The Russian Defense Ministry announced the modernization of the fleet of the heavy flamethrower systems TOS-1 ” Buratino” (Pinocchio) and TOS-1A”Solntsepek” (Sunburn) via Izvestia. There will be a new design of the TOS-1 and TOS-1A. The existing fleet will have the new technology added as well.
Turkey made an official statement pertaining the refusal of the contract termination with Russia. The S-400 anti aircraft systems will be supplied to Turkey. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007. The announcement came directly from the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
This week’s air defense exercises in Iran were the “premiere” of a new surface-to-air missile system (SAM). The first samples of the Bavar-373 SAM took part in exercises involving the air defense calculations of the Iranian Ground forces and the Islamic revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Russian Ministry of Finance (MinFin) announced proposed changes on October 19 pertaining to the defense budget. The new proposals are expected to save 20 billion Rubles ($257.4 million) annually. It is expected that law enforcement agencies would be restructured as well.
Russian physicists created an ultra-strong and transparent material for radio waves based on polyethylene and carbon nanotubes. It will protect radar from bad weather impact and even bullets. The achievement is described in a scientific article published in the journal Technical Physics.
The Zaslon Scientific and Technical Center plans to equip Mi-28NM helicopters with a mechanism for launching mini-drones. The mechanism will include the modular cluster unit of the unguided aircraft missiles (NAR) B 8V 10U V. The main difference from the currently-used weapons is the ability to adapt the number of guides for missiles for each task.
The Chairman of the French Senate Commission on International Affairs and Defense, Christian Cambon, believes that Russia and France could establish a new European security structure that would differ from NATO. He said this in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper, published on Tuesday.
Recently, the American strategic bombers were observed over Ukraine skies near the capital and the Black Sea. Kiev and Odessa residents reported seeing them in the sky, during the active phase of the joint efforts exercise. Hence, the US bombers seen did not enter the Ukraine air space by accident.
The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on September 25, his new order to create a Military Science Council to work on the country’s own weapons system. The announcement was commemorated to the 15th anniversary of the operational strategic command of the armed forces of the Republic.
Last, week Haaretz published an opinion piece authored by Chuck Freilich titled “Can a Nuclear-armed Saudi Arabia Be Israel’s Partner for Peace?” The article was written by Charles Freilich, a former Israeli deputy national security adviser and long-time senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center.
On Friday, a Russian language teacher was arrested in the Ukrainian city of Kherson. She is remanded in custody until October 9th. This is unsafe, as Coronavirus numbers continue to increase in Ukraine. The pandemic is taking a huge toll on Ukraine now. The accused, Tatyana Kuzmich, is charged with treason.
Talks surrounding Cuba and Russia re-establishing close ties have been surfacing since 2014. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union provided financial support to Cuba. However, after the collapse of the USSR, it halted. Back in the 1970s, the Soviet Navy ships visited but never had a full fledged base in Cuba.
The new supersonic missile of the long range Hermes has been unveiled at the Army-2020 Expo. The expo wraps up on August 29. The Army 2020 is funded by the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to the representative of the Shipnov Instrument Design Bureau the supersonic missile can destroy all foreign tanks.
A new weapon has been unveiled during this week at the Army-2020 Expo. The new weapon is designed by the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering. The weapon is specifically engineered for the Russian special forces. One if its main advantages is its silent operation.
Russia premiered the new BMP at its Army 2020 forum. The Army 2020 continues until August 29. For the first time, the BMP-3 Manul was demonstrated at the stand of the Kurgan machine-building plant (Part of JSC NPO “high-Precision complexes” of Rostec group). The new BMP has a redesigned BMP-3 chassis.
Austria issued a removal order for a Russian diplomat. The order gives the Russian diplomat one week to leave the country. The Russian Embassy in Austria did not make an official statement pertaining to the current situation. An official did say the situation is just a misunderstanding.
Last week, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation made an official proposal to classify information about the defense sector, which is not a state secret, as confidential, and make it an official secret. This is according to the draft of the military department to amend the law “on defense.”
China announced its fifth generation two-seat fighter. It is the first in the world, if in fact it is true. Besides unveiling the design, it does not mean it is a success. China has a history of failure and is not strong in defense. Last, year, China mentioned the development of the fifth generation jet.
Libya has been embroiled in a civil war. The conflict began to escalate in April 2019 in Lybia, when field Marshal Khalifa Haftar launched his campaign to capture the capital, Tripoli. With the support of foreign forces, including Egypt, France, and others, he felt quite confident opposing the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, supported by Turkey, Italy, and Qatar.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation made an official proposal to classify information about the defense sector, which is not a state secret, as confidential, and make it an official secret. This is according to the draft of the military department to amend the law “on defense.”
Russia announced that the upgraded Ka-52M attack helicopter made the first flight a success. The upgraded helicopter received weapons unified with the Mi-28MN and new radar equipment. Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation reported on the first flight of the modernized Ka-52M attack helicopter.
The Russian self-loading large-caliber sniper rifle OSV-96, designed to defeat light-armored vehicles at a long distance, received a civilian modification. The rifle, which uses a 12,7×108 mm cartridge, is in demand in the civil market in the field of geological exploration, mining and pipeline laying.
India’s Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh, has announced that the Ministry of Defense is now getting ready to play a bigger role in the “Self-reliant India Initiative.” As such, the Ministry of Defense will impose a ban on the import, that is, an embargo, on more than 101 items.
A Russian Air Force squadron is expecting new 2S42 Lotos. In 2019, at the Army forum, the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH) presented a new 120-mm self-propelled artillery gun 2S42 Lotos, which should replace the Russian landing forces self-propelled gun-howitzer-mortar 2S9 Nona-S.
China’s state-run publication Global Times reported that the fifth generation of strike fighters can include the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, as well as the Chinese J-20, but not the Russian SU-57. Last month, Russia announced a 5th generation prototype of the SU-57 fighter jet.
This week, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the testing of the first nuclear powered Poseidon carrier submarine. The new technology is able to destroy a whole city. However, if ever Poseidon testing goes wrong and it explodes, it would cause a much worse nuclear disaster than Fukushima.
Russia announced that it started testing a super weapon that can deliver a global strike on any country in the world. The statement may be over ambitious, but given the released image and description, this is a very scary and dangerous technology. The Ministry of Defense described the weapons’ capabilities.
Rugged Electronic devices are specially designed to operate reliably in harsh usage environments and conditions, such as strong vibrations, extreme temperatures and wet or dusty conditions which makes them get used for military and defense field particularly.
Russia announced a new project pertaining to the creation of the one universal engine for the Russian SU series fighter jets. Currently, Russia uses SU-27, SU-30, and SU-35 fighters. The SU-30SM and SU-35 are considered the most modern serial fighters in service within Russian defense sector.
Russia announced the laying of six new ships. Russian President Vladimir Putin was present at the ceremony at the shipyard in Kerch, where two of the six ships were laid, the Mitrofan Moskalenko and Ivan Rogov. Two Admiral Gorshkov-type frigates of project 22350 were also laid down at the Severnaya Verf plant in St. Petersburg.
Last week, Georgian soldiers arrived for the NATO peace keeping mission in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, within a week of arrival in Afghanistan, 28 Georgian soldiers were infected with the Coronavirus. The source of the virus appears to be from the Afghan personnel. The infected soldiers were sent home.
The global disposable protective clothing market was valued at $2.6 Trillion in 2018 and is projected to reach $46.8 Trillion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2019 to 2026. Protective clothing refers to various suits and uniforms worn to protect the user from harm. Protective clothing protects the personnel from physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Disposable protective clothing offers protection without the inconvenience of having to decontaminate used suits.
On July 13, Roscosmos announced on Twitter the development of a new rocket to replace Soyuz. Work is underway on a new commercial medium-class rocket with a methane engine, which will replace the legendary Soyuz-2 family. The new methane rocket will be more cost efficient and more reliable.
Travel restrictions imposed during the coronavirus outbreak has changed how the ICT industry operates on a significant scale. The pandemic has resulted in suspension of major business decisions in the sector. In addition, a number of projects have either been delayed or cancelled. Consequently, the demand for indium gallium arsenide is likely to dip in the near term. On the other hand, the demand for InGaAs is likely to be disrupted only till the end of 2020. The global indium gallium arsenide market has been projected to grow at an impressive 8.5% CAGR throughout the assessment period between 2020 and 2030.
A joint project between Russian and Italian scientists resulted in a new stealth material. A fundamentally new version of stealth masking, which will allow a radar signal directed at an object not to be reflected or absorbed, but simply pass through, as if there is no object.
The Russian army will have unmanned vehicles in service by next year. The vehicles are made by legendary Soviet auto maker, Kamaz. The new self driving military trucks are currently going through final testing in the Arctic. According to Kamaz representatives, the new model has shown successful performance results.
Russia posted a new patent pertaining to defense technology and the vertical launch of a rocket. In may 2020, the US Navy tested the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER), designed to destroy enemy missile defense systems.
Russia announced a 5th generation prototype of the SU-57 fighter jet. The new model, Metropolis, is expected to be completed by 2022. The tests of the Metropolis are scheduled to start in two years. Currently, tests of pre-production samples of the SU-57 are being completed.
On Wednesday, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, spoke at a joint press conference with President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. During a press conference, President Trump said that the United States plans to reduce American military personnel stationed in Germany.
On June 26, the head of the Russian delegation in Vienna stated that there are no prerequisites for the modernization of the Vienna Document, which was initiated by 34 states. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held its annual conference in Vienna from June 23-25. The statement came post-OSCE Conference.
Russia announced the development of medical robots that can be used in a variety of applications. One of the main utilizations of such robots will be to evacuate wounded and stricken soldiers from the battlefield. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
The Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh came to Moscow to participate in the 75th Victory Day Parade commemorating the end of World War II. It is expected to be the largest parade in Russian history. To note, Syrian military personnel are also involved in the parade, and completed a practice run on June 23.