Contents tagged with Shoygu

  • Israeli media: Russian and US submarines clash in Alaska

    Russia and the US are holding urgent consultations due to an encounter between their submarines, according to a report by the Israeli military news portal DEBKAfile.

    Citing anonymous military sources, the site reports that the incident took place in American territorial waters near Alaska, when a US submarine intercepted a Russian nuclear submarine.

    The Russian submarine that was escorting the strategic submarine reportedly responded with a Balkan 2000 torpedo, which breached the American …

  • Russian Defense Ministry to shoot 'truthful film' on annexation of Crimea

    Russia’s Defense Ministry plans to create its own film studio in the “Patriot” park near Moscow, where it will shoot a “truthful film”, Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu told the Russian TV channel Zvezda in an interview.

    “We want there to be a good, truthful film, and that is why we have begun and, I think, will soon make that very film studio, film center, where we will shoot the film. Incidentally, it will be here, in the Patriot park, and in various areas in Moscow,” the minister said.

    Among …

  • Belarus plans to buy Russian Su-30SM fighter jets

    Belarussian Minister of Defense Andrei Ravkov said that Belarus plans to purchase several Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia, reports Interfax.

    "The contract is concluded, and it is confirmed. I know that these four aircraft are manufactured now, and are almost ready, so if President Lukashenko makes a decision, they will be purchased in the prescribed manner," he said.

    The Minister noted that there are no specific delivery dates. "The contract was made on suspensive terms, linked to the …

  • Russia pledges aid to yet another African country

    Russia is continuing its attempts at geopolitical expansion in Africa amid an impasse in its relations with the West and unclear prospects of cooperation with China. The list of African countries receiving Russian arms shipments now includes Mali.

    At the Army 2019 open forum in Kubinka on Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and his Malian colleague General Ibrahim Dahirou Dembele signed an intergovernmental agreement on military and technological cooperation.

    The document, which …

  • Russian Flotilla in Caspian Sea placed on alert

    35 ships, including missile and artillery vessels, and more than 1,500 military personnel have been alerted for a surprise combat readiness inspection, the Russian Defense Ministry announced.

    According to the military department, the drill will have two phases. During the first phase, the crews of Caspian Flotilla ships urgently prepared for combat and movement, and marine infantry divisions marched to staging areas.

    “During the second phase, the flotilla’s ship forces will practice firing …

  • Syrian general infuriates Russia

    The Syrian brigadier general Suheil al-Hassan, known for his loyalty to Russia, has been displeasing Moscow of late, writes the Mada Post, citing the Syrian opposition news site Zaman Al-Wasl.

    According to the article, the elite Tiger Forces under al-Hassan’s control have failed to make any significant progress in Syria’s Hama province, despite considerable support from Russian aircraft. The offensive operations carried out by the Tiger Forces were reportedly extremely expensive due to the …

  • Russian Defense Minister Shoygu urges Russian military to fight in a new way

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that at the moment it is necessary to fight in a new way, focusing on the fact that the conflicts are short, and the experts have yet to develop a theory of modern warfare, reports TASS news agency.

    "Today, our main task is to develop a theory of warfare in the medium term," said Shoygu At the opening of the scientific-practical conference.

    According to him, wars today require new approaches because modern conflicts are "a set of classical and …

  • Shoygu promises Russian army completely new laser energy weapon

    The Russian army will soon receive a completely new kind of weapon which utilizes laser and hypersonic technology, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, as cited by TASS.

    “In the near future, the army and the fleet will receive a completely new, unprecedented type of weapon, based on hypersonic and laser energy technology,” the minister said during a scientific conference attended by Russia’s military leaders.

    He claimed that the first prototypes of the new weapon have already been …

  • Russia conducts nuclear submarine drills in Arctic

    Three Russian nuclear submarines investigated the possibility of using weapons under the ice in the Arctic, announced Vadim Serga, spokesperson for Russia’s North Fleet.

    “The North Fleet’s nuclear submarine crews rehearsed preparing to operate under the Arctic’s icy conditions. The nuclear missile cruisers ‘Tula’, ‘Novomoskovsk’, and ‘Severodvinsk’ were given objectives to complete under the ice,” Interfax cites the spokesperson as saying.

    Serga added that the submarines had practiced …

  • Russian Defense Minister: Russian Army to launch new Meridian-M satellites

    In six years, the Russian Armed Forces have received more than 115,000 pieces of modern communication equipment, which now accounts for 68%, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu at a board meeting.

    He added that modern digital telecommunications equipment has been installed in more than 1,400 of the department’s facilities, ensuring “the full range of modern communications services, including protected high-resolution video conferencing on all management levels – from the General Staff …