Contents tagged with Russian army

  • 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 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 …

  • Russia puts its air defense systems into a state of high readiness following North Korea’s missile launch

    The air-defense systems in the Far East region of Russia have been placed into a state of  high readiness  following North Korea’s missile launch. While Russia understands that it is not the target of the launch, it must protect itself from possible incidents, stated the Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Russian Federation Council, Victor Ozerov, RIA Novosti news agency reports.

    On Sunday, North Korea fired a missile from its launch site near its border with China, in the …

  • Media: Russia to start mass production of its newest Sarmat missiles

    Krasmash, the main manufacturer of Intercontinental Ballistic sea-based Sarmat missiles, is ready to start mass production of these missiles, reports Russia’s Zvezda (Star) TV channel.  

    It is expected that the Russian military will start receiving the missiles in 2018.

    “Currently, RS-20B Voyevoda is considered the most powerful ICMB (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile). The new Sarmat missile will be much lighter than Voyevoda and will have a better fuel efficiency. The target range of the …

  • Putin signs decree on military conscription

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to draft 142,000 people into the military. The document was published on the official portal of legal information.

    Russian citizens between 18 and 27 years old who are “not in the reserves and not subject to military service in accordance with federal law” are subject to the decree, titled “Military Duty and Military Conscription,” the document says. The decree goes into effect on March 30th. The government, regional authorities, and …