Russia: Defense Ministry to obtain 7 Tu-95MS strategic bombers

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive 7 modernized Tu-95MS strategic cruise missile carriers, Tupolev PJSC director general Alexander Konyukhov said. The ministry has already received the first Tu-95MS aircraft, which had been modernized in accordance with the state requirements and technical documentation, according to Konyukhov. “In accordance with conditions of state contracts, the Russian Defense…

Russia: aircraft manufacturer to deliver 3 ‘Terminator’ choppers for Arctic operation

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive six Mil Mi-8AMTSh choppers and three Mi-8AMTSh-VA ‘Terminator’ military and transport helicopters for Arctic operation this year, Ulan-Ude Aviation Enterprise Managing Director Leonid Belykh said. “Under the state defense contracts that have been signed, three Mi-8 helicopters are planned for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017 for Arctic…

Uzbekistan: GDP up in H1 2016

Gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan grew by 7.8% in January-June, the session of the Cabinet of Ministers said on July 15. Industrial production in Uzbekistan rose by 6.7% in the first half of 2016, agriculture output by 6.8%, services by 12.9% and construction works by 17.5%. State budget was executed with 0.1% surplus to…