Contents tagged with Weapons

  • Russia tests new missile for Iskander complex

    The Russian Ministry of Defense reported on the completion of tests of the new missile for the Iskander short-range ballistic missile system, as stated in the message issued by Major General Oleg Kislov, the head of the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site where the tests were conducted published on website of the Defense Ministry.

    According to Kislov, the military conducted test firing of 400 surface-to-air missile system as part of the re-armament tests.

    According to the Major …

  • Ukraine tests new anti-tank missile system

    The tests of the new Skif anti-tank guided missile system, which took place both in Ukraine and abroad, in particular, in the ultra-high temperatures in the desert, were successful, according to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov.

    The ATGM rockets "accurately, without a miss, hit targets at a distance of up to 5.5 kilometers," the website of the National Security and Defense Council quotes Turchynov as saying.

    Turchynov said that the ATGM Skif …

  • Ukraine and the US began joint production of fire arms

    Ukraine and the United States of America have begun the joint production of small arms. Demonstration of the first batch of weapons took place on Thursday at the National Guard shooting range near Kyiv, reports Voice of America.

    The venture is a joint project of the state concern Ukroboronprom and the American company Aeros. The weapon mainly being produced is an automatic carbine that works with both 7.62 mm cartridges and 5.56 mm cartridges. The former is standard for the Kalashnikov assault …

  • OCCRP: US armed Syrian opposition fighters with Soviet-made weapons

    The US Department of Defense purchased Soviet-made weapons from Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Ukraine for Syrian rebels. This was stated in the published results of the months-long investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).

    It was reported that for these purchases, the US lowered the requirements for production standards. The weapons are intended for Syrian opposition fighting against the terrorists of the …

  • Volker: During his visit, US Secretary of Defense brought military equipment for Ukrainian Army

    Kurt Volker, Special Representative of the US Department of State for Ukraine, said that US Secretary of Defense James Mattis brought military equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine during his visit to Ukraine on August 23-24.

    “I agree that ministers of defense don’t arrive empty handed. The defense minister (J. Mattis) brought certain defensive equipment for the Ukrainian army,” Volker said in an interview for the TV channel Pryama.

    The special representative commented that the US will …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine begins technical re-equipment of the army

    President Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine is launching a program of technical modernization for the army.

    "We must bring our weapons to the level of the 21st century," the president said at the opening of an arms show in the center of Kyiv on Wednesday.

    "Scientists, instructors, [and] heads of defense enterprises face important tasks in developing and setting up the production of new missile weapons, cruise missile systems, modern artillery systems, precision munitions, unmanned aerial …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Defense: Lithuania is the only country which provided lethal weapons for Ukraine

    Ukraine expects that partner countries will provide it with lethal weapons. To date, only Lithuania has provided such assistance to the state, stated the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak.

    "Since the first day of aggression by the Russian Federation, we have appealed to all countries of the world to provide us with lethal weapons. We received such assistance only from Lithuania. We are ready to receive lethal weapons, but this requires the decision of the partner countries," …

  • Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboprom exported $345 million worth of weapons and equipment in first half of 2017

    The volume of export of special and dual-purpose arms and services by enterprise-members of the state-owned concern Ukroboronprom in the first half of 2017 was $345 million, the press service of Ukroboronprom stated on Friday.

    Comparative dynamics of arms exports for the same period of 2016 were not indicated in the data published on the website of the State Concern. At the same time, Ukroboronprom’s export orders portfolio as of July 1, 2017, according to the published data, is estimated at $2 …

  • Media: Iran shipped heavy weaponry components to Russia despite UN sanctions

    Iran shipped components of heavy weapons to Russia despite the UN Security Council sanctions. As Welt am Sonntag (the Sunday edition of Die Welt) reported with reference to sources in western intelligence agencies, the Iranian weaponry came to Russia through Syria.

    According to the article, in June two Iranian planes landed at the air base in Khmeimim, Syria, where the Russian aviation forces are based. The planes brought heavy weaponry components for further transportation to Russia. The …

  • Ukraine tells UN that Russia is supplying weapons to separatists in Donbas

    During the meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, the representatives of the Ukrainian delegation said that separatists in eastern Ukraine have received weapons and ammunition from the neighboring state.

    “The international policy aimed at stopping the supply of weapons to terrorists, faces a problem when the states that must adhere to it, in fact, are violating their own international obligations and promises. One of the most striking modern examples of this is the continual influx of …