Russia: defense contractor unveils new 3D-printed drone

The Russian United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) presented the first ever unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be built in the country using a three-dimensional printer, the corporation’s press service said in a statement. “The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has presented at the Innoprom trade fair Russia’s first unmanned aerial vehicle that was created entirely by…

Russia: car sales down in H1 2016

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia have fallen by 14.1% in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) said. Compared to 2015, sales of automobiles in the first six months of the year decreased by 110,291 units, with the total number…

Russia testing sixth-generation fighter elements on fifth-generation jet

Separate elements of Russia’s sixth-generation fighter are already being tested on fifth-generation – Sukhoi PAK FA fighters (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation), Vladimir Mikheyev, advisor to the First Deputy Director General of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) said. Back in early March reports stated that work on the sixth-generation…

Russia boosting Arctic military presence

Russia is building and reconstructing 10 military airfields in the Arctic, according to the Ministry of Defense. By making this move, the country aims to ensure its military security in the region. Russia’s Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy) is currently developing infrastructure facilities on military bases and garrisons in the Far North, Far East…

Russia: Rosneft, Lukoil and Gazprom to take part in building refinery in Laos

The government delegation of Laos offered participation in implementation of Laos-Vietnam pipeline construction project and development of a refinery in Laos, representative of the Russian Ministry of Energy said. “We are aware of Laos’ interest in participation of Russian companies in development of refining facilities in the country. The Laos government delegation held talks with…

India complains about Mig-29K/KUB performance

India reports several troubles with the performance and maintenance of its MiG-29K/KUB (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-F) naval multirole fighters, as well as with Vikramaditya (former “Admiral Gorshkov”/Kiev-class) aircraft carrier. The fighters built by Russia’s RSK-MiG corporation (a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation, Russian acronym: OAK) come short of Indian Navy`s (IN) requirements, a source…

Russia: 34 million tons of grains exported

In 2015/2016 MY, the volume of grain exports from Russia totaled 33.894 million tons, an increase of 11.1% compared with the previous season (30.5 million tons), declared the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. According to the announcement, the wheat volumes formed 24.6 million tons from the reporting export volumes, barley – 4.23 million…

Ukraine: Antonov seeking to expand partners’ circle under imports replacement program at Farnborough 2016

Antonov State Enterprise (Kyiv), a leading Ukrainian designer and manufacturer of aircraft, seeks to expand the circle of partners under the imports replacement program during its participation in Farnborough International Airshow Trade 2016 to be held on July 11 through July 17, near London, the press service of the enterprise has said. “The main purpose…

Russia: winemakers from 11 countries participated in the “Wines of the Black Sea 2016” contest-rating

Contest-rating “Wines of the Black Sea 2016” was held within the III Black Sea Forum of Winemaking in Sochi on June 29 – July 1, the results were announced on July 1.

The competition-rating had about 200 samples of wines from 11 countries. (Techdrinks/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Danube Declaration on inland waterways development signed

According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukraine has signed the Danube Declaration on inland waterway development. The Danube Declaration was adopted on June 7, 2012 in Luxembourg at Ministerial Meeting on the Danube affairs. Transport ministers and heads of delegations from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Slovakia adopted the Declaration. Countries-signatories of…

Ukraine: palm oil imports up in May 2016

In May Ukraine imported 11.8 KMT of palm oil against 7.7 KMT in May 2015. Slight reduction in this product imports was observed for the second consecutive month. In April Ukraine imported 14 KMT, and in March – 15.8 KMT. This reduction didn’t have a great impact on the season’s results. During the first nine…

Ukraine: barley exports down in May 2016

In May Ukraine exported 111.9 KMT of barley compared with 111.15 KMT in May 2015. During July-May of season 2015/16 Ukraine exported 4308.6 KMT of barley, down by 3% YoY (4440.2 KMT). Market operators estimate that additional 50 KMT of barley were exported in June, while in June 2015 barley exports totaled only 3.12 KMT.…