Contents tagged with Russian weapons

  • German Media: Zirkon cruise missile is Russia’s most dangerous weapon

    The German press reached the conclusion that the Zirkon Russian missile system represents a real threat to different countries.

    The German magazine Stern writes that the main weapon of the Russian fleet is the hypersonic Zircon 3M22 cruise missile. It flies six times faster the speed of sound and has a range of about 600 kilometers.

    Experts also mentioned the modernization of the Russian cruisers Admiral Nakhimov and Pyotr Velikiy, which are planned to be equipped with modern S-500 air …

  • Russian army to acquire radar-invisible 'Drel' bombs in 2018

    In 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defense will adopt Drel (“drill”) 500 kg gliding bomb cartridges, Techmash CEO Vladimir Lepin told Interfax in an interview.

    “State tests of the new basic model of a gliding bomb cartridge with a 500 kg caliber, equipped with  self-targeting combat elements, began in 2016. The state tests are being carried out according to the client’s program (the Russian Defense Ministry), and after they are completed successfully in 2018, there are plans to adopt this item …

  • Russia presents Tajikistan with a shipment of heavy weapons

    The Ministry of Defense of Russia has shipped a batch of small arms, artillery, armored hardware, anti-aircraft weapons and also paramedical, land surveying and other equipment, for free, to its counterpart in the Republic of Tajikistan, t RBC news agency reported cutting the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    In particular, the Tajik Army received three T-72B1 tanks, nine BTR-80, BTR-70 armored personnel carriers, BMP-2 armored fighting vehicles, three D-30 howitzers, three 23M1 air-defense systems, …

  • Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine: Russian Grads involved in bombardment of Novoluhanske

    The Russian Armed Forces were involved in the bombardment of the Novoluhanske settlement in the Donetsk province, as stated by Andriy Lysenko, spokesperson for the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, on Facebook.

    According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the bombardment of Novoluhanske was carried out by the Grad multiple rocket launcher systems that were stationed in Horlivka. At least 40 projectiles were fired on the settlement.

    Lysenko reports that DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) …

  • Moscow: foreign customers lining up for Russian weapons after Syrian operation

    After an operation in Syria, foreign customers have been lining up to file orders for military products manufactured by the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC, the Russian Federation), company’s President Aleksey Rakhmanov stated during an interview on the Echo of Moscow radio station.

    “After the Syrian campaign we have a line of customers,” Rakhmanov said. “We’ve been able to demonstrate the efficiency of the weapon and people started to take it seriously,” the head of the military …

  • US general: Russia and China working on new weapons to challenge the US

    Russia and China are creating anti-satellite weapons to reduce the United States’ capabilities and to shift the balance of power in the world, said the Head of the US Strategic Command, General John E. Hyten, Interfax reports.

    "They have been building weapons, testing space weapons that can be controlled from Earth, electronic warfare weapons, laser weapons… and they make no secret of it," noted Hyten and added that in doing so, Moscow and Beijing defy the United States and its allies, …

  • Media: Russia halts development of 'nuclear train' due to the lack of funding

    The development of the Barguzin new generation railway strategic missile train (BZhRK) for Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops has been put on hold, as reported by journalists from the Rossiyskaya Gazeta – Russian Weaponry project, with reference to a source in Russia’s military and industrial complex.

    “The development work on the Barguzin has been done. The experiment with an ejection launch was carried out successfully,” the Rossiyskaya Gazeta notes. At the beginning of this year, President …

  • Kremlin: Syria is the best tactical display for demonstration of Russian weapons

    First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Frants Klintsevich, while commenting on a ban on the participation of Russian military equipment in a British international airshow, which will be held in 2018, stated that best demonstration site in the world today for Russian weapons is Syria, newspaper Izvestia reports.

    The Airshow’s public relations arm explained earlier that the ban on the demonstration of Russian military equipment at the Farnborough …

  • Russian Media: Russia continues to test new weapons in Syria

    The newest Russian Stupor electromagnetic gun was sent to Syria for testing in the field. The new equipment will be used by Syrian special forces units, who are fighting in advanced positions, reports Russian Federal News agency.

    In battles against ISIS militants, Russia has used a number of new weapons developed by the defense industry that had never been used before in combat conditions. In particular, the new weapons include multi-purpose Su-30SM and Su-35S fighter jets, and X-101 cruise …

  • Ukraine: Luhansk airport was destroyed by Tochka tactical missiles launched from Russian territory

    Luhansk airport was destroyed in 2014 as a result of shelling by Tochka tactical missiles launched from Russian territory, said Deputy Minister of Justice and Commissioner for European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Ivan Lishchyna in an interview with the newspaper Fakty.

    Lishchyna said that the Ministry of Justice continues to gather evidence of Russia's participation in the fighting in the Donbas as part of its ECHR case. In particular, they were able to establish proof of the shelling of …