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Poland Eyes Missile Modernization Program

Poland Eyes Missile Modernization Program

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has submitted a defense bill to parliament designed to initiate the comprehensive modernization of the country’s missile defense system, the presidential staff said on Monday. This bill is key to ensuring stable funding for the modernization […]


Putin Demands New Plan for Defense Industry Overhaul

Putin Demands New Plan for Defense Industry Overhaul

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged the government to draft a new defense industry modernization program that includes increased private investment and improved social benefits for employees. “This program must be tailored so that enterprises are modernized in parallel […]


Bulava Tests Postponed Due to Software Glitches

Bulava Tests Postponed Due to Software Glitches

Software glitches in the automated launch control system on board the Borey class strategic submarines has caused a new delay in scheduled tests of the Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said. “There are technical problems involving […]


Su-30SM Multirole Fighter Performed Its Maiden Flight

Su-30SM Multirole Fighter Performed Its Maiden Flight

On September 21, at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant – branch of JSC Irkut Corporation (a part of United Aircraft Corporation) Su-30SM fighter, developed by JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau and designed for the Russian Ministry of Defence, performed its […]


Russia To Keep Kyrgyzstan Military Base, Forgive Debt

Russia To Keep Kyrgyzstan Military Base, Forgive Debt

President Vladimir Putin agreed on Sept. 20 to a deal with Kyrgyzstan that will allow Russia to keep a military base in the country until 2032 as Moscow and Washington jostle for influence in the region. The agreement — essentially […]


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 […]


 
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