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Bangladesh Buys Russian Combat Training Jets Worth $800M

Bangladesh Buys Russian Combat Training Jets Worth $800M

Bangladesh ordered 24 Russian Yak-130 light fighter jets worth $800 million in the final quarter of last year, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday. The deal was paid for with a loan extended by Moscow to the country a year ago, […]


Russia to Test 70 New Rockets and Missiles in 2014

Russia to Test 70 New Rockets and Missiles in 2014

The Russian military plans to test around 70 types of rocket and missile weaponry at a major testing site this year, a Defense Ministry spokesman has said. The testing program at the Kapustin Yar range in southern Russia will include […]


Russian Navy to Get 40 New Ships in 2014

Russian Navy to Get 40 New Ships in 2014

Russia’s Navy is expected to receive 40 new warships and auxiliary vessels in 2014, a high-ranking official said Friday. In addition to surface ships of various classes, the navy will also commission the third Borey-class nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, […]


Russia Commissions New Attack Submarine

Russia Commissions New Attack Submarine

Russia’s first Project 885M Yasen-class attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, was handed over to the navy on Monday, a defense industry source told RIA Novosti. The submarine, designated as Graney-class by NATO, had been under construction at the Sevmash shipyard in […]


Mi-28N Night Hunter Helicopter Enters Russian Service

Mi-28N Night Hunter Helicopter Enters Russian Service

The Mi-28N Night Hunter combat helicopter, made by Russian Helicopters a subsidiary of Oboronprom and part of State Corporation Rostec, has officially entered into service with the Russian Defence Ministry under an order signed by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. Before […]


Russia launches upgraded Soyuz rocket

Russia launches upgraded Soyuz rocket

Russia launched an upgraded version of its Soyuz rocket on Saturday, successfully delivering a scientific satellite into space. The Soyuz-2.1v light class rocket includes a new engine design. “The operational crew at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome (in Russia’s Arkhangelsk Region) has […]


Russia Plans Rail-Mounted Missiles to Counter US Global Strike Program

Russia Plans Rail-Mounted Missiles to Counter US Global Strike Program

Russia will draft a plan in the coming year to deploy rail-mounted nuclear missiles as a potential response to the United States’ Prompt Global Strike program, the commander of its Strategic Missile Force said on Wednesday. “A Defense Ministry report […]


Russia moves nuclear-capable missiles closer to EU

Russia moves nuclear-capable missiles closer to EU

Russia revealed on Monday that its armed forces had moved nuclear-capable Iskander missiles closer to Europe’s borders in response to the US-led deployment of a disputed air defence shield. The advanced version of the Russian missile has a range of […]


Russian Military to Recruit 500,000 Professional Soldiers by 2022

Russian Military to Recruit 500,000 Professional Soldiers by 2022

Russia’s military will have 500,000 soldiers serving on professional contracts within a decade, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday. Half of the armed forces will be made up of professional service personnel by 2022 under plans to shift away from […]


 
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