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    Russia to Supply President-S Defense System to India

    Post  Pinto on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:02 pm

    Russia will deliver its advanced President-S onboard defense systems (ODS) to Algeria, India and Belarus, the general director of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) said Wednesday.

    KAZAN (Sputnik) — In mid-March, the Russian company said that the deliveries of the ODS to Egypt under the 2015 contract would begin in "coming days."

    "We are supplying the President-S not only to Egypt. We have contracts with India, Algeria, Belarus. These are long-term agreements, part of the systems will be delivered later this year, partially they will be delivered in 2017 and 2018," Nikolai Kolesov told reporters without specifying details of the deals.


    The ODS is designed to protect planes and helicopters from being hit by missiles, air defense and anti-aircraft artillery. The defense system is currently installed on the Ka-52, Mi-28 and Mi-26 helicopters.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/world/20160406/1037556438/russia-defense-system-presidents.html#ixzz458pleysn
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    Re: RUSSIA - INDIA Military Contracts

    Post  jhelb on Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:37 pm

    Militarov wrote:I somehow hate this whole lease thingie regarding subs.

    Russia can't sell nuclear subs. Banned under international treaties that Russia is a signatory to.
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    Post  Militarov on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:07 pm

    jhelb wrote:
    Militarov wrote:I somehow hate this whole lease thingie regarding subs.

    Russia can't sell nuclear subs. Banned under international treaties that Russia is a signatory to.

    I mean, i hate whole idea of leasing military equipment.
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    Re: RUSSIA - INDIA Military Contracts

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:46 am

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20160408/1037728227/us-india-jet-fighters-production.html?utm_source=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2F7oiyzJ6v4x&utm_medium=short_url&utm_content=aZWp&utm_campaign=URL_shortening

    Looks like India is slowly becoming a sell out of a nation.  Russia must continue to sell arms to India, but also increase arms to Pakistan and China to make as much as they can.  And I am not kidding, India even stalled Ka-226 helicopter deals.  This is becoming a pathetic joke that India is.
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    Re: RUSSIA - INDIA Military Contracts

    Post  Pinto on Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:10 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    jhelb wrote:
    Militarov wrote:I somehow hate this whole lease thingie regarding subs.

    Russia can't sell nuclear subs. Banned under international treaties that Russia is a signatory to.

    I mean, i hate whole idea of leasing military equipment.

    well dear you might hate this idea of leasing but this is very crucial asset of India and who else will lease to India then Russia russia
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    russia - india military contracts

    Post  Pinto on Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:17 pm

    Mark my words here no deal of US jets being made in India will come true as these deals will come with lots of riders, like the saying the goes "The taste of the pudding is in eating not merely at looking at it"

    Have a look at following links of US offer of fighter deal under make in India:

    http://idrw.org/remember-boeings-make-in-india-f-18-offer-which-comes-with-rider-there-is-more-to-that/

    Regrading the kamov helicopters deals here is the latest news


    Russian Helicopter Company Takes Multi-Pronged Approach For India


    http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/russian-helicopter-company-takes-multi-pronged-approach-for-india-1338698

    SINGAPORE: A Russian helicopter company has taken a multi-pronged approach under the 'Make in India' initiative by planning to start a chopper production base and a long-term supply chain network in India.

    Russian Helicopters, along with its main partner Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd (HAL), is elevating its strategic partnership in India to the next level with plans to work with a number of companies in the manufacturing and supply chain of helicopters and spare parts, said deputy chief executive officer Igor Chechikov.

    "India is our strategic partner and we are working on a number of business plans to be a leading part of the 'Make in India' initiative," Mr Chechikov said in Singapore.

    RH aims to finalise all discussions and configuration by end of this year to move to the implementation phase of the contract.

    RH and HAL, maintaining their long-term partnerships, will select a number of new qualified partners to participate in the helicopter production, offering opportunities to innovators within the small and medium enterprises, said Mr Chechikov.

    Additionally, RH and HAL are also discussing the supply of a number of new models of choppers to the Indian armed forces and Border Security Force, he said, underlining the importance of keeping RH's versatile brands on the forefront of the Indian market.

    Mr Chechikov also elaborated on the long-term contract for maintenance covering aggregates and spare parts as well as training for personnel.

    "Our proposals cover all segments of services to support the helicopter fleet in India," he said.

    "We have high regards for the Indian armed forces professionals and their expertise. With this long-term contract, we aim to develop a schedule with them to support their helicopter services with a supply chain of an ever ready spare part stocks," he said.

    The ongoing supply chain discussions are to factor in the pricing mechanism, delivery and manufacturing time for each spare part.

    While highlighting the traditional and decades old Russia-India diplomatic relationship, Mr Chechikov stressed the need for RH to be market-oriented in a competitive environment, especially in India which has become "immensely attractive to foreign investors and suppliers".

    "RH will work in tandem with the Indian market's need and be among the leading players in the manufacturing segment," he said.

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    Re: RUSSIA - INDIA Military Contracts

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:11 am

    Not sure if this is just puff

    Russia has formally offered its S-400 Surface-to-air missile systems for $6 billion to India.

    A deal is likely to be signed within the next few weeks, the sources add. Russia could also commence delivering the S-400 missile defense system to China by the end of the year.

    Russia and India were expected to sign an agreement on the sale of the systems in December 2015 when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Moscow for an annual summit.

    Sources close to the situation tell RBTH that differences on the price held back the signing of an agreement.

    The S-400 Triumf , previously known as S-300PMU-3, is an anti-aircraft weapon system developed by Russia’s Almaz Central Design Bureau in the 1990s as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007.

    The S-400 uses three different missiles to cover its entire performance envelope. These are the extremely long range 40N6, long range 48N6 and medium range 9M96 missile.


    http://defence-blog.com/news/russia-has-formally-offered-its-s-400-surface-to-air-missile-systems-for-6-billion-to-india.html
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    Post  sepheronx on Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:14 pm

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    Re: RUSSIA - INDIA Military Contracts

    Post  gaurav on Fri May 06, 2016 1:46 am

    so many S-400 deals.. it seems Indian Government is going crazy over deals .. deal after deal ... Some times DM says S-400 deal ..
     some times Akulas nuke sub + missiles and then BRICS banking deals.. it seems BRICS is part of U.S


    Gaurav wrote:The photo-op of the visit could the signing of the first commercial agreement under the Indo-U.S. civil nuclear deal,
    between the Westinghouse Electric and the Nuclear Power Corporation India Ltd(NPCIL), to build six nuclear reactors in Gujarat.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a dinner hosted by the U.S – India Business Council (USIBC) on June 7 that will bring together around 400 CEOs, investors and business leaders during his two-day visit to the U.S capital.

    Indo U.S nuclear deal
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    Post  sepheronx on Fri May 06, 2016 10:15 am

    You are incorrect. It is India that is part of US.
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    Re: RUSSIA - INDIA Military Contracts

    Post  Viktor on Thu May 12, 2016 12:50 pm

    India wants 200+ FGFA

    Media: Russia and India will sign an agreement on the fifth-generation fighter

    According to sources, in the case of the signing of the agreement and the transfer of technology, we can talk about more than 200 new fighters, which the Indian side will receive over 20 years.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:00 pm


    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1963277.html

    Russia and India are negotiating the transfer of the license for the construction of submarines of project 636



    Elena Kiseleva and Ivan Safronov in the article "With a sense of deep understanding", published in the newspaper "Kommersant", reported that Russia is ready to give India access technologies for the construction of non-nuclear submarines of project 636 "Varshavyanka", however, according to "Kommersant", is still not resolved, the capacity of the two Indian shipyards — Pipavav or l&t — will be deployed licensed Assembly of submarines. For India, the issue of modernization of the submarine fleet is fundamental: for the past 15 years the country's Navy has not received any new diesel-electric submarine. The main geopolitical rival India, Pakistan has already ordered China's eight newest non-nuclear submarines.

    For the first time about the interest of India to the technology of building diesel-electric submarines (SSK) project 636 "Varshavyanka", the General Director of state Corporation "rostec" Sergey Chemezov told the magazine "Kommersant-Vlast" (see June 6). "Now we agree that they are at the first stage will be to repair previously purchased submarines, they will help the specialists of the centre of shipbuilding "Zvezdochka",— he said.— After the joint venture OSK (United shipbuilding Corporation.— "B"), "Rosoboronexport" and the Indian shipyard will begin construction of submarines: first large-scale Assembly, and later the localization. To give more detailed comments in USC refused, citing the secrecy of the topic, so did the spokesman of the special exporter of Russian weapons.

    Claim industry sources "Kommersant", until recently, discussed the possibility of delivery to India of two submarines of project 636. According to one of them, this issue was raised in November 2015 during the visit of Indian defense Minister Manohar Parrikar at "Admiralty shipyards" in St. Petersburg. But in the end, the Indian military decided not to buy ready-made submarines, and deploy them license the construction. After some time in involved in arms exporting agencies and organizations has received a request from the Indian side on the possibility of technology transfer with the localization of production in India. According to a top Manager of the enterprise of the shipbuilding industry, negotiations are conducted in the format of a gov-to-gov, that is, directly between the governments of Russia and India, which underlines "the special status of relations between Moscow and Delhi".





    Viktor wrote:India wants 200+ FGFA

    Media: Russia and India will sign an agreement on the fifth-generation fighter

    According to sources, in the case of the signing of the agreement and the transfer of technology, we can talk about more than 200 new fighters, which the Indian side will receive over 20 years.

    That would be damn good with my fingers crossed.
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    Russian, Indian companies may sign agreement on joint production of coastal missile systems by end of 2016

    Post  Pinto on Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:19 pm

    India’s Walchandnagar Industries and Russia’s Morinformsistema-Agat Concern are close to signing an agreement on joint production of coastal missile systems in India, Manas Kumar Das, Walchandnagar Industries’ director for defense and aerospace programs, said.

    Walchandnagar Industries is currently in negotiations with Morinformsistema-Agat Concern on joint production of coastal missile systems, and a Russian delegation will arrive in India shortly to discuss the final details, he told Interfax


    He said he expects that the sides will reach an agreement before the year is over.

    Das said that his company is also negotiating the joint production of naval artillery systems with Russia’s Arsenal Design Bureau.

    He said that the details of the agreements with Morinformsistema-Agat Concern and Arsenal Design Bureau will be discussed at the International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM 2016 in Yekaterinburg on July 11-14, of which India is a strategic partner country.

    The possibility of cooperation with other Russian weapons manufacturers is being considered and Walchandnagar Industries is ready to participate in joint production of submarines and tanks, he said.

    Walchandnagar Industries also intends to sign a memorandum of understanding with Rosoboronexport, he said. Walchandnagar Industries is one of the largest manufacturing holding companies in India, which produces, in particular, equipment for the defense sector, thermal power engineering and the nuclear power industry.


    http://idrw.org/russian-indian-companies-may-sign-agreement-joint-production-coastal-missile-systems-end-2016/
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    Indian weapons of Russian origin you barely knew existed

    Post  Pinto on Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:08 pm

    https://in.rbth.com/blogs/stranger_than_fiction/2016/07/11/indian-weapons-of-russian-origin-you-barely-knew-existed_610533

    India’s resurgent defence industry manufactures a bunch of high profile weapons platforms under licence from Russia. These include the Sukhoi-30 MKI air dominance fighter, the T-90 “Flying Tank” and stealthy Krivak III (Talwar) class frigates. These high-profile weapons provide the Indian armed forces a decisive edge.

    At the same time, there are several Russian weapons that are critical elements of India’s war fighting strategy. Some of these platforms have been produced in the thousands but rarely merit a mention.

    PK machine gun
    The PK (Pulemyot Kalashnikova or "Kalashnikov's Machinegun") is a 7.62 mm light vehicle-mounted machine gun used by India’s frontline infantry. As well as a general purpose machine gun, the PK is used as a co-axial weapon on India’s Russian origin platforms like the T-90 and T-72 tanks and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles. First developed in Russia in 1961, the high-powered rifle has a maximum range of 1000 metres and can also be used as a light anti-aircraft weapon. Manufactured at the Ordnance Factory in Tiruchirapalli, it is sometimes used by India’s Special Forces.


    PK machine gun. Source: Habiermalik/wikipedia

    NSV medium range machine gun
    Named after armaments designers G.I. Nikitin, Y.S. Sokolov and V.I. Volkov, the NSV is a formidable weapon in India’s arsenal. Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirapalli, the 12.7 mm calibre machine gun was first adopted by Russia in 1971. Due to its high rate of fire; 700-800 rounds per minute; the NSV is intended to be used as a close-range anti-aircraft weapon against helicopters, UAVs and aircraft. In dismounted ground combat it is placed on a special mount. Its range extends to 1500 metres against airborne targets and up to 2000 m against targets on the ground.

    After the break-up of the Soviet Union, the NSV’s manufacturing licence passed to Kazakhstan and Ukraine. In India the gun is manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli, but the Indian Army is now looking for a replacement with a range exceeding 2000 metres. One reason for wanting an upgrade could be difficulties in dealing with Ukraine. India has sent feelers to agencies, including Russia’s Rosoboronexport for the Degtyarev Kord machine gun with a 12.7 mm calibre. However, considering India’s drawn out procurement processes, it is unlike replacements will arrive any time soon.


    NSV machine gun on Indian T-72 tank. Source: cell105/flickr.com

    KPV heavy machine gun
    The KPV is a long range, high powered rifle mounted on India’s tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. Developed in Russia in the 1960s, the 14.5×114 mm calibre gun is mass produced at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirapalli.

    For sheer size and power, the KPV is unmatched in its class. The distance at which its bullet retains lethal force is 8 km and the maximum flight range of the bullets is 9 km. This makes it a useful weapon for fighting against light armoured targets, weapons systems and light shelters at distances of up to 3000 metres, as well as aerial targets up to 2000 metres.

    In Russia the weapon was so well-regarded that it was not only adopted by the land forces, but on the orders of the Strategic Missile Forces, the KPV machine gun is deployed to protect stationary and mobile missile complexes.

    The rifle uses armour-piercing incendiary bullets and the anti-aircraft variant uses armour-piercing incendiary tracer bullets. In 2002, an important innovation was the ignition of the tracer at a distance from the muzzle, which is less blinding and reduces flare.

    This is one Russian weapon that will serve in India's armed forces for a long time.

    Source: Vladimir Sappinen/wikipedia
    KPV heavy machine gun. Source: Vladimir Sappinen/wikipedia

    BMP-2 (Sarath) infantry combat vehicle
    The Russian BMP-2 is one of the most popular infantry fighting vehicles in the world. Typical of Russian weapons, it is a robust and fully amphibious troop transporter armed with a powerful 30 mm cannon.

    The Indian Army is the second largest user of the BMP-2 outside Russia. The licence-produced variant known as ‘Sarath’ is built by the Ordnance Factory in Medak. The first vehicle, assembled from components supplied by Russia, rolled off the assembly line in 1987. In a heart-warming case of successful indigenisation, about 90 per cent of the vehicle was sourced from India by 1999. As many as 1500 ‘Saraths’ have been built so far.


    Indian BMP-2 Sarath during military exercise in Rajasthan, India. Source: Press Photo

    India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation has used the BMP’s hull and chassis to develop a wide range of carriers, including a light tank, command vehicle, armoured ambulance, Armoured Vehicle Tracked Light Repair (recovery vehicle fitted with a light hydraulic crane), Armoured Amphibious Dozer (turret-less combat engineer vehicle), Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle, NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle (for detection of nuclear, biological and chemical contamination), Carrier Mortar Tracked Vehicle and NAMICA (Nag Missile Carrier).

    The BMP-2 fleet’s armament and firepower capability are being upgraded with the latest generation fire control system, twin missile launchers and commander's thermal imaging panoramic sights. The vehicles will also be equipped with the latest generation anti tank guided missiles and automatic grenade launchers.

    Expect these warhorses to stick around for a couple of more decades at the very least.


    Indian BMP-2. Source: cell105/flickr.com

    M-46 howitzer
    The M-46 is a manually loaded, towed 130 mm howitzer manufactured in Russia in the 1950s. For many years, it was one of the longest range artillery systems in the world, with a range of more than 27 km. According to Global Security, "During the Indo-Pakistan wars India had a large number of M-46 130mm field guns that they wished to be more mobile, and a number of Vijayanta tanks that they wished to retire from service. Rather than buy more self-propelled guns from an outside source and junking the Vijayantas, they combined 100 of these weapons into self-propelled howitzers."

    The new self-propelled gun was named the ‘Catapult MK-I’, which was later upgraded to the ‘Arjun Catapult MK-II’ with the replacement of the old chassis by the Arjun tank chassis.

    Curiously, after 100 of the Arjun Catapults were produced, the army did not ask for further enhancements to the system. Because of the army’s about turn, the DRDO team working on the gun lost development continuity.

    Besides meeting the army’s interim needs, there was another important gain from the project. Private defence contractors like Tata, L&T and Bharat Forge were involved in locally upgrading the Russian guns to 155 mm, which increased the range from 26 km to 39 km. The experience gained from the upgrade will come in handy when L&T, for instance, co-produces (with South Korea’s Samsung) the next generation of howitzers for the Indian Army.

    M-46 howitzer. Source: Gopal Aggarwal/gopal1035.blogspot.comM-46 howitzer. Source: Gopal Aggarwal/gopal1035.blogspot.com
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:58 am

    more news although i know parts of this have been mentioned before.

    http://www.defencenews.in/article/India-to-buy-12-S-400-systems,-4-Tu-22M3-bombers,-2-Akula-2-SSN-and-1000-T-90-MBTs-6665

    India to Place orders with Russia

    lease another 2 Akula-2 subs
    12x S-400
    6x Il-76
    80x Mi-17
    4x Tu-22M3
    and will start production of 1,000 T-90 and 200 Ka-226 and Russia will upgrade India's Mig-29 at the cost of $900 million.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:46 am

    d_taddei2 wrote:more news although i know parts of this have been mentioned before.

    http://www.defencenews.in/article/India-to-buy-12-S-400-systems,-4-Tu-22M3-bombers,-2-Akula-2-SSN-and-1000-T-90-MBTs-6665

    India to Place orders with Russia

    lease another 2 Akula-2 subs
    12x S-400
    6x Il-76
    80x Mi-17
    4x Tu-22M3
    and will start production of 1,000 T-90 and 200 Ka-226 and Russia will upgrade India's Mig-29 at the cost of $900 million.

    This 900mln is only for MiG-29 upgrade mate. S-400 alone is worth $ billions Smile

    But very good news. Besides Yak-242/MS-21 is also an option to coproduce. this would be excellent news.
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:42 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    d_taddei2 wrote:more news although i know parts of this have been mentioned before.

    http://www.defencenews.in/article/India-to-buy-12-S-400-systems,-4-Tu-22M3-bombers,-2-Akula-2-SSN-and-1000-T-90-MBTs-6665

    India to Place orders with Russia

    lease another 2 Akula-2 subs
    12x S-400
    6x Il-76
    80x Mi-17
    4x Tu-22M3
    and will start production of 1,000 T-90 and 200 Ka-226 and Russia will upgrade India's Mig-29 at the cost of $900 million.

    This 900mln is only for MiG-29 upgrade mate. S-400 alone is worth $ billions Smile

    But very good news. Besides Yak-242/MS-21 is also an option to coproduce. this would be excellent news.

    i wasn't suggesting the whole deal was worth $900 million i was quoting the Mig-29 deal, maybe i should have put a full stop to make it clearer. lol
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    India will continue strong defence ties with Russia

    Post  Pinto on Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:28 pm

    http://www.russiadefence.net/t2679p400-russia-india-military-contracts


    Despite India diversifying its sources to procure defence equipment and weaponry, the India-Russia cooperation in defence remains strong, as a variety of forthcoming projects show. The main advantage for Russia is the fact that Moscow has always been willing to transfer technology to its strategic partner.

    Russia-India military-technical cooperation should soon be further secured with T-90 tanks, Su-30MKI fighters, Ka-226 helicopters, S-400 "Triumph" anti-aircraft missile systems, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers, the latest aircraft carrier project 23000 "Storm" and two nuclear-powered submarine class Akula II (‘Shuka-B’ project 971), which the Indian military is keen to lease-purchase.

    Victor Kladov, Director of International Cooperation and Regional Policy of the state corporation ‘Rostec’ told ‘Izvestia’ that New Delhi intends to strengthen its combat preparedness through procurement, as well as through joint production of Russian arms and equipment.

    Akula class submarine. Source:Akula II class submarine. Source: Reuters

    “India is one of Russia’s main strategic partners in the sphere of military and technical cooperation,” said Kladov. “Our relations have a planned, long-term nature. We have a number of joint ventures in India: in future, they plan to produce at least 1,000 T-90 tanks, 250 Su-30MKI fighters and 200 Ka-226 helicopters.”

    “India's annual GDP growth rate is close to 9%, which has enabled the country to buy whatever they want,” said Vadim Kozyulin, professor of the Academy of Military Sciences. “In this regard, we happen to have enough "white spots," he said.

    T-90. Source: APT-90. Source: AP

    As a result, India has started to increasingly pay attention to the western military products rather than Russian ones. Russia has consistently lost several major tenders for the supply of military transport aircraft to India. Instead of the IL-76, New Delhi preferred to buy six American C-130 Super Hercules planes for which India has paid nearly $ one billion. The figure is astronomical, compared to that of the IL-76.

    Il-76. Source: Igor Dvurekov/wikipediaIL-76. Source: Igor Dvurekov/wikipedia

    “Russia’s most modern MiG-35 is inferior to the French Rafale, the combat helicopter Mi-28N is inferior to the US AN-64 Apache, and the heavy transport helicopter Mi-26T2 is inferior to CH-47 Chinook. And this is despite the fact that the Russian car is more modern, it is fully digital, flies one and a half times further and has twice the volume of the cargo compartment, than its American counterpart. But in the long term, Moscow and Delhi have larger projects,” said Kladov.

    Mi-28N. Source: TASSMi-28N. Source: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

    One of them, for example, involves building a second aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy. The second one is the nuclear aircraft carrier project 23000 "Storm". The concept of the ship was developed in the Krylovsky research centre along with the Nevsky engineering company. The British edition of Defense News, authoritative in the field of defence policy, reported that plans for the project have been presented to the Indian Ministry of Defence. The ship has a displacement of 100 tonnes, it is 300 metres long and 40 metres wide. It can accommodate between 4,000 and 5,000 crew members and perform combat missions at sea. The carrier will be able to accommodate up to 100 aircraft of various classes.

    MiG-35. Source: Oleg V. Belyakov/AirTeamImagesMiG-35. Source: Oleg V. Belyakov/AirTeamImages

    The "Storm" can take the carrier-based fighters MiG-29K / KUB available in Delhi and the promising FGFA (export name of the PAK FA or T-50 in the Indian version: Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft). After several years of negotiations New Delhi has decided to ease its requirements for the fighter and is ready to sign a contract, under which both countries will contribute $ 4 billion instead of eight, as earlier envisaged. This corpus will include the cost of prototyping, test programmes, construction of production facilities and assembly lines, warehouse and support facilities, as well as the production of at least 200 vehicles.

    T-50. Source: Vitaly KuzminT-50. Source: Vitaly Kuzmin

    “In India, there is a big controversy surrounding the delivery of the French fighter aircraft Rafale,” said Ruslan Pukhov, head of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. “In violation of the contract, not only has Paris, raised the price per aircraft twice, but it also refuses to transfer the basic machine technology to Delhi. We have not had this kind of problem with Russian equipment. We have already passed on the production of T-90 tanks, Su-30MKI fighters to India and are preparing a site for production of our advanced Ka-226 helicopters. I am sure we will improve production and the FGFA,” Pukhov said.

    Ka-226. Source: Russian helicoptersKa-226. Source: Russian helicopters

    Pukhov noted that the process of building military-technical relations and technology transfer has nothing to do with politics. Moscow, providing its own equipment and designs, reserves the right for New Delhi to dispose of them on their own, said Pukhov.

    A key example is the supersonic anti-ship "BrahMos" missile.

    Indian T-90 and vehicle mounted Brahmos missiles. Source: APIndian T-90 and vehicle mounted Brahmos missiles. Source: AP

    Company spokesman Praveen Pathak told ‘Izvestia’ that the missile has now been placed into service for the Indian Navy and the Indian Army. It will be tested in September along with the armed Su-30MKI armoury. Russia has given full rights for India to promote the missile in any market.

    India remains the largest customer of Russian arms and equipment, said Kozyulin.

    Su-30MKI. Source: wikipedia.orgSu-30MKI. Source: wikipedia.org

    “In the period from 2012 to 2015, India signed 162 contracts for purchase of weapons, including 18 with Russia and 13 with the Americans. The number is not so impressive, but these contracts are very large, and determine the future. Unlike the West, not only are we ready to supply the equipment, but also to transfer the technology of its production, which the West never does,” said Kozyulin.

    First published in Russian by Izvestia.
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    Russia in Talks With India on Delivering 3 New Guided Missile Frigates

    Post  Pinto on Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:28 pm

    Russia and India are discussing a delivery of three new guided missile frigates for the Indian Navy, the deputy chief of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) said Friday. India has six frigates of the Talwar class, the forerunner of Project 11356, which are built at the Yantar shipyard in Russia’s westernmost Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad.

    “The final decision on handing them over to a third country has not been taken yet, but we know that talks involving Rosoboronexport [Russian state-run arms exporter] are in progress,” USC Vice President Igor Ponomaryov told RIA Novosti.

    The first sea trial of a Project 11356 frigate took place last year in the Barents Sea. The frigate, displacing 3,850 tons, is designed for anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare as well as for air defense missions. It can operate independently and as part of convoys or naval task forces.

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    India Considers Buying Russian Il-78 MRTT After Ending Six Year Old Airbus Deal

    Post  Pinto on Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:56 am

    http://sputniknews.com/asia/20160801/1043832337/india-russia-contract.html

    High costs and pending inquiries against Airbus has forced India to abort a 2 billion dollar deal with Airbus. Sources say a contract for Russian Ilyusin-78 (IL-78) aircraft is likely to be signed by October of this year.

    India has terminated the a 2 billion dollar contract for six multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft with Airbus Defense and Space. This comes as no surprise for observers as the deal was troubled by objections over its high costs. Many officials were also skeptical considering protracted inquiries against the European consortium in India dating back to the 1970's.

    India's Ministry of Defense had shortlisted six Airbus A330 MRTT for the Indian Air Force following a RFP issued six years ago. According to highly placed sources, the Finance Ministry was of the opinion that the aircraft were too expensive and asked the Defense Ministry to look for cheaper options. A new RFP was released, following which the budget was increased to $2 billion and included lifecycle costs in the price arguing that the Airbus plane would work out cheaper in the long term over its Russian competitor if lifecycle costs were to be considered.

    Meanwhile, a Member of Parliament wrote to the Defense Ministry against the deal, as a result of which the case was sent to the Law Ministry for an opinion. In April 2015, the Government referred the deal to the Defense Ministry's Vigilance Department for clearance after ascertaining the status of the old cases against the consortium. However, it was found that only one such case against the consortium had been closed due to lack of evidence and that the other inquiries were pending.

    This is the second MRTT aircraft global tender to be cancelled by the Ministry of Defense since 2006.

    According to sources, India is now considering procurement of the four-engine Russian Ilyusin-78 aircraft which was rejected in favor of the two-engine Airbus-330 MRTT. Highly placed sources said the Ministry of Defense is likely to sign a contract with the Russian company by the end of October this year, under which upgrades of already operating Il-78MKI will be included as well.

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) already operates several Il-78MKI tankers delivered in 2003-2006. Sources said that six Il-78MKI will be upgraded to the Il-78MKI-90 MRTT standard while another Il-76MD transport aircraft will be converted into an Il-78MKI-90. The Ministry of Defense also wants to upgrade Il-76MDs to the Il-76MD-90 standard, which is likely to be part of the yet to be signed contract.

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    Russia to Make Indian Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters More Lethal

    Post  Pinto on Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:18 pm

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    Augusta Westland's involvement in corruption charges prompted India to swiftly ink a deal with Russian firm Rosoboronexport to carry out upgrades on the Kamov Ka28 PL without having to strike down Selex’s ATOS mission management system from the upgrade process.

    India and Russia have inked a deal worth 310 million dollars to upgrade ten Kamov Ka28PL anti-submarine warfare helicopters for the Indian Navy. The signing of the agreement was a smooth affair as evident from its finalization within two months of clearance by India's Cabinet Committee on Security. The Defense Acquisition Council cleared the proposal in March this year. This is the first time a deal of this nature has been signed by India in such a swift manner

    Upgrades of the Kamov 28 had been pending for the last eight years due to various reasons. However, sensing the Indian Navy's immediate necessity, especially for its frigates, destroyer and aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar intervened and signed the deal last Saturday.

    Defense Ministry sources told Sputnik that this deal was inked swiftly as India's Prime Minister's Office (PMO) did not want to delay the process. The PMO's decision seems to have been prompted by the fact that Selex Galilio, a subsidiary of Leonardo Finmeccanica was to provide sensors and other equipment for the proposed upgrades. However, the Indian government recently decided not to hold business deals with Leonardo Finmeccanica following its subsidiary AgustaWestland's involvement in a corruption case in India.

    Now, as per the latest deal with Russia, India will not directly purchase sensors and equipment from Selex, but rather from the original equipment manufacturer Russia's Rosoboronexport, which will import them and install on the Kamov 28. Selex's flagship Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance (ATOS) mission management system provides wide area and targeted surveillance (overt or covert), anti-submarine warfare,
    environmental and border control. According to sources, out of the ten Indian Navy helicopters available, six will get state of the art sensors and lethal equipment while four will go for an engine overhaul. The project will be completed in two locations; first, Kamov-28's will go to Russia for overhaules while sensors and final assembly will be done on Indian soil i.e Vizag.
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    India, Russia Sign $300Mln Deal on Upgrade of 10 Ka-28 Helicopters - Indian Navy

    Post  Pinto on Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:17 pm

    According to navy spokesman, Indian Navy and Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport signed a deal worth nearly $300 million to modernize 10 Russia-produced Ka-28 anti-submarine helicopters.


    India Eyeing Deal With Russia to Buy Project 21300C Rescue Ship

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – The Indian Navy and Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport signed a deal worth nearly $300 million to modernize 10 Russia-produced Ka-28 anti-submarine helicopters, Indian Navy spokesman Capt. D.K. Sharma said Thursday.

    "The amount is approx 2K Crores for [the] upgrade of 10 Ka-28 ASW helicopters. The helicopters will be fitted with [the] latest sensors, details of which are not available to me… and the job shall be done in 42 months approx," Sharma told RIA Novosti.

    The Ka-28 helicopter is an export modification of the Ka-27, designed for anti-submarine warfare missions and capable of docking on various types of ships.

    India purchased these helicopters in 1980. According to reports, only four of them are currently suitable for use.
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    Dispute with Ukraine prompts Russian Navy to sell three of its frigates to India

    Post  Pinto on Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:45 pm

    Moscow and New Delhi have reached an agreement for the sale to India of three patrol ships of the Project 11356 Class (according to Western classification – Admiral Grigorovich class frigate), intended for the Russian Black Sea Fleet. This was reported on Thursday, August 4 by the authoritative military publication Jane’s Defence Weekly, citing a source in the Russian defense industry.

    “The appropriate secret agreement was signed, India will receive three Project 11356 frigates that are currently being built. The Indian side will also be given 12 sets of spare parts for these vessels,” said the source. The price of the transaction was not disclosed.

    The main problem, according to the newspaper, is the question of power to be used on the ships, which were designed to use Zorya-Mashproekt gas turbine engines, made by Ukrainian enterprises, the cooperation with which has been terminated in connection with a break in military-technical relations with Ukraine in 2014. Currently, all three remain unfinished, waiting for propulsion units. According to Jane’s sources, India can get the previously purchased by Russia, but undelivered engines, or else buy new power plants directly from Ukraine.

    In addition, Moscow and New Delhi are considering transporting the hulls of the frigates, currently located at the Yantar Shipyards in Kaliningrad Oblast, to India for their completion and the installation of engines.

    It is assumed that the three frigates, now called the Admiral Butakov, Admiral Istomin and Admiral Kornilov, will be armed with Indian Brahmos cruise missiles.

    Far sea patrol ships (frigates) of the Project 11356 Class, designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau, are the improved models of the Talwar Class export frigates built in Russia for the Indian Navy.


    http://defencenews.in/article/Dispute-with-Ukraine-prompts-Russian-Navy-to-sell-three-of-its-frigates-to-India-7419
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    Russia Supplied India With $65Bln Worth of Military Vehicles Since 1960

    Post  Pinto on Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:12 am

    Sergey Goreslavsky, the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport’s deputy director said that the India army is equipped with a large number of vehicles produced in Russia as well as domestically-manufactured vehicles, constructed using Russian technology.

    KUBINKA (Moscow Region) (Sputnik) – Russia has supplied India with more than $65 billion worth of military vehicles since 1960, the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport’s deputy director told Sputnik at the Army-2016 military forum near Moscow on Tuesday. “Over the past years we have signed over $65 billion worth of contracts,” Sergey Goreslavsky said.

    “Over the past years we have signed over $65 billion worth of contracts,” Sergey Goreslavsky said.


    He noted that the India army is equipped with a large number of vehicles produced in Russia as well as domestically-manufactured vehicles, constructed using Russian technology. “We have experience in transferring modern technologies to our Indian partners and we are ready to develop this experience, including creating joint ventures and organizing joint production,” Goreslavsky said

    The Army-2016 forum organized by the Russian Defense Ministry kicked off earlier in the day and will last through Sunday. The forum is held in the military-themed Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow and in a number of locations in Russian military districts.

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    India, Russia discuss $4bn deal for 4 stealth frigates

    Post  Pinto on Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:58 pm

    HIGHLIGHTS

    *India may soon buy four upgraded Teg stealth frigates for around $4 billion from Russia

    *Two of the frigates will come from Russia, while the other two will be constructed in India

    *The frigates require gas-turbine engines from Ukraine, which India will directly acquire from them due to its

    NEW DELHI: In what could turn into yet another mega defence deal with Russia+ , bilateral negotiations have gained momentum for India's acquisition of four more stealth frigates for around $4 billion.

    Even as the high-level India-Russia Military Technical Cooperation Working Group (MTC-WG) kicked off its two-day meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, defence ministry sources said Moscow has submitted "a techno-commercial proposal" for the four multi-purpose frigates packed with sensors and weapons, including the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

    "Under the proposal, two of the frigates will come from Russia, while the other two will be constructed in India. The MoD has asked for some clarifications before taking a decision on the price and inter-governmental agreement," said a source.

    The MTC-WG also discussed other pending mega defence projects like the joint development of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and Kamov Ka-226T light utility helicopters as well as the Rs 39,000 crore purchase of five S-400 Triumf advanced air defence missile systems, as was reported by TOI on Wednesday.

    Russia has apparently dovetailed the frigate project - which was first offered by Russian President Vladimir Putin to PM Narendra Modi over a year ago - with India's aim to lease a second nuclear-powered submarine for around $1.5 billion.

    The first nuclear-powered Akula-II submarine INS Chakra - being operated by India since April 2012 after paying $900 million - had also been linked to the bigger $2.33 billion deal for aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

    If the deal for the four new 4,000-tonne frigates is indeed inked, they will add to the six Russian stealth frigates already inducted by India. First, three Talwar-class frigates were inducted from Russia in 2003-2004.
    They were then followed in 2011-2013 by three Teg-class frigates under a $1.15 billion contract inked in 2006. India is quite satisfied with the Teg-class frigates, which have an operating range of 4,500 nautical miles and can handle threats in all three dimensions - air, surface and underwater.
    But a major problem with the new upgraded Teg or Grigorivich-class frigates on offer is that the warships - lying half-constructed at the Yantar Shipyard in Russia due to a cash-crunch - will need Zorya gas-turbine engines from Ukraine.

    "Ukraine has refused to supply power plants to Russia because of their continuing bilateral problems. But India can directly acquire the engines from Ukraine," said a source.

    India, of course, has begun to construct its own stealth warships, having inducted three 6,100-tonne Shivalik-class frigates. Another Rs 50,000 crore contract for construction of the seven 'Project-17A' stealth frigates - four at Mazagon Docks at Mumbai and three in GRSE at Kolkata - was inked in February 2015.

    The Navy currently has around 130 warships as well as 235 aircraft and helicopters. Moreover, the seven P-17A frigates are among the 39 warships and six Scorpene submarines under construction in Indian shipyards for over Rs 3 lakh crore.

    But India is now eyeing the Russian frigates since it plans a 212-warship Navy by 2027 to ensure effective safeguarding of its huge geostrategic interests from Persian Gulf to Malacca Strait and beyond.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India-Russia-discuss-4bn-deal-for-4-stealth-frigates/articleshow/54159343.cms

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