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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 13 to 19 February 2017
Material posted: Publication date: 20-02-2017

The engine for the fighter T-50 will be 20% more powerful than the previous generation of systems; in Syria sent a battalion of military police from Ingushetia; RF IC has received evidence of the use of the APU systems "Tochka-U" against civilians; the WSJ learned about U.S. talks on the creation of the Alliance against Iran; NATO to strengthen presence in the Black sea; their actions, NATO is provoking Russia and trying to involve confrontation – Putin; Donald trump expects that Russia will return Crimea to Ukraine; in Moscow on combat duty to intercede anti-aircraft missile regiment equipped with s-400; Corvette "Rumbling" is scheduled to launch in may 2017; the resulting technical requirements for the creation of a heavy helicopter Mi-26Т2В for videoconferencing Russia; Belarus experienced BM modernized complex "OSA"; "Rosoboronexport" in 2016, has signed contracts to supply weapons and military equipment to India worth more than $ 2 billion. About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 13 to 19. 02. 2017.

Developed for the fighter of the 5th generation T-50 engine will have a thrust of about 20% more than the engines of the previous generation. This was stated by General Director of United engine Corporation (UEC) Alexander Artukhov, reports RNS. What is known Today, the aircraft T-50 is equipped with a so-called engine of the first stage on the basis of AL-41ФП. The new engine will allow T-50 to make a long flight at supersonic speeds. Artyukhov said that the thrust of the engine AL-41F, which is equipped with the plane of generation 4++ su-35 and T-50, increased in comparison with the engine AL-31FP is installed on aircrafts of the Indian air force's su-30MKI, approximately 18% and 14.5 tonnes instead of 12.5 tons.

Fighter T-50 (promising aviation complex tactical aviation, PAK FA), developed by the design Bureau "Dry" for the Ministry of defence. The first flight of the aircraft made 29 January 2010. T-50 is a multi-purpose fighter of the 5th generation, designed to replace VCS in the Russian fighters su-27 and su-30. The fighter of the 5th generation (promising aviation complex tactical aviation, PAK FA), developed by the design Bureau "Dry" for the needs of Ministry of defense of Russia. The first flight of the aircraft made 29 January 2010. Today, the aircraft is equipped with a so-called engine of the 1st stage, an improved engine AL-41. The new engine will allow the aircraft to perform a long flight at supersonic speed.

On joint developments

As it became known, the Russian Federation will participate in the Indian project of medium fighter of the fifth generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). This was stated by Director of international cooperation and regional policy of the state Corporation "rostec" Viktor Kladov.

"We will certainly take part in this project. Once we see how technical the job, we will define the plane that will participate in the tender. We can offer the latest upgrades of the MiG-31, MiG-35 is the new PAK FA and modernized version of the su-30MKI," said Kladov.


Agency of aviation development India has set a timetable of testing and serial production of fifth generation fighter to national development. Writes N+1 with reference to LiveFist, the first flight is scheduled for 2030, and small-scale production of the fighter is planned to begin in 2035.

Currently India is implementing a program aimed at increasing the share of national development of armaments, military and civil engineering. In the framework of this program and the limited participation of foreign companies in major Indian projects. New combat aircraft will replace part of the Indian air force legacy fighters.

Promising fighter received the designation AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft, advanced medium combat aircraft). Build full-size mock-up has already begun. As expected, the end of 2017 on this layout to check the effective area of scattering. The tests will be carried out in a special laboratory in Hyderabad.

What is known

Features AMCA yet determined. According to preliminary data, the length of combat aircraft will be 17.2 meters, and a wingspan of 11.8 meters. A fighter with a maximum takeoff weight of 36 tons can reach speeds of up to 2.7 thousand kilometers per hour, and its combat radius will be about thousands of kilometers.

The fighter is planned to equip aircraft gun, 30 mm. AMCA will be equipped with the eight points of suspension of bombs and missiles in internal weapons bays and six suspension points under the outer wing panels. In the internal weapons bays of aircraft can carry missiles and bombs total weight up to four tons.

53rd conference on security

In Munich February 17, started 53rd international conference on security. Main topics: future of NATO and the EU, relations between the West and Russia, the war in Syria, the fight against terrorism, the crisis in Ukraine, the problems of the Asia-Pacific region.

It is attended by over 500 politicians, representatives of business and academia, and human rights organizations from around the world.
The American side is represented by Vice-President Mike Pence, Secretary of defense Jim Mattis, the Minister of internal security John Kelly, senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chris Murphy, Jeanne Shaheen, Dan Sullivan.

Russian President Vladimir Putin did not attend the current annual conference in Germany.

The Russian side represented by the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, Chairman of the international Affairs Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev, well-known businessmen Viktor Vekselberg (President, SKOLKOVO Foundation), Viktor Zubkov (Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Gazprom"), as well as representatives of the expert community.

Background: the Munich conference was founded in 1962 by German journalist Ewald von Kleist as a "meeting of defence Ministers" of countries - members of NATO. In 1999, it became involved political and military leaders from countries in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as business representatives. The forum is traditionally held numerous informal and personal meetings with politicians who discuss new initiatives in the field of security policy.



The defense Ministry of Russia published (15 February) video evidence of the destruction by the militants of the terrorist organization "Islamic state" (IG, is prohibited in Russia) objects of ancient Palmyra in Syria.

The Agency notes that recorded another activation of the movement of trucks of terrorists in the area of the city. According to the Ministry, "this is evidence of the intent of ISIS to deliver the explosives to destroy the remaining ancient architectural monuments before their retreat".

The battalion of the military police of the Ministry of defense of Russia from Ingushetia sent to Syria to ensure security of the Russian air group. This was announced by the head of the Republic Yunus-Bek Yevkurov.

While Yevkurov explained that the battalion is sent to Syria on a peacekeeping mission. According to the head of the Republic, it will ensure the safety of the Russian air group and the Center for conciliation of the warring parties in Syria, reports TASS.

Yunus-Bek Yevkurov also said that the authorities of Ingushetia will send the first batch of humanitarian aid to Syria. According to him, the region has a large experience in the formation of humanitarian convoys.

In Moscow last week, a meeting of Russian defense Minister army General Sergei Shoigu and the special representative of the UN Secretary General to Syria Staffan de Mistura.


The investigative Committee of Russia has received irrefutable evidence of the use of the Armed forces of Ukraine weapons of mass destruction in the South-East of Ukraine. This was announced acting head of the Department of interaction with mass-media SK the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko, reports TASS.

As reported by Petrenko, investigators have evidence of the use of these missiles on settlements of the Luhansk region. In particular, we are talking about the shelling of Lugansk, and the villages of Novosvitlivka and Thorns, Krasnodon district, the city of rovenka of the village Jubilee.

Reference: high-explosive head portion centered actions at undermining forms to 14.5 thousand on the area affected 2-3 ha. a rocket with a cluster warhead, provides defeat of manpower and soft-skinned vehicles in the open area ranging from 3.5 ha to 7 ha, forming to 15.8 thousand pieces.

The United States intends to continue to provide strong support for the armed forces of Ukraine, helping them to build capacity. This was stated by the official representative of the

The Pentagon Courtney Hillson, her words are on the Agency's website, reports "".

The Deputy head of the Pentagon, Bob Wark, according to Hillson, discussed military aid to Kiev with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin. "Wark stressed that the United States continues to strongly support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and aims to strengthen the capacity of the armed forces of Ukraine", — she said.

Wark, as told by the Pentagon spokesman, also urged Kiev to introduce reforms that would improve the efficiency of the Ukrainian enterprises of the defense complex. Klimkin, in turn, confirmed Ukraine's commitment to the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Reference: At the end of December 2016 the outgoing President Barack Obama signed the law on defence spending in 2017, which, in particular, provides for the allocation of $ 4.3 billion for "containment of Russia". These funds will be used for "political, economic and public diplomacy" and military support to NATO allies and other U.S. partners in Europe and Asia.

In September, Ashton Carter, the then head of the Pentagon, and the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak signed a bilateral cooperation agreement, which aims to strengthen cooperation in the defense sector, promoting reforms in the defence sphere of Ukraine and improvement of combat readiness of the armed forces of this country.

"Norman four" agreed to the truce in the Donbas from February 20 and called for an end to the blockade. The foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel stated that the Ministers "channel four" agreed to use their influence on parties to the conflict in the Donbass, to restore the ceasefire regime in the framework of the earlier agreements. The Ministerial meeting "channel four" (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France) was held on Saturday (18 February) on the sidelines of the Munich security conference and lasted about an hour. In addition, the foreign Ministers of the countries participating in the "Normandy format" called for an end to the trade blockade of Donbass.


Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing valid documents issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons residing in the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine to the political settlement of the situation in these areas.


The US administration is negotiating with the Arab allies to establish a military Alliance, who with the help of intelligence from Israel will confront Iran. About this newspaper the Wall Street Journal reported sources in the middle East. In Alliance can enter Saudi Arabia and the UAE, also it can join other Arab countries. It is expected that in many cases the structure of the Alliance is like NATO.

The New York Times, citing representatives of the US administration announces that Russia has secretly deployed on its territory a cruise missile, despite complaints from American officials that it violates the contract of 1987 on liquidation of rockets of average and small range.

Cruise missile, according to the newspaper, is one of those trials, which were announced by the Obama administration in 2014. Washington planned to convince Moscow to correct the violation in the moment when the rocket was still in the test phase. Instead, however, the Russian side has gone further and now is armed combat ready with the installation.

Representatives of the American side said that Russia has two battalions of cruise missiles. One is still at the Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan region. The other moved in December from this site on the basis of "somewhere else".

Note that in connection with this publication followed by the reaction. Moscow cannot take seriously a publication of the American media about a possible violation by Russia of the Treaty on intermediate-range missiles. All such allegations are unsubstantiated in nature. Official Washington still has not provided evidence, said "RIA Novosti" Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov.

The U.S. Department of defense is considering the possibility of sending to Syria's regular military units to fight against terrorist organization "Islamic state" (IG; banned in Russia), according to CNN. According to the channel, this may be the first for the United States placing ground troops in Syria.

One of the employees of the US Department of defense told CNN that the U.S. military can stay in Syria "for a certain period of time." The source stressed that the final decision will be for President of the United States Donald trump, instructed the Minister of defense until the end of the month to submit a plan to combat ISIS.

The specific objectives of the land units are not specified yet. But, according to CNN, one of the alleged goals — to "assure Turkey that the Kurdish forces do not pose a threat to the interests of Ankara". Channel sources do not exclude that part of the ground forces deployed in Kuwait, and then transferred to Syria.


NATO announced the strengthening of its presence in the Black sea for exercises and information gathering, stressing that "this will be done in full compliance with the international commitments of NATO, including the Montreux Convention". This was announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after a meeting of the NATO Council at the level of Ministers of defence, reports TASS.

The Secretary General also recalled that a number of countries of the Alliance "are all black sea countries, in particular Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey; NATO will also work with partner States, including Ukraine and Georgia." Earlier, Stoltenberg said that the Alliance intends to increase the number of visits of its warships in black sea ports.

Meanwhile, Pentagon chief James Mattis, in a meeting of heads of military departments of NATO countries in Brussels expressed the opinion that the Alliance to deal with Russia "from a position of strength".

Russia's Reaction

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin considers that the actions of NATO provoking Russia and trying to draw a confrontation. The Board of the FSB the head of state recalled that "containment of Russia officially declared the new mission of NATO."

"With this aim is further expansion of the bloc - in fact, were held in the past, but now found another, as they think, more serious study, has accelerated the process of deploying strategic and conventional weapons across national borders within it (the Alliance), the leading countries," Putin said.

The President added that "attempts to interfere in our internal Affairs with the aim to destabilize the political situation in Russia itself."


Germany plans to begin negotiations on a development programme together with France, the Park of military transport aircraft C-130J, as well as to make a joint purchase of a fleet of refueling aircraft A-330 under the auspices of the Netherlands, reports TSAMTO.

As reported by "Reuters" sources in the Ministry of defence of Germany, these and other initiatives involving Norway, Romania and the Czech Republic are part of the expansion of European cooperation in the field of defense.

These decisions are made in Germany and other member countries of NATO in connection with the growing pressure from the United States who need to increase defense spending and to achieve NATO's objectives to bring them up to 2% of GDP for each country.

The Minister of defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen last week confirmed that the intention of the joint with France the use of the Park C-130J due to the requirement of the United States, although the plan first began to be worked, back in October of last year.

As expected, Germany could buy four to six aircraft C-130J of the company "Lockheed Martin" (Lockheed Martin), and together they are to operate with four similar aircraft recently ordered by France.

A person familiar with the program, the source said that France plans to purchase an additional number of aircraft C-130J in the coming years.

It is also necessary to remind, that last week, Germany announced the beginning of negotiations with several countries, including the Czech Republic and Switzerland, concerning the joint operation 13 military transport aircraft A-400M, formerly the Berlin planned to sell on the secondary market to reduce operating costs.


Press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer said last week that the President of the United States Donald trump is waiting for Moscow's active participation in the de-escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. Mr. Spicer noted that the American President is a "tough" stance against Russia.

Russia's Reaction

Russia will not discuss Crimea is returned to Ukraine, including with the United States. This was stated to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering the question of how will affect relations of Moscow and Washington statement by the press Secretary of the White house.

"With regard to the return of the Crimea, then this topic will not be discussed, because it cannot be discussed. Russia does not discuss issues related to its territory, with foreign partners," he said.


Last week (February 21) on combat duty for air defense of Moscow and the Central industrial district of Russia will take anti-aircraft missile regiment of the aerospace forces (VKS), equipped with new anti-aircraft missile system (AAMS) s-400 "Triumph". This was announced by the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Combat calculations of anti-aircraft missile regiment near Moscow connection PVO completed the preparation of anti-aircraft missile systems and technical positions for combat duty in air defense in the prescribed area of responsibility of the regiment.

After setting a new anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 on duty in the formations of the air defense HQs for five anti-aircraft missile regiments equipped with s-400 "Triumph", will provide air defense of the capital and the Central industrial district of Russia.


Head Corvette project 20385 "Thundering" will be launched in may this year. About it reported in a press-service of the shipbuilding plant "Severnaya Verf" (part of United shipbuilding Corporation).

"Descent of a Corvette on the water will complete the installation of ship systems, main engines and shaft lines, to perform their alignment and to prepare a "Rumbling" to mooring trials", - said the press service.

Deputy chief Builder of the plant Alexander Ulyashev said that domestic contractors are realizing the importance of the task will soon finish the manufacturing of the equipment, intended to replace imports.

Reference: the Project 20385 developed by the Almaz Central marine design Bureau. Multi-purpose corvettes of this project are designed to detect and destroy submarines and surface ships, providing landing, and solve various tasks in the near Maritime zone. The ships placed artillery, missile, anti-submarine, sonar and radar systems. The project provides a hangar for helicopter Ka-27.

Displacement of a vessel - of 2,200 tons, cruising range - 3500 miles, endurance - 15 days crew - 99. Ship armament: 100-mm gun mount A-190-01, two 30-mm anti-aircraft AK-630M, universal missile complex "Caliber-NCE", anti-aircraft missile complex "redoubt", the ASW complex "Package", anti-submarine helicopter Ka-27.

Aviation of the Pacific fleet added a new transport passenger plane An-140-100. This was reported "Interfax" in a press-service TOF.

A new liner is designed for passenger transportation to a distance of 3.7 thousand km, the aircraft can be no more than 52 people.

Reference: An-140-100 is equipped with two turboprop engines located on the wings of the aircraft, have a sufficient height for safe execution of the takeoff and landing even on unpaved airfield runways.

Military recruits will no longer serve on warships and submarines of the Navy. As reported by the newspaper "Izvestia" in the headquarters of the Northern fleet, conscripts would serve only in the land units.

Navy ships from 2017 completed with passing service by contract servicemen. The recruits, according to the publication, will be used in part of coastal troops — motorized infantry brigade and units of the marine corps.

As told former Deputy commander of the Navy Admiral Igor Katasonov, the transition to the formation of crews of military contractors began under defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.


Moscow helicopter plant named after M. L. Mil received from the RF Ministry of defense technical reference for the development of a modernized version of the heavy transport Mi-26 helicopter, dubbed Mi-26Т2В, said "Interfax-AVN" a source in the aviation industry.

According to the source, it is planned that R & d in progress will be financed by the Ministry of defence and the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" with the subsequent compensation costs through the sale price of helicopters for their subsequent purchase Air and space forces (VKS).

"To finish joint state testing of the Mi-26Т2В is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018," said the source.

He noted that this year's helicopter plant "Rostvertol" will continue the supply of Russian air force helicopter Mi-26 in the base set. It is planned to deliver two helicopters of this type in the past year was given a one machine.

The interlocutor of the Agency said that the Mi-26Т2В is developed on the basis of the serial Mi-26 with the use of scientific and technological potential created in the development in the interests of a foreign customer of Mi-26T2.

According to him, the Mi-26Т2В will be able to perform takeoff and landing from unprepared sites. It will be equipped with autopilot and new avionics, allowing to operate at any time of the day. Also on the Mi-26Т2В will establish a modernized digital communications systems and on-Board defense system to improve the survival rate of the helicopter. The helicopter will be able to perform combat missions in even the most adverse climatic and weather conditions day and night, explained the Agency interlocutor.


Concerns Ruselectronics and "United instrument manufacturing Corporation" (uimc) will be converted into a single holding company. About it as transfers "Interfax", said the press service of the state Corporation rostec, which owns both structures.

As noted in the "Rostec", the company, headed by Grigory Elkin (now the first Deputy head of defence and General designer on the subject of automated control systems and military communications) will combine the expertise in the production of components and finished products. Association holding companies will be part of the strategy of electronic cluster of the Corporation, which must be formed by individual product divisions.

Reference: the holding company Ruselectronics was founded in 1997 to 2009 (when he was transferred to "the Corporation") is a separate public company, called "Russian electronics". At the moment consolidating over 100 manufacturers of electronic components, semiconductor devices and materials, microwave technology, and information management systems and communications. Revenue in 2015 of 59 billion rubles.

"United instrument Corporation" created in the "Rosteh" in 2014. The holding company is engaged in coordination of works in the field of creation of systems of communication, navigation, electronic warfare, information protection and automated control of troops. Manages such a large main developers of electronic equipment, as the concern "Sozvezdie" concern "VEGA", JSC "control Systems". Revenue in 2015 — 105 billion rubles.


In the Western military district (ZVO) today began a sudden check combat readiness of formations and military units, the press service of the military district. The Ministry said that the decision to test was taken, the acting commander of ZVO, Lieutenant-General Viktor Astapov.

According to the defense Ministry, in the highest degree of combat readiness, brought infantry, artillery, missile and anti-aircraft missile brigade, the brigade management support. In addition, check the combat readiness of the army aviation brigade, Leningrad naval base and military Commissariat of St. Petersburg, Pskov, Novgorod regions and Karelia Republic.


On the 13-th International exhibition and conference on defence technology IDEX-2017, which will be held from 19 to 23 February in Abu Dhabi (UAE), military products, will present 38 Russian organizations, including 10 subjects of military technical cooperation, reported the press service of the FSMTC.

The area of the Russian exposition, organized by the JSC "Rosoboronexport" will amount to 1379 sq. m military Products (983 exhibit, of which 202 samples) are provided by 38 organizations, including 10 of the MTC entities: the State Corporation "rostec", JSC "Rosoboronexport", JSC "Scientific and production Corporation "Uralvagonzavod", JSC "EKO Concern "Almaz-Antey", JSC "KBP", JSC "NPO "ALLOY", JSC "NPO "Basalt", JSC "NPO "Pribor", JSC "shvabe – defense and Protection", JSC "PO "UOMZ".

In the form of models, mockups and other promotional materials for the Russian exposition will be represented by: su-35, double multifunctional frontline fighter MiG-29M2, training (combat training) Yak-130, a military transport aircraft Il-76MD (with PS-90 engine Il-76MD-90A), combat reconnaissance and attack helicopter Ka-52 military transport Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopter Mi-171SH, the upgraded T-90S tank (ind. 188МС), support combat vehicle tanks BMPT, BTR-80/82A infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3M, missile gun boat project 12300 Skorpion, patrol boat project 14310 "Mirage", the amphibious hovercraft project 12322 "bison" air defense missile system s-400 "Triumph" air defense missile-gun complex 2К22М1 "Tunguska-M1" anti-aircraft missile complex 9К33М3 "OSA-AKM" and other military products.

In the outdoor area will showcase special armored vehicle SBM VPK-233136 and special police vehicle VPK-3924 "Medved" (SPM-3).

Members of the Russian delegation will take part in the business and demonstration program of the exhibition. For partners from the region will conduct the presentation of certain types of military equipment and systems.

The Russian delegation will be headed by the Minister of industry and trade of Russian Federation Denis Manturov, the Deputy head of the delegation, Deputy Director of the FSMTC of Russia Aleksey Frolkin.

The exhibition is held under the patronage of the President of the United Arab Emirates and Supreme commander his Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan with the support of the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates.

The theme of the exhibition – weapons and military equipment for land forces, military-air and naval forces, as well as defense forces.

Total exhibition area – more than 133 thousand square meters is Planned the participation of more than 900 companies from 56 countries.


Specialists of the Main armored Directorate of the Ministry of defence and industry representatives began testing a new and promising models of weapons, military and special equipment in Arctic conditions. This was announced by Deputy defense Minister army General Dmitry Bulgakov.

"In the next few weeks on modern samples snegurochkoy equipment they will have to pass difficult route from the village of Tiksi (Sakha Republic (Yakutia) to Kotelny island (the largest island in the archipelago of the Novosibirsk Islands in the island group of Anjou. Area of 23200 km - approx. TASS) and back on the ice cover of the Laptev sea, the Straits between the Islands and the coastal zone," - said Bulgakov. He also added that the equipment and personnel of the expedition ready for the March.

Bulgakov noted that during the March, the length of which will amount to more than 2 thousand km, will be assessed a separate new technical solutions on samples of military tracked vehicles, "allowing low temperatures (down to minus 60 degrees Celsius) to maintain the autonomy required the willingness of the sample to perform tasks, maintaining the microclimate in the inhabited offices, especially the movement hummocks, deep snow in the polar night, during snow storms with wind speeds exceeding 35 m/s and other features of the far North".

According to Bulgakov, the trials of army snowmobiles, two-section crawler-transporters, special vehicles for low pressure tires on the basis of cross-country vehicles TREKOL, and upgraded two-tier conveyors collection DT-10ПМ and DT-30ПМ.

In addition, will be tested for body-containers, frame-inflatable-fabricated tents to provide accommodation and maintenance of military tracked vehicles, means determining the thickness of ice in stationary and portable versions, a new water treatment plant and desalination plant, medical provisions.


Defense company "2566-th repair plant electronics" has successfully tested the SAM vehicles 9А33-1V "Wasp", reports "Military parity" with reference to the Ministry of defense of Belarus.

The tests were carried out to confirm the claimed characteristics of the presented MO technical requirements. In particular, the objectives were to improve the combat capabilities and performance characteristics, operational reliability, increase service life of 10 years, to improve noise immunity of electronic equipment and others.

During the field tests were conducted missile tests, which confirmed the high combat capabilities of the modernized complex.

Reference: BM 9A33-1B was first demonstrated at the exhibition MILEX 2014 in Minsk and aroused great interest of specialists. The tests were carried out in the framework of the project "Dozor".

The armed forces of Russia will receive for the first two tests of the latest light fighter MiG-35 in this and next year, said the head of UAC Yury Slyusar, reports RIA Novosti.

Reference: MiG-35 (NATO reporting: "Fulcrum-F" — "fulcrum") is a designation of promising Russian light multipurpose fighter of generation "4++".

The MiG-35 is designed to gain air superiority and applying effective strikes with precision weapons on ground and surface targets from outside of the zone of antiaircraft defense (air defense) of the enemy.


"Rosoboronexport" in 2016, has signed contracts for the supply of weapons and military equipment to India worth more than $ 2 billion. This was announced by Deputy General Director of the company Sergey Grislawski, reports RIA Novosti.

He added that he was signed as a fairly large contracts and small contracts for the supply of spare parts and accessories.

Referring to overall sales of Russian weapons, Sergei Goreslavsky said that Russia's military operation in Syria has increased the interest of foreign customers to the missile system Club-N and Club-S (export version "Caliber"), as well as robotized complexes of the family "Uranium".

He added that the aircraft equipment interest foreign customers cause multirole and combat helicopters, and multirole fighters, fighter-bombers, unmanned aerial vehicles.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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