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Russian T-50 Fighter Jet Undergoes Official Flight Tests

The Russian Air Force is getting down to the official testing of their T-50 fifth-generation jet fighter in what is evidence that the aircraft is actually ready and can soon be passed into service. The T-50 flight tests have been […]


Russia warns could halt foreign arms checks

Russia warns could halt foreign arms checks

Russia is considering halting foreign inspections of its strategic weapons arsenal, including nuclear-capable missiles, in response to “threats” from the West over the Ukraine crisis, the defence ministry said Saturday. “The unfounded threats towards Russia from the United States and […]


France says warship deal with Russia still alive

France says warship deal with Russia still alive

French President Francois Hollande said a controversial sale of two state-of-the art warships by France to Russia was still on course despite Moscow’s widely opposed stand over Crimea. The 2011 sale of the Mistral warships, worth one billion euros ($1.4 […]


US destroyer en route to Black Sea for ‘routine’ drills

US destroyer en route to Black Sea for ‘routine’ drills

A US guided-missile destroyer is en route to the Black Sea but naval officials said Thursday it was a “routine” deployment that was planned before the crisis unfolded in Ukraine. The USS Truxtun departed the Greek port of Souda Bay […]


US expands military support to Poland, Baltic states

US expands military support to Poland, Baltic states

The United States will bolster military cooperation with Poland and Baltic states to show solidarity with its allies after Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. The mostly symbolic steps to expand aviation training in Poland and […]


Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

The Pentagon is in fear of losing its edge in technology it has held onto for so long and is now factoring this important aspect into its budget. Worry over significant cuts in defense spending might wear down the US […]


Russia Test-Fires ICBM to Target in Kazakhstan

Russia Test-Fires ICBM to Target in Kazakhstan

Russia test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a test site in southern Russia on Tuesday evening, a Russian defense ministry spokesman said. Kapustin Yar is about 450 km (280 miles) east of the Ukrainian border. The launch coincided with […]


Russia to Overhaul Fleet of Amphibious Assault Ships

Russia to Overhaul Fleet of Amphibious Assault Ships

Russia’s fleet of amphibious assault ships requires extensive modernization because their service life has been largely overextended, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday. “The Russian navy currently has 19 ships of this type. They have been in service, on average, […]


Russia Outlines Structure of Future Aerospace Defenses

Russia Outlines Structure of Future Aerospace Defenses

Russia’s aerospace defense network will consist of four subdivisions after 2015, a spokesman for the Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) said Friday. According to Major General Sergei Yagolnikov, the aerospace defenses will include a space- and ground-based intelligence-gathering and missile early […]


 
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