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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...
  • National Server Computer Ready for Work
    National Server Computer Ready for Work January 24 2020
    Design, prototype production and performance tests of GÖREVSAYAR 40S, National Server Computer developed within the scope of Electronic Warfare Command, Control and Coordination System (WWCCCS) and Network Enabled Capability (NEC) were completed. It is foreseen that national server computer, which is developed to be utilised in Command Control Systems, Signal Processing Systems, Data Centres, Tactic Cloud Structures and High-Performance Storage Systems, will also be used intensely in fut...
  • Russia claims its new hypersonic weapon “Avangard” is in inventory
    Russia claims its new hypersonic weapon “Avangard” is in inventory December 29 2019
    Russia’s defence minister Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday declared a new hypersonic weapon is in inventory. Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces chief, Gen. Sergei Karakayev, added that Avangard was put on duty with a unit in the Orenburg region in the southern Ural Mountains. Avangard can travel at least five times the speed of sound, or about one mile per second. Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled Avangard in March 2018 and clai...
  • New Transport Aircraft from Russia
    New Transport Aircraft from Russia November 11 2019
    Russia has introduced a new platform, similar in design to the Antonov An-124 Ruslan (NATO code: Cock) transport aircraft. The aircraft, which can carry up to 180 tons of cargo in a long range, was named Slon. The Russian Central Aerodynamics Institute recently shared its first image from the transport aircraft. The model will be used in aerodynamic studies to test the design characteristics of a wind tunnel. At 1.63 meters long and 1.75-meter wingspan, the replica can be reconfigured to test...
  • Russia to Receive First Serial-Produced “Felon” before 2020 November 9 2019
    The Russian Air Force is expected to receive the first serial-produced Su-57 fighter aircraft by the end of 2019. Deputy Defence Minister, Alexei Krivoruchko, told that The Su-57 is “almost ready” to be handed over to the air force on November 8 by news agency RIA Novosti. Su-57 is recently named the “Felon” by NATO. The service was expected to take delivery of two Su-57s in 2019 and two more in 2020. The Russian government announced in late July th...
  • Putin Announces Russian Navy to Deploy Zircon Missiles by Year’s End
    Putin Announces Russian Navy to Deploy Zircon Missiles by Year’s End November 4 2019
    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the Russian Navy is set to deploy the world’s first-class of the hypersonic cruise missile, the Zircon, by the end of 2019. Putin declared the development during an inspection of the new corvette Gremyashchiy at a shipyard in the Kaliningrad region. The warship is expected to enter service in December 2019. President Putin stated regarding the launch of the new ship: “the Zircons will certainly be there.” The missile is expected t...
  • 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...
  • Russia Re-offers S-400 to Saudi Arabia September 19 2019
    Russian President Vlademir Putin who offered S-400 Air Defence Systems to Saudi Arabia. President Putin met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in Ankara to discuss Syria’s future. President Putin spoke at a joint news conference and he said, "In order to protect Saudi Arabia, we are ready to provide the corresponding aid to the country. Riyadh just needs to make a wise decision; like Iran’s S-300 buy & Turkey’s purch...
  • Russia to Develop Previously Banned Missiles
    Russia to Develop Previously Banned Missiles September 7 2019
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country would develop missiles banned under the now-defunct Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in response US. The state-run TASS news agency reported that Putin said, "We will make such missiles, of course, but we will not deploy them in the regions where no ground-based missile systems of this class of US manufacture have emerged”. Last month, the US and Russia formally withdrew from the key Cold War-era tr...
  • NATO Movement Against to Russia
    NATO Movement Against to Russia August 11 2019
    NATO has completed a scheduled upgrade of a land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile system in Romania. The update is part of the United States European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defence, which was announced on September 2009. The Aegis Ashore station will detect and track potential threats outside of the bloc. A US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) system was deployed to the Deveselu base for the time of the upgrade.   In response to th...
  • Su-57 Serial Production Begins
    Su-57 Serial Production Begins July 30 2019
    The Sukhoi Aircraft Company has started to implement its contract for the delivery of Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets to the country’s Aerospace Force, the office of Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told TASS on Monday. The state contract envisages the delivery of 76 Su-57 fighter jets to Russia’s Aerospace Force. The vice-premier’s office also confirmed the earlier-stated timeframe of delivering the first Su-57 plane to the Aerospace Force. "T...
  • Modernized Mi-28NM Unveiled July 1 2019
      Russia unveiled upgraded Mi-28NM 'night hunter' attack helicopter which has been modernized based on operational experience in Syria. In May, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that 100 modernized Mi-28NM should be delivered to the Russian armed forces by 2028. The platform is designed to search for and destroy low-speed air targets, tanks, armoured and non-armoured vehicles in all weather conditions. Equipped with the N025 radar station to perform reconn...
  • Technology News Issue 69 January 10 2019
    Laser Meets the Filter Heterogeneous Computing Architecture in Progress Virtual Touch on Synthetic Aperture Situational Awareness, Now Unmanned “Synthetic” Tracking of the Enemy Mines to be Detected by COBRA  
  • From Ukraine to East Mediterranean: Can the Fire of Energy War Burn Turkey?
    From Ukraine to East Mediterranean: Can the Fire of Energy War Burn Turkey? December 8 2018
    The crisis, fuelled by a ship in service with the Russian intelligence to open fire to coast patrol ships around the Sea of Azov in the Black Sea, should be regarded as the biggest risk for European security. Enjoying the full support of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, as well as NATO’s signals to intervene against Russia’s military presence in the region, Ukraine is recklessly and even comfortably raising the stakes as the crisis es...
  • S-400s to Arrive in Two Years
    S-400s to Arrive in Two Years October 22 2018
    Recently, a new statement came from Russia, which signed an agreement with India to supply an S-400 air defense system which costs 5.2 billion USD. According to the statement, the first S-400 systems will be delivered to India within two years. The statement came from Dmitry Shugaev, who head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation.   The deal, which was recently signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to India, is one ...
  • India Signs $5Bln Deal to Buy Russia's S-400 Missile System October 6 2018
    Russia and India signed the S-400 deal. India will acquire 5 S-400 Air Defence system from Russia. The signing ceremony took place in New Delhi During Russian President Vladimir Putin's ongoing visit to New Delhi for an annual summit. "The deal was signed on the fringes of the summit,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Reuters. The contract is estimated to be worth more than $5 billion and gives the Indian military the ability to shoot down aircraft and missiles at...
  • 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...
  • Israel Denies UAE Delegation’s F-35 visit claims
    Israel Denies UAE Delegation’s F-35 visit claims July 10 2018
    The Israeli Defence ministry has denied that a United Arab Emirates delegation visited the Israel Air Force to review the F-35 stealth fighter jets. According to a report by i24news, the delegation visited the Nevatim Air Base in southern Israel accompanied by an American delegation to learn about the world’s most advanced fighter jet. The UAE, which is among the world’s biggest defence spenders, made clear that it is interested in purchasing F-35. Is...
  • Europe’s Largest Military Exercise 'Joint Warrior' Began
    Europe’s Largest Military Exercise 'Joint Warrior' Began April 25 2018
    One of the largest military exercises in Europe, Exercise Joint Warrior, has begun on 21 April with the participation of more than 11 thousand 600 military personnel from 17 nations. The two-week exercise is operating out of HMNB Clyde, Scotland. The bi-annual exercise, run each in April and in October, incorporates all three UK services as well as forces from 16 other nations including Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden...
  • Russians Chose The Names For Weapons
    Russians Chose The Names For Weapons March 26 2018
    Russians have chosen names for the country’s newest weapons by participating in a nationwide competition on the Defense Ministry’s website. The competition began after Russian president Vladimir Putin State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on 1 March. “Burevestnik” (Stormbringer) was chosen as the name for the state-of-the-art nuclear-powered cruise missile after 34,8 percent of participants voted for it. T...
  • Russian Hypersonic Missile Can Destroy Carriers
    Russian Hypersonic Missile Can Destroy Carriers March 13 2018
    Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuriy Borisov said in a statement to the Russian military newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda that the Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missile system could destroy large naval targets including aircraft carriers and destroyers. The newspaper also published details on test launch of the Dagger hypersonic missile, which Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to its capability to neutralize all current and future missile defence systems in his state-...
  • Russia Developed Nuclear-Powered Missile
    Russia Developed Nuclear-Powered Missile March 6 2018
    Russia has developed a miniaturized nuclear power unit to be installed on cruise missiles which will provide an unlimited flight range and invulnerability to missile and air defence systems. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the launch of the missile and the tests on the ground allow for starting work to create a fundamentally new type of weapon; a strategic nuclear missile equipped with a nuclear power plant.  TASS reported the trials of the miniaturize...
  • BAE Systems To Modernize UAE's F-16 HUDs
    BAE Systems To Modernize UAE's F-16 HUDs February 12 2018
    Lockheed Martin has selected BAE Systems to modernize the head-up displays on F-16s operated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A press release issued by the British aerospace company said work will see the aircraft’s analogue systems with advanced digital systems by using Digital Light Engine (DLE) technology to implement a HUD upgrade that integrates seamlessly into the F-16’s existing HUD space, requiring no changes to the aircraft, cabling, or computing. The advancem...
  • 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...
  • What is Seen at Gun Sight? AUSA 2017
    What is Seen at Gun Sight? AUSA 2017 November 7 2017
    AUSA 2017 meeting organised by the Association of US Army, has just ended with the same passionate enthusiasm observed at the outset. Dominating the stage were the US Army’s comprehensive modernisation program and the Future Vertical Lift seeking to replace the veteran helicopter fleet as JSF of the future. The event also reminded once again the significance of an old adage “Strong Army, Strong Country.”   As Russia has recently engaged in redrawing the w...
  • AWACS Modernization for Saudi Arabia
    AWACS Modernization for Saudi Arabia October 18 2017
    Boeing has been awarded a $240 million contract for to modernize the Royal Saudi Air Force airborne warning and control system (AWACS). This contract provides for AWACS mission computing, navigation and communications upgrades, as well as the next generation in identification, friend or foe enhancement designs. The relevant work is expected to be completed by 28 February 2019. 
  • Centenary of the Russian Revolution
    Centenary of the Russian Revolution February 18 2017
    It is a matter of great interest, whether Putin’s Russia harbours plans to celebrate the centenary of the February Revolution, which ended the Czarist regime. In a country, where any protest –let alone revolution– is severely suppressed, there seems to be no sign of the 1917 spirit around… In fact, President Vladimir Putin appointed a commission for preparations in early January. For his part, Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, which is also re...
  • Russia Finds 10 Weapons Unsuccessful
    Russia Finds 10 Weapons Unsuccessful December 24 2016
    Following operations in Syria, Russia’s Armed Forces have suspended the purchase of ten items of military hardware due to the faults revealed. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said, “"We have revealed imperfections that cannot be seen during field trials. The purchase of ten items of military hardware will be suspended until the faults are removed," Shoigu made this statement at the final meeting of the Defence Ministry’s board, which was attended by Russian ...
  • Putin urges Russian nuclear weapons boost
    Putin urges Russian nuclear weapons boost December 24 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin called for the country to reinforce its military nuclear potential. In a speech that recapped military activities in 2016, Putin said “We need to strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces, especially with missile complexes that can reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defence systems,”  
  • New Alliance in the East
    New Alliance in the East November 15 2016
    Russia announced on 14 November that they will establish a combined task force with Armenia. The task force will be deployed in case of aggression or a threat of aggression against Russia and Armenia. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the agreement between two countries on Monday.
  • USS Zumwalt is on the Way
    USS Zumwalt is on the Way September 9 2016
    The US Navy's newest and most technologically advanced surface ship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed from Maine to its new homeport in San Diego on 7 September. The Zumwalt-class features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, a wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and the latest war fighting technology and weaponry available. DDG 1000 will be the first US Navy combatant surface ship to utilise an integrated power system (IPS) to provide electric power for propulsion and ...
  • US Nuclear Force uses historic PC May 27 2016
    Government Accountability Office (GAO) stated that the US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and eight inch floppy disks. GAO report said the Pentagon was one of several departments where "legacy systems" urgently needed to be replaced. The report said that the Department of Defence systems that co-ordinated intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft "runs on an IBM Series-1 Computer - a 1970s computing system - an...
  • Russian Security Council discuss defence shield May 15 2016
    President of Russia Vladimir Putin gathered the Russian Security Council to discuss measures to be taken to secure strategic balance and ensure Russia’s national security on the background of the ongoing process of the creation of a missile shield positioning area. Participants in the meeting included Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaker of the Federation Council upper parliament house Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the State Duma lower parliament house Sergei Naryshkin, sec...
  • Israel to install C4 to F-35s April 5 2016
    Israel is working with F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin to maximize autonomy of its F-35 Fighter plane to include its own command, control, communications and computing (C4) system as well as adapting Israeli Spice 1000 electro-optic standoff precision strike system on the F-35. Israel plans to perform heavy maintenance in country. Once Israel’s first F-35 get delivered, state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will begin installing a tailor-made C4 system on top of ...
  • Finnish MOD Hit by Cyber Attack April 5 2016
    Finland’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is hit by a cyber-attack during Finnish President Sauli Niinistö meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 22 to discuss regional security issues and the implementation of deeper cooperation on border defence. Finland’s MoD confirmed the three hour long attack, which was the second such cyber-attack against its online IT infrastructure in 2016. The MoD responded by diverting traffic from its main site defmin.fi to a temporary site...
  • Putin: Russia’s Arms Exports reached $14.5Bln in 2015 March 29 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that exports of Russian military equipment in 2015 totaled $14.5 billion while the current foreign orders portfolio stands at over 56 billion, President Vladimir Putin. Speaking at meeting of the presidential commission on military-technical cooperation with foreign states, Putin said that  the current arms export orders portfolio has exceeded $56 billion for the first time since 1992. Putin underlined that Russia delivered military equipment ...
  • Proton serves for cyber security March 25 2016
    A research team at the University of Sydney has made a game changer discovery by generating single photons (light particles), as carriers of quantum information in security systems. The collaboration involving physicists at the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), an ARC Centre of Excellence headquartered in the School of Physics, and electrical engineers from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering. The team’s work resolved a key issue ...
  • Russia Delays Delivery of S-300 Missiles to Iran February 26 2016
    The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the shipment of Russian S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran has been delayed due to payment issues. “The deal has not been paid for properly, so it is premature to speak about a concrete delivery date,” said Peskoy for long waited system. Peskoy did not reveal whether the issue was discussed at a Tuesday meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan. On Wednesday, Iranian media re...
  • Armata; Tank of Cold War II? February 23 2016
    Nowadays, the whole world is anxious about whether a new Cold War is on the horizon. The fact that Russia was gradually moving towards this prospect especially with Putin’s ascendancy to power had been duly noticed by area experts. 50 years from today, the new era will be remembered with its own iconic weapons. It seems that Armata will be the first among them. 
  • Alexander Dugin and the Goals of Russian “Deep State”... January 10 2016
    We know that he is one of the members of Putin’s “close circle.” He has remarkable influence on Kremlin and particularly the Russian Army. It was him, who, in his book Putin versus Putin”, called for the Russian leader to “make a final decision.” As a retired professor of Moscow University’s Department of Political Science and Sociology, Alexander Dugin contends that the historical process brought Putin to a fork in the road: either he would continue the policy of getting along with the...