Contents tagged with Russian army

  • 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 …

  • Media: Russian military officers not allowed to resign

    Russia’s military leadership uses various pretexts to deny soldiers the right to resign, forcing them to remain in service, reported Novaya Gazeta on Monday, October 28.

    The Russian newspaper spoke to several lieutenants who are currently being forced to continue their service. One of them was Viktor Dey, a graduate of the Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Troops. After completing his studies, the lieutenant was dispatched to the Yuryansky division in Russia’s Kirov …

  • Russia commissions new military icebreaker

    On Friday, October 25, the Russian Navy launched “Ivan Papanin”, the chief project 23550 ice-breaker class patrol vessel, into the water in St. Petersburg.

    The ship was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau and can function as a tug, ice-breaker and patrol vessel, TASS reports.

    Ivan Papanin was designed to protect and monitor marine resources in difficult ice conditions, to escort, to tug captured ships to port, and to accompany and support supply vessels.

    The vessel can also …

  • Russia’s Bulava ballistic missile ‘critically’ not ready for combat

    The firing of Russia’s R-30 “Bulava 30” submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) does not include the possibility of breaking through the ice, writes military expert Maxim Klimov in an article for LiveJournal.

    According to him, the R-30 Bulava 30 can only be fired from a Borei-class nuclear submarine through “a large, clean opening in the ice”. Searching for such an opening could take an extremely long time, which is incompatible with the high missile readiness required of the naval …

  • Putin brags of ‘superior’ Russian hypersonic weapons

    Russia has been developing missile systems that fly in a flat trajectory at hypersonic speeds, and has also created other technologies that are unparalleled in the rest of the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin told RT, Al Arabiya and Sky News Arabia in an interview ahead of a visit to Saudi Arabia. A transcript of the interview was published on the official website of the Russian President.

    “These are missile systems that fly in a straight trajectory at a hypersonic speed. No one has …

  • Kremlin conducts inspection of tanks, troops and S-400 missile systems in western Russia

    A comprehensive final inspection of troops for the summer training period has begun in Russia’s Western Military District (WMD). Several armies and the Baltic Fleet will participate in the inspection, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on its website.

    The inspection, led by WMD Commander Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev, will affect 26 regions where military divisions are stationed within the district.

    The ministry states that during the inspection in the Leningrad province, the …

  • Kremlin to sacrifice economy for the sake of larger military budget

    The Russian Finance Ministry has published a draft federal budget for 2020-2022 in which it has further increased financing for the security forces and reduced the budget for the economy, education and regional assistance.

    According to the document and its appendices, which have been uploaded onto the official legal information portal, the Russian government plans to spend $302 billion out of its expected $315 billion in revenue.

    Overall, the government will spend $5.65 billion (1.9%) more …