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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 […]


Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

Russia intends to create a new powerful satellite communication system that will provide global coverage and communication security, Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday. The development of such a system will require the launch of a space complex ordered by the Russian […]


Russian Navy Launches First Submarine for Black Sea Fleet

Russian Navy Launches First Submarine for Black Sea Fleet

The first in the series of six Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines, built for Crimea-based Black Sea Fleet, will be put in service with the Russian Navy on August 22, a Navy spokesman said on Tuesday. “On August 22, St. Andrew’s flag […]


China Sends Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit

China Sends Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit

China on Saturday successfully launched a Long March 4C carrier rocket with the Yaogan XX satellite, Xinhua news agency reported. The carrier lifted off at 1:45 p.m. local time (05:45 GMT) from the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center […]


Ukrainian Buk battery radar was operational when Malaysian plane downed

Ukrainian Buk battery radar was operational when Malaysian plane downed

On Thursday, when a Malaysian Airlines plane was apparently shot down over Ukraine, a Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missile battery was operational in the region, the Russian Defense Ministry said, contradicting Kiev’s statements. The battery was deployed at a site from […]


Russia loses its last early warning satellite

Russia loses its last early warning satellite

The Moscow-based Kommersant newspaper claims citing a source in the Russian Defense Ministry that the last satellite of the Oko-1 ballistic missile attack early warning system has been lost. In April, the 71XC satellite codenamed Cosmos-2479 stopped sending signals and […]


Russia to Test New Mobile Communications System during Vostok-2014 Exercise

Russia to Test New Mobile Communications System during Vostok-2014 Exercise

The Russian military is to test its new mobile communications system, which is superior to its foreign alternatives, during the Vostok-2014 strategic exercise in Russia’s Eastern Military District, the Defense Ministry announced Thursday. “In the course of the Vostok-2014 strategic […]


 
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