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France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last month, President Barack Obama said it would be preferable […]


Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. “A number of contracts with Iraq have entered into force […]


Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP. “Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate […]


Russian Helicopters To Train Mongolian Pilots

Russian Helicopters To Train Mongolian Pilots

Russian Helicopters will this month host pilots from Mongolyn Alt Corporation (MAK) at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant’s Aviation Training Center, under an agreement on training of flight and engineering personnel. The Mongolian company operates two Mi-8/17 series helicopters – a Mi-171 […]


‘Doomsday sputnik’: Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

‘Doomsday sputnik’: Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

After years of delay, Russia plans to deploy this year the first satellite of its new constellation replacing the space component of the early warning system, Russian media reported. It will also double as an emergency communication satellite. The satellite […]


Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia on Saturday launched a blistering attack against Washington after US President Barack Obama said that a missile fired from territory controlled by Moscow-backed rebels downed the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. In his most extensive comments on the tragedy […]


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’s Angara rocket not to be used as ICBM

Russia’s Angara rocket not to be used as ICBM

Russia’s new Angara launch vehicle will not be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) First Deputy Head Alexander Ivanov said on Monday, July 14, reports ITAR-TASS. “This will not be done. This is a space […]


Brazil interested in Russian air defenses: Rousseff

Brazil interested in Russian air defenses: Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday that Brasilia was keen on obtaining air defenses from Moscow and cooperating on nuclear energy. Putin’s visit is part of an ambitious Latin American tour that has already […]


 
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