Contents tagged with exercises

  • Russia prepares to test nuclear-powered cruise missile

    Russia is preparing to begin flight tests on prototypes of the enhanced Burevestnik (“Thunderbird”) cruise missiles. The missiles are powered by a nuclear engine, and have virtually “unlimited” range.The tests were announced on Thursday by the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “Based on the refined specifications, we are improving the construction of the missile components,carrying out ground tests on them, and preparing for flight tests on missile prototypes,” the department stated.“At the same time, …

  • Russia completes official tests of its new S-400 long-range missile

    Russia has completed official tests of the 40Н6Е long-range missile for its S-400 surface-to-air missile system, TASS reports, citing a source in the defense industry.

    "Official tests of the 40Н6Е long-range missile for the S-400 surface-to-air missile system were completed at the Kapustin Yar test site. The intergovernmental commission recognized them as successful. The relevant act has been signed,” an agency source said. It was specified that the missile could be put into service as early …

  • Kremlin: Russia to conduct exercises in Crimea involving one hundred aircraft and helicopters

    Approximately one hundred aviation units will take part in large-scale exercises in Russia’s Southern Military District, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service reports.

    According to the Russian Ministry, fighters and bombers will fire air-to-air missiles and carry out bombing at the Opuk test range in the Crimea.

    As reported, army helicopters will additionally provide fire support for the Russian Black Sea Fleet marine amphibious forces landing on the rugged coast.

    The Russian Ministry …

  • Ukraine holds large-scale exercises near the Russian border

    Ukraine held this year’s largest tactical-special exercises of the Armed Forces at a training area on the coast of the Azov Sea. The exercises involved artillery, aviation, and armored and wheeled vehicles, and is the largest-scale exercise of the year to-date, the Minister of Defense’s press service reported. 

    “According to the plan of the exercises, the imagined enemy violating peace agreements used the newest landing ships, overcame the resistance of the State Border Service of Ukraine and …

  • Military forces from 25 countries will participate in NATO exercise in Lithuania

    At the end of May, Lithuania will host NATO exercises which will be attended by several international forces. Military personnel from 25 alliance countries will participate, as reported by Delphi.

    The “Steadfast Cobalt” annual exercise will be held from May 21 to June 2. It will be attended by close to a thousand soldiers. During the exercise, soldiers will train in information exchange skills and maintaining communication between combat units.

    This is the second time that Lithuania is …

  • Large-scale NATO exercises held in Estonia

    Spring Storm 2017, a set of large-scale military exercises involving several NATO countries kicked off in Estonia with the participation of almost nine thousand troops.

    "About 2.3 thousand foreign servicemen from 13 countries will take part in large-scale NATO exercises Kevadtorm-2017 (Spring Storm 2017) together with the Estonian military. In total, almost 9 thousand military servicemen will be involved from May 8 to May 26," the message of the General Staff of the Defense Forces of the …

  • Russia conducts exercises in Crimea, airborne units participate

    Helicopters from the airborne unit of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet conducted exercises that were designed to find enemy submarines that might be in the Crimea. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “Scheduled training exercises of the crews of Ka-27 and Mi-8 helicopters were held in the Crimea with the participation of servicemen and local personnel of the air commandant’s office together with the regiment of Naval Aviation of the Black Sea Fleet,” stated the …

  • Estonian Defense Minister: Russian forces may remain in Belarus after Zapad-2017 military exercises

    Estonian Defense Minister Margus Tsahkna believes that Russian forces may remain in Belarus after September’s “Zapad 2017” exercises.

    According to Tsahkna, Estonia and other NATO countries possess intelligence data according to which the Russian forces may remain in Belarus after completing the exercises. He added that more than 4000 train cars will be used to transport troops and equipment from Russia to Belarus, which also indicates the possibility of a military base being deployed.

    “For …

  • Ukrainian military will hold exercises near the Crimea

    On Friday, April 28, the Ukrainian military will conduct exercises in the Kherson region, bordering the annexed Crimea. According to Krym.Realii, this was reported by the press officer of the South operational command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ihor Biryukov.

    "These are the scheduled exercises that include combat training and military unit teamwork. According to these plans, a number of activities are envisaged including a march and tackling the water obstacles," he explained.

    Biryukov …

  • China mobilizes 100,000 troops to the North Korean border

    China has deployed an additional military force of 100,000 troops to the North Korean border. Growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula have led Chinese armed forces to raise their level of readiness, reported the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, citing sources in China.

    According to Yomiuri, such enhanced precautions have been in effect since mid-April.

    A US Navy strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson is currently active near the Korean Peninsula. The US ship is conducting exercises together with …