If Iraq has bought Russian fighter jets instead of American?

If Iraq has bought Russian fighter jets instead of American?

VPK.name 06/27/2014 Military-Industrial Courier

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in an interview with BBC BBC said that Iraq has acquired Russian fighter jets, which will be delivered within a few days

Iraqi Prime Minister explained that the Americans detain deal for F-16s, so it was decided to purchase Russian crafts. According to Maliki, it is about used Sukhoi fighters, which are purchased from Russia and Belarus. What kind of aircraft are expected to be supplied, the Iraqi prime minister did not mention.

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Vietnam floated two missile boats project 12418

Vietnam floated two missile boats   project 12418

27.06.2014 bmpd.livejournal.com

June 24, 2014 at the Vietnamese government shipyard Ba Son Limited in Ho Chi Minh it was held the launch of two large missile boats Project 12418 (code “Lightning” ), built there under Russian license and with Russian assistance.

Russia’s Defence Minister Shoigu to inspect exercises in Chelyabinsk region

Russia's Defence Minister Shoigu to inspect exercises in Chelyabinsk region

CHEBARKUL RANGE, June 27. /ITAR-TASS/. General of the Army Sergey Shoigu, Russian Minister of Defence, has arrived in Chelyabinsk Region to inspect the course of exercises with field firing within the scope of a comprehensive check-up of the operational readiness of the troops of the Central Military District (CMD).

The exercises at the military ranges of Orenburg, Chelyabinsk, and Kemerovo Regions will involve forces and military units of the 2nd and 41st combined-service armies, the Air Force (AF), and the Airborne Forces (ABF), an official at the Defence Ministry press-service and information department told Itar-Tass.

“At the Chebarkul military range, the troops will drill combat training missions to unblock a populated area captured by sabotage groups of a simulated enemy,” the Ministry official specified.

During a practical phase, more than 20 combat vehicles and over 500 servicemen of the Ivanovo-based airborne division and an Ulyanovsk-based landing assault brigade of the ABF will be airlifted to the military range. “Seventeen aircraft of military transportation aviation (MTA) will be involved in airlifting the personnel and hardware,” the Ministry official said.

Besides, Mi-8 helicopters will airlift a tactical landing force comprising motorized rifle units of the 41st combined-service army. The units will drill evacuation of the wounded and the damaged armament and military hardware from the battlefield.

The Ministry official said that twelve Mi-24 helicopters, over 20 aircraft of assault and fighter aviation, as well as artillery, tanks, infantry combat vehicles, and landing assault ones will take part in the practical actions of troops.

A snap comprehensive check-up of the operational readiness of the CMD troops, the forces and units of the AF, ABF, and MTA has been in progress since June 21 in accordance with an order issued by the RF Supreme Commander-in-Chief. The check-up is involving 65,000 servicemen and about 5,500 units of armament and military hardware.

US Refusal to Host Russian Navigation Stations ‘Political’ – GLONASS Chief

US Refusal to Host Russian Navigation Stations ‘Political’ – GLONASS Chief

MOSCOW, June 26 (RIA Novosti) – The refusal by the US to set up transmitters for Russia’s GLONASS system is more of a political than a technical move, GLONASS CEO Alexander Gurko said Thursday.

“There is a lot of politics and little technology in this issue and there is no business at all. This process has not at all affected our activity,” Gurko said.

As part of its development, GLONASS is building a high-precision positioning network.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said earlier this month that work on ground stations for GPS, the rival US navigation system could be suspended.

Rogozin also said that in an effort to prevent further politicization, as of June 1, GPS stations in Russia have been adjusted so that they cannot be used for military purposes.

The measure comes in response to Washington’s refusal to host Russia’s GLONASS stations. Rogozin said the decision remains in force until the US meets Russia’s demands to locate GLONASS stations in the US.

Russia has given the US three months, until August 31, to carry out talks and consultations with the US partners on GLONASS.

A total of 11 GPS stations have been deployed on Russian territory since the early 1990s.

The GLONASS network, which was put into operation in 1993, is considered Russia’s answer to GPS. The network provides real-time positioning and speed data for surface, sea and airborne objects.

Russia in Continued Military Overhaul – Putin

Russia in Continued Military Overhaul – Putin

MOSCOW, June 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday it was his government’s priority to defend the nation against potential military threats, with the help of improved armed forces.

“We are bringing [the military] to a whole new level to keep it on par with the requirements of the 21st century,” Putin said in a speech to military academy graduates in the Kremlin.

“It’s evident that only a mobile, highly effective army and fleet are capable of solving the strategic task of securing Russia’s safety, sovereignty and national interests. The main goal is to defend our citizens against potential military threats,” Putin said.

The Russian president vowed to continue surprise checks in the military, saying no unit, including peacekeeping forces, would be exempt from unannounced inspections.

Putin pointed out a sharp increase in military spending, which has resulted in higher basic pay and better social protection for army personnel.

“Military personnel are being provided with housing. Starting this year, accommodation is being distributed according to a plan, we are arranging mortgage subsidies and perfecting the accumulative mortgage system,” the president said.

On Monday, peacekeeping troops in central Russia were alerted to a spot check, which came as part of a comprehensive inspection of Central Military District forces ordered by President Putin.

The tests are to run from June 21 to June 28, with progress and completion reports provided daily. The combat readiness checks are to cover about 65,000 troops of all branches of the armed forces. The checks also involve over 180 aircraft, 60 helicopters and more than 5,500 units of weaponry and military equipment.

USAF demonstrate F-35A fighter at the air show “Farnborough 2014” despite the incident with the ignition on the prototype of this aircraft

26.06.2014 ARMS-TASS

MOSCOW, June 25. (ARMS-TASS). To fire incident that occurred on a prototype fighter F-35A “Lightning 2” , will not affect plans to demonstrate two fighters with short takeoff and landing (KVVP) F-35B at the international air show in Farnborough Airshow and RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) in the UK. Representatives of Pentagon and the developer company “Lockheed Martin” believe that the demonstration aircraft abroad is important step of F-35 program, significantly affecting the sale of the fighter on the international arms market. Incident to fire also does not lead to the prohibition of flights of F-35 fleet. This is today’s press service reported USAF

Israel: We will continue to sell weapons to Azerbaijan, despite the dissatisfaction of Armenia

Israel: We will continue to sell weapons to Azerbaijan, despite the dissatisfaction of Armenia

26.06.2014 AZE.az

As reports AZE.az, the Deputy Director General of Israeli Foreign Minister Anna Azari, who arrived at the diplomatic consultations in Yerevan, made it clear that, despite the dissatisfaction of Armenia, her country will not collapse cooperation with Azerbaijan in the field of arms sales, the newspaper “Novye Izvestiya”