Contents tagged with Astrakhan

  • Russia successfully tests S-500 missile system

    The radar system and multipurpose radar station that form part of the S-500 Prometheus aerial defense system have been tested and are ready for serial production, sources in the Russian Defense Ministry told Izvestia.

    The final stage of the radars’ testing was performed at the Aerospace Forces’ 185th Combat Training Center base in the Astrakhan province.

    Special attention was given to cooperation between the S-500 radar systems and the Pantsir-SM missile launcher systems, which are designed …

  • Russian ship with grain for Iran stranded near Astrakhan

    The Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Astrakhan region reported that the Stepano ship, which transported about 5 thousand tons of grain from Astrakhan to the Iranian port of Amirobad, stranded in the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Channel (VKMSK). 

    The incident occurred at 9:25 local time (8:25 Moscow time) in the Ikryaninsky district, between the towns of Ninovka and Fedorovka.

    According to the ministry, there are 14 crew members on board, and they were not injured. It is reported that …