Contents tagged with Missile Defense

  • Seoul: U.S. does not require payment for missile defense system placed in South Korea

    South Korea only needs to provide the land for the deployment of the American THAAD missile defense system, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing sources in the South Korean military.

    U.S. National Security Advisor Herbert McMaster, in a telephone conversation with his South Korean counterpart, confirmed that Seoul will not incur expenses in connection with the deployment of THAAD.

    Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he wanted South Korea to pay one billion dollars for the THAAD …

  • Russian Military Command: U.S. missile defense can intercept all Russian ballistic missiles

    The radar of the US nuclear missile strike warning system covers all the trajectories of Russian ballistic missiles that would be launched in the direction of the United States.

    This was stated by Lt. General Viktor Poznihir, the First Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, according to Interfax.

    “The radio-location system of the US nuclear missile strike warning system covers all possible trajectories of Russian ballistic missiles launched in the …

  • Russia created nuclear missile defense shield

    Russia has created a continuous radar field along the perimeter of the country to defend against nuclear attack, as stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, Interfax reports.

    According to Shoygu, in 2016 three new Voronezh radar stations in Omsk, Barnaul and Yeniseysk were successfully tested. Three existing stations in Baranovichi, Murmansk and Pechora were also reworked.

    "All this has allowed us, for the first time in the history of new Russia, to establish a continuous radar field …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry called Romania a threat after US deployed missile shield to the country

    Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, director of the Fourth European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, stated that Moscow considers Romania a country which poses a threat to the safety of Russia, after the appearance of elements of a US anti-missile shield on its territory.

    “Romania’s stance and the stance of its leadership, who have turned the country into an outpost, is a clear threat to us. The Romanian side has been told this, even publicly,” Botsan-Kharchenko noted.

    According to him, …

  • NATO denies that negotiations with Kyiv are postponed

    NATO denies that the planned negotiations with Kyiv have been postponed, as announced on Radio Liberty, on February 2nd, by a spokesman of the alliance who wished to remain anonymous.

    "There is no meeting with any country that was canceled. We will continue to exchange information, to consult and cooperate with our neighbors and partners as the need arises, on a gradual and phased approach. NATO recognizes and respects the interests of other countries regarding the NATO missile defense systems. …

  • Russian silo coastal missile system has been restored in the Crimea

    The Utyos underground coastal missile system has been restored in the Crimea, a source familiar with the situation told Russia's Interfax news agency on Friday.

    "It is expected that the regenerated system will carry out several missile launches in order to prove its viability. In the future, Bastion silo-based missile systems are planned to be deployed there as well," the source said.

    Earlier, the source reported that the Bastion system, the first coastal silo-based missile system, can be …

  • Russia will not extend nuclear treaty if NATO missile defense system is present in Europe

    The Federation Council of Russia stated that the extension of the New START treaty (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) has been frozen. Russia will not agree to extend the treaty, if the text does not take into consideration its concerns about the deployment of NATO missile defense systems in Europe, the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Ozerov, told RIA Novosti.

    According to him the deployment of missile defense systems in the 3rd and 4th position …

  • Yerevan supports placing Russian air defense system in Armenia

    The Armenian Parliament has ratified the government’s decision to combine its air defense system with that of Russia. The governmental proposal was adopted by the Armenian Parliament on the 30th of June despite protests from the opposition. 102 People’s Deputies voted in favor of this proposal while 8 voted against it.

    Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are all members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Moscow strengthened its military …

  • Russia and China carry out first joint exercises on missile defense

    Russian and Chinese servicemen carried out their first computer-assisted, staff-command, missile defense exercises named Aero-Space Security 2016, reported with reference to the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    “The main purpose of staff-command exercises is the training of joint actions of operationally formed groups of Russian and Chinese air defense and missile defense against random and provocative strikes of ballistic and cruise missiles,” the statement …