Russia’s naval aviation receives 8 upgraded Ka-27M deck-based helicopters

​”The helicopters feature upgraded onboard radio-electronic equipment and a new search system allowing for applying new means of searching for and destroying various types of submarines,” the Defense Ministry said. The crews of modernized Ka-27M helicopters are undergoing a special training course at the Naval Aviation Training Center in Yeisk, the Defense Ministry said. The […]

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​All-army stages of the Tank Biathlon and Suvorov Attack contests will be held in the Eastern MD

Preliminary stages the Tank Biathlon and Suvorov Attack contests of the International Army Games will be held at the Sergeyevsky range in the Primorsky Krai. Competitions among tank crews of military units and formations have already started. In 2017, Main Command of the Land Forces is to organize 6 international contests, four of them will […]

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Russia’s Black Sea Fleet received Project 19920 large hydrographic survey boat

The advanced Project 19920 BGK-2150 large hydrographic survey boat has joined Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the Defense Ministry’s press office said. A flag-raising ceremony was held in Sevastopol in Crimea, the press office added.     Project 19920 large hydrographic survey boat. Picture: Vympel Shipyard     The Project 19920 boat is the first advanced […]

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New radar complex Sopka-2 enters service on Russian Wrangel Island

​A new air-route radar complex, Sopka-2, has entered service on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean in northeast Russia, spokesman for Russia’s Eastern Military District Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said on Jan. 4. “The basic task of the new complex is to receive, generalize and analyze information on the air situation in the Arctic zone. Thanks […]

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​Russian airborne troops have now a regiment equipped with BMD-4M IFVs and BTR-MDM APCs

Russian Airborne Troops has received more modern Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) BMD-4M and Rakuska BTR-MDMtracked APC (Armored Personnel Carrier), according a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service.         More than 30 BMD-4M airborne fighting vehicles have been received by a Guards airborne regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division, the […]

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Innovations Make Russia’s Mi-28NM Copter an ‘Almost Perfect Combat Vehicle’

​Russia’s upgraded Mi-28NM Night Hunter attack helicopter has become “an almost perfect combat vehicle” thanks to a number of innovations, according to Alexander Mikheev, chief executive of the helicopter design and manufacturing company Russian Helicopters. Russian Helicopters has upgraded its Mi-28NM Night Hunter attack helicopter using a number of key innovations, which made the Mi-28NM […]

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Ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles to be designed for Russian Navy

Ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be designed for the needs of the Russian Navy’s naval aviation, the Russian naval aviation chief, Maj. Gen. Igor Kozhin, said on Jan. 2. “One of prospective directions for specialists of leading design bureaus is research and design aimed at creating an unmanned ship-based aircraft,” Kozhin said, without giving […]

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