PREMIUM: Belarus retains close procurement ties with Russia
Moves to acquire extra multi-role fighters and helicopters reflect continued reliance on Russian materiel.
PREMIUM: Bulgarian Frogfoots gain new lease of life
Overhauled and upgraded Su-25s should remain in Bulgarian Air Force service until 2028.
PREMIUM: Serbia receives upgraded T-72s from Russia
Upgrade includes a third-generation thermal panoramic sight for the tank commander, a new ballistic computer, a new gun stabilising system and a 12.7mm RWS
PREMIUM: Russia strives to develop shipborne anti-air weapons
Developing and fielding shipborne anti-access/area denial systems has proven problematic
2nd April 2019
Three new service centres for Russian-made military helicopters are set to be up and running this year in South America. According to Igor Chechikov, deputy ...
1st April 2019
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has validated the Russian-issued type certificate for the Klimov VK-2500-01/02/03 turboshaft engine family for powering Mi-171 13t helicopters. ...
31st March 2019
The Admiralteyskye Verfy shipyard near St Petersburg, Russia, launched the first Project 636.3 Improved Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarine for the Russian Pacific Fleet on 28 ...
27th March 2019
Russian Helicopters continues to see China as the most promising market for the KA-32 type in the near-to-mid-term. Its marketing estimate made in 2015 called ...
25th March 2019
Avialift-Vladivostok is known today as Russia’s largest civil helicopter operator with the Kamov Ka-32, boasting a solid expertise and experience gained during a diverse range ...
18th March 2019
The Russian Navy is set to induct two newly-built nuclear-powered submarines in 2019, indicating that while Russia’s shipbuilding capability has declined it is still able ...
15th March 2019
The Russian MoD is set to launch in April the state flight testing of the new 9F6021 Adyutant aerial target system. Developed by Izhevsk-based Kupol, ...
14th March 2019
Russian weapons system development specialist, TsNIItochmash has unveiled its latest armoured vehicle self-protection system. It was initially made to equip the 2S42 Lotos self-propelled gun ...
13th March 2019
The new S-8OFP Broneboishtik air-launched rocket with an armour-penetrating/fragmentation warhead has been reported to have completed its exhaustive state testing effort in Russia. According to ...
12th March 2019
Russia’s Kalashnikov company and the Russian MoD are set to begin negotiations on the possible delivery of the KUB-BLA expendable unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). ...
11th March 2019
The Serbian MoD has taken over the ownership of four MiG-29 fighters donated by the government of Belorussia. The handover ceremony for the jets was ...
4th March 2019
The first export delivery of the new Mi-171A2 13t passenger and VIP transport helicopter has been reported to an undisclosed customer in Kazakhstan. According to ...
28th February 2019
The Kamov Ka-52K ‘Katran’ new-generation shipborne attack helicopter for the Russian Naval Aviation is yet to complete its exhaustive flight-testing effort at sea. According to ...
26th February 2019
The T-90M, the new MBT for the Russian Land Forces, is near the completion of its state testing effort and is about to be launched ...
25th February 2019
Russian civil helicopter operator UTair Helicopter Services launched on 12 February the commercial operation of the Mi-171A2. The initially ordered two helicopters, the first of ...
23rd February 2019
Russia’s new 3M22 Tsirkon hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile is still in preliminary testing currently being carried out by its manufacturer NPO Mashinostroenya, with first flights ...
11th February 2019
Russian Helicopters has reported that it has completed the preliminary flight testing phase of the Mi-26T2V, a new-generation heavy helicopter for the Russian Army Aviation ...
8th February 2019
The Russian military has extended the scope of its MiG-31BM/BSM upgrade programme by placing a new contract for overhauled and deeply upgraded aircraft. The works, ...
7th February 2019
Armenia has emerged as the latest customer for the Russian-made Su-30SM heavyweight fighter. This was officially confirmed on 5 February by the Armenian MoD. A ...
6th February 2019
The Russian Central Aero-Hydrodynamics Institute (TsAGI) has reported the completion of the second stage of the full-scale aerodynamic testing of the VRT500 rotor system. The testing ...