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Forget the S-500 or Su-57 PAK-FA. Russia's Military Has Big Plans for the Future.

Russia has started planning for the development of a series of next-generation weapons to follow-on to systems such as the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA and the S-500 surface-to-air missile (SAM) battery. These new systems—which the Russian government has not named—will be developed under future advanced State Armament Program.



“An important and key issue on our agenda is to define the beginning of the creation of yet another advanced state armament program,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting of the Kremlin’s Military Industrial Commission . Putin said that Russia has to start planning for its future defense needs now as it completes developmental programs that were funded under the current State Armament Plan (GPV-2027). “It is important for us to move further and start planning today the future development and production of advanced weapons and equipment that will define the image of the Russian Armed Forces in the long-term, for the next few decades,” Putin said. Putin …

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Otokar, Kazakistan’da ortak üretime el attı | C4Defence

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Kazakistan’da düzenlenen KADEX 18 fuarına üç adet aracıyla katılan OTOKAR, buradan işbirliği anlaşmasıyla döndü. Kazakistan Engineering şirketiyle Otokar arasında imzalanan niyet anlaşması, Kazakistan ordusundaki Otokar araçlarının bakımı, modernizasyonu, araç tedariki ve ortak şirketin aracılığıyla Kazakistan’da zırhlı araç üretiminin yapılmasını öngörüyor. Otokar Şirketi Genel Müdürü Serdar Görgüç, imza törenin ardından yaptığı açıklamada, “İmzaladığımız belge, Kazakistan silahlı kuvvetleri için zırhlı araçların sadece ithalatı değil, ortak üretimi için atılan ilk adım oldu.” dedi. Otokar fuara Arma 8X8, Cobra II ve Ural araçlarıyla katıldı. Arma 8X8 standda yer alırken Cobra II ve Ural Türk Pavyonu girişinde sergilendi. Kısa Link: http://c4news.me/0cP2E
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Turkish defense industry at critical juncture

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Rarely a day passes in Turkey without newspapers trumpeting another success story in the defense industry. In the past two years, in particular, the defense and aviation sectors have become rich propaganda material in a government rhetoric exalting nativism and nationalism in almost every realm. Amid the avalanche of exaggerated praise, realistic assessments of the state of the Turkish defense industry are also available. Last week, the Defense and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association released its 2017 sectoral performance report, which, in a sense, is the report card of the Turkish defense industry for last year. The document paints a generally successful year, but indicates that the sector should now focus on sustaining growth, drawing a cautiously optimistic picture of the future. According to the report — a compilation of individual figures provided by members — the sector’s turnover was nearly $6.7 billion last year, a 12% increase from 2016. In the breakdown, the bigges…
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China's defense industry exhibiting its know-how at KADEX 2018

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The four-day 5th Kazakhstan Defense Exhibition (KADEX 2018) kicked off Wednesday in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. Headed by Publicity Center of China's State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, seven large military trade companies of China take part in the exhibition with exhibits of weapons and equipment for the army, navy and air force.
A scale model of the Norinco VN-17 tracked armored infantry fighting vehicle showcased at KADEX 2018
A batch of China’s competitive products in the international military trade market including the FM-3000 medium-range air defense missile weapon system, the Yilong unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Type-VT4 main battle tank, the REL-4 medium and long range three-dimensional air defense warning radar, the Silent Hunter fiber-optic laser air-defense system, JY-27A air defense warning and guidance radar system and the M20 ground-to-ground tactical missile system made a group appearance at the exhibition and attr…
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Driverless Vehicles Ready To Go Ballistic

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The US army aims to have its first Robotic Combat Vehicles Technology demonstrator ready by 2021, but what changes will this unmanned paradigm bring to the manufacture of military vehicles? Here, Nick Jordan, technical engineering manager at military steering system specialist, Pailton Engineering, combats the issues related to autonomous design.

Unlike Uber or Google's Waymo, the self-driving technology developed by the military won't only be designed for America's roadways but for conflict zones all over the world. The military is primarily concerned with developing robust and reliable tactical vehicles to withstand these terrains, while removing people from unnecessarily risky situations.
According to Pentagon figures, in 2013 alone, some 60 percent of US combat causalities were related to convoy resupply. Autonomous vehicles to deliver supplies could address this issue.
Positively, last year saw the joint US-UK Coalition Assured Autonomous Resupply (CAAR) demonstratio…
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US Army Shows Us How Soldiers Have Changed Over The Last 50 Years

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Putin: Turkey has right to choose its military aircraft

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Turkey has the right to choose its own military aircraft, amid Ankara's deal to buy missile-defense systems from Russia. As a NATO member, Turkey decided to buy the best of its class with Russia's S-400 missile defense, Putin said. His remarks came during a meeting with officials of leading global news agencies, including Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Metin Mutanoglu, Anadolu Agency's deputy director-general, also attended the meeting. Under an accelerated timetable for the S-400 deal, Russia's first deliveries of the S-400 to Turkey are due in late 2019 or early 2020. The S-400, Russia's most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system, can carry three types of missiles capable of destroying targets including ballistic and cruise missiles. Putin said that Russia already delivered weapons to other NATO member countries, notably Greece with the earlier g…
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An Icelandic inventor has developed a bird-like drone that could revolutionize surveillance

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Icelandic startup Flygildi thinks it has unlocked the “holy grail” of drone technology: its drone looks and flies like a bird. The AI-powered drone could come in handy for law enforcement and military purposes. ”The drone is so bird-like that radars cannot tell it apart from real birds,” says the founder. Drones are all the rage these days, but the fascinating airborne technology also has its limitations. A drone can still be seen and heard which is counterproductive to the purpose of many drones, especially in surveillance. People on the ground will be alerted and perhaps attack the drone. Enter renowned Icelandic inventor Hjalti Hardarson and his latest endeavor, Flygildi, the Silent Flyer. The autonomous drone comes with all the regular functions, but on top of that, it is quiet, and it looks and flies like a bird. ”The Holy Grail for drone technology has always been the ability to fly without rotors and using flapping wings instead,” says Hardardson. The idea is both simple and radi…
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Diamond Age – The Future of Armor

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Diamond Age, a materials science and engineering firm focused on the R&D of leading-edge anti-ballistic armor systems announce their new rifle resistant Bastion Helmet and the Forcefield armor. In addition to their work with ceramic materials and armor alloys, Diamond Age is a leading producer of boron nitride nanotubes for ceramic reinforcement. Boron Nitride Nanotubes are a nanomaterial that strengthens metal, glass and ceramic composites. Diamond Age is able to offer this material in an 80 – 90% purity and in a dense form (HD-BNNT) suitable for composite production. “Regardless of the science behind our products, all our customer base of law enforcement and military professionals really want are lightweight products that can be worn all day, in a variety of environmental conditions while offering superior ballistic protection,” Jake Ganor, CEO of Diamond Age said. “It’s our job as engineers to come up with a level of protection that goes beyond NIJ regulations. This is not the…
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US develops sophisticated mobile system to combat UAVs

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The American company Sierra Nevada has developed a compact installation to combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which can be placed on pick-up trucks and work effectively while driving, Defense News reported . A new system called “X-Madis” can detect, recognize and hit targets using EW assets directly while driving at speeds up to 80 kilometers per hour. At the same time, only one operator is sufficient to service the system, which can manage it from the cab of the vehicle. As described in the company, “X-Madis” can be installed on various moving platforms, such as a heavy pick-up truck, ultralight SUV or a boat. In addition, the system has already been tested on some types of military vehicles, which are in the arsenal of the US Army. A new development was presented at SOFIC 2018, which is taking place these days in Tampa, Florida. Source: RIA
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Killer airwaves: Russia starts trial of electromagnetic warfare system

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Russia’s electronic warfare equipment producer launched tests of a tactical electromagnetic combat complex fully integrated with latest air-defense systems. It guarantees complete neutralization of all enemy electronics. Factory testing is underway for components of the new system, capable of protecting troops and civilian facilities from air and space attacks, a representative of Russia’s leading producer of electronic warfare systems, Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), told TASS. The tests are expected to be completed by the end of 2016. Integrated with air defense systems and networks, the new complex “maintains automated real-time intelligence data exchange with the airspace defense task force” to facilitate centralized target distribution, the source said. Read more Russian satellite-gagging jammer field tests announced Solutions realized in the new complex ensure secure suppression of any existing and perspective airborne electronic equipment, making it impossible for…
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Russia to demonstrate S-400 air defense missile systems at arms show in Kazakhstan

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Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer will showcase advanced S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems at the KADEX-2018 arms exhibition in Astana on May 23-26, the company’s press office reported on Monday. "The company’s united exposition in Pavilion No. 5 will feature models, videos and media presentations on long-range S-400 Triumf, S-300VM Antey and S-300PMU2 Favorit air defense missile systems, Buk and Tor medium- and short-range surface-to-air missile complexes," the press office said. The company’s stand will also present information on various radar stations. Almaz-Antey Deputy CEO for Foreign Economic Activity Vyacheslav Dzirkaln said that at the KADEX-2018 arms show the company would focus on products and services essential for the Central Asian region. The company’s delegation will hold negotiations with representatives of state structures, official delegations of the countries viewed by Almaz-Antey as its potential customers. The negotiations will also to…
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Russia's 2S41 82mm 4x4 self-propelled mortar makes first appearance abroad

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Burevestnik, a subsidiary of the Russian military vehicles manufacturer UralVagonZavod (UVZ), is promoting for the first time the 2S41 Drok 4x4 82 mm mortar carrier system abroad, during KADEX 2018. The 2S41 concept was first unveiled in December 2016 during a defense exhibition.
A scale model of the 2S41 82 mm mortar carrier vehicle at KADEX 2018
According to UVZ, the 2S41 mortar carrier has been designed to provide "engagement of enemy personnel and firing assets and unarmored/soft-skin vehicles". The vehicle can also "blind the enemy, smoking its observation posts and firing assets, laying smoke-screens, terrain illumination". Its main armament consists of one turret-mounted 82 mm 2B27 breech-loaded mortar and one 82 mm 2B24 portable mortar deployed by the crew. If the lack of details regarding the 2B27 mortar indicates an on-going development, the 2B24 is already in service with the Russian Armed Forces. The 2B24 is capable of effectively and timely carrying ou…
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Russia to show over 300 weapons at KADEX-2018 international arms show

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Russian companies are going to present over 300 weapons at the V International Exhibition Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX-2018, which will be held from May 23 to 26, 2018 in Astana. The presentations will include S-400 anti-aircraft missile system and BMPT Terminator, according to Rosoboronexport. "Rosoboronexport has already become a traditional participant of KADEX. Every time our delegations work quite effectively here. This year we are presenting over 300 items of the Russian military equipment, which include some new products. I am confident that our proposals will receive well-deserved attention from the representatives of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan and other countries participating in the exhibition," Rosoboronexport Director-General Alexander Mikheev said in a statement. According to the company, 11 Russian holdings and their 18 integral enterprises are participating in the unified Russian exposition. In particular, the Almaz-Antey will show S-400 T…
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KADEX 2018: Barys 6x6 armoured vehicle now fitted with 30mm remote-controlled turret

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Besides the Barys 8x8 vehicle, Paramount Group and Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) are exhibiting a new variant of the Barys 6x6 with a unified combat compartment and stabilized cannon-machine-gun armament that is currently in use on the BTR 82-A. The Kazakhstan Defence Expo (KADEX-2018) is taking place from 23-26 May in Astana.
The KPE Barys 6X6 variant fitted with a 30 mm RCWS showcased at KADEX 2018

The main armament of the turret is a 2A72 30mm dual-feed automatic cannon. The gun can fire armour piercing-tracer (AP-T) projectiles, high-explosive fragmentation-incendiary (HEF-I) and high-explosive-tracer (HE-T) ammunition. The secondary armament of the vehicle includes a 7.62mm PKTM coaxial machine gun. The turret incorporates two-axis stabilisation, new sighting channels, and three forward-facing 81mm smoke grenade launchers on each side. The gunner gets a new stabilized day/night fire control system TKN-4GA. The vehicle command system is equipped with advanced communication…
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KADEX 2018: JSC Semey Engineering introduces new T-72A upgrade package

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A new significant upgrade package for the Kazakh Armed Forces fleet of T-72A Main Battle Tanks is being showcased for the first time at KADEX 2018 by the local company JSC Semey Engineering, a subsidiay of Kazakhstan Engineering (KAE).
The T-72KAE MBT upgrade package proposed by Semey Engineering and Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering
Completed in cooperation with Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering LLP, this package increases the firepower of the T-72A MBT by providing an effective day and night vision capability. If the firing range at daytime doesn’t change, it has been increased from 2000 to 3500 m in night conditions. In the T-72KAE configuration, the new combat system comprises a FCS thermal sight for the gunner, a CFCS, as well as a new ballistic computer and a target tracking system. Semey Engineering also replaced the driver’s legacy TPNO-168V and TVNE-4B surveillance device by new thermal imaging camera. Moreover, the R-123M radio station has been replaced by a digital VHF radio stat…
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Roketsan ve TUSAŞ’tan Kazakistan'da anlaşma

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Roketsan, TUSAŞ ve STM ile Kazakistan arasında yapılan anlaşmalar doğrultusunda Türk şirketler Kazakistan ile ortak savunma sanayi ürünleri geliştirip satacak. İşte konuya ilişkin detaylar: Roketsan ile Kazakistan ortak roket ve füze teknolojileri geliştirme anlaşması yaptı. Kazakistan ordusunun kullanacağı yeni nesil füze ve roket sistemleri kısmı ortak üretim ile Türk şirketleri tarafından sağlanacak. Ayrıca TUSAŞ da Hürkuş ve ANKA’nın ortak üretimi ve tedariksüreçlerinde birlikte çalışma anlaşmaları yaptı. Anlaşma ile hem Kazakistan ile Türkiye arasındaki savunma sanayi işbirliği gelişmiş oldu hem de Türkiye havacılık alanında yeni bir müttefik kazandı. Ülkemiz adına bu tür çalışmalar aslında son derece önemli. Hem Kazakistan ordusunun ihtiyaçları hem de Kazakistan’ın yakın ilişki içinde olduğu ülkelere Türk savunma sanayii ürünlerinin satışına başlanabilmesi adına güzel bir adım olarak görülebilir.

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