India: Airbus MRTT aircraft deal called off

The Indian government has cancelled the much awaited multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft deal worth $1 billion on the grounds of planes’ high operational cost. “We have recently cancelled the MRTT deal with Airbus Defence and Space because platforms are too expensive and not economically viable to operate”, a MoD official who declined to be…


Russia: grain export supplies from seaports doubled

On July 25-31, export volumes of grains from the Russian sea ports reached 583.8 thousand tons against 308.1 thousand tons shipped in the previous week.

In particular, the wheat shipments totaled 527.2 thousand tons, barley – 33.3 thousand tons, and peas – 23.3 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: preliminary testing of new two-axle dump truck complete

The KrAZ-5401‘2 4×2 dump tuck created in late February has undergone a complete cycle of manufacturer’s tests. Laboratory and on-the-road tests have been carried out in compliance with program using high precision test equipment. Ride tests took place on certified road sections of Ukraine. Results of preliminary (manufacturer’s) tests confirmed compliance of vehicle with requirements.…


Ukraine: 4G technology tested

Intelltelecom (the Giraffe trademark) jointly with Ericsson and Huawei on July 29, first tested LTE TDD 4G technology in the 2,300 MHz range in Ukraine. The company said in a press release that the highest speed of radio interface, voice and video calls and online high resolution video were tested at several terminals at once.…


Tajikistan: president gets acquainted with achievements of the country’s animal husbandry

President Emomali Rahmon attended an exhibition of achievements of Tajik livestock breeders that took place in the Varzob district. According to the Tajik president’s official website, the exhibition was organized for the purpose of promoting food safety. Known livestock breeders and beekeepers from Dushanbe, Tursunzoda, Hisor, Roudaki, Varzob, Shahrinav, Ayni and Kuhistoni Mastchoh have put…


Tajikistan: government to reduce financing for Roghun project in 2017

Tajik government is expected to reduce financing for the Roghun hydroelectricity project next year. Tajik Finance Minister Abdusalom Qurbobiyon revealed that the government would reduce financing for the Roghun hydroelectricity project to 1.3 billion somoni in 2017. “Over the last three years, the budget has annually earmarked about 3 billion somoni for the project”, the…


Ukraine: market closed for 243 Russian companies operating in occupied territories of Donbass

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has suspended foreign economic activities of 243 Russian companies that have been cooperating with commercial structures in the temporary occupied territories in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, the SBU press center reported. “During the checks, the special service officers found out that most of these Russian companies also legally cooperated with…


Tajikistan: number of Dushanbe-Tehran flights to go up

Tajikistan and Iran are considering the possibility of increasing the number of flights on the Dushanbe-Tehran air route. Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has allowed Iranian airlines to increase flights to destination of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Ali Abedzadeh and Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Iran Nematullo Emomzoda reportedly discussed this issue on July 28. They, in…