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  • Russia Presents Su-57 Jet For Export
    Russia Presents Su-57 Jet For Export 1 September 2020
    Anatoly Serdyukov, Industry Director of Rostec aviation firm, said that Russia has presented the fifth generation Su-57 jet fighter for export and that foreign demand will likely increase after the order of the Russian Armed Forces is completed.   "Until we have enough planes shipped in our army, it is unlikely that there will be substantial demand. […] Therefore, our number one goal is to send the aircraft to the Russian Armed Forces. Meanwhile, we presen...
  • Russian Helicopters to supply two Mi-38 helicopters to the Russian Ministry of Defence
    Russian Helicopters to supply two Mi-38 helicopters to the Russian Ministry of Defence 26 August 2020
        Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence for supplying two Mi-38 helicopters. A ceremony to mark that was held as part of the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2020”. The Russian Ministry of Defence has already received two Mi-38T transport and troop landing helicopters, which are undergoing test operation in the armed forces. The first seri...
  • Russian Helicopters to develop modern shipborne helicopter
    Russian Helicopters to develop modern shipborne helicopter 26 August 2020
    Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostecstate corporation) has signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defence for the development of a modern shipborne helicopter. A signing ceremony was held as part of the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2020”. Development work will be carried out by specialists from the National Helicopter Centre Мil&Kamov. In accordance with the approved schedules, first stage of development is planned to be com...
  • Poloz Pistol
    Poloz Pistol 20 August 2020
    Russia, which has a deep-rooted defence industry infrastructure inherited from the Soviet Union, continues to studies on the development of modern systems. The Russian State subsidiary ROSTEC introduced the new pistol developed by the Russian Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering. The new weapon, called Poloz, uses 9x19 mm Parabellum ammunition. Designed for use of the Russian Police and Border Guards, the pistol was developed from Udav. The gun, which has a p...
  • Nuclear Howitzer Moderdinsed
    Nuclear Howitzer Moderdinsed 9 April 2020
    Self-propelled howitzers, which are capable of firing nuclear artillery projectiles, was developed to destroy large enemy units that would be encountered in a possible Third World War. Although nuclear rounds have been phased out of service today, the systems that use them are still in operation. Russia is modernizing its 2S7M Malka self propelled howitzers in its inventory. The platform, which has been upgraded in this context, has been tested recently. In ...
  • US Violated CAATSA with Ventilator
    US Violated CAATSA with Ventilator 5 April 2020
    Extraordinary situations require extraordinary measures. COVID-19, which affects almost the whole world, makes countries move to unexpected steps. The United States, where coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly, has made an extraordinary decision in the fight against epidemic and procured medical devices from Russia. What makes this step radical is that the ventilators were purchased from the Kret company, a subsidiary of Rostec, which is a Russian defence company and embargo...
  • Second Upgraded Tupolev-22M3M Makes First Flight
    Second Upgraded Tupolev-22M3M Makes First Flight 21 March 2020
    Russia’s State Agency Tass reported that country’s second overhauled and fundamentally upgraded strategic bomber Tupolev-22M3M has performed its first flight. The plane took off from and landed at the airdrome of the Kazan aircraft-building plant. The upgraded bomber is claimed to be capable of carrying cruise missiles X-32 and hypersonic missiles. The press service of Tupolev (an affiliate of Russian state corporation Rostec) has confirmed the flight, adding that the pu...
  • Modernised SVD Unveiled
    Modernised SVD Unveiled 8 March 2020
    SVD (Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova / Dragunov Sniper Rifle), which was first produced by the Soviet Union first, showed its new face. SVDs, commonly known as "Kanas" in the Turkish Armed Forces and used by irregular elements as well as many regular armies, have been modernised. The face of the rifle changed with the study initiated by Kalashnikov, which is a subsidiary of Rostec. The flash hider of the gun, which was equipped with a heavier barrel than its...
  • Russian Su-57 to Get New Weapons
    Russian Su-57 to Get New Weapons 30 December 2019
    The head of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has revealed that they are developing new, advanced weapons for Su-57 stealth fighter jet. Yury Slyusar, the director-general of UAC, was quoted as saying by Sputnik on Monday; “The Su-57 will be able to use many new means of destruction - some of them have already been created, others are being developed. Tests will continue consistent with the new functions and new goals.” Earlier this month, a senior official fro...
  • Russia Establishes Consultative Group for Intellectual Property Rights
    Russia Establishes Consultative Group for Intellectual Property Rights 16 December 2019
    More than 500 cases of unauthorised copying of Russian weapons and military hardware have been exposed over the past 17 years, the chief of intellectual property projects at the Rostech corporation, Yevgeny Livadny, has said. In October, Rosoborontexport declared the creation of a consultative group for the protection of intellectual property rights within the framework of military-technical cooperation with other countries. Livadny said that groups of Russian specialists working abroad often...
  • SU-57 Offer to UAE
    SU-57 Offer to UAE 22 November 2019
    Russia Offering United Arab Emirates Joint Production of Su-57 Fighters for its Air Force Russia has reportedly offered to jointly manufacture Su-57 next-generation fighters with the United Arab Emirates during the Dubai Air Show. The UAE has shown interest in Russian Flanker fourth-generation fighters, including the Su-27 in the 1990s and Su-35 for which a purchase is currently being negotiated. The CEO of Russia’s state arms exporter Rostec, Sergey Chemez...
  • The Search for a Solution Against UAV Threat, Continues
    The Search for a Solution Against UAV Threat, Continues 17 October 2019
    Against the UAVs that have become widely used as cost-effective solutions in operations such as reconnaissance and surveillance missions, different solutions are being developed worldwide. Roselectrionika of the Russian-based company Rostec designed radar against small UAVs. The radar, which can detect a vehicle within a range of 7.5 kilometers. The radar was designed by Salyut of Roselectronika together with Fakel of Almaz-Antey. The prototypes were prepared and passed through field tests an...
  • S-500 Serial Production Begins
    S-500 Serial Production Begins 18 September 2019
    The mass production of the S-500 air defence missile, which is shown as the successor of Russia's S-300 and S-400 systems, will soon begin. Sergey Chemezov, head of the Rostec Corporation, said in an interview to the local newspaper. "I think that the serial production will start in a year," Chemezov declared. According to Chemezov, in the next five years, Russia will not export this weapon system because "we must in the first place provide our armed forces with this weapon...
  • Russia Began Trials
    Russia Began Trials 5 August 2019
    Russia testing BMD-2M airborne assault vehicle with new combat module. BMD-2M air-deployable infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) has entered state trials. According to the TASS News Agency, BMD-2 combat vehicles equipped with the Bereg combat module unofficially dubbed ‘mini-Berezhok". Corporation Rostec and Russia’s Defence Ministry inked a contract on the upgrade of 540 BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles and BMD-2 airborne assault vehicles under a new state armament program for 2...
  • India Begins AK203 Production
    India Begins AK203 Production 15 March 2019
    Indian PM Narendra Modi opened a plant for production of 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles, in Corva, Uttar Pradesh. The founders of the JV Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited for production of Kalashnikov assault rifles in India are India’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Russia’s Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov Group parented by Rostec. The 200-series Kalashnikovs were unveiled abroad in 2019. The weapons made their debut at IDEX 2019 in the UAE and Aero...
  • Russia Discuss Deliveries of Su-57 Fighter Jets to India
    Russia Discuss Deliveries of Su-57 Fighter Jets to India 28 February 2019
    While tension between India and Pakistan arises, Russia proposes Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets to India. Russia is ready to hold a dialogue with India on the deliveries of Su-57 to India, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at the state hi-tech corporation Rostec Viktor Kladov told TASS. India displays interest in the Su-57 but the country needs to shape its further concept of the Air Force, Kladov said.
  • Russia to Renew Damaged S-400 Missiles
    Russia to Renew Damaged S-400 Missiles 19 February 2019
    Russia will supply to China a replacement for the S-400 air defence system missiles instead of those damaged during a storm in the English Channel a year ago, "The contract had been signed a long time ago. The shipment would’ve been carried by now, but regrettably the ship that was carrying the missiles was hit by a storm. We were forced to eliminate all those missiles to make new ones instead," Rostec corporation chief Sergei Chemezov told the media at the IDEX-2019 exhibitio...
  • KUB-BLA from Kalashnikov
    KUB-BLA from Kalashnikov 19 February 2019
      Kalashnikov, operating under Rostec, introduced its new system at IDEX-2019. The platform with a attack UAV was named KUB-BLA. Developed for the destroying of long-distance targets, the KUB-BLA can move to its target at a top speed of 130 km / h for half an hour. The vehicle supported by the precision guidance system can attack its target without being affected by the weather or terrain. 80 to 130 km / h in speed, the system can carry a payload of 3 kg. The test pha...
  • Fuses Exhibited 18 February 2019
    At IDEX-2019 in Abu Dhabi, Russia exhibited the fuses used in multi-barreled rocket launchers. Such systems produced in Russia in the past were not exhibited in any activity.   The electrical fuses developed by Techmash Group, a subsidiary of Russia-based Rostec, are being exhibited for the first time at IDEX-2019. The company produces various solutions according to different mission requirements. Techmash also give information about the products. Displayed products incl...
  • Russia receives Uran-6 UGVs
    Russia receives Uran-6 UGVs 6 February 2019
    Russia is set to receive 12 Uran-6 demining unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) this year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced. The updated Uran-6 - which is developed by the 766th UPTK subsidiary of Rostec's Kalashnikov Group - maintains the physical dimension of the original model at 4,565 mm long, 2,015 mm wide, and 1,470 mm tall. The vehicle weighs 6 tonnes without its mine clearance subsystems. The updated vehicle can clear mines or explosive objects with a charge...
  • Russia Continues Modernization
    Russia Continues Modernization 2 January 2019
    Russia continues to modernize its air force. Within the scope of the studies, a new A-50U airborne early warning and control aircraft was delivered. In the program carried out by Beriev and Vega, the platform was equipped with more advanced avionics. In a statement from Rostec, it was reported that the aircraft gained more ability to control more friendly aircraft in addition to its increasing ability to detect and track the targets. The crew's comfort level is improved. The dat...
  • BTR Turret to BMP
    BTR Turret to BMP 27 August 2018
    Russia has introduced the new BMP-1AM Basurmanin infantry fighting vehicle. The vehicle which developed by Rostec, was introduced at the Army 2018 International Military-Technical Forum in Russia. The development package for the BMP-1 vehicles includes the BPPU-1 modular weapon system also used in the BTR-80A and BTR-82A. The system, equipped with a 30 mm 2A72 cannon and a 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun, allows the BMP-1AM to engage from 2000 meters to armored vehicles. The weap...
  • Rostec Unveils Chameleon Camouflage
    Rostec Unveils Chameleon Camouflage 25 August 2018
    Russian state corporation Rostec unveiled its chameleon camouflage innovation to be applied to combat vehicles and uniforms. Camouflage was originally developed for combat vehicles with intention of changing colour depending on the environment. It can be now used in the textile industry, too, making field uniforms adaptive to environment according to the state corporation’s press release. Electrically controlled material covering a soldier’s helmet is capable of changing...
  • Russia Is Arming Underwater Drones With Assault Rifles 25 August 2018
    Russian arms maker Rostec claims to have developed the first underwater drone to be armed with an assault rifle.  Rostec, has introduced an underwater drone capable of carrying explosives and small arms. "The drone is fitted with an underwater assault rifle. It has undergone sea trials," Rostec, told Sputnik News at the International Military Technical Forum "Army 2018." "Full-fledged trials will begin closer to the start of winter. It is a un...
  • Russian Helicopters Unveils Upgraded Mi-28NE Helicopter 24 August 2018
    Rostec’s Russian Helicopters holding has unveiled an upgraded variant of the Mi-28NE Night Hunter combat helicopter at the Army 2018 defence Show. Night Hunter is equipped with new 9M123 Khrizantema-VM anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). Missile can engage a target at a range of up to 10 km. To this end, the helicopter is equipped with an external radar, which is attached to a hardpoint under the stub wings.
  • Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters For the Egyptian Armed Forces
    Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters For the Egyptian Armed Forces 5 August 2018
    Simple satellite photos from Google Earth revealed that the Egyptian Air Force has received a new batch of Russian attack helicopters Ka-52 Alligator which are stationed on the Kattamia Air Base. The helicopters were developed and manufactured by Kamov, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters, which belongs to the state-owned holding company Rostec, which coordinates and controls technological innovations in the field of defence and high-tech.  
  • Derivatsiya-PVO SPAAG Will Begin State Trials in 2018
    Derivatsiya-PVO SPAAG Will Begin State Trials in 2018 15 May 2018
    The Derivatsiya-PVO self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) will enter state trials later this year, a Russian defence industry source has told Jane’s. He added that a prototype of the newest 57 mm SPAAG developed by the Nizhny Novgorod-based Burevestnik institute, a subsidiary of Rostec’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), had already been manufactured and sent for preliminary trials. Developed based on the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, Derivatsiya-P...
  • New Russian High-Speed Helicopter Will Fly in 2019
    New Russian High-Speed Helicopter Will Fly in 2019 23 February 2018
    The prototype of the new high-speed combat helicopter being developed by Russian Helicopters rotorcraft manufacturer (part of hi-tech corporation Rostec) for Russia’s Defense Ministry will perform its debut flight in 2019, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov told TASS on Thursday. "The first flight tests of the experimental helicopter may take place during 2019 or closer to its end," the Rostec chief executive said. The new helicopter will be able to develop a speed of over 400 km...
  • AK-12 Goes Into Serial Production
    AK-12 Goes Into Serial Production 5 February 2018
    Russian Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifles are to go into serial production with the first batch scheduled for delivery to the Russian troops before the end of this year.  Head of Rostec hi-tech corporation Sergey Chemezov said on Thursday that all the trials have already been held and the serial production phase would begin soon. Expected to become operational in the Russian Army as the basic long-barrel firearm, the AK-12 will be a part of Ratnik c...
  • Movement on S-500 19 December 2017
    In order to replace the S-300 system and to complete the Russian multi-layered air defence umbrella with the S-400 systems, development of sub-systems of the S-500 will start in 2018. In the statement made by Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov, in the 2018, the carrier and loader vehicles and reloading equipments of the S-500 will start to develop.
  • Su-35 Has Artificial Intelligence
    Su-35 Has Artificial Intelligence 14 November 2017
    Sergey Çemezov, president of the Russian defence company Rostec, stated that Su-35 can prioritize threats by itself. Çemezov noted that the aircraft had artificial intelligence, and the aircraft could choose its primary targets with its intelligence. The multi-purpose fighter jet, Su-35, took its place at the Dubai Airshow 2017 for the first time, attracting attention with its exceptional maneuverability. Çemezov said the aircraft could track six different targets simulta...
  • Su-35 Purchase To Be Finalized
    Su-35 Purchase To Be Finalized 31 October 2017
    Planned under a Memorandum of Understanding between Indonesia's PT Perusahaan Perdagangan and Russian Rostec, Indonesia will soon sign a definitive contract for 11 Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker E fighters. According to Indonesia's Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, the signing of the purchase would be conducted in November.  Su-35 is a Russian multirole fighter equipped with an airborne radar and a phased array antenna, as well as thrust vector control ...
  • Demand Increase For Russian Military Equipment
    Demand Increase For Russian Military Equipment 28 September 2017
    Russian state defence company Rostec announced that there is an increasing demand in the international market for Russian military equipment with export volume reaching about $25 billion from 2001 to present. In the segment of Russian products for ground troops, the greatest demand is for small arms and close combat weapons, armoured vehicles and automobiles, artillery systems and antitank missile systems, ammunition.  In addition to products for military forces,...
  • 'Critical Temperature' Test to Ka-226T
    'Critical Temperature' Test to Ka-226T 14 September 2017
    Russian Helicopters together with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) successfully completed testing of the light multirole helicopter Ka-226T. According to Rostec's press release issued on 13 September, tests were carried out in Iran throughout August and September.  The tests were performed within the memorandum signed this May by JSC Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Сorporation, and IHSRC at the international exhibition HeliRussia. ...
  • Russia To Overhaul T-80s
    Russia To Overhaul T-80s 12 September 2017
    Russia has awarded a contract to Uralvagonzavod Corporation, a subsidiary of Rostec state company, for upgrade and overhaul of T-80 main battle tanks. The relevant work will be carried out at the Omsk Transport Machine-Building Plant (Omsktransmash) who launched the production of the T-80 main battle tank in the 1970s. The T-80 tank will receive the Sosna-U multi channel sight with a laser rangefinder, a thermal imager and an automatic target tracker and the fuel cons...
  • Rostec Inked Over 30 Deals
    Rostec Inked Over 30 Deals 29 August 2017
    During the ARMY 2017 International Military-Technical Forum, Rostec held around 100 meetings with Russian and international delegations from 50 countries and signed over 30 contracts worth over $680 million. During the forum, Rosoboronexport signed more than 10 contracts and agreements, including a contract for the supply of Mi-171Sh helicopters to the Republic of Burkina Faso.
  • Modernized Ka-27M Ready For Delivery
    Modernized Ka-27M Ready For Delivery 23 August 2017
    Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, has completed the whole set of factory tests of modernized multirole Ka-27M helicopters and ready to begin serial delivery to Russian Naval Aviation, Rostec announced yesterday.  The helicopter is equipped with a new tactical command system that includes new acoustic and magnetometric systems, a radio reconnaissance system, an information computation system and an active phased a...
  • First 'Mi-28UB' Ready For Delivery
    First 'Mi-28UB' Ready For Delivery 22 August 2017
    Russian state company Rostec announced today that Rostvertol company of the Russian Helicopters (RH) produced the first Mi-28UB helicopters for the Russian Ministry of Defence. Rostec stated that the production of the first batch has begun at the plant in Rostov in 2016. Designed for the Russian Aerospace Forces, Mi-28UB 'Night Hunter' features a dual control system that allows piloting the helicopter from both command cockpit and operator's cock...
  • New Weapon Station for 'Typhoon-VDV'
    New Weapon Station for 'Typhoon-VDV' 21 August 2017
    Uralvagonzavod, part of Russian State Corporation Rostec, revelaed on Thursday that the K4386 "Typhoon-VDV" light airborne armoured vehicle with a new-generation remote weapon station into service before the end of 2017.  The new weapon station was designed by the Burevestnik Central Research Institute and has been currently undergoing state trials. It is equipped with a 30mm 2A42 automatic cannon and a 7.62mm caliber machine gun.
  • 'Katran' To Be Ready in 2019
    'Katran' To Be Ready in 2019 6 July 2017
    Russian Helicopters, a part of State Corporation Rostec, announces on thursday that the tests for the Ka-52K 'Katran' shipborne helicopter will be completed before the end of 2019. "So, the deliveries to the Defense Ministry will start right after the trials," the company said. Having successfully completed the first tests in May this year, the Ka-52K has shorter folding wings which have been redesigned to carry heavy weapons and a blade-folding me...