Thursday, 7 December 2017

RSK MiG could reduce it's staff by 1,000

RSK MiG could reduce it's staff by 1,000. According to sources consulted by RNS the reason is the lack of contracts after Egyptian MiG-29s are delivered. Last summer 200 workers were made redundant. At the end of this year 500 employees from administration and the Mikoyan Engineering Centre in Moscow will follow. The other 500 will leave in 2018. RSK MiG employs 14,000 people, of whom 40% are below 35.

The company has stated that the reduction is due to the reshuffling of workers from Moscow to Niznhy Novgorod. Sokol Factory will organise production of Il-114 and final assembly of MiG-35.
  MiG-35 production (Unknown).

Saturday, 18 November 2017

T-90 tank destroyed in Syria (16-11-2017)

This T-90 was totally destroyed in the fighting around Abu Kamal. The causes of it's destruction are not known. some sources state that the tank was destroyed to prevent it from falling to the enemy. Others point out that it was the one captured a few weeks ago by ISIS.


- Photos found in twitter.

Friday, 3 November 2017

T-90 in Iraq

This photo would the first of a T-90 in Iraq. The vehicle was filmed in aletejahtv. The flag correspond to a Shia militia (Hezbollah or other).



Friday, 20 October 2017

Weapons and Security 2017 exhibition in Kiev

On 10-13 October the exhibition "Weapons and Security 2017" was held in Kiev (Оружие и безопасность-2017). The Ukrainian industry showed some it's latest weapons. The most interesting novelty was the Strazh combat support vehicle, similar in philosophy to the Russian BMPT.Other vehicles like the tractor conversion don't deserve much credit.

Strazh vehicle


Light weapons

Kraz truck with Uragan rockets


Upgraded BRDM-2, named BTR-NIK.


Practika. upgrade of BTR.

Techimpex Light Tactical Vehicle.

AT missiles.

Remote stations for machine guns



Armoured vehicles.
KRAZ truck.

Upgraded ZSU-23-4.


Polish self propelled gun KRAB.

Armoured transport created by Boris Tkach from T-150 tractor.


 Driver position.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

First Mi-26T2 helicopter for Jordan

Photos of the first Mi-26T2 heavy helicopter for Jordan have appeared in the media. This country signed a contract for 4 helicopters in September 2016.


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Syrian MiG-29 with RVV-AE missile

23-9-2017: New photos

This photo was just published in twitter. Behind the pilot being interviewed there is MiG-29 with a RVV-AE BVR missile. The image is significant because it confirms the modernisation received a few years ago. Syrian MiG-29s have not been so used as MiG-21/23 or Su-22. They are the most modern type and have an advanced air to air capability. It is likely that the Syrian Air Force does not want to risk loosing them.




Monday, 18 September 2017

T-80BVs at Zapad-17 military exercise

Internet media from Russia and Belaus have published photos of T-80Bvs during the Zapad-17 military exercise. Up to a few years ago they were not that common in the Russian Army as most of them were into storage. Now they will be upgraded to the standard BVM. The vehicles below belong to the 4th Tank Division.