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India pays Russia $1.2 billion in technology transfer fees for T-90S tanks

India has awarded a $3.12 billion contract for local production of 464 T-90S main battle tanks after paying a technology transfer fee to Russia. The contract was signed with little fanfare earlier this month. The deal stipulates that Russian original equipment manufacturer UralVagonZavod and arms export agency Rosoboronexport will be paid $1.2 billion for technology…
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Checkmate by Black Knight

Without doubt, the new fifth-generation Sukhoi light fighter the Checkmate became the main premiere of the MAKS-2021 airshow, which took place in Zhukovsky near Moscow at the end of July 2021. The Debutante Ball The social media campaign launched by Rostec's press service before the opening of MAKS-2021 was second to nearly none in the…
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Qatar’s Defense Procurement and Its Relevance for The Persian Gulf Security

By 2024, Qatar will obtain an unprecedented number of military gears and aircraft. The volume of its air force will reach 96 aircraft by 2024. Development of this arsenal correlated to the 2017 Gulf diplomatic crisis. With the recent détente in diplomatic relations with its regional counterparts, Qatar found itself with an impressive arsenal and…
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Kornet-D1: Final Stage of Firing Tests

The latest Kornet-D1 air-droppable self-propelled anti-tank missile system based on the chassis of the BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle intended for Russia’s Airborne Force has entered the final stage of firing tests, the press office of the Rostec state tech corporation reported on Monday.   "The High Precision Weapons Group has switched to the final…
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CSTO Countries as Suppliers of Military Equipment

Russia, as a country with a well-developed defense industry, is the main supplier of armaments, military and special equipment for the needs of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states.   However, challenges and threats associated with the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan require a rapid increase of capabilities to secure the CSTO borders, and…
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Austria to Purchase 18 Leonardo AW169M Light Helicopters

Italy and Austria have signed a government-to-government (G2G) agreement for the sale and procurement of 18 Leonardo AW169M light multirole helicopters for the Austrian Armed Forces. On the 02 December the defence ministers of Italy and Austria Lorenzo Guerini and Klaudia Tanner, signed the implementation phase of the agreement at the Italian Ministry of Defence…
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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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International Exercises of the Russian Armed Forces in 2020: An Overview

Military exercises are one of the most important elements of military readiness. They serve several key purposes, including practicing new ways of using troops, verifying command and control capabilities, trying out new ways of organizing and conducting combats, and testing the latest weaponry. International exercises broaden the range of objectives: they increase trust between participating…
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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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IDEF 2021: ROE Unveils Latest Russian Defence Products

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is the organizer of a joint Russian exhibit at the International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2021, which is held from 17 to 20 August 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey. "The IDEF exhibition is among the ten largest international defense industry exhibitions and is one of the most important…
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