Russia’s Almaz-Antey to modernize Iran’s aircraft navigation system



December 7 – Russia’s defense manufacturer Almaz-Antey and Iran’s Shiraz Electronics Industries signed an agreement on cooperation, the press service of the Russian company said on Wednesday.
The sides agreed to cooperate in joint scientific research, developments, production, supplies and maintenance of equipment and its components for managing air traffic, communications, navigation and surveillance, the company said.
The goal of the agreement is to use the capabilities of Almaz-Antey and Shiraz Electronics Industries “for developing the aircraft navigation system of the Islamic Republic of Iran and also advancing the results of joint scientific research and developments on the markets of third countries,” the statement said.

More than 20 delegations visit Almaz-Antey exposition at Astana military show

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June 5 – More than 20 foreign delegations have visited the exposition of Russia’s state-owned arms industry company Almaz-Antey at the KADEX-2016 international weapons exhibition, the company’s representative Vyacheslav Szirkaln told reporters on Sunday. “Generally speaking, the exhibition has met our expectations, we have received the result we hoped for,” he said.
Almaz-Antey had successful talks with several companies from Kazakhstan. The Belarusian delegation led by the country’s Defense Minister Andrey Ravkov saw a presentation of the Tor-M2KM antiaircraft missile system. The low-range detection systems made at the Strela plant (a part of the Almaz-Antey Concern) attracted attention from military authorities of different countries, the concern’s representative said.
The KADEX international show in Astana, Kazakhstan, is working from June 2 through to June 5.

Next-Gen S-500 Offers ‘World-Beating’ Features to Guard Russia’s Skies

S-400 Triumph (SA-21 Growler) air defense system


Russia’s newest S-500 Prometey system, which is expected to begin tests shortly, will be a major upgrade to the state-of-the-art S-400 complex and will, according to member of the advisory council of the Military-Industrial Commission Viktor Murakhovsky, be second to none.

“The S-500 has world-beating characteristics: it can engage air attack weapons, as well as ballistic missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles,” he told Sputnik. “In addition, the system provides space defense since it can engage targets in near space, at an altitude of up to 200 kilometers (124 miles).”

The cutting-edge S-500, designed by Almaz Antey, is said to have a maximum range of 600 kilometers (more than 370 miles). The highly-mobile system could simultaneously intercept up to ten ballistic missiles traveling at a speed of 5 kilometers per second.

The system is so good, that “many US defense officials worry that even stealth warplanes like the F-22, F-35 and the B-2 might have problems overcoming” it, defense expert Dave Majumdar wrote for the National Interest earlier this month.As a result, the S-500, also known as 55R6M Triumfator-M, will most likely form the basis of the country’s multilayered air defense system as soon as it becomes operational in the coming years. First prototypes are expected to begin tests later this year.

The Russian Armed Forces reportedly plan to purchase ten S-500 battalions.


Russian missile maker to deliver five regimental sets of S-400 to Defense Ministry in 2016

The weapons will go operational in the Central Military District,” Russia’s Almaz-Antey concern says

MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Russia’s Almaz-Antey concern this year handed over to the Defense Ministry three regimental sets of the S-400 Triumf air defense system. Another five will be delivered next year, the company’s press-service said.

“In compliance with its liabilities under the state defense contract for this year the Almaz-Antey concern delivered to the Defense Ministry this year’s third (eleventh on the aggregate) regimental set of the air defense system S-400 Triumf. The weapons will go operational in the Central Military District,” a report obtained by TASS says.

“Under plans for 2016 the concern will supply to the Defense Ministry five regimental sets of the S-400 air defense system,” the news release says.