PREMIUM: China remains drawn to Russian helicopters
Development of indigenous helicopter types has not stopped Beijing from buying Russian-made military helicopters
PREMIUM: Russia could buy Manul in 2021-2022
There is potential for procurement of an initial 30 vehicles
PREMIUM: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict adds extra motivation for Georgian procurement
The ex-Soviet republic aims for a rapid overhaul of its equipment inventory to NATO standard, but this may actually turn out to be an expensive and lengthy process
PREMIUM: Russia continues quest for sixth-generation fighter
Recent public remarks from Anatoly Serdyukov, head of the aviation cluster in Russian defence conglomerate Rostec, indicate that a sixth-generation fighter aircraft for Russia will ...
15th September 2020
The UK is to lead an international training programme for the Ukrainian Navy, which requires new equipment and systems to recover from a period of ...
7th September 2020
The Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania may accelerate their rearmament programmes by developing their own weapon systems as well as procuring them from ...
17th July 2020
Ukraine continues to expand its armed forces with the help of the US, with the acquisition late last year of additional Javelin antitank missiles being ...
6th July 2020
Russia plans to accelerate work in the next few years to develop new laser weapons for its armed forces, according to recent statements from MoD ...
10th June 2020
The Russian MoD has signed a contract worth an estimated RUB100 billion ($1.43 billion) to build two helicopter carriers for the country’s navy, in a programme ...
26th May 2020
Recent statements from senior military commanders, as well as insight gleaned by Shephard from military analysts, indicate that Russia is intent on expanding and reinforcing ...
12th May 2020
Russia will conduct military training exercises as scheduled for the rest of 2020, after officials said NATO rejected a suggestion to mutually halt drills in ...
24th April 2020
Continued expansion of the Russian combat helicopter fleet, under the state armament programme for 2018-2027, will be built around at least two large supply contracts ...
9th April 2020
Russia plans to modernise its military aviation fleet at a slower rate in 2020-2022 than in previous years, following the conclusion of a major multi-year ...
6th April 2020
Sukhoi Corporation plans to start deliveries this year of its Su-57 fifth-generation fighter for the Russian Aerospace Forces despite the December 2019 crash of a test aircraft ...
20th March 2020
Representatives of the Russian MoD and the General Staff have insisted to Shephard that the country’s naval modernisation programme will proceed as planned, despite a ...
9th March 2020
Chelyabinsk-based Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA) is set to become a major designer and supplier of large UAVs for the Russian armed forces in ...
21st February 2020
Russia intends to increase the proportion of modern MBTs and other armoured vehicles in its army’s inventory from 50% to 70% by 2027, according to ...
4th February 2020
Senior officials have indicated that the Russian government intends to accelerate its search for private investment in unprofitable military assets, particularly enterprises controlled by the ...
15th January 2020
The Russian MoD has provided a major boost to the Russian Ground Forces, officially announcing the signing of a fresh contract for the supply of BMP-3 IFVs. ...
30th December 2019
The Russian government has been increasingly voluble on its plans for an expansion of its navy in the coming years, with a series of recent ...
14th October 2019
The Russian Coast Guard Service is exploring the possibility for the purchase of up to 15 hovercraft that would be used to increase security patrols ...
29th August 2019
Russia's coast guard has completed the first stage of an extensive modernisation effort which has seen the regeneration of its coastal defence fleet, according to ...
5th June 2019
The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service will create a new structure by 2022 to assist in Ukraine’s maritime security operations, according to recent statements from ...
14th August 2018
Russian armoured vehicle manufacturer Uralvagonzavod Corporation (UVZ) has announced plans to develop assault robotic platforms based on the Russian T-72B3 tank chassis. A Russian Ministry ...