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. The UAE had awarded the Russian agency Rosoboronexport a US$708 million contract for anti-armor missiles during the IDEX 2017 show earlier this year.
The UAE Armed Forces delegation headed by Major General Saleh Mohammed Al-Ameri met with the division command to discuss the cooperation between Russia and the UAE in military sphere, and looked over educational infrastructure and barracks of the formation, a Russian MoD release said Thursday.
TIn addition to land equipment, the UAE has shown interet in the Russian Su-35 fighter jet .
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
Russian arms agency Rosoboronexport has been awarded an AED2.6 billion (US$708 million approx) contract by the UAE Armed Forces to supply anti-armour missiles
Russia and the UAE have concluded an initial agreement to develop a light fighter aircraft based on the MiG-29 jet. Work could start next year on the project which aims to manufacture in Russia and assemble in the UAE, Sergei Chemezov, the CEO of ROSTEC, the state-owned conglomerate which controls several Russian defence enterprises, told reporters at the IDEX 2017 show in Abu Dhabi
Russias Armata tank will be hooked up to a drone which will fly above the tank to ensure a 360 degree view from a high vantage point. The drone, called Pterodactyl, designed by the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) will be able to stay in the air for a very long time as it will receive power via a flexible cable directly from the tank
Russian next generation armored vehicles based on Armata and Kurganets will feature home-grown sight matrices instead of French ones,
High Precision Systems, OJSC scientific and production association will present the ADS naval commando rifle at the IDEX-2015 Defense Industry Exhibition, in Abu Dhabi. Due to its unique performance characteristics, the ADS is the first rifle in the world capable of equally effective use in water and on land
Russias Southern Military District troops continue to receive new samples of armament, military and special hardware such as T-90 tanks, T-72B3 tanks, BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV), BTR-82A Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs). The SMD are one of 40 military units that have been rearmed and more than 100 military bases have been provided with modern weapons, Russian MoD said in a statement Wednesday
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