Russia offers Brazil the fighter Su-35 with the technology of its creation

Russia offers  Brazil  Su-35 with the technology of its creation

“Rosoboronexport” has offered Brazil outside of the tender to supply Su-35 fighter jets and air defense systems “Pantsir”, RIA Novosti on Sunday, the head of delegation of the company at arms exhibition in Lima Sergei Ladigin said.

Russia with aircraft Su-35 in 2009 exited from a short list of Brazilian tender, which left Sweden with the Gripen, the U.S. F-16 and France with Rafale.

“Despite the fact that Russia withdrew from the tender, however, in parallel, we have made an offer for the Brazilian side out of tender participation with complexes” Pantsir “and the Su-35. ” – Ladigin said.

He noted that Russia is ready to transfer all the technology of production of a fighter. “We are ready to give 100% technology of the Su-35 and even with the technology elements fifth-generation aircraft,” – the agency interlocutor said

Two warship join Russia’s Mediterranean Task Force

Two warship join Russia's Mediterranean Task Force

MOSCOW, May 21 (RIA Novosti) – Two warships of Russia’s Black Sea fleet joined the country’s Mediterranean task force on Monday, a spokesman for the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Capt. First Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachyov, has said.

The Defense Ministry said in April Russia has begun setting up a naval task force in the Mediterranean, sending several warships from the Pacific Fleet to the region. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in March a permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean was needed to defend Russia’s interests in the region.

“During a planned rotation, large landing ships Nikolai Filchenkov and Azov from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have started performing their tasks in the Mediterranean,” Trukhachyov said.

The task force currently includes vessels from the Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets: the Admiral Panteleyev and Severomorsk destroyers, the Yaroslav Mudry frigate, the Peresvet and Admiral Nevelskoi amphibious warfare ships, the Fotiy Krylov, Altai and SB-921 salvage/rescue tugs, the PM-138 repair ship, the Pechenga, Lena and Dubna tankers.

Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, head of the parliamentary defense committee, previously told RIA Novosti that the Mediterranean task force should be comprised of 10 warships and support vessels as part of several tactical groups tasked with attack, antisubmarine warfare and minesweeping.

The Soviet Union maintained its 5th Mediterranean Squadron from 1967 until 1992. It was formed to counter the US Navy’s 6th Fleet during the Cold War, and consisted of 30-50 warships and auxiliary vessels.

Foreigners ordered the Russian weapons for $ 38 billion

Foreigners ordered  the Russian weapons for $ 38 billion


The order book for Russian weapons and military equipment, as of early May 2013, is exceeded $ 38 billion. On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, the head of the joint delegation “Rostekhnadzor” at the exhibition LIMA-2013 in Peru Sergei Goreslavsky said. According to him, the state company “Rosoboronexport” has recently signed a number of export contracts, including the supply of helicopters, anti-missile systems and services in modernization of equipment supplied.
Earlier it was reported that “Rosoboronexport” in 2012 concluded export contracts for the supply of Russian weapons and military equipment worth a total of 17.6 billion dollars. According to the general director of the state-owned Anatolia Isaikina, compared to the year 2011 this figure increased by 2.5 times. The volume of deliveries of military equipment abroad in the last year in frame of activity of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation was 15.16 billion dollars. The export plan was exceeded by 11.8 percent.
According to the Head of the Export Department helicopter and services “Rosoboroneskorta” Grigory Kozlov, currently state-owned Pre-contract orders for helicopters is about nine billion rubles. At present, Russia has exported helicopters Mi-17/171 line, Mi-28, Mi-35, Ka-28, Ka-31 and Ka-32. In the near future on the world market is scheduled to have additionally three types of helicopters: modified Mi-17 and the new Mi-38 and Ka-62.

Russia ready to develop long-range air defence sistem with Turkey

Russia ready to develop long-range air defence sistem  with Turkey

LIMA (Peru), May 19 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is ready to develop jointly with Turkey a long-range air defense complex based on S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, state arms seller Rosoboronexport head Sergei Ladygin said on Sunday.

Turkey launched a tender for the purchase of long-range air defense systems long ago but no winner has been announced to this day.

“Russia is ready to offer as part of the tender a joint Russian-Turkish product based on the Antey-2500 system [the export version of the S-300 system]. For example, to mount the air defense system on the Turkish chassis,” Ladygin said at the weapons exhibition in the Peruvian capital of Lima.

Rosoboronexport has also proposed that Russia and Turkey join efforts to promote this air defense system on the markets of third countries, he said.

“That is, it is possible to discuss selling the license for the production of this system in other countries of the world,” he said.

The advanced version of the S-300 missile system, called S-300PMU1, has a range of over 150 kilometers (over 100 miles) and can intercept ballistic missiles and aircraft at low and high altitudes, making it effective in warding off air strikes.

The S-300V/Antey 2500 (SA-12 Gladiator/Giant) consists of a new command vehicle, an array of advanced radars and up to six loader vehicles assigned to each launcher.

Rosoboronexport has also offered to supply Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker fighter jets to Brazil outside a tender for the purchase of modern weaponry, Ladygin said.

Russia with its Su-35 fighter jet withdrew in 2009 from the tender’s short list, which now includes Sweden with Gripen, the US with F-16 and France with Rafale.

“Although Russia has withdrawn from the tender, we nevertheless made a parallel offer to Brazil for out-of-tender participation with Pantsir missiles and Su-35 fighters. Our proposal is being examined,” he said.

Russia is ready to transfer the entire technology for the Su-35 production, he said.

“We are ready to transfer 100 percent of the technology for producing the Su-35 fighter, even with the elements of the technology for the fifth-generation aircraft,” he said.

The Pantsir-S, produced by Russia’s KBP, is a gun-missile system combining a wheeled vehicle mounting a fire-control radar and electro-optical sensor, two 30-mm cannons and up to 12 57E6 radio-command guided short-range missiles, and is designed to take on a variety of targets flying at low altitudes.

The Pantsir can engage targets up to 20 km (12 miles) by missiles and 4 km (2.5 miles) using cannons, KBP claims.

The export version of the system, Pantsir-S1, has been sold to the United Arab Emirates, Syria and Algeria.

The Su-35 multirole fighter, powered by two 117S engines with thrust vectoring, combines high maneuverability and the capability to engage several air targets simultaneously using both guided and unguided missiles and weapon systems.
The aircraft has been touted as “4++ generation using fifth-generation technology.”

Rosoboronexport also intends to sign a contract by the end of the year with Peru to supply 24 Mil Mi-17 helicopters, Ladygin said.

The Mi-17V-5 is designed for utility cargo work and can carry up to 36 passengers or four tons. The machine features advanced multifunction cockpit displays and upgraded TV3-117VM engines.

The Peruvian army currently operates about 100 Mi helicopters.

Russian helicopters will be collected in South Africa

 Russian helicopters  will be collected  in South Africa

Vladimir Putin held talks in Sochi with the President of South Africa Jacob Zuma. The meeting between the two leaders lasted for nearly five hours. During this time, they agreed on cooperation in the sphere of economy, culture, and industry.

In the field of aircraft planned co-production of light multi-purpose helicopter, there is a conversation on the supply of Russian aircraft to South Africa.

A source in the Russian delegation told the “Izvestia” that Russia plans to deliver to South Africa MC-21 aircraft and to produce jointly the helicopters “ANSAT” developed by the Kazan Helicopter Plant. These helicopters are controlled by one pilot, can be used as both a cargo and passenger (on board can be up to nine people)

Russian military inspectors to make 2 flights over US

Russian military inspectors  to make 2 flights over US

MOSCOW, May 19 (RIA Novosti) – A group of Russian military observers will carry out two inspection missions over the United States under the Open Skies Treaty between May 19 and June 3, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Russian inspectors, accompanied by U.S. officials, will be flying on board a Tupolev Tu-154 LK-1 plane from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and the Travis Air Force Base in California.

These will be the 14th and 15th observation missions carried out by Russian inspectors over territories of Open Skies Treaty member countries this year.

The Open Skies Treaty, which entered into force on January 1, 2002, establishes a regime of unarmed aerial observation flights over the territories of its 34 member states to promote openness and the transparency of military forces and activities. Russia ratified the deal in May 2001.

US criticizes Russian anti-ship missile delivery to Syria

US criticizes Russian anti-ship  missile delivery  to Syria

WASHINGTON, May 17 (RIA Novosti) – The United States’ top military officer and leading US lawmakers on Friday criticized Russia’s delivery of advanced anti-ship cruise missiles to the Syrian government, as first reported by The New York Times.

“It’s at the very least an unfortunate decision that will embolden the regime and prolong the suffering, so it’s ill-timed and very unfortunate,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon.

“This weapons transfer is obviously disappointing and will set back efforts to promote the political transition that is in the best interests of the Syrian people and the region,” said US Sen. Bob Corker, ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in a statement.

“There is now greater urgency for the US to step up assistance to the moderate opposition forces who can lead Syria after Assad,” he added, referring to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The Syrian leader faces growing international pressure from the United States and others to step down from power, pressure that has increased in the wake of reports that government forces may have used chemical weapons against Syrian civilians.

“Russia is offering cover to a despotic ruler and defending a bankrupt regime. We can watch from the sidelines as the scales are tipped in Assad’s favor, or protect US national interests by supporting the armed opposition striving to build a new Syrian future,” said US Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a statement to RIA Novosti.

Unnamed American officials told the New York Times Thursday that Russia had recently sent Syria a more advanced version of the Yakhont missile, which it has delivered to Syria in the past, this time equipped with advanced radar that would make ocean delivery of supplies for opposition fighters far more difficult and could thwart efforts to impose a naval embargo or no-fly zone.

The report comes with an international conference on the Syrian crisis – convened by the United States and Russia – looming in June. It is expected to include representatives of the Syrian government and opposition forces, and aims for a peaceful resolution to the two-year old civil war in Syria that has killed at least 80,000 people according to figures from the United Nations (UN).

National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan told RIA Novosti she was aware of the report, and said, “We have consistently called on Russia to cut off the Assad regime’s supplies of Russian weapons, which act to further destabilize the region.”

The US State Department said Friday that the transfer of missiles from Russia to Syria had been previously reported in December 2011 and April of 2012, and that it was not aware of any new weapons transfers.

“Any indication that they are new or referring to something new does not jive with our knowledge,” said spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

She said while the United States remains “concerned about any transfer of weapons or assistance to the Syrian regime… we continue to work with the Russians in planning the international conference and in working to get both sides back to the table to work to a political transition.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters Friday that Russian arms deliveries to Syria take place under existing contracts and are fully within the law. He also said that the supplies will not change the balance of power in the conflict.

“I do not understand why the media is trying to sensationalize this,” Lavrov said during a press conference in Sochi with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday.

Peru mulls deals to buy Russian helicopters, tanks – Rostec

Peru mulls  deals to buy Russian helicopters, tanks - Rostec

LIMA, May 18 (RIA Novosti) – Peru is interested in buying 700 Kamaz trucks and a new batch of Mi-8/17 helicopters from Russia, as well as testing the T-90S tank that is currently on display at a defense technology exhibition in Lima, the head of Russia’s delegation to the show said on Saturday.

“Russia is discussing the possibility with Peru of signing a contract for the delivery of Kamaz vehicles of various modifications,” said Sergei Goreslavsky, head of the delegation to SITDEF Peru 2013 of the Russian Technologies (Rostec) hi-tech state corporation that comprises state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, adding that the deal concerned about 700 vehicles. Kamaz trucks cost between $80,000 and $90,000 each.

Goreslavsky also said that Peru, which currently has about 100 Mi-8 helicopters in its arsenal, is planning to buy more of the aircraft “not only for the Defense Ministry, but also for dealing with the consequences of natural disasters.”

If the Kamaz and Mi-8 deals go ahead, Russia is prepared to set up centers for servicing the vehicles and aircraft, he added
The Peruvian army may also buy about 100 tanks from Russia, Goreslavsky said. Earlier this week, Uralvagonzavod, the manufacturer of the T-90S tank, said it was prepared to leave behind the tank that is currently on show at the defense expo in Lima – which runs through Sunday – in order for Peru to test it. Under the tank deal, Peruvian tank operators would undergo training in Russian military academies.

Rosoboronexport sold $14.5 billion worth of weaponry to Latin American countries in the past 12 years, the company’s general director Anatoly Isaikin told the State Duma on Monday.

Russia to deliver 12 more Mi-17 helicopters to Afghanistan

Russia to  deliver 12 more Mi-17 helicopters to Afghanistan

MOSCOW, May 16 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will deliver 12 Mil Mi-17V5 military transport helicopters to the Afghanistan Armed Forces by the end of 2013, state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Thursday.

The helicopters were options in a $367.5 million deal Rosoboronexport signed with the Pentagon in May 2011 for delivery of 21 Mi-17V5s. According to US officials, the deal could be worth up to $900 million including spares and servicing.

“The option agreement has been signed and the delivery will be completed by the end of this year,” said Grigory Kozlov, director of Rosobornexport’s helicopter exports department.

Kozlov said the Pentagon has already started paying for the option deal as well as delivering US equipment to be installed on Russian helicopters specifically for Afghan missions.

Russia and the United States may soon start new negotiations on the purchase of additional Mi-17 helicopters for Afghanistan despite opposition from some US lawmakers, Kozlov said.

“I think this issue [the additional purchase] will be decided by the end of May and we will enter a new round of talks on the delivery of helicopters on top of the current 21 plus 12 units,” Kozlov said.

The deal to provide Russian helicopters for Afghanistan’s armed forces, paid for by the United States, has attracted considerable criticism from some politicians there.

The US Department of Defense said in April it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase helicopters from Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakers who allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government with equipment, including helicopters, to attack civilians.

The Afghanistan armed forces want Russian-made helicopters in preference to others, because they have a history of using them since the Soviet invasion, and because of their low prices, durability and simplicity.