Thursday, 27 October 2016

A-100 Premier program reaches milestone with flying laboratory taking to the skies

A flying laboratory for Russia’s advanced long-range radar detection and control aircraft A-100 Premier has taken to the skies for the first time, a spokesman for the United Instrument-Making Corporation told TASS on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. 
The A-100LL has been designed on basis of the A-50 AEW&C aircraft for ground and flight testing phases
(Credit: Rostec/UIMC)
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Helibras presented the first H225M fitted with MBDA Exocet Anti-Ship Missiles to the Brazilian Navy

Helibras opened the doors of its plant on Tuesday, 25, 2016 and performed a flight demonstration of the first armed H225M of the Brazilian Navy. It is the most complex helicopter being produced and developed by the company's Engineering Center within the H-XBR program.
INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has announced the new Hudson Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) to join its already-extensive fleet of special-purpose vehicles. The Hudson APC, based on a Toyota Land Cruiser 79 platform, has been specifically designed for SWAT, law enforcement and border patrol agencies, offering a reliable and compact solution for secure personnel transportation. The vehicle ensures a high level of maneuverability while securely and comfortably transporting eight passengers and one turret operator.
The INKAS Hudson APC
(Credit: INKAS)

Kazakhstan military delivered about 5 million rounds of ammunition to Kyrgyzstan

On Tuesday 26 october, an Army convoy from Kazakhstan has delivered arms and ammunition for the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan as part of the military and technical cooperation between the two countries, 24.kg Kyrgyz news agency reported.

Successful Firing of Saab RBS15 Anti-Ship Missile by Croatian Navy during HARPUN 16 Exercise

Defence and security company Saab announces another successful customer live firing of the RBS15 surface-to-surface missile system. On 19 October the Croatian Navy fired an RBS15 missile from the RTOP-42 Dubrovnik fast attack craft during the military exercise HARPUN 16.

Russia will receive three Polyana-D4M1 command and control systems in November

Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive three Polyana-D4M1 air defense missile brigade automated command and control systems in November, CEO of the Radio Plant in Penza in the Volga area Oleg Ratnikov said.
The Polyana-D4M1 ACCS
(Credit: Rosoboronexport)
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South Korea's DSME Launched the 2nd Type 209/1200 Submarine for Indonesia (TNI AL)

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) announced on October 24 that the second of three DSME1400 class submarines it is building for the Indonesian Navy has been launched at its Okpo Shipyard. This marks an important milestone in the ongoing submarine program for the Indonesian Navy, setting the stage for its sea trials, and eventual delivery on schedule in by October 2017. Work on successive boat is also underway. All three are expected to be delivered by the end of 2018.

Russia to complete rebuilding of Rogachevo airfield in Arctic by late 2017

The Rogachovo airfield on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic will be rebuilt in late 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister General of the Army Dmitry Bulgakov has told journalists. "Work is in progress at the Rogachovo airfield to expand and extend the runway and build the taxiways, ramp, aircraft anti-icing treatment area and other buildings and facilities. The airfield will be reconstructed in late 2017," the general said. 
An An-74 transport aircraft landing on ice airfield in Arctic
(Credit: Russian Geographical Society)
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Saab signs submarine and surface ship MoU with Polish Armaments Group

Defence and security company Saab announces it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), the biggest defence company in Poland. The document foresees the development of close cooperation between Saab and PGZ in the planning and delivery of Polish naval programs, including surface ship and submarine construction for the Polish Navy and export customers.

Russia’s Northern Fleet to receive 3K60 Bal coastal defense missile system

Russia’s Northern Fleet will receive the Bal (NATO reporting name: SSC-6 Sennight) coastal defense missile system to accomplish tasks in the Arctic, CEO of the Taifun Instrument-Manufacturing Plant in Kaluga in west Russia Andrei Petrakov said.