Defence
Shoigu’s visit bolsters India-Russia defence ties

Shoigu’s visit bolsters India-Russia defence ties

January 24, 2015 Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, specially for RIR

The recent visit of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to New Delhi has imparted a fresh momentum to the burgeoning defence ties between India and Russia and set the stage for the fast-tracking of defence deals

New generation of Russian military robots

New generation of Russian military robots

January 23, 2015 Tatyana Rusakova, RIR

Russia is continuing development work on a range of innovative automated machines to optimize the performance of its armed forces in the field

India to lease second Russian nuclear submarine

India to lease second Russian nuclear submarine

January 20, 2015 Lenta.ru

The first Project-971 submarine, the Nerpa, was leased from Russia for 10 years. It was commissioned in the Indian naval forces in 2012 and got the name of the Chakra

KV: One of the most powerful tanks of its time, part 2

KV: One of the most powerful tanks of its time, part 2

January 14, 2015 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

In this second part of the story of the Soviet KV battle tank, we look at how over its long years of service, the KV went from star player to standard asset before transitioning to the somewhat eccentric yet honored old guard

KV: One of the most powerful tanks of its time

KV: One of the most powerful tanks of its time

January 7, 2015 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

In this two-part piece we look at the heavy KV tank, blooded in the Winter War with Finland, modified to pack a punch that risked flipping it over, and thrown at Hitler’s invading forces with devastating effect in 1941

Russian army to get

Russian army to get "African" vehicles

December 26, 2014 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

Russia continues its implementation of the Concept for the Development of Military Vehicles through to 2020

Russian Defence Minister to visit India next year

Russian Defence Minister to visit India next year

December 25, 2014 RIA Novosti

Russia and India are the largest partners in the field of military-technical cooperation (MTC) – with over 70% of weapons and military equipment used by the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy made in Russia or the former Soviet Union

Top 5 Russian military innovations of 2014

Top 5 Russian military innovations of 2014

December 22, 2014 Tatyana Rusakova, RIR

2014 has been a complicated year for the Russian defence industry. Yet despite numerous difficulties, some examples of military technology successfully underwent state testing and were transferred to the armed forces for future use

Russian airborne troops to receive new APC

Russian airborne troops to receive new APC

December 21, 2014 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

"The winged infantry" is to acquire two new vehicles in the form of the BMD-4M airborne combat vehicle and the BTR-MD Rakushka (‘Shell’) universal armored personnel carrier

Russian tactical missiles are still among the best

Russian tactical missiles are still among the best

December 12, 2014 Dmitry Litovkin, specially for RIR

Russia is keeping pace with the U.S. in the field of long-range precision tactical weaponry, and in some areas it even has an advantage. RIR presents three main new missiles that will be employed by the Russian armed forces starting 2015

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