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Arrival of warships in Doha heralds start of DIMDEX 2016

DOHA, 29 March 2016: The arrival of eight warships to Doha Commercial Port yesterday morning has signaled the fifth edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2016) is underway. A procession of ships from the navies of France, India, Italy, Morocco, Pakistan, UK and US arrived in full view of Doha…
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Syria: Direct and Indirect Tasks

  In late September 2015, the scenario that had seemed to be a sci-fi story or a computer game’s script became real. The Russian Air Force launched an air operation against militants of the so-called “Islamic State” (the terrorist organization banned in Russia).   By Pavel Rumyantsev and Leonid Nersisyan Since late August, the events…
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Future Of The Russian Navy Atmospheric Diving Suits

The Kursk nuclear-powered submarine tragedy which occurred on August’ 12, 2000 exposed the problems in the organization and procurement of the Russian Navy. Lack of the modern systems supporting deepwater and emergency rescue operations resulted in the necessity of contracting foreign companies and experts. Sad lessons were learnt and in the framework of the salvage…
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The Ups and Downs of Test Pilots

This is an article about the history and fate of the amazing people who let the mankind step into the sky, about their successes, failures, accidents and achievements. The victors Obviously, the first test pilots, in the sense that we are putting in the word today, were the builders of the first airplanes, aerodynes. But…
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Fortress Aircraft of the World War I

War of motors In the early 20th century, the structure of the Russian Army included 12 military districts (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Finland, Vilna, Warsaw, Kiev, Odessa, Kazan, Caucasus, Turkestan, Siberia and the Amur). The Don Cossack Army was an independent military formation. The armed forces of the Russian Empire, as well as in many other…
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Import Substitution: Next Step

“Defence industry is the significant scientific potential, the crème de la crème of engineering society, and companies that are able to meet today's challenges of any kind. These are the companies with the biggest scientific and engineering potential. Demonstration of our military equipment is a clear proof of this point” Oleg Sienko, CEO of Research…
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Shipbuilding: by Our Own Efforts and In-House Only 

 According to statement of Dmitry Rogozin, Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation in Twitter “we will build our fleet by our own efforts and in-house only” Text: Igor Chubakha   Particularly, a change of priorities with respect to fleet-building can be used as a basis for explanation of indifference, with which Russia regards jactation of the…
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