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  • Russian Agent & 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military & Intelligence...

    10/04/2012 12:13:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/houston/press-releases/2012/russian-agent-and-10-other-members-of-procurement-network-for-russian-military-and-intelligence-operating-in-the-u.s.-and-russia-indicted-in-new-york Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York Defendants Also Include Texas- and Russia-Based Corporations; 165 Persons and Companies ‘Designated’ by Commerce Department U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2012 BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally...
  • Russian military buys S-400 missiles

    03/20/2012 9:39:58 PM PDT · by U-238 · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/20/2012 | UPI
    The Russian Defense Ministry and Moscow's Avangard armaments plant have signed a 3-year contract for S-400 missiles. Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdiukov and Moscow Machine-Building Plant Avangard Chief Executive Officer Gennadi Kozhin signed the agreement. The anti-aircraft missiles will be supplied to Russian army anti-aircraft missile batteries. The S-400 "Triumph" anti-aircraft system became operational in 2007 as a successor system to the Soviet-era S-300. Avangard will be the sole supplier of missiles for the S-400 system but the value of the contract wasn't disclosed, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on its Web site, The types of missiles to be provided...
  • Croatia looking to give military jets facelift

    02/04/2011 9:42:45 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies
    Croatian Times ^ | 2/5/2011 | Croatian Times
    The Croatian Ministry of Defence has invited representatives from Russian fighter aircraft manufacturers to evaluate whether any of Croatia's fighter planes could be modernized. Representatives of the Russian company MiG and Rosoboronexport agency will be coming to Croatia to evaluate the condition of several 20-year-old planes that they manufactured. Croatia is looking to either modernize its current stock or buy some new or used planes. Eight planes should be modernized according to the Ministry of Defense's plan, costing the state some 20 million dollars. Considering that these planes are more than 30 years old, only the manufacturer can decide whether...
  • New control systems for Russian Strategic Missile Forces

    02/03/2011 9:51:52 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    BNS via Brahmand.com ^ | 1/27/2010 | BNS via Brahmand.com
    Russia is introducing a fourth generation automated control systems for its Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) with triple-redundant communication links, a media report said. Izvestia newspaper quoting SMF Commander Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said, the new automated control systems are based on digital alert transmission systems. "The RSVN is currently introducing fourth generation automated control systems. Each system will have guaranteed triple communications redundancy," he was quoted as saying. The strategic nuclear launch systems are ageing hence the importance of command and control links, he added. The Strategic Missile Forces reportedly have a total of 538 ICBMs, including 306 SS-25 Sickle...
  • Russia to develop new heavy ICBM by 2020

    12/20/2010 9:24:38 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/20/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia's state arms procurement program through 2020 provides for the development of a new heavy ballistic missile, a leading missile designer said on Monday. The final decision should be made in 2012-13 by the expert community, not solely the Defense Ministry, said Yury Solomonov of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (MITT), the developer of the troubled Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile. "This matter is beyond the Defense Ministry's competence. It is a matter of state importance," he said. "Heavy ICBM" refers to a class of missiles with a heavy throw weight between five and nine metric tons and a length...
  • New Russian Uniforms Get Troops Sick

    12/17/2010 12:21:23 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 1+ views
    AFP via Military.com ^ | 12/15/2010 | AFP
    Russia's sharp new military uniforms, created by a top fashion designer, have landed hundreds in hospital after proving too thin to withstand the ferocious winter cold, a state daily said Wednesday. Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported that between 60 and 250 servicemen have been laid up with everything from flu to pneumonia as Arctic chills sweep through the country's northern reaches. "They literally felt naked outside," the paper quoted the mother of one soldier as saying. "Many of them ended up in hospital. Ours developed pneumonia," she said of her son. The government daily said defense officials have admitted not receiving complaints...
  • Russian Military To Receive 1,300 Types Of Weaponry By 2020

    12/16/2010 10:21:52 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/13/2010 | RIA Novosti
    The Russian Armed Forces will receive over 1,300 types of weaponry in line with a draft arms procurement program until 2020, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday. "We will need to set up new or expand the existing production lines to manufacture 220 of the new types of weaponry," Putin told a meeting on the program, which is expected to be adopted by the yearend. More than 20 trillion rubles ($640.7 billion) will be earmarked for weapons procurement, three times more than is allocated in the existing 2007-2015 program, he added. The new program stipulates the upgrade of up...
  • Russia's arms exports: Farewell to arms, hello to profits

    11/03/2010 8:38:34 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 11/3/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport accounts for 85% of the country's arms sales worldwide, with the remainder coming from several companies authorized to deal in arms on the global market. Rosoboronexport was established November 4, 2000 by presidential decree, replacing its predecessors, Rosvooruzheniye and the Promexport company. In the past ten years, Russian arms exports have soared, growing from $3.7 billion in 2000 to $5.8 billion in 2004 and from $7.5 billion in 2007 to an estimated $10 billion this year. With contracts totaling $34 billion, Russia is the second-largest exporter of arms and military equipment after the United States,...
  • Russian military test-fires 3 ballistic missiles

    10/28/2010 9:14:34 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | 10/28/2010 | AP via Google News
    Russia's military on Thursday successfully test-fired three intercontinental ballistic missiles in one day during training of its strategic forces. The Defense Ministry said the Bryansk nuclear submarine of the navy's Northern Fleet on Thursday launched a Sineva missile from the Barents Sea at a range on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Another nuclear sub, the Georgy Pobedonosets of the Pacific Fleet, test fired an RSM-50 from the Sea of Okhotsk at a testing range in the northwestern Arkhangelsk region. Both types of missiles have a range of about 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles), according to Russian media reports. The military also fired a...
  • Russians Admit Their Stuff Sucks

    10/07/2010 10:24:49 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    The Stratregy Page ^ | 10/7/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The recent Russian decision to buy four Mistral amphibious assault ships from France is just the beginning. According to the Russian Defense Minister, Russia will seek more Western weapons and military equipment. Russia is planning to spend over $600 billion in the next decade to replace aging Cold War gear. The Defense Ministry insists that the Mistral deal is but the first of many. Russia already has a deal with Israel, to build a factory in Russia to build Israeli UAVs under license. This arrangement may be aborted because the Israelis apparently expect Russia to stop selling advanced weapons to...
  • Vostok 2010 and the Very Curious Hypothetical Opponent

    07/18/2010 12:06:39 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 7/12/2010 | Jacob W. Kipp
    Recently, Roger McDermott, a regular contributor to this publication, offered an excellent overview of the operational-strategic exercise being conducted in Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East by the Russian armed forces (EDM, July 6). McDermott correctly pointed to the role of the exercise in testing concepts associated with the “new look” reforms and called attention to the exercise’s testing the speed of deployment of brigades, their combat readiness, and capacity to engage in combined-arms combat in an air/land battle, and their logistical support to sustain combat actions. He also noted that while the scenario dealt with a wide range...
  • Russia picks up French combat optics

    07/15/2010 2:15:19 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | 6/28/2010 | UPI
    Russia's main arms exporter has signed a string of deals with a leading French defense firm for provision of night-vision devices on combat vehicles. The contract was signed between Russia's Rosoboronexport and France's Thales company and concerns night-vision devices for Russia's T-90 tanks that will be manufactured under a licensed agreement at an optical-mechanical plant in Vologda, Russian media reported. "Under the contract, Russia has the right to assemble thermal imaging systems for armored vehicles under license in Vologda, with the subsequent maintenance," said Igor Sevastyanov, head of the Russian defense company, according to RIA Novosti.
  • Russia reorganises Soviet-era military structure

    07/15/2010 12:22:39 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Brahmand.com ^ | 7/15/2010 | Brahmand.com
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a radical restructuring of the country’s armed forces command system with an aim to reform the Soviet-era military behemoth into a ‘lean but mean’ force capable of fighting the modern network centric warfare. The decree signed by Medvedev also aims to reform the logistic support system of the armed forces. “Under the Presidential decree existing six military districts will be reorganised into four united strategic commands (USC) and an integrated logistic support system,” Chief of the General Staff, Army General Nikolai Makarov announced Wednesday. Under the reformed command structure The Moscow and Leningrad military...
  • Russia holding exercises off Japan’s coast

    07/14/2010 2:55:09 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    Japan Security Watch ^ | 7/14/2010 | Kyle Mizokami
    One of the problems of living at the gateway to Asia is that anyone who lives in Asia, well, has to go through the gate. Such is Japan’s problem lately, with China and now Russia holding exercises and transiting ships near its borders. Anyone who lives in a large apartment building directly above the garage can probably sympathize. Russia conducted a military drill last weekend on Etorofu, one of four Russian-held islands off Hokkaido claimed by Japan, despite a request by Tokyo not to do so. A press officer in the military’s Far East district said Saturday-Sunday drill was “the...
  • Russia to deliver 21 transport helicopters to Afghanistan

    07/12/2010 5:01:34 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 7/12/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia will supply Afghanistan with 21 Mi-17 Hip military transport helicopters, an Afghan television channel reported on Monday. According to Tolo television, the contract is worth $300 million and was concluded with the approval of the ? command in Afghanistan. Russian envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti on Monday that NATO had yet to agree on the exact delivery date of some time in July, although the alliance has voiced the need for Russian transport helicopters a long time ago.
  • Russian Helicopters Develops A Range Of New-Generation Unmanned Rotorcraft

    07/06/2010 10:50:21 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Defense Talk ^ | 7/2/2010 | Russian Helicopters JSC
    At the 4th International Forum and Exhibition Unmanned Multipurpose Vehicle Systems - UVS-TECH 2010, held as part of Engineering Technologies 2010 that opens today in Zhukovsky,Russian Helicopters rotorcraft-manufacturing holding company showcases two perspective unmanned helicopters, Korshun and Ka-135. These models are designed under Russian Helicopters program on developing a broad spectrum of vertical take-off and landing UAVs within three categories: long range (over 400 km), medium range (up to 400 km) and close range (up to 100 km). Korshun medium-range unmanned helicopter weighs 500 kg and enjoys the range of 300 km, payload of 150 kg and maximum speed of...
  • Russian Military Set To Continue Bulava Missile Tests

    07/05/2010 10:43:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    RIA Novosti via Space Daily ^ | 7/5/2010 | RIA Novosti via Space Daily
    A state investigation commission has recommended the continuation of tests on the troubled Bulava ballistic missile following a probe into the most recent test failure, a first deputy defense minister said on Wednesday. Only 5 of the 12 Bulava launches have been officially reported as successful and late last month the commission sent the government the results of its investigation into the latest failure: a launch from the Dmitry Donskoy cruiser in the White Sea in early December 2009. "The state commission, which had been set up to investigate the failed launches of the Bulava, completed its work in June...
  • Russia to hold talks with France on purchasing artillery navigation system

    07/01/2010 2:27:45 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 3+ views
    Defense Professionals/RIA Novosti ^ | Defense Professionals/RIA Novosti
    As RIA Novosti reports, the Russian Defense Ministry will hold talks during an international engineering forum near Moscow with France's Sagem Defense Securite on the possible purchase of a Sigma 30 inertial navigation system. The Engineering Technologies International Forum 2010 will be held from June 30 through July 4 in the town of Zhukovsky, 40 kilometers southeast of Moscow. Earlier this month, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin invited the French-based Sagem company (SAFRAN group), a European leader in defense and consumer electronics, for talks in Moscow. Popovkin said Russia is interested in purchasing the Sigma 30 artillery navigation and...
  • Fire breaks out at Russian missile maker

    06/30/2010 10:42:50 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 1+ views
    AFP via Space Daily.com ^ | 6/30/2010 | AFP via Space Daily.com
    A major fire broke out Wednesday in Moscow at a building belonging to Russian missile manufacturer Almaz, the maker of air defence weapons including the S-300 missile system, officials said. The fire at the company's design bureau had spread over an area measuring 800 square metres (8,500 square feet) and dozens of firefighters had been sent to the scene, a spokesman for the Emergency Ministry, Yevgeny Bobylev said. State television pictures showed a huge cloud of grey smoke rising into the sky from the area affected in the north of Moscow. Its cause was not immediately clear
  • Half of Moscow Region Kubinka military airfield to go under hammer

    06/29/2010 8:28:39 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 6/20/2010 | RIA Novosti
    The Russian Defense Ministry will auction part of the Moscow Region Kubinka military aerodrome in July for 212 million rubles ($8.6 million), a statement published on the ministry's website said. A runway divides the aerodrome into two parts. One side contains an aircraft display center and the other side is being cleared ahead of the auction, a source from the defense ministry told Kommersant business daily. The source said the decision was made around a year ago and that the runway will still be used by both private investors and servInvestment group Nafta Moskva, which owns Russia's luxurious Rublyovka real...