Contents tagged with Russian weapons

  • 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 …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker: Putin's statements about new missiles are part of his election campaign

    In an interview with Ukrinform news agency, Kurt Volker, US Department of State Special Representative for Ukraine, said that he believes that Vladimir Putin's statements about new missiles are related to the upcoming elections.

    "I see this mainly in the context of Putin's re-election. It’s a campaign presentation. We have a lot of specific issues in relations with Russia that are worrisome: Syria, North Korea and Ukraine, including the Crimea. We can also recall other bilateral military and …

  • Russia tests its new Kinzhal hypersonic missile

    The Russian military has carried out a combat training launch of the Kinzhal aero ballistic hypersonic missile that President Vladimir Putin spoke of in a message to the Federal Assembly.

    “A MiG-31 fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces has carried out a combat training launch of the Kinzhal aero ballistic hypersonic missile in a given area,” TASS quotes the Russian Ministry of Defense as reporting. The military stated that the missile hit its target at the test site.

    The Ministry of Defense …

  • Putin's aide Surkov suggests naming new Russian ballistic missile in honor of separatist commander Givi

    According to RIA Novosti, Assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov expressed the wish to participate in the competition to name new Russian weaponry and stated that he already has his own ideas.

    He said, "I want to participate in the weapon naming competition. I suggested naming it [the ballistic missile] after Givi because he is a hero of the Donbas." Mikhail Tolstykh or “Givi” was a commander of the pro-Russian Somalia battalion in the Donbas. He was killed on February 8, 2017 in …

  • Media: footage of an older missile was used to demonstrate Russia’s new ballistic weapon during Putin's speech

    As The Republic news outlet writes, at the demonstration of the newest combat missile Sarmat, during   Russian President Vladimir Putin’s address to the Russian Federal Assembly, segments of a 7-year-old film were shown.

    A silo launcher was demonstrated in the footage, from which the Sarmat missile was launched. During the flight, the missile’s payload separates into several warheads.

    The video material of Sarmat’s predecessor, the Satan missile, was used for the video presentation. In 2011,  …

  • Russian oppositionist: Putin’s statements increasingly resemble the speeches of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stories about the latest types of Russian strategic weaponry are similar to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s attempts to safeguard his power by launching ballistic missiles. Such was the opinion expressed by Russian oppositionist and former State Duma MP Gennady Gudkov in an interview with InfoResist.

    According to the former MP, Russia cannot threaten the world with nuclear weaponry now.

    “More and more, this resembles the attempts of the North Korean …

  • Putin announces testing of new missile with nuclear engine

    Russia is testing a new cruise missile with nuclear propulsion, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in an address in front of the Federal Assembly.

    He showed a video of the missile being tested. According to Putin, the new missile has an unlimited range and an unpredictable flight trajectory.

    “No one else has such a weapon,” Putin observed. And when it appears “our boys will think up something new”, he added.

    The new missile has not yet been assigned a name. Putin encouraged people to …