Rostec may cede control of iconic Kalashnikov arms manufacturer

Rostec, Russia’s state-run industrial  holding company, is considering lowering its stakeholding in the iconic Kalashnikov small…

Ankara thanks Russia for support over Turkish coup as relations thaw further

Turkish coup: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today expressed his country’s  gratitude to Russia for its…

Beijing confirms launch of China Aerospace Engine Group as Hague ruling pushes up defence shares

China Aerospace Engine Group: Shares in Chinese defence shares have  moved sharply upward after Beijing confirmed  that…

Airbus eyes up Russian Helicopters

The Russian government may sell a controlling stake in  Russian Helicopters  to Airbus as part of its…

49% ownership rule blocking FDI in Indian defence sector, says Airbus chief

Government rules restricting foreign ownership in the Indian defence sector to 49% are undermining New Delhi’s drive…

Russian defence chief visits Baku to sort out payment for Azeri arms deal

Azeri arms deal: Dmitry Rogozin, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia with responsibility for its defence…

Lockheed Martin ready to build F16 jets in India as G2G talks continure

US fighter jet manufacturer Lockheed Martin  is ready to set up a plant to produce its F-16 aircraft…

Trade Minister floats possibility of Russian Helicopters privatisation

Russian Helicopters privatisation: The Russian government may sell its stake in Russian Helicopters this year and possibly…

Moscow looks at part privatisation of Russian Helicopters by year end

Russian Helicopters could be partly privatised this year, with a 25% stake being sold  to a strategic…

Rostec in technology JV talks with Iran’s industrial sector – Chemezov

Russia’s state-run industrial holding company Rostec has been holding  talks in Tehran around the possibility of establishing technology-based…

India and Russia close to five S-400 anti-aircraft systems deal

India is close to buying at least five S-400 anti-aircraft systems from Russia for $2.5bn  as part…

Russia and China sign $2bn Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jet deal

Russia has agreed to sell 24 Sukhoi Su-35 jets to China for more than $2bn, the first…

Russia agrees to sell Iran S-300 surface-to-air missiles

Russia has signed a contract to supply Iran with sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missiles following the lifting…

Syrian bombings costing Russia $4m a day, say analysts

Syrian bombings: The bombing campaign in Syria is costing Moscow up to $4m per day, according to data collated…

Egypt eyes up Russia’s Mistral helicopter carriers

Egypt may end up buying the two Mistral helicopter carriers that were originally destined for Russia,…

Sarmat nuclear missile construction schedule slips again

The schedule for the development of Russia’s flagship  Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile looks to have slipped…

Algeria orders 14 Sukhoi fighter jets

Russia and Algeria have signed a contract for the sale of 14 Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets,…

Russia poised to sell S-300 anti-aircraft system to Iran

Russia and Iran will sign an agreement for the delivery of advanced Russian-built S-300 anti-aircraft missile…

UAC picks up new $1.5bn Su-35 contract at MAKS 2015

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), expects to sign a $1.5bn deal with the country’s Ministry of  Defence…

Joint Sea II 2015 exercises largest in countries’ naval history

Joint Sea II 2015: Russia and China yesterday  launched the second phase of the largest joint naval exercise ever organised…

Russia merges air and space operations in Aerospace Forces

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu yesterday announced the creation of Aerospace Forces, a new branch of…

Russian defence industry enjoys record year despite sanctions

The Russian defence industry exported a record $13.2bn of military hardware last year, despite the pressure of anti-Russian sanctions…

India ready to place $1.1bn order for Russian Mi-17 helicopters

The Indian airforce is  planning to place an order worth $1.1bn  for another 48 new Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters,…

Putin threatens to shake up Russian defence industry

President Vladimir Putin is threatening to shake up the  Russian defence industry  as it struggles to keep up with the…