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Russian Army to Form Helicopter Squadrons for Army Special Forces

Special helicopter squadrons will be activated in each of the military districts to infiltrate and exfiltrate commandos and provide close air support for them,...

Russian Army’s Need for MRAP-Type Vehicles Being Moot Point

Russia’s defense industry continues to maintain that a Russian version of the MRAP (Mine Resistance Ambush Protected) vehicle should be developed, but the Russian...

Russia’s MoD to Overhaul BMP-2 IFVs

Russia's Ministry of Defense (MoD) is partially overhauling its fleet of BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV), according to a source in the indigenous defense...

Russian Army Receives More Iskander-M Tactical Ballistic Missile System

Russia’s Army has received another set of the Iskander-M (NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone) tactical ballistic missile system, the press office of the Machine-Building...

Advanced Self-Propelled Russian Gun Gets Satellite-Navigated Shells

Russia's advanced self-propelled howitzer, the Koalitsiya-SV, is capable of firing high-precision shells, which are navigated using a GLONASS module, according to the Russian newspaper...

Russian Army rolls out strategic missile systems for drills

Ten Russian mobile strategic nuclear missile regiments have been deployed across the country for military exercises. The systems deployed include Topol (NATO reporting name: SS-25...

Russian Army to hold first mountain drills with Pakistan this year

The Russian Army's Commander-in-Chief Oleg Salyukov on Friday announced that Russian ground forces will hold its first ever military exercises with Pakistan in the...

Russian Army to Receive 16 Helicopters, 29 Combat Aircraft by Year End

Russia is currently carrying out a $325-billion rearmament program to modernize 70-percent of its military equipment by 2020. The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive 16...

Russian Army to Get More Than 200 New BMP-3 Armored Infantry Vehicles

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive by the end of 2017 more than 200 BMP-3 infantry combat vehicles, Executive Director of the vehicle’s manufacturer...

Production of New Russian Airborne AFVs to Start In June

Serial production of Russia's new airborne combat vehicles BMD-4M and Rakushka armored personnel carriers will be launched on June 1, Russian Airborne Forces Commander...