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Russian arms exports. November 2016 of the year

In November 2016, most Newsconcerning the export of Russian weapons was associated with aviation. The Russian military aircraft industry is one of the locomotives of the country's defense industry. Domestic combat aircraft have traditionally been in steady demand on the international market, unlike civilian aircraft products that are only trying to get on their feet. But the most important news in November is related to land weapons. India, which is one of the main buyers of Russian weaponsconfirms another major deal. Delhi ready to purchase 464 major combat tank T-90MS.

Indian Ministry of Defense approves purchase of X-NUMX T-464-M tanks

According to Indian media reports, the Council on Defense Procurement of India, headed by Manohar Parrikar, the country's defense minister, approved the acquisition of X-NUMX T-7MS tanks in Russia at the November 2016 November 464 meeting. Information about the intention of the Indian side to acquire these tanks developed by JSC NPK Uralvagonzavod appeared shortly before that. The cost of the authorized purchase of new tanks is 90 13 crore crores (approximately 488 billion US dollars).

Buying X-NUMX T-464 tanks from Russia will allow a relatively short time (90-3 of the year) to equip them with 4 tank regiments of the Indian army deployed on the troubled western border with neighboring Pakistan. Currently, the Indian armed forces have approximately 10 T-850 tanks equipped with 90 tank regiments of the Indian Army. Perhaps in response to this deal, Pakistan has decided to modernize the existing Ukrainian T-18UD tanks, the relevant agreements were reached on November 80 of 23. The Pakistani army is armed with more than 2016 tanks of this type, which were obtained at the end of the 300s.

According to the blog information bmpd, marked the purchase of new Russian T-90MS tanks associated with the slow pace of licensed production of T-90С tanks at the HVF plant in Avadi. In total, under three agreements with Russia, India acquired 2001, 2006 and 2007 X-NUMX T-1657 tanks, of which 90 combat vehicles were supplied by Uralvagonzavod and fully prepared, 248 was assembled in Indian Awadi from Russian vehicle sets, and 409 was planned to be made here under license (with a planned completion date for deliveries in 1000). But, given the fact that at present the Indian army has approximately X-NUMX T-2020 tanks, it is clear that during licensed production from 850, the HVF plant was able to produce the entire order of X-NUMX T-90 tanks. According to data from Indian sources, by the 2009, the company will be able to transfer to the Indian military no more than 200 tanks. Thus, to speed up the replenishment of the tank fleet of the armed forces of India, the country, as in 90, resorts to the practice of direct purchases in Russia (now the most recent modification of the T-2020 tank — T-400MS). Some of the tanks will most likely be delivered ready, and some will be assembled at the HVF plant from vehicle sets supplied with UVZ.

India purchased two more DRLOI A-50EI aircraft

According to the magazine Air & Cosmos, India has signed two contracts worth 1,4 a billion dollars with the Israeli state company IAI - Israel Aerospace Industries. Under the first contract worth $ 1 billion worth 1, two Phalcon radar complexes (IAI Elta EL / W-2090) are being purchased, intended for installation on two separately acquired IL-76 (А-50 ЭИ) aircraft. The second contract worth 400 million dollars involves the acquisition by the Indian side of 10 Israeli long-range UAVs IAI Heron TP, equipped with turboprop engines. The corresponding agreement was signed in New Delhi on November 16 of 2016 of the year.

A-50I is a modernized version of the Soviet AEROAU A-50 aircraft, created on the basis of the Il-76MD military transport aircraft. A-50EI is an upgraded version of an aircraft with PS-90А-76 engines and a multifunctional Doppler-radar EL / W-2090 radar developed by the Israeli company Elta. Model aircraft was specially created for the Indian Air Force. The Indian Air Force is armed with three such aircraft that were delivered under the contract of the year 2004 (was completed in the year 2010). Rosoboronexport and Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex named after GM Beriev (TANTK) acted as the contractor under this contract.

China purchased two Be-200 amphibians

According to Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, in the framework of the airshow held in Zhuhai, a contract was signed with the Chinese side for the supply of two Be-200 amphibious aircraft. According to information "Vedomosti”, An agreement was signed on the supply of 2 + 2 Be-200, the first delivery - 2018 year. UAC representatives clarified that an agreement for the supply of two aircraft and two more machines in the option was concluded with the Chinese company Leader Energy Aircraft Manufacturing Co Ltd.

“We hope that this is only the first swallow that can give impetus to further purchases. We are planning to load production facilities and get a total order book for approximately Amphibian 20-25, ”said Denis Manturov. He also told reporters about the interest in buying two such aircraft from Indonesia. According to estimates of the source in the KLA, the cost of a single amphibious aircraft Be-200 is about 40 million dollars.

The Russian amphibious aircraft Be-200 was developed in 1990-s and has now been purchased by the Emergencies Ministry of Russia (6 units) and Azerbaijan (1 aircraft), the machine is used by them as a fire and rescue aircraft. Currently, there is another order from the EMERCOM of Russia for - 8 aircraft and the Ministry of Defense of Russia - for 6 aircraft Be-200. Production of an amphibious aircraft was initially deployed at the Irkutsk aircraft building plant of the Irkut Corporation, but then it was moved to the Taganrog aircraft factory named after the Aircraft Company. Beriev. The first flight of the Be-200ChS aircraft of the Taganrog assembly was made on September 16 of the year 2016.

Belarus has received four training aircraft Yak-130

23 November 2016 of the year at the airfield in Lida held solemn events dedicated to awarding the personnel of the 116 Guards ground attack aviation base of the Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus four new Russian-made Yak-130 combat training aircraft, reports press office Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus. The keys to the new aviation technology were presented to the personnel of the base by Major General Oleg Dvigalev, Commander of the Air Force and the Air Defense Forces of the country. With the incorporation of the second level of this type of aircraft in the air force base in Lida, the Yak-130 training and combat aircraft delivered to this military unit is being completed, according to the agreement concluded between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Scientific and Production Corporation OJSC Irkut.

The first aircraft of a completely new type of aviation technology for Belarus entered service with the Lida airbase in 2015. All the necessary conditions were created for the development and operation of the Yak-130 combat-training aircraft at the air base, and the personnel of the base are aimed at conscientious attitude to the fulfillment of the tasks assigned to the development and operation of new air technology. The pilots of the base have already been able to assess the quality of the assigned vehicles when performing various kinds of tasks, including at the landfills.

Russian arms exports. November 2016 of the year

According to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, the crews of the Yak-130 combat training aircraft have successfully developed the use of almost all types of standard weapons - unguided aircraft rockets of various calibers, air bombs. In August, 2015, for the first time in stories Belarusian aviation from Yak-130 aircraft tested the use of high-precision weapons - adjustable aircraft bombs KAB-500Кр. And in 2016, for the first time in the history of the Yak-130 combat training aircraft, it was landed "at the airfield site of the road at night".

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus has previously concluded two contracts for the supply of combat-training aircraft Yak-130. The first contract for the supply of 4 aircraft sides concluded in December 2012 of the year. These first cars were fully delivered at the start of 2015. An additional contract for the supply of another YN-4 130 aircraft was awarded to 26 on August 2015 during the MAKS-2015 air show. The aircraft under this contract were delivered to Lida in September 2016.

Russia will transfer to Serbia 6 fighters MiG-29 from the presence of

According to the portal, Serbia has found the opportunity to somehow update its fighter park. With reference to Serbian and Russian media, it is reported that President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin agreed to grant the transfer of 6 multi-role fighters MiG-29 to Serbia from the presence of the Russian Ministry of Defense. In this case, the pre-sale preparation of these fighters, as well as a small modernization of the aircraft will be carried out at the Serbian expense. As a result, the total value of this contract is estimated at 50 million dollars.

There is no official information on the delivery confirmation yet. Since even 50 million dollars is quite a substantial amount for the Serbian defense budget. At the same time, during the 1999 war of the year, the Serbian air force suffered heavy losses. Currently, they include only one fighter squadron and the entire 4 combat aircraft - 3 MiG-29 (one “Spark”) 1987 of release and one MiG-21bis, transferred to Yugoslavia in 1983 year. These aircraft are morally and physically outdated, and if nothing is done, they may lose their performance over the next few years in the 2-3. Therefore, the problem of updating the fighter park faces Serbia quite acutely.

Iran shows interest in Su-30 fighters

At the end of November 2016, the agency to Reuters reported that Iran is interested in buying Russian two-seater multi-purpose fighters Su-30 in order to modernize its own air force. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehgan said this on Saturday, 26 in November, stressing that Iran could once again allow the Russian Federation to use its air base to conduct air operations in Syria. According to Hossein Dehgan, the purchase of Russian fighter jets is on the agenda of the Iranian Ministry of Defense. At the same time, he stressed that any purchase of aircraft in Russia should be accompanied by technology transfer and joint investments. According to him, the Russian side agrees with these conditions.

The appearance of any of the existing versions of the Su-30 fighter in service with the Iranian Air Force will seriously increase their potential, since they mainly consist of obsolete aircraft of American, Soviet and Chinese production. Earlier in the press there was information that Tehran might need one of the advanced versions of the fighter, similar to those already used by the Air Forces of India, Algeria, Malaysia and Russia. Or the Iranian military will choose Su-30М2. Buying fighters in this modification will cost Iran less, which would probably be a reasonable decision, given the difficult economic situation in the country. At the same time, such a deal will still have to be approved by the UN Security Council, notes the agency Tasnim.

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  1. 210ox
    210ox 5 December 2016 06: 18
    But export does not concern me so much, how many new weapons have been delivered to our army? Often, the latest models go to the defense of not our country.
    1. Homo
      Homo 5 December 2016 07: 26
      Quote: 210ox
      Often, the latest models go to the defense of not our country.

      Give examples, what newest weapons have gone to the side instead of our army!
    2. sandroart
      sandroart 5 December 2016 09: 34
      Just to blurt out. We do not have the USSR! Weapons sale is a business. How many Russian armed forces have ordered, so much has arrived. There has never been a time to deprive your army of sorts for export. And in general, the country needs money (oil has fallen)
  2. ImPerts
    ImPerts 5 December 2016 06: 49
    I wonder how the Pakistani T-80s will be modernized in Ukraine? So how do you ship Oplot to Thailand?
    Indians have a chance.
    1. silver_roman
      silver_roman 5 December 2016 13: 19
      Quote: ImPerts
      Indians have a chance.

      a chance for what? You mean in the war with Pakistan?
      I think that 8 hundred T-90s is enough for Pakistan to simply caterpillar without even shooting. But for the PRC ... here is another matter. But if a mess with Pakistan begins, the PRC will not stand aside.
      1. edge
        edge 5 December 2016 13: 39
        Quote: silver_roman
        But if a mess with Pakistan begins, the PRC will not stand aside.

        and ours too, since the parties are part of the SCO
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 5 December 2016 07: 10
    Planes diverge like hot cakes. Bullshit would not take.
    1. edge
      edge 5 December 2016 13: 41
      Quote: aszzz888
      Airplanes disperse like hot cakes.

      and tanks like shawarma ...... grab
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 5 December 2016 07: 11
    The military-industrial complex has turned around! And we all groaned - we cut, destroyed ... Not everything was cut, and not everything was destroyed. They don't forget their army either. Rearmament is in full swing. Somehow all this cannot but rejoice. While they smiled at everyone and wanted to be friends, forgetting about their own interests, everyone tried to step on our corns. How they "snapped" and growled - quietly - everyone, everyone wants to be friends.
    What is the weird logic?
  5. Volksib
    Volksib 5 December 2016 08: 22
    The military-industrial complex is striding by leaps and bounds, but you need to understand that the modernization and rearmament of the Russian army and navy has a time frame and in the military-industrial complex's order portfolio the state defense order is 70%. At the same time, food exports are twice as large as arms exports. And you always want to eat more and more every year. ... And on the fields of the leading agricultural holdings "Dominators" and "Jondira". War is a war and lunch is on schedule, and agricultural machinery can also become a high-tech locomotive of the economy.
    1. samoletil18
      samoletil18 6 December 2016 13: 13
      With s \ x technology! somehow rummaged this fall online. And ofigel of the fact: agricultural production volumes increased, and machinery production fell. And it seems that the problem is not only in the availability of previously purchased tractors, but also in monetary policy.
  6. N100
    N100 5 December 2016 11: 57
    Sanitization cannot be bankrupt The Ministry of Industry and Trade has found a way out for UVZ. The multibillion-dollar loan of the state corporation will be refinanced, and the new lender will receive state guarantees of almost 15 billion rubles. True, this is not a final decision. The government commission headed by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov will dot the i. The fact that the state will save Uralvagonzavod has never been in doubt. The corporation ideally fits the well-known English expression: “to big to fail” (these words apply to a systemically important institution, the bankruptcy of which will have unpredictable and sad consequences). "UVZ" is a holding that includes dozens of factories, where tens of thousands of people work. UVZ is a defense giant that produces world famous Russian tanks. In the end, it is a legendary enterprise that made a significant contribution to the victory of the USSR in World War II. The history of financial problems of UVZ raises several questions. For example, why did the state only now embark on the reorganization of the corporation, because it has not been fever for several years? Or, why did Uralvagonzavod become one of the main Russian debtors? After all, his obligations to creditors amount to 200 billion rubles. For comparison, a comparable, albeit a large amount at one time was due to another Transaero that had gone into the world. And why did the holding, which has always been called the “favorite” of the Russian government and receiving huge, grain government orders, have problems?

    Love passed, wilted government orders? It's funny that the peak of the financial confrontation between UVZ and Alpha came in May last year. It was then that Uralvagonzavod survived one of the most unpleasant pages in its history. May 7, 2015. 2 days to the 70th anniversary of the Victory. Red Square, a rehearsal of the parade, in which the pride of the Russian defense industry takes part: the brainchild of UVZ is the Armata tank. The latest combat vehicle, superior to foreign counterparts, the envy of other powers, in general, the pride of Russian weapons. The tank stalls right on the main square of the country. Well at least a rehearsal, not the parade itself. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin then explained that the crew was simply not used to the new technology. What was the reaction of the Kremlin - one can only guess. But, most likely, there was nothing good for UVZ in it. Why such an emergency could threaten the plant management in Soviet times - I don’t even want to think about it. So is it any wonder that the notice that Alpha wants to bankrupt Uralvagonzavod was published less than 2 weeks after the incident with Armata? However, maybe the bank just at that moment had run out of patience, who knows ... However, it was then that it became completely clear that Uralvagonzavod from a favorite of the first persons of the Russian elite turned into an “ugly duckling” of Russian industry. Signals were before. As far back as the year before last, the Military Industrial Commission (the body responsible for the policy in the field of arms production) stated that the price of Armata tanks was too high. And soon, foreign media reported that the Ministry of Defense intends to reduce tank orders from the corporation from Nizhny Tagil. A feast during bankruptcy Then, it seems, an information attack began on the corporation’s CEO Oleg Sienko, in which UVZ first became a symbol of the new era, and then abruptly lost its political privileges. This top manager is considered close to the head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov. And, probably, it was not by chance that his appointment in time coincided with the plans at that time of the Russian Technologies (the predecessor of Rostec) to absorb the Uralvagonzavod. True, these plans were not destined to come true. This year, Sienko celebrated his 50th birthday. And as the journalists found out, the head of the corporation spent 10 million rubles on a banquet, inviting show business stars to the feast. At the same time, the media drew attention to the fact that the celebration was held against the backdrop of cuts, delays in salaries at UVZ and workers rallies. The eloquence of such a detail, of course, rolls over. All this, of course, could not but affect the image of the state corporation and the attitude of the country's leadership towards it. It is one thing when a defense holding brilliantly fulfills a state order, fulfilling the allocated funds. And another thing - when he is mired in loans, constantly demands money, inflates the prices of his products, while disgracing the Fatherland on the eve of such an important holiday. Sick sooner ... than ... (enter the necessary) However, as mentioned above, sooner or later the corporation would have to be rescued. True, the matter has reached such a stage when the need arose for a multi-pass circuit. What can happen now is reminiscent of a patient’s operation, which for some reason the doctors didn’t treat for a long time, and then, when procrastination became like death, they launched their entire arsenal. After all, Alpha has not yet cooled down on the idea of ​​bankruptcy of UVZ. Naturally, under such conditions, the authorities cannot give state guarantees for corporate loans. But RBC sources report that Alfa Bank may soon withdraw the claim for financial insolvency. There are probably agreements between the credit institution and the government. In this case, Uralvagonzavod receives a new creditor - Gazprombank, an organization directly related to the state. But she does not risk anything, because she receives state guarantees on a loan from "UVZ", that is, if the budget pays for everything.
  7. silver_roman
    silver_roman 5 December 2016 13: 17
    Get UN Security Council approval

    pf .... but not a lot of honor for the Security Council? State defense issues must be resolved regardless of any extraneous opinion, especially of such limp, limp, completely controlled weaklings like the UN.
  8. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 6 December 2016 10: 08
    And the Russian army is armed mainly with the T-72 (at least the B3), but still not the T-90MS !!! Oh, what a shame.
    1. samoletil18
      samoletil18 6 December 2016 13: 23
      Not to melt the T-72. It is important that they will be supported in case God forbid. And then there are no questions to "Armata". There are practically none of them in the troops. But the Air Force, artillery, motorized rifle, electronic warfare, etc. and with the T-55 can some "Leopards", "Abrams", etc. of the most recent release and modernization with the worst organization of the database on the part of the adversary, hang robust.