Russia’s state arms program bill for 2018-2025 comes to 19 trillion rubles ($321.2 billion) is almost ready.
"The new state arms program is being finalized and is almost ready. The financing parameters have long been the subject of a heated debate. Now the set amount is 19 trillion rubles. This program is financially in line with the previous one in annual average terms, but not in absolute terms," press service of head of Russia’s Federation Council (upper house) Defense and Security Committee Viktor Bondarev was quoted as saying by Tass Tuesday.
According to head of the committee, the expense arrangements in the new program are aimed at "bringing certain points into balance, making up for the delay of previous years," and "creating an economic basis for successfully developing priority areas." He added that the new program implies extending certain operations until 2027.
Russian firms are prohibited to display military products in the international aerospace show Farnborough scheduled to take place early next year in Hampshire, UK, according to the show's organizers. "At Farnborough International, we take guidance from the British Governments Export Control Organization (ECO) regarding the EU embargo on imports of armaments and military hardware to and from Russia
Russia may supply Kamov Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India to third countries once it fulfils the basic order of 200 choppers to India. "Now a joint venture has been set up to implement the project of the Ka-226T production in India
Sudan becomes the first Arab country to acquire Russian-made fourth generation Su-35 fighter jets. The first batch of jets were delivered on Monday, just ahead of President Omar Ahmed al-Bashirs first visit to Moscow this week
Russian Beriev A-100 airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft based on the Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft has completed its maiden flight. The Russian ministry of defense posted pictures of the maiden flight on its official micro-blogging twitter handle Monday
Russian Ministry of Defence plans to fully replace the T-160 current fleet with modernized models. “All the Tu-160 aircraft that comprise the long-range air force are to be replaced with modernized models
Russias Pacific Fleet is to receive about 10 cutting-edge warships and support vessels in 2018, Pacific Fleet Spokesman Nikolay Voskresensky said on Tuesday. "In 2018, the Pacific Fleet plans to receive about 10 advanced warships and support vessels
The Russian ministry of defense (MoD) on 14 November published images on its official social media accounts as 'evidence' of US of supporting the Islamic State terrorists instead of eliminating the fleeing convoys on the eastern shore of Euphrates. The pictures turned out to be screen grabs from a promo video of a mobile phone game, AC-130 Gunship Simulator, several Twitter users pointed out including BellingCat reporter,
Russias western military district will receive a combat squadron of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets which will replace the existing Mikoyan MiG-29SMT fighters under the rearmament program in 2018. The aviation unit will get fighter jets for the new squadron in the Kursk Region from the Irkut Aircraft Corporation, the Districts press office report was quoted by
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