Russians hope Shturm can weather UGV problems
Unresolved problems over the reliability of heavy UGVs fail to stop a decision to proceed with a prototype of the Shturm system.
VDV may look to Malva for improved firepower
Will the Russian Airborne Troops be armed with a 152mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer?
Russia plans higher defence investment after 2024
A draft 2024-2033 State Armament Programme should be ready by September.
Russian self-reliance in microelectronics remains a distant dream
A dependence on foreign-made microelectronics remains a critical vulnerability for the Russian defence sector.
21st April 2021
Russia wants to expand its fleet of robotic ground vehicles and is setting up a unit equipped with combat UGVs – but doctrine and CONOPS require more work.
15th April 2021
Claims ring hollow that the upgraded T-80BVM would function in Arctic conditions.
9th April 2021
Russian optimism on arms exports to Saudi Arabia is energised by icier relations between Riyadh and Washington.
3rd March 2021
What is the next step for the Udar combat UGV, after it has already undergone two redesigns in its short lifetime?
22nd February 2021
Bumerang has been approved for export and presented at two trade shows already this year – but as its name suggests, efforts to sell the wheeled armoured platform could rebound.
19th February 2021
The tactical role of 2S38 Derivatsiya-PVO may be diminished unless guided or programmable munitions can be successfully integrated.
2nd February 2021
The Sprut-SDM1 programme appears to be making headway in Russia — but criticism remains.
26th January 2021
There are a number of reasons for doubting whether the BMD-4 is still a good fit for Russian airborne troops.
25th January 2021
Atlet vehicles arguably offer better capabilities than the Tigr range, although the latter is likely to remain in production.
12th January 2021
Will India finally follow through with its plan to buy 200 helicopters?
31st December 2020
The clock is ticking for the Armata programme to hit its delivery target.
10th December 2020
The SPG features several advanced capabilities yet there may be delays before it fulfils its promise
5th November 2020
Progress has been slow and T-723BM modernisation could cost twice as much as the previous T-72B3 upgrade
2nd November 2020
Is Russia trying to run before it can walk, given its problems with the T-14?
16th September 2020
Based on the evidence of the Army 2020 event last month — and despite bullish pronouncements — the Russian Army remains reliant on upgrade packages for ...
1st September 2020
Russian manufacturer Kurganmashzavod unveiled the BMP-3M Manul, the latest heavily upgraded version of the BMP-3 IFV, at the Army 2020 exhibition near Moscow on 23-29 ...
14th August 2020
The Military Industrial Company (Voyenno-Promishlennaya Kompaniya, VPK) in Russia has revealed details about its Strela (‘Arrow’) light air-transportable armoured car. A base model, its amphibious ...
23rd July 2020
Flight tests have begun in Russia of the Mi-8AMTSh-VN Hip helicopter to determine its aerodynamic and flight performance characteristics. Tests will also assess the maneuverability, ...
8th June 2020
The press service of the Central Military District has confirmed a 22 May report from state-run news agency TASS received the first batch of ten 2S35 ...
3rd June 2020
An official keel-laying ceremony is expected in the coming weeks for two Project 23900 amphibious assault ships at the Zaliv Shipyard in Kerch, as Russia ...