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Russia to Build Network of Modern Naval Bases in Arctic – Putin

Russia to Build Network of Modern Naval Bases in Arctic – Putin

Russia will build a unified network of naval facilities on its Arctic territories to host advanced warships and submarines as part of a plan to boost protection of the country’s interests and borders in the region, President Vladimir Putin said […]


Russia, Pakistan Discuss Joint Naval Drills Expected This Week

Russia, Pakistan Discuss Joint Naval Drills Expected This Week

Russian and Pakistani naval representatives have discussed the possibility of joint exercises, which could be held as early as this week, a Russian military spokesman told RIA Novosti Monday. A detachment of Russia’s Pacific Fleet called at the port of […]


Malaysia Potentially Interested In Russian Air Defense Systems

Malaysia Potentially Interested In Russian Air Defense Systems

Malaysia is likely highly interested in acquiring Russia’s latest air defense missile systems, building on existing bilateral military-technical cooperation, Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Monday. “Experts at Rosoboronexport expect an increased interest on the Malaysian side in the medium-range […]


Russia Tests-Fires Yars Ballistic Missile

Russia Tests-Fires Yars Ballistic Missile

The Russian Strategic Missile Forces test-fired on Monday an RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile from a launch site in northwest Russia, the Defense Ministry said. According to a ministry’s spokesman, Col. Igor Yegorov, the launch was carried out at 10.40 […]


Russian Air Force to Receive 16 New MiG Fighters

Russian Air Force to Receive 16 New MiG Fighters

The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a $470 million contract with the MiG corporation for the delivery of 16 advanced MiG-29 SMT fighters, the ministry said Tuesday. The company had earlier confirmed the deal in an interview with RIA Novosti, […]


Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua

Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua

Russian lawmakers have endorsed draft legislation to allow the country to set up a satellite navigation monitoring system in Nicaragua, a Cabinet committee said Tuesday. “The agreement is aimed at creating an organizational and legal framework for mutually beneficial partnership […]


Ukraine Puts Mothballed Mig-29 Fighter Jets Back in Service

Ukraine Puts Mothballed Mig-29 Fighter Jets Back in Service

Several mothballed Mikoyan Mig-29 Fulcrum fourth-generation fighter jets were returned to combat service in western Ukraine, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Friday. “Specialists of our team have already returned several planes to service,” the ministry quoted an unnamed commander […]


Komodo 2014 Naval Exercises Prove Beneficial for Russia

Komodo 2014 Naval Exercises Prove Beneficial for Russia

The 2014 Komodo multilateral naval exercises of 17 countries that are drawing to a close in Indonesian waters have been very useful to Russia, Mikhail Galuzin, the country’s envoy to Indonesia told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “The exercise not only […]


NATO to Suspend Cooperation with Russia on Afghan Choppers, Training

NATO to Suspend Cooperation with Russia on Afghan Choppers, Training

NATO will suspend cooperation with Russia on the maintenance of Afghan helicopters and a joint anti-drug operation, a source in the alliance told RIA Novosti. Foreign chiefs of NATO’s 28 member states earlier froze “practical civilian and military cooperation” with […]


 
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