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Primus Inter Pares

By Leonid Nersisyan, military analyst.  For many years now Russia has held more than a half of the export market of new tanks. The main combat tank Т-90S, which was approved by very many buyers and especially by Indians, became a recipe for success in this respect.   In general, not less than 2,100 tanks…
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Fabrics of Four Elements

The fabrics of Korolev silk factory can be referred to as the fabrics of four elements – so much wide is the spectrum of application and multifaceted is the feasibility of using thereof. The produce of Korolev silk factory “Peredovaya Tekstilschitsa” is used nearly in all combat arms from naval- and ground-based to aerospace units.…
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Superiores… Facilius… Optimum!!!

By I.V. Kozhemyakin, Head of Defence R&D Agency of St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University  By V.Yu. Zanin, commercial representative, OCEANOS JSC Background In 2013 the State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg (SMTU) in cooperation with OCEANOS JSC worked on modernization of the diving breathing apparatus DA-21 as a proactive development. In late 2013 a…
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Military Robots: Competition for the Future

By Artur Kovalivsky.   The indisputable fact is that we cannot imagine the future warfare without application of military robots. He who has a greater advantage in technology and even now takes part in the technological race in robotics, will win.    Let’s take a look at products Russia can offer in this field: does…
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NATO and Global Policy in Rambo Style

By Gabriela Ionita. When viewed from a world-wide perspective America is what in the language of Hollywood producers is called an overplay. This means a play-actor, not very bright and talented, but possessing with very distinctive physical features who exaggerates all the techniques he knows, from gestures to his speech, trying to be noticeable or…
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Strategic Nuclear Forces of Russia and the USA Today and Tomorrow

By Alexander Ermakov, independent military expert Part II. Naval Component The naval component of a modern nuclear triad is represented with nuclear submarines, which are one of the most impressive engineering developments and, at the same time, the most invisible national defence components operating in the silence of the deep sea.   First Experiments The…
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Leaders of the Global Arms Market. Assault Rifles

By Vladislav Grinkevich.  The same model of an assault rifle (or a machine gun) may be critically acclaimed as the world’s best rifle or attained as an absolutely obsolescent weapon. The matter is that there is no general criterion for evaluation of such a weapon – many rifle models have been developed for specific applications…
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152 mm Cannon for T-14: Actuality and Perspectives

Author Artur Kovalivsky.  The idea to install the 152 mm cannon to the tank is nothing new; the attempts to install such type of guns were made as far back as the middle 1980s, though technical difficulties, excess capacity and crisis in the country made it impossible to implement this idea in Soviet times.  …
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10 major deals announced at DIMDEX 2016

  Middle East Naval Commanders Conference at DIMDEX 2016 focuses on security of Gulf waters DOHA, 31 March 2016: The second day of the fifth Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2016) opened with ten major deals signed between Qatar and exhibiting companies. At a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony, the following…
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For Tank Crew Safety

Armed conflicts in Ukraine and Syria where Russian weapons and military equipment are intensely used, along with the ongoing process of retrofitting of the Russian Armed Forces have resulted in a growing interest in the performance of Russian combat vehicles, including tanks. As experts have been arguing about the survivability of the Soviet main battle…
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