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Russian army to receive another set of Iskander missile system

Russian army to receive another set of Iskander missile system

The Russian Armed Forces have received another set of the Iskander-M (NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone) tactical surface-to-surface missile system, the Machine-Building Design Bureau (KBM), the system’s manufacturer, told TASS on June 28. The official ceremony of transferring the Iskander-M tactical missile system to the army was held in the town of Znamensk in the […]

Georgian Defense Ministry abolished obligatory military service

Georgian Defense Ministry abolished obligatory military service

Obligatory military service is abolished by Georgian Defense Ministry. The relevant document was signed by Minister of Defense Tina Khidasheli on 27th of June. According to her if the future minister decides to reestablish the obligatory military service, he/she will have to abolish yesterday’s decision. Minister also stated during the meeting with media, that she […]

U.S. display of military power act of hegemony (South China Sea)

U.S. display of military power act of hegemony (South China Sea)

Zhong Sheng (People’s Daily Online) – Two American aircraft carriers conducted practice drills in the waters not far from the coast of the Philippines islands in recent days. John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations let it be known on June 20 during a meeting at the Center for a New American Security that it […]

Georgia to hold military exercises with US

Georgia to hold military exercises with US

In August 2016 Georgia will host the joint exercises Jackal Stone 2016 with the US Special Forces. Vestnik Kavkaza reports a delegation of the US European Command came to Georgia for the preparation. In Tbilisi they met with the Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces, Vakhtang Kapanadze, and the Deputy Defence Minister, […]

Russia tests new Buk-M3 air defense missile system

Russia tests new Buk-M3 air defense missile system

Russia’s air defense system manufacturer Almaz-Antey has conducted successful testing of the newest Buk-M3 air defense missile system, Tass reports. The tests took place at the Kapustin Yar range near Astrakhan, Southern Russia, the company reported on June 24. “In June 2016, experts of the JSC Concern Almaz-Antey test fired a missile from the Buk-M […]

Russia and China to produce heavy helicopter

Russia and China to produce heavy helicopter

Under the agreement between Russia and China, the Russian helicopters will provide technologies and also develop a technical proposal and separate systems of the new vehicle on a contract basis, Tass reports. The Russian and Chinese governments signed an agreement on June 25 to cooperate under a program to build an advanced civilian heavy helicopter. […]

Military exercise involving 50 aircraft begins in western Russia

Military exercise involving 50 aircraft begins in western Russia

The drills involve Sukhoi Su-34 bombers, Su-27 and MiG-29SMT fighters, about 300 motor vehicles on the ground and 1,500 troops, TASS reports. More than 50 warplanes and helicopters of the Western military district have begun to redeploy to tactical airfields under the just-started exercise, the district’s spokesman Igor Muginov told the media. “Tactical and army […]

Russia Tests Short-Range Anti-Missile System

Russia Tests Short-Range Anti-Missile System

Russian Air Force has tested a new short-range anti-ballistic missile system, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on June 21. The launch took place in Kazakhstan. “We successfully completed the task, hitting the target at the scheduled time,” said Aerospace Force Air Defense Chief Viktor Gumyonny. “At 7:00 a.m. [4:00GMT] Tuesday, June 21, anti-missile […]

Russia can sell weapons to Armenia, Aliyev says

Russia can sell weapons to Armenia, Aliyev says

The fact that Russia is selling weapons to Armenia doesn’t create any allergy in Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan said. He talked during the joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin June 7. He said that Azerbaijan and Russia have common relations in all fields such as security, trade, energy, and […]

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