Contents tagged with Russian army

  • Russia appoints combat generals to command its new army at the border with Ukraine

    The Russian Defense Ministry has selected the commanders of the Southern Military District’s 8th combined-arms army, which is stationed on the border with Ukraine. The leadership has been reinforced with combat generals.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a closed decree appointing the officers to command the 8th Army, and all the organization steps are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, after which the 8th army will begin carrying out its task in full.

    The officers in …

  • Russia creates an electronic warfare system that simulates a massive missile attack

    The Radio-Electronic Technologies concern, a part of Rostec Corporation, has created an electronic warfare system capable of simulating a group missile attack. This was announced by the counselor of the First Deputy Director General of the concern, Vladimir Mikheev.

    "There are so-called false aerodynamic targets. They are equipped with a special electronic warfare system, which can create the illusion of a group of aircraft or cruise missiles in flight and simulate a false attack. The systems …

  • Russia deployed newest Terminator helicopters to its Eastern Military District

    The first batch of Mi-8ATMSH Terminator attack helicopters was delivered to the District Army Aviation Unit in Vladivostok, as reported by Russia’s TASS news agency citing the District’s Press Service. This was the first of the year’s scheduled deliveries.

    “New helicopters were delivered to the District Army Aviation Unit in Zabaykalsky Krai. They were accepted by the Unit Technical Specialists at the manufacturing plant and pilots tested the helicopters during a flight to their permanent …

  • Russia will form a UAV battalion at its military base in Tajikistan

    A battalion of drones will be formed at the 201st Russian military base in Tajikistan before the end of the year, as stated by the Commander of the Central Military District, Colonel General Vladimir Zarudnitsky, Interfax reports.

    According to the Colonel General, the battalion will be equipped with Orlan and Eleron UAV systems. The creation of the unit will make it possible to use considerable forces of unmanned vehicles "in a single information system” and improve the effectiveness of …

  • Russia deploys a division of Uragan MLRS to its military base in Tajikistan

    Russia’s TASS news agency reports that the Russian 201st military base in Tajikistan has been reinforced by a division of Uragan (Hurricane) multiple launcher systems (MLRS), as reported by the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel General Vladimir Zarudnitsky.

    "The combat capabilities of the 201 military base have been reinforced by a high-capacity division equipped with Uragan MLRS," said the commander.

    He clarified that the size of the compound remained within the framework …

  • Kremlin: Russian Army will be equipped with new ‘intelligent weapons’ by 2025

    By 2025, Russia will complete the work on building intelligent weapons, developing new robots and drones. By that time, the space group should be also upgraded, as stated by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on “Saturday News" program of “Russia 1" television channel.

    According to him, these plans are part of the state armament program. Rogozin called it “innovative” and explained that the program includes new approaches.

    "First of all, it is the creation of intelligent weapons, …

  • Russia to form new amphibious assault battalion in the annexed Crimea

    According to the Head of the Russian State Duma's defense committee, Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov, a separate amphibious-assault battalion will be formed in the Crimea by December 1st, 2017 within the 7th Guards Mountain Airborne Division. It will be stationed near the city of Feodosia. The formation of the battalion has already begun, as reported by Russia’s TASS news agency.

    "By the decision of the Collegium of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea, …

  • Putin: Russia’s new rearmament program will significantly increase the potential of the Russian Army

    Russia’s armament program, expected to run till 2025, will be a crucial instrument in the implementation of the country's military and technical policy, as stated by the Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the Ministry of Defense and Russian military enterprises in Sochi.

    “The new program aims to ensure the balanced development of weapons systems for all the types of troops in the Russian Armed Forces and a gradual rearmament of all military units. This will significantly …

  • Putin: Moscow has started rearmament of Russian Army to strengthen Russia’s western borders and Arctic territories

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Stated that Moscow has begun a process of the rearmament of the Russian Armed Forces to strengthen its presence in the Arctic Territories and the western borders, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

    Putin noted that Russian operation in Syria has served as an impetus for this rearmament.

    “Combat Experience gained during the operation in the Syrian Arabic Republic and a need to strengthen the Arctic territories and the western and southwestern borders prompted a …

  • Ukrainian State Border Guard Service: Russia is preparing an offensive from the annexed Crimea

    The officials from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine believe that the Russian Federation is preparing an offensive from the annexed Crimea while continuing to building up its military presence  in the peninsula.

    "The residents of the Crimea are disturbed by the dramatic build-up of Russia's military presence in the annexed territory. According to experts, the nature of the weaponry on the peninsula suggests that Russia is not preparing for a defense but for a further offensive," a …