India relaunches competition to build 4 amphibious assault ships

India's weapons programs are almost always extraordinarily complex, and quite often they fail even when a winner has been chosen, colliding with the country's technocracy. This was the case of the MMRCA program (126 Rafale) canceled in 2015, as well as the competition to acquire 6 tanker aircraft, won twice by the A330MRTT in 2006 and 2013, and twice canceled in 2010 and 2016, or the program FGFA which planned to design with Russia a replacement for the Su-30MKI on the basis of the Su-57 and which was canceled in 2018 by New Delhi. This was also the case with…

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Russian military naval production now surpasses Europe

On August 23, President Vladimir Putin announced the launch of the construction of 6 new ships for the Russian military fleet during his visit to the ARMY-2021 exhibition which is being held at Patriot Park in the suburbs of Moscow. Thus, these are 2 new nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines of the Borei-A class, 2 conventionally powered Project 636.3 improved Kilo submarines and 2 light frigates whose exact model has not been announced (22380 or 22385 ) which will be built at the shipyards of Severodvinsk, St. Petersburg and Komsomolsk-on-Amur. In recent months, Vladimir Putin has become accustomed to this type of announcement concerning…

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The combat drone carrier concept appeals to staffs

In July 2020, indiscretions concerning supply contracts made by the Chinese Ministry of Defense, made it possible to establish that Beijing had started the design of a new class of aircraft carrier ship derived from the Type 075 heavy helicopter carriers These new buildings, designated Type 076, would make it possible to implement helicopters and rotary-wing drones such as the Type 075, as well as fixed-wing combat drones of the Sharp Sword type, offering the ship a range of effectors much more extended. For this, the Type 076, whose actual construction is still subject to caution, would carry one or two electromagnetic catapults and strands...

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V. Putin wants to transform the Russian defense industry with a new generation of managers

The defense industry in Russia has a special position in the national economy and industrial landscape. Not only is it the largest industrial employer in the country, with nearly a million direct and indirect collaborators, but it is also one of the main providers of foreign currency on the international market, after gas and oil, of course. Moreover, it is a solid and immovable reserve of votes for the Presidential Party "United Russia" of President Putin. This is why she receives special treatment from the Kremlin, and from the president himself. During a meeting with the Military Industries Committee, the…

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New Russian helicopter carriers can be converted into hospital ships

Like France, which deployed its assault helicopter carriers Mistral and Diksmuide to transfer patients affected by Covid19 to Corsica, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, the Russian Navy deploying its hospital ship Irtysh to Vladivostok from April 13, 2020 to lighten the load on hospitals in the region, which are about to be saturated by the influx of patients. If this episode led the Russian Minister of Defense, Victor Shoighou, to reconsider the advisability of building one or more hospital ships, the budgetary constraints and the operational pressure of the Russian Shipyards are likely to, if not cancel, all of…

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Russia simultaneously begins construction of 2 frigates, 2 nuclear submarines and 2 assault helicopter carriers

We know that the Russian Defense is skilful when it comes to communication, and that it is not stingy with symbols. In this regard, this July 16, 2020 will be a milestone for the Russian Navy, since the keel-laying ceremonies of two frigates from the extended Admiral Gorshkov project 22350, two nuclear submarines from the 885-M Iassen, and two project 23900 assault helicopter carriers. In a single day, the Russian Navy launches 6 major ocean-going ships, which is as much, if not more, than many Western navies have. and European. In recent decades, the Navy...

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