Contents tagged with Russian army

  • Russian military exercises in Far East end in disaster

    The exercises of the Russian Defense Ministry, which are taking place on the border of the Jewish Autonomous Region and Khabarovsk Region in Russia’s Far East ended in tragedy.

    In the Smidovich district, during the maneuvers of the railway troops, the bridge collapsed under a heavy load, TASS reported citing a source in the emergency services.

    The press service of the Eastern Military District reported that two soldiers were injured in the incident.

    TASS reports, citing its source, that 18 …

  • Putin bans Russian military from disclosing their affiliation with Russian Army

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree prohibiting the Russian military from disclosing their affiliation with the Russian army on the Internet or social media.

    The dissemination of such information will henceforth be considered a gross misconduct, TASS reports, citing the presidential decree published on the website of legal information.

    According to the document amending the Disciplinary Charter of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation of 2007, military personnel will …

  • Putin: No one should think of going to war with Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is not going to fight with anyone.

    "We are not going to fight with anyone, but we are creating such a situation in the defense, so that no one would think to fight with us," he said in an interview with TASS for the project "20 questions to Vladimir Putin".

    Putin reminded that Russia is the seventh largest in the world in terms of military spending. The United States, China, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain, France and Japan are ahead in this …

  • Russia upgrades early warning missile strike satellite group

    The Russian Armed Forces have replaced the broken “Oko-1” missile strike early warning group of satellites with satellites from the “Kupol” system, according to a press briefing given by Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov to foreign military attachés on Wednesday.

    The TASS news agency reports that, in his presentation, Gerasimov showed slides of the structure of Russia’s missile early warning system. A satellite was shown with the inscription “KA EKS Kupol” (Space Apparatus of the …

  • Russia plans to protect Arctic with air defense dome

    Commander in chief of the Russian Northern Fleet, vice-admiral Aleksandr Moiseyev, said in an interview with the newspaper of the Russian Defense Ministry Krasnaya Zvezda, that in the coming years anti-aircraft dome will be created over the Russian part of the Arctic. The project will be implemented after all military divisions in the region will receive the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

    "The Arctic will be protected from any means of enemy's air attack, including aircraft, cruise or …

  • Two Russian soldiers to be fined nearly $500k for ‘runaway’ missile

    The Russian soldiers Nikolay Zverev and Alexey Chebanov will have to pay the state treasury 31 million rubles (nearly $500,000), according to a ruling by the Crimean Garrison Military Court, which partially upheld a lawsuit by the Russian Defense Ministry. The court ruled that the defendants’ actions caused damage to the state, and found them guilty of breaking the rules for handling weaponry that poses a heightened risk to the surroundings (§1 Art. 349 Russian Criminal Code). Chebanov will …

  • Russia to change its military doctrine

    Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev said that Russia's national military doctrine might change after the concept of Russian Armed Forces construction and development is prepared, reports RIA Novosti.

    "Considering the work [on the preparation of the concept of construction and development of the Armed Forces by the defense agencies], the Security Council of Russia will analyze and make proposals to the President [Putin] to make corrections in the military doctrine of …

  • Russia plans to create groups of combat robots by 2025

    The Russian Armed Forces may receive groups of multifunctional combat robots by 2025, reports RIA Novosti, citing a source in the defense industry. Each group will be controlled by only one operator.

    The Russian Scientific and Technology Association, Android Technology, created an experimental platform named “Marker” for controlling five unmanned machines, capable of solving various combat tasks, simultaneously. The Marker platform was presented in October 2019 at the Magnitogorsk test range …

  • Russia to put Avangard hypersonic missiles into active service

    The first UR-100N UTTKh intercontinental missiles with an Avangard nuclear glide vehicle will be put into active service in the next few weeks, TASS reports ,citing a source in Russia’s defense industry.

    “At the end of November or start of December, two UR-100N UTTKh missiles equipped with hypersonic glide vehicles from the first generation of Avangard systems will enter into trial combat duty in the Dombarovsky division of the Strategic Missile Forces,” the news agency cites the source as …

  • Russia to test newest intercontinental ballistic missile

    Tests of the latest RS-28 Sarmat Intercontinental ballistic missile will begin in early 2020, reports Vedomosti news outlet, citing a source close to the Russian Defense Ministry and a manager of the enterprise in the defense industry.

    According to them, at the first round of testing, the rocket will be launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome to the Kura Missile Test Range in Northern Kamchatka Krai. If the initial tests are successful, at the round of tests, the missile system will be tested in …