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Russian Arms Producers Move Ahead of Western Rivals

The Tupolev Tu-is a large, four-engine turboprop powered strategic bomber and missile platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 was put into service by the former Soviet Union in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Air Force until at least 2040. Credit: Dmitry Terekhov/cc by 2.0By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 16 2014 (IPS)The world’s top 100 arms producing companies racked up 402 billion dollars in weapons sales and military services in 2013, according to the latest figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).But this was a decrease of about 2.0 percent over the previous year, …read more

Source: Inter Press Service

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