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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 […]

Russian Eastern Military District air defense drills involve 3,000 troops

Russian Eastern Military District air defense drills involve 3,000 troops

A large-scale field exercise of the air defense units of Russia’s Eastern Military District has started in the Khabarovsk, Primorsky, Trans-Baikal, Kamchatka Territories, in the Republic of Buryatia, in the Amur, Sakhalin and Jewish Autonomous regions on July 13. The drills involve more than 3,000 troops and 500 units of equipment, the district spokesman Colonel […]

Russian destroyer, Indian Navy destroyer to take part in Indra Navy 2016 drills

Russian destroyer, Indian Navy destroyer to take part in Indra Navy 2016 drills

A large anti-submarine ship, a destroyer, an anti-submarine helicopter, a tanker and a tugboat will represent Russia at the joint Russian-Indian naval exercise Indra Navy 2016, spokesman for the Eastern Military District, Colonel Alexander Gordeyev told, TASS reported on July 6. “The exercise will involve from the Russian side: a large anti-submarine ship of Project 1155, […]

China and Russia to commence security drills

China and Russia to commence security drills

Joint Russian-Chinese anti-terrorist exercises involving the National Guard of Russia (Rosgvardiya) and the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (PAP) kicked off in the Moscow Region on July 3, Sputnik reports. The large-scale special tactical exercise is being held on July 3-14 July in Moscow and Smolensk regions of Russia. The PAP Snow Leopard and Falcon […]

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 […]

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