India approved contract to purchase 48 Russian Mi-17-B5


Council of the Indian defense procurement approved contract for the procurement of 48 Russian Mi-17-B5 to $ 1.1 billion for the Air Force. This was reported on September 2 by the newspaper “Economic Times”.
“The contract for the supply of 48 Russian helicopters Mi-17-V5 costs 70 billion rupees ($ 1.1 billion) and is the largest of the whole package of proposals for the acquisition of military equipment and arms, which was considered and approved on the eve of the regular meeting of the Council for Defence Procurement.” a source in the defense Ministry told the publication.


Shoigu invited developers of weapons from China to take part in “Army-2016”

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu invited the representatives of the Chinese military industry to take part in military-technical forum “Army-2016” which will be held next year in the exhibition and congress center of the “Patriot” park located in the Moscow region.

“I invite Chinese developers of armaments to take part in the “Army-2016″ forum. I’m sure they have something to show,” – said Shoigu in Beijing during talks with Deputy Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Fan Chanlun.

Shoigu also invited Chinese servicemen to participate in the Army Games-2016, praising their results shown in Russia this year. The Russian Defense Minister noted high professionalism of soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army of China, as well as capabilities of military equipment, which the Chinese troops used during the competition.

Shoigu: it is necessary to unite efforts of SCO military departments

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told about the need to consolidate efforts of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization military departments to address regional security problems at a meeting with the deputy chairman of the Central Military Commission of China.

In this context, Sergei Shoigu noted, “the question of consolidating efforts of military departments and creation of new interaction mechanisms is becoming more relevant than ever before.”

He pointed out that combat friendship and mutual aid during the Second World War laid a solid foundation of modern Russian-Chinese relations in the military field.

Moscow and Astana considering possibility of joint production of radar


Russian group of companies “RTI” is discussing with the defense ministries of Kazakhstan on cooperation in the field of joint production of radar technology for military purposes, Deputy General Director of RTI Svetlana Afanasyeva told RIA Novosti according to the results of the MAKS-2015.
“During MAKS-2015 our stand was visited by Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan Imangali Tasmagambetov. He was very interested in our development. Negotiations were held, during which they discussed issues of cooperation in the field of joint production of radar technology for military purposes,” Afanasieva said.

Russia offered Myanmar radar control system for the 200-mile zone


Russian group of companies “RTI” introduced a senior Defense Department official Myanmar project to create a system for monitoring the 200-mile economic zone on the basis of trans-horizon radar (RLS) during the MAKS-2015, Deputy CEO Svetlana Afanasyeva told RIA Novosti according to the results of MAKS.

RTI is a major Russian industrial holding, the developer, manufacturer of high-tech products and infrastructure solutions using proprietary microelectronic technologies.

“During the MAKS-2015, we have held talks with a senior representative of the Air Force Myanmar. Our experts have submitted proposals to establish a system for monitoring the 200-mile economic zone”, Svetlana Afanasyeva said.

Chief of Staff: world continues exporting radicalism and chaos

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Zones of instability in the contemporary world are actively multiplying; radicalism and chaos export is continued, said Tuesday head of the Russian General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov.

According to him, the modern military-political situation demands new approaches to international stability and development of the Armed Forces, and training of military personnel is an important link in this process.

Marines of Serbia and Belarus arrived at exercise “Slavic brotherhood”

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Serbian and Belarusian paratroopers arrived at the site of the international exercise “Slavic brotherhood” and started airborne trainings and exercises, said Tuesday spokesperson of the Defense Ministry press service on the Airborne Forces, Major Irina Kruglova.

The international exercise “Slavic brotherhood” with the participation of Russian, Belarusian and Serbian paratroopers will be held for the first time at the Rajewski site located near Novorossiysk from 2 to 5 September.

“A company of paratroopers from Serbia came to the place of exercise and received Russian equipment, communication means and weapons. The Serb military have passed airborne trainings and have already made their first jump from the Mi-8 helicopter using the Russian parachute system D-10”, – Kruglova said.

Russia and Germany may develop means of communication for the Indo-Russian transport aircraft


Russia’s United Instrument-Making Company (UIMC) affiliated with the state-owned corporation Rostec discussed the opportunities for a joint development of a communication package for the Russian-Indian transport aircraft with Germany’s Rohde & Schwarz, UIMC press service told TASS on Monday.

“We confirmed intentions for joint work and prepared our proposal for the Indian side for the next round of negotiations,” UIMC said.

Furthermore, UIMC held a series of successful negotiations with representatives of Australia, France, Czech Republic, India, Republic of Korea and Belarus. “Opportunities for cooperation in the field of aviation, radar equipment, communications and control means were discussed at the meetings,” UIMC said.

Paratroopers of Russia, Belarus and Serbia to hold antiriot exercise


Airborne units from Russia, Belarus and Serbia will simulate a special operation to prevent riots in an assumed country as part of the Slavyanskoye Bratstvo’2015 (Slavic Brotherhood’2015) that will be held near the Black Sea port city of Novorossiysk, Gen Vladimir Shamanov, the Commander of the Riussian Airborne Troops said.

Maneuvers will be held at the Rayevsky testing range from September 2 through to September 5, he said. “The purpose of the exercise is to practice the use of a joint grouping of special task forces in an operation that aims to track down and destroy a center where illegal paramilitary formations are trained,” Gen Shamanov said.

S-400 transferred under Astrakhan for drills of CIS air defense systems


The redeployment of troops and military equipment, including the latest S-400, to the landfill “Ashuluk” in the Astrakhan region was launched in the framework of the joint exercise of air defense system of CIS countries “Combat Commonwealth-2015”.
“The first train with anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 “Triumph”, special engineering techniques, as well as logistical support for the deployment of field camp to accommodate personnel went to the landfill, “Ashuluk”, the press-service of management and information of the Defense Ministry said on Monday.