CFRIES

Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

05 décembre 2006

Space: Paths Of Conversion

by Yuri ZaitsevMoscow, Russia (RIA Novosti) Nov 29, 2006Combat missiles are now widely used to launch ordinary spacecraft, and rightly so, because huge intellectual and material resources have been invested in their development and it would be wrong, both economically and morally, not to use this potential.The first Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile, the R-7, which was Korolyov's most famous brainchild, has proved so robust and popular that it has been the workhorse of many Russian and foreign space programs for more than half... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2006

Pak confident of getting Russian engines for fighter planes

Islamabad, Nov 23: Pakistan has expressed confidence that Russia will provide it with MiG engines, to be fitted on a fighter plane, which Islamabad is jointly manufacturing with Beijing. Pakistan was confident of getting over 100 MiG engines to be fitted on to the JF-17 thunder planes being jointly manufactured by Islamabad and Beijing, a TV channel quoted a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) official as saying. The prototype of the plane was already built and has been test flown but the future of the aircraft was still in doubt as they... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2006

New Systems and Upgrades

Fighter-bomber aviation According to the recent statement by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Col. Gen. Vladimir Mikhailov, the testing program of the new Sukhoi frontal fighter should be concluded in 2010. The flight test program is planned start in 2006-2007. The new fighter is expected to enter service shortly after the completion of the test program. Russia is looking to develop two types of new fighter aircraft: a tactical multi-role fighter to replace the MiG-29 and Su-25 and a new long-range fighter to... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2006

China to Buy Su-33 Carrier-Based Fighters from Russia?

Near the end of October, Russia's Kommersant newspaper revealed that Russian state-run weapon exporter Rosoboronexport is completing negotiations with China to deliver up to 48 Sukhoi SU-33 (NATO codename: Flanker-D) carrier-capable fighter aircraft in a purchase deal reportedly worth $2.5 billion. The SU-33 is a variant of Sukhoi's SU-27 Flanker with forward canards, foldings wings, an arrester hook, a reinforced structure, and other modifications that help it deal with carrier operations and landings. At present, reports... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2006

L’INDUSTRIE NAVALE MILITAIRE RUSSE

Avant d'évoquer la restructuration des industries navales russes il convient de décrire le long processus de restructuration qui a frappé l'ensemble du complexe militaroindustriel russe (CMI) depuis 1991. L'état actuel de celles-ci n'est en effet pas compréhensible sans une appréhension globale de celui-ci. Cette étude en conséquence se divisera en deux parties bien distinctes : la premièredécrira dans le détail ce processus de restructuration depuis la chute de l'URSS,tandis que la deuxième fera le point sur l'état des chantiers... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2006

Isabelle Facon, Chargée de recherche, FRS avec la collaboration de Konstantin Makienko, directeur adjoint du CAST, Centre d’Analyse sur les Stratégies et les Technologies, Moscou (juillet 2006) La « coopération militaro-technique » (ventes d’armes et de technologies militaires) constitue l’un des domaines les plus dynamiques du « partenariat stratégique » que la Russie et la Chine développent depuis la normalisation de leurs relations en 1989. L’industrie russe est devenue le principal fournisseur d’armes et de technologies... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2006

Irkut awaits European contracts for supply of Be-200 amphibious aircraft

Irkut Research and Production Corporation awaits European contracts for the Be- 200 amphibious aircraft, Aleksei Fedorov, Russian Aircraft-building Corporation (RSK) MiG director general told ILA Show News. According to him, “we are working now with four European and several Asian countries. Much work has been done in marketing this product and in preparing the market. This included certification of the aircraft and its trial operation. The Russian Ministry of Emergencies undertook the challenging task of test operating a... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2006

Venezuela to produce AK submachine guns under license

In July 2006 Rosoboronexport signed a license transfer contract with Venezuela to manufacture the Kalashnikov submachine guns in the country. The contract totaling over US$ 400 million covers the construction of a plant in Venezuela where AK-103 submachine guns will be manufactured under license and a plant to produce 7.62mm cartridges. Earlier, in May 2005, the sides concluded a contract to deliver 100,000 AK-103 submachine guns to Venezuela. The first batch of weapons under the contract was already supplied to the customer, and... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2006

French Defense Ministry to procure Krasnopol-M guided artillery shells

The French Ministry of Defense has revived its interest in the purchase of Russian-made KBP Krasnopol-M guided artillery projectiles for the national armed forces. The French Armament Procurement Agency DGA recently awarded Cilas a contract worth 24.6 million euros for the supply of KBP Krasnopol-M shells and Cilas DHY-307 ground laser designators. Talks on the delivery of the 155mm Krasnopol-M laser-guided artillery projectiles for the French army’s artillery systems have been underway for sufficiently long. Cooperation with... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2006

Russian army to receive 60 Iskander theatre missile systems

Under a draft 2007-2015 Federal Armament Program, 60 Iskander theatre missile systems will enter service with the Russian army by 2015. They will be fielded with five missile brigades. Today KBM (Kolomna-based Engineering Design Bureau) is pursuing an aggressive marketing strategy topromote the Iskander-E to the world market. Talks with several customers, including the Middle East countries, on Iskander-E deliveries are under way. One export contract to supply the Iskander-E missile system has been secured.
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