Contents tagged with Russian exercises

  • Russia conducts major strategic nuclear forces exercises

    Russia recently held large-scale drills for its strategic nuclear forces, Interfax reports, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.

    During the exercises, the forces fired combat-training submarine-based ballistic missiles, air-based cruise missiles and guided missiles. The missiles were launched from the waters of the Barents and Okhotsky Seas, as well as from long-range aircraft, which took off from the Engels, Ukrainka and Shaykovka airports in the Amur and Kaluga provinces.

    A variety of …

  • Russia tests its supersonic missile system in the Arctic

    The Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet held military exercises in the Arctic to test launch the Oniks missile from the Bastion missiles system, reported Russian TV Channel Zvezda. According to the Russian media, the anti-ship missile was launched against a target sixty kilometers away.

    The Bastion missile launch ssytem is designed to defend the sea coast. It has a range of 600 kilometers and can strike ships despite active radio-electronic and firing counter efforts. One such system includes up to 3 …

  • Russia holds military exercises in Crimea

    The Russian military has held yet another round of military exercises in Crimea. Mi-8MPTR radio reconnaissance helicopters provided cover for S-400 Triumph anti-air missile systems and Pantsir-S missile launch systems during joint military exercises in Crimea, reported Vadim Astafyev, spokesman for Russia’s Southern Military District.

    “As part of joint tactical flight training of the aviation units and the anti-air defense divisions, pairs of Mi-8MPTR radio reconnaissance helicopters …

  • Russia to conduct large-scale military exercises in Crimea

    Russia plans to perform large military exercises in the annezed Crimea, stated the head of the Southern Military District’s press service of the Russian Federation, Vadim Astafyev.

    "More than 1,000 servicemen (4th Air Force and Air Defense Forces Army) will take part in the joint exercises. It will involve more than 50 long-range, operational-tactical, attack aircraft, including the A-50 long-range radar detection and control aircraft, supersonic the Tu-22M3 bomber, as well as about 10 Black …