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Russia to deliver four more military transport Mi-17V5 helicopters to Thailand

Russia Plans to Supply Thailand With 4 Mi-17V5 Helicopters – Rostec Official

10:11 19.02.2017(updated 10:15 19.02.2017)

Russia plans to deliver four military transport Mi-17V5 helicopters to Thailand, Rostec state corporation’s international cooperation head Viktor Kladov told Sputnik on Saturday.

ABU DHABI (Sputnik) — Thailand intends to use the helicopters for handling the consequences of natural disasters and carrying troops.

“The Thai side is very happy with the Mi-17V5s and we have new orders for them… Bangkok is buying more. As far as I know, they are talking about four helicopters,” Kladov said.

Earlier in February, media reports suggested that Thailand planned to order 12 Mi-17V5s from Russia to replace US-made CH-47D helicopters.

Six Mi-17V5s are said to already be in operation with the Thai forces.

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Seven Countries show interest in Russian Su-30MKI With BrahMos Cruise Missiles

Seven Countries Mull Buying Russian Su-30MKI With BrahMos Cruise Missiles

12:18 19.02.2017(updated 16:06 19.02.2017)

Six countries in Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East consider buying Russia’s new Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets armed with BrahMos cruise missiles, BrahMos Aerospace representative Previn Pahtak told Sputnik.

Chief executive of the Indian-Russian joint venture, Sudhir Mishra, earlier said that the test launch of an airborne version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from an Su-30MKI was slated within the next two months.

“We have requests from seven countries in Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East, which already have Su-30s. They keep a close eye on the ongoing trials and once we are through, we are going to have many new buyers,” Previn Pahtak said.

He added that BrahMos Aerospace could simultaneously supply airborne cruise missiles for the Indian Air Force and customers abroad.

Russia showcased over 400 pieces of military hardware during the Aero India 2017 Expo held at an Indian Air Force base in Bengaluru on February 15-18.

The event focused on aerospace, defense, civil aviation, airport infrastructure and defense engineering.

The Russian exhibit, organized by the state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, included a fifth-generation fighter jet and the latest attack helicopter models.

Over forty Russian defense sector companies took part, including Almaz-Antei, the United Aircraft Corporation, MiG and the Sukhoi Company.

The 2.5 metric ton supersonic BrahMos air-to-ground missile will be fired from an Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft that has already undergone modifications to accommodate the new weapon.

A hypersonic version of the BrahMos cruise missile, capable of flying at up to 5,000 kilometers per hour, is expected to be created by 2020.

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BrahMos supersonic cruise missile


The BRAHMOS is a short-range supersonic cruise missile, that can carry nuclear warhead. It was jointly developed by India and Russia. The BRAHMOS Aerospace joint venture was established in 1998 and started working on the project. The acronym BRAHMOS is an abbreviation of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and Moskva of Russia. The missile was first test fired in 2001.

The BRAHMOS entered service with the Indian armed forces in 2006. This missile has been adopted by Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Some sources report that Indian armed forces have a total requirement for about 1 000 of these missiles. This cruise missile is also being proposed for export customers from 14 countries.

The BRAHMOS is based on the Russian P-800 Oniks supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. The missile is 9 m long and has a diameter of 0.7 m. It has a two-stage propulsion system. It uses solid-fuel rocket booster for initial acceleration and liquid-fuel ramjet for sustained supersonic cruise. The booster is ejected by the airflow after it has burned out.


This missile has a range of 290-300 km. It can carry nuclear warhead, or 200-300 kg conventional warhead. The range is limited to 300 km, as Russia is a signatory of the Missile Technology Control Regime, which prohibits it from helping other countries develop missiles with ranges above 300 km.

The BRAHMOS is one of the fastest cruise missiles in the world. It travels at supersonic speed and can gain a speed of Mach 2.8 (3 430 km/h). This missile was developed primarily as an anti-ship missile, however there are also land attack versions. This cruise missile has GPS/GLONASS/GAGAN satellite guidance. It uses US, Russian or Indian navigation satellites and has a pin-point accuracy. At a maximum range it can hit a target as small as 1.5 x 1.5 m. It is a fire-and-forget type missile.

Su-30MKI with BrahMos MRCM

Entered service 2006
Missile length 9 m
Missile diameter 0.7 m
Missile weight 3 000 kg
Warhead weight up to 300 kg
Warhead type nuclear, conventional
Range of fire 290-300 km
CEP 1.5 m


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Second batch of F-15SA Advanced Eagles delivered to Royal Saudi Air Force

Second batch of F-15SAs heads to Saudi Arabia

Delivery has commenced for a second batch of F-15SA Advanced Eagles for the Royal Saudi Air Force. Although four aircraft departed the Boeing factory airfield at St Louis, Missouri, one suffered a technical problem and turned back.

The three remaining jets landed at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk on the afternoon of February 9 led by 12-1041 using the callsign ‘Retro 31’. The other two aircraft that stopped over in the UK were 12-1043 and 12-1045.

Deliveries of RSAF Advanced Eagles got underway when the first four aircraft landed at Lakenheath on December 10. In landing order, they comprised 93-0899 callsign ‘Retro 66’, 12-1010 ‘Retro 63’, 12-1006 ‘Retro 64’ and 93-0857 ‘Retro 65’. Tanker support for the transatlantic ferry flight was provided by US Air Force KC-10A Extender.

Of these, 93-0857 and 93-0899 were existing RSAF F-15S aircraft that have been upgraded to F-15SA standard, while the remaining two are new production aircraft. All four continued on to Saudi Arabia, where they are joined the F-15SA Formal Training Unit, the 55th Squadron, at Khamis Mushayt Air Base.

The RSAF is buying 84 new-build F-15SAs and upgrading 70 existing F-15S aircraft to F-15SA standard. The latter comprise two prototype conversions undertaken by Boeing in St Louis, followed by 68 production upgrades carried out in Saudi Arabia.

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Chinese-made weapon challenging West’s dominance

China’s military tech challenging West’s dominance: Study

PUBLISHEDFEB 16, 2017, 5:00 AM SGT

IISS cites advances in air power, Chinese-made weapon exports

LONDON • China is beginning to export its own weapon designs, including armed drones, worldwide and is reaching “near-parity” with the West in terms of military technology, according to a new report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

It said China’s official defence budget of US$145 billion (S$206 billion) last year was 1.8 times higher than those of South Korea and Japan combined. It also accounted for more than a third of Asia’s total military spending in 2016.

The IISS’ annual Military Balance report said that spending in Asia grew by 5 to 6 percentage points a year between 2012 and 2016. Total global military spending instead fell by 0.4 per cent in real terms last year compared with 2015, largely due to reductions in the Middle East.

“China’s military progress highlights that Western dominance in the field of advanced weapons systems can no longer be taken for granted,” IISS director John Chipman said at a presentation in London.

“An emerging threat for deployed Western forces is that with China looking to sell more abroad, they may confront more advanced military systems, in more places, and operated by a broader range of adversaries,” he added.

The report found that “China appears to be reaching near-parity with the West” in terms of air power.

Forging ahead

Some key points on China in the latest Military Balance report from the Institute of Strategic Studies:

  • Western dominance in advanced weapons systems is no longer assured.
  • As China exports more weapons, Western forces face the threat of more advanced military systems, in more places, and operated by diverse adversaries.
  • China appears to be reaching near-parity with the West in air power.
  • One Chinese air-to-air missile had no Western equivalent.
  • It had introduced a type of short-range missile that only a few top aerospace nations are able to develop.
  • It is also developing “what could be the world’s longest- range air-to-air missile”.
  • Its military exports to Africa last year “were moving from the sale of Soviet-era designs to the export of systems designed in China”.
  • Chinese-made armed drones had been seen in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

It said one of China’s air-to-air missiles had no Western equivalent and that China had introduced a type of short-range missile that “only a handful of leading aerospace nations are able to develop”.

It said China was also developing “what could be the world’s longest-range air-to-air missile”.

The report noted that Chinese military exports to Africa last year “were moving from the sale of Soviet-era designs to the export of systems designed in China”.

It said that Chinese-made armed drones had been seen in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

The report also noted that European states are “only gradually” increasing their defence spending.

“While Europe was one of the three regions in the world where defence spending rose in 2015 to 2016, European defence spending remains modest as a proportion of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP),” the study said.

In 2016, IISS found that only two European Nato states – Greece and Estonia – met the aim of spending 2 per cent of their GDP on defence.

This was down from four European states that met the target in 2015 – Britain, Greece, Estonia and Poland. Britain’s spending dipped to 1.98 per cent of GDP, according to IISS calculations, although that figure was immediately disputed by Britain’s Defence Ministry.

But the IISS said it was more important that countries focus on upgrading their military equipment. “This is made more urgent because of the degree to which Western states have reduced their equipment and personnel numbers since the Cold War,” it said.


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Ten Largest Weapon Exporting Countries in the World

Posted by Amir

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is the organization that keeps record of total manufacturing of weapons worldwide and their total export and import figures. The data from worldwide is kept there from where the rankings in arms exporting countries are concluded annually. As per report, the volume of transfers of major weapons in 2011–15 was 14 per cent higher than in 2006–10. Moscow and Washington continue to lead the way in exporting the largest amount of weapons to the world. Russia and the U.S. remained the largest exporter of major weapons with highest share of global arms exports of 33 percent and 25 percent respectively.

USA is undoubtedly a dominant country in arms industry which surpassed all the others in its total exports worldwide. It is being reported that around 1.5 trillion US$ are spent every year on its manufacturing around the world with USA been on top in total manufacturing. The country outraced all other arms supplier by a significant margin and delivered major weapons to at least 96 states in the past five years while its largest recipients were Saudi Arabia, accounting for 9.7 percent of U.S. arms exports, and the UAE with 9.1 percent. Furthermore, this country has got significantly higher number of clients than any other supplier and its arms industry has large outstanding export orders, including for a total of 611 F-35 combat aircraft to 9 states. Its major weapons exports increased by 27 percent between 2006–10 and 2011–15.

With global export share of 25 percent, Russia remained the second largest arms exporting  country and got major client India received 39 percent while China and Vietnam each received 11 percent. It delivers weapons to 50 states and major weapons exports increased by 28 percent between 2006–10 and 2011–15.

Chinese exports of major arms were just above those of France in 2011–15, growing by 
88 per cent compared to 2006–10. French exports decreased by 9.8 per cent and German exports halved over the same period.

From the recent rankings issued by SIPRI in feb 2016, the countries with top arms exports in the world are listed below along with their statistics. The ten largest exporters of major weapons with their main clients, 2011–15.


China’s military forces neighbours into Asia-Pacific arms race


The Wall Street Journal

12:00AM February 23, 2016

The rapid rise in China’s military spending and a greater assert­iveness in its territorial claims is fuelling an arms race in the Asia-Pacific even though many countries involved have been hit by an economic slowdown, research reports suggest.

Of the 10 biggest importers of defence equipment in the past five years, six countries were in the Asia-Pacific, the Stockholm International Peace Research Insti­tute says in an annual report on arms transfers.

India was the largest buyer of foreign equipment, with China in third position after Saudi Arabia.

Although a country’s spending power is often tied to its economic strength, buyers in the Asia-­Pacific have not slashed military budgets despite their economies coming under strain from falling commodity prices and lower growth in China.

“The slight moderation in eco­nomic activity had little effect on regional military spending in 2015,” the International Institute for Strategic Studies says in a new report.

Last year, China, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia announced plans for higher military spending, the IISS report says.

Lower economic output has driven up Asian military spending as a percentage of GDP to 1.48 per cent, the London-based research organisation says, its highest level since at least 2010.

China leads the way, accounting for 41 per cent of the region’s military spending, well ahead of India at 13.5 per cent and Japan with 11.5 per cent.

Western arms manufacturers last week flocked to the Singapore air show to promote their wares to the region’s government buyers.

Swedish defence equipment- maker Saab AB used the event to unveil two maritime surveillance aircraft based on a Bombardier business jet and a turboprop plane, amid growing demand for monitoring of sea lanes in the ­region.

The Asia-Pacific was an area “where we see significant ­interest at the moment”, said Joakim ­Mevius, who heads Saab’s airborne spyplane business. A first buyer could be on contract in the next two years, he said.

IHS Jane’s forecasts annual military spending in the Asia-­Pacific will reach $US533 billion by 2020 from $US435bn last year.

A big driver of regional concern has been China’s moves to build islands in the South China Sea to boost territorial claims. It has also deployed anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea. The missiles were detected on Woody Island, part of the Paracels, claimed also by Vietnam and Taiwan.

“For several of the countries, like Vietnam and The Philippines, that obviously shows that China means it when it says ‘this is ours’,” said Siemon Wezeman, a senior researcher at SIPRI.

There is no sign China’s military spending splurge is about to end. The country’s defence budget was expected to reach $US225bn in 2020 from $US191bn in 2015, having risen 43 per cent in real terms since 2010, said IHS Jane’s analyst Craig Caffrey.

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Indonesia to sign for Su-35 fighter jets soon

Contract for delivery of Russia’s Su-35 fighter jets to Indonesia to be signed soon

Military & Defense February 17, 11:38 UTC+3

Russia plans to sign a contract with Indonesia on the delivery of ten Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets

BANGALORE (India), February 17. /TASS/. A contract for the delivery of Russian-made advanced Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to Indonesia is expected to be signed in the coming months, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Viktor Kladov told TASS on Friday.

“We hope that the contract for Su-35 aircraft will be signed in the imminent future. I believe it will be signed in the coming months,” Kladov said.

It was reported earlier that Russia planned to sign a contract with Indonesia on the delivery of ten Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets.

Russian armaments are widely used in the Indonesian Army. Specifically, the Indonesian Air Force operates Su-27 and Su-30 aircraft. Su-35 fighter jets are set to replace the outdated US F-5 Tiger planes operational in the Indonesian Air Force since 1980.

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It was reported earlier that Russia planned to sign a contract with Indonesia on the delivery of ten Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets.

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Detailed comparison of PAK FA T50 VS F22 Raptor


Published on Aug 2, 2016


Edit : the f22 tracking 100 targets and engaging 2 is not true as it turned out those figures were only speculated . The unclassified data given by Forecast International actually says the f22 tracks 10 targets at a time , number of targets engaged is classified .

hello guys.
this is my comparison between the russian pak fa and US f22 .
i hope you enjoy it.

AS A NOTE : i am well aware that the data that circulates in the internet is NOT always the exact official data . So theres always a frame for mistakes . However this video is based mostly on official munifacturer claims , and also on other non official claims made by think tanks and other sources , since there are things i couldnt find official data about.

Just to give an example ,the radar range of the apg77 for example is classified , but all of the sources state around the same range , including analysts .
Another example is the number of targets it can track and engage at once , this one was never declassified , but most sources describe it as i stated in the video . this point in particular can be wrong , if you have any genuine source to the exact information please tell me.
So do not bite my head off for that .

There are some future upgrades for both pak fa and f22 , but i did not mention those since we have little data .Such as the cuda missile for f22 and the ramjet version of the k77m or the ROFAR system for the pak fa.

I am a human being , so i can do mistakes . keep that in mind. If you find anything wrong please correct it in the comment section with a link to a source.

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music in this video is not done by me , it is extracted from BF4 , black ops 2 and half life 2 .

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some of my sources :…
https://thaimilitaryandasianregion.wo………………………………… (pdf)

those were not ALL of the sources , but a lot of information came from them .


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