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SNSZ: Innovative Technologies In The Service Of The Navy

Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNSZ, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) is a leading Russian company in the field of composite shipbuilding. Since its foundation in 1912, more than 650 ships and vessels, including 300 mine countermeasures ships for the Russian Navy and foreign countries’ naval forces, have left the plant’s shipbuilding slips.   The concept of…
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SPLAV: Fire Control

Joint-stock company SPLAV Scientific Production Association named after A. Ganichev is a leading enterprise in the development of multiple rocket launch systems (MRLS) both for the Army and the Navy. Our company is part of the management network of the Technodinamika Holding company of the Rostec State Corporation – the managing organization being the JSC…
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Light Amphibious Tank SPRUT-SDM1. On the land, in the water, and in the air

For the first time in the world, it is in Russia where a modern light tank has been developed, and what makes it absolutely unique, it is an amphibious tank. This is a novelty that many military experts have already seen at international military exhibitions. It was presented by PJSC Kurganmashzavod (part of the High-Precision…
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Israeli Military Construction: The Financial Aspect

The Israeli political leadership has traditionally paid serious attention to financing the national military establishment. Evidently, it is maintaining a high alert level that enables the Israeli to quickly respond to emerging challenges and national security threats.   Israel’s Military Budget According to “The Military Balance”, the annual review of countries’ military potential, the Israeli…
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Russia’s Hypersonic Weapons: What, When and Why?

Over recent years, hypersonic weapons have occupied a central position in discussions on new technologies affecting international security. Moreover, it should be noted that the quality of a discussion often leaves much to be desired. We will attempt to rectify the situation, at least as it relates to Russian armaments.   Why are hypersonic weapons…
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Export of Aviation Equipment In the Russian-Chinese Military-Technical Cooperation

The military-industrial complex (MIC) of the People’s Republic of China is rapidly developing, but still cannot manage to meet all its needs without foreign aids. In the context of a current political situation becoming even more complicated, Beijing has fewer and fewer opportunities to import foreign samples of military equipment. In September 2018, the United…
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Russia’s Military-Technical Cooperation – 2020

In 2020, due to the pandemic-related restrictions, for a number of foreign clients, the terms of delivery of military products and implementation of contracts for overhaul and maintenance of weapons and military and special equipment were put off and rescheduled.   The impossibility to ensure duly transfer of basic payment documents from customers led to…
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Restructuring of the German Armed Forces

The German Defence Ministry has presented a paper outlining the restructuring of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The paper primarily aims at making the forces more flexible and increasing its readiness by cutting down on top-heavy structures. [newslist] When presenting the key point paper (Eckpunktepapier), Germany’s Defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer emphasised that this did not…
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China as an Arms Exporter: Brief Historical Background and Current Status

Today, China is not so much a mass producer of consumer goods, the home of AliExpress and the creator of low-quality technology, as it is one of the leaders in technological and scientific progress, the third country to send an expedition to Mars and a power whose opinions and interests are worth reckoning with. [newslist]…
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India Plans Additional MiG-29K Purchase, Localized MiG-29K Maintenance

On February 3, 2021, the first day of Aero India 2021, Vladimir Drozhzhov, Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) said that Russia has responded to a preliminary request from India for additional MiG-29K/KUB fighters. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The fighters would likely be used to raise a third squadron…
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