Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • Agni-V's maiden canister trial successful :-Giving an edge to the country's strategic strike capability, India on Saturday successfully carried out the maiden canister-based trial of its most potent missile Agni-V, which has a strike range of over 5,000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, off Odisha coast....
  • BrahMos Aerospace bids farewell to Dr. Avinash Chander:-BrahMos Aerospace bid adieu to Dr. Avinash Chander, Secretary Department of Defence R&D, DG DRDO and SA to RM, who is also the Co-Chairman of Supervisory Council of BrahMos Joint Venture on 28th January 2015 at BrahMos Headquarters, New Delhi....
  • Military might on display on India's 66th Republic Day:-The Mobile Autonomous Launcher of BRAHMOS missile system, three dimensional tactical control radar, satellite on the move communication platform and rapidly deployable satellite were on display during the Republic Day....
  • Indian Naval fighters make presence in R-day parade:-After a gap of three decades, Indian Navy's fighters participated in the Republic Day parade here on Monday as Russia-made MiG-29K aircraft flew past Rajpath where US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest. The force also showcased before Obama its P-81 maritime patrol aircraft which was recently acquired from the US....

Russia curbs purchase of military equipment

Article
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Russian defence ministry plans to import drones this year

MOSCOW (BNS): Russia will use domestically-built arms and purchase military equipment only in those fields where there are flaws, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin has said.

"The national defense sector will shoulder the production of most arms. The purchase of military equipment abroad will be made only in those fields where there are flaws," Ria Novosti quoted Vladimir Popovkin as saying to Ekho Moskvy radio on Saturday.

The deputy defense minister said there were "flaws" in the production of sophisticated arms, including unmanned aircraft.

He said this year Russia’s defence ministry would import drones and that work was already in progress to develop drones and train people.

The defense ministry had funds only to maintain strategic nuclear forces and repair operating arms; he said, adding, Russia currently had a large fleet of outdated equipment even though the Army had bought little over the past 15 years.

"We have some 20,000 tanks, while we need 5,000 to 6,000, and there are over 200,000 combat vehicles and several thousand aircraft, but the quality of hardware leaves much to be desired," he said.

Popovkin said Russian arms producers would soon handle servicing and warranty maintenance of hardware, and that the Defense Ministry was considering leasing arms.

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

US keeping close eye on Russian naval drill

The intelligence services of US and other Asia Pacific countries have been monitoring the Vostok-2010 wargames being conducted by the Russia Navy.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2014

Image Gallery