Contents tagged with missile systems

  • Russia's Defense Ministry: The US is surrounding Russia with 'missile defense ring'

    Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Alexander Fomin said on a broadcast of Russia-24 that the US plans to deploy a total of 400 interceptor missiles at the Russian borders as part of its global missile defense system.

    "Extensive work is now underway aimed at encircling Russia with a missile defense ring," the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman stressed.

    He clarified that the US has already established anti-missile defense sites in California and Alaska, as well as missile defense systems in …

  • 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 …

  • Turkey concludes purchase agreement for S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Turkey has signed an agreement with Russia on the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft defense systems. According to the Turkish press, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country has already made an advance payment under the agreement.

    The total amount of the purchase is estimated at $2.5 billion, Radjo Liberty reports. Russia confirmed that the contract was signed and "is getting ready for implementation."

    The NATO alliance, where Turkey is a member, reported that they …

  • 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 …

  • Analysts: Russia transferred missile division to the Ukrainian border

     According to the report published by InformNapalm analytical-investigative group, Russia has transferred several hundred troops and about 50 units of equipment, among them Tochka-U missile complexes, to the Ukrainian border.

    "The number of equipment and their identification indicate that the Russian command is transferring a fully staffed two-battery division of the tactical missile system Tochka-U with additional ammunition, communication and support equipment like field kitchens and …

  • Media: Separatists in eastern Ukraine received Osa anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia

    For two days in a row, separatists near Novoazovsk in eastern Ukraine have been firing at the Ukrainian military and targeting the Ukrainian observation drones using Osa (wasp) surface-to-air missile systems. This brainchild of the Soviet defense industry is in service in Russia, Ukrainian TSN news reported.

    Ukrainian military representatives say that the missiles of this system have flown over their heads several times already. "The day before yesterday there were two shots, yesterday two …

  • 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 …