Contents tagged with Air Defense

  • Russia will complete the installation of missile systems throughout the country in 2017

    In 2017, Russia will complete the installation of missile systems that will "protect the entire perimeter of Russia, both from the sea and from the air," claimed Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu, on March 20th, according to Russian media reports, while Shoigu was commenting on the results of the Russian-Japanese discussions in Tokyo.

    “We will complete the full security of the entire perimeter of the Russian Federation, both from the sea and from the air this year. Leaving …

  • Israeli Defense Minister: Syria’s Air Defense system will be destroyed if used against Israeli Air Force

    Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday that Syria’s air defense systems will be destroyed if they fire on Israeli planes.

    “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said while speaking to new military recruits at a military base in the central part of the country, as reported by the Israeli radio station Reshet Bet.

    According to a press release by the Israeli Defense Forces, …

  • The Pentagon: Russian Air Defense in Syria complicates US military operations

    New air defense systems deployed by Russia in Syria may alter the course of US military operations in the region as stated by commander of the Central Command Joseph Votel at a hearing before the US Senate.

    “Over the past few months, Russia has deployed new surface-to-air defense systems, they are ready for use, and this affects our freedom to maneuver in the area,” he noted.

    He stated that the United States needs to explore ways to decrease the possibility of an incident with the Russian …

  • Russian Air Force received five radar stations to detect stealth aircraft

    As reported by the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service, in the past year, the Russian Aerospace Forces received five Nebo-M radar stations, which have already been put in combat duty. Currently, 10 such stations are in use. Additionally, in 2016 the army received Podlet-K1. Overall, there are more than 30 new Podlet-K1 stations and all-altitude detectors on duty that provide air defense in the capital. The unique system which does not have a western counterpart can detect more than 200 …

  • Lithuania asks the US for help in strengthening its air defenses

    Lithuania asks the US for help in strengthening the capacities of air defense in the region. This was stated by the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania, Juozas Olekas, Delfi reported.

    “We have strengthened the ground forces of the military with the battalion group. Now we are talking about simultaneously strengthening the air defense,” Olekas said on Friday at a meeting with the United States Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), Deborah Lee James.

    According to the …

  • Russia says Su-27's barrel roll over US aircraft was not dangerous

    Military commanders in Moscow insist on compliance of the Russian fighter jet with international rules in the case of the incident with a US spy plane over the Baltic Sea.

    Russian fighter jet Su-27 did not commit a dangerous rapprochement with the US Air Force aircraft in the skies over the Baltic Sea. The official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Konashenkov, made such a statement on Sunday, April 17. According to him, "the entire flight …

  • Russia to bolster defense in Armenia

    Last week, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Armenian counterpart Seyran Ohanyan signed an agreement on the creation of a Joint Regional Air Defense System in the Caucasian Collective Security Region.

    “During the talks, we discussed a broad range of issues of cooperation in the military and military-technical spheres. The plans of bilateral cooperation of the defense ministries were signed for the next year,” Shoigu stated.

    Armenia is home to two Russian military bases and 4,000-5 …