Baltic Fleet ASW ships drill actions against enemy submarine


“The search for the submarine was conducted with aerial support of two antisubmarine helicopters Kamov Ka-27P of the fleet’s naval aviation,” fleet’s spokesman said


KALININGRAD, April 28. /TASS/. Two small antisubmarine warfare (ASW) ships of Russia’s Baltic Fleet – the Aleksin and Kalmykia boats have destroyed a submarine of an imaginary enemy during naval combat drills, fleet’s spokesman Captain Second Rank Vladimir Matveyev said on Tuesday.

“The search for the submarine the actions of which were simulated by the crew of the Vyborg diesel submarine, was conducted with aerial support of two antisubmarine helicopters Kamov Ka-27P of the fleet’s naval aviation,” Matveyev said.

He said that the ASW ships’ crews successfully identified the target and simulated its destruction, despite the Vyborg’s high acoustic stealth.

During the exercise, the navy men practiced firing the RBU-6000 antisubmarine rocket launchers, as well as used torpedo armament in the drills.


Russia’s new Bal missile system test-fired in Far East for first time

April 28,
The missile system was commissioned at the end of 2014

“Deploying the system from the move, the personnel carried out a missile launch on a sea target complying with the specified standards,” the official said.

Topol M Tears Up Moscow’s Streets, Arriving at Exhibition Center (Video)

A Topol ICBM launcher at VDNKh

A road-mobile Topol-M missile complex tore up the streets of Moscow Monday night, completing a 100-kilometer journey from the town of Serpukhov, south of Moscow, before arriving in the capital.

Bystanders and media managed to get a first-hand glimpse of the mobile strategic missile system, which was headed to the All-Russian Exhibition Center in northern Moscow. The vehicle is set to take part in an outdoor public exhibition of Soviet and Russian weaponry in honor of the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Organizers of the exhibition are planning to place the vehicle alongside the Soviet space shuttle, the Buran. In addition to the Topol-M, the exhibition will include the Buk, Tor and OSA-AKM surface-to-air missile systems, as well as the Shilka and Tunguska self-propelled anti-aircraft gun systems, an Su-27 fighter and an Mi8T helicopter, among others.


The missile complex left its base at a section of the Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces on Monday evening.

Commenting on the planned exhibition, the Ministry of Defense told Russian media that it would “immortalize the memory of the creators of the nuclear deterrent, symbolizing the contribution of the Strategic Missile Forces to the defense and security of the country, and paying tribute to the selfless work of generations of missile workers.”

According to Russian media, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally approved the order that the missile system be put on display at the exhibition center.


Establishment of technological cooperation with the countries of Latin America continues


The international exhibition of defense and aviation technologies LAAD-2015 ended in Brazil, where Rostec traditionally led the Russian exposition. One of the main tasks of national experts on the forum was to establish a technological cooperation with the countries of Latin America. Experts told why this market is so attractive for our country.
The main incentive to develop cooperation with Latin America has been the introduction of sanctions by the US and Europe.

“Against the backdrop of US and European Union sanctions economic cooperation between Russia and Latin America takes on a new meaning,” the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation Alexander Chichin said.

Putin: Russia’s nuclear arsenal reduced to minimum level

Russia plans to “maintain the balance between the development of the ‘peaceful atom’ and strengthening the regime of non-proliferation,” Putin said

UNITED NATIONS, April 28. /TASS/. Russia consistently observes all the provisions of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and plans to continue work in this direction, says an address of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the participants of the NPT Review Conference on Tuesday.

“Russia consistently complies with all the provisions of the NPT, including Article VI. We have reduced our nuclear arsenal to a minimum level which is a significant contribution to the overall and full disarmament,” Putin said in the address which was distributed at the UN headquarters.

Russia plans to “continue work in this direction and also maintain the balance between the development of the ‘peaceful atom’ and strengthening the regime of non-proliferation, including the system of guarantees of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),” the address reads.

Russia is committed to “close cooperation with all the interested parties on the creation of a modern, stable and safe architecture of cooperation in the sphere of nuclear energy,” Putin said.

Under Article VI of the NPT, “Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament.”

The Russian president said the balance of the key elements of the NPT – nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and peaceful use of nuclear energy – is the guarantee of the convention’s viability.

Putin reminded that the NPT Review Conference coincides with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. “This is significant milestone that serves to remind us about our common responsibility for the well-being of the planet and the need to preserve peace and jointly fight against the modern threats, and one of them is the nuclear weapons proliferation,” the president stressed.

“I expect that at the Conference the readiness of all the NPT states-parties will be confirmed to clearly comply with the commitments undertaken. No doubt, this will become an important factor of ensuring peace, security and stability on the whole planet,” he said.

The 2015 NPT Review Conference is expected to consider a number of key issues, including: universality of the Treaty; nuclear disarmament, including specific practical measures; nuclear non-proliferation, including the promoting and strengthening of safeguards; measures to advance the peaceful use of nuclear energy, safety and security; regional disarmament and non-proliferation; implementation of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East; measures to address withdrawal from the Treaty; measures to further strengthen the review process; and ways to promote engagement with civil society in strengthening NPT norms and in promoting disarmament education.

About 100 new Armata tanks to be supplied to Russian army in next few years


April 28, MOSCOW
The new tanks will undergo trials in the Arctic and iin hot regions

Russia's new T-14 Armata tanks seen training for the Victory Day military parade

Russia’s new T-14 Armata tanks seen training for the Victory Day military parade

© Sergey Savostyanov/TASS

MOSCOW, April 27. /TASS/. About 100 most advanced tanks on the Armata platform will be delivered to the Russia army for testing in the next several years, Oleg Bochkarev, a deputy chairman of the board of the Russian Defense Industry Commission, said on Monday.

He told the Ekho Moskvy radio station Armata tanks trials would be conducted in 2016. “We will complete the development of this tank by mid-2016. Trials will be conducted in 2016. We are now at the stage of

“Machines we will see at the Victory Parade will be the first in a batch that is to go the army for trials by the yearend,” he said, adding that said about 100 such tanks would be tested.

In his words, trials would take place both in the Arctic and in regions with hot climate.

He said such tanks could be controlled in a remote mode and in case of a critical hit it would be able of withdrawing from the line of fire by itself.

Russia, China to Close Joint Helicopter Construction Deal in May

Mi-26 T2 multi role transport helicopter showcased at the static exposition of the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Show.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday that the Chinese are “very interested” in the project and both sides are ready to sign final agreement.

HANGZHOU (Sputnik) – Russia and China plan on signing a final agreement in May after “dotting all the i’s” in the joint construction of a series of helicopters, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday.

“Yesterday, we agreed on the final details with this big project…Therefore, we hope that already in May we will dot all the i’s and sign the final document,” Rogozin said after a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang in Eastern China.


Rogozin added that the Chinese are “very interested” in the project and are one of the main investors in it. According to Rogozin, the project is seen as a commercial deal.“We have informed the Chinese side that today Russia’s aviation engine construction has the ability to build an engine that may be used in the Russian-Chinese helicopter,” Rogozin said.

Last year Rogozin said the modernization of the Russian Mi-26 Halo helicopter would make the aircraft lighter, but its cargo capacity would retain its prior limits of up to 15 metric tons.