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Ongoing challenge of rebuilding the Egyptian army

By Akram Kharief   It is September 2018, the Egyptian Navy, which is one of the largest navy forces in the region, has just signed a 1.3 billion dollars contract for two German frigates MEKO from Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems. Before the official announcement, the German federal government having noted that the funds would come from…
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Т-90. Where are you, competitors?

By Leonid Nersisyan, military observer According to the 2016 report of Uralvagonzavod, the company acquired two new contracts to supply T-90S tanks abroad: Iraq will get the first batch of 73 machines, and 64 equipment units more will be received by Vietnam. In addition, Uralvagonzavod plans to sign a contract in the nearest future to…
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Negotiating contracts for Russian armaments in the first three quarters of 2017

By Andrei Frolov 2017 has a chance to be remembered as a revolutionary year in the history of Russian foreign arms sales. This results from the fact that Russian arms producers have been particularly successful this year in making a number of breakthroughs in markets that were previously inaccessible, or nearly inaccessible – the petrol-states…
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The Politics and Market of Military Aviation Materiel

By Yury Lyamin The market for modern military equipment has always been closely linked to big politics. In the case of military aviation, the influence of politics is even more significant, since the range of countries that are capable of producing military aviation equipment and especially fighter planes is very narrow. At the same time,…
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Genesis of Russian High-Precision Rifles

 By Vladislav Grinkevich.  At least a dozen of specimens of high-precision rifles are produced in Russia today. It is hard to believe that only 20 years ago our industry did not produce sniper’s weapons whatsoever as it is understood, let’s say, in the West.   The high-precision rifles have not been produced in the USSR…
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Vladislav Lobaev: “I understand what weapons will be used in five to ten years”

Vladislav Lobaev is the founder of the first Russian private arms company and one of the best-known manufacturers of high-precision long-range rifles. Today the company diversifies its business and masters absolutely new lines of activity.   The company’s history began in 2005, when Vladislav Lobaev with a couple of his like-minded fellows established a production…
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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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The destiny of the Muslim world will be decided in Syria

The evidence for that is not only the Biblical prophecies, but also the modern geopolitics   By Sarkis Tsaturyan, PhD in History, REX News Agency Editor-in-Chief   Why Syria? The civil war in Syria is a global incident. And it is not only about the fact that the Syrian Arab Republic is located at the…
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Arms Export: Weapon Generation Change Around the Corner

  According to reliable sources, including Western expert community, Russia continues to hold its position as the world’s second largest arms exporter.   By Leonid Nersisyan For example, the research group for the U.S. Congress states that in 2014 the arms export income of Russian companies totaled $10.2 billion, maintaining the same level in comparison…
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