Russia is close to finish the development of its Future Strategic Bomber (PAK DA) prototype model that will replace Tu-22M3, Tu-95MS and Tu-60 bombers.
"We have already been very close to making the first prototype model," defense and security committee chairman of the Federation Council Viktor Bondarev was quoted as saying by TASS on Saturday.
PAK DA introduction into service is planned to start in 2025-2030 after tests, Bondarev noted.
The new strategic bomber can be presented to the public in 2018 and the maiden flight of upgraded Tu-160M2 bomber is also scheduled in the same year, Russia’s deputy defense minister Yuri Borisov said earlier.
Russia has completed negotiations with Turkey for the sale of an S-400 air defense missile system, and has agreed to grant loan for the purchase. "All the issues have been resolved and I discussed this theme while literally entering this hall
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Russia today delivered battle tanks, armored carriers, helicopters, howitzers and several other weapons and vehicles to Tajikistan to help protect its borders from terrorists operating in Afghanistan. Among the arms and equipment delivered were T-72B1 tanks, BTR-80 and BTR-70 armored personnel carriers, BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters, D-30 howitzers, anti-aircraft mounts, surveying equipment, spare parts for armored vehicles, communications equipment, logistic property and a large number of small arms, TASS reported
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Techmash concern, Russias largest munitions manufacturer, will deliver a new cluster bomb called Drel (Drill) to the Russian Army in 2018. "The state-run tests of a new model of the planned cluster bomb with a weight of 500 kilograms (0
Russia has revealed that it has developed new air defence artillery to replace the venerable Shilka system. The new system, whose name was not mentioned, is designed to engage air targets including UAVs, single projectiles of MLRSs, cruise missiles, tactical aircraft, helicopters of fire support as well as ground and surface light-armored targets, the Russian MoD said in a release
The Russian Navy has received newest Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate 'Admiral Makarov' for its Black Sea Fleet. The frigate has been officially commissioned to the Russian Navy after having passed several stages of sea trials, Russian media reported Tuesday
Russian MiG corp has completed upgrading its Kalyazin branch to begin MiG-35 component assembling. MiG plans to produce 36 MiG-35 fighter jets per year and is considering mass production starting next year
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