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Russian Warship Tests Missile Defense Capability

Russian Warship Tests Missile Defense Capability

The flagship of Russia’s Northern Fleet, nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, has carried out missile defense drills during the current patrol-and-training mission in the Arctic, Izvestia newspaper said on Thursday. Pyotr Veliky is the only Russian warship with sufficient capability […]


Arms Race On the Caspian Sea Heats Up

Arms Race On the Caspian Sea Heats Up

The countries bordering the Caspian Sea are increasingly flexing their military muscles. The Iran crisis and unresolved conflicts over natural resources have added to the tensions in the region. In early September 2012, Turkmenistan conducted its first military maneuver on […]


Russia, South Africa in Talks on Joint Weapons Development

Russia, South Africa in Talks on Joint Weapons Development

Russia and South Africa are discussing the possibility of joint development of defense-related products, Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Monday. “There is a great potential [for joint projects] in the area of radar equipment and rocket engines,” Rosoboronexport […]


Russian Navy Plans to Assign 30 Helicopters to Each Mistral

Russian Navy Plans to Assign 30 Helicopters to Each Mistral

Each of the two Mistral class amphibious assault ships being built in France for the Russian Navy will have air wings consisting of 30 Ka-52K and Ka-29 helicopters, Izvestia newspaper reported on Wednesday. “These will be air wings comprising carrier-based […]


Russian Helicopters to Showcase at Africa Aerospace and Defence

Russian Helicopters to Showcase at Africa Aerospace and Defence

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation, will present an extensive model line-up at Africa Aerospace and Defence, the international arms and military equipment show taking place on September […]


Kavkaz-2012 Military Drills to Begin in South Russia

Kavkaz-2012 Military Drills to Begin in South Russia

The Kavkaz-2012 strategic command post exercises will begin in southern Russia on Monday, the Defense Ministry reported. The drills will be held on September 17-23 and led by the chief of Russia’s General Staff, Army General Nikolai Makarov. “Overall, up […]


Russia, Central Asian States to Hold Air Defense Drills

Russia, Central Asian States to Hold Air Defense Drills

Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan will conduct joint command-and-staff air defense drills on October 5-16, the Kyrgyz Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The Chistoye Nebo (Clear Sky) 2012 exercise will be held in Kyrgyz, Tajik and Kazakh airspace and involve […]


New Russian ICBM Can Carry Bigger Warhead

New Russian ICBM Can Carry Bigger Warhead

Russia’s new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile will have a 5-ton warhead, which is four times that of its predecessors, a former military commander said on Friday. “The new ICBM will have a payload four times bigger than that of the […]


Nuclear-powered cruisers’ upgrade: when economy is pointless

Nuclear-powered cruisers’ upgrade: when economy is pointless

20125 billion roubles have been allocated for the modernization of the Admiral Nakhimov cruiser. What capabilities will the updated ship acquire and are these expenses going to be justified in response to the shortage of new generation fighting ships? Talks […]


 
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