Contents tagged with Russian army

  • Media: Russia to start mass production of its newest Sarmat missiles

    Krasmash, the main manufacturer of Intercontinental Ballistic sea-based Sarmat missiles, is ready to start mass production of these missiles, reports Russia’s Zvezda (Star) TV channel.  

    It is expected that the Russian military will start receiving the missiles in 2018.

    “Currently, RS-20B Voyevoda is considered the most powerful ICMB (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile). The new Sarmat missile will be much lighter than Voyevoda and will have a better fuel efficiency. The target range of the …

  • Putin signs decree on military conscription

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to draft 142,000 people into the military. The document was published on the official portal of legal information.

    Russian citizens between 18 and 27 years old who are “not in the reserves and not subject to military service in accordance with federal law” are subject to the decree, titled “Military Duty and Military Conscription,” the document says. The decree goes into effect on March 30th. The government, regional authorities, and …

  • Russia will add newest S-500 missile systems to its air defense shield

    According to Russia’s Interfax news agency, the newest S-500 surface-to-air missile system will become a part of the Russian national air defense shield. This was stated by the Commander of the anti-missile contingent of the first Air Defense Army, Major-General Andrey Cheburin.

    “The work on the creation of the twenty first century unified national air-defense system is underway. This system will be reinforced with the long-range surface-to-air S-500 systems and mobile radar stations, “ …

  • Russian missile troops will sharply increase number of exercises

    The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Strategic Missile Troops of the Russian Federation will launch more than 10 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2017. In general, the Strategic Missile Troops of the Russian Federation will conduct more than 150 command-staff, tactical and special exercises, including exercises that involve interspecific interactive means and forces.

    Moreover, The Russian Ministry of Defense noted that “the number of combat training in the coming year, …

  • Almaz-Antey started supplying new Buk-M3 missiles to Russian troops

    The Director General of the Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design, Yuriy Beliy, stated in an interview with Interfax that the new, improved Buk-M3 missile system drastically surpasses all existing mobile medium-range missile systems in main tactical and technical characteristics. The Joint Stock Company Concern Almaz-Antey is engaged in supplying this missile system to Russian troops.

    “Firstly, the transportable package of missiles was significantly increased, evidently …

  • Putin: The Russian Army does not threaten anyone

    Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his surprise regarding the reaction of some of Russia’s western partners to the military exercises of the Russian Army.

    “Our Army does not threaten anyone. I would like to stress it again, so that everyone hears, and not only those present in this conference hall,” he stated on Saturday while talking with the workers of the Russian Avtodiesel plant, which is situated in the city of Yaroslavl and is a part of Russian GAZ company.

    “But it [the Army] …

  • Media: Russia cut defense expenditures by $1.5 billion

    According to Vedomosti newspaper, the Russian National Defense expenditures were reduced by a total of 100 billion rubles ($1.5 billion) in 2015. The expenditures did not reach their maximum allocation and are expected to continue to decrease.

    The Russian State Duma Defense Committee stated in their conclusions regarding the bill on the budget implementation for 2015 that originally, defense expenditures were approved in the budget spending report in the amount of 3.187 trillion rubles ($47 …

  • Russian officer surrenders to Ukrainian forces in the Donbas

    According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, a Russian officer has surrendered himself to the Ukrainian forces stationed at the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

    He provided information confirming the presence of the Russian military in the Donbas.

    The Ukrainian intelligence stated that recently there have been an increased number of such cases .

    “On September 9, a serviceman of the reconnaissance unit of Russian forces, a citizen of the Russian …

  • Russian Defense Minister announces plan to create three new divisions to counteract NATO build up

    Russia is planning to create three new army divisions to counteract the buildup of NATO forces.

    The Russian RIA Novosti agency reported that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu made this announcement on Wednesday.

    Two new divisions will be created in the Western army district and one in the Southern.

    "The Ministry of Defense is taking a series of steps to counteract the buildup of the NATO forces in the immediate proximity of Russian borders. By the end of the year two new divisions will …

  • New Russian weapons used by Syrian army

    As reported by Reuters on Thursday, the Syrian military has started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia.

    The weapons are described by a source in the Syrian army as "highly accurate and effective, and hit targets precisely."

    The source declined to give further details about the weapons.

    Earlier U.S. officials said the United States had identified a small number of Russian helicopters at a Syrian airfield, although it was not clear when the Russian helicopters had …