Russia has plans to unveil 2018-2025 state arms procurement program that features supply of next-generation S-500 missile defense systems, Sukhoi PAK FA fifth-generation fighter aircraft as well as tanks based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform.
The 2018-2025 State Armaments Program, part of Russia's defense policy, is expected to be unveiled by mid-2017. The program envisages military hardware upgrades, with the aim of 70-percent rearmament by 2020.
"The state armaments program should include the production of iconic systems such as the S-500 surface-to-air missile system, the fifth-generation fighter aircraft Sukhoi PAK FA, the MiG-35 [fighter jet], the Armata platform and others," Sputnik news reported today.
The program is updated every five years. The current one runs until 2020 and was adopted in 2010.
Even though the earlier plan was to adopt this plan in 2015, it was delayed due to economic turbulence that hit the country at that time.
Russian Aerospace Forces has plans to receive 16 new Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers by year end and will start modernization process next year. "This year, we expect additional deliveries of four aircraft and the total order volume for the current year is 16 Su-34s", Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said Friday
The Russian Defense Ministry will receive ten highly maneuverable multirole fighters Sukhoi-35S and four Sukhoi-27 will be upgraded to the Sukhoi-35 level, by this year end. "Last year, we concluded a long-term contract for building Sukhoi-35S planes
Russia has denied an accusation by a top US general that Russia violated an arms control treaty with US by deploying a land-based cruise missile system. "Russia has been, remains and will continue to be committed to all its international obligations, including those resulting from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said
Russian Antey Project 949A submarines will receive Kalibr missile systems as part of an upgrade project, Russian media reports. The submarines are currently armed with P-700 Granit cruise missiles and other anti-ship, anti-submarine weapons
Russias advanced T-14 Armata Main Battle Tanks (MBT) have been painted with an anti-skid coating after being equipped with lavatories last month. “The anti-skid coating also enhances its camouflage
A military delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited the Kantemirovskaya tank division, Moscow region, Western Military District earlier this week. The visit is in the light increased interest on part of the UAE in Russian military equipment following its usage in the Syrian civil war
Russia's S-500, its newest air defence missile system commenced testing. “For the time being, the system has successfully passed a certain stage of inspections,” Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said at the 3rd International Military Technical Forum "Army-2017
Russias most advanced S-500 air defense system will shortly be completing trials as some of its elements have already undergone testing. Almaz-Antey Deputy CEO for Foreign Economic Activity Vyacheslav Dzirkaln told during MAKS-2017 international airshow on Thursday, "some elements of the new S-500 antiaircraft missile system have now successfully passed the basic part of trials", TASS reports
Russian next-generation S-500 surface-to-air missile system would be able to engage targets above the earths surface. The new S-500 missile system would be able to engage targets in the upper layer of the atmosphere, 100 kilometers [62 miles] above the Earths surface, Pavel Sozinov, chief engineer of the Russian defense corporation Almaz-Antey, was quoted as saying by
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