Russian President to Observe Missiles of the Future


“Today, our production samples of weapons of air and space defense – are one of the best,” President Vladimir Putin said yesterday at the St. Petersburg Obukhov State Plant, where he observed the latest anti-aircraft missile systems S-300, S-400, “Pantsir-S”. This is evidenced, in particular, by its popularity in the global arms market.panz

The Concern “Almaz-Antey”, which includes the Obukhov Plant, showed for the first time the promising air defense missile system “Vityaz”. Putin sat in the cockpit of the system and talked to Constantine Pologov, one of the developers. According to CEO of “Almaz-Antey” Vladislav Menshikov, this system will replace the missile system S-300 of the first generation.

“We have already agreed with the Ministry of Defense, and this year we want to pass missiles on tests,” said Menshikov, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed these plans.

049052051057048056056053“We cannot allow the breach of strategic deterrence system balance, the reduction of our nuclear forces effectiveness,” said Putin during the meeting on the implementation of the state program of armaments up to 2020 following the inspection of military equipment. The creation of military-space defense will continue and will be one of the key areas of military construction.

The president said that he considered as controversial the decision of the Soviet Union leaders to refuse give up on medium-range missiles.

“Other states are actively improving their offensive weapons, including medium-range missiles and almost all of our neighbors are developing these weapons systems,” said Putin. “The Soviet Union at the time and, of course, the Russian Federation refused to use these systems – medium-range missiles, signing an agreement with the United States. It is not very clear, because for Americans these systems are not relevant at all, they have no place to use them, and for the Soviet Union and today’s Russia, especially given the fact that our other neighboring countries develop these systems, the decision was at least controversial. But the decision has been made and we should proceed from the realities of today.

Plan perevoor

“Troops of Aerospace Defense must have at least 50% of modern weapons in two years, and in 2020 – at least 70%,” the president put the task. “We will continue to build up the tactical capabilities of the troops, to create an advanced and highly efficient system of air and space defense.”

As part of the revision of this system development Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited the 60th Combat Training Center of missile troops and artillery application by ground forces in the Astrakhan region, where one formation received the team kit missile system “Iskander-M”.uqMDD

The press service of the Defense Ministry reported that Shoigu accepted the report of missile brigade commander, inspected the battery “Iskander-M” on the starting position and the deployed command post.

“The country leaders take unprecedented steps to equip the Armed Forces with new and modern weapons and military equipment. Today missile brigade received the newest missile system “Iskander-M”, which is unique in the world by its performance characteristics,” he said. By 2018, we plan to equip all missile brigades of ground forces with this missile system.”

Shoigu emphasized that “this new approach in the re-equipping of military units will require problem solving to a new level as by the defense industry and the armed forces.” “So the most important thing is to create the necessary infrastructure for the operation service as well as for personnel training,” he concluded.


Russia to Increase the Arms Exports by 15% since the Beginning of the Year

Russian arms exports grew by 15% since the beginning of 2013 compared to the same period of the last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

“As for the first results of the current year, they reaffirm that the external relations of Russia on military technical cooperation continue to strengthen. Compared to the same period of the last year, the volume of weapons export and military equipment grew by almost 15 percent,” the head of state said at a meeting of the commission on military-technical cooperation with foreign countries.

In 2012, the volume of arms export from Russia grew by 12% compared to 2011 and amounted to 15.7 billion dollars. This figure was 12% higher than it was projected. In April, at a meeting of the commission on military-technical cooperation Putin said that Russia occupies more than a quarter of the global arms market.


The President stressed that “it is necessary to continue to maintain the momentum,” and for that, he said, we need a more active state policy in the sphere of military-technical cooperation aimed at “the constant improvement of the competitiveness of our export offer, gaining even more significant share of the global market.”

“Domestic manufacturers of military and special equipment receive and will receive full support. Remind you that it was allocated more than 27 billion rubles from the federal budget only in the form of subsidies in the last three years. Today, we will discuss how to improve the return on allocated public funds, how to efficiently promote Russian products on the world market, “he said.

defaultList of countries where Russia exports its arms, is constantly expanding. In 2014, Russia plans to begin deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Kyrgyzstan. According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, it was said by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. According to him, negotiations at the bilateral summit level have already been completed and it left to “finish the last formalities” in Russia. Russian Defense Minister did not disclose any detail about the upcoming shipment of arms and military equipment.

Possibility of delivery of military goods in Kyrgyzstan was discussed in September 2012 during a visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Bishkek. The first agreement on the transfer of arms to Kyrgyz Defense Ministry was achieved at the same time. In November last year, it was reported that Russia intends to issue Bishkek about 1.1 billion dollars on rearmament. The funds will be allocated not as an export credit, but probably as a military aid.

pic_1358322698Initially, it was expected that the supply of arms and military equipment to Kyrgyzstan will begin in the summer of 2013. Last fall, it was reported that Bishkek expects to receive small arms, combat vehicles, helicopters, field and stationary hospitals, motorcycles, portable mortars and satellite communication equipment. In addition, it was planned to expand the training of Kyrgyz servicemen in the Russian military universities.

Putin noted that the increase of orders for high-tech products of the Russian defense industry is complex for the Russian economy and leads to job creation and the development of scientific potential of the country. Therefore, the military-industrial complex and its further development will remain the focus of attention of the Russian administration, the head of state assured.

Putin: Precision Weapons to Be the Main Direction of Russian Army Development


The main direction of weapons development in modern terms is the development of high-precision, powerful, modern weapons, which will not be inferior the weapons of mass destruction by its fighting qualities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday at a meeting with veterans of the Great Patriotic War – members of the Battle of Kursk.

Putin reminded that the program of modernization and development of the armed forces will be implemented before the year 2020. “The high money is already allocated – up to 20 trillion rubles in 2020 and nearly $ 3 trillion – to re-equipment of defense industry, which should produce a new technique on the new equipment,” said the head of state. According to him, there are small adjustments related to the willingness of industry, but in general, the program will be developed and will be complete.

“Our antitank weapons have proven themselves in local conflicts in different parts of the world. On the world market, they are considered as one of the best, and we will actively improve them,” said the head of state.

It is now possible to create in fact, not on the word exactly the high-precision weapons, which, in the opinion of almost all the military experts, will determine the nature of future war, if it happens suddenly. Such weapons can make extremely accurate strikes on the attacked sites, even hit the desired window of the given building.

270941650_9fb00746c8_z.jpg.1000x297x1For example, the war in the Persian Gulf has demonstrated the tremendous role that precision-guided weapons play in modern warfare. It is known that during the “Desert Storm” Americans are already being used GPS for guidance of its missiles.

The massive use of precision weapons, besides during the Persian Gulf War, has been demonstrated in a special operation of NATO forces against Yugoslavia. Now, no one denies that the widespread use of cruise missiles and precision-guided weapons allowed NATO to fulfill the assigned tasks without direct input of ground troops and military operations.1356465626_su-25-4

Russia already has such weapons, and it is proven at least by the fact of the successful elimination of the mid 90’s rebellious militant leader Dudayev, who was killed just by precision weapons – homing missiles.

Now, many military experts, who are in the swim, begun to consider Russian missile system S-400 as one of the most powerful precision weapons, which is constantly being upgraded after adopting on August 6, 2007  – and it’s the imperatives of our era. a41b1a431b51afc64429fe91bac8d70dFirst, the complex was put on combat duty in Elektrostal, Moscow Region. After that, the C-400 were also located in the Leningrad region and in the Far East. It is planned to create 23 divisions of S-400 by 2015.