Contents tagged with Air Defense

  • Russian missile attack on Kyiv fails, all missiles and drones shot down by Ukrainian Air Defense

    On Thursday, January 26, Russia carried out 2 massive drone and missile strikes on Ukraine. The Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down 47 out of the 55 missiles fired in the morning and all the Iranian kamikaze drones launched at night, said Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valery Zaluzhny.

    All the missiles and drones flying towards the Ukrainian capital Kyiv were shot down, which may indicate that Western air defense systems has made the Kyiv region impenetrable for Russian missiles, reports the …

  • Putin signs decree on unified air defense system with Belarus

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified the protocol to the agreement on joint protection of the airspace of the external border of the Union State and the creation of a unified regional air defense system of the Russian Federation and Belarus.

    The agreement itself appeared on February 2, 2009 and the protocol was signed in Minsk on November 2, 2016. The State Duma adopted the corresponding bill on October 20, 2017 while the Russian Federation Council approved it on October 25.

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  • Ukraine will hold large-scale air defense exercises this year

    The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has planned to conduct large-scale exercises with live firing of Buk and S-300 air defense systems.

    This was reported on the General Staff‘s Facebook page.

    "Today, anti-aircraft missile forces are the main force for deterring the enemy from the air. In 2016, after a long break, the S-300P has started shooting once more. Plans for 2017 are even more ambitious," said the report.

    It is noted that increased attention will be paid to combat shooting …

  • Russia promises to strengthen Syrian air defense in response to U.S. strike

    The official spokesman of Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said that Russia will take measures to strengthen the air defense system (ADS) of the Syrian army after the U.S. attack on a Syrian military base, as reported by Interfax news agency.

    "To cover the most vulnerable objects of Syrian infrastructure, a set of measures to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the air defense system of the Syrian armed forces will be implemented in the near future," …

  • Russia will complete the installation of missile systems throughout the country in 2017

    In 2017, Russia will complete the installation of missile systems that will "protect the entire perimeter of Russia, both from the sea and from the air," claimed Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu, on March 20th, according to Russian media reports, while Shoigu was commenting on the results of the Russian-Japanese discussions in Tokyo.

    “We will complete the full security of the entire perimeter of the Russian Federation, both from the sea and from the air this year. Leaving …

  • Israeli Defense Minister: Syria’s Air Defense system will be destroyed if used against Israeli Air Force

    Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday that Syria’s air defense systems will be destroyed if they fire on Israeli planes.

    “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said while speaking to new military recruits at a military base in the central part of the country, as reported by the Israeli radio station Reshet Bet.

    According to a press release by the Israeli Defense Forces, …

  • The Pentagon: Russian Air Defense in Syria complicates US military operations

    New air defense systems deployed by Russia in Syria may alter the course of US military operations in the region as stated by commander of the Central Command Joseph Votel at a hearing before the US Senate.

    “Over the past few months, Russia has deployed new surface-to-air defense systems, they are ready for use, and this affects our freedom to maneuver in the area,” he noted.

    He stated that the United States needs to explore ways to decrease the possibility of an incident with the Russian …

  • Russian Air Force received five radar stations to detect stealth aircraft

    As reported by the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service, in the past year, the Russian Aerospace Forces received five Nebo-M radar stations, which have already been put in combat duty. Currently, 10 such stations are in use. Additionally, in 2016 the army received Podlet-K1. Overall, there are more than 30 new Podlet-K1 stations and all-altitude detectors on duty that provide air defense in the capital. The unique system which does not have a western counterpart can detect more than 200 …

  • Lithuania asks the US for help in strengthening its air defenses

    Lithuania asks the US for help in strengthening the capacities of air defense in the region. This was stated by the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania, Juozas Olekas, Delfi reported.

    “We have strengthened the ground forces of the military with the battalion group. Now we are talking about simultaneously strengthening the air defense,” Olekas said on Friday at a meeting with the United States Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), Deborah Lee James.

    According to the …

  • Russia says Su-27's barrel roll over US aircraft was not dangerous

    Military commanders in Moscow insist on compliance of the Russian fighter jet with international rules in the case of the incident with a US spy plane over the Baltic Sea.

    Russian fighter jet Su-27 did not commit a dangerous rapprochement with the US Air Force aircraft in the skies over the Baltic Sea. The official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Konashenkov, made such a statement on Sunday, April 17. According to him, "the entire flight …