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China Unlocks Russian Helicopter Deal with Debt Write-off

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MOSCOW, December 28 (RIA Novosti) – China has agreed to write off Soviet debt totaling 1.57 million Swiss francs ($1.7 million), in a move that will restart a helicopter delivery program, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday.


“It is pleasant when partners stick to their words,” Rogozin wrote on Twitter.


Moscow and China had previously agreed to retire $408 million in Soviet debt to China with deliveries of Russian goods, including 20 Kamov helicopters worth about $355 million. However, the project stalled after China failed to write off the $1.7 million in debt following deliveries of goods and services by one of the Russian organizations involved in the project.
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Wonder if there´s more to this, 1.7 million USD doesn´t sound like something to make a fuzz about for two economies like Russia and China
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Appointments in Russian Federation Armed Forces

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Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On the Commander of the Air Defence Troops appointing Major General Alexander Golovko to this post.
The President also signed Executive Order On Senior Appointments in the Russian Federation Armed Forces. Colonel General Nikolai Bogdanovsky was appointed commander of the Central Military District and Lieutenant General Anatoly Sidorov was appointed commander of the Western Military District.
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Maybe China doesn't like the idea of buying Russian helicopters that are assembled in India...



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Moscow, Dec 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti): Russian Helicopters holding and India's Elcom Systems Pvt. Ltd. have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture to assemble Russian Mil and Kamov helicopters in India, the Russian holding said.
The agreement was signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent visit to India, press secretary Roman Kirillov said.
He offered no timeframe for the joint venture, only saying the first helicopter it will start manufacturing will be the Ka-226T multirole helicopter.

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1.7 million? Sounds a bit on the cheap side. Something going on under the table there...
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MOSCOW, December 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russian aircraft maker MiG delivered in December a batch of four MiG-29K/KUB shipborne fighters to the Indian Navy under a contract concluded in 2010, the company said.

With the delivery, MiG "has fulfilled all its obligations for 2012 stipulated in the 2010 contract with the Indian Defense Ministry,” the company said in a statement.
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First Borey Class Nuclear Sub to Join Russian Navy on Sunday

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ST. PETERSBURG, December 30 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s first Borey class ballistic missile nuclear submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky, will be officially put into service with the Russian Navy on Sunday, the designer of the sub said.


“The hoisting of the flag and the signing of the acceptance act will be held at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on Sunday, December 30,” the Rubin design bureau said in a statement on Saturday.


On the same day, the Sevmash will float out a third Borey class submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh.
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Super-modern, powerful and almost noiseless Russian nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh has been put in water to become the third ship of the Borei project. The cruiser is about to begin sea trials and mooring to become fully operational in 2013.

*Vladimir Monomakh was laid down at Russia’s largest shipbuilding complex Sevmash, located on the shores of the White Sea in the town of Severodvinsk in northern Russia on March 19, 2006 – the 100th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet.
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I know it is time for the Russians to replace their aging SSBNs with newer models but I was wondering if there was an effort underway by the Russians to use nuclear subs for intelligence gathering and special operations as the US does? Stealth is critical for the success of these types of ops as well.
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Russia to Start Construction of Three Radar Stations

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Footwrap´s days are numbered

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MOSCOW, January 14 (RIA Novosti) – Over many years, the cloth wrapping worn by soldiers under their heavy boots has become a symbol of Russian military tradition and a nostalgic memento for many former conscripts, but Russia’s defense minister says they have long outlived their purpose and should completely cease to be part of the military uniform by the end of 2013.


Recently appointed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday he was appalled that conscripts in some military units were still wearing foot cloths, and ordered that this practice be abandoned by the end of this year.


“We must forget the word ‘footwraps’ by the end of 2013,” Shoigu said at a televised meeting with military top brass in Moscow.
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NEW DELHI, January 9 (RIA Novosti) – The Indian Navy successfully tested on Wednesday a highly-maneuverable version of a sea-based Brahmos supersonic cruise missile, an Indian defense source told RIA Novosti.

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MOSCOW, January 6 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Navy will receive about 80 support ships within the next three years, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

The Navy High Command said different types and classes of support and auxiliary vessels will help enhance the effectiveness of the Navy’s performance in all areas of responsibility.
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MOSCOW, January 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces will received about 20 new radar stations this year, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

The radars will include systems of different classes and modifications, including Gamma-S, Nebo-U and Podlyot-K, as well as modernized Desna and Kasta systems, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said.
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MOSCOW, January 14 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Sevmash shipyard will lay down in 2013 two upgraded Borey class nuclear-powered strategic submarines, capable of carrying 20 ballistic missiles each, Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper said on Monday citing defense industry sources.

The construction of the Alexander Suvorov, the fifth in the series and second of the improved Project 955A (Borey-A) class, will begin on July 28, when Russia celebrates Navy Day, while the sixth submarine, the Mikhail Kutuzov, will be laid down in November.
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