Russian Navy Will Take Delivery of Two Borey-Class Nuclear-Powered Ballistic-Missile Submarines in 2014

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The Russian navy will take delivery of two Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines in 2014, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.

Naval officials had announced as recently as September that both craft, which are being phased in to replace the Pacific Fleet’s obsolescent Project 667 submarines, were due to enter into service by this year.

“The Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh nuclear-powered strategic submarines will be commissioned by the navy in 2014,” a ministry spokesman said.

Russia Will Begin the Full-Scale R&D Work on Its Future Strategic Bomber in 2014

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Russia will begin the full-scale R&D work on its future strategic bomber in 2014, a senior aircraft-manufacturing industry official said Thursday.

The project, known as PAK-DA (an acronym meaning “future long-range aircraft”), has been in the works for several years but was given the formal go-ahead by the Russian leadership last year.

“A decision was made this year to expedite the development of the PAK-DA aircraft,” Mikhail Pogosyan, head of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation, said at a meeting on the future of the Russian air force chaired by President Vladimir Putin.

Russia to Deploy 3 New S-400 Air Defense Regiments in 2014

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Three new regiments equipped with S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems will be put in service with the Russian armed forces next year, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

“Two S-400 regiments were presented to the Russian military this year. Another three [regiments] should be put in service in 2014,” Putin said at a meeting on the development of Russia’s aerospace defenses.

Russia currently has a total of five S-400 regiments, with two regiments deployed around Moscow and the remaining units deployed near the port city of Nakhodka in the far eastern Primorye Territory, as well as in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad and in the Southern Military District.

KBKhA Completed the Altitude-Chamber Tests of RD0146D Engine

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The specialists of Konstruktorskoye Byuro Khimavtomatiki (KBKhA) have successfully completed the firing tests under condition of high altitude (altitude-chamber tests) of RD0146D engine using their own test rig, the company’s press-service reports.

«A system intended for simulating the normal operating conditions of the oxygen-hydrogen engine RD0146D engine was developed by KBKhA in cooperation with the leading enterprises of the Russian aerospace industry», – said in the statement.

The leading specialists of NiTs RKP, CIAM named after P.I. Baranov, Keldysh Center and NPP Molniya took part in the testing, KBKhA noted.

A New Bespilotprom State Corporation to be Established in Russia

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Russian officials are discussing the possibility of establishing a new integrated company responsible for development and production of UAVs, Int

Russian officials are discussing the possibility of establishing a new integrated company responsible for development and production of UAVs, Interfax reports with reference to a source close to the military-industrial sector.

“In case of approval of this initiative the new company, let’s name it Bespilotprom, may be established on the basis of one of the state-owned corporations. Some state-owned industrial assets involved in development and production of advanced UAVs will be merged into the corporation”, – the source said.

The primary objective of this corporation will be to “coordinate work on projects for development of advanced UAVs financed by Russian Federation”.

erfax reports with reference to a source close to the military-industrial sector.

“In case of approval of this initiative the new company, let’s name it Bespilotprom, may be established on the basis of one of the state-owned corporations. Some state-owned industrial assets involved in development and production of advanced UAVs will be merged into the corporation”, – the source said.

The primary objective of this corporation will be to “coordinate work on projects for development of advanced UAVs financed by Russian Federation”.

Russian Air Defense Forces Have Taken Delivery of six Pantsir-S

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Russian air defense forces have taken delivery of six Pantsir-S short-range air defense systems to be used by a new missile regiment formed to protect the skies over Moscow, military officials said Wednesday.

The Pantsir-S battalion is set to form part of a third S-400 air defense missile regiment deployed near the Russian capital.

The new regiment is expected to be put on combat duty in December, Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Dmitry Zenin said.

Pantsir-S is primarily designed to defend higher ranking air defense systems, such as the S-300 and S-400 regiments.

Russia to Deploy 22 New Ballistic Missiles in 2014

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Twenty-two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles will next year be added to Russia’s nuclear arsenal, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

“We intend to continue prioritizing the development of the main component of our strategic nuclear deterrent,” Putin said at a meeting on the development of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces.

Putin did not specify the type of new ICBMs to be deployed, but a source in the Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti on condition of anonymity that the missiles will be mobile and silo-based Yars ICBMs.

Russian Helicopters Has Delivered a Second Commercial Multirole Mi-171 Helicopter to Indonesia

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Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has delivered a second commercial multirole Mi-171 helicopter built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to Airfast Indonesia.

The delivery continues a relationship established last year, when Airfast Indonesia – one of the country’s biggest providers of aviation services to the oil, mining and construction industries – took delivery of its first commercial Mi-171.

The Indonesian company chose the Mi-171 for its versatility, high level of reliability and ease of use, and for the helicopter’s ability to operate in various climatic conditions. Mi-8/17 series helicopters can fly a wide range of missions, from cargo and passenger transport to geological prospecting and routine patrols, fire-fighting and offshore transfers. 

Russia’s Northern Fleet big Submarine Chaser to Pass Docked Repairs

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The military shipyard Zvezdochka in the city of Severodvinsk, Northern Russia, will make a docked repairs of the Russian Northern Fleet’s big submarine chaser Admiral Levchenko. The warship has set out from the military shipyard, the press service of the military shipyard told Itar-Tass on Monday.

“Tomorrow the big submarine chaser will be raised from the water and put on the solid floor in the pressure tank,” the press service said. “For ten days the Zvezdochka shipbuilders will make a docked repairs and the warship will resume the performance of combat tasks.”

The Admiral Levchenko needed an urgent repairs before a long sea mission, sources in the Northern Fleet told Itar-Tass.

Vikramaditya Set out from Tte Military Shipyard Sevmash

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The aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (the former Russian cruiser Admiral Gorshkov), which was officially handed over to the Indian Navy on November 16, set out at 08:38 Moscow time (04:38 GMT) on Tuesday from the military shipyard Sevmash in the city of Severodvinsk, Northern Russia, and headed for India, the press service of the shipyard, at which the warship was refurbished, told Itar-Tass on Tuesday. The aircraft carrier under the command of Captain First Rank Suraj Berry is to cross several seas before she reaches the native coast.

The Sevmash shipyard added that after The Vikramaditya towed by the tugboats will set out from the harbour of the shipyard and will pass through the canal, will be anchored in the harbor in the White Sea for fueling. The warship will also pass the border control procedure. The next anchorage will be at the Russian northern port of Murmansk. There the aircraft carrier will be refueled, after that she escorted by an Indian tanker and a frigate will leave the Russian territorial waters and will head for India. About 180 specialists of the Sevmash shipyard and representatives of the enterprises, which are the parties to the contract, set out onboard The Vikramaditya in the crossing to a permanent base with the Indian crew.