Russia Remains One of the Leaders of the Global Arms Market

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is satisfied with the position of Russia in the world arms market. “Russia is, and we confirmed it again, one of the leaders of the global market, it firmly holds the second place in terms of arms supplies,” the president said at a meeting of the commission on military-technical cooperation (MTC).

According to him, in 2013, “Russian exports of goods and services through the MTC line increased by three percent and exceeded 15.7 billion dollars,” this is more than in 2012.

SharePutin recalled that the U.S. takes 29 percent of the market, Russia – 27, Germany – seven, China – six, France – five.

The President said that last year “it was signed new long-term contracts worth 18 billion dollars,” domestic “developers and manufacturers of military equipment participated in 24 international exhibitions.”

“As a result, the total portfolio of export orders reached a record and exceeded 49 billion dollars,” said the head of state. He noted that “domestic products exported to 65 countries, the agreements were concluded and implemented with 89 states on military-technical cooperation,” ITAR-TASS reports.

049056049051053049053“Military-technical ties with our traditional partners were developed rapidly. This is CIS, CSTO countries (Organization of Collective Security Treaty), India, Venezuela, Algeria, China, and Vietnam. New markets of weapons were mastered and, primarily in Latin America,” Putin listed.

He noted that “Russia continues to improve the regulatory framework in the field of military-technical cooperation, expand the powers of participants involved in the military- technical system.”

Russia needs to increase production of air defense systems for export. According to Putin, this class of weapons has a significant share of the world market; Russia accounts for about a third of the world’s supply of air defense systems.

a4c84de54fe5ae3c4833dc20939“Complexes C-300, C-400, “Pantsir-C1″ are the leaders in the global arms market by technical and combat parameters, reliability and simplicity. We should increase the capacity for the production of the most sought-after air defense systems, as well as to develop the production of precision weapons used in the interests of defense aviation,” the president said.

kosmicheskie_vojska_rakety-300x225Currently, Russian anti-aircraft missile complexes of different classes areused by about 70 countries, including countries in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa. According to Putin, the interest to Russian systems is often expressed by the countries of Latin America. Based on Russian air defense systems, a single zone of defense with Belarus and Kazakhstan is been formed at the present time.

img-27999The Head of State thanked the experts, employees of the domestic military-industrial complex for results. “By their work, they reiterated that Russia has forces to design and manufacture the most complex and the most modern military equipment, to compete successfully in the global arms market,” said Putin. He set a mission: “Do not stop there, actively update industrial base, launch advanced technology, and expand topics of research and development work.”

“We need to understand the priorities of military-technical cooperation with foreign partners. For effective continuation of this program, the promotion of Russian products in foreign markets we need to learn how to use modern financial and marketing tools: government and commercial loans to old and reliable partners, delivery of external debt repayment, exports on the basis of different options of offset transactions, quality service,” believes the president.

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Deliveries and Development of Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern

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Concern “Radio-electronic technologies” (KRET) published a report on its activities in 2013. Within the framework of the state defense order a company member of the State Corporation “Rostec” builds and sends to the armed forces various electronic systems. So, in 2013, KRET delivered to the customer new means of electronic intelligence and electronic warfare (EW). In a press release the group noted that in 2013 the Russian Defense Ministry has adopted seven new complexes developed by KRET.

pic_79cce315191242c0a633ba86ee94e8beLast year, the armed forces received the first electronic warfare systems “Moscow-1”. Equipment of this complex allows the detection of various equipment of the enemy, as well as provide data to other means of electronic warfare. Complex “Moscow-1” is able to find the aim by the so-called passive radar: its the system takes and process signals of air aims. This allows you to monitor the airspace without unmasking own position by signals.

Complex “Moscow-1” was developed by Institute “Gradient”, which is part of the group “Radio-electronic technologies”. Development of perspective EW system started in the first half of the nineties, but for some reason has been delayed many times. Contract for the supply of systems “Moscow-1” was signed in April last year. In accordance with this document, to July 2015 KRET must pass nine sets of systems to the customer.

PTS_5502_588For 2013 Bryansk Electromechanical Plant, a structural subdivision of KRET, passed to the armed forces 10 complexes of EW “Krasuha-4”. Complex “Krasuha-4” was designed by Institute “Gradient” and is intended for production of active interference. Capabilities of this system can effectively counteract the work of radars of various aircraft, including aircraft airborne warning and control. The supply of complexes EW “Krasuha-4” began in the early months of last year. To date, according KRET, military received 10 such systems.

mercury789915_originalIn November 2013 KRET fulfilled state orders for the delivery of SPR- 2M “Rtut-BM”. This self-propelled vehicle is a further development of the “Rtut-B” and is intended to protect troops from weapons using radio controlled fuses. The principle of operation of the “Rtut-BM” is relatively simple: electronic complex emits signals that affect the operation of radio controlled fuses of enemy ammunition. Because of this impact projectiles or missiles explode at a higher altitude, which reduces the risk of personnel and equipment.

1redIn the past, the military got a few new complexes “President-S” created by SRI “Ecran”. This airborne defense system is intended for installation on aircraft and helicopters of various types and is able to protect them from enemy weapons. Depending on the type of aircraft and the customer’s wishes it can be mounted on a set of several components. Airborne defense “President-S” is able to pinpoint the functioning of radar or laser systems of the enemy, and to detect missile launches. After this automatic can detect and use the most effective method: interference, optical-electronic suppression or special cartridges of several types.

05069061Fulfilling orders for the supply of various systems, the enterprises from the Concern “Radio-electronic technologies” are involved in the creation of new systems for different purposes. For example, currently Kaluga KRRTI develops aviation complex EW “Khibiny-U”. In the future, this system should become part of avionics frontline aircraft. So, as a platform for testing new complex will be used Su- 30SM. It is argued that the system “Khibiny-U” will have a big advantage over the existing aviation systems of electronic warfare. Bryansk Electromechanical Plant is now working on the draft of the prospective system jamming, which in future will replace the complex “Krasuha-4”.

In the next five years KRET should deliver to Russian forces new systems for various applications of 20 types. In particular, it plans to start making space-based systems and Manpads. Products of KRET are demanded not only from the Russian Ministry of Defense, but also from foreign countries. 60 foreign countries in total acquire about one-third of all concern production.

Russian Navy to Receive Deck MiGs

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Russian Aircraft Corporation “MiG” will deliver ten decked MiG-29K/KUB before the end of 2014 to the Russian Navy. It was announced by General Director of “MiG” Sergei Korotkov. According to him, the corporation will also give six combat aircraft of this type to the Indian Navy. In 2013, the Russian Navy and the Indian Navy received four and seven MiG-29K/KUB respectively.

416339701Russian Ministry of Defense purchased fighters MiG-29K/KUB in February 2012. The agreement covers the supply of 20 single Russian military combat aircraft MiG- 29K and four double MiG-29KUB. In November 2013 it was reported that all combat aircraft under this contract must be delivered to the Russian military until 2015.

su25-10All Russian carrier-based fighters MiG-29K/KUB will be assigned to the 279th ship’s regiment of the Russian Navy, based on the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov”. Today, the air group that consists of ten heavy carrier-based fighters Su-33 and two Su- 25UTG. In 2015, the life of Su-33 expires. New MiG-29K/KUB has to replace them as part of the 279th Regiment.

MiG-29K can be based on aircraft carriers displacing over 28,000 tons. The aircraft is capable of speeds up to 2.2 thousand kilometers per hour to fly a distance of 1.5 thousand kilometers. Fighter armed with 30-millimeter cannon and equipped with seven hanging points for missiles and bombs.

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If we talk about all the versions of this type of aircraft, the extensive international cooperation is carried out. Sergei Korotkov named the work on the modernization of Slovak MiG- 29 as one of the best examples of military-technical cooperation between Russia and foreign countries.

According to him, the cooperation between Russia and Slovakia can become an example for other countries in Eastern Europe, with the states which we now have a connection and we negotiate.

1354941031_5565985Slovak Air Force has in service 12 MiG-29 fighters; all of them are suitable for use. Within the contract with MiG it provides repair and rework of radar and airframe. According Korotkov, implementation of the contract will significantly improve the capabilities of the Slovak Air Force MiG -29.

In mid- February 2014, Deputy General Director of MiG for Economy and Finance Sergey Mamaev announced that the corporation intends to increase the production aircrafts twice by 2017. The company currently produces 16 aircrafts per year, and by 2017 plans to reach production rates of 30 fighters per year.

Azerbaijan Invites Rosoboronexport to Participate in ADEX-2014

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Azerbaijan is interested in the development of military-technical cooperation with Russia and waiting Rosoboronexport at an arms fair in Baku ADEX- 2014, which will be held from September 11 to 13.

ADEX-logoThe assistant of Minister of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan Azad Mammadov said it today in an exclusive interview to ARMS -TASS at an arms fair DSA- 2014.

According to him, currently in a total volume of military-technical cooperation of Azerbaijan Russia ranks first, followed by Turkey, then South Africa.

T90_luchshe_AbramsaThe representative of the defense industry of Azerbaijan noted that the republic has recently received Russian T-90 tanks, heavy flamethrower systems (TOS), self-propelled artillery “Msta”, attack helicopters Mi-35M, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3, BTR- 82.

Azerbaijan is in full implementation of the contract on licensed production of AK- 74M.

ak74-hb-30“At the moment we launched the second phase of the contract. At the first stage was carried out creating an assembly line for the production of these machines. Now there is a development of a number of production units AK-74M by the national industry. Assembling machines is conducted with the use of Russian components and those nodes, which are produced by the local industry,” said Mammadov.

1334666709_39ccabd0Mammadov noted that military-technical cooperation with the former Soviet republics and, in particular, Russia has one significant advantage – the lack of a language barrier, similar state standards and industry standards, availability of personnel trained in the former Soviet Union. According to him, there is a big problem for the industry of Azerbaijan in dealing with Western officials.

“Of course, in the marketing, negotiation problem does not exist, but directly in the manufacturing sector – is a big challenge,” he said.

“We hope that in the course of military- technical exhibition ADEX- 2014 in Baku, our contacts with the Rosoboronexport will take to the next level,” said the representative of the defense industry of Azerbaijan.

Rosoboronexport to Participate in Malaysian DSA-2014

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Asian International exhibition of arms and military equipment DSA-2014, held in the capital of Malaysia from 14 to 17 April, can become epoch-making for our country.

08-02On the first day of the DSA- 2014, CEO of the European international exhibition of arms and military equipment Eurosatory General Patrick Cola de Frank told ARMS-TASS that Russia may be banned to participate in European weapons salons. Well, then, we will focus on those salons that are in the countries for which the influence of Europe and even the U.S. is not absolute. At Asian, African and Latin American exhibitions we justify the expectations of potential customers, demonstrating not only the newest models of weapons, but also the willingness to most constructive negotiations. Russian delegation head – the Director for Special Commissions of Rosoboronexport Nikolai Dimidyuk, in particular, said that the mutually beneficial military-technical cooperation with Malaysia is developing quite dynamically.

mi-peruIt should be noted that the exposure of the domestic defense industry at the exhibition DSA- 2014 is quite extensive and interesting. Rosoboronexport will hold a presentation for Malaysian partners of military- transport helicopter Mi-171Sh. Helicopters of this type can significantly improve the mobility of the Malaysian Army.

Т-90ms_tank_Реа 2011_укбтм_ увзExhibition DSA – is an effective platform for strengthening contacts throughout the Asia -Pacific region. Russian experts, as stated, will hold talks with representatives of the armed forces of Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka and other countries in the region. It is expected that the regional partners will show the greatest interest to a modernized T-90S tanks, combat training aircraft Yak -130, combat helicopters Mi- 28NE and Ka-52, the submarine “Amur -1650”. The focus has turned to anti-aircraft missiles of medium range “Buk -M2E”, air defense missile – gun complexes “Pantsir-S1”, anti- missile systems “Kornet-E/EM” and “Metis- M1”, patrol boats “Mirage”, “Sobol” and “Mangust”.

puskovaya_ustanovkaAccording to Nikolai Dimidyuk, in Malaysia it is expected aan announcement of the tender for the purchase of medium-range SAM and our complex “Buk- M2E” has very good chance of winning.

In the near future talks on the possibility of delivery of Russian armored vehicles to Malaysia may begin. Two years ago, the military of this country were deeply interested in the upgraded T-90S tank, which produced furor at the exhibition DSA-2012. During the salon it is scheduled to sign an agreement on industrial partnership with one of the Malaysian companies.

RVV-AEThis year Russia will complete deliveries to Malaysia of missiles “air – air” RVV-AE on the 2012 contract. This missile is capable of hitting all types of aircraft, including highly mobile, cruise missiles to intercept enemy missiles “surface – air” and even “air – air”. You can shoot it from all directions and angles, day and night, in good and bad weather conditions, at the electronic counter, against the land and water surfaces, on the principle of “fire – forgot”. Russian RVV -AE was recognized as one of the world’s best in its class.

This year Russia intends to participate in twelve major weapons salons. And if we will be banned to show military equipment in Europe, the exposure of Rosoboronexport at trade fairs in Asia, Africa and Latin America greatly increases. And these regions are today and in the future the main importers of military items.

United Aircraft Corporation to Complete the Su-35S Contract for Ministry of Defense in 2015

159896244In 2015, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will complete the first contract of the Ministry of Defense to supply 48 Su-35S. It was reported to ARMS-TASS by UAC President Mikhail Pogosyan.

pogosyan_mihailAccording to him, this year the company will supply the Air Force 24 Su-35S in full serial configuration, 12 of which were transferred in early February, and 12 will be delivered before the end of the year. In 2015, it is planned the transfer of the final 14 aircraft of this type. Given the previously delivered 4 machines for flight tests and six Su-35 passed in 2012, all 48 fighters arrive in the Air Force.

Signing a new long-term contract with the Ministry of Defence for the production of the Su-35S is expected at the end of this year – early next year.

su-35Government contract to supply the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2015 with 48 multifunctional fighter Su-35s was signed in August 2009 as part of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2009. This contract was the largest deal in the last decades for the purchase of the Russian Air Force advanced combat aircraft.

Su-35S is a deeply upgraded super-maneuverable multi-role fighter of “4 + +” generation. It uses fifth-generation technology, providing superiority over other developed fighters of the same class. Distinctive features of the aircraft are new avionics suite based on digital information control system integrating avionics systems, new airborne radar with a phased antenna array, long-range detection and increased number of simultaneously tracked and engaged aerial targets, new engines with increased thrust and turning thrust vectoring, a new nomenclature of aircraft weapons and low visibility in different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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In anticipation of the fifth-generation tactical jets aircraft world market slowly buys “from the bottom” the remains of the fourth-generation technology.

But while the market is not swamped by hordes of typical technique of the fifth generation, the fourth generation machines have chances. The Su-35 will have to fight with little guys like F-15SE Silent Eagle, and the latest versions of the F-16, but it is quite able to get a place in the market. And even after the start of sales of the fifth generation the expensive cars of this technological level for a long time will be too expensive for many Third World countries.

su35_02The Su-35 has not yet been sold abroad. China is eyeing it actively, which, in addition to fighter avionics, is keenly interested in the engines. Chinese engine construction in recent years greatly advanced, but still unable to fully satisfy even the current demands of the Air Force to establish their own reliable copies of the standard Soviet AL-31F – and yet, from the moment when the motor hit the clutching hands of Chinese engineers 20 years have passed.

The main risks of the Su-35 sales to China is to reduce unauthorized copying and reproduction of parts and systems of the aircraft. Basically, if we solve this problem (eg, guaranteed purchase of a large production batch of aircraft), Russia may continue at a new stage to balance Beijing and New Delhi by its supply of weapons.

So it was done 10-15 years ago, when India gained excellent Su-30MKI, and China at this time received less advanced aircraft – first Su-27SK, and then other – Su-30MKK and more Su-30MK2. India has already stood in line for the export version of the PAK FA (FGFA).

Everything is Ready to Produce PAK FA

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Production capacities for mass production of perspective aviation complex of tactical aircraft (PAK FA), also known as the fighter of the 5th generation, which will be delivered to the Air Force in 2016, have already been deployed. It was said to ARMS-TASS agency by the president of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Mikhail Pogosyan.

pogosyan2According to him, the Sukhoi’s Komsomolsk -on-Amur aviation plant (KnAAZ), which has already produced five prototypes for flight testing, actually formed the required production line.

“It’s safe to say that the production capacity at KnAAZ for those production aircraft to be delivered to the Air Force in 2016, have already been deployed,” said Pogosyan.

T50_IMG_1472UAC chief also informed that depending on the volume of aircraft serial production at the PAK FA program, the needed manufacturing capacity will expand. “To solve this problem (the construction of the PAK FA) it is provided a range of activities within the framework of the Federal Target Program “Development of the military-industrial complex” where the program of 5th generation aircraft is one of the major projects, which receive state money and invested funds of enterprises,” said Pogosyan. In this regard, he noted the expansion of capacity at KnAAZ machining, electroplating modernization and creation of capacities for applying special coatings on aircraft.

“In general, for pre-production, we are developing an infrastructure,” summed Pogosyan.

The PAK FA, a fifth generation jet fighter, is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian inventory and serve as the basis of the Sukhoi/HAL FGFA being developed with India. The T-50 prototype performed its first flight 29 January 2010.

Russian AF to Get First T-50 Fighters in 2013

UAC President noted the great amount of work that is carried out by the Ministry of Defence to expand testing and polygon base as unobtrusive complexes require a new generation of polygons equipment, which would make it possible to detect the relevant goals. “We will have to confirm the stealth performance of our aircraft,” said Pogosyan. So for the moment we /UAC/, Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Industry are implementing the corresponding complex program.”

“Liner” Ballistic Missile for Submarines to Enter Russian Navy

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Russian Navy has adopted a new ballistic missile for submarines P- 29RMU2.1 “Liner”, reports “Interfax” referring to a source in the Russian military-industrial complex. The missile entered service in early 2014; it is planned to equip strategic nuclear submarines 667BDRM “Dolphin”.

23563Flight test program of ballistic missile “Liner” was fulfilled in October 2011. Tests were considered successful, and the missile will soon be adopted by the Navy – along with upgraded P- 29RMU2 “Sineva”, “Liner” will equip submarines 667BDRM “Dolphin”.

“Liner” has similar flight characteristics with ballistic missile submarines “Sineva”, but differs from it by more sophisticated systems to overcome missile defense system. The new missile is capable of carrying up to 12 warheads of low power or up to four units of average power. In addition, “Liner” is also capable of carrying combat load of combat units of different capacities. Earlier it was reported that the adoption of “Liner” on arms will extend the existence of the north-western group of submarines 667BDRM up to 2025-2030 year.

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First tests on the “Liner” were announced on May 20, 2011, but then it was reported that the Russian Navy has made controlling launch of “Sineva”. The launch was carried out on board the nuclear submarine K -84 “Ekaterinburg”. Later it became known that the launched missile was “Liner”. Some experts expressed the view that “Liner” is a deep modernization of “Sineva”, adopted by the Russian Navy in 2007.

3p_shoygu600In August 2013, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited SRC Makeyev, which produces the “Liner”. Russian Defense Minister acquainted with the production process of the company and the performance of work under the State defense order.

73771506_3216P- 29RMU2 length is about 15 meters, diameter – 1.9 meters, and the starting weight – more than 40 tons. Missile system allows simultaneous and single launches of missiles at movement at depths up to 55 meters and at speeds up to 7 knots. “Sineva” is capable of carrying four to eight warheads, and its flight range is 8.3 thousand kilometers. According to the plans of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, “Sineva” will stand in the Navy until 2030.

China to Become the First Buyer of Russian S-400

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Russia decided on the first foreign customer, which will be authorized to purchase for its armed forces the latest Russian air defense systems S-400 “Triumph”. Agreement in principle to sell complexes to China was given by President Vladimir Putin. Now the parties are negotiating a number of systems and their price, but Chinese forces could not obtain the complexes before 2016.

177784735Director of Service for Military -Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin confirmed that the parties continue negotiations on supplying to Beijing of systems S-400, and a source close to the Kremlin, said that this is done with the personal approval of Vladimir Putin, who gave the green light to supply air defense systems for China. He noted that the decision was made in early 2014 and is not connected to “existing differences with the United States and Europe due to enter of the Crimea to Russia.”

index-logoSources close to FSMTC, noted that negotiations are under way around purchasing one battalion (eight launchers) of complex. However, the Russian General Staff and the Federal Security Service, was applied veto to the early implementation of the order. Military claimed that they first must obtain a sufficient amount of S-400 before the complex will be exported. Security officers also feared that the Chinese intend to take the necessary technical elements of the system to create their own development. Now these problems are actually solved: manufacturer of Concern ” Almaz-Antey” has already started to deliver the first regimental sets of S-400 to the Russian troops (to 2020 there should be 28), and Russia and China have an agreement on intellectual property rights in arms trade. In January, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced plans to build three new factories to produce missile defense systems which will also include a “Almaz-Antey”.

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s-300-favoritNow we are discussing a supply to China of two to four battalions of “Triumph” and a major customer’s wish is to obtain complete information on the performance characteristics of the new complex. Recall that according to the contract of 2007 the Chinese armed forces received 15 battalions of S-300PMU2 and four management systems SU 83M6E2 that were set for the protection of the largest cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Acquisition of the S-400 system will allow the Chinese to not only control its own airspace, but also the space over Taiwan and Japanese Senkaku Islands, which China considers its sovereign territory.

Note that China is showing steady interest in Russian arms, coming over the last years of the five largest exporters. The trend has been maintained in the past year – Beijing has acquired Russian arms and military equipment worth more than $ 1.8 billion, taking the fourth place in the list.