Contents tagged with Shoygu

  • Shoygu promises Russian army completely new laser energy weapon

    The Russian army will soon receive a completely new kind of weapon which utilizes laser and hypersonic technology, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, as cited by TASS.

    “In the near future, the army and the fleet will receive a completely new, unprecedented type of weapon, based on hypersonic and laser energy technology,” the minister said during a scientific conference attended by Russia’s military leaders.

    He claimed that the first prototypes of the new weapon have already been …

  • Russia conducts nuclear submarine drills in Arctic

    Three Russian nuclear submarines investigated the possibility of using weapons under the ice in the Arctic, announced Vadim Serga, spokesperson for Russia’s North Fleet.

    “The North Fleet’s nuclear submarine crews rehearsed preparing to operate under the Arctic’s icy conditions. The nuclear missile cruisers ‘Tula’, ‘Novomoskovsk’, and ‘Severodvinsk’ were given objectives to complete under the ice,” Interfax cites the spokesperson as saying.

    Serga added that the submarines had practiced …

  • Russian Defense Minister: Russian Army to launch new Meridian-M satellites

    In six years, the Russian Armed Forces have received more than 115,000 pieces of modern communication equipment, which now accounts for 68%, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu at a board meeting.

    He added that modern digital telecommunications equipment has been installed in more than 1,400 of the department’s facilities, ensuring “the full range of modern communications services, including protected high-resolution video conferencing on all management levels – from the General Staff …

  • Russian Missile Forces receive first Avangard missile systems

    The commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, Sergei Karakayev said that Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) started receiving Avangard missile systems, which will be on combat duty by the end of the year, reports RIA Novosti.

    "The commissioning of stationary and mobile Yars and Avangard missile systems of the fifth generation continues as well as their setting for the combat duty," said Karakayev.

    According to the commander, the Missile Division in the Orenburg region has …

  • Putin points out shortcomings of Russian aviation in Syria

    Russian aviation used during combat in Syria has a number of shortcomings when it comes to the technical condition of the airplanes and helicopters, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a military meeting in Sochi as reported by RBK.

    “The same can be said about the direct fire weapons,” Putin added. He drew attention to the fact that “this would have been impossible to detect at a test site.”

    “Industrial enterprises are working routinely to eliminate the problems that have appeared. …

  • Russia's Defense Minister threatens NATO with asymmetric response

    Russia will respond asymmetrically to an increase in NATO military activity near our borders, said Russin Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu at the VIII International Security Conference which began on Wednesday, April 24, in Moscow. The Head of the Russian Ministry of Defense expressed particular concern over the constantly increasing tensions in the Baltic and Black Seas. Together with an expert, “MK” tried to understand what the Minister of Defense meant by an asymmetric response to the West. …

  • Russian Defense Minister explains need for reinforcement of Tajikistan military base

    The need to reinforce the Russian base in Tajikistan is due to its proximity to the Afghanistan border and the terrorist threat originating there, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu told an RBC correspondent.

    “On the Afghanistan border, from the side of the border where terrorists migrate from various regions of the world, in this case primarily from Syria. And in since the operation there has virtually finished, they [the terrorists] are moving to two places: Libya and Afghanistan. And of …

  • Russian Defense Minister volunteers soldier labor to build railway line to China

    Desperate to find contractors for its major construction projects, the Russian government has even turned to the army.

    At the sidelines of the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, Sholban Kara-ool, Chairman of the Tuva Republic (a Federal subject of Russia), told the Russian news agency RBC that the Kyzyl – Kuragino – China railway line will be built by soldiers.

    For Tuva, the poorest region of Russia, where the GDP per capita is only half the national average, the railway line will become the first …

  • Russian Defense Minister visits Syria to deliver Putin’s message to al-Assad

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that on Tuesday, March 19, Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, paid an official visit to Syria, reports TASS.

    According to his representatives, the head of the Russian military department held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus where he gave him a message from Putin. The ministry did not disclose the content of the message, only noting that during the negotiations Shoygu and al-Assad discussed "issues of combating international …

  • Kremlin: Russia increased its military presence in annexed Crimea

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu stated at a meeting of the State’s Duma Committee on Defense that Russia strengthened its military presence in annexed Crimea to provide security for the peninsula, TASS reports.

    “Our military position has been strengthened in the Crimea. We maintain the territorial security of the peninsula and the interests of Russia in the Black Sea,” said Shoygu. He recalled that the Operational Command was also created in the far maritime zone. It controls ships that …