Contents tagged with Russian weapons

  • Tunisia detains ship carrying Russian weapons bound for Cameroon

    The Tunisian authorities have detained a ship that set sail from the port at Novorossiysk and was found to be carrying military equipment and ammunition, reported Maritime Bulletin website and Agenzia Nova news agency.

    According to Maritime Bulletin, the ship Ural, which was flying the Panamanian flag, was heading for Cameroon. The ship's operator is a Turkish company.

    The ship arrived at the Tunisian port of Sfax for repairs. During inspection, customs found 24 containers with infantry …

  • Putin demands that shortcomings found in new military equipment in Syria be fixed

    At a recent military-practical conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that the shortcomings of Russian armament that were discovered in the Syrian theater be immediately dealt with, TASS reported.

    The President emphasized the problems with certain types of weapons and equipment used in the fighting. "I ask you to study this information carefully and make adjustments to the serial production process," he said. Putin noted that now that the work has already been carried out with …

  • Russian Army receives new Kalashnikov assault rifles

    The Ministry of Defense has accepted new AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifles for use, as announced by the Kalashnikov firearms manufacturer, Interfax reports. This information was confirmed by Sofia Ivanova, an official representative of the company.

    The AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifle is recommended for use by the Airborne Force, marines, and ground forces, reported TASS, citing as a source the press service of the company.

    The Defense Ministry’s decision was reported by the newspaper Krasnaya …

  • German Media: Zirkon cruise missile is Russia’s most dangerous weapon

    The German press reached the conclusion that the Zirkon Russian missile system represents a real threat to different countries.

    The German magazine Stern writes that the main weapon of the Russian fleet is the hypersonic Zircon 3M22 cruise missile. It flies six times faster the speed of sound and has a range of about 600 kilometers.

    Experts also mentioned the modernization of the Russian cruisers Admiral Nakhimov and Pyotr Velikiy, which are planned to be equipped with modern S-500 air …

  • Russian army to acquire radar-invisible 'Drel' bombs in 2018

    In 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defense will adopt Drel (“drill”) 500 kg gliding bomb cartridges, Techmash CEO Vladimir Lepin told Interfax in an interview.

    “State tests of the new basic model of a gliding bomb cartridge with a 500 kg caliber, equipped with  self-targeting combat elements, began in 2016. The state tests are being carried out according to the client’s program (the Russian Defense Ministry), and after they are completed successfully in 2018, there are plans to adopt this item …

  • Russia presents Tajikistan with a shipment of heavy weapons

    The Ministry of Defense of Russia has shipped a batch of small arms, artillery, armored hardware, anti-aircraft weapons and also paramedical, land surveying and other equipment, for free, to its counterpart in the Republic of Tajikistan, t RBC news agency reported cutting the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    In particular, the Tajik Army received three T-72B1 tanks, nine BTR-80, BTR-70 armored personnel carriers, BMP-2 armored fighting vehicles, three D-30 howitzers, three 23M1 air-defense systems, …

  • Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine: Russian Grads involved in bombardment of Novoluhanske

    The Russian Armed Forces were involved in the bombardment of the Novoluhanske settlement in the Donetsk province, as stated by Andriy Lysenko, spokesperson for the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, on Facebook.

    According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the bombardment of Novoluhanske was carried out by the Grad multiple rocket launcher systems that were stationed in Horlivka. At least 40 projectiles were fired on the settlement.

    Lysenko reports that DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) …

  • Moscow: foreign customers lining up for Russian weapons after Syrian operation

    After an operation in Syria, foreign customers have been lining up to file orders for military products manufactured by the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC, the Russian Federation), company’s President Aleksey Rakhmanov stated during an interview on the Echo of Moscow radio station.

    “After the Syrian campaign we have a line of customers,” Rakhmanov said. “We’ve been able to demonstrate the efficiency of the weapon and people started to take it seriously,” the head of the military …

  • US general: Russia and China working on new weapons to challenge the US

    Russia and China are creating anti-satellite weapons to reduce the United States’ capabilities and to shift the balance of power in the world, said the Head of the US Strategic Command, General John E. Hyten, Interfax reports.

    "They have been building weapons, testing space weapons that can be controlled from Earth, electronic warfare weapons, laser weapons… and they make no secret of it," noted Hyten and added that in doing so, Moscow and Beijing defy the United States and its allies, …

  • Media: Russia halts development of 'nuclear train' due to the lack of funding

    The development of the Barguzin new generation railway strategic missile train (BZhRK) for Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops has been put on hold, as reported by journalists from the Rossiyskaya Gazeta – Russian Weaponry project, with reference to a source in Russia’s military and industrial complex.

    “The development work on the Barguzin has been done. The experiment with an ejection launch was carried out successfully,” the Rossiyskaya Gazeta notes. At the beginning of this year, President …