Over 100 MiG-35S aircraft will be manufactured in the coming years

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A contract for delivery of MiG-35 fighters to Russian air forces will be signed after 2016. In the near term about 100 jets of the type will be manufactured, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Press and Information Office of the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD).

Last Tuesday the MoD announced signing of contract with RAC MiG for delivery of 16 MiG-29SMT fighters and provision of MRO services; the value of this contract exceeds 17 billion rubles.

“The contract for delivery of “4++”-generation MiG-35S aircraft should be signed after 2016. In the near term about 100 MiG-35S jets will be manufactured”, — said in the statement.

According to the press-service, the agreement will help optimize the fleet of heavy and light fighters operated by the Russian air forces.

UAC took delivery of the second batch of PS-90A-76 engines for Il-76MD-90A aircraft

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Perm Engine Company delivered the second batch of PS-90A-76 engines for Il-76MD-90A aircraft to United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), ITAR-TASS reports.

The acceptance certificate was signed on April 15th at International Forum of Engine Building 2014 (MFD-2014) by the Managing Director of Perm Engine Company, Sergey Popov, and Deputy CEO of UAC – Transport Aircraft, Olga Fedonyuk.

According to Sergey Popov, the first batch of engines was delivered to the customer last year. This year a total of four batches of PS-90A-76 engines will be delivered to Aviastar-SP responsible for assembly of Il-76MD-90A aircraft. One batch includes four engines.

Russia to start deliveries of Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh in 2015

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Next year Russia will start deliveries of Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh under a contract for 16 jets of the type, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to Director for Special Commissions of Rosoboronexport and the head of the company’s delegation at DSA-2014, Nikolay Dimidyuk.

«We have signed the contract recently; Irkut Corporation is the main contractor. The deliveries will be started in the second half of 2015», – the source said. He reminded that Yak-130 jets will be purchased by Bangladesh in the network of a $1 billion credit granted by Russia and intended for purchase of military equipment.

«We have sold 16 jets of the type to Bangladesh and many APAC countries are interested in Yak-130, because it has proven itself under severe conditions», – Dimidyuk added.

Russia Shows Off World-Leading Security Bots for Missile Bases

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The new Russian mobile security robot Taifun-M, designed to provide security at strategic missile facilities, has been shown on the Russian Vesti news program.

The combat robots, which have no foreign analogue, will be used to secure Yars and Topol-M missile sites and can be operated remotely by a secure wireless connection and in the future with an autonomous artificial intelligence system, the program reported Monday.

A spokesman for the Defense Ministry said last month several of the robots, which feature laser-targeting and a cannon, will be deployed at five sites by the end of the year, part of an upgrade of existing automated security systems.

KAMAZ took a prize during the international competition

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KAMAZ received the distinction “Recognized for Excellence” in the category of large enterprises at the 9th International Tournament for Quality among Central and Eastern European Countries.

KAMAZ won the right to use the logo of the award for commercial and advertising purposes for three years.

The tournament was based on the fundamental concepts of excellence and the EFQM Excellence Model for Central and Eastern European countries. This was endorsed by the EOQ General Assembly as an intermediate step in preparing for the European Quality Award competition, which helps encourage businesses and organizations in the process of improving quality and identifying models of excellence in the Central-East region.

Putin suggests creating unified system of naval bases in Russia’s Arctic

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested creating a unified system of naval bases in Russia’s Arctic.

Speaking at a meeting of the Security Council on Tuesday Putin underscored the need for enhancing the reliability of protection of Russia’s Arctic borders.

“This should be done in various ways, including the reinforcement of the border guard forces’ naval group. Alongside, steps must be taken to enhance military infrastructure. In particular, the point at issue is creation of a unified system of bases for surface ships and new generation submarines in our sector of the Arctic ,” Putin said.

Russian Ministry of Defense and RAC MiG signed a contract for delivery of MiG-29SMT aircraft

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16 multi-role MiG-29SMT fighters will be delivered to Russian air forces by the end of 2016. The corresponding state contract has been signed by the Deputy Minister of Defense, Yuri Borisov, and CEO of RAC MiG (part of United Aircraft Corporation), Sergey Korotkov, the corporation’s press-service reports.

The value of this contract, including ground support, test and control equipment, is over 17 billion rubles. The contract is aimed at maintaining the combat readiness of light fighter fleet.

«28 MiG-29SMT jets were delivered to the air forces in 2009-2010. The aircraft showed good results. It is able to use a wide variety of weapons for destroying air and ground targets», – CEO of RAC MiG, Sergey Korotkov, said.

«This order allows the enterprise to face future with confidence and it will also lay foundation for production of the advanced jets, like MiG-35S”, – Deputy Minister of Defense noted.

Russia, Belarus to Conduct Joint Aircraft and Air Defense Exercises

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More than 150 representatives of the Russian Air Force and their colleagues from Belarus will meet this week to discuss joint exercises and test the integration of the countries’ air forces and air defense systems, a spokesman for the Russian military said Monday.

The meeting will take place at the Ashuluk Firing Range in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region from Monday to Friday, with Russian Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev overseeing the operations.

Russian Air Force spokesman Igor Klimov told reporters the drills would include S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as Pantsir-S hybrid anti-aircraft artillery and missile systems.

Putin to hold meeting on Russia’s policy in Arctic April 22

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President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting of the national Security Council on Tuesday, April 22, to discuss Russia’s policy in the Arctic.

“The participants in the meeting will discuss practical aspects and map out a set of measures to improve the implementation of the documents approved by the president earlier, specifically ‘The Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic up to 2020 and Beyond’ and “The Strategy for the Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation and National Security up to 2020”,” the presidential press service said on Monday, April 21.

VSMPO-Avisma participated in the International Engine Forum

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The corporation VSMPO-Avisma presented its products at the 13th International Engine Forum MFD-2014 in Moscow.

A full range of semi-finished titanium products produced by VSMPO-Avisma could be seen at the corporation’s stand, according to the news agency UralPolit.Ru, citing the company’s press service.

The International Engine Forum is one of the biggest events in the world for the machine-building industry. It takes place once every two years.

This year, the forum is taking place April 15-18. The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Chamber of Commerce, and the United Engine Corporation (ODK) supported the event, which saw the participation of more than 100 Russian and foreign companies.