Monday, 6 July 2015

Russian air defense forces will be equipped with the new S-350E Vityaz air defense missile system

Russian air defense forces will be equipped with the new air defense missile system S-350E Vityaz the Russian Missile Forces’ commander said in a radio interview Monday, July 6, 2015. General Babakov said that crews operating the new missile system were now being trained at military academies, retraining centers and test ranges.
The new Russian-made S-350E Vityaz was presented for the first time to the public during the MAKS, Moscow Air Show in 2013.
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Iran has deployed a new Ghadir radar system in Southern Iran able to detect aerial threats at 1,100 km.

The IRGC (Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps) deployed its Ghadir phased-array radar system with a range of 1,100 kilometers in Southern Iran on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The Ghadir radar system was unveiled for the first time in Garmsar radar site in Semnan province, Northern Iran last year.
The Ghadir radar system is capable of discovering and tracking planes from a 600-kilometer and Ballistic missiles from a 1,100-kilometer distance and an altitude of 100 kilometers.
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Prototype of Shipborne Ka-52K Helicopter Showcased During IMDS 2015 Maritime Defence Show

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) was showcasing the prototype of the maritime variant of its Ka-52 Alligator during the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which was held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015. 

Indian Dhanush 155mm howitzer to enter production phase

A few months after clearing critical trials, the Dhanush artillery guns — also called “Desi Bofors” — have entered the production phase to meet Army’s operational gap of field howitzers. The “Make in India” defence manufacturing project took off with the receipt of Bulk Production Clearance (BPC) from the Army for 144 Dhanush guns. On May 11, Six prototypes of the artillery gun Dhanush has been produced.

Prototype 6 of Indian-made Dhanush 155mm 45 calibre towed howitzer at Defexpo 2014, Defense Exhibition in New Delhi, India

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Turkey deploys missile and artillery systems near the border with Syria

A large number of military convoys carrying missile systems and artillery out from Ankara have reached the Syrian border province of Kilis. Turkish Special Forces Commander Major General Intelligence Aksakalli received information on a last minute check, July 5, 2015.
The Turkish army has increased its military presence on the Syrian border, on July 1, 2015, continuing the deployment of military reinforcements to the state of Keles bordering Syria.
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Two New Sukhoi Su-30SM for Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet Naval Aviation Regiment

Pictures of two new Su-30SM fighters for the Russian Navy have emerged on Russian spotter forums. The most recent picture shows the latest Su-30SM with serial number "40" and "41" on order for the Russian Navy. The contract for the purchase of five Su-30SM for the Russian Navy was signed in December 2013. Three jets were delivered last year and the remaining should be delivered this year. The aircraft are manufactured by Irkut Corporation (member of United Aircraft Corporation).

Russia ready to export SS-26 Iskander missile complexes to Saudi Arabia

Russia is ready to supply Iskander tactical missile complexes to Saudi Arabia, Igor Sevastyanov, a deputy director general of Russia’s state weaponry trading corporation Rosoboronexport said on Friday, July 3. "If we, let’s say, begin the talks today they will certainly take some time," he said. "I think if Saudi Arabia wants buying this equipment, Russia will supply it."
Iskander Missile SS-26 Stone is a short range tactical missile system developed and produced in Russia

Russia deploys automatic radar station and additional air defense systems in Arctic Region

Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces are working hard to secure their country’s frontiers in the Arctic by deploying a fully automatic radar station and additional air defense systems, a top Air Force commander said on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Russian Arctic mechanized infantry held training exercises at a firing range in Amur region.
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Australian Defence Force provided with EF88 rifle to maintain small arms manufacturing in Australia

The Australian Government has given second pass approval for project LAND 125 Phase 3C – Soldier Enhancement Version 2 – Lethality. This project provides the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a new Austeyr F88 rifle (the enhanced F88) and advanced ancillary devices to improve effectiveness for soldiers involved in close combat and their immediate support elements.

Australian soldier with a enhanced F88 assault rifle. Photo: Australian Army

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China strengthens its defense close to Kashmir with deployment of HQ-9 air defense missile systems

China strengthens its defense close to Kashmir border, according the Chinese news website WantChinaTimes, China has deployed HQ-9 air defense missiles to Hetian airfield in the south of the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region in the country's northwest. Hetian is only 260 kilometers from India-administered Kashmir.
Battery of Chinese HQ-9 air defense missille system
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