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«Central Design Bureau" Neptune »(St. Petersburg) reported that May 26, 2015 has passed the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the first in a series of hovercraft project «Pardus». Housing hovercraft "Pardus" completely made of composite materials that provide waterproof loop and high strength of the vessel, as well as...
North Korea has deployed a new generation of high-speed, radar-evading warship designed to infiltrate special forces into South Korean territory. The Very Slender Vessel sits low in the water and is designed to pierce waves instead of riding over them. Capable of travelling at nearly 60 mph, the craft...
Vietnamese Navy has a requirement for ship based anti-submarine and maritime patrol helicopters, also armed for anti ship missions. Candidates include French AS565, UK/Italy AW159, Russian Ka-28.
A newbuilt ship of an entirely new type for the PLA Ground Forces is currently running sea trials in the Sea of Bohai. It was launched at the Army’s Songliao Shipard at Dalian in August 2013. Officially described as an Army Ro/Ro Transport, it is really a Landing Ship...
Indonesian shipyard PT Lundin and turret manufacturer CMI Defence are working on an innovative craft aimed at the riverine and amphibious assault market. Dubbed the X18 Tank Boat, the design essentially wraps a boat around a CMI gyrostabilised 105mm turret, according to the head of PT Lundin, John Lundin. ‘We...
The Russian Navy has reportedly expressed interest in resurrecting the once-feared nuclear-capable Mi-14 anti-submarine helicopter. In the 1990s, Washington insisted on their decommissioning, along with strategic bombers and ballistic missiles. Following the news two weeks ago that Russia is preparing to renew production of the Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ supersonic strategic bomber...
Zelenodolsk plant in Tatarstan has completed an order for the construction of two frigates of Project 3.9 "Gepard" (Project 11661) for the Vietnamese Navy, the official representative of the company Rafis Fatykhov told told RIA Novosti on Tuesday. "Zelenodolsk plant is the constructor of two frigates of Project 3.9 for...
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) sixth KSS-2 (Type 214) diesel-electric submarine (SSK). The 65 m, air-independent propulsion (AIP) boat RoKS Yu Gwan-sun (078) had been launched in Geoje at 2:00 pm local time on 7 May. DSME...

Azerbaijan’s army receives more Khrizantema-S anti-tank missile systems

The Azerbaijani Army has received a new batch of Khrizantema-S anti-tank missile systems from the Russian Federation, informed azeridefence.com on June 24. A large batch of Khrizantema-S anti-tank...

Ukrainian military received overhauled An-26 transport aircraft

State Enterprise «PLANT 410 CA», which is the part of the SC “UkrOboronProm”, hosted the official handover ceremony of overhauled Antonov An-26 military transport aircraft...

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Russia’s army orders Terminator fire support combat vehicles

The Russian Defence Forces has signed a contract with UralVagonZavod company for the purchase of an undisclosed number of Terminator fire support combat vehicles. That was...

Russia tests T-14 Armata battle tank’s strike capabilities

Russian machine building company Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) started test-fired of T-14 Armata next-generation battle tanks at the Staratel test range in Nizhny Tagil. That was reported...