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Monday, 27 June 2016

New Russian-made S-350 Vityaz air defense missile system will be ready very soon.

The first prototype of the S-350 air defense missile system will be ready in the imminent future, Sergei Babakov, head of the air defense missile troops department of the Russian Aerospace Force’s Air and Ballistic Missile Defense Forces Command, said. The air defense missile system will be delivered to the Russian Armed Forces in accordance with the schedule, he added.
Russian-made S-350 Vityaz air defense missile system at MAKS 2016 Air Show near Moscow, Russia.
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Ilyushin resumes Il-214 medium airlifter development through self-funding

Russian airframer Ilyushin has resumed the development of the Il-214 medium airlifter at its own expense. Previously, the plane had been co-developed with India under the MTA program, the company’s press office has told journalists. 
An artistic rendering of Ilyushin's future Il-214 medium airlifter
(Credit: Ilyushin)
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Russia ready to develop wheeled howitzer based on Kamaz-6560 truck and 2S35 howitzer.

Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) is willing to developed self-propelled guns (SPG) based on wheeled chassis, according to a source in the indigenous defense industry. The wheeled variant of Koalitsiya-SV has yet to be officially unveiled. However, Russian newspaper Vestnik Mordovii has published the photo of the system designated as 2S35-1 Koalitsiya-SV-KSh (KSh stands for wheeled chassis-based, Kolyosnoye Shassi) on the move.
Scale model project of Russian-made wheeled self-propelled howitzer.
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Video: Belgian Frigate LĂ©opold I (Karel Doorman-class) Testing Seasparrow Missiles and Main Gun

From 6 to 16 June, Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I took part in two multinational exercises near Andenes in Northern Norway, beyond the Arctic Circle. Both exercises were intended to test both anti-surface and anti-ship missiles defensive techniques. During one of the exercises, the frigate launched a RIM-7 Seasparrow surface to air missile.

Eurosatory 2016: Meet Survey Copter's TRACKER 120 mini-UAV

Survey Copter, an Airbus Group subsidiary and one of the pioneering companies in the design, production and customer operational support of mini-UAVs chose Eurosatory 2016 to highlight one if its major products, the TRACKER 120 mini-UAV.
Survey Copter's TRACKER 120 mini-UAV
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Almaz to upgrade Algeria`s Project 1234EM Nanuchka II-class Missile Corvette beyond 2015

Russia`s Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Russian acronym: OSK) is planning to upgrade Algeria`s Project 1234EM (NATO reporting name: Nanuchka-class) corvette beyond 2015, according to the company`s 2015 annual report.

US Navy Accepts Delivery of Seventh Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7)

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony in Mobile, June 24. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the seventh ship of the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) class.

Russian Navy to receive three Project 23370M Search and Rescue boats by 2018

Russia’s Navy will receive three Project 23370M multipurpose search and rescue boats by 2018, Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo said. "The Russian Navy’s search and rescue forces are planned to receive another three Project 23370M modular multipurpose search and rescue boats in 2016-2018," Dygalo said.

Russia’s Aerospace Force to receive six regiment sets of S-400 systems in 2016

Russia’s Aerospace Force is planned to receive six regiment sets of S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems in 2016, Aerospace Force Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bondarev said.
S-400 surface-to-air missile system
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Yak-152 training aircraft serial production planned to start in March 2017

The serial production of the Yakovlev Yak-152 primary training aircraft is planned to start in March 2017, Russian Aerospace Force Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bondarev said. "The serial production of this plane is expected to start in March 2017. We should do this and I believe that industrial enterprises will do this," the commander said. 
An artistic rendering of the Yakovlev Yak-152 primary training aircraft
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