CFRIES

Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

18 novembre 2006

Theatre missile system of XXI century

KBM (Kolomna-based Engineering Design Bureau) has developed a theatre missile system, the Iskander-E, complying with the Missile Technology Control Regime requirements. The system is intended for covert preparation and delivery of effective missile strikes at vital point and area targets. The Iskander-E has embodied the up-to-date design and technological advances in the field of theatre missile systems and, with regard to technical solutions incorporated and its high operational performance, it is a new-generation weapon system. The... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2006

The Middle East and Southeast Asian countries display the greatest interest in the BMP-3 combat vehicle

The Middle East and Southeast Asian countries display the greatest interest in the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. A statement to this effect was made by Sergey Oksak, the Kurganmashzavod (Kurgan-based Machine-Building Plant) deputy director for sales of defense products and foreign economic relations. According to him, what the customers want lately is not a mere supply of batches of equipment. In many cases they propose establishing a co-production and participation in the assembly of combat vehicles at local facilities. «We... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2006

The tank support combat vehicle, a highly exportable product

The BMPT tank support combat vehicle is a highly exportable product, says Nikolai Malykh, director general of Uralvagonzavod (the Ural fighting vehicle factory). In his words, «The acceptance trials of this machine are now over and a permit has been obtained to export this machine. Before long, Uralvagonzavod will start, in association with Rosoboronexport, to actively promote the BMPT to the world market». In this aspect of armor production Russia has left the world’s leading companies far behind. Whereas Germany has... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2006

Demonstration of weapons and military equipment at Geodezia firing range

Within the IDELF-2006 International Defense Exhibition, demonstration of the capabilities of land forces’ armaments and military equipment, which Rosoboronexport offers to foreign customers, has been conducted at the federal public enterprise NII Geodezia’s firing range in Krasnoarmeisk, near Moscow. Colonel General Alexander Belousov, First Deputy Defense Minister, opened the demonstration by firing a symbolic blank round from a howitzer.  Small arms and grenade launchers used in the demo tests included Russian-made 12.7mm... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2006

Sukhoi SuperJet100 Lacks Spare Parts

US Department of State refused to grant licenses for the supply of spare parts for Russian regional aircraft Sukhoi SuperJet100 to US-based companies Hamilton Sundstrand and В/Е Aerospace. This measure is the result of US sanctions against state company Sukhoi. Experts thinks that finding other suppliers might postpone the project for 1 year. US-based companies Hamilton Sundstrand and В/Е Aerospace notified Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Airplanes (GSS) that US Department of State did not license them to supply spare parts for Sukhoi... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2006

Sudan Wants to Buy Russian Arms on Credit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with Sudanese Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Hussein on Thursday. Lavrov promised to assist efforts in settling the Darfur conflict where over 300,000 people have died in ethnic clashes. Khartoum believes that Russia can help only with one thing – weapons. As the Sudanese have nothing to pay for the supplies, Hussein wants to secure a $1 billion loan in Moscow. Sudan’s Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Hussein came to Moscow a special envoy of President Omar el-Bashir. Russian Foreign... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2006

Portugal Pays for Kamov Helicopters

Portugal has transferred advance payment to Kamov Co. under the contract for six Ka-32 helicopters. But the deal could be crabbed any time. In early October, Portugal transferred advance payment to Kamov Co. under the $50-million contract, said representatives of Oboronprom, owner of 49.64 percent in Kamov. Under the contract, Kamov is to supply to Portugal six Ka-32 water bomber helicopters. Kamov’s contractor, Kumertauskoe Aircraft Construction Enterprise, has set to assembling the first helicopter, which delivery to Portugal is... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2006

The President Comes Flying to the GRU

Russian President Vladimir Putin landed on the roof of the new headquarters of the Main Intelligence Department of the General Staff of the Russian Army (Russian abbreviation GRU) yesterday. Kommersant special correspondent Andrey Kolesnikov has the details. The bright, spacious building of concrete and glass is apparently what Russian military intelligence has been lacking all these years to look good at home and abroad. Otherwise, supreme commander Putin would not have signed the order three and a half years ago to build the new... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2006

Lockheed to sell its interests in ILS partnership

LOCKHEED MARTIN NEWS RELEASEPosted: September 7, 2006 Lockheed Martin announced today the proposed sale of its ownership interests in Lockheed Khrunichev Energia International, Inc. (LKEI) and ILS International Launch Services, Inc. (ILS) to Space Transport Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LKEI was formed as a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and two Russian companies, Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center ("Khrunichev") and S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, to... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2006

Hazing trial exposes dark side of Russia's military

  Hazing trial exposes dark side of Russia's military  By Steven Lee Myers The New York Times Published: August 13, 2006CHELYABINSK, Russia It is becoming clear now what happened New Year's Day in the barracks of the Chelyabinsk Tank Academy, when the Russian military's singular means of enforcing discipline claimed its most famous victim.The details are trickling out in a windowless courtroom here in a trial that has illustrated the darkest aspects of Russian military service and exposed the commanders' refusal to... [Lire la suite]
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