Contents tagged with Missile Defense

  • Kremlin believes Russia’s new Iskander missiles will help to contain nuclear threats

    The capabilities of the Iskander-M ballistic missile system make it possible to repel even a nuclear threat, which is relevant in light the worsening situation around North Korea, RIA Novosti reported, citing the head of the Defense Committee of the Federation Council and former Commander of the VKS (Russian Space Forces) Viktor Bondarev.

    Earlier this week, the chief of the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site, Major General Oleg Kislov, announced the completion of tests for a new …

  • Russia conducts exercise to break through enemy’s air defense system with Topol ballistic missile

    The Strategic Missile Troops (RVSN) have conducted tests of the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), RIA Novosti New Agency reports quoting Russia’s Ministry of Defense.

    The launch of the missile, as specified by the Ministry, was made from the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan region. "The goal of the launch was to test advanced ballistic missile warheads," the Ministry explained. The missile with the experimental warhead "hit the hypothetical target with specified …

  • Pentagon doubts that Turkey would purchase S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The reports on Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems (ADMS) are false, according to General Joseph Dunford, the US Army Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a security conference in the city of Aspen. The video of the speech was posted on YouTube.

    According to Dunford, the US pays great attention to relations with Turkey. “I've been to Turkey about 12 times over the past year,” he said. The General stressed that relations with Turkey are “critical” for the US, …

  • Turkey signed a memorandum on delivery of missile defense systems with Eurosam concern

    Turkey has signed an agreement of cooperation with Franco-Italian concern Eurosam to develop its own anti-missile defense complexes. At the same time, negotiations with the Russian Federation on the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems still continue, Defense Minister Fikri Işık said.

    "Today, our defense industry department signed a memorandum with Eurosam on the development of a national missile defense system, to be done in cooperation with France and Italy," Hurriyet  newspaper …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: Ukraine preparing to repel massive air strikes

    For the first time, Ukraine has begun preparing anti-aircraft missile units to repel a series of massive enemy air strikes, stated Dmitry Karpenko, head of air defense missile forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the Defense Ministry.

    “The important thing in the current process of combat training is that we have begun to prepare anti-aircraft missile units to repel a series of massive air strikes, which has not been done since 1992,” Karpenko said.

    He …

  • Russia: Deployment of U.S. missile defense in Europe is a clear provocation

    The deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defense in Europe, including the modernization of the anti-ballistic missile defense system in Greenland, is a pure provocation; Russia will continue to develop anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense systems to maintain strategic balance and overall security, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti, commenting on the reports about the modernization of the U.S. missile defense system in northern Greenland.

    “What they are doing is a …

  • Russia will create a national missile defense system by 2025

    An echeloned national missile defense system will appear in Russia by 2025, said Sergey Boev, the Chief Designer of the missile attack warning system, in an interview with the Russian Parliamentary Newspaper.

    He added that the modernization of the A-135 (ABM-3) anti-ballistic missile defense system of Moscow and the Central Industrial District will be completed by 2020. According to him, the missile defense system is being created based on long-range anti-ballistic missile systems, anti- …

  • Pentagon confirms its intention to deploy anti-ballistic missile system in Poland

    The US has not renounced its intention to deploy an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defense system in the Polish Redzikowo locality, announced Gary Pennett, director of operations for the US Defense Ministry’s Missile Defense Agency, as reported by TASS on Wednesday, May 24.

    The American military is planning to deploy an Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System (Aegis BMD) in Poland. As Pennett told reporters in the briefing dedicated to the US Missile Defense Agency’s draft budget, the …

  • Seoul: U.S. does not require payment for missile defense system placed in South Korea

    South Korea only needs to provide the land for the deployment of the American THAAD missile defense system, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing sources in the South Korean military.

    U.S. National Security Advisor Herbert McMaster, in a telephone conversation with his South Korean counterpart, confirmed that Seoul will not incur expenses in connection with the deployment of THAAD.

    Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he wanted South Korea to pay one billion dollars for the THAAD …

  • Russian Military Command: U.S. missile defense can intercept all Russian ballistic missiles

    The radar of the US nuclear missile strike warning system covers all the trajectories of Russian ballistic missiles that would be launched in the direction of the United States.

    This was stated by Lt. General Viktor Poznihir, the First Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, according to Interfax.

    “The radio-location system of the US nuclear missile strike warning system covers all possible trajectories of Russian ballistic missiles launched in the …