Category: Russia

Reliance, AlmazAntey to jointly develop air defence missile system

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group has signed an agreement with Russia's manufacturer of Air Defence Missile Systems, AlmazAntey, to work jointly on a range of air defence missile and radar systems for the Indian defence forces, the former said in a release Thursday. In a deal which coincides with PM Narendra Modi's visit to Russia, Anil…

India will buy more Talwar-class frigate from Russia

The Talwar class are a class of guided missile frigates designed for the Indian Navy. The Talwar class has a displacement of 4,000 tons and speed of 30 knots and is capable of accomplishing a wide variety of missions  such as Finding and eliminating enemy submarines  and large surface ships with Anti ship missiles and Anti submarine warefare. Due to the use of stealth technologies and…

Putin’s gambit over Syria is proving to be dual-edged sword

BEIRUT - Eleven weeks after Moscow launched its first airstrikes in Syria, the scream of Russian warplanes have become so familiar in rebel-held areas that even children recognize them. But the military map of the conflict has changed little, and the Kremlin's forces have become another set of players in a civil war that seems…

Russia’s Sukhoi optimistic about Tata for India joint venture

MOSCOW: Russia's top aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi is exploring the possibility of investing in an Indian joint venture (JV) for the maintenance and spares production of its combat aircraft Su 30 in what could make India a hub for the fighter fleets operating in the region. Atop Sukhoi executive told that the liberalised foreign direct investment…

Russian cabinet approves long delayed Indo-russian joint venture MTA aircraft

The Multi-role Transport Aircraft (MTA) is a medium-airlift military transport aircraft which is being developed as a joint venture of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) of India. The two companies began the joint venture in 2009, and are each investing US$300 million in the project. The MTA is intended to…

Russian-Indian combined exercise Indra 2016 will be held far eastern Russia’s Primorye territory

The Russian-Indian joint military exercises Indra-2016 will be held for the first time at the Sergeyevsky firing range in Russia’s Far Eastern Primorye territory, spokesman for Russia’s Eastern Military District Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said on Thursday. "For the first time, the joint Russian-Indian drills Indra-2016 are planned to be conducted at the Sergeyevsky firing range…

Strategic Bombers to Cruise Missiles: Russian Federation Steps up Attack on ISIS

Russian Federation on Friday unleashed cruise missiles from warships in the Caspian Sea at targets across Syria, the defence minister said, as Moscow kept up its intensified bombardments in the war-torn country. Russian Federation began its air campaign in Syria on 30 September. Russian military are writing "For Paris" on bombs destined for targets in…

RUSSIA, CHINA SIGN CONTRACT WORTH OVER $2 BILLION FOR SU-35 FIGHTER JETS

China is to purchase a cluster of 24 Sukhoi-35 contender planes from Russia in an arrangement worth more than $2 billion, an industry source told Reuters on Thursday, in a move that may offer the Kremlin's some assistance with straining accounts. A representative for Russian state holding Rostec affirmed an arrangement between the two nations…

Russia Seeks To Energize Asian Presence

MOSCOW — With Russia's defense industry cut off from Western markets following a series of sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union last summer, Moscow has been hyping up efforts to bolster its presence in Asia. Russian arms exports already have a firm presence in the region. According to a report released earlier this…

India leaning towards the Ka-226 helicopters

The Kamov Ka-226 is a small, twin-engined Russian utility helicopter. The Ka-226 features an interchangeable mission pod, rather than a conventional cabin, allowing the use of various accommodation or equipment configurations. The Ka-226 entered service in 2002. Variants of the Ka-226 have the NATO reporting name of Hoodlum.The military version of Ka-226T is designed for…