tigr weighs five tons, can carry crew of four and about a load of 10. Tigr cost about a third of HMMWV M1114 model.
The Indian Navy has reportedly asked Russia to prove single engine landing of the MiG-29K on the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier as a safety measure in case one of the two engine fails on Indias only carrier based fighter. The Hindu newspaper reported last week that the Russian side will be carrying out the proving trials on its own carrier in Russia, Admiral Kuznetsov
India might consider acquiring four warships from Russias Yantar shipyard, which has built six frigates for the Indian Navy, Ria Novosti quoted the Shipyards chief Oleg Shumakov as saying on Wednesday. "We will explore the possibility of new orders to build [vessels] for the Indian fleet
Russian JSC Bazalt has announced that it has started mass production of DP-64 "Nepryadva" double-barrel anti-sabotage grenade launcher following an order from Russian Defense Ministry, Ria Novosti reported today. "The DP-64 is currently in mass production
Russia has offered its latest Antey-2500 Anti-Aircraft missile to Iran, Rostec said Monday. The deal comes after S-300 missile surface-to-air contract with Iran was dropped under western pressure, Tass reported
Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov disclosed about the joint development of a 57-mm artillery system with the UAE, on the occasion of the IDEX defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi. “As for defense cooperation, the matter does not only regard the supplies of our armaments to the UAE, but above all the creation of joint ventures and joint products
South Korean military units are testing newly developed tactical vehicles reportedly based on Humvee armored vehicles. Five types of indigenous multipurpose wheeled vehicles have been delivered to such forward-deployed units as the Army's 12th Division and the Marine Corps' 2nd Division since January for a four-month test run before mass production, Yonhap reports citing a statement by the nation's arms procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration
Russias Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) have begun an unannounced test of its nuclear weapons near the central Russian city Yoshkar-Ola, the SMFs press center said Wednesday. “The Committee of the Command of Strategic Missile Forces is conducting an unannounced test of the condition and security provisions of nuclear weapons in the Yoshkar-Ola Missile Unit,” the SMFs press service said in a statement
Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET) announced Wednesday that it has delivered new first batch of a three new Mi8-MTPR1 helicopter-mounted with electronic warfare system ('Richag-AV') to the Russian armed forces. It can be mounted on units from any branch of the armed forces, including helicopters and airplanes, as well as ground and ship-based forces
Russian Air Force is expected to receive first aircraft tanker (Il-78-90A) fully produced in the nation by 2018, a defense industry source told RIA Novosti on Monday. Earlier the Il-78 aircraft had been assembled by the Tashkent Chkalov Industrial Group in Uzbekistan
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