22.08.2014 Siberian Insider
Production of Russia’s S-300 missile systems will be fully stopped next year, a high-ranking source in the Russian military-industrial complex told ITAR-TASS.
This also concerns export versions, he added. “I want to stress that the production of components for S-300 will continue and will even grow in the coming years,” he said.
The source said S-300 missiles would be replaced with a number of new generation systems. “S-400 becomes the main system for our Armed Forces. S-300 missiles remain in operation, and their production will not be halted in a moment,” he said.
The source said the marketing policy of Russian producers of air defense systems is now aimed at advancing S-400 to foreign markets.
“We have had a more efficient system for several years, I mean S-400. What is the point in producing things that don’t meet today’s demands of a customer?” he asked, saying S-400 supplies abroad would begin no earlier than in 2016.
Russian Military Technologies 28.04.2014
The advanced antihelicopter mine, the latest development of military engineers, will be adopted by the Russian Army in the near future. This information was presented by Head of the Russian Air Force’s Engineer Service Colonel Alexey Khazov.
“The new antihelicopter mine has been tested in late 2013 and will soon be adopted by the Russian Armed Forces. It is designed for destroying helicopters and other aircraft at an altitude of up to 200 m, forming a projectile on the basis of the hollow-charge principle,” Mr. Khazov pointed out.
It should be noted that the antihelicopter mine is a brand-new development, which has no analogues in the world. The weight and dimensions of the new ammunition have not been disclosed. The new mine will be installed by remote mining means, including helicopters.
“The mine will be located on the ground in standby and will be automatically switched into a firing position after detecting an object. If an object enters an effective area, the mine will fire,” Mr. Khazov explained.
Brigadier General Farzad Izmaeli said that Iran still continues to optimize and improve the air defense systems of Soviet-made S-200 . Iranian Armed Forces are developing new tactics for the application of these complexes .
Brigadier General Farzad Izmaeli have a meeting with the spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei , said that the military had some success in improving the efficiency of these systems , which are currently the basis of the “far ” air shield the country , the publication armyrecognition.com informs.
TSAMTO, April 22. Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces – First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov made a working visit to the Republic of Cuba.
In accordance with the program of the visit of Gen. Valery Gerasimov held talks on military cooperation with the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) Cuban Army Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frias and his colleague – Chief of the General Staff of the Revolutionary Military Council of Cuban Army Corps General Alvaro Lopez Miera.
During his stay in the Republic of Cuba head of the Russian General Staff, visited a number of military installations, where he got acquainted with the conditions of service and life of Cuban troops, said the Office of the Press and Information of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation