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Iraq is in Talks With Russia Over Purchase of S-300

The Iraqi authorities are in talks with Moscow over the purchase of Russian air defense systems S-300, the television news channel Al Arabiya quoted Iraq’s ambassador to Tehran as saying. «We [Iraq] are in talks with Russia over the purchase of air defense systems S-300,» the diplomat said. Source - TASS
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Global Defense Spending Exceeds $1.8 Trillion in 2019

Global defense expenditures soared past $1.8 trillion in 2019, Jane’s defense consultancy reported on Thursday. «Global defense spending surpasses $1.8 trillion in 2019 supported by robust growth in European markets,» the publishing company says. According to the annual report on changes in defense spending in 2019 released by Jane’s, the increase in world’s defense expenses…
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Four Indian Astronauts Selected for Training in Russia

India has selected four astronauts to undergo training in Russia for the Gaganyaan mission. They will start training from the third week of January, Kailasavadivoo Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) told journalists on Wednesday. Roscosmos said on July 1, 2019 that Glavcosmos and ISRO had signed a contract for consultancy support to…
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Turkey is likely to purchase another batch of S-400 — Russian deputy PM

Russia hopes that Turkey will purchase another batch of air defense systems S-400, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told the round-the-clock television news channel Rossiya-24 in an interview. «It is very likely they will use this option and keep working with us. We do hope for this,» he said. «As far as arms export is…
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First batch of Russian-made Su-30SM fighters arrives in Armenia

The first pair of Russian-made Su-30SM multirole fighters purchased by Armenia at the beginning of 2019 landed at an aerodrome in Southern Caucasus republic, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced on his Facebook page on Friday. «Our most important acquisition this year,» Pashinyan noted, demonstrating the delivered aircraft to his subscribers. The Armenian authorities announced…
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Algeria would be the first export customer for the Su-57 and Su-34

Algeria is said to have signed a contract to acquire 14 Su-57 stealth fighters and becomes the first customer to whom the manufacturer Sukhoi will export this flagship of the Russian combat aircraft. The Algerian air force has also signed two other contracts for 14 Su-34 bombers and 14 Su-35. An option for two other…
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Russia, Iran, China to Hold Four-Day Joint Naval Drills in Indian Ocean

Russia, Iran and China will hold four-day joint naval maneuvers that will kick off on December 27, spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Abolfazl Shekarchi said on Wednesday. «The joint drills of Iran, China and Russia will begin in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman on Friday and last four days,» the news…
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Kazakhstan, Russia and UAE reconciling the modernization of Gagarin’s Start

The draft agreement on modernization of Gagarin's Start on the Baikonur Cosmodrome concluded between Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and UAE is under domestic approval, according to Marat Nurguzhin, the Deputy Minister for Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry. Site No. 1, or Gagarin's Start, is a launchpad where the first humanity’s spacecraft Vostok with cosmonaut Yuri…
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