The United Arab Emirates defense firm to work with Russia to develop an unmanned combat aerial vehicle based on Russia’s Berkut VL helicopter.
Russia’s Berkut Aero design bureau and the UAE’s 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.
Adcom Systems representative Karim Badir confirmed the same saying that company was considering the Russian chopper as a basis for a new attack drone.
The Berku VL is a superlight two-seat helicopter equipped with a Conver VAZ or Lycoming engine. It has a range of up to 600 kilometers.
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
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
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
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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
Selex ES, a subsidiary Finmeccanica, will supply two drones to be used by UN Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The United Nations on Tuesday said it would start using surveillance drones to monitor the volatile border between DR Congo and Rwanda and movements by militias and armed groups
The UAE will increase its stake in the development of the Hammerhead unmanned Aerial System (UAS) after Mubadala, a Abu Dhabi-based company, revealed that it has increased its stake in Piaggio Aero from 33 to 41 percent on November 12. The announcement only days after Selex ES and partner Piaggio Aero announced at the Dubai Air Show that the HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) completed its first demonstration and validation phase of the programme with its maiden flight
The UAEs missile inventory is set to grow exponentially by 2015 when the country begins accepting deliveries of 192 THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missiles worth $3.9 billion from Lockheed Martin
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