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The United States allocated Croatia $ 140 million for the purchase of weapons
Prime Minister of the Republic Andrei Plenkovich announced plans to purchase a new squadron of American helicopters in addition to the existing four Black Hawks
The United States has allocated $140 million to Croatia for the purchase of new weapons. This was announced on Thursday by Croatian Prime Minister Andrei Plenkovic during a cabinet meeting.
Alan Lushnikov: Every ban in the arms industry negatively affects the security of the Fatherland
Alan Lushnikov, President of Kalashnikov Concern JSC, believes that every ban and restriction in the arms industry directly affects the quality characteristics of military weapons and, ultimately, negatively affects the security of the Fatherland.
Germany supplied Ukraine with armored vehicles, machine guns and drone detection systems
Spare parts for Leopard 2 tanks and Marder infantry fighting vehicles were also sent
Over the past week, Germany has handed over to Ukraine three armored Dachs excavators, 70 MG3 machine guns, spare parts for Leopard 2 tanks and Marder infantry fighting vehicles, as well as 30 drone detection systems. This is stated in the updated list of weapons supplied to Kiev, published on Friday on the website of the German government.
How a united Germany squandered its military power
The arsenals of the GDR And the FRG were at one time very rich
During the Cold War, Soviet propaganda constantly accused the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) of revanchism, attributing to it a desire to "recoup" for the defeat of the Nazi Third Reich and regain lost lands in the east.
On the eve of the offensive, the US Armed Forces delivered MK153 SMAW grenade launchers to Kiev to destroy the defenses of the Russian army
The Ukrainian military has been armed with American MK153 SMAW grenade launchers, and the use of these weapons is currently being trained by the armed forces. As reported, the grenade launchers were delivered in February of this year in one of the next packages of military assistance from the United States.
The Pentagon plans to spend about $ 300 million in 2024 on the purchase of 6.8 mm rifles and machine guns
U.S. Army officials have not yet publicly disclosed which of their melee units will be the first to receive the new rifle, machine gun and ammunition for them. However, they reported how much the army spends and how many weapons will be released early next year.
Estonia buys Israeli Negev NG7 machine guns
The State Defense Investment Center of the Ministry of Defense of Estonia (Riigi Kaitseinvesteeringute Keskus - RKIK) announced that on March 8, 2023, it signed a contract with the Israeli company Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) for the purchase of about 1,000 single Negev NG7 machine guns chambered for NATO 7.62 x 51 mm. The machine guns are intended for the Estonian Armed Forces and for the Kiteselite, deliveries should begin from the end of 2023.
Bulgarian Bullspike hand grenade launchers were seen in service with AFU units near Bakhmut
The units of the Ukrainian army fighting in the area of Bakhmut (Artemovsk) have been armed with Bulgarian-made Bullspike grenade launchers. According to Ukrainian resources, Kiev distributed a new batch of weapons from Bulgaria, which included these grenade launchers.
Ukraine has developed a new uninterruptible power supply system for American and Russian-made machine guns
The Ukrainian army will soon begin to receive new systems of uninterrupted ammunition supply for machine guns of both American and Russian production. According to the Ukrainian press, currently the system, called MURENA, is being tested.
Which Soviet tanks became armored personnel carriers and were armed with the "infernal thresher"
During local conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, Soviet heavy tracked vehicles were often modified to perform various combat missions. At the same time, tanks of the T-54/55 family were used, whose main armament, engineering vehicles like tank bridge-laying machines, as well as armored tow trucks, failed for various reasons.
Iranian arms exports
The first issue of the magazine "Arms Export" for 2023 published an article by Yuri Lyamin, senior researcher at the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, an expert on the Middle East, on the export of arms of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The weapon of the century. Why no one could repeat the achievement of the USSR
The popularity of the Kalashnikov assault rifle is beyond doubt — it is the most common small arms in the world. In total, there are more than 100 million units of this machine gun, with which the armies of 106 states are armed. About the secret of success— in the material of RIA Novosti.
The Polish Defense Ministry has signed a contract for the supply of a batch of domestic assault rifles GROT
The Polish Ministry of Defense has signed a new contract for the supply of domestic assault rifles GROT. This is reported by the press service of the Polish military department.
Rostec at IDEX-2023
This year the IDEX exhibition marks its 30th anniversary. Russia has been a constant participant in this one of the most representative international exhibitions of weapons and security technologies since the first exhibition in 1993. We tell you what Rostec enterprises represent in Abu Dhabi this time.
"1170 air defense systems, 440 tanks, 1510 infantry fighting vehicles". What NATO equipment has Ukraine received
The Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Ukrainian Su-27 fighter in a dogfight near Izyum
Most of the military equipment provided by the West was destroyed by Russian troops, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service said on Monday. According to the ministry, NATO member countries have transferred more than 1,100 air defense systems, 440 tanks and 1,510 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine since December 2021. In turn, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation informed on February 20 that the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Ukrainian Su-27 aircraft near the city of Izyum, Kharkiv region. For more information, see the material "Newspapers.Ru".
Russia will present more than 200 advanced weapons at the IDEX-2023 exhibition in Abu Dhabi
The Russian delegation will be headed by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov
The International Defense Exhibition IDEX-2023 opens on Monday in Abu Dhabi. According to Rosoboronexport (ROE, part of the Rostec state Corporation), several samples of military equipment and weapons of the Russian defense industry enterprises are planning to present at the exhibition for the first time.
Morocco and Algeria: neither peace nor war
In the event of the outbreak of hostilities, the situation of Rabat will be unenviable
Morocco waged a long and persistent anti-colonial war against France. Nevertheless, after independence, the country focused primarily on the former metropolis. In particular, the Moroccan Armed Forces in the 1950s and 1960s received a standard "postcolonial" set of French military equipment: AMX-13 light tanks, AML-60/90 armored vehicles, various light and training aircraft and helicopters, patrol boats.
Rosoboronexport to propose new joint projects at IDEX 2023
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec Group) will organize a large-scale exposition of the country's leading defense enterprises in the Russian pavilion at the world's largest defense exhibition IDEX 2023, which will be held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from February 20 to 24.
"It will give odds to analogues from the USA." What kind of Soviet weapons are being hunted in NATO
The warring parties in the zone of their own use, often, far from the most modern weapons on the battlefield. It is not surprising, because both Russia and Ukraine have inherited a serious military legacy from the USSR. Many of the Soviet weapons have already become obsolete, but they are still appreciated, for example, in Western countries. About time–tested samples - in the material of RIA Novosti.
New Belgian military assistance to Ukraine
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Cros announced at a press conference on January 27, 2023 that the Belgian government has allocated the largest package of military assistance to Ukraine so far totaling 90 million euros. He also said that since February 24, 2022, Belgium has already provided Ukraine with military aid totaling 146 million euros, and humanitarian aid in the amount of 86 million euros.