The premiere of the latest anti-aircraft missile systems will be held at the MAKS-2013


Production samples of the newest anti-aircraft missile systems (SAMs) of domestic production will be first presented at the XI International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2013, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting in St. Petersburg.

“Today, our production samples are one of the best weapons in the world, and it is evidenced by, in particular, their popularity, especially popularity of anti-aircraft missile systems in the world arms market. We show some of them for the first time at the MAKS this year,”  said the Head of State after visiting the Obukhov factory. Developments in the field of air defense missile systems, according to Putin, are able to provide guaranteed tasks solution of Aerospace Defense (ASD) of Russia for the period up to 2020.


“Cornet-ME” will be shown at the RAE-2013


“Instrument Design Bureau” will present a multi-purpose long-range missile system “Kornet-ME” at the IX International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition Russia Arms EXPO 2013 (RAE 2013).

This system, which has an automatic noise-stop laser-beam control system, is designed to deal with surface and air targets.

“Kornet-ME” is able to destroy modern and future tanks equipped with reactive armor, lightly armored vehicles, fortifications, surface and air targets (UAV, helicopters) at a range of up to 10,000 m.

Russia to Deliver 10 Helicopter Gunships to Iraq


Russia will supply over 10 fully armed and equipped Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters to Iraq under a multi-billion dollar agreement, a representative of Russia’s state arms exporter told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Russia and Iraq signed a $4.3 billion agreement on cooperation in the defense and technology sector in 2012, and this is the first time the number of Night Hunters under the contract has been disclosed.

Alexander Mikheyev, deputy general director at Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, said that the helicopter contract also covers pilot and technical personnel training and the delivery of essential weapons systems.

This is the first contract with Iraq under the package agreement, he added.

Super landing vehicle for the Navy

The Russian Defense Ministry has announced a tender for the creation of the Marine Corps combat vehicle. One of the main applicants for the victory is called KAMAZ. The revolutionary spirit of the problem lies in the fact that for the first time in Russia a landing vehicle will be designed specially for the fleet.

The Ministry of Defense has announced an open competition for the “Implementation of research” Research on development of advanced platform for the marine units of the Navy “.

Russia may sign a contract for delivery of Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh at MAKS-2013 airshow


The negotiations on potential deliveries of Yak-130 operational trainers to a number of countries, including Bangladesh, are in progress, Business-TASS reports. It was stated by the Director of Irkut Corporation Engineering Center, Konstantin Popovich.

“We are conducting negotiations on deliveries of Yak-130 jets in the network of Paris Air Show; many countries are interested”, – he said. According to him, countries of Latin America, South-East Asia and CIS Region are showing interest. “Arguably we may sign a contract for delivery of Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh at MAKS-2013 airshow”, – the representative of Irkut Corporation noted. Konstantin Popovich added that the corporation is just outlining possible contracts at Paris Air Show.

United Engine Corporation and Ilyushin Finance & Co. signed a contract for delivery of PS-90 engines to the amount of 415 million rubles


United Engine Corporation (UEC) and Ilyushin Finance & Co. leasing company (IFC) signed a contract for delivery of PS-90A1 engines for Il-96-400 jets to the amount of 415 million rubles at Paris Air Show, Business-TASS reports with reference to the CEO of UEC, Vladislav Masalov.

The value of this contract is 415 million rubles, he said.

The engines must be delivered to the customer by March 2014. PS-90 Family engines power Il-96 and Tu-204 aircraft. The jets are operated by Rossiya special aircraft division, Aeroflot, Vladivostok Air, Transaero, Red Wings, Cubana (Cuba), etc.

Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft delivered to the Russian Ministry of Defense in the network of State Arms Program are powered by PS-90A-76 engines.

Klimov will develop an engine for Il-112V aircraft


Klimov company will develop an engine for Il-112V military-transport aircraft, Voenno-promishlenniy courier reports. It was stated by a source close to the military-industrial sector.

«Ilushin company – developer of the aircraft – has already submitted a performance specification for a turboprop engine for Il-112V aircraft to Klimov», – he said.

The source noted that this engine will have more power as compared to the one considered earlier. He reminded that the financing of Il-112 program was ceased in 2010. Consequently the development of TV7-117ST engine intended for Il-112V aircraft was also ceased.

«At present Russian Ministry of Defense is considering the possibility of developing a light transport aircraft. Two projects are being considered – Il-112 and An-140T», – the source said.

According to him, in case of selecting the Il-112V aircraft it will require more powerful engine.

Russia to open airbase in Belarus


Russia is opening an airbase in northwestern Belarus, near the Polish and Lithuanian borders, within just a few months, a Russian Air Force general said Wednesday.

The airbase, modern Russia’s first on Belarusian soil, will consolidate bilateral defense collaboration as part of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, Russian Air Force chief Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev told reporters.

Located in Lida, a city of nearly 100,000, the base will be an important element in the strategic defense of the Union State, the two-star general said, adding that Russian Su-27SM3 fighter jets would be stationed there.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in May that the base was not being set up in response to deployment of a US missile shield in Europe that has been strongly opposed by Russia.

Ruzhimmash will supply tank wagons for transportation of LPG


The company Ruzhimmash (a key asset of the company RM Rail (formerly RKTM), won a tender to supply GAZPROMTRANS with tank wagons for the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

“This is not the first contract with Gazprom”, – said the Sales Director of RM Rail, Alexander Kulikov.

According to the Director of Development of Ruzkhimmash, Vyacheslav Mishin, only the highest quality domestic cast is used in the production of tanks. A distinctive feature is also a fixture of high reliability and safety arcs separable design that allows to dissipate arising cyclic loads  and thereby increase its service life.

Russian Air Power Makes a Splash at Paris Air Show


At the Paris air show this week, one of the biggest attractions wasn’t an airliner from Airbus or Boeing Co., but a Russian fighter jet.

The new Sukhoi Su-35 streaked across the sky here in flying displays, making its first appearance outside Russia and performing extreme maneuvers that few Western aircraft can achieve.

The plane carries new defense systems and missiles that—for the first time in years for a Russian aircraft—rival those made by Western suppliers.

United Aircraft’s Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jet, shown, performed extreme maneuvers Thursday during a demonstration flight at the Paris air show.

“I think that this shows we are firmly holding a position as one of the world leaders,” said Mikhail Pogosyan, chief executive of Sukhoi builder United Aircraft Corp., a holding company created in 2006 to consolidate and rebuild Russia’s aviation industry.