General Director of “Tekhnodinamika” believes that the depreciation of the ruble has positive impact on the competitiveness


General Director of “Tekhnodinamika”, part of the Rostec, Maxim Kuzyuk participated in a roundtable discussion on “Import substitution in the defense industry and defense industry today”. The event was held during preparation for the forum “Army 2015”.

In his report, the head of the holding told about the opportunities that the current economic situation opened for the Russian defense industry. “The difficult economic situation and the devaluation of the ruble led to the fact that Russian products became more popular in the world market. Depreciation of the currency to make the products of our manufacturers more competitive. The reason depreciation of the ruble against the dollar by 1.8 times, “- said Maxim Kuzyuk.


Project of the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant Sukhoi recognized the best in the competition to improve the production system


Commission of the VII projects competition to improve the “Sukhoi” production system recognized the project of the Working Group subsidiary – Novosibirsk aviation plant named after Chkalov “Reducing cycle of fuselage assembly by optimizing out-of-stack assemblies” the best.

In the final stage of the competition work on activities of the company prepared by the staff of the branches of the holding – Novosibirsk Aviation Plant , Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft plant named after Gagarin (KnAAZ) and Sukhoi was presented. Efficiency, economic feasibility, the viability, profitability, level of complexity and importance of the project is estimated for the production of the tender committee, composed of the heads of the company and its subsidiaries. In all sections was determined the winner. Best works will take part in the competition of Production System of the United Aircraft Corporation.

The French to help to modernize the Sukhoi Superjet-100


French companies will participate in the project of modernization of the Russian passenger aircraft Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ-100). This was stated by the President of the aerospace salon “Le Bourget” Americ Decimal, speaking to reporters in Moscow.

The President of “Le Bourget” did not announce details of the project of cooperation of the French and Russian aircraft manufacturers.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a Russian short-haul passenger airliner. Its first flew tookplace in May 2008, commercial operation started in 2011. The largest operator of the aircraft in Russia is the “Aeroflot”.

Russia’s new sub rescue ship conducts at-sea DSRV trials


Russia’s new Project 21300 submarine rescue ship Igor Belousov is currently conducting underway trials with the Bester-1 (AS-40) deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV) embarked.

The ship completed the first phase of trials in early January, according to Russian news agency reports. Further trials will culminate in deepwater testing with the Northern Fleet later this year.

Igor Belousov was laid down in late 2005 at Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, and was launched in October 2012. Delivery was scheduled for 2014 according to Tass news agency, but the Russian Navy will now receive the ship by the end of 2015.

In 2015 Russia is going to deliver 14 Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh

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This year Russia will deliver 14 Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh and two more jets of the type – in 2016, TASS reports with reference to Irkut Corporation CEO, Oleg Demchenko.

“The contract for delivery of 16 Yak-130 operational trainers is being implemented in accordance with the schedule. This year we will deliver 14 Yak-130s to the customer and two more jets – in 2016,” Demchenko said at LIMA-2015 show held in Malaysia.

Bangladesh is the second non-CIS country to place an order for Yak-130 operational trainers. Earlier 16 jets of the type were delivered to Algeria. It was reported earlier that Bangladesh purchased Yak-130 jets in the network of a $1 billion credit granted by Russia and intended for purchase of military equipment.

Yak-130 operational trainer (NATO reporting name: Mitten) is designed for pilot training and combat missions. The jet is capable of destroying ground and air targets. It is used for training of future pilots of “4+”-generation and fifth-generation fighters. The jet performed its maiden flight in 1996 and was selected as the primary trainer of the Russian air forces in 2002.

The flight testing of new Russian MS-21 aircraft will be started next year


The flight testing of new Russian MS-21 aircraft will be started in 2016, President of Irkut Corporation, Oleg Demchenko, told i-Mash at LIMA-2015 show.

“This year we will complete assembly of the first prototype. In 2016 we are going to start the flight testing,” Demchenko said. According to the CEO “MS-21 program is on schedule and we are doing our best to preserve it”.

“The major problem in the network of MS-21 program is the “black wing” (wing made of composites), – Demchenko said. – These are the brand-new technologies for Russian aircraft industry. Our country has never used them before. The road is long, but I think we are going to make it”.

MS-21 aircraft will replace Tu-154 and Tu-134 jets. Irkut Corporation is assembling the jet. Three versions of MS-21 seating 150, 180 and 212 passengers will be manufactured.

Irkut Corporation believes that the liner will outmatch Boeing and Airbus aircraft of the same class in terms of aircraft performance; it will be put into operation in 2017.

Su-30SM fighter will be armed with a supersonic cruise missile


Irkut Corporation will upgrade Su-30SM fighters operated by Russian air forces so the jets will be able to carry supersonic cruise missiles, reports with reference to CEO of the corporation, Oleg Demchenko.

According to him, the Ministry of Defense is elaborating the corresponding program at the moment and raising funds required to implement the project.

It was reported earlier that Irkut Corporation upgraded Su-30MKI fighter operated by India so it is able to use BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missile derived from the Yakhont missile by BrahMos Aerospace (joint venture established by Russia and India). 42 jets of the type operated by Indian air forces will be upgraded.

Su-30SM multi-role super-maneuverable fighter manufactured by Irkutsk Aviation Plant (Irkut Corporation) was derived from Su-30MKI jets delivered to India (over 200 jets of the type were delivered to the customer since 1999), Algeria (44 jets) and Malaysia (18 jets). Russian air forces and navy placed orders for a total of 72 Su-30SM fighters. Kazakhstan is going to purchase four Su-30SM fighters.

Sukhoi Company filed an application to participate in a tender issued by Indonesia


Sukhoi Company filed an application to participate in a tender for delivery of fighters to Indonesian air forces, reports with reference to the company’s press-service.

The model of the fighter offered by Russian company was not unveiled by the press-service.

It was reported earlier that Indonesia is going to put 16 F-5E/F Tiger II aircraft delivered from USA in 1980 out of operation. And the country is looking for a replacement for these jets. According to some sources, only two out of sixteen jets of the type are operational now.

In autumn 2014 after analysis of RFI (request for information) responses, Indonesian Ministry of Defense selected three finalists: Su-35 (Russia), F-16C/D block 52+ (USA) and JAS.39 Gripen (Sweden). The latter one is the favorite, according to sources close to Indonesian Ministry of Defense. At first Indonesia was also considering US F-15 Silent Eagle and F/A-18 Super Hornet, as well as French Dassault Rafale.

Demonstration of armored “Scorpion” and “Bulat” took place in Russia


Special armored vehicles “Scorpion” and “Bulat” were presented to employees of “Rosoboronexport” and potential customers.

The new technique produced by the Corporation “Zaschita” is equipped with remote-controlled combat module produced by plant named after Degtyarev, the press service of Industry and Trade said.

Vehicles of “Scorpion” family are designed to carry up to 8 people personnel, up to 1 ton of cargo and towing up to 1.5 tons of trailer systems on all types of roads and terrain. On machines within their carrying capacity can be installed a variety of weapons and military equipment.

Russian ships “Alexander Otrakovsky” and “Novocherkassk” entered the Mediterranean Sea


Large landing ship “Alexander Otrakovsky” Northern Fleet “Novocherkassk” zone of the Black Sea Fleet passed the Straits and entered the Mediterranean Sea, reported Monday in the General Staff of the Russian Navy.

A day earlier, the same course followed tug MB-31 Black Sea Fleet, “Interfax”.

These events were held in the framework of planned rotation of large landing ships (BDK) as part of a permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, was added to the Main Staff of the Navy.

27 March it was reported that the Northern Fleet BOD “Severomorsk” headed west Mediterranean to demonstrate the St. Andrew’s flag and symbols of the Russian naval presence.