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MIG-31 CRASHES IN SIBERIA
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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MiG-31

Source: Russian Air Force


MiG-31

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MOSCOW - The Russian Defense Ministry announced on April 26, 2017 that a MiG-31 interceptor jet crashed during a training exercise in Siberia. The jet's pilots are believed to have ejected.

"A MiG-31 interceptor jet of the Eastern Military District crashed during a training flight near the Telemba proving ground, the Republic of Buryatia, at 12:05 Moscow time. Both crewmembers reportedly ejected themselves."

The Ministry of Defense thereafter noted the pilots were rescued.

"A search and rescue service helicopter was dispatched to the site of the incident," according to the Ministry of Defense. "[The pilots] were promptly evacuated. Their life is not in danger."

The cause of the crash is currently unknown and therefore being investigated by Russia.

Source:  Tass News Agency
Associated URL: http://tass.com/defense/943304
Source Date: April 26, 2017
Posted: 04/26/2017

 
 
ROSTEC TO ACQUIRE TANK MANUFACTURER URALVAGONZAVOD
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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T-14 tank

Source: Vitaly V. Kuzmin


T-14 tank

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MOSCOW - Russian defense industry holding Rostec has announced plans to acquire UralVagonZavod, a subsidiary of Tractor Plants Concern, according to Defense News. The defense conglomerate already accounts for around two-thirds of Russia's defense industry.

Rostec provided a statement to Defense News announcing the decision.

The statement quoted Rostec's Weapons Cluster Director, Sergey Abamov, as saying, "Our task after we obtain control over the plant is to set up coordination between the UVZ military segment and other holdings and entities...to improve the effectiveness of the production process and to increase the competitiveness of the products."

Rostec will work with Vnesheconombank to address UralVagonZavod's debt issues. This will take place over a period of 18 months and will come prior to Rostec taking full control of the tank manufacturer.

UralVagonZavod produces a number of tanks and armored vehicles for the Russian military. The firm notably is the producer of the T-14, a main battle tank built on the modular 'Armata' chassis.

In addition to UralVagonZavod, Rostec plans to acquire up to 70 other defense enterprises, 20 of which are gunpowder manufacturers.

"These enterprises are key in the ammunition industry. Many of the assets are bad; therefore, a comprehensive development and financial health program will be necessary," the statement said.

Rostec is also said to be considering an acquisition of aircraft producer United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), which owns firms like MiG Corporation and Sukhoi. Defense News did not indicate if the Rostec statement referred to the reported UAC interest, but in recent months, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov noted, "We have not ruled such a decision out, insofar as there is a trend in this direction."

Source:  Defense News
Associated URL: http://www.defensenews.com/articles/rostec-to-swallow-russias-premier-battletank
Source Date: April 26, 2017
Posted: 04/26/2017

 
 
RUSSIA TO TEST NEW NAVAL ENGINES
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov

Source: wikipedia


Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov

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MOSCOW - As part of Russia's import substitution program, the country aims to put into testing replacement gas turbine engines for its naval vessels. These, unlike engines purchased in past years, are to be fully constructed locally.

During a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to a Saturn research and production workshop, United Engine-Making Corporation CEO Viktor Polyakov said that "the problem of dependence on Ukrainian engines" had been resolved.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was quoted by Tass News Agency as saying, "Up until now, all shipborne gas turbine engines were assembled only in Ukraine, in Nikolayev. Today is the day of the actual launch of a new sector, shipborne engine-making."

Russia and Ukraine in the past maintained close cooperation in terms of military production. Many Russian naval programs, including ongoing programs, included Ukrainian-made gas turbine engines in their designs. However, after relations between the two countries broke down in 2014, the cooperation was ended, leaving some Russian vessels under construction without engines.

Several Russian naval programs, in particular, were deeply affected.

Three Project 11356M frigates, two of which were already under construction, were left without engines, prompting Moscow to seek to export the vessels. Russia and India reached an agreement on the sale of the two ships, plus local production in India of two more. While the first two Project 22350 frigates had already received Ukrainian engines before cooperation was ended, subsequent ships were left without engines.

In light of the loss of access to Ukrainian engines, Russia has emphasized a import-substitution effort aimed to make its own alternatives of various sizes, which are now being putting into testing.

The introduction of a Russian-made gas turbine engine will be important for the Navy, given that access to foreign gas turbine engines is likely to remain restricted for the coming years and Moscow wants to reduce dependency on foreign-manufactured components. Russia wants to make the Project 22350 frigates, in particular, the mainstay of its Navy, meaning that a Russian-made engine is a key priority.

In reference to the Project 22350 frigates, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated earlier this month, "Such multi-purpose frigates equipped with long-range precision weapons should become the Navy’s main combat ships in the near future."

Source:  Tass News Agency
Associated URL: http://tass.com/defense/943160
Source Date: April 25, 2017
Posted: 04/26/2017

 

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