Advanced submarine “Vladikavkaz” to be given to the fleet in late September


Diesel-electric submarines “Vladikavkaz” will be given to the Russian Navy after the 7-year-old works for the medium repair and modernization in the third decade of September.
As the press service of the Center for ship repair “Zvezdochka”, where the submarine has beenbeing since 2008, informed that in the third decade of September the act of transfer of the submarine will be signed with the Navy of Russia.
For the first time in 7-year period “Vladikavkaz” was put out to sea in early August 2015, after the procedure of demagnetization.


“Schwabe” summed up the results of participation in MAKS-2015


Holding “Schwabe”, which belongs to the State Corporation Rostec, presented innovations and signed a number of key agreements in the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015 in Zhukovsky.

On the opening day of the exhibition the stand of Holding visited by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is familiar with the new exhibits of Russian high-tech instrument making and innovative potential of “Schwabe”.

Also Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov, Minister of Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Al Nahyan, head of the State Corporation Rostec Chemezov and other dignitaries got aquainted ith the production of holding within MAKS-2015.

New advanced escort ship floated out for Russian Navy in Kaliningrad


The Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad floated out on Wednesday the Admiral Makarov advanced escort ship that is under construction for the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet, the company’s press officer, Sergei Mikhailov, told TASS.

“The Project 11356 Admiral Makarov escort ship is the third in the family of six frigates being constructed by the Kaliningrad shipbuilders for the Russian Navy”, Mikhailov said.

The Admiral Makarov was designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau in St. Petersburg and laid down by Yantar on February 29, 2012.

KRET presented more than 450 designs at the MAKS-2015


Yesterday in Zhukovsky near Moscow the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015 ended. KRET presented over 450 developments, which aroused great interest among the participants and guests of the event, at the air show.

One of the highlights of the air show was the transfer of the troops established in the framework of the state defense order electronic warfare systems for the Russian Army (“Arm-AB”, “Krasuha-2”, “Krasuha-4”, “Mercury-BM”).
“KRET transferred to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation technology for more than 1 billion rubles, – said the first deputy general director Igor KRET Nasenkov. – Each of the transmission systems that have received the Armed Forces, will significantly enhance the combat capability of a connection. “

Russian Borey-class SSBN nears completion of transfer to Pacific Fleet


Key Point

  • Russian Borey-class SSBN scheduled to complete transfer to Pacific Fleet
  • Russia plans to base four Boreys in the Pacific

The Russian Navy’s Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)Alexander Nevsky is scheduled to arrive at its Pacific Fleet home base in early September as it completes its transfer from the Northern Fleet.

On completion of the transfer, the boat will commence strategic nuclear deterrence patrols in the Pacific Ocean.

Alexander Nevsky departed the Northern Fleet in mid-August, according to a TASS news agency report on 27 August. A Russian General Staff source told TASS that the SSBN had conducted an under-ice transit north of Novaya Zemlya, the New Siberian Islands, and Wrangel Island, en route to its new homeport on the Kamchatka peninsula.

Commissioned in December 2013, Alexander Nevsky is the second Borey-class boat. Until its transfer to the Pacific Fleet, it operated from Gadzhiyevo in the Northern Fleet.

Russia to begin production of new high-speed helo in 2022


Russia is to begin production of a new helicopter that will be capable of speeds of up to 270 kt (500 km/h; 310 mph) in the early part of the next decade, state media reported on 1 September.

Development of the high-speed helicopter is progressing well, with a prototype expected to make its maiden flight in 2018, the TASS news agency quoted Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Colonel General Viktor Bondarev as saying. Serial production should begin in 2022, he added.

Commonly referred to as the Russian Advanced Commercial Helicopter (RACHEL), this new high-speed platform is being developed by the Mil and Kamov design houses as an eventual replacement for the Mil Mi-8/17 ‘Hip’ series. Although billed in its moniker as a commercial project, it has obvious military applications with many hundreds of Mi-8/17s serving today in Russia and beyond.

A flying testbed is reportedly being built using elements of the Mi-35, but with a slightly altered fuselage and rotor system, to prove the speed parameters of the new design.

Air Force becomes an integrated new Aerospace Force


Russia’s Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu announced the establishment in early August of a new wing of the Russian Armed Forces: the Aerospace Forces (or VKS for Vozdushno-Kosmicheskie Sily). This will comprise three segments; the Air Force, air-missile defence and the Space Troops. Air Force Commander Viktor Bondarev has been appointed commander-in-chief of the new force.

Shoigu said the central command of the Aerospace Forces would provide the centralized battle management of aviation, missile and air defences, and the launch and control of spacecraft of Russia’s orbital group, the systems of missile warning and space control.

India goes ahead with purchase of 48 Russian Mi17-V5 choppers


After being briefed about the progress made by the negotiations committee, the Defense Acquisition Council cleared the way for a deal to purchase four squadrons, or 48 Mi17-V5 (NATO reporting name Hip) choppers from Russia with a total cost of 6,966 crore rupees ($1.1 billion), according to the sources.

The Mi-17V-5 helicopter is the latest model in Russia’s Mi-8/17 helicopter family. It is designed for personnel transportation, as well as for carrying cargo internally or on its external sling. They can be used in search and rescue operations, and can also be equipped with weapons.

In July, local media reported that the Indian Air Force (IAF) had proposed to acquire 48 additional Mi-17V-5, as they had proven to be efficient in India’s often difficult terrain and climatic conditions.

Complex systems of readiness test of Aerospace defense “Barelef” founded in Russia


“Design Bureau-1” has developed training complex “Barelef”, which is able to track the readiness of forces and means of air and space defense, General Director of the company Ruslan Ashurbeyli told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

“We are the main executor of the project “Barelef”. This simulator is for top management of aerospace defense system, with which you can keep track of their combat readiness,” the general director of the company said.

He noted that at the moment “Barelef” passes state tests.

Deep-sea rescue units of Russian Navy are planned to be upgraded by 2020


Rescue deepwater units of the Russian Navy will be upgraded to 2020, Chief of the search and rescue of the Russian Navy captain Damir Shaikhutdinov said.
“Currently, “Kanonersky factory” conducted a deep modernization of another autonomous rescue submersible AC-34. The following year, 2016 will start a deep modernization of the autonomous rescue submersible AC-36. It is planned that by 2020, all rescue submersibles of these series will be modernized,” the press service of the Defense Ministry quoted him as saying.