Russian airborne forces to get state-of-the-art artillery guns in '13.
12:27 30/07/2011 MOSCOW, July 30 (RIA Novosti)
Russian airborne forces will accept for service new state-of-the-art self-propelled artillery guns in 2013, Lt. Gen. Nikolai Ignatov said on Saturday.
Under the new state-backed arms program to 2020, the Russian government will channel almost 20 trillion rubles into the rearmament. Under this program the share of new modern arms and equipment will be raised to at least 70 percent.
"We plan to launch large-scale production of these self-propelled artillery guns in 2013 and hope to get the first SP gun division the same year," Ignatov said.
Ignatov added that research and development operations on the new artillery guns, carried out jointly by the military specialists and industrial producers, had been almost completed.
Uragan firepower demonstrated in Nizhny Novgorod Region.
Artillery troops from the Western Military District have begun assembling at the Gorokhovetsky training grounds near Mulino in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. The training will involve over 2,500 soldiers and officers and about 300 units of equipment.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 5, 2011 16:21:14 GMT -5
Defence sector gets government boost.
theNews.pl 05.09.2011 09:08
Armaments and military equipment supplier Bumar is to receive 300 million zloty (71 million euro) in order to complete ongoing research projects as well as introduce new weapons onto the market.
According to the Rzeczpospolita daily, the cash injection is one of the largest for a number of years which is geared towards innovation in the defence sector.
Bumar is to receive 90 million zloty in government subsidies by the end of 2011, but only on the condition that new weapons are produced as a result of the research and development.
The announcement comes as prototypes of new defence systems are to be shown at the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition which starts in the southern town of Kielce, today.
The exhibition, which runs until Thursday, will host defence ministers from around 30 countries, as well present military equipment from 360 suppliers from 26 countries.
“Support for innovation in Bumar is good news,” editor-in-chief of the independent military monthly Nowa Technika Wojskowa [New Military Technology], Andrzej Kinski told Rzeczpospolita, adding that the cash boost will allow Bumar to concentrate on new technologies and not merely on older equipment constructed under licence from Russia.
According to the daily, a number of key projects include the development of intelligent shells for the “Krab” 155mm self-propelled howitzer as well as for the “Rak” self-propelled mortar unit.
Bumar is also working on a new infantry fighting vehicle (IVF) based on the Polish Anders platform. The government aid will also allow the defence company finish working on a new family of MSBS rifles. (jb)
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has visited a military exhibition where he took the opportunity to test the new T-90S battle tank. Heavy artillery producers from Russian and abroad have gathered in the Urals to showcase cutting-edge combat equipment.
This year’s headliner is the modified version of Russia’s main battle tank, the T-90S. The cutting-edge battle tank has new gadgets that were of great interest to buyers at the 8th international military equipment and arms salon in the Urals, where Vladimir Putin put the new tank through its paces.
The tank’s new features allow the T-90S to increase its precision during long-distance fire. Another innovation is a machine-gun to hit close targets. The tank is also capable of automatically raising a screen against laser-guided missiles and is equipped with electromagnetic mine protection.
The T-90S has already made its name as a “flying” tank because of its stunning jumps over 10 meters above the ground from trampolines.
At the exhibition the T-90S simulated a military mission of destroying enemy tanks and helicopters at a base located about 4 kilometers from spectators.
Right now the T-90S serves in the Russian and Indian armies. Algeria is to be supplied with T-90S tanks by the end of 2011. Turkmenistan has also ordered a number of them for its armed forces and Saudi Arabia is holding talks with Russia on supplies of T-90S tanks too.
Another military innovation is a vehicle called “the terminator”, which has been created to protect main battle tanks from anti-tank forces. It has been modified accordingly to withstand anti-tank weapon attacks from a wider arc.
The S-400 missile defense system that is to replace the S-300 was also showcased at the exhibition together with the latest Sukhoi fighter jets.
A performance of aerobatics by the “Russian Hawks” flying at speeds of up to 500km/hour also provided onlookers with a thrilling spectacle.
Russian Expo Arms 2011 featured businessmen from 20 foreign companies, including Italy, France and Sweden. Multi-million-dollar deals are sealed annually at the exhibition in the city of Nizhny Tagil.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 10, 2011 12:50:57 GMT -5
Russian army to start receiving new-generation tanks in 2014.
08:02 10/09/2011 MOSCOW, September 10 (RIA Novosti)
The Russian military is planning to carry out a large-scale rearmament of its armored units with new-generation main battle tanks (MBT) in 2014-2020, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
“At present, the Russian scientists are developing a new-generation tank, and in 2014-2020 we are planning to replace the current fleet with new tanks on a large scale, so that the new models will constitute 70% of the total,” Defense Ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Sergei Vlasov said.
According to leading Russian military experts, two models, tentatively dubbed the T-95 and the T-99, are being developed. Both projects are highly classified, and it is still unknown which model will be selected for mass production.
The new tank will feature better firepower, maneuverability, electronics and armor protection than the T-90 MBT.
The Russian Ground Forces are equipped with T-72, T-80 and T-90 MBTs and their variants. The existing state arms procurement program envisions a thorough overhaul of T-72 tanks until 2014.
The T-72 is one of the most widely produced post-World War II tanks, second only to the T-54/55 family, and its basic design has been further developed as the T-90.
“A fully modernized T-72 can easily compete with the most advanced MBTs of our time,” Vlasov said.
The SPM-3 Medved police vehicle is among the prototypes being shown at the Interpolitex trade show. The vehicle was designed at the request of the Interior Ministry and is intended to replace the outdated BTR-80.
Another prototype is a wingless drone called the Blueye that stays aloft with a parachute. This Russian-Israeli project is currently in the works. Russian engineers plan to equip it with a hydrogen engine.
The exhibition also features optical systems, specialized computers, protective gear and other equipment. The show runs through October 28.
Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 17, 2012 18:11:32 GMT -5
New Russian Tank to Appear in 2013.
12:30 17/02/2012 MOSCOW, February 17 (RIA Novosti)
Russia will complete the first prototype of the new Armata main battle tank by 2013 and begin production and deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces in 2015, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the CEO of tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod Oleg Sienko told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the Lenta.ru news portal reported.
Uralvagonzavod and the military are testing the main components of the new tank. No other details were reported. Meanwhile, the Defense Ministry has signed a contract worth six billion rubles with Uralvagonzavod to upgrade 170 T-72 main battle tanks, to be carried out at a specially prepared facility in Omsk, Lenta.ru said.
“The Russian armed forces will have a new main tank with fundamentally new characteristics, fully automated loading and separate crew compartment by 2015,” Lieutenant-General Yuri Kovalenko, former First Deputy Head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Automotive Armor Directorate said last April.
Kovalenko said work from other projects, including Object 195 and Black Eagle, will be incorporated in Armata's design.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 26, 2012 15:34:40 GMT -5
New Russian Tank to Have Remotely Controlled Gun.
16:37 26/03/2012 MOSCOW, March 26 (RIA Novosti)
Russia’s future main battle tank (MBT) will be equipped with a remotely controlled gun, the Izvestia newspaper said on Monday citing a defense industry source.
The gun will be digitally controlled by a crewmember located in a separate compartment, which would be made from composite materials and protected by multi-layered armor. The crew compartment will be also isolated from the motor compartment to increase survivability on the battlefield.
The secret project, dubbed Armata, has been approved by the Russian Defense Ministry. It is being implemented by the tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod in Russia’s Urals region.
Work from other projects, including Object 195 and Black Eagle, will be incorporated in Armata's design.
The prototype of Armata MBT is expected to be ready by 2013. The first deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces are scheduled for 2015.
Russian experts believe that the appearance of the remotely controlled gun would eventually lead to the development of a fully robotic tank which could be deployed as part of a spearhead in the offensive.
Ukraine, Kazakhstan Sign $150 Mln Armored Vehicle Deal.
15:58 03/05/2012 KIEV, May 3 (RIA Novosti)
Ukraine and Kazakhstan are to jointly produce the Ukrainian BTR-4 armored personnel carrier in a $150-million deal signed on Thursday at the Kadex 2012 defense exhibition in Astana, Ukroboronprom General Director Dmitry Peregudov said.
Kiev and Astana signed an initial agreement on joint cooperation on armored vehicle overhaul at the end of 2011.
"Today we've moved to a new level - production of the most modern Ukrainian designed product, the BTR-4. In all, a hundred machines will be built," he said. "The first ten will be built this year, and the remaining 90 next year. The overall value of the deal is $150 million," he said
Ukraine will guarantee delivery of technology and systems for joint production, and also personnel training, said Kazakhstan Engineering's President Bolat Smagulov.
"We're interested in the development of joint projects, in particular large caliber guns, navigation systems and other defense items," he said.
The eight-wheel BTR-4 was developed in the early 2000s and is quite different in layout to the Soviet-era BTR-80 and BTR-90 designs. The vehicle is designed to carry eight troops into battle and provide fire support to them in extreme hot and cold weather conditions. It can be armed with a 30-mm cannon, anti-tank missiles and machine-guns.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 28, 2012 12:18:10 GMT -5
Unique Military Equipment Displayed Near Moscow en.rian.ru/video/20120629/174309934.html A T-90MS “Stealth” tank and an SBRM patrol and reconnaissance vehicle were displayed during the Second International Forum/Exhibition "Engineering Technologies – 2012" in Zhukovsky outside Moscow.
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