Fighter vertical take off. The aircraft of the future or a well-forgotten past?

The Yak-41 (foreground) and the Yak-38 on the deck of the aircraft carrier “Tbilisi”. Illustration 1989 © Brian W. McMullin, via Wikimedia Commons One of the most dramatic statements made in the fields of military-technical forum “Army-2018”, — the message of Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov that on behalf of the Supreme commander in Russia, developed a prototype of a new vertical takeoff aircraft. Work on this project is included in the state armament programme until 2027.

Military conducted a successful launch of a new Russian missile system missile defense test site in Kazakhstan

© Press-service of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation/TASS, archive MOSCOW, August 30. /TASS/. Russian military on the ground Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan successfully conducted a test launch of a new domestic missile defense system, she confirmed inherent characteristics. This was reported to journalists on Thursday, the press service of the defense Ministry.

Military beat off attack training drones near Volgograd missiles and small arms

© Sergey Bobylev/press service of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation/TASS TASS, August 30. Military exercises reflected the drone strike on the airfield Marinovka in the Volgograd region, conditionally knocking devices using complexes “Carapace-C1” and “tor-M2”, as well as small arms. This was reported to journalists by the head of the press service of the southern military district Vadim Astafyev.

Shoigu: in September in Russia held the largest maneuvers since 1981

The Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu © Sergei Savostyanov/TASS ABAKAN Republic of Khakassia/, August 28. /TASS/. About 300 thousand soldiers and more than 1 thousand aircraft planned to be used in the maneuvers “Vostok-2018”, which will be held in September. On Tuesday he told reporters the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. He noted that such large-scale maneuvers were not conducted in the country since 1981. “They repeat in the “West-81″, but perhaps something even bigger. Almost 300 thousand soldiers, thousands of aircraft, on almost all ranges in the Eastern and Central districts kennyh, of course, the Northern fleet, Pacific fleet, involved Navy,” – said Shoigu.

In Russia created new control technology of shells for armored vehicles

Russian main battle tank T-14 on the basis of universal tracked platform “Armata” © Ladislav Karpov/TASS MOSCOW, August 28. /TASS/. Russian NPK “tekhmash” (included in rostec) developed on the basis of NPO “Pribor” cheap control technology to shells that can be used on any vehicles without significant modifications. This was reported by TASS managing Director of “Instrument” Yuri Nabokov.