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China hikes defence budget to $115.7 billion while India allocates $37.4 billion


PTI China today hiked its defence budget by 10.7 percent to $115.7 billion well above this year’s Indian defence spending of $37.4 billion. The hike in defence spending was announced as the Chinese legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC) opened its annual session, which this year also marks its once-in-a-decade power transfer. As per the [...]

Russian fifth-generation jet fighter takes off


Indrus The decision to introduce the new fighter is long overdue: the United State launched it seven years ago and China is also trying to keep pace. The Russian Armed Forces will soon put into service the fifth-generation T-50 PAK FA jet fighter (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation). The decision to introduce the new [...]

Russian Navy plans further expansion


RBTH The Russian submarine, Yuri Dolgorukiy, was passed into service during its inauguration at the Sevmash shipbuilding company in Severodvinsk, Archangelsk Region on Jan. 10. This indicates that Russia is finally aware of the need for a powerful and effective navy. Two landmark events took place during the final days of 2012 and in the [...]

China sends J-10 fighters to counter Japanese F-15 aircraft


IANS China sent two J-10 fighters to the East China Sea after the country’s Y-8 aircraft was closely followed by two Japanese F-15 fighters, a defence ministry official said Friday. The ministry of national defence denounced the Japanese military aircraft disrupting the routine patrol of Chinese administrative aircraft, Xinhua reported. The official said China’s Y-8 [...]

New hardware for Russian forces


Voice of Russia Multi-purpose chassis, a medium-range bomber the size of a fighter jet and over-the-horizon radar are some of the new inventions that the Russian Armed forces are looking forward to receiving. One of the main features of contemporary arms is the standardisation of weapons and interchangeability of components. This aim was rather difficult [...]

4 trillion rubles to be assigned for Russian Navy modernization – Putin


Voice of Russia, Interfax Some 4 trillion rubles will be assigned for acquiring ships for the Russian Navy before 2020, President Vladimir Putin said in a video conference with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Severomorsk. “Modernization of the Navy is a major priority of our strengthening of the Armed Forces. The state armament program for [...]

Latest-generation sub enters service with Russian Navy

Submarine Akula Class

Voice of Russia, Interfax The state-of-the-art fourth-generation nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky is entering service with the Russian Navy. The official ceremony is due Thursday in Severodvinsk, on the White Sea coast, where the submarine has been built. The Yuri Dolgoruky is the first of the four nuclear-powered strategic missile submarines that has been built at [...]

Russia, China Plan to Boost Cooperation on Missile Defense


RIA Novosti Russia and China are planning to intensify their cooperation on missile defense in response to America’s growing missile defense potential around the globe, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday. [AdsWithin] “We are concerned about US plans to build a global missile defense system, including in the Asia-Pacific region,” Patrushev said [...]

Russia to Get 20 New Aerospace Defense Radars


© RIA Novosti Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces will received about 20 new radar stations this year, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. The radars will include systems of different classes and modifications, including Gamma-S, Nebo-U and Podlyot-K, as well as modernized Desna and Kasta systems, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said. He said on Sunday the [...]

Russia’s defense steps up in aerospace missiles

800px-S-400_Triumf_SAM After shutting down production of the S-300 missile defense system, Russia is moving to equip its new S-400 and S-500 systems with hypersonic missiles. A shortage of more advanced missiles, however, stands in the way of the Ministry of Defense’s plans. Russia is planning to open two major plants to produce much-needed advanced hypersonic [...]

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