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U.S. wants to begin defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea as early as possible: official

U.S. wants to begin defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea as early as possible: official

  Seoul: The United States wants to launch a new round of negotiations with South Korea about sharing the cost for the upkeep of American troops here as early as possible, a foreign ministry official said. Timothy Betts, the top U.S. negotiator for defense cost-sharing talks, on Tuesday proposed a specific date when he held […]

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Tampa, Florida: Asian countries are involved in a multinational maritime effort being developed by the U.S. Central Command to increase surveillance and security in major waterways in the Middle East. Operation Sentinel aims to ensure freedom of navigation in light of recent events in the Arabian Gulf region, the U.S. Central Command said in a […]

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

  Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced that it would host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security and stability” in the region. A spokesperson in the Saudi Ministry of Defense said that “King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved hosting US Armed Forces in the Kingdom to […]

Russia ready to discuss deliveries of air defense systems with Turkey

Russia ready to discuss deliveries of air defense systems with Turkey

Russia plans to discuss the issue of deliveries of air defense systems with Turkey, it is on the agenda of the Russian-Turkish military cooperation, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin said on November 7. “When it comes to large air defense system, they can be referred as anti-missile systems.” If […]

China still tops lists of Russian arms importers

China still tops lists of Russian arms importers

China continues to be one of the largest importers of Russian weapons, Sergei Kornev, the head of the delegation of the Russian state-run arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, at the Airshow China 2016 International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, informed TASS. “China has long been one of the major importers of Russian weapons,” he said. “At present, […]

Moscow and Baku are linked by mutual arms supply

Moscow and Baku are linked by mutual arms supply

The volume of Russian-Azerbaijani mutual supplies of military-industrial complex products over the past seven years has quadrupled, the director general of the production association ‘Sharq’ of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence Industry, Ilgar Nazarov, said at the ADEX-2016 exhibition. “The figure is growing rapidly for the last three or four years. In comparison with 2009, […]

China and Russia navies to hold navy drill in South China Sea

China and Russia navies to hold navy drill in South China Sea

China and Russia will stage an eight-day Navy drill in the South China Sea off southern China’s Guangdong Province starting Monday, a Chinese Navy spokesperson said on September 11. The drill, “Joint Sea-2016,” will feature Navy surface ships, submarines, fixed-wing aircraft, ship-borne helicopters marine corps and amphibious armored equipment from both navies, according to spokesperson […]

Russian anti-aircraft gunners hold firing drills in Russia, Tajikistan

Russian anti-aircraft gunners hold firing drills in Russia, Tajikistan

More than 3,000 anti-aircraft gunners of Russia’s Central Military District are involved in a field exercise of the air defense troops that takes place simultaneously at ranges in the Astrakhan, Orenburg and Chelyabinsk regions of Russia, as well as in Tajikistan, the district’s press service reported on July 27, TASS reports. “The drills involve more […]

Russian troops carry out electronic launches of Iskander-M missiles

Russian troops carry out electronic launches of Iskander-M missiles

Missile troops of the Eastern Military District from the Primorsky Territory, Russia’s Far East, have carried out the first electronic launches from the Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems in a tactical exercise at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan region, southern Russia, the Eastern Military District spokesman Colonel Alexander Gordeyev told TASS on July […]

Syria experience of Russia to strengthen armed forces, create new weapons

Syria experience of Russia to strengthen armed forces, create new weapons

The Russian military contingent’s experience gained in the struggle against terrorists in Syria will help strengthen Russia’s Armed Forces and develop new-generation weapons, Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu said on July 15, TASS reports. The Russian defense minister spoke at a military and scientific conference on the military and political results of using the […]

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