Contents tagged with Russian weapons

  • USA: Russia uses humanitarian convoys to bring military materials to Donbas

    Russia is only creating the appearance of assisting the local population in the territories of the Donbas; in truth, the “humanitarian convoys” simply mask the transportation of materials for military purposes, stated the Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the US Mission to the OSCE, Harry Kamian, in an address to the OSCE leadership.

    Kamian said that the OSCE Monitoring Mission recorded the arrival of the 75th Russian white-truck convoy into Ukrainian territory on May 24.

     “OSCE Monitors at the …

  • Russia responds to media reports about failures of missile tests

    Information regarding the failed tests of Russian nuclear cruise missiles, which was disseminated earlier by American media, may not reflect the real situation, as stated by the member of the expert council of the Military and Industrial Commission, Viktor Murakhovsky. According to him, the US could have taken the “missile drop tests,” during which the main engine stops working, for a malfunction.

    “They have no idea about the testing program or the testing phases,” Murakhovsky said. “Those …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: Russia delivers Grad missiles and ammunition to Donbas by rail

    The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported on Saturday, May 19 that Russia supplied ammunition to the Donbas, including artillery and rockets, by rail.

    “Comprehensive supply for the occupying troops from Russia on the occupied territory [of Ukraine] continues. Ammunition for units and formations of the so-called Army Corps 1 (Donetsk) and 2 (Luhansk) is being replenished, [and] stocks of ammunition are being created at warehouses," the report said. …

  • Russia will show 'Putin’s missile' at Victory Day parade

    During the Victory Day parade in Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry will showcase the latest hypersonic Kinzhal missile system, which Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about when speaking to the Federal Assembly.

    “Aside from the modern Su-57, Su-Z0SM and MiG-29SMT aircraft, the upgraded MiG-31K, equipped with the latest hypersonic Kinzhal missile system, will take part in the ceremonies during the holiday,” said Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergey …

  • Russia to replace Grad and Smerch MLRS with new generation systems

    Russia has stopped serial production of the Grad and Smerch Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), as they are to be replaced by a new generation of MLRS, as announced by Vladimir Lepin, CEO of Techmash (part of Rostec), Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.

    According to him, the Grad system first appeared in 1963. It has been an extremely successful project, which has been improved several times, and today “it would completely satisfy the requirements of the time”.

    “Not only the Grad, but also the …

  • Russian TV channel shows footage of new 'combat laser' mounted in a sewer pipe

    Russian state TV channel Russia 24 showed footage of a new type of Russian military lasers. Later, the Defense Blog portal pointed out that the system that was shown in the footage was equipped with a sewer pipe and chimney pipes.  

    It is unknown why such pipes were used in the construction of the laser. The Defense Blog suggests that this was done to protect the sensitive elements of the new system.

    The Russia 24 channel showed the lasers that allegedly passed state tests and were put into …

  • Kremlin: Russia has created cruise missile carrier groups in all strategic directions

    Russia has already established carrier groups for long-range air, sea, and land-based cruise missiles in all strategic directions, as announced by Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia and first Deputy Defense Minister, during a press conference at the Military Academy of the General Staff, writes RIA Novosti news agency.

    All these facilities, as the head of the department specified, are "capable of fulfilling containment tasks in strategically important …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense says Russia has additional new weapons that were not mentioned by Putin

    Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said on Russia-1 TV that the Russian Army has access to many latest weapons systems though they have not been revealed yet.

    "The Supreme Commander-in-Chief does not disclose everything that we have in our arsenal. It is necessary to correctly evaluate the performance of our Supreme Commander-in-Chief [Putin] and determine correctly the goal setting. The announcement and publication of these new weapons systems was not aimed at saber rattling or the …

  • Putin: Russia's military bases in Arctic established for good

    Russia will not threaten anyone with weapons from the Arctic but it will ensure its security based on its territorial strength, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin in the documentary titled “Putin” by Andrey Kondrashov.

    The Russian leader noted that Russians have not only returned to the Arctic but “have settled again and firmly.” The newest system for tracking launches of rockets has been set up on an air defense base established in the Arctic region. The airfield is being constructed on …

  • Shoygu: Russian military tested 210 different weapons in Syria

    The Russian military tested 210 different weapons in Syria, as stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu in Andrey Kondrashov's film "Putin", reported Russian news agency TASS.

    According the Shoygu, Syria provided Russia with a wealth of experience in the area of weaponry.

    “We looked at 210 different kinds of weapons. We tested them on the battlefield with the Syrians. We made notes and comments on those that we looked at, that's all, it’s normal. I'm sure that in the future they will …