Russia to produce T-95 tanks, Mig-35 fighter jets
Moscow: Russia will begin the serial
production of its new state-of-the-art weapons which include a
new Main Battle Tank T-95 and a multi-role fighter jet Mig-35,
as the country braces to compete for a share in the global
arms market, with India being a potential buyer.
"The specifications of new main battle tank T-95,
to be serially produced from 2010, are being tightly kept
under the warps of secrecy," defence expert Igor Korotchenko
told state-run Vesti FM radio.
"However, judging from the reports it would
provide better survivability for the tank crew in the battle
field, which will sit in an armoured capsule inside the T-95
MBT," Korotchenko said.
Russia`s RAC MiG - part of the United Aircraft
Corporation is also beginning the serial production of
four-plus generation MiG-35 MMRCA, which is also bidding for
the Indian Air Force`s global tender for the acquisition of
126 fighters, according to Vesti FM radio.
In January-February Russia is also beginning
flight tests of the prototype of new fifth generation fighter
aircraft (FGFA) T-50 developed by Sukhoi Corporation under the
secret PAK-FA project, in which India is also a partner.
In December at the KNAAPO aircraft plant in
Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the far eastern part of Russia the
taxiing trials of the prototype were successfully carried out.
"A satellite cluster of American CIA and Google,
which is also a cover for CIA is constantly monitoring the
airfield of KNAAPO, to get the glimpse of T-50, developed to
counter US F-22 Raptor," a defence analyst Ruslan Pukhov told
Vesti FM radio.
He also said in 2010 Russia`s global satellite
navigational system (GLONASS) would be fully operational.
Under an agreement signed in 2005, Russia has
agreed to provide India with the access to military segment of
IAF`s Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter fleet is equipped with
dual band GPS/GLONASS receivers to avoid a Balkan like
situation, when Pentagon had switched off GPS before striking
Despite repeated failures in 2010 Russia will
continue the development of multiple warhead submarine
launched (SLBM-MIRV) `Bulava` nuclear missiles, which would be
able to pierce present and future American missile shields,
the Vesti FM radio said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Modi speaks at Golden Jubilee celebrations of poet Dinkar’s works
- Vadodara: Policemen seen dancing with bar girls
- Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda and others get bail
- DNA: IAF Mirage 2000 fighter plane lands successfully on Yamuna expressway
- One year of Modi govt: Arun Jaitley addresses press conference
- Zee Media Exclusive: Kangana, Madhavan talk about their film 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'
- DNA: Osama documents show 'Indian brother in Madinah' financed al Qaeda
- ISIS executes Syrian fighter using anti-tank rocket launcher
- DNA: Harmful chemicals found in Maggi, Nestle India still in denial mode
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with Congress leader Kamal Nath
- CM Kejriwal shortlists 39 'unwanted' IAS officers in Delhi
- Columbia student takes rape-protest mattress to graduation
- Mumbai: One injured in shootout at Film City
- Delhi: Car catches fire after crash, one dead
- DNA: Modi-led NDA govt's hits and misses in one year
- Jayalalithaa makes public appearance, meets Governor: As it happened
- Mumbai firm booked for denying Muslim MBA graduate job on religious grounds, probe ordered
- IPL 2015, Qualifier 2: CSK vs RCB - As it happened...
- Geelani's passport application incomplete, cannot be processed: MEA
- India to soon have its own space shuttle!
- Kejriwal slams notification on LG's powers, says Modi running Delhi govt through back door
- Tanu Weds Manu Returns movie review: Brilliant execution, superb performance!
- Don't know what will happen to my career, says Ranbir Kapoor
- Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp
- Businessman shot next to Amitabh Bachchan's shooting location in Mumbai Film City
- After land bill, net neutrality, Rahul Gandhi to fight for ex-servicemen now