Defence
Top 3 innovations in hydro aviation

Top 3 innovations in hydro aviation

September 15, 2014 Dmitry Litovkin, specially for RIR

Russia is a leader in amphibious aircraft of various classes. RIR chooses three types of Russian hydro aviation crafts that show the most promise

Questions rise over future of Crimea’s NITKA complex

Questions rise over future of Crimea’s NITKA complex

September 11, 2014 Denis Kungurov, specially for RIR

Russian pilots have been carrying out training flights with the carrier-based aircraft training simulator. However, it is not possible to use it at full capacity at present

Using a flight simulator with the Russian Air Force

Using a flight simulator with the Russian Air Force

September 8, 2014 Dmitry Litovkin, specially for RIR

Modern simulators used for practice make it possible to considerably speed up pilot training and to create training situations for experienced pilots in which aircraft operate at the peak of their technical capability

New Verba missile system to replace the legendary Igla-S

New Verba missile system to replace the legendary Igla-S

September 3, 2014 Alexey Ramm, specially for RIR

A new generation of man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS) joins the Russian army’s arsenal. According to experts, the new MANPADS exceed their foreign counterparts in their tactical and technical characteristics

Active phase of Avia Indra-2014 begins

Active phase of Avia Indra-2014 begins

August 29, 2014 Itar-Tass

The drills’ scenario involves joint flights with mixed Russian-Indian crews on Su-30SM aircrafts and Mi-35 and Mi-8 helicopters in the Voronezh and Astrakhan regions

The advent of the bayonet in Russia

The advent of the bayonet in Russia

August 29, 2014 Alexander Vershinin, specially for RIR

Russian soldiers first became acquainted with the bayonet in the early 18th century and immediately saw the benefits of this fixed blade mounted below the barrel of a rifle

A hot hail of cluster-fired rockets

A hot hail of cluster-fired rockets

August 27, 2014 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

The Grad BM-21 multiple launch rocket system has a history that goes back all the way to the early 1960s, when it succeeded the legendary Katyusha rocket battery

Top 5 new products for the Russian military

Top 5 new products for the Russian military

August 21, 2014 Maxim Leguyenko, specially for RIR

Oboronexpo-2014 displayed some of the latest cutting edge arms and armaments in Russia. RIR chose 5 of the most interesting products at the defence exhibition

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