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  • Fighting Flares in Eastern Ukraine
    Fighting Flares in Eastern Ukraine February 18 2020
    The conflict between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine arose.  Heavy fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the country's military said, while separatists blamed Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he would convene a national security council meeting to discuss the latest flare-up in the country's Donbass region. "This is not just a cynical provocation... it is an attempt to disrupt the peace process in the Donb...
  • The Countdown has Begun
    The Countdown has Begun January 21 2020
    With the developing and changing technology, countries continue to embark on a space hegemony adventure. While countries such as Russia, USA, China and India are on the way for a space competition. They also gain a strategic advantage in this race. Japan will launch its eighth Intelligence Gathering System (IGS) reconnaissance satellite into space on Jan. 27. Japanese satellite and space industry giant Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has announced that an MHI H-IIA satel...
  • Dangerous Interaction at Black Sea
    Dangerous Interaction at Black Sea December 31 2019
    Russia continues dangerous contacts with the units it considers as risk in the seas. Russian forces, which came to the agenda frequently with their activities in the international waters, conducted mock attacks on the destroyer of the US Navy cruising at the Black Sea. In a statement issued by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Su-27 and / or Su-30 escorted two Su-24s of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted dangerous training scenarios on Black Sea. Within the scope of th...
  • New Air Base to Lease in Syria
    New Air Base to Lease in Syria November 7 2019
    Russia is reportedly planning to lease a new military airbase in Qamishli city, north-eastern Syria. Syrian Human Rights Observatory has published developments on lease negotiations between Moscow and Damascus. “Washington can deploy missiles on the territory of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and other countries in the region. The presence of air defence and missile-defence systems in Qamishli will allow Russia to intercept the US missiles long before they reach Russia's territory...
  • Defence Assistance from Russia October 7 2019
    Moscow is aiding China build a system that comprises a network of ground-based radars and satellite arrays in earth’s orbit to detect ballistic missile launches, calculate trajectories of the projectiles and kick-start an apt response. " We’re now helping our Chinese partners to create a missile-attack warning system. It’s a very serious thing that will drastically increase the defensive capabilities of China” Vladimir Putin, president of Russia said at an interna...
  • Additional Test from Russia and India
    Additional Test from Russia and India August 29 2019
    BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, developed in partnership with Russian Federation NPO Mashinostroyeniya and Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), may undergo additional tests. BrahMos Aerospace may conduct a second air-launch test of its supersonic cruise missile to further demonstrate the weapon’s ability to fly to a number of waypoints before reaching its final destination. The tests would come at the earliest in November, after the monsoon season in India end...
  • Joint Military Exercise from Three Countries
    Joint Military Exercise from Three Countries August 27 2019
    Egypt, Russia, Belarus start joint military exercise in Moscow. With the participation of military forces from Egypt, Russia and Belarus, the exercise was called “Protectors of Friendship 4”. The exercise is expected to continue until 29 August. “Egypt hopes the training will help to enhance the skills of its forces, unify combat concepts and teamwork” Egypt’s army spokesperson Tamer El Refa’ai said. Since the arrival of President Abdel Fattah Al-...
  • Banned Test from the USA
    Banned Test from the USA August 19 2019
    The U.S. Defence Department announced on Monday the test of a medium-range ground-launched cruise missile, just weeks after tearing up the Cold War-era pact with Russia that eliminated such nuclear-capable weapons. The missile was launched on Sunday from the U.S. Navy-controlled San Nicolas Island off the coast of Los Angeles. "The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometres of flight," the Pent...
  • Russia In Warm Waters
    Russia In Warm Waters August 11 2019
    "Warm Water Policy" policy, which is one of the common goals adopted by Russian Tsardom, the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) and finally the Russian Federation since Tsar Petro I, was achieved. As part of the improvement and development of the Syrian economy, an agreement was signed between Damascus and Moscow administrations last April. According to this agreement, the operating activities of Tartus Port were transferred to Russian company Stroytransgaz for 49 years with...
  • TOS-1 in the Arabian Peninsula
    TOS-1 in the Arabian Peninsula April 12 2019
    Saudi Arabia, which procures weapons from both the West and the East, added another one to its purchases. In an image published on social media, it was seen that TOS-1A MBRL systems were delivered to the country. During visit of Moscow of King Selman bin Abdulaziz in 2017, two countries inked an agreement for procurement Russian made weapons. In addition to TOS-1A’s AGS-30 grenade launchers and Kornet EM missiles might be included in the agreement. In addition, the Riyadh admi...
  • ‘Flying AK-47’ from Russia
    ‘Flying AK-47’ from Russia March 29 2019
    Russia's Moscow Aviation Institute has presented an unnamed drone with AK-47 on board that can shoot ammunition to take down rogue drones. The newly presented machine flies like an airplane, takes off and lands like a helicopter. According to a video uploaded to YouTube, the drone starts at an uncommon vertical upwards-looking position. The drone is powered by two propellers installed on its rear, larger, wings, which also allow the drone to manoeuvre. A couple of smal...
  • India Signs Over $3 Billion Deal with Russia for Nuclear Submarine
    India Signs Over $3 Billion Deal with Russia for Nuclear Submarine March 9 2019
    India has for the third time signed an agreement to lease a Russian Akula-class nuclear-powered attack submarine according to Times of India. New nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), will be available by 2025, after a comprehensive refurbishment at a Russian shipyard. The agreement will be realised despite the threat of US financial sanctions looming over the earlier $5.4 billion contract inked for Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems in October last year. This submarine will rep...
  • Anti-Satellite Missile Test
    Anti-Satellite Missile Test January 22 2019
        Russia recently added a new one to its missile tests. According to an intelligence report published in the US, Moscow carried out a new anti-satellite missile test.     The system, launched and splashed into target area after a distance of 3450 kilometres on a 17-minute flight. The PL-19 Nudol system, which the United States was particularly focused on, had tested twice test last year. System was developed for the destr...
  • New Hydrographic Ships On The Way
    New Hydrographic Ships On The Way January 3 2019
    Russia, which modernizing its armed forces and invested heavily in the navy in this field, has announced that it will build new platforms. In particular, the Russian Navy, directed to combat ships, requested additional support vessels to support the activities in the sea.   Accordingly, Moscow approved the construction of new hydrographic research vessels. The approved file includes two Project 19910 class, two Project 23040G, two Project 19920 and three Project 23370...
  • Russia to fulfil S-400 sale to Turkey despite Patriot deal
    Russia to fulfil S-400 sale to Turkey despite Patriot deal December 19 2018
    Kremlin believes that Turkey's possible purchase of US Patriot Missile System and of Russian S-400 Triumph air defence systems are not connected, and that Russia-Turkey contract on S-400 purchase will be continued, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Peskov's remarks came a day after the Pentagon announced that the US State Department had approved a possible $3.5 billion sale of Patriot missile systems to its NATO-ally Turkey, after notifying Congress of the certification. Peskov fu...
  • Nuclear Missile Facility Completed
    Nuclear Missile Facility Completed December 18 2018
    Russia has completed the deployment of Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile system which the most advanced missile system which  in its inventory. The necessary radar facilities and infrastructure works have been completed for the missiles to become operational. Russia said that in the past years modern deployments for the Yars missile complexes were completed, followed by the arrival of the Sarmat missiles. The Moscow administration also restored 19 new airfields for the ...
  • Russia Deploys Radar to Southern District
    Russia Deploys Radar to Southern District November 30 2018
    Russia has decided to deploy advanced radar systems to southern region. Increasing Western aircraft reconnaissance flights are announced as reason for this decision. After increasing NATO flights of Western reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea, the Moscow administration announced the deployment of Nebo-UM radar system to the southern part of the country. The radar system launched last Saturday is known as a modernized version of Nebo-U series radars. Nebo-UM, is a VHF / multi-...
  • Russian Warships Opened Fire On Ukrainian Warships
    Russian Warships Opened Fire On Ukrainian Warships November 26 2018
    The Ukrainian Navy has confirmed that Russian warships have opened fire on Ukrainian vessels. Reports state that Russian fire damaged small armoured artillery boats and injured sailors. Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council has proposed declaring martial law, council secretary Oleksandr Turchynov is quoted as saying by Ukrainian media. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko convened a military cabinet for an emergency meeting, his spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko wrote on Twi...
  • Call for China from NATO
    Call for China from NATO November 20 2018
    NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg has called on the Beijing administration to join the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.   Stoltenberg, who made statements to German ZDF Television, emphasized the ned for China’s to participation to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Some of missile systems, which are heavily involved in the Chinese inventory, can also carry a nuclear warhead. China's half of the missile systems in the inventory will violate the...
  • New Wheeled Vehicle Family Announced
    New Wheeled Vehicle Family Announced November 1 2018
    Russia prefers new armoured vehicles which have higher protection level. Moscow has announced works on creating a new family of armoured vehicles. Patrul-3A vehicles will be added to the family after the development of the Medved class. The Russian Ministry of Defence said the Medved class and other wheeled armoured vehicles would have the most current and advanced sub-components. It is also known that the platforms will have a composite based armour, will be protected against mine and will b...
  • Modernization to "Bear"
    Modernization to "Bear" October 16 2018
    Russia has decided to continue with one of the icons of the Cold War. According to official sources, Moscow will modernize the Tu-95 bombers. The contract for the modernization of the Tu-95MS aircraft to the Tu-95MSM level was signed last month. A series of changes will be made to the platforms that have been active since 1957 and made its first flight in 1952. Maintenance works will be carried out to the necessary parts of the fuselage. Also the platform's electronic equipment ...
  • China Sent Uninvited Spy Ship to Vostok 2018 : USNI News September 19 2018
    U.S. Naval Institute’s online news and analysis portal USNI News claims that China sent uninvited spy ship to Russia’s Vostok 2018 military drill. Publication says, “At Moscow’s invitation, Beijing sent People’s Liberation Army soldiers, helicopters, tanks – and one uninvited Chinese surveillance ship.” A PLA Navy Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) shadowed Russian Navy assets for the length of the at-sea portion of the exer...
  • Negotiations Come to an End
    Negotiations Come to an End September 18 2018
    Negotiations between India and Russia are coming to an end. Delhi will sign a approximately $ 5.5 billion agreement with Moscow to procure the S-400 air defense system. The deal is expected to be signed before the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India next month. Indian Defence Minister announced that "Negotiations with Russia almost finished. We will see if signatures to ink befor Russian president visit. Bu negotiations almost finished. In July, the Ind...
  • Russia Sets Up Radar Network to counter UAVs
    Russia Sets Up Radar Network to counter UAVs June 25 2018
    Russia is setting up radar shields to counter the threats flying at low altitudes such as drones to the big cities. Russian General told that in the statement made the radar infrastructure to be installed, air and air defense units were equipped with advanced control equipment and the main objective is making air control autonomous. As this goal was reached in the Moscow region, the Russian general said that the radar control network was also a priority for the establishment of the Russian Ar...
  • Russia, Egypt To Expand Cooperation
    Russia, Egypt To Expand Cooperation May 16 2018
    Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 14 May that Russia and Egypt were to expand cooperation in the military sphere, although without giving any further details regarding the specifics. The Defence Minister of Egypt Colonel General Sedki Sobhy said, "We shall develop all that has been achieved, and we hope for greater achievements in all areas of military cooperation, including joint exercises," after meeting with his counterpart Sergei Shoigu, noting th...
  • Serbia Receives MiG-29 Fighters from Belarus
    Serbia Receives MiG-29 Fighters from Belarus April 24 2018
    Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin revealed that Serbian Army has received four MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus. The addition of four aircraft increased the number of Serbian MiG-29 fleet to 14. Vulin said that while visiting Moscow in April, he had talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu on supplies of four Mi-35 combat helicopters, four Mi-17 transport helicopters, T-72 tanks, BMP-2 armoured infantry carriers and missile defence systems. Serbia has...
  • India Withdrew From Fifth Gen Aircraft Program
    India Withdrew From Fifth Gen Aircraft Program April 24 2018
    India has withdrawn from its collaboration with Russia on the development of Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), Jane's reported on 20 April.  The Indian Air Force (IAF) has shelved its 11-year old collaborative Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) programme with Russia following enduring differences over its developmental cost and technological capabilities. Industry officials said the FGFA project, in which India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronauti...
  • Serbia Negotiates Purchase of Mi-35
    Serbia Negotiates Purchase of Mi-35 April 10 2018
    Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin has revealed that Serbia has begun negotiating with Russia for the supply of four Mi-35 combat helicopters and four Mi-17 transport helicopters. After meeting with Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu in Moscow on 3 April, Vulin said they have also discussed the continuation of military-technical cooperation, the further equipping and modernization of MiG fighters and the acquisition and supply of T-72 tanks and BMP-2 and certain...
  • Price Impasse on S-400 Buy
    Price Impasse on S-400 Buy April 5 2018
    India and Russia were expected to sign the S-400 contract during Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visit to Moscow, however,  a military-diplomatic source told TASS although all the technical parameters of the contract have been fully agreed, the sides have not yet agreed on the price of the deal. "The sides are continuing the negotiations on this sole issue that has not yet been agreed and there are no doubts that the document will be signed shortly,&qu...
  • Donated Mig-29s To Be Commissioned This Year
    Donated Mig-29s To Be Commissioned This Year March 21 2018
    Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin revealed on 19 March that six MiG-29s fighter jets that Russia donated to Serbia will have their first test flights and enter service by the end of 2018. The MiGs are being provided by Moscow at no charge, but their assembly, repair, and refurbishing costs are expected to near $235 million in total. The aircraft were handed over to Serbia in October 2017 and are currently being upgraded at Serbia's Batajnica Air Base. ...
  • Early Delivery of S-400
    Early Delivery of S-400 March 15 2018
    Russia responded positively to Turkey regarding acceleration of S-400 missile system deliveries.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, "We are responding positively to a request of the Turkish colleagues to speed up the delivery." after a meeting in Moscow with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu.  Moscow and Ankara signed a contract for the supply of S-400 systems in 2017. Upon deliveries, Turkey will become t...
  • Su-57s in Syria
    Su-57s in Syria February 26 2018
    According to Voice of America, Moscow has deployed two of its fifth generation Su-57 stealth fighter aircraft to Syria. The deployment was confirmed via satellite imagery circulated two Su-57s on the apron at Hmeymim Air Base in Syria.  The U.S. Defence Department on Thursday declined to confirm the deployment of Russia's newest stealth jets to Syria, however, Russia did not deny the allegations and has yet to confirm the information. Russian news outlet Kommersant quo...
  • S-400 Deliveries to China Commenced
    S-400 Deliveries to China Commenced January 18 2018
    Moscow has begun the delivery of the S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems to China under the 2014 contract, a source close to the Russian system of military cooperation told TASS on Thursday. "The implementation of the contract has begun, the first shipment has been sent to China," the source said. According to the source, the shipment includes a control station, a radar station, energy and support equipment, spare parts, various tools and other elements of the S-400 system...
  • European Union Becomes “Balance Factor”...
    European Union Becomes “Balance Factor”... January 15 2018
    Both sides have realised that recent developments do not bode well for the future. The EU policy of escalating tension with Turkey, pursued for three years and reached a climax on the eve of the April 16 referendum, amounts to nothing!..  This policy led Turkey to question broadly its relations with the West and refrain from making concessions, while Europe made a cost-benefit analysis to calculate political and economic risks if ties with Turkey were severed.  W...
  • Moscow, Tokyo To Expand Naval Cooperation
    Moscow, Tokyo To Expand Naval Cooperation December 11 2017
    After a meeting in Tokyo with his Japanese counterpart, Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said Russian Defence Ministry seeks to boost naval cooperation with Japan and is ready to work jointly on a draft deal on assisting a rescue and search effort for crews of distressed submarines. The Russian and Japanese Defense Ministries will carry out 27 joint activities in 2018. "Holding bilateral search and rescue exercise SAREX contributes a better ...
  • MiG-29 Deliveries To Belgrade Began
    MiG-29 Deliveries To Belgrade Began October 3 2017
    Russia started delivery of the secondhand MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia on Monday. Moscow is to deliver a total of six MiG-29 aircraft to Belgrade free of charge, however the country is to spend an estimated cost of $236 million for the upgrade and overhaul work on the aircraft.  The deliveries are scheduled to be completed by 20 October. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Monday that in addition to the aircraft, the country will boost its anti-aircraft defe...
  • Mi-172 Commercialised
    Mi-172 Commercialised August 18 2017
    Russian Helicopters has obteined a type certificate for medium utility Mi-171A2 enabling the company to deliver the helicopter to commercial customers. The type certificate certifies that the Mi-171A2 developed at Moscow Mil Helicopter Plant may safely transport passengers and cargoes day and night in standard and adverse weather conditions and allows the helicopter to be operated along international air routes.  Director General of Russian Helicopters Holdi...
  • Su-35 Interchange August 7 2017
    Indonesia and Russia had inked memorandum of Su-35 Flanker-E purchase. According to the agreement signed in Moscow on August 3, it was agreed to export Indonesian goods to Russia for Su-35 aircraft. There was no official statement from the authorities about the details of the agreement.
  • Pacific Fleet Getting Stronger August 7 2017
    Russia announces that it laiding down two Project 636 Improved Kilo Class submarines’ keels. in the skies. These diesel-electric designed platforms are being built for the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet. The first submarines named as Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and Volkhov and delivery of first submarine is planned to 2019. Russia has announced that will supply six Project 636 class submarines for its Pacific Fleet at the Military-Technical Forum in Moscow in 2016. All platforms are...
  • Russia Introduced 'Orel'
    Russia Introduced 'Orel' July 25 2017
    Russian "Region" Scientific & Production Enterprise JSC has unveiled APR-3ME Orel (Vulture) air-launched anti-submarine torpedo at the Moscow Air Show (MAKS) 2017. Developed based on APR-3E, APR-3ME Orel is an upgraded variant of its predecessor featuring improved endurance, longer detection ranges, increased accuracy, and an anti-jamming capability. Weighing 470 kg, the new variant can engage targets located in depths of up to 800 m utilizing hydroacous...