Russian Defense Ministry May Acquire Checkmate on Next Programming Law

Until now, the communication from the Russian authorities around the new Checkmate 5th generation single-engine fighter program had only focused on industrial and export aspects. The acquisition of the device by the Russian armed forces had always been a subject carefully avoided by them, especially since the country is already fully committed to a military programming law, or GPV, already very ambitious project extending until 2027, and focusing on the acquisition, in this area, of Su-57, Su-35 and Su-34 fighters and the S70 Okhotnik-B heavy drone to modernize the Russian air force. Add in these conditions the acquisition of a new unplanned device…

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Import substitution in the Russian defense industry: challenges and achievements

The division of labor between the different republics of the Soviet Union, organized since the Stalin era, was intended to promote economic interdependence in order to consolidate a culturally and ethnically disparate political structure. With the breakup of the USSR and the massive deindustrialization of the 1990s, this interdependence did not completely disappear. Indeed, the military-industrial sector, mainly concentrated in the Slavic republics of the Union, continued to bind the former socialist republics. An emblematic example of this cooperation was the relationship between Ukrainian and Russian industries, especially in the fields of space, aviation and shipbuilding[efn_note]Владимир Воронов, “Импортозамещение для Рогозина”, on Рогозина, on Рогозина, on Рогозина. , ,…

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