Russia’s Rosoboronexport has sought a production and export push for artillery guns and projectiles after the country’s military identified artillery as being effective in 60% of recent conflicts in the Middle East.
“If anti-terrorist operations waged in the Middle East are any pointer, then one has to take into account that artillery has to shoulder 50-60 percent of fire missions in ground operations. Literally all operations begin and end with the enemy being engaged with artillery fire,” a Rosoboronexport statement said.
The issue came up during a meeting of the section Army Equipment of Rosoboronexport's Research Council, hosted by the Bakhirev Research Institute of Machine-Building, headquartered in Moscow.
One particular approach voiced at the meeting to achieve better performance of tube artillery and mortars in combat is deployment of the most advanced equipment. To this end, designers and manufacturers of projectiles have been recommended that they develop and launch into production new artillery and tank ammunition. In this respect, efforts should be focused on boosting range, density of hits and accuracy, let alone target impact.
The most promising are initiatives to design precision ammunition and enhanced projectiles boasting among other thing improved range. Research and production capacity of the Russian industry has everything there is to do it.
Rosoboronexport has revealed details of its Buk-M3 ‘Viking, the newest air defence missile system (ADMS) from Russia ahead of its international launch. “The ‘Viking complex preserves the best characteristics of the famous line of the ‘Buk air defence missile such as force and infrastructure protection from present-day and future air assault weapons in conditions of radio-electronic countermeasures and firing,” said Rosoboronexports Deputy Director General Sergey Ladygin
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Rosoboronexport, part of Rostec State Corporation, announced in a press release last week that it will continue to promote small and midget submarines in the external market in 2018. “Rosoboronexport notes the growing interest in small and midget submarines in South-East Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East
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Russian state-run Rosoboronexport, for the first time will be displaying military products that include fighter jets, helicopters, small arms at the upcoming Asian Defense, Security and Crisis Management Exhibition and Conference, ADAS 2018 in Manila Philippines. Rosoboronexport will be showcasing Su-35 and Su-30SME super-maneuverable multifunctional fighters, the Yak-130 training and combat training aircraft, as well as the Mi-35M transport/combat helicopter, Ka-226T light multi-purpose helicopter and the Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter, Pantsir-S1anti-aircraft missile/gun system and the Igla-S MANPADS at the exhibition, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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