Russian Helicopters Holding Company of the Rostec State Corporation will present ambulance and business versions of the Ansat helicopter and unmanned aerial system BAS-200 at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2022.
Russian Helicopters Holding Company of the Rostec State Corporation will present ambulance and business versions of the Ansat helicopter and unmanned aerial system BAS-200 at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2022.
The Russian defence exporter Rosoboronexport, on Friday, rebutted the media reports on the breakdown of talks between India and Russia on the 10 Ka-31 deal for the Indian Navy.
Russia to start serial production of the fifth-generation light fighter Checkmate in 2027, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said Wednesday at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
Work is in progress on the designer documentation for the light fighter jet Checkmate. Its serial production will begin in 2027, Rostec corporation’s CEO Sergey Chemezov said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
"We have plans for starting serial production in 2027," he said. So far, a prototype has been created and designer documentation is being developed.
The Rostec United Engine Corporation has successfully completed the bench testing program for the first prototype of the PD-8 engine. The tests confirmed that the engine and its systems can operate according to the basic parameters laid down in the terms of reference, and that the design solutions used in the product are correct. During the multi-stage tests, the ODK specialists debugged the automatic control systems and stabilized the engine start-up with further idling.
In another setback to the India's next line of six diesel submarine under Project 75I, one of the main contender for tender, the French Naval Group has backed out of it, company has confirmed.
Confirming the withdrawal, Company publicist has informed that the company will provide the statement tomorrow.
As the world is witnessing the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, Russia has begun producing its latest long-range-air-defence missile S-500 Prometheus for equipping its air defence formations. The production of the S-500 began in October last year.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. will participate at the IT²EC Exhibition in London conducting a first-ever live demonstration of its sophisticated ABS System – a Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) solution which is also being unveiled for the first time at a global exhibition. In addition, RAFAEL will present its advanced air defence training and simulation tools, most notably the Air Defence Optimizer (ADO). Both the ABS System and the ADO have a long-standing operational legacy.
RAFAEL, alongside the Ministry of Defense's Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) have successfully completed a series of ground-breaking tests with a high-power laser interception system against steep-track threats.
The last of the four Argentinian offshore patrol vessel (OPV), OPV 87 A.R.A. Contraalmirante Cordero, was delivered today to the Argentine Navy. The delivery and commandment handover ceremony of the last vessel of the series marks the completion of a successful program.
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Navantia has started the construction process of the new F-110 class frigate for Spanish Navy, with the cutting of the first steel plate in an event presided by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.
The programme, whose implementation order was signed in 2019, foresees the construction of five frigates, valued at 4,320 million euros. The F-111 will be commissioned in 2027 and deliveries will take place yearly.
Sukhoi (part of Rostec State Corporation’s United Aircraft Corporation) has patented a new light single-engine aircraft code-named Checkmate.
The patent confirms that the Russian-design aircraft is superior to known foreign analogues in terms of both flight and field performance.
The Obninsk Research and Production Enterprise “Technologiya”, part of Rosteс State Corporation, has improved the technology of manufacturing cockpit glazing for stealth aircraft. The solution improves the characteristics of aircraft cockpit glazing by 20%, including reducing the radar visibility of military aircraft.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. will be showcasing new satellite capabilities at Satellite 2022. This marks the first time Rafael is participating in Satellite 2022 and will be showcasing new technologies and capabilities in the Washington, D.C. based space exhibition.
JSC “Concern “Uralvagonzavod” (a part of State Corporation Rostec) presents its Т-90МС
Global defence, aerospace and security company, BAE Systems, will showcase a range of capabilities and technology solutions – including the Make-in-India M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer (ULH) gun system – at the 12th edition of DefExpo which runs from 10-14 March.
Boeing delivered the 12th P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on February 23. This is the fourth of four additional aircraft delivered under the options contract signed by the Ministry of Defence in 2016.
The delegation of Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is taking part in the Fifth International Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX 2022), which will be held from February 21 to 23, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in the Directorate for Defense R&D of the Israel Ministry of Defense, and the IDF have completed a successful series of live-fire tests of the ‘C-Dome’ system - an advanced naval configuration of the Iron Dome defense system. The ‘C-Dome’ was operated for the first time aboard the Israeli Naval Ship (INS) Sa’ar 6 ‘Magen’ corvette against multiple advanced threats.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' BNET SDR ground communication has been selected for installation on vehicular platforms of an Asian army. The contract was signed on January 29th, following a thorough and intensive tender process. Various international communication companies completed the tender, at the end of which BNET was chosen as the optimal solution for the program.
Rubin, Russian submarine designer, has come up with the second version of BOSS (Border and Offshore Submersible Sentry) submersible patrol ship that combines the benefits of a submarine and a surface patrol ship.
It is the largest version with 72 m length and surface displacement about 1300 ton. Large dimensions bring more capabilities. New lines with wave-piercing bow and tumblehome hull to reduce roll, makes the ship more stable weapon platform and reduces radar signature as well.
Both partners are seeking to leverage each other's capabilities to meet the growing requirements of the Indonesian Navy.
Indonesia is acquiring two Scorpene submarines which would be built locally through a transfer of technology by Naval Group.
Both companies are leaders in their markets and confirm their willingness to further increase their cooperation to provide solutions to meet the needs of the Indonesian Navy but also by opening a joint R&D center involving other Indonesian companies.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company and Boeing today announced Honeywell as the engine provider for DEFIANT X, the advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition.
With Honeywell providing the HTS7500 turboshaft engine, Team DEFIANT brings unsurpassed Army Aviation experience to revolutionize Army air assault while seamlessly integrating with legacy platforms, proven tactics and existing infrastructure. DEFIANT X® will be the fastest, most maneuverable and survivable assault helicopter in history.
The fast-emerging world of quantum technologies is witnessing cut-throat competition between the United States and China. Among the two competing nations, the USA still holds the lead position whereas China is catching up fast through aggressive funding, said a recently published think tank report.
As the situation in the troubled northern border of Ladakh stabilizing into a no-war-no-peace status. The much required light tanks tender for the high mountains is getting juicy offers. The front runner Russia has offered its air-droppable, amphibious, sea swimming, Sprut SDM1 light tank to India.
From January 24-27, 2022, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will participate in IAV 2022 in London. Throughout the week, Rafael will showcase its full suite of capabilities for armored combat vehicles that enhances combat effectiveness and survivability, while reducing crew size and their cognitive burden.
SIDM in collaboration with UK Defence and Security Exports (UKDSE) and the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), organised the ‘UK – India Round Table on Co-Creating Future Defence Technologies. Rt Hon Ms Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has completed development of its RecceLite XR, the third and latest model of the advanced, state-of-the-art reconnaissance system.
BAE Systems has signed a new support, sustainment, and readiness agreement with the Norwegian Army for its fleet of 144 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, securing a new contract model to support the availability and continuous modernization of the fleet.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Judith Hocherman-Frommer as its incoming Executive Vice President for Research and Development.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has summed up its efforts to promote Russian weapons and military equipment on the world market in 2021.
With the increasing threat of mines and improvised explosive devices present in all conflicts involving naval forces, countries need to strengthen the protection of their maritime domain, to ensure the protection of their assets and to safeguard the freedom of civil navigation. In this regard, mine countermeasures (MCM) are undergoing a major operating transition, from traditional mine hunting to an unmanned and autonomous innovative solution.
On 30 November 2021, Naval Group has laid the keel for the first of the twelve mine countermeasure vessels of the Belgian-Dutch rMCM program, intended for Belgium. The keel laying ceremony took place in Concarneau, in the presence of the Belgian Chief of Defence, Admiral Michel Hofman, and the Dutch Chief of Defence, General Onno Eichelsheim.
From 29 November to 2 December, Naval Group attends the second edition of Egypt Defense Exhibition (EDEX). This year, Naval Group will be showcasing its leading technologies designed to meet the needs of modern navies and its proven expertise for transfers of technology.
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Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense products at the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) 2021, which will be held from November 29 to December 2, 2021 in Cairo.
Reinforcing its commitment to Indian government’s initiatives such as ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced the culmination of the 8th edition of its annual Suppliers Conference on November 11, 2021.
JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is showcasing the latest Russian-made Air Force, Air Defense and Electronic Warfare equipment at the Dubai Airshow 2021, which will be held from November 14 to 18 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The wait for the execution of the much-awaited Indo-Russian joint-venture production of the AK-203 assault rifle is about to end. The two sides have ironed out the details and have finalised the terms and conditions. The contract is ready for signature.
Fincantieri and Navantia have reached an agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to boost their relationship and explore the joint benefit of a broadened collaboration in the naval and maritime domains.
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Naval Group – We have been honoured to be one of the shortlisted original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for the P75(I) program based on Expression Of Interest (EoI) in 2019 and its result confirmed by Indian government in early 2020.
The 7th Indian Navy Frigate of P1135.6 class was launched on 28 Oct 2021 at Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad, Russia in presence of Shri D Bala Venkatesh Varma, Ambassador of India (Moscow) and senior dignitaries of the Russian Federation and officials of the Indian Navy.
This award follows on from the signature of the framework agreement carried by the French Defence Procurement Agency on 23 October 2020 for the study, development, production and initial operational maintenance of ten ocean patrol vessels for the French Navy. A first contract had been awarded to Naval Group for the design and value analysis and was approved by the French Defence Procurement Agency on 23 June 2021.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is the organizer of the first-ever single Russian exhibit at the 10th Partner 2021 International Defenсe Exhibition, which is be held at the Belgrade Fair on October 11-14, 2021.
One of the most assuring images of the Covid-19 pandemic was the Indian Air Force (IAF) ferrying medical oxygen supplies from abroad to India in transport aircraft. More often than not the heavy lifter Boeing C-17 Globemaster was executing the task.
A reference in the field of Ground surveillance radars, Thales, a trusted historical partner to forces worldwide, now unveils its latest innovation: The GO 20 MM radar. Uniquely combining ground and low-level air surveillance in a single surveillance asset, the radar offers exceptional early UAV detection and automatic classification.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. introduces BNET NANO, its newest member of the BENT SDR Family.
BNET NANO brings groundbreaking capabilities to the battlefield, based on Rafael's game-changing Multi-Channel Reception (MCR) technology, unprecedented network capacity in terms of data rates and number of users, minimal delay, and support for "flat" networks with hundreds of members.
The US defence major Lockheed Martin considers F-21, as the perfect aircraft to team with the Indian Air Force (IAF) future fighter aircraft fleet.
“It is the perfect complement to the current fleet of Rafale and Tejas aircraft in terms of operational performance,” said Brett A. Medlin, F-21 India Campaign Lead, Lockheed Martin.
Recently, India has deployed K-9 Vajra, self-propelled artillery on the Indo-China Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Northern area of Ladakh. The much talked about K9 Vajra – based on K9 Thunder – is the latest artillery gun to join Indian Army. India is expected to buy more of these guns.
On September 28th, Nikólaos Panayotópoulos, the Greek Minister of Defence, Pierre Eric Pommellet, CEO of Naval Group, and Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to open negotiations to provide the Hellenic Navy (HN) with three Defence and Intervention frigates (FDI HN) and their equipment as well as an optional additional frigate.
BAE Systems has successfully completed the management and delivery of planned overseas support for the UK’s Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21). The carrier group sailed from the UK in May and has been supported by BAE Systems throughout its deployment.
Boeing delivered the first of 78 contracted Block III F/A-18 Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy. Block III gives the Navy the most networked and survivable F/A-18 built with a technology insertion plan that will outpace future threats.
“The fleet needs capabilities to keep its edge,” said Capt. Jason “Stuf” Denney, U.S. Navy F/A-18 and EA-18G program manager. “Getting the first operational Block III in our hands is a great step forward in supporting our capability and readiness goals.”
Boeing will continue maintaining the guidance system for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the U.S. Air Force under a recently awarded 18-year, $1.6 billion sole-source contract.
Nexter is participating in the DSEI exhibition, which takes place from 14 to 17 September in London. On the KNDS stand, Nexter is alongside its partner Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and is showcasing the CAESAR self-propelled gun in its eight-wheel drive version (8x8).
The U.S. Navy and Boeing have used the MQ-25TM T1 test asset to refuel a U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II fighter jet for the first time, once again demonstrating the aircraft’s ability to achieve its primary aerial refueling mission.
This was the third refueling mission for the Boeing-owned test asset in just over three months, advancing the test program for the Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft. T1 refueled an F/A-18 Super Hornet in June and an E-2D Hawkeye in August.
Earlier this year, in June 2021, the British Ministry of Defence employed Rafael’s DRONE DOME counter-UAV system to protect world leaders during the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England from unmanned aerial threats.
From September 14- 17, 2021, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will be participating in the DSEI Exhibition in London.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announced today (Wednesday) that it has been awarded a contract worth approximately $80 million to supply a comprehensive naval warfare systems suite for Shaldag Mk V Fast Attack Crafts by Israel Shipyards, to an undisclosed country in Southeast Asia.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has held more than 70 negotiations with representatives of 35 countries during the Army 2021 International Military-Technical Forum.
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $328.8 million, five-year contract from the Indian Air Force (IAF), to provide dedicated and comprehensive support for the IAF’s fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules Aircraft.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will hold dozens of negotiations and conclude contracts with foreign customers at Army 2021. The International military-technical forum will take place from August 22 to 28, 2021 on the premises of the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
UP42, a geospatial developer platform and marketplace wholly owned by Airbus, has partnered with Indian startup HyperVerge Inc. to offer satellite imagery services using Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based change detection algorithms.
Airbus has appointed Sunny Guglani as Head of Airbus Helicopters for India and South Asia. He assumed charge on 16 August 2021, and will be based in New Delhi.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Oshkosh Defense have completed a successful demonstration and live firing of Rafael's SPIKE NLOS (Non-Line-Of-Sight) missile from an Oshkosh JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle).
Navantia has launched today the fourth of the five corvettes being built for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), named JAZAN as a tribute to this city in the Southwest of Saudi Arabia.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has leveraged the full marketing potential of the MAKS-2021 International Air Show.
As a major initiative towards ‘Make in India’, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued Request of Proposal (RFP) for the first acquisition programme under the Strategic Partnership Model for construction of six AIP fitted Conventional Submarines named Project 75(India) [P-75(I)] for the Indian Navy, on July 20, 2021.
United Aircraft Corporation to highlight new aircraft during MAKS-2021 airshow
The United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC as part of the Rostec State Corporation) will display new products and wide exposition at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021, which will be held in Zhukovsky near Moscow on July 20-25.
Boeing is continuing to expand the Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare capabilities with the delivery of the country’s tenth P-8I. The patrol aircraft is an integral part of the Indian Navy’s fleet and has surpassed 30,000 flight hours since it was inducted in 2013.
On the occasion of the first edition of the DEFEA exhibition, that is held in Athens from July 13 to 15, 2021, Nexter is presenting the VBCI Philoctetes for the first time. This is a complete infantry combat system, armed with a remotely operated 40mm CT (cased telescoped) turret from CTAi and a medium range missile launcher (MMP) from MBDA. It meets the Greek army's requirements for mobility, protection, modularity and firepower.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will organize a single Russian exhibit at DEFEA 2021, International Defense Exhibition in Athens, Greece. The exhibition will be held from July 13 to 15, 2021 for the first time in 12 years at Metropolitan Expo, located on the territory of Athens International Airport Elefterios Venizelos.
India today said that there are a lot of mechanisms that have strengthened the bilateral cooperation in the field of defence between India and Israel. “We have recently created a sub-working group under the Joint Working Group which will further pave the way for a very healthy cooperation between the industries on both sides, especially the Start-ups,” Sanjay Jaju, Additional Secretary (DP), Ministry of Defence, said.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveils Sea Breaker, a 5th generation long range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system, enabling significant attack performance against a variety of high-value maritime and land targets.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will be the official sponsor of the MAKS-2021 International Air Show, which will be held from July 20 to 25 at the Gromov Flight Research Institute’s airfield in Zhukovsky, near Moscow.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announces that its Trophy Active Protection System (APS) for armored vehicles has been selected for the next phase of detailed assessment and integration by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Army's Challenger 3 MBT.
The selection is a result of a study conducted by the UK MOD as part of an upgrade program led by prime contractor Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL), which will entail detailed integration and system trials of this lighter Trophy variant (Trophy MV), to fit the particular requirements of this vehicle.
After a 30 day transit across the world’s oceans, NUSHIP Stalwart arrived safely at Fleet Base West in Western Australia on Monday, 21 June 2021.
NUSHIP Stalwart is the second of two Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships built for the Royal Australian Navy by Navantia, S.A., S.M.E. The Australian Supply Class ships are based on the Spanish Navy's Cantabria Class design.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will present the latest models of Russian naval equipment and coastal surveillance and defense system to foreign customers during the tenth anniversary International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS 2021). The exhibition will be held from 23 to 27 June 2021 in St. Petersburg.
The delegation of Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will be attending the Shield Africa 2021 International Security and Defense Exhibition, which will be held from June 8 to 10 at the Police Academy in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), in its meeting held under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh on June 04, 2021, has approved proposals concerning Capital Acquisitions of various equipment for modernisation and operational needs of the Armed Forces amounting to approx. Rs 6,000 crore.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., a global leader in the development of state-of-the-art defense solutions, and the prime contractor of Israel’s national Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT), has signed an initiative with leading Israeli cyber solutions partners to establish an Israeli Operational Technologies Cyber Consortium.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has invited representatives of different levels from more than 50 countries to the 14th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition (HeliRussia 2021), which will be held from 20 to 22 May 2021 at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow.
Navantia has opened in the city of San Fernando (Cádiz) its Navantia Training Centre (NTC), which will be a key asset for the company in its pursuit of excellence and a leading training centre in the naval industry.
Leaning on its expertise in battle tank armament, illustrated by the Leclerc's self-loading gun, and on the excellence of its ammunition activity, Nexter (KNDS group) is presenting a new main armament concept for main battle tanks, designed to deal with future heavily armoured threats. This breakthrough weapon represents a major contribution by the French industry to achieve at the end of a cooperative development: a new common solution for France and Germany enhancing the value of distributed activity and balanced skill contributions within the European DTIB.
Navantia and Navantia Australia congratulate the Royal Australian Navy on the commissioning of HMAS Supply (II), lead ship for the Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) vessels.
Navantia’s Global President, Ricardo Domínguez, said the commissioning of Supply by the Royal Australian Navy is a proud moment for Navantia’s global workforce.
“The commissioning of HMAS Supply (II) into service by the Royal Australian Navy today marks a significant milestone for all involved.
Pratt & Whitney is proud to have submitted our proposal to power the USAF F-15EX with the trusted F100-PW-229 engine for Lots 2-9 of the procurement schedule. The F100 engine has powered every operational F-15 in the USAF fleet since its first flight in 1972, and we look forward to powering this legendary fighter for decades to come. The F100-PW-229’s power, performance, and reliability will enable the F-15EX to conduct the Air Force’s most critical missions here and abroad.
With over 2,500 combat interceptions, at a success rate of 90%, and numerous lives saved, today marks the 10th anniversary of the first combat interception of Rafael's Iron Dome Air Defense System.
The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant Training Center under the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has successfully completed training a second group of foreign specialists studying to operate and maintain the Mi-171A2 helicopter.
Boeing [NYSE:BA] Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have successfully completed the first test flight of the Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft.
The flight of the first military aircraft to be designed and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years flew under the supervision of a Boeing test pilot monitoring the aircraft from a ground control station at the Woomera Range Complex.
The new hybrid unmanned complex ZALA VTOL is unveiled at the IDEX 2021, International Defence Industry Exhibition and Conference, in Abu Dhabi.
The unique complex combines the best qualities of fixed-wing and multi-rotor types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The ZALA VTOL comes with modular configuration which can be changed to suit the task at hand.
On February 22, 2021, during the IDEX 2021 International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Rosoboronexport and Ruselectronics holding company, both are subsidiaries the Rostec State Corporation, announced the signing of a joint action program to promote communications, automated control, electronic warfare and secure information/telecommunication systems in a global market.
From 21 to 25 February 2021, French defence major Nexter Group will be presenting its products and know-how on its stand (CP 320) at the 2021 edition of the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
On February 22, 2021, at the IDEX 2021 International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec State Corporation) will hold a public presentation "New Approaches to Building an Integrated Counter UAV System" at its stand in Hall 12.
JSC Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec State Corporation) will demonstrate the major newly-designed products of Russia’s defence industry and pieces of Russian military equipment, mostly demanded in the world arms market, at the largest international defence exhibition IDEX 2021, which will be held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on February 21-25.
IDEX is extremely important as a platform for the exchange of experience and technologies, and as an international forum, offering unique opportunities in establishing new partnership links.
In the upcoming Middles East’s premier arms expo IDEX 2021, Russian small arms leader, Kalashnikov group is introducing its new tactical vest Modular Carry System (MCS) currently in use with Russia’s anti terror force ‘Alfa’.
The makers of AK-47, world’s most used assault rifle, Kalashnikov Concern, during the IDEX-2021, will present AK-19 assault rifle and PLK compact pistol. This is maiden appearance of AK-19 in any international exhibition.
IDEX-2021 is being held from February 21-25 at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Russia’s famed small arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern, on Thursday, published a video on twitter of firing of AKV-521 semi-automatic carbine kept at -50 degree Celsius.
During the test, the carbine successfully fired a full magazine of frozen rounds. The carbine is being tested for performance parameters for Russian winter and arctic conditions. During test, the body of the gun did not show any adverse impact from frozen firing condition.
The much talked about Indian proposal for purchase of additional MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI fighters from Russia is yet to see negotiation. Russia has submitted its proposal for 21 MiG-29 to Indian Air Force and is awaiting initiation of the purchase procedure, Russian media reported.
Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Vladimir Drozhzhov told TASS at the Aero India.
First Su-57 commissioned in Russian Air Force
The first of the 76 ordered Russian stealth fighter Su-57 was commissioned in Russian Air Force. The single aircraft commissioning took place on January 29. With the commissioning, Russia, after USA and China, is third nation to design and develop stealth fighter.
Russian private armoured vehicle manufacturer Remdizel has expressed willingness to participate in Indian market under the Make in India initiative. The company is here to participate in Aero India as part of Russian delegation.
Rafael is deeply committed to India and is sending a significant delegation to Aero India 2021 which is taking place in Bengaluru, Karnataka, from 3-5 February 2021.
JSC Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec State Corporation) is organizing a joint display of Russian industrial enterprises at the Aero India 2021.
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The global defence, aerospace and security company, BAE Systems, will exhibit a number of its world-leading capabilities, alongside its commitment to Make in India, at next week’s Aero India, taking place from 3-5 February in Bengaluru.
Under the theme of “Partnering in India to Make in India”, the Company will demonstrate how its products and services – across land, air and sea – provide a vital advantage to its Indian customers, as well as drive indigenous production.
NATO has selected Thales to provide the first certified defence cloud solution that can be deployed in the theatre of operations in less than 24 hours. Thales was selected after a worldwide competitive tendering process on the basis of its defence systems integration know-how.
MBDA, the maker of the Rafale’s game-changing weaponry, is showcasing its Make in India commitments during Aero India 2021 at Stand B3.4 in Hall B. MBDA will be exhibiting a full range of missiles and missile systems designed to provide next generation air combat capabilities, including air dominance, strike and maritime engagement, for the Indian Air Force.
Airbus will showcase a wide selection of its advanced sustainable aerospace technologies and services at the prestigious ‘Aero India 2021’ exhibition to be held in Bengaluru from February 3 to 5, 2021.
Led by its commitment to the ‘Make in India’ policy of the Government of India, Thales is all set to participate in the upcoming 13th edition of Aero India – India’s premier aerospace and defence exhibition – from 3-5 February 2021 in Bengaluru.
On January 19, the Russian Embassy in India hosted a protocol event in honour of the first group of the Indian military specialists heading to Moscow for the S-400 air defence systems training courses.
NUSHIP Supply, the Royal Australian Navy’s lead ship for the Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships, arrived in Sydney Harbour for the first time on Friday, 15 January 2021, berthing at Garden Island.
Navantia Australia’s Managing Director Alfonso García-Valdés said today’s milestone signifies further progress in the AOR program. “We are extremely proud of the contribution of all of those involved with the AOR program. We look forward to the next step in her progress, with the commissioning of NUSHIP Supply by the Royal Australian Navy.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announces that it has completed the second phase of Germany's Transparent Battlefield study and performed a demonstration of its BNET advanced SDR communication and its Fire Weaver sensor to shooter system for the German Army. The event took place in Paderborn, Germany, in November 2020, in front of representatives from the Bundeswehr and various partners and industries.
Leonardo DRS, Inc. and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel (Rafael) announced today that they have completed the delivery of Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS) ordered by the U.S. Army for installation on Abrams main battle tanks.
Kalashnikov successfully finished testing of Guided surface-to-air Missile for Anti-missile defense STRELA 10M.
Tests successfully completed on the Donghuz polygon in Russia.
Concern Kalashnikov has started serial production in the interest of the Russian MoD. It has bright prospects in terms of export.
The 9M333 missile is designed to destroy low-flying targets like planes and helicopters, all kinds of parachuted or moduled optical targets and remotely piloted flying vehicles and cruise missiles.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy proved recently that the F/A-18 Super Hornet can operate from a “ski jump” ramp, demonstrating the aircraft’s suitability for India’s aircraft carriers.
The demonstrations, held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, show that the Super Hornet would do well with the Indian Navy’s Short Takeoff but Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) system and validate earlier simulation studies by Boeing.
Cyient, a global engineering and digital technology solutions company, today announced that it has received the “2020 Supplier Performance Award” from Thales.
On the 15thof December 2020 the MС-21-310 aircraft equipped with the new Russian PD-14 engines made its maiden flight from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of UAC, Rostec State Corporation).
The aircraft was operated by the crew of test pilots VasilySevastyanov and Andrey Voropaev and test engineer Alexander Solovyev.
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has started assembling the first prototype of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter. Equipment for assembling the fuselage was put into operation at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
BAE Systems’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle Family of Vehicles (ACV FOV) program has achieved its most significant milestone to date with the Marine Corps’ decision to move into full-rate production and award a $184 million contract for 36 vehicles. The ACV is an advanced, next generation vehicle for conducting ship-to-shore operations and effectively getting Marines into the fight.
Artificial Intelligence Journey (AI Journey), an international conference on artificial intelligence and data science is starting today and will last till December,5. With over 25,000 people from 87 countries it has already become the Top 1 AI/DS events in terms of the number of participants. have signed up. President Putin will address the participants on Friday, December 4.
The registration is still open, it’s free and available on the conference website at https://ai-journey.ru/.
The German Bundeswehr has ordered 31 NH90 NFH helicopters, to be known as Sea Tiger, for the German Navy’s shipborne operations. Nathalie Tarnaud-Laude, President of NH90 Helicopter Industries (NHI) and Giorgio Gomma, General Manager of the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), on behalf of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) signed the contract on 26 November. The helicopters will replace the German Navy’s Sea Lynx Mk88A fleet which entered into service in 1981.
Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has started promoting the P-18-2 Prima high-mobility 2D surveillance and acquisition radar, developed and manufactured by PJSC NITEL and PJSC NPO Almaz, to the foreign market.
The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has delivered two Mi-8AMT helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan to be assembled on the territory of the customer.
The delivery is based on a trilateral contract signed by Kazakhstan Engineering, Kazakhstan's Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 and Russian Helicopters for semi-knock-down (SKD) assembly of Mi-8AMT / Mi-171E helicopters. The contract, signed in 2019, provides for a total of 17 helicopter kits during 2020-2022.
In connection with the incorrect information published on thehindubusinessline.com on October 8, 2020 (https://bit.ly/2JEHjm7), stated that the Russian company United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) allegedly decided to exit the bidding procedure for purchasing the Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd. (RNEL)’s Shipyard, we would like to clarify – the USC have never officially indicated its refusal to participate in the tender.
November 4, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation). The company was established by decree of the President of the Russian Federation as part of the reform of the country’s military-technical cooperation system.
Amidst the ongoing crisis in the Caucasus region, Turkey, during a military drill, first time fired the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile systems. The drill was held near Sinop in the Northern Turkey, reports Russian news agency TASS.
"Three missiles of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system were launched. All of them successfully hit the designated targets," Tass reports.
The test was conducted on October 16.
Loyal Wingman has completed low-speed taxi testing! This is the latest step toward first flight later this year for the unmanned aircraft.
This aircraft is the first of three Loyal Wingman aircraft our Australian teams are building with the Royal Australian Air Force. Designed to extend and protect existing aircraft, these prototypes are the foundation for future unmanned teaming aircraft to be developed for global air forces through the Boeing Airpower Teaming System program.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy will demonstrate advanced missile technologies that will make carrier air wing strike fighters more lethal against threats into the next decade.
Thales is unveiling the TSA6000, the first IFF interrogator to use flat fixed-array active antenna technology. This new solution, unique in the world, provides 360° coverage around the vessel, with no trade-off in range capabilities, and an unprecedented and extremely fast identification capability.
As India is making significant policy changes in its defence procurement policy and focusing towards increasing Indian content in imported system, Russian manufacturer of Alexandrite-E, mine counter measure vessel (MCMV), is ready to incorporate Indian content in its ship.
“We are ready to use both materials and products of Indian origin in the project,” said Alexander Shlyakhtenko.
Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), Russia’s leading aviation university, has developed an innovative testing system for Ka-226T helicopters which will significantly reduce its maintenance time.
Russia presents the latest from its helicopter industry
The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) have presented its civilian products at the XIII International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2020, which was held at Crocus Expo IEC from September 15-17.
Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has supplied 3000+ tanks and vehicles based on them abroad, including artillery, engineer and other weapon systems and military equipment, over 20 years of its activity in the international arms market.
On Remdizel’s plan for Indian market
Matveev – First of all, we would like to say that AO Remdizel (JSC) was established in 1978 and since then has created a wide portfolio of products. These products meet the needs of both Russian armed forces and of those of other states.
With the ongoing China-India standoff on the northern border, India and Russia is expected to sign the much talked contract for purchase of MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI before the end of this year. Russian media informed quoting officials that work on the AK-203 and Igla-S is also moving at fast pace.
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec) and the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations agreed on the delivery of the first heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter to the department's needs. The contract was signed during theInternational Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020.
Mi-26T2 is an upgraded version of the Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter. It has received modern avionics, enabling operations at any time of the day, in adverse weather conditions and overterrain that lacks landmarks for orientation. The upgrade has also allowed reducing crew to 3 persons.
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has launched serial production of the upgraded Mi-35P attack helicopter at the Rostvertol plant. The first serial model completed its type-specific flight tests, receiving confirmation of the declared performance characteristics and implemented changes in its design.
On August 23, 2020, during the Army 2020 International Military-Technical Forum, JSC Rosoboronexport and JSC Technodinamika, which are part of the Rostec State Corporation, signed a joint action program to promote aircraft training aids in the external market. The program covers the period from 2020 to 2022.
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will demonstrate a wide range of military helicopters at the International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2020" that will take place in the Moscow Region from August 23 through August 29.
JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will expand its participation in the Army 2020 International Military and Technical Forum through new exhibit areas and virtual promotion of Russian defense products. The company will deliver online presentations and video broadcasts to foreign customers, show video reviews of new products and forum events.
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies (RTX: NYSE) business, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., an Israeli-based defense technology company, have signed a joint venture to establish an Iron DomeTM Weapon System production facility in the United States.
Russia, on July 24, in a solemn ceremony at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard laid the keel of the eighth ship of the Project 12700 ‘Lev Chernavin’ mine counter measures ships.
Today, five Indian Air Force Rafale operated by Indian Air Force pilots took off from Dassault Aviation Mérignac facility to ferry to Ambala Air Force Station for entering service in N°17 Squadron “Golden Arrows”.
After a complete training of Indian pilots and technicians by Dassault Aviation, with the French Air Force participation, the Indian Air Force will fully perform this first ferry, including an air-to-air refueling, with the dedicated support of the French Air Force.
JSC Rosoboronexport and JSC Omsktransmash (part of JSC Concern Uralvagonzavod), which are subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation, have demonstrated the TOS-1A heavy flamethrower system to a number of foreign customers at the Nizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing's (NTIIM's) Staratel Proving Ground in Nizhny Tagil.
Navantia successfully carried out at 17:22 hours the launching of AL-JUBAIL, the first of five corvettes built for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). The ceremony was held in slipway number 2 at the San Fernando shipyard, and was chaired by the Commander of RSNF, H. E. Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily; by the Chairwoman of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá; by the Acting CEO of SAMI, Eng. Walid Abukhaled; and by the Admiral of Logistics Support Bay of Cadiz of Spanish Navy, Vice Admiral Ricardo A. Hernández López (Alardiz).
The strategic alliance between KMW and Nexter, completed in 2015, thus presents itself as an ongoing Franco-German success story.
Amidst the ongoing standoff in the Ladakh, India has sent out a Request for Information (RFI) to Russia for its Sprut light tanks. India has not yet disclosed the exact numbers of tanks to be purchased, sources informed.
In the plateau plains of Ladakh, India has deployed T-90 main battle tanks and BMP troop carriers as part of 14 corp facing China.
During the ongoing standoff, which started in May, China has deployed its ZTQ-15 light tanks.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan. Earlier in March, Boeing handed over the last five of 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook heavy-lift helicopters to the IAF.
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) started serial production of Mi-8AMT Arctic helicopters for civilian customers. Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant made the first rotorcraft which is ready to start operation.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will present to its foreign partners weapons for all segments of the global arms market at the Army 2020 International Military-Technical Forum, which will be held on August 23 to 29, 2020 on the premises of the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation at Kubinka near Moscow.
In next three years, Russian military will induct three regiments of its redoubtable S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile system. In the same time period, Almaz-Antey will also deliver four sets of S-350 ‘Vityaz’ anti-aircraft missile system, informed Russian media.
Russian news agency TASS, quoting Almaz press statement, in a report said, “All the hardware will be handed over to the Russian Armed Forces no later than 2023.”
This year Russian Army will acquire more lethal version of its main troop carrier. Russian army will induct 60 BMP-2 infantry combat vehicle with enhanced sighting and effective Berezhok combat unit, said Russian Ministry of Defence statement. The vehicles are expected to arrive in this year.
Russia makes second foray in the stealth aircraft domain. After the stealth fighter Su-57, Russia has begun making prototype of strategic stealth bomber, informed Russian media.
According Russian news agency TASS, Tupolev Design Bureau of Russia, under Perspective Aviation Complex for Long-Range Aviation (PAK DA) program, is developing a subsonic strategic stealth bomber capable of carrying variety of ordnance including hypersonic missiles.
JSC Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec State Corporation) has started marketing work to bring on the world market of armaments the 59N6-TE mobile three-dimensional radar, developed and produced by the JSC “Federal Research and Production Center “Nizhniy Novgorod Research Institute of Radio Engineering” (NNIIRT).
United States, on Thursday, awarded ‘firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee’ contract for 21 MH-60 Romeo to Lockheed Martin for India Navy’s multi-role helicopters programme. Lockheed will get $791,700,000 from US government for the Indian programme.
On April 2, 2019, US approved “Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to India of twenty-four (24) MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters for an estimated cost of $2.6 billion.
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) supplied the first Ansat helicopter for EMERCOM of Russia. The rotorcraft was handed over to the Fund supporting the development of state authorities in civil defense, emergencies and elimination of consequences of natural disasters (the Fund). The helicopter has already been handed over to the North-Western Aviation and Rescue Center of EMERCOM of Russia, and is located on Kasimovo Airfield.
On P-75I participation
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has begun promoting the newest Boomerang universal combat platform developed and manufactured by the Military Industrial Company (VPK) in foreign markets.
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India of ten (10) AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air launched missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $92 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
Dispelling all possibility of delays in S-400 delivery, Indian Ambassador to Russia, on Saturday, said that India will receive all five regiments as per the schedule.
D. Bala Venkatesh Varma was speaking to Russian News Agency TASS.
“There was a slight shift in the supply schedule by two weeks, but all key contracts will be implemented in accordance with it, I do not expect any problems,” he said to TASS.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has begun to carry out its first export contract recently signed with a foreign customer from Sub-Saharan Africa for the supply of Project 02450 fast assault boats BK-10 designed and manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern, a Rostec's member.
In February, Russian Aircraft Corporation announced the development of two systems that are going to make its aircraft family of MiG-29 and MiG-35 more capable. In a press statement, on February 21, RAC (Earlier MiG) said that it has received “the patent for the landing approach aircraft automatic control system” and again on March 4, it announced receiving “patent for an intelligent system for highly manoeuvrable combat aircraft protection against going beyond critical g-loads.”
These systems is being developed for MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-35 aircraft.
RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. posts its financial results today (Thursday) for FY 2019, amid the COVID-19 global crisis, with record sales of $2.7 billion, an increase of %3.9 compared to 2018. The company's orders totaled $2.8 billion (10 billion Shekels), with record high export orders, and an order backlog of $7.2 billion (24.8 billion Shekels), equivalent to 2.5 sales years, despite the significant depreciation in the Dollar- and Euro-to-Shekel exchange rates.
Rosoboronexport and UralVagonZavod (UVZ), both part of Rostec State Corporation, have first demonstrated the combat capabilities of the 155mm Msta-S self-propelled howitzer. The demonstration of the self-propelled gun system to Middle Eastern customers took place at the Nizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing’s (NTIIM’s) Staratel Proving Ground.
There is good news on the S-400 front for India. A top Russian official in an interview has said that Russia will complete the delivery S-400 by 2024.
“The delivery of the first regiment set is scheduled before the end of 2021. We plan to deliver all systems before the end of 2024,” said Dmitry Shugayev, of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), in an interview with Russian news agency Interfax.
One of the contenders in the Indian Navy’s requirement for 12 Mine Counter Measure Vehicle (MCMV) Russia believes that it will emerge winner, said a top Russian official.
In an interview with Russian news agency Interfax, the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugayev, on Monday, said that Russia is waiting for the tender and will pitch its most modern anti-mine vessel Alexandrit-E.
In a recent demo conducted in Israel, RAFAEL's Drone Dome C-UAS system performed interceptions of multiple drones, including maneuvering targets, using its hard-kill LASER BEAM director. The system achieved 100% success in all test scenarios.
The stages of the interceptions included target detection, identification, and interception with a high-power LASER beam.
The exhibition held on February 5-9, 2020 in Lucknow was another landmark event in the advanced military and technical cooperation between Russia and India. It helped to continue bilateral mutually beneficial partnership successfully mainstreamed into joint development and production, including in the framework of Make in India programme and the Indian localization requirements.
PHASA-35, a 35m wingspan solar-electric aircraft has successfully completed its maiden flight. The landmark flight paves the way to this new aircraft becoming a game changer in the air and space market, plugging the gap between aircraft and satellite technology.
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of an Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) for an estimated cost of $1.867 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 7, 2020.
Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has signed a roadmap at the Defexpo 2020 exhibition with the Russian-Indian company Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL) for localization of Ka-226T helicopter production in India.
The light multipurpose Ansat helicopter, as well as heavy Mi-171A2 and Mi-38, will be available to the show guests and participants for viewing at the Russian Helicopters stand. In addition, the holding company experts will present an after-sales service system for Russian-made helicopters to potential customers.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will discuss joint projects with Indian partners and showcase around 1,000 pieces of military hardware at Defexpo India 2020, an International Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, to be held from February 5 to 9, 2020 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Among the land systems presented in Russian pavilion, TOS-1A – multi-barrel thermobaric rocket system will be a unique product. World over it is termed as multi-barrel rocket system (MBRL) which Russian reject, they call it flame thrower. The system is designed to destroy men, material, light armoured vehicle, structures within the range of 600-6000m using unguided rockets with thermobaric warheads. The weapon gives point blank range against enemy positions. The thermobaric warhead burns down the target in a huge ball of fire.
The Russia pavilion will witness the display of the latest version of the tracked self-propelled Buk-M3 Viking surface to air missile (SAM) system. It is a much-improved export version of the Buk-M2 system operational with many militaries across the world.
The centrepiece of Russian display at the expo is its 57 mm autocannon designed for installation on all kinds of armoured vehicles. AU-220M is a remote-controlled, fully automatized unmanned artillery module. It can be used both as part of the combat vehicles and as a stationary system. There is also the naval version of the system.
The system is exhibited in India for the first time.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has signed the first export contract to supply a foreign customer with the Mi-38T medium-range multi-purpose helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of Rostec’s Russian Helicopters Company
Two BAE Systems M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer (ULH) gun systems will take centre stage at the 11th edition of DefExpo next month in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The two M777 ULH systems signify the 145-gun agreement between the U.S. and Indian governments to strengthen India’s artillery capabilities. Under the agreement, 120 ULH systems are being assembled, integrated and tested in India by Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd. (MDSL), as part of the Make in India programme. To date, BAE Systems has produced and delivered 25 guns to the Indian Army, with another 70-plus planned for 2020.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] will showcase a range of advanced defense capabilities at DefExpo 2020, including the F/A-18 Super Hornet, KC-46 tanker, AH-64E Apache and the P-8I.
On K9 Vajra-T
This procurement was done under BUY GLOBAL category, where Hanwha has partnered with Indian Partner L&T. Today, 50 K9 Vajra-T (guns), an indigenized version of K9 Thunder, are in service with Indian Army. In Jan 2020, the 51st K9 has been delivered. Our partner L&T will deliver remaining guns before November 2020.
On February 5th, as DefExpo India 2020 is inaugurated in Lucknow, Thales will be welcoming visitors to its stand R17 in Hall 3. With a presence spanning more than six decades in the country, Thales has a rich experience of supporting India’s defence modernisation needs. In line with DefExpo 2020’s focus – ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’, Thales, a world leader in digital identity & security, will be showcasing defence technologies that are digitally driven and future focused.
Airbus will showcase its best-in-class military products and cutting-edge defence technologies at the DefExpo airshow between February 5 and 8, 2020, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Airbus’ exhibits at the show will demonstrate its capabilities and commitment to kick-start a defence industrial base in the country.
DEFEXPO 2020 sees exciting developments from MBDA as it continues to expand and deliver on its vision to Make in India.
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense started joint state tests of Mi-26T2V heavy-lift military transport helicopter which are to last until the end of 2020.
As part of Russian Helicopters' program on upgrading the heavy Mi-26 helicopter for the Russian Aerospace Forces, in 2018 Rostvertol produced a prototype of the modernized Mi-26T2V helicopter.
Rostec's holding company Russian Helicopters has delivered over 20 attack helicopters to the Russian Defense Ministry, fully completing the state defence contract for 2019. The machines successfully passed acceptance tests and were received by the Aerospace forces.
Mi-171A2 helicopter was certified in India and Colombia. It allows Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) to start exporting the latest modification of the multirole civilian helicopter.
Pakistan and China all-weather friendship have sprung a surprise for India. In what could be a serious dent to India’s offensive air capability, Pakistan, reportedly, has installed Chinese made anti-stealth radar at one of its airbases.
The United States on Wednesday approved sales of thirteen naval guns to India. The purchase will cost over USD one billion to India, said an official statement.
“The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DGCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 19, 2019,” the statement said.
During the Dubai Airshow 2019, the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will make the first foreign presentation of its newest Mi-38 civilian helicopter. The rotorcraft featuring a luxury cabin will be showcased at the static exposition, and will also take part in the flight program.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) presents the latest Russian-made Air Force, Air Defense and electronic warfare equipment at Dubai Airshow 2019, which will be held from November 17 to 21 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A delegation led by the visiting Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh paid a business visit to the UEC-Klimov plant in St. Petersburg (part of the United Engine Corporation (UEC) of Rostec State Corporation), UEC has officially reported.
During the visit Minister of Defence was introduced to the main product line of the enterprise and the key stages of the production process. The guests visited the mechanical, assembly and testing workshops.
Indian Navy’s quest for the modern minesweepers, at last, appears to be over. Russia, India’s all-weather strategic and defence partner, during the recently concluded military-technical cooperation meeting, offered its latest Project 12701 Alexandrit-E class minesweepers Transfer of Technology (ToT).
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) takes part in the 23rd International State Security Exhibition, Interpolitex 2019, which will be held from October 22 to 25 at the VDNKh All-Russian Exhibition Center (Pavilion No. 75) in Moscow.
At Interpolitex 2019, Rosoboronexport will undertake active efforts to promote the entire range of security products for law enforcement agencies, counter-terror units and other security agencies.
"Ruselectronics" Holding of Rostec state Corporation has developed a radar station to detect small-size drones at a distance up to 7.5 km. The equipment is built entirely on the domestic electronic component base and has no analogues in Russia.
The equipment is a multi-channel Ka-band radar, characterized by small dimensions, equal to 325 × 240×230 mm. The direction finder digital repeater is placed on a rotary device that provides visibility in all directions. The station can be controlled manually from a laptop or automatically.
United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will take part in the TEKNOFEST ISTANBUL Aerospace and Technology Festival, that to be held on Sept. 17-22 at the Atatürk Airport.
The newest Russian medium-range commercial airliner MC-21-300, regional Superjet 100, Be-200ES multipurpose amphibious aircraft and supermaneuverable multirole Su-35C fighter have already arrived to the exhibition area. The aircraft will be demonstrated during flight program and some will be showcased on a static display.
On September 17, 2019, in the framework of the research and practice conference, devoted to the 100th anniversary of Mikhail Kalashnikov, JSC Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, signed an agreement on cooperation and partnership with Non-profit Organization “M.T. Kalashnikov Union of Russian Gunmakers”.
The much-celebrated $ 5.4 billion S-400 purchase deal could see setting up of production line of the missile system in India. The Russian media informed quoting Sergey Chemezov, CEO, Rostec, the Russian technology and defence conglomerate.
“Yes, we are discussing the localization [of S-400 production] with India as well,” he said to RBK broadcaster.
As part of its joint exposition with the Buryat Republic, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present its latest civilian helicopter Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T light-weight multi-purpose helicopter, which are planned to be supplied to India, at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
Within the framework of MAKS-2019, the International Aviation and Space Salon running in Moscow satellite town of Zhukovsky, from August 27 till September 01, 2019, the professional community of Rosoboronexport, belonging within Rostec State Corporation, has held over 200 pre-bid negotiations, conferences and technical presentations for foreign delegations, following which the refill of the company booking by a handful of billions of dollars is anticipated.
IAF flies two sorties on Mig-35
The visiting Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent had look at the Russian fifth-generation-fighter Su-57, the latest aircraft to come out of Sukhoi Design Bureau. The IAF test pilots also flew the Mig-35, one of the main contenders of IAF’s 110 aircraft tender.
“The Indian delegation was shown MiG-35 and Su-57 aircraft,” IAF said in a tweet.
Export version of its multipurpose Korsar UAV debuts
Ruselectronics Holding Company of Rostec State Corporation introduced the prototype of the export model of its Korsar UAV with a set of target payloads at the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Salon. The Korsar unmanned aerial vehicle has obtained the necessary export permits and will be offered to foreign customers.
The new-found bonhomie between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on full display during the first day of the Russian air show MAKS2019. The shutterbugs did not miss to capture the single moment of the budding friendship and camaraderie between the two leaders.
Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will make presentations of the Russia’s latest combat and transport aircraft at the MAKS 2019 International Air Show.
Ships are considered vital for economic progress and military power from historical times. Maritime capabilities have facilitated for drastic changes in domestic political discourse and regional power dynamics. Large ships have facilitated the growth of global trade and the modern military to the next level. Asian Economies like China has hugely benefitted with colossal growth in ship-building capacities, which contributed immensely in China's emergence as the second-largest economy with the world’s second-largest defence budget.
In its response to Indian tender for six submarine, Russia is offering a proposal to co-design and development programme a new submarine based on its latest Amur 1650 submarine. These vessels are one generation ahead of the Russian Kilo-class which are operational with Indian Navy. According to Russian Media, the first vessel of this class is operational since 2010 and four more are under various stages of construction.
Boeing today announced the arrival of the first four AH-64E Apaches for the Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Hindan Air Force Station. An additional four Apaches will arrive in the coming week, and the eight will then move to the Patankhot Air Force Station for their formal induction by the IAF, in September.
Reaffirming their commitment to strengthening India’s aerospace sector and India-US ties, Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT] and Tata Advanced Systems are hosting a third annual industry supplier conference this week in India.
At a time when the world is hotly debating the geopolitical repercussions of the S-400 long-range-air-defence-system, Russia is ready with a new medium-range surface-to-air-missile system capable of intercepting aerial targets up to 120km. Based on the S-300PS, the S-350 Vityaz, armed with 9M96E/E2 missiles, can intercept aerial targets in all direction, said a Russian expert in an interview to Red Star, the Russian defence ministry’s mouthpiece.
In 2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) is planning to re-engineer approximately 30 different helicopter parts to be manufactured using 3D printing technology and integrate them to serial production starting from 2020.
Amidst the American opposition and threat of sanctions, Russia, on Friday, delivered the first batch of S-400 to Turkey. In a series of tweets with of pictures of Russian transport aircraft delivering the S-400, the Turkish Ministry of Defence said, “Turkey received the first batch of S-400 air defence systems components. The deliveries are sent to the Murted air base in Ankara province.”
To overcome the US imposed sanctions on the Russian defence exports, India and Russia have created a payment system which will not be vulnerable to any international sanction, said a Russian official.
Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec) finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of extremely high temperature and high altitude.
Over 300 presentations and live demonstrations of Russian military hardware were organized by the delegation of Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) for foreign partners from over 40 countries at the Army 2019 International Military and Technical Forum in Kubinka near Moscow.
During the Army 2019 International Military and Technical Forum being held in Kubinka near Moscow, JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has signed a number of contracts with foreign customers for the supply of Russian small arms and close combat weapons.
The Korsar drone system, designed by the Lutch R&D company of the Roselectronics holding, consists of several separate UAVs and a control station. The UAV is designed for all-weather aerial terrain reconnaissance, patrol and observation flights, and aerial photography. It weights 200 kg, has a wingspan of 6.5 meters and fuselage length of 4.2 meters.
Avtomatika Concern (part of Rostec) has presented the Sapsan-Bekas mobile system for detecting and disabling unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2019. The system can detect an UAV at a distance of 10 km, track its movement and disable it at a distance of over 6 km by suppressing communications and control of the UAV. The design has much better tactical and technical characteristics compared to all similar Russian and foreign systems that are currently available.
High Precision Systems holding of Rostec State Corporation has presented Paladin, its latest military robot system, at the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2019. The system consists of the unmanned Dragun battle module installed on a robotized BMP-3 chassis.
TsNIITochMash research institute (part of Rostec) has for the first time presented four modifications of the new semi-automatic Udav pistol at the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2019, held on June 25-30 near Moscow.
JSC TsNIITochMash (part of Rostec) plans to start R&D work of new third generation combat gear for the military in 2020. This new equipment, replacing the Ratnik combat gear, will be called Sotnik.
Boeing has announced the appointment of Surendra Ahuja as managing director of Boeing Defence India (BDI), based in New Delhi.
JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is expecting the arrival of over 100 foreign delegations to the ARMY 2019 International Military and Technical Forum, which will be held from 25 to 30 June 2019 on the premises of the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center of the Russian Armed Forces in Kubinka near Moscow.
Russian Helicopters presents modernised Ansat
Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented a concept of the modernized light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019. The machine has new design solutions and options which will be introduced into serial production in the coming years. Two helicopters – one for medical and another for civil applications – are on static display near the Chalet area.
Three Nation Next-Gen Fighter Programme launched at Paris Airshow
Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is taking part in the 10th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues (18 – 20 June 2019, Ufa), organized by the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
Rostec showcases state-of-the-art civilian aircraft and engines at the international aerospace industry exhibition Paris Air Show 2019. Russian civilian helicopters are presented at the biennial exhibition for the first time in 30 years: multi-purpose Ansat helicopters by Russian Helicopters take part in a static exposition and the flight program forming part of the air show. The concept of upgrading this model was also presented at the event.
Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is the organizer of the single Russian display at the International Paris Air Show 2019, which will be held at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 17 to 23 June.
Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is providing support to the largest international exhibitions of armaments and military equipment, which are to be held in Russia in 2019. The company is sponsoring the International Maritime Defence Show “IMDS-2019”, the International Aviation and Space Salon “MAKS-2019”, as well as the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2019”.
Nineteen years after the first flight of the aircraft, Russia has decided to induct the first batch of its Su-57 fifth-generation-fighter aircraft. This will make Russia the third country to induct indigenously designed stealth fighter.
Quoting Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian news agency TASS, in a report said, “The 2028 arms program stipulated the purchase of 16 such jets.”
Leading an Indian delegation, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, on Friday, visited the Russian shipyard to overview the manufacturing of the Project 11356 Frigates. The Kaliningrad based shipyard is currently manufacturing the hull and the body of the ship. The Shipyard is also involved in the capability enhancement of the Ministry of Defence owned Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) in building the other ships of the project.
JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia have signed a contract on the supplies of BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles and amphibious armoured personnel carriers (APCs) BT-3F developed and produced by JSC Kurganmashzavod in the interests of the country’s Marine Corps.
Exactly twenty years ago, the world’s military technology leader United States of America was doing everything to salvage the wreckage of its first stealth aircraft F-117 which was lost to SA-3 surface-to-air missile of Yugoslavian Army. A stealth bomber which was supposed to be invisible to radars was identified and acquired by a (supposedly) not so skilled army. The US put its best efforts to salvage the remains of the aircraft to ensure its stealth technology remains secret.
BAE Systems demonstrated its continued support for the Indian economy and commitment to building its supply chain with Indian vendors as the company hosted its second annual Supplier Summit in New Delhi today. Nearly 100 vendors from Indian firms of all sizes attended the event in Aerocity.
In the last two decades of war, the Middle East has seen American Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) firing missiles and dropping bombs but reportedly, their Russian counterparts have also made its operational debut. According to a video, uploaded on April 4, on Agency Step News’ YouTube channel which claims the Russian UAV launched an air assault on a village north of Hama, a city in Western Syria.
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of twenty-four (24) MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters for an estimated cost of $2.6 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is holding negotiations regarding delivery of up to eight rotorcraft units of three types to Malaysian customers. Contract details are to be specified during the fifteenth Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 through March 26 to 30 on Langkawi island.
The Director General of JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation ‘MiG’, Ilya Tarsenko said the MiG-35 which is used by the Russian Air Force is the latest offering to India with features that will outbeat the competition. The Russians have responded to the Indian Air Force’s requirement of 110 medium multi role combat aircraft RFP (request for proposal).
Lockheed Martin further emphasized its commitment to India by unveiling the F-21 multi-role fighter for India. Specifically configured for the Indian Air Force, the F-21 provides unmatched Make in India opportunities and strengthens India’s path to an advanced airpower future.
The MС-21 is a new generation family of narrow-body aircraft seating from 150 to 211 passengers.
The aircraft family is developed by Irkut Corporation - a United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary in wide international cooperation. The new liner is noted for its aerodynamic quality that is mainly achieved through the use of a high-aspect-ratio wing made from polymer composite materials.
India and Russia share not just one of the longest and best collaboration chronicles, they are fated to proceed with more historic partnerships as the two nations are working to grow respective ties.
During the Zhuhai, China’s aviation shows a new wide-body aircraft developed jointly by Russia and China was unveiled.
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Signalling its continued intent to collaborate with Indian industry in the country’s requirements for futuristic defence systems and develop technology and platforms for India, BAE
Saab is proud to be part of Aero India 2019 where we continue to team up with India for its defence and security needs, and the development of a world-class Indian defence industry. Saab’s advanced technology and innovative thinking can deliver the best
Boeing will showcase a range of platforms, support and training capabilities at Aero India 2019, including the F/A-18 Super Hornet, KC-46A Pegasus tanker, AH-64E Apache, CH-47F Chinook, and the P-8 at Hall E Booth 3.1.
During the show, Boeing will focus on the partnerships with its defense and commercial customers, and highlight strategic investments in developing India’s aerospace ecosystem, with the theme ‘The Future is Built Here.’
Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, has launched a global marketing campaign to promote the AK200 series legendary Kalashnikov assault rifles manufactured by the Kalashnikov Concern.
In a bizarre twist of tale, a leading defence website with focus on Middle East and North Africa, on Monday, quoting a face book page reported crash of Egyptian Rafale fighter jet in leading to the death of the pilot of the aircraft.
“According to the Facebook account @DefensAero, the crash occurred today in Egypt and involved a Rafale. The pilot, one of the first trained in France says the publication, would have died in the accident,” menadefense.net reported.
Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) certified the increase in take-off/landing altitude of Ansat helicopter to 3,500 m. Major change approval is issued on the basis of trials conducted in summer 2018 at Mount Elbrus. The document allows Ansat to operate in high-altitude conditions.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras is partnering with Thales to design a SHAKTI RISC-V processor compatible with the highest Safety Critical standards. The collaboration will result in defining and prototyping a SHAKTI RISC-V based processor suitable for mix-criticality applications, including Safety Critical applications.
The Russian man-portable air defence system (MANPAD) Igla S has won the Indian Army’s competitive bid for very short range air defence (VSHORAD) system defeating French MBDA Mistral and Swedish Saab’s RGS 70NG. Indian Army is looking for around 5100 VSHORAD missiles to replace its existing arsenal of Russian Igla missiles inducted some four decades back.
From November 6 to 11 UAC will take part in the international Airshow China Exhibition taking place in Zhuhai, China. The airshow is the largest in the region being held since 1996 under the patronage of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China and the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
UAC’s stand in the pavilion D (№ Н4В3-1) will showcase the Corporation’s civil, military and special purpose products such as the Su-35, Su-32, MC-21-300, Yak-152, Yak-130, IL-96-400M, IL-112V, MMTA, Be-200, Be-103, Superjet 100 and CR929.
On November 4, 2018, Rosoboronexport, which is part of the Rostec State Corporation, celebrates the 18th anniversary of its founding. The Company was established in 2000 by decree of the President of the Russian Federation.
Barak 8 sales to date total over $6 billion
"The S-400 supply agreement with India is a new landmark in the history of military-technical cooperation between our countries. The deal demonstrates the highest level of trust and understanding between India and Russia. I am sure that this agreement will also be a new impulse for strengthening and deepening our cooperation in civil industry." said the Head of Rostec State Corporation Sergey Chemezov.
Indian Air Force (IAF) has restarted its two decades old quest for replacement of decades-old Russian fighter jets through a competitive tender. IAF is still relying on the Russian single engine MiG-21s and twin-engine MiG-27s. These aircraft are still part of the IAF’s inventory even when most of the air forces have retired them. This is only because IAF has not been able to replace them.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will showcase new and upgraded versions of Russian helicopters at the 15th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition (HeliRussia 2022), which will be held from May 19 to 21, 2022 at the Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow.
At HeliRussia, Rosoboronexport will show its partners and potential customers Russian helicopters for a wide range of applications in various weather and climatic conditions in the form of scale models and advertising materials.
Naval Group, a key partner in the European EFFECTOR project, demonstrates its maritime surveillance solution alongside the Secrétariat Général de la Mer (General Secretariat for the Sea)
The last two satellites of the Airbus-built, owned and operated Pléiades Neo constellation are on track for launch later this year, following successful final tests in Toulouse’s clean rooms.
Following the seamless parallel integration of both Pléiades Neo 5 and 6 satellites, and the successful conclusion of the environment (thermal vacuum, acoustic, vibration) test campaign, both final spacecraft are now ready to complete the Pléiades Neo constellation.
Russia to launch serial production of the Okhotnik (Hunter) heavy strike drone in 2023, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said Wednesday at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. The Okhotnik features a flat nozzle thruster that makes it less visible for radars
The serial production of the Okhotnik (Hunter) heavy strike drone will begin in 2023, Head of the state tech corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rosteс State Corporation, presented the Company’s 2021 annual report to Russian President Vladimir Putin. One of the key achievements of the Corporation is a 9.9% increase in its consolidated revenue, which amounted to 2.06 trillion rubles in 2021, and an increase in the share of civilian products in its sales mix, which amounted to 45.5%.
UEC-Kuznetsov, a Samara-based enterprise of Rostec’s United Engine Corporation, is improving product quality by introducing robotic equipment for applying special hardening coatings.
UEC-Kuznetsov has commissioned a robotic plasma spraying unit that automatically applies refractory and hardening coatings on engine parts, ensuring absolute repeatability and high quality.
The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded the order for conditional tranche 4 (TC4) of the SCORPION programme to Nexter, Arquus and Thales, operating through the EBMR* consortium.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) has been actively promoting advanced Russian weapons and military equipment to the world arms market, which were presented during the solemn events dedicated to Victory Day commemorating the end of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and its US subsidiary RSGS demonstrated the SPIKE FIREFLY loitering munition at the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment 2022 (also known as AEWE). AEWE 2022 is a collaborative venue under the Maneuver Battle Lab of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning.
ORPE “Technologiya” of the Rosteс State Corporation has developed a method for measuring the parameters of radio-transparent materials used in the production of high-speed aircraft. The application of this method will reduce the time for designing and modeling products for aviation and rocketry which are exposed to high temperature in flight.
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