The Russian Navy will receive about 20 new missile systems and over 70 aircraft and helicopters by 2020, Navy chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov was quoted by RIA Novosti.
Coast guard units will receive some 20 Bastion and Bal missile systems, 21 new aircraft and 54 helicopters, he said, adding that existing ones will be modernized and upgraded. The modernization of antisubmarine warfare planes is a particular priority.
The Russian Navy will also procure advanced air patrol systems and a series of unmanned aerial vehicles for a variety of applications and ranges, Chirkov added.
Russia will postpone the supply of 12 MiG-29M/M2 jets and the S-300 missile systems to Syria until 2016-2017 due to failed payments, according to the Kommersant newspaper. Initially six of 12 MiGs were expected to be shipped to Syria by the end of this year
Russia plans to deploy a new air missile defense system in 2017 that can hit targets in space, the Russian News agency was quoted by Defense News. “The promising S-500 air defense missile system is at the development stage
Russia is to deliver Mi-17 military transport helicopters to Cameroon, a spokesperson for Russian Technologies was quoted by RIA Novosti. The deal which did not specify the number to be delivered was signed between Rosoboronexport and Cameroons Defense ministry at the MAKS-2013 International Air Space Show
The United Aircraft Corporation has signed $2.5 billion contract at the MAKS 2013 show for the servicing of aircraft, avionics and related equipment, the UAC said in a press release
The Russian navy will receive new advanced surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems next year, according to RAI Novosti. Shtil vertical-launch modular air-defense systems are designed for a series of six Project 11356 frigates now under construction, and can effectively engage any existing and future combat aircraft, Maxim Kuzyuk, general director of the Aviatsionnoye Oborudovaniye (Aircraft Equipment) holding was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti
The United Arab Emirates defense firm to work with Russia to develop an unmanned combat aerial vehicle based on Russias Berkut VL helicopter. Russias Berkut Aero design bureau and the UAEs Adcom Systems are considering the Berkut VL helicopter as a model for a drone to be stationed aboard an aircraft carrier and fly to remote areas, Berkut Aero development director Dmitry Rumyantsev told RIA Novosti
Russia is developing an unmanned combat air vehicle based on the T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced today. The drone development is currently at a “preliminary research stage,” in accordance with plans approved by the Russian Defense Ministry, UAC president Mikhail Pogosyan was quoted by RIA Novosti at the MAKS-2013 airshow
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