Russia has planned to equip its Strategic Missile Forces with 1500 camouflage kits in 2017, with the priority given to Topol-class Intercontinental ballistic missile-launching units.
The nuclear forces will receive up to 1,500 kits for their mobile missile units, " 15 times more" than they did in 2013. Sputnik News reported Saturday.
Two thirds of the new kits are designated for summer use, with the remaining 500 to be used in winter conditions. Altogether, the kits are expected to improve survivability up to tenfold.
The Russian military uses the MKT-4L and MKT-2S camouflage kits for its military units. When deployed, the special kits defend vehicles and fortifications from optical and radar reconnaissance.
According to the kits' manufacturer, they are adaptable to temperatures between —40 and +50 degrees Celsius, last between 1-3 years, are water, gas, diesel and oil-resistant, are self-extinguishing, and are small and light enough to be transported by any vehicle.
Russia is working on a medium-range anti-aircraft missile system based on Buk-missiles for exports. Work is underway to prepare the Buk-M3 medium-range antiaircraft missile system for sales abroad and issue its export configuration passport, Director of the Tikhomirov R&D Institute of Instrument-Making Yuri Bely told TASS Monday
Russia may deploy up to 11 warships including nuclear-powered combat vessels at Syrian Tartus naval facility as part of an agreement signed with Damascus on the extension and overhaul of the facility. "Russia is allowed to simultaneously deploy at the [Tartus] naval maintenance facility a maximum of 11 warships, including combat vessels equipped with nuclear-powered propulsion systems, and under condition that all ecological and nuclear safety requirements have been fulfilled,"
The Russian Defense Ministry is seeking to replace obsolete passenger aircraft with new Russian aircraft models after a deadly crash of the Tu-154 plane last month. The Kommersant newspaper reported Friday that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered to analyse possibilities to substitute Tu-154, Tu-134 and Il-62M passenger aircraft with new passenger aircraft models
Russian Helicopters has completed deliveries of the first batch of multirole Ка-32A11BC helicopters, which are built at Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise. After the delivery of the first batch, two more helicopters will be handed over to the Chinese operators in 2017, the company said in a statement Thursday
Russian Helicopters has won a contract with Balochistan provincial government to supply a Mi-171 helicopter. The helicopter is expected to be delivered in the first part of this year
Saab has received an order to deliver Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net Systems (ULCANS) to the United States Army worth USD 66 million (approximately SEK 586 million) Deliveries are expected to take place in 2019-2020. Production for new order, comprised of both woodland and desert camouflage systems will take place at Saab Defense and Security USAs business unit Saab Barracuda, based in Lillington, North Carolina
Fibrotex Inc Edged out Saab Barracuda to win US Armys Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS), under a 10-year contract worth $480 million. The contract award follows a two-year period competitive testing, trials and data collection conducted by the US Armys Natick Soldier Systems Center (PM-FSS), which assessed camouflage technologies from major global manufacturers against the Armys most advanced battlefield surveillance sensors
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