Daily Archives: July 2, 2013

Russia Hands Over New Stealth Frigate to India


Russia has delivered the last in a series of three frigates built for the Indian Navy, state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.
The Trikand missile frigate was handed over to the Indian crew at the Yantar shipyard in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad.
Russia and India signed a $1.6 billion contract on the construction of three modified Krivak III class (also known as Talwar class) guided missile frigates for India in 2006.
Russia built three Talwar class frigates for India – INS Talwar (Sword), INS Trishul (Trident), and INS Tabar (Axe) under a previous contract.


Kalashnikov AK-12 Enters Final Trials


The highly-anticipated AK-12, manufactured by Izhmash — and one of the first guns to be made under the new Kalashnikov brand — is going through the final series of trials before it can be adopted for service by the Russian military.

“In the interests of the Defense Ministry, Izhmash is working on the modernization of the AK-74 and AK-100 assault rifles in service with the Russian army, as well as developing a [new] standard assault rifle on the AK-12 platform which will undergo state acceptance trials in June 2013,”said Vladimir Zlobin, Izhmash’s chief designer.

The rifle has been in development for about two years now, and while it still resembles the iconic AK-47 and more modern AK-100 series of firearms, it is functionally quite different.

Putin to Hold Meeting Devoted to Development of Civil Aviation


The president of Russia Vladimir Putin will hold today meeting on the questions connected with a condition and prospects of development of United Aircraft Corporation.

At meeting measures for development of a civil segment of domestic aircraft industry will be discussed. In particular, it is planned to consider possible mechanisms of financial support of producers and buyers of domestic civil aviation production.

Heads of Presidential Administration, the government and the profile ministries will take part in meeting. The main report will be made by the chairman of the board of JSC United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan.

“NizhSpetsAvto” Began Production of Tow Trucks with Hino 500 Chassis


“NizhSpetsAvto” plant started production of tow trucks on the basis of the Japanese Hino 500 chassis with a sliding platform.

Hino 500 chassis of the Japanese manufacturer should be noted for the high functionality including easy placement of instruments and pedals, which contributes less driver fatigue. According to experts, the developers of Hino paid much attention to safety.

At the same time light cabin and transmission aluminum body reduce the overall weight of the truck, the combination of these factors provides excellent load capacity of all cars of this series.

On Iveco Hino 500 tow truck is equipped with a sliding platform. Length of the platform, which is covered with two layers of a special enamel that protects it from destruction, is 5.2 m.

“Uralkhimmash” to Manufacture Equipment for “Taneco”


JSC “Uralkhimmash” won the tender for the manufacture and supply of equipment for the petrochemical complex of “Taneco” plants (Nizhnekamsk, Tatarstan Republic).

Under the terms of the tender the plant should produce four units of column equipment.

Except for the column equipment the plant is to manufacture two reactors 2200-R-0001 A / B, each weighing 24 tons, diameter of 2400 mm, and height of 8.6 meters.

Delivery time of the equipment is the fourth quarter of 2013 – the first quarter of 2014.