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Russian Air Force Accepts First Yak-130

Russian Air Force Accepts First Yak-130

Russia’s Irkut aircraft-manufacturing plant delivered the first six Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten combat trainers to the Russian Air Force on Thursday, a spokesman for the Western Military District said. “On October 4, the first batch of Yak-130 combat trainers fly from […]


An-70 Aircraft Conducts Test Flight After 2-year Delay

An-70 Aircraft Conducts Test Flight After 2-year Delay

An upgraded Antonov An-70 propfan tactical transport aircraft carried out a test flight on Thursday after a two-year delay, the company’s president Dmytro Kyva announced. He said the 32-minute flight at Ukraine’s Aviasvit-XXI international airshow had been a success, and […]


Russian Army Test Future Soldier Tech

Russian Army Test Future Soldier Tech

The Russian Army is testing a future high-tech soldier equipment system and plans to stage exercises with the equipment as part of state trials, Defense Ministry ground forces spokesman Lt. Col. Nikolai Donyushkin said on Wednesday. “Soldiers have started intensive […]


Russian Air Force to Get New Cruise Missile in 2013

Russian Air Force to Get New Cruise Missile in 2013

The Russian Air Force will accept into service in 2013 the new Raduga Kh-101 cruise missile, capable of delivering precision strikes with a conventional warhead at long-distance, an Air Force source told Izvestia on Wednesday. The new missile, currently being […]


Poland Eyes Missile Modernization Program

Poland Eyes Missile Modernization Program

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has submitted a defense bill to parliament designed to initiate the comprehensive modernization of the country’s missile defense system, the presidential staff said on Monday. This bill is key to ensuring stable funding for the modernization […]


Putin Demands New Plan for Defense Industry Overhaul

Putin Demands New Plan for Defense Industry Overhaul

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged the government to draft a new defense industry modernization program that includes increased private investment and improved social benefits for employees. “This program must be tailored so that enterprises are modernized in parallel […]


Bulava Tests Postponed Due to Software Glitches

Bulava Tests Postponed Due to Software Glitches

Software glitches in the automated launch control system on board the Borey class strategic submarines has caused a new delay in scheduled tests of the Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said. “There are technical problems involving […]


Su-30SM Multirole Fighter Performed Its Maiden Flight

Su-30SM Multirole Fighter Performed Its Maiden Flight

On September 21, at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant – branch of JSC Irkut Corporation (a part of United Aircraft Corporation) Su-30SM fighter, developed by JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau and designed for the Russian Ministry of Defence, performed its […]


Russia To Keep Kyrgyzstan Military Base, Forgive Debt

Russia To Keep Kyrgyzstan Military Base, Forgive Debt

President Vladimir Putin agreed on Sept. 20 to a deal with Kyrgyzstan that will allow Russia to keep a military base in the country until 2032 as Moscow and Washington jostle for influence in the region. The agreement — essentially […]


 
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