Defence Industry

India aspires to modernise its T-72 MBTs

In 1997, the Indian Land Forces filed a request for modernisation of 1500 T-72 MBTs. In the year 2001, the Ministry of Defence tokk a decision to carry out the modernisation in batches. The first batch consisting of 300 T-72s are to be modernised by the year 2007.


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Defence Industry

Meggitt is Buying the Schreider Canada Company

The American California-based company Meggitt Defense Systems (which is a part of the British Meggitt PLC) has bought the Canada-based Schreiner Canada company for $5.3 million.


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Defence Industry

Turkey and Russia Have Good Prospects of Cooperation in the Defence Area

On 6 December, the Russian President Vladimir Putin made an official visit to Turkey. The visit procedures included a meeting of the Russian Federation's Minister of Defence Sergey Ivanov with official representatives of the Turkish ministry of Defence.


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Defence Industry

The Russian Army Has Completed the Trials of the BTR-90 Armoured Personnel Carrier

The Interdepartmental Committee of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has approved the results of the trials of the new-generation armoured personnel carrier designated GAZ-5912 (BTR-90).


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Defence Industry

Russia Supplies its Special-purpose vehicles to Azerbaijan

The Russian Company 'Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant' has concluded a contract for supply of 325 motor-cars to Azerbaijan.


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Defence Industry

Anniversary of the Arsenal Central Design Bureau

On the 21th of November, the Frunze Arsenal Design Bureau, which is Russia's leading developer of missile and artillery systems, celebrated its 55th anniversary.


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Training And Simulators

The Ukrainian Army Switches to More Efficient Methods of Personnel Training

The user acceptance trials of the up-to-date computer-based T-64 crew training simulators have been successfully completed at the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (the T-64 MBTs are the core element of Ukraine's Armoured Corps).


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Robots

The Prospect of the Russian Armed Forces

On 17-19 November, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation held a conference of the top commanders of the Russian Armed Forces. The conference was attended by a large number of military leaders, including generals and admirals of the Ministry of Defence and the General Headquarters, Commanders-in-Chief of Armed Services as well as Commanders of Branches, Military Districts and Fleets.


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Defence Industry

Turkey to buy 350 Leopard 2 Main Battle Tanks from Germany

Turkey is considering an acquisition of 350 ex-German Army Leopard-2 MBTs. The Turkish team visited Germany at the beginning of September to inspect the vehicles.


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Defence Industry

Chief Designer Who Was Well Ahead of His Time

The 29th of October 2004 will mark the 100th anniversary of Aleksandr A. Morozov, an outstanding tank designer of the 20th century, who was one of those who established tank design school, and after whom the Kharkiv Machine Building Design Bureau is named. The school in question is based on thorough analysis of so-lutions being used, low weight of vehicle designs, irreconcilability with temporary solutions and various luxuries, simplicity and reliability and, as a result, development of competitive examples of up-to-date armoured fighting vehicles.


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