The defense Ministry said about the lack of ammunition large caliber

The defense Ministry reported on active efforts to diversify the production of ammunition at the enterprises in Ukraine.

This was at the briefing said the Deputy Director of Department for military-technical policy, development of weapons and military equipment of the defense Ministry Vladislav Shostak, the correspondent of RBC-Ukraine.

“Yes, we have that information (about the shortage of ammunition)… As you know, the production of components of ammunition was deployed in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. We lost these businesses. There is a certain deficiency in large calibers.

Such gauges are used in the countries of the former USSR. Attempt to purchase in these countries, unfortunately, were in vain, so today is actively working on production of ammunition for domestic enterprises,” said Shostak.

Earlier the Secretary of Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that the national security Council prepares decision on liberalization of exports and imports of military weapons.

The Minister of defence of Serbia, said that the Maidan was an operation by Western intelligence services

In Serbia said that the events on the Maidan in 2014, in Kiev, was a special operation by Western intelligence services.

This statement was made by Minister of defence Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Wulin, questioning the sincerity of the protests against Yanukovych.

Note that last week because of higher fuel prices in Serbia were protesting drivers. At the same time, Wulin said that the road closures for this reason is unacceptable.

The Minister stressed that he does not believe in the sincerity of drivers and in support of his opinion cited the experience of protests against former President Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine in 2014.

“They called themselves Automaidan and they also blocked roads, provoking conflicts, destroying the country by order of the Western intelligence services. It seems that there are people who want to revisit in Serbia what they managed in Ukraine. Want to destabilize and destroy Serbia. Fortunately, the leader of Serbia, Vucic – not Yanukovych,” – said Wulin.

In Voronezh has begun flight tests of new An-148 for Ministry of defense

Flight tests of new An-148 aircraft with the tail number RA-61734 started at the airfield of the VASO Wednesday, July 11. The test is held for the 14th Board of the 15 ordered for the Russian defense Ministry, told the correspondent of “Vesti-Voronezh” own source who visited the trials.

With the beginning of 2018, this is the second An-148 took to the air. Thirteenth Board checked in March.

The flight tests of the aircraft includes technical audit of air machines. Specialists look for the controllability of the aircraft at different altitudes and speeds, reliability of work systems, emergency lowering, landing on one engine, landing gear, automatic and manual approaches, the missed approach.

Voronezh aircraft plant signed a contract with the RF Ministry of defense to supply 15 aircraft An-148 in 2013. According to “Russian newspaper”, nine of the already built aircraft serving in the eighth air division special purpose on the airfield near Moscow Chkalovsky. Two more joined the 33rd separate transport aviation regiment call at the Levashovo airfield in the Leningrad region, 12-th and 13-th side went to Rostov-on-don. The last two An-148 will go the Levashovo airfield in the Leningrad region in 2018.

In June 2017 the Federal mass media with reference to own source in the Russian aviation industry announced the termination of production of short-haul aircraft An-148. The Board is the development of the Ukrainian KB Antonov, and, according to the source, in this lies the reason for the possible discontinuation of the An-148 in Voronezh.

However, the press-service of the aircraft factory said that the car production will depend solely on availability of orders, not from politics.


An-148 – short-haul narrow-body passenger aircraft, can fly a range from 2 thousand to 5 thousand km, adapted for landing on unpaved airfields. The cruise speed is 800-870 km per hour. Planes An-148 Voronezh aircraft plant exploit of “Rossiya airlines”, “Hangar”, as well as the Ministry of defense.

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