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Social Ills of the Russian Military: Real Non-Commissioned Officers

Social Ills of the Russian Military: Real Non-Commissioned Officers

Recently the Russian military has instituted a new sergeants program. This program is intended to correct a Soviet era oddity. The Soviet military, when it reduced conscripted service to two years, essentially lost any real NCOs. Sergeants were appointed after […]


Russian submarine to join NATO exercise for first time

Russian submarine to join NATO exercise for first time

A Russian submarine will take part in the world’s biggest submarine rescue exercise with its former Cold War foe NATO next week, the Western military alliance said Friday. The Russian submarine, the first to participate in any NATO exercise, will […]


Russia delivers another batch of naval fighters to India

Russia delivers another batch of naval fighters to India

Russia’s MiG aircraft maker delivered a new batch of five MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based fighters to the Indian navy in May, the company said. “A flight training simulator and other technical equipment has also been delivered,” MiG said in a statement on […]


West to have 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020

West to have 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020

Russian military experts forecast that Western nations will have 80,000 cruise missile by 2020, a deputy commander of the Russian General Staff said on Saturday. “We expect Western countries to have at least 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020, including about […]


Russia, US sign Helicopter deal for Afghanistan

Russia, US sign Helicopter deal for Afghanistan

Russia has signed a contract with the US Army to deliver 21 MI-17 helicopters to Afghanistan, new agencies quoted the defence ministry’s arms oversight service as saying Friday. The contract includes new helicopters, along with “delivery of spare parts, on-ground […]


France, Russia to sign warship deal before Putin’s visit

France, Russia to sign warship deal before Putin’s visit

France and Russia should sign a contract on four Mistral class helicopter carriers for Russia before June 21, when Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is to visit France, President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday. “We have agreed everything with President Medvedev […]


US missile defense in Europe ‘real threat’ to Russia

US missile defense in Europe ‘real threat’ to Russia

U.S. plans for a missile defense system in Europe will pose a genuine threat to Russia’s nuclear deterrence capability if they are carried out in full, a General Staff official said on Friday. “The situation completely changes with the realization […]


Israeli spy sought details of Russian-Arab military deals

Israeli spy sought details of Russian-Arab military deals

The Israeli military attache expelled by Moscow for spying tried to obtain information about Russian military cooperation with Arab and CIS states, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday. Israeli Embassy official Vadim Leiderman was detained while meeting with […]


Medvedev warns of Cold War over missile defence

Medvedev warns of Cold War over missile defence

President Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday warned of a new Cold War era if Russia and the West failed to agree on missile defence, in the first major news conference of his presidency. Despite the startling warning to the United States and […]


 
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