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France to Deliver First Mistral to Russia Around Mid-November

France to Deliver First Mistral to Russia Around Mid-November

The ceremony for France handing over to Russia the first Mistral helicopter carrier will occur in mid-November of this year in the city of Saint-Nazaire, a representative from the port city’s worker’s union told RIA Novosti on Monday. “The ceremony […]


Kremlin Threatens to Sue France Over Possible Mistral Contract Breach

Kremlin Threatens to Sue France Over Possible Mistral Contract Breach

Russia will sue France if Paris refuses to honor a contract on construction of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy, Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said Thursday. “We will file a lawsuit and demand compensation [if the […]


Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

The Russian military will add nine advanced communications satellites to its orbital grouping by 2020, a senior military commander said Monday. “By 2020, the orbital grouping of military communications satellites will be strengthened with nine modern satellites,” Maj. Gen. Khalil […]


Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

Russia will create a space-based ballistic missile warning system capable of detecting launches of existing and test missiles, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday. “The creation of an integrated space system is one of the key directions in which […]


Russia’s Third Borey-Class Nuclear Sub Completes State Trials

Russia’s Third Borey-Class Nuclear Sub Completes State Trials

Russia’s third Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, has finished a comprehensive state trials program in preparation for commissioning with the Navy, the Sevmash shipyard said Tuesday. “The Vladimir Monomakh strategic nuclear submarine has returned from the sea […]


S-400 Air Defense Regiment Takes up Duty in Russia’s South

S-400 Air Defense Regiment Takes up Duty in Russia’s South

The S-400 Triumf air defense missile system regiment that was deployed in the Southern Military District, has taken up combat duty near the Russian city of Krasnodar, the press service of the district reported Tuesday. “An air defense missile system […]


First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests. The Vladivostok had left docks at 3:30 a.m. local time (1:30 GMT), but was forced […]


Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System

Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System

Russian naval vessels are to be equipped with a state of the art tracking system which will be able to receive data from space, a source from the Russian military told RIA Novosti Tuesday. “The Russian Northern Fleet has successfully […]


Russia Plans to Supply India with A-50 Aircraft

Russia Plans to Supply India with A-50 Aircraft

Russia and India plan on signing a contract to supply India with A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft, Beriev Aircraft Company General Director-General Designer Igor Garivadsky told journalists Tuesday. “We plan on signing a deal with the Republic of […]


 
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