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US avoids condemning Russia over spy ring

US avoids condemning Russia over spy ring

WASHINGTON: The United States took pains Tuesday to avoid rebuking Russia over a Cold War-style spy row and said the uproar would not damage President Barack Obama’s vaunted “reset” of ties with the Kremlin. The White House said Obama knew […]


France Hands Over Night Vision And Comms Technology To Russia

France Hands Over Night Vision And Comms Technology To Russia

Paris, France: Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Tuesday it had signed several contracts with the French defense firm Thales on the transfer of technology and delivery of communications equipment for Russian armored vehicles. “The first contract involves transfer of […]


Russia To Buy 10 Billion Euros In Foreign Arms By 2016

Russia To Buy 10 Billion Euros In Foreign Arms By 2016

Moscow, Russia: The Russian Defense Ministry may spend up to 10 billion euros on European and Israeli weaponry in the next five or six years, Russian daily Vedomosti reported. An investigation carried out by military experts from Center for Analysis […]


Iran warns Russia over failure to deliver S-300 missile systems

Iran warns Russia over failure to deliver S-300 missile systems

Russia will be responsible for the consequences caused by its failure to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran, the Islamic Republic’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Tuesday. In an interview with Fars News Agency he said the delivery […]


Russia’s 5G Fighter ’3 Times Cheaper Than Foreign Analogs’

Russia’s 5G Fighter ’3 Times Cheaper Than Foreign Analogs’

Zhukovsky, Russia: Russia’s fifth generation fighter will be about three times as cheap as its foreign analog, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. He observed the test flight of a prototype fighter and later talked to the pilot, […]


Russia to offer Turkey advanced surface-to-air missiles

Russia to offer Turkey advanced surface-to-air missiles

Russia is ready to participate in a tender to offer Turkey S-300 and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, the state-controlled arms exporter said on Wednesday. “The Turkish military has a great need for S-300 and S-400 long-range missile defense systems,” Rosoboronexport […]


Russian military to buy 50 fifth-generation fighters after 2016

Russian military to buy 50 fifth-generation fighters after 2016

Russia’s Defense Ministry will order at least 50 fifth-generation fighters from 2016, a senior official said on Thursday. “At the first stage, there will be dozens of planes, more than 50,” said Vladimir Popovkin, deputy defense minister for arms procurement. […]


China says farewell to J-6 fighters

China says farewell to J-6 fighters

BEIJING: People’s Liberation Army Air Force held on Saturday an official farewell ceremony for the J-6, a Chinese-built version of the Soviet MiG-19 Farmer fighter aircraft, Chinese television reported. Although the Soviet Union stopped production of MiG-19s in 1957, the […]


Thousands flee ethnic bloodshed in Kyrgyzstan

Thousands flee ethnic bloodshed in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK: Tens of thousands of Uzbek refugees have fled raging violence in Kyrgyzstan that left 113 dead as the interim government struggled to stem the worst ethnic clashes since the end of the Soviet Union. Gunbattles between rival groups turned […]


 
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