Contents tagged with Military Training

  • Russia begins exercises of Strategic Missile Forces

    Russia has begun drills for the strategic missile forces. 11 regiments of the Topol, Topol-M and Yars missile systems have been brought out to the combat patrol routes, the Russian Defense Ministry press service announced.

    The patrolling will take place from the Tver to the Irkutsk province. During the exercises, a third of the regiments will carry out intensive maneuvers.

    “In addition to the tasks and introductions relating to bringing the units to various levels of combat readiness, as well …

  • Ukrainian border guards conduct drills close to border with Crimea

    The personnel of the operational-combat border commandant of the Berdyansk squad are conducting training close to the border with the Crimea in the Henichesk region of the Kherson province, the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported.

    The training of the soldiers is being done in order to improve their mastery of firing various types of weapons. The border guards have also worked on elements of tactical medicine.

    Additionally, the fighters were deployed in combat …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: 28 combat units have been trained according to advanced NATO standards

    The press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense reported that 28 military units from its Armed Forces were trained according to NATO standards by instructors from Canada, Great Britain, the USA, Lithuania and Poland.

    The report said that, “in 2017, 297 instructors were trained to Alliance standards. Overall, since the beginning of the military reform, about 1,200 military instructors have been trained, 600 of which had the benefit of foreign coaches’ participation.”

    The Ministry also …

  • Shoygu: The Russian military has planned more than 2,800 exercises for 2017

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that the Russian military would conduct more than 2,800 exercises in 2017, TASS reported.

    "Overall more than two thousand eight hundred tactical, special tactical and command staff exercises are planned for the current year. In September, we will hold the Russian-Belarusian strategic exercise West-2017,” Shoygu said during a conference call in the military department.

    He drew the attention of the commanders to the need to take into account the …

  • USA to increase the scale of military exercises in Europe to deter 'Russia’s aggression'

    The USA will increase the scale and complexity of military exercises in Europe to counter "aggression coming from Russia," as was stated by the Deputy Commander, United States European Command, United States Air Force Lieutenant General Timothy Ray, Reuters reports, in commenting on the movement of a batch of armed vehicles to Germany with the intent of increasing NATO armed forces in Eastern Europe.

    "Let me be clear here: it’s a part of our efforts to deter aggression coming from Russia, to …

  • Shoygu proposed to make Russian-Serbian BARS-2016 tactical drills an annual event

    The Russian Minister of Defense, Army General Sergey Shoygu, stated at an informal meeting with the Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, that the BARS flight and tactical drills (Brotherhood of Aviators of Russia and Serbia) which took place in October in Serbia should be made an annual event.

    “The BARS-2016 flight and tactical drills were successfully held in October in Serbia. It is very pleasing that BARS stands for the Brotherhood of Aviators of Russia and Serbia. That is a good …

  • Russia conducts test of missile defense system

    As reported by the Russian Defense Ministry, the Russian Air Force has successfully carried out tests of a new short-range, anti-ballistic missile system. The launch took place on Tuesday in the morning at the Sary-Shagan missile testing site in Kazakhstan.

    The purpose of the launch was to confirm the performance characteristics of the anti-missile system which is in service in the Russian Air Force.

    As was stated by Aerospace Force Air Defense Chief Viktor Gumyonny, who was present during …

  • White House: The incident with Russian planes buzzing a US Navy ship is 'beyond legal norms'

    The White House has responded to the media reports regarding the incident between Russian military aircraft a U.S. Navy warship in the Baltic Sea, noting that such actions of the Russians are not in compliance with professional military standards. “The White House is aware of the incident you are talking about,” the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, stated, responding to the journalist’s request to comment on the media reports.

    “This incident is far from being in accordance with …

  • UK and Ukraine sign 15-year defense partnership agreement

    As reported on Facebook, by the British Embassy press service in Kiev, the UK and Ukraine are to sign a 15-year defense partnership agreement.

    “The agreement will be in place for 15 years. Areas that are covered by the agreement are supposed to exchange information about potential threats, participate in joint exercises, train members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to cooperate in the sphere of military equipment,” the Embassy reported.

    It was also stated that the UK is trying to increase …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: The threat of an amphibious invasion of the Azov coast in growing

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has reported that there is an increasing threat of the Russian military invading the country from the Azov Sea coast.

    This was reported by the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadim Skibitskiy, during a briefing held on the 4th of March.

    “The level of danger in the direction of Donetsk and Mariupol is increasing,” he said.

    “The military is continuing with the creation of the so-called Azov fleet.  It …