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  • Tango III
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    • Sep 2006
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    U.S. has asked Russia not to attack special forces in Syria: military

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    • Tango III
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      Report: 50 MiG-29s Headed to Africa

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      • Tango III
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        U.S. airstrikes target suspected Islamic State base in Libya

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        • Tango III
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          BAE starts final assembly on Omani Typhoon

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          • Tango III
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            Singapore Airshow 2016: Analysis - PAK-FA's Asian export hopes stymied by lack of 'fifth-generation' qualities

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            • Tango III
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              No Rafale Deal Unless Price Is Right: Parrikar

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              • Tango III
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                Singapore Airshow 2016: Kawasaki positions P-1 MPA to meet regional requirements

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                • Tango III
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                  Saab Radar Deal with UAE Criticized

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                  • Tango III
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                    B52 and B1 bombers will be converted into Arsenal Planes

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                    • Tango III
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                      Indonesian AF to receive last 4 Tucanos by the end of this month.

                      Air Force Awaits Four Last Tucano Fighters

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                      • hopsalot
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                        • Aug 2012
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                        Russia could cut defense procurement spending: sources

                        The Russian government is considering a 5 percent cut in defense procurement spending this year, sources say, showing not even Vladimir Putin's plan to restore Moscow's military might is immune to the pain of a slowing economy.

                        The president has made beefing up the military a national priority, and the fact it is up for discussion is a sign that no area is safe from budget cuts as Russia begins a second year of recession following a fall in oil prices and Western sanctions.
                        ...

                        If approved, the 5 percent cut would be the biggest in defense spending under Putin, who has been Russia's dominant leader since 2000. In 2011, while prime minister, he announced plans to revitalize the Russian army and its aging equipment by spending 23 trillion roubles by 2020.

                        The cut would represent a small but symbolic victory for the finance ministry which has said Russia can no longer afford a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the armed forces and called for a 10 percent spending across ministries.

                        Defense spending is budgeted at 4 percent of gross domestic product this year, or about a fifth of all government spending, and Russia has military engagements in Syria and Ukraine.

                        Moscow spent 2 trillion roubles on defense procurement in 2015, Deputy Defense Minister Tatiana Shevtsova said last year. That represented over 60 percent of total budget spending on national defense.

                        IMPOSSIBLE BURDEN

                        One of the sources, who all spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said there had been talk of proposing a 7 percent cut but there was "mighty opposition" from the defense ministry to that plan and the reduction would probably be 5 percent.

                        There is no final decision and it is yet to be approved by the prime minister or the president, two senior officials said.

                        "But we are trying to persuade our bosses that it is impossible for the budget to bear such spending today," a source in the finance ministry said.

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                        When Putin announced his defense revamp in 2011, the government expected GDP growth of 6 percent throughout the decade. This year the economy is facing its second year in row of falling GDP, its longest recession in two decades.

                        Oil, which together with a small basket of other commodities makes up half of state revenues, is now selling at slightly above $30 per barrel, just over half the level the Russian government had expected for this year in late 2015.
                        http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ru...-idUSKCN0VS0RR

                        Sounds like the reality train just pulled into Moscow station...

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                        • JSR
                          JSR
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                          • Aug 2011
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                          Originally posted by hopsalot View Post
                          http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ru...-idUSKCN0VS0RR

                          Sounds like the reality train just pulled into Moscow station...
                          nope. it will provide more space in factories for exports along with more training for foreign military. there plenty of Middleastern wars pending. and every thing need to be build up quickly.

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                          • Tango III
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                            • Sep 2006
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                            The Air Force of the Future: Lasers on Fighter Jets, Planes That Think

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                              Boeing KC-46 receives fuel from KC-10

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                              • Tango III
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                                B-1 bombers pulled from ISIS fight

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                                • Tango III
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                                  Navy team modifies Edwards KC-135 instrumentation

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                                  • Tango III
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                                    • Sep 2006
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                                    China's Radars Can Track America's Stealth F-22 Raptor

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                                    • Tango III
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                                      Lebanon Army Commander Jean Kahwaji as saying:Lebanons armed forces would receive six A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft soon.

                                      Saudi Arabia cancels $4bn aid package for Lebanons security forces

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                                      • mrmalaya
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                                        • Jan 2010
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                                        Originally posted by Tango III View Post
                                        "Last Tuesday, we emptied three B-1s over Iraq and Syria -- 80 targets in 20 minutes -- that's significant," Hesterman said.

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                                        • TomcatViP
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                                          • Nov 2011
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                                          Originally posted by Tango III View Post
                                          Lebanon Army Commander Jean Kahwaji as saying:Lebanon’s armed forces would receive six A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft “soon”.

                                          Saudi Arabia cancels $4bn aid package for Lebanon’s security forces
                                          Surprisingly, there are still no reactions from the Fr gov. Interestingly also, this cancellation happens before any of the bulk of shipping had been made (essentially Milan' missiles so far) and at a moment when SA forces start been engaged in the theater of operation.

                                          Ds le dbut du contrat, la crainte de voir ses armements tomber aux mains du mouvement arm chiite libanais avait t prise trs au srieux confiait un industriel concern.

                                          Mais l'Arabie saoudite souhaite aussi revoir sa politique d'achat d'armement avec la France en se dbarrassant de certains intermdiaires.

                                          Translation (Google_Mod):
                                          From the beginning of the contract, "the fear of those arms falling into the hands" of the Lebanese Shiite armed movement had been taken very seriously said an industrial concerned by the deal.

                                          But Saudi Arabia also wants to review its arms procurement policy with France and get rid of some of its intermediates.
                                          Edit:
                                          It is rumored today in DefenseNews.com that the six A29 deal (US) is not affected. Other weapon package delivery from US as well.

                                          Source:
                                          Rfi.fr
                                          Defensenews.com
                                          Last edited by TomcatViP; 21st February 2016, 21:47.

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