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Russia Begins Deployment of New Nebo-M Anti-Missile Radar Facilities

Russian Strategic Missile Defense troops have begun deploying the new Nebo-M (Heaven-M) anti-missile radar facility systems, a spokesman from the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said Thursday. “The mobile multi-range programmable Nebo-M complex is capable of performing tasks of providing information on small-sized aerodynamic and hypersonic targets in difficult jamming background, as well as provide information for anti-missile weapon systems,” ...

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India, Russia Sort Out Differences On Fighter Jet Project

India and Russia have generally agreed upon the amount and division of work during the research and development (R&D) stage of the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) project.  A contract for the R&D phase is being prepared and expected to be signed this year, said Yuli Slyusar, president and chairman of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) at Aero India 2015 ...

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Skunk Works Head Says New Spy Plane Needed

The Air Force’s current plans for high-altitude surveillance, keeping the decades-old U-2 flying while upgrading the new RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, will not meet the demands of the military for reconnaissance, and the service needs to start again with a new aircraft to replace both spy plans, the head of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works said. The Air Force’s fiscal 2016 ...

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Iran Reveals Details of New Cruise Missile-Capable Submarine

The new Be’sat submarine will have a displacement of 1,300 tons and will be capable of launching cruise missiles as well as torpedos. Iran is building a new submarine, called Be’sat, which will be capable of firing cruise missiles and laying underwater mines, the country’s Fars News Agency reported. “The Navy’s new subsurface vessel will be ready and launched soon to enhance ...

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Russian Air Force Awaits Cutting-Edge Transport Planes

The Russian military plans to buy an additional number of Ilyushin IL-76 MD-90A transport planes as part of its modernization program. The IL-76 MD-90A is an updated version of the IL-76MD, which itself is based on the IL-76 aircraft platform. “By 2020 we expect to have all 39 such aircraft lined up as part of the contract we signed with the Defense Ministry in 2012,” said  Sergei ...

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New Delhi Gets Full Access to Russian New Fighter Jet Technology

According to Indian ambassador in Moscow, defense companies involved in a joint project with Russia to build a Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) are satisfied with their access to Russian technologies. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Indian defense companies involved in a joint project with Russia to build a Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) are satisfied with their access to Russian technologies, the Indian ambassador in Moscow said, denying media ...

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China Conducts JL-2 Sub Missile Test

China carried out a flight test of its new JL-2 submarine-launched ballistic missile last month, highlighting Beijing’s nuclear buildup of missile submarines. The JL-2 flight test took place Jan. 23, according to defense officials familiar with details of the test. No details of the test were available. China in the past has conducted JL-2 flight tests from the Bohai Sea. ...

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Russia Angles to Snatch $20Bln Indian Fighter Jet Deal From France

Russia may be leveraging India’s anger at French aerospace firm Dassault to kill a $20 billion aircraft deal, after allegations that the company seriously misled New Delhi on pricing its Rafale fighter jets. After three years in limbo, Indian newspaper Business Standard reported on Monday that India’s defense ministry now considers the contract “essentially dead.”  Moscow lost out on the contract in 2012, when India chose Dassault’s Rafale fighters over ...

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Pakistan To Buy Jet Engines Directly From Russia

Pakistan will directly import engines from Russia to manufacture its JF-17 Thunder fighter jets. The engines were earlier imported via China. According to sources in ministry of defence production, China has recently issued no objection certificate (NOC) to Pakistan, which was earlier producing the fighter jet as a joint venture with China. “The Chinese NOC now allows Pakistan to import ...

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Argentina To Buy 20 Chinese-Made FC-1 Xiaolong fighter Jets

Pakistan/China likely to get first customer. Argentina and China signed deal for 20 FC-1 fighter aircraft in order to increase aerial capabilities of the Argentina. The move, which further raised tensions in the South Atlantic last night, follows a three-day visit by President Kristina de Kirchner to Beijing last week, in which Argentina secured 15 economic agreements and significant financial ...

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