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  • S-400 Hits Hypersonic Targets
    S-400 Hits Hypersonic Targets 29 March 2020
    Russia used its S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) against a hypersonic missile during the drills in Eastern Siberia.  “During the live-fire exercise, over a dozen targets simulated by Armavir target missiles and Favorit smart hypersonic [target] missiles were destroyed. All the targets were hit,” the press office said in a statement. S-400 Triumf is the latest long-and medium-range surface-to-air missile system that went into service in 200...
  • Russian Military Receives Newest S-350 Vityaz
    Russian Military Receives Newest S-350 Vityaz 23 December 2019
      Russia's Almaz-Antey arms producer has delivered to the Defence Ministry the first set of the newest S-350 Vityaz long-range air defence system, the company said on Monday. The system is to replace S-300PS surface-to-air missile complexes in the Russian troops The official ceremony was held the other day at the Kapustin Yar proving ground in the Astrakhan Region," the Almaz-Antey press office said in a statement. The S-350 ‘Vityaz&...
  • Russia Deployed S-300
    Russia Deployed S-300 4 December 2019
    The Soviet Union began working on the S-300 semi-mobile system in 1967 to replace the S-25 Berkut (NATO code: SA-1 Guild) air defence missiles. The modernized variant of the system S-300PM2, which is currently in the inventory of countries such as China, Greece and India, has gone on combat alert in the Voronezh Region in Russia’s southwest. Under Russia’s program of rearmament with upgraded types of military hardware, the air defence missile regiment received S-300PM2. ...
  • HQ-9 Tested
    HQ-9 Tested 12 November 2019
      Uzbekistan, procured China's HQ-9 (FD-2000) surface-to-air missile system, in 2018. The Ministry of Defence of Uzbekistan announced this week that the system had performed its first firing test. The exercise had been conducted at the Kulkuduk range in Navoiy Region. According to footage officially released by the Uzbek military, the FD-2000 air defence system was supported by the Pechora-2M medium-range SAM systems. The targets were simulated by unmanned aerial vehicles; ...
  • Russian S-400 is Unable to Detect Israeli F-35s 20 September 2019
    Russian S-300 and S-400 air defence systems failed to detect Israeli F-35s flying over Damascus according to Israeli television channel NZIV. NZIV, citing a number of military sources, published the flight route of the Israeli aircraft, which struck eastern Syria. It is claimed that İsraeli F-35s, Adir, entered the Syrian airspace and flew for almost several hundred kilometres over the area covered by Russian S-400 and Syrian S-300 air defence systems. NZIV claims that ano...
  • Russia Re-offers S-400 to Saudi Arabia 19 September 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...
  • S-500 Serial Production Begins
    S-500 Serial Production Begins 18 September 2019
    The mass production of the S-500 air defence missile, which is shown as the successor of Russia's S-300 and S-400 systems, will soon begin. Sergey Chemezov, head of the Rostec Corporation, said in an interview to the local newspaper. "I think that the serial production will start in a year," Chemezov declared. According to Chemezov, in the next five years, Russia will not export this weapon system because "we must in the first place provide our armed forces with this weapon...
  • S-500 Almost Ready
    S-500 Almost Ready 15 April 2019
    A senior executive at the Russian Aerospace Forces made statements on the S-500. As a successor of  S-300 and S-400 systems; development phase of the S-500s shown in the final stage of the development phase. In addition, it is announced that Russian Army will begin take delivery of S-350 Vityaz systems soon. The S-350 and S-500 platforms are equipped with new generation radars with high mobility and thus the systems are able to take a position in unprepared areas. Although the ...
  • Pakistan Seeks for Long Range SAM
    Pakistan Seeks for Long Range SAM 10 December 2018
    Pakistan, seeking to strengthen its air defence umbrella. Islamabad is now looking for a long-range air defence system following the procurement of the HQ-16 based LY-80 medium-range air defence system. According to the Russian TASS News Agency, Pakistan is conducting a feasibility study for solutions to expand the air defence umbrella. The main focus of the studies is the Chinese FD-2000 system. A total of nine ordered LY-80 systems were completed. All systems started to ...
  • Ukraine Tested S-300s
    Ukraine Tested S-300s 7 November 2018
    Ukraine has tested Russian origin S-300B1 and S-300V1 air defence systems. The systems have not been used in army inventory for 19 years in any test or combat mission since they were received. During tests held in southern part of Ukraine, trials of modernized guidance systems have been carried out. Two air targets were destroyed in the trials conducted by the Ukrainian Air Force air defence units. Shoots were made with short and medium range missiles. A delegation, includ...
  • Israel Studied on S-300 in Greece
    Israel Studied on S-300 in Greece 2 November 2018
    The Israeli Air Force carried out a strange flight over Greece. The flight over Greece was carried out by an Israeli Eitam EW (electronic warfare) aircraft. Eitam was developed on the Gulfstream G550. Electronic attack and intelligence gathering trials were conducted against the S-300 systems with the aircraft’s intelligence gathering capability. Information was collected on S-300 air defence system's tracking radar lock-on system. In addition, a number of trials were carr...
  • Israel Keep an Eye On Syria
    Israel Keep an Eye On Syria 27 October 2018
      Russia recently announced the completion of the delivery of S-300 air defence systems to Syria. Shortly after this statement, the Israeli-based iSi company published photographs of the areas where the first S-300 units were deployed.   According to the company, the system is located in previously operating air-defence base at the northwest of the town of Masyaf that. On October 22, there are large vehicles hidden under camouflage nets at captured imag...
  • Tehran to Unveil New Fighter Jet and domestic S-300- Bavar 373
    Tehran to Unveil New Fighter Jet and domestic S-300- Bavar 373 19 August 2018
    Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week, Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, cited by Fars news agency on Saturday. "We will present a plane on National Defence Industry Day, and people will see it fly, and the equipment designed for it,” Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by Fars news agency, Reuters reported. The Islamic Republic News Agency reported Friday that Iran would also unveil a domestic version of the Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile system, du...
  • Russia Stated Wepon Deliveries
    Russia Stated Wepon Deliveries 26 July 2018
    Russian Deputy Defence Alexey Krivoruchko has made a statement about the Russian Armed Forces. In the explanation,some information given about Russian Armed Forces' weapon acceptences in the secon quarter of 2018. According to the explanation, Russia received 62 new and 70 overhauled main battle tanks and armored fighting vehicles during the period mentioned. 537 new and 214 overhauled automotive vehicles, 937 communications systems, 218 surface air missiles and over 3...
  • Artificial Intelligence in Air Defence
    Artificial Intelligence in Air Defence 4 May 2018
    The Russian Aerospace Forces have tested for the first time an air defence automatic control system (ACS) fitted with elements of artificial intelligence (AI), the newspaper Izvestia reports. The control system automatically analyzes the aerial situation and issues recommendation on the use of arms. The targets will be categorized as individual and collective, their type, threat level, speed, altitude and flight direction will be determined and conveyed. Thus the commander will get ...
  • Movement on S-500 19 December 2017
    In order to replace the S-300 system and to complete the Russian multi-layered air defence umbrella with the S-400 systems, development of sub-systems of the S-500 will start in 2018. In the statement made by Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov, in the 2018, the carrier and loader vehicles and reloading equipments of the S-500 will start to develop.
  • Serbia to get Russian air defence systems,
    Serbia to get Russian air defence systems, 13 December 2017
    Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic said his government may purchase air defence systems and at least six transport helicopters from Russia. “Serbia is on a European path, but the difference between Serbia and other countries in the region is that Serbia does not want to join NATO,” Vucic said. Belgrade has reportedly been considering a purchase of S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile systems from Belarus, but the latest statement indicates the contrac...
  • MiG-29 Deliveries To Belgrade Began
    MiG-29 Deliveries To Belgrade Began 3 October 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...
  • Deal Inked On S-400
    Deal Inked On S-400 25 July 2017
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the signing of the S-400 air defence system with Russia at his party's group meeting. Erdogan responded to criticism that the S-400 system would cause a tension within NATO, saying, "Why does the S-400s cause tension? A country has to make the most ideal search for its own security. We have been searching for such things for years, if we can not do what we want with the US. Greece has been using the S-300 system, which i...
  • Gladiator, Now In Egypt
    Gladiator, Now In Egypt 13 June 2017
    According to an image published on Russian media last week, Egypt has taken delivery of the first batch of Antey-2500 air defence system (NATO reporting name: SA-23 Gladiator/Giant). Designed and manufactured by Russian defence company Almaz-Antey, the system is a downgraded export version of S-300VM. Antey-2500 has a range of up to 200 kms with a maximum altitude of 30 kms and can engage short- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, precision guided weapons, strategic an...
  • Russia Will Focus On Land
    Russia Will Focus On Land 8 April 2017
    Russian news website Sputnik studied the 2018-2025 armament program of the country. The site announced improvements to the final draft of the state-run armament program (DSP-2025) to be addressed in June 2017. The document identifies the weapons and technologies that will serve the Russian army in the next eight years. According to the site, details of the DSP-2025 are kept secret for now, but Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov has specified the general outline of the program ...
  • MiG-29 Donation to Serbia
    MiG-29 Donation to Serbia 29 January 2017
    Serbian Defence Ministry announced that Belarus is to donate eight Mikoyan MiG-29s and two Buk Missile systems to Serbia, who will undertake the repair work and modernization expenses. The deliveries are scheduled throughout 2018. The minister also said that Serbia is considering to begin negotiations for S-300 long range surface to ait missiles with Belarus.
  • Export Configuration to Buk-M3
    Export Configuration to Buk-M3 23 January 2017
    Russia prepares Buk-M3 missiles for international sales, announced today by the Tikhomirov R&D Institute of Instrument-Making, a part of Almaz Antey Group. The institute, which is also the manufacturer of S-300 and S-400 long-range air defense missile systems, is now developing an export configuration of the Buk-M3 medium-range anti-aircraft missiles in order to meet customer demand in external market.
  • Russian S-300s in Syria
    Russian S-300s in Syria 5 October 2016
    It is confirmed by Russian Defence Ministry that Russia’s S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems have been deployed in Syria, Tartus where the the Russian Navy’s logistic facility is located. A spokesman from Defence Ministry expressed that the system was exceptionally defensive and and it posed no threat to anybody. 
  • Giant step from S-400s
    Giant step from S-400s 30 September 2016
    Russia’s S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems completed its first military exercise in Buryatia. The Russian Central Military District, which received the S-400 ‘Triumph’ system a year ago, has successfully carried out combat launches as part of a joint exercise between the air force and air defense forces at the Telemba training range in the Republic of Buryatia. Six missiles has been fired to destroy fast practice targets,...
  • Bahrain Sets Eye on Russian Tech
    Bahrain Sets Eye on Russian Tech 5 September 2016
    Bahrain is to renew its air defence systems. A delegation from Bahrain will examine Russian technology at the ARMY 2016 Exhibition to be held between 6-11 September in Moscow. Bahrain's Ambassador to Russia stated that they were open to new technologies in air defence and the delegates would especially be present at the Exhibition to assess S-300 and S-400 air defence systems.
  • S-300s Ready for Defence in Iran
    S-300s Ready for Defence in Iran 30 August 2016
    Iran deployed its S-300 long-range air defence missiles in the Fordo Nuclear Facility, which is around 100km south of the capital Tehran. Delivered to Iran by Russia in early April, the S-300s were previously deployed in Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base. In a press statement to local media,Iranian authorities expressed that redeployment of the missiles was intended to protect the site from possible airstrikes as it was vital to secure the nuclear facili...
  • Iran confirms delivery of S-300 air defence missile systems
    Iran confirms delivery of S-300 air defence missile systems 21 July 2016
    The Iranian defence minister Brigade General Hossein Dehghan says some of the anti-aircraft missile systems were deployed to their permanent locations Dehghan confirmed the delivery of the Russian anti-aircraft missile systems at a meeting of the parliamentary Committee for National Defence and Foreign Affairs.    
  • Iran Received a battalion of S-300, more to come 21 May 2016
    Russia delivered a battalion of S-300 air defence system to Iran and Russia will complete the delivery of systems by the end of the year.  One S-300 battalion has already been supplied to Iran and other launchers due under the effective contract would be delivered by the end of 2016. The first battalion was shown off by the Iranian military at the National Army Day parade in Tehran on April 17.  According to the original contract, Moscow and Tehran signed for the delivery of five ba...
  • Russian S-300 anti-missiles deployed in Iran 16 May 2016
    Iran has deployed Russian-supplied S-300 air defence systems at Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence base, the country’s defence minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced. 
  • Iran receives first S­300 missile parts 20 April 2016
    Iran demonstrated first parts of long  awaited Russian S-300 air defence system at military parade in Tehran. Demonstrated parts are S­300 missile tubes and the radar equipment. Iran and Russia are also in talks on a sale of the Sukhoi SU­30 fighter.
  • Iran to get Russian S-300s soon 16 April 2016
    Following Russian Vice Prime Minister Dimitrey Rogozin’s declaration about S-300s, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said that Iran and Russia have signed a new deal on the delivery of S-300 missile defence system and that it is in the process of implementation. "The first stage of the new contract has been implemented and we hope that, based on the new plan, the contract will be completed in its due time," Jaber Ansari said. Jaber Ansari did not elaborate on wha...
  • Russia: S-300 missile to be delivered to Iran 8 April 2016
    Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said that there are no problems concerning the deliveries of S-300 air defence systems to Iran. Rogozin did not give further information whether the deliveries have begun, adding that the timeframe was specified in the contract. Iran has been waiting S-300 missile systems for long time. Russia and Iran have recently agreed on delivery however Russia made self-contradictory announcements on the matter.
  • Russia to Deliver S-300 to Iran in mid 2016 11 March 2016
    Russia will deliver the first batch of S-300 air defence systems to Iran in September or August 2016, the head of the state production company Rostec, Sergei Chemezov said. There are many up and downs on the $900-million Russia-Iran contract to deliver five Russian S-300 systems to Iran which was signed in 2007.  Very recently Russia and Iran agreed upon delivery following UN decision to lift the ban but Russia stopped delivery breaking Iranian hopes once more. Russian authorities ...
  • Russia Delays Delivery of S-300 Missiles to Iran 26 February 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...