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Russian Defense Ministry rejects reports of alleged use of Tochka-U missiles in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry rejects reports of alleged use of Tochka-U missiles in Syria

  MOSCOW,/TASS/. Russia and Turkey have not registered any instance of delivering strikes against the positions of the Syrian opposition in the Syrian province of Idlib with the use of Tochka-U tactical ballistic missiles, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday. READ ALSO Russian defense ministry: Syrians need real help, not empty […]

Triumph in the Sky: Russia Blankets Syria With S-300, S-400 Air Defense Network

Triumph in the Sky: Russia Blankets Syria With S-300, S-400 Air Defense Network

Sputnik: The Russian task force in Syria has created a unified air defense network using advanced S-300 and S-400 “Triumf” surface-to-air missile systems, which can reliably defend the nation against aerial attacks both on land and at sea, commander of the Russian military group in the country Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov said on Friday. “A […]

FAKE NEWS: Pakistani Defense Minister threatens Israel with nuclear weapons

FAKE NEWS: Pakistani Defense Minister threatens Israel with nuclear weapons

[Editor’s note: This is a textbook example of the use of fake news to further a political agenda. In this case, it is Israel who is using the technique via the website AWD News, a Shin Bet run fake news outlet. The goal of this operation was to ‘test run’ a threat against Pakistan in […]

Russia Defense Report: Army-2016

Russia Defense Report: Army-2016

While the Russian defense industry demonstrates its wares around the world at a variety of international arms exhibitions, the largest single event is the annual Armiya event, held this year on September 6-11 at a variety of locations

Russia Defense Report: Kavkaz-2016 Strategic Exercise

Russia Defense Report: Kavkaz-2016 Strategic Exercise

..from SouthFront One crucial difference setting aside Russia and its historical and potential military adversaries is the territorial size and, as the saying goes, size matters. The territorial extent of the Russian state, the fact of it frequently being ringed by states pursuing hostile policies, has evolved a certain unique brand of strategic thinking which […]

Boston Hosts Secretive Military Drills With US Defense Department

Boston Hosts Secretive Military Drills With US Defense Department

Throughout the week, the city of Boston has been hosting Homeland Security training exercises that include helicopters flying extremely close to buildings, but police refuse to inform residents about the particulars of the drills. Social media users have posted videos and questions about low-flying helicopters weaving through buildings, but have not received many answers. — Addison Hoover (@addisonhoover) […]

Russian Defense Ministry publishes first flight footage of new generation fighter

A music video style presentation of the latest Soviet Air Force hardware. What is significant is the appearance for the first time of the new 5th generation stealth fighter the Sukhoi PAK-FA T-50. The new Russian fighter is slated to replace both the Mig-29 and Su-27 families in Russian service and be a direct rival to the American F-22.

Russian Navy To Get 12 Warships, 8 Combatant Craft, 23 Auxiliary Vessels By Yearend: Defense Minister

Russian Navy To Get 12 Warships, 8 Combatant Craft, 23 Auxiliary Vessels By Yearend: Defense Minister

The Russian navy has undergone quite a transformation since the ‘bad old days’ on the 1990s and early 2000s when ships were left to rot at anchor. While the navy is a far smaller force than it’s Soviet predecessor, it remains a potent and capable force equipped with modern ships and systems. Relatively few Soviet-era […]

Armenia ratifies deal with Russia on joint air defense in CSTO’s Caucasian region

Armenia ratifies deal with Russia on joint air defense in CSTO’s Caucasian region

YEREVAN, June 30. /TASS/. The Armenian parliament has ratified an agreement with Russia on establishing a united air defense system in the post-Soviet security bloc’s Caucasian region. The agreement on joint air defense in the Caucasian region of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) was supported by 102 Armenian MPs with eight votes against it […]

Russia Defense Report: Tank Biathlon 2016

Russia Defense Report: Tank Biathlon 2016

…from SouthFront The Tank Biathlon is one of the several military competitions that are held every year, alongside Aviadarts (for aircraft and combat helicopters), Suvorov’s Push (motorized rifle troops), and others. Pioneered in 2013, it became an instant TV hit, one of the most interesting “reality TV” shows anywhere in the world, given that the […]

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