All articles tagged "weapons"

Russia speeds up nuclear weapons modernization Russia speeds up nuclear weapons modernization

6 Mar, 05:36 PM 4 comments

Russia is working on anti-satellite weapons to match technologies developed by other nations and will speed up modernization of its nuclear forces, a deputy defense minister was quoted by AP as saying Thursday.

Tags: weapons, satellites, missiles, US, nuclear

Russia and Belarus prepare to test joint air defense system Russia and Belarus prepare to test joint air defense system

11 Mar, 03:57 PM 5 comments

Russia and Belarus will test their integrated anti-aircraft defense system during a large-scale strategic military exercise in the fall, the Belarusian Defense Minister said

Tags: weapons, Belarus

Russia wants to keep using Soviet anti-missile radar in Azerbaijan Russia wants to keep using Soviet anti-missile radar in Azerbaijan

12 Mar, 06:23 PM 13 comments

Russia plans to continue using a Soviet-built military radar located in Azerbaijan after the current lease agreement ends, and has invited the US to use the facility as well

Tags: weapons, Azerbaijan, Sergey Lavrov, US, Barack Obama

Expert warns Iran may build nuclear bomb within two years Expert warns Iran may build nuclear bomb within two years

13 Mar, 02:56 PM 2 comments

The Iranian military threat should not be underestimated, as the country may be just a year or two away from building a nuclear bomb, a Russian expert says.

Tags: Iran, nuclear, Vladimir Dvorkin, weapons

Chavez welcomes Russia to use Venezuela’s military bases Chavez welcomes Russia to use Venezuela’s military bases

16 Mar, 12:42 PM 12 comments

Russia is welcome to use Venezuela’s military bases to land its bombers anytime, President Hugo Chavez said Sunday, but there is no talk of permanent use of a whole island.

Tags: weapons, Venezuela, military bases

Russia and NATO launch rival war games Russia and NATO launch rival war games

16 Mar, 04:26 PM 41 comments

Simultaneous war games started Monday in Russia and NATO member Norway.

Tags: NATO, weapons

Russian General announces date of new ballistic missiles launch Russian General announces date of new ballistic missiles launch

18 Mar, 03:13 PM

Russian army commander hurried to announce the date of the new intercontinental ballistic missiles launch, following President Medvedev’s call to rearm the Russian Armed Forces.

Tags: weapons, nuclear

US not alarmed by Russian rearmament scheme US not alarmed by Russian rearmament scheme

18 Mar, 02:35 PM 3 comments

The US Defense Department has refused to be intimidated by Russia’s announcement of large-scale rearmament.

Tags: weapons, US, NATO

Russia confirms arms contract with Iran, but refutes S-300 delivery rumors Russia confirms arms contract with Iran, but refutes S-300 delivery rumors

18 Mar, 06:13 PM 19 comments

Russia has not yet shipped the S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, although there is a contract for the delivery of the systems between the two countries.

Tags: weapons, Iran

US Defense chief downplays Russia's rearmament threats US Defense chief downplays Russia's rearmament threats

19 Mar, 02:31 PM 2 comments

A top US defense official has decried possible military challenges from Russia, arguing that President Medvedev’s aggressive rhetoric may actually have a different underlying meaning.

Tags: weapons, US

Russia hopes to end missile defense row with US soon Russia hopes to end missile defense row with US soon

20 Mar, 02:38 PM 9 comments

Russia has voiced hope for a resolution of its conflict with the United States, over the missile defense shield in Europe.

Tags: US, weapons

Lebanon to receive 2 Russian jetfighters Lebanon to receive 2 Russian jetfighters

30 Mar, 01:50 PM 2 comments

Russia will deliver two MiG-29 jetfighters, out of ten promised, to Lebanon, after the recent accidents involving the aircraft that incited serious concerns over the the plane's safety.

Tags: aircrafts, weapons, Lebanon

Pentagon buys 22 Mi-17 helicopters from Russia for Iraq operations Pentagon buys 22 Mi-17 helicopters from Russia for Iraq operations

1 Apr, 03:46 PM 10 comments

Pentagon has signed a $80.6 million contract with Aeronautical Radio Incorporated to have 22 multi-purpose Mi-17ST helicopters purchased from Russia and equipped for US Army operations in Iraq.

Tags: aircrafts, helicopters, US, weapons

Medvedev optimistic about talks on US missile shield Medvedev optimistic about talks on US missile shield

3 Apr, 02:09 PM

President Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia is expecting positive results from future talks with the United States about the deployment of a US missile defense system in Europe, which Moscow strongly opposes.

Tags: Dmitry Medvedev, US, Europe, weapons

US wants more time on nuclear arms treaty with Russia US wants more time on nuclear arms treaty with Russia

8 Apr, 01:28 PM 5 comments

The new US negotiator on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia said Tuesday that talks could last beyond the expected year-end deadline, pledging to seek the best possible deal.

Tags: nuclear, US, weapons

Top Kazakhstan defense official on trial for corruption Top Kazakhstan defense official on trial for corruption

13 Apr, 04:25 PM 5 comments

A deputy defense minister of Kazakhstan has been detained on corruption charges, a source in the republic’s law-enforcement agencies told RIA Novosti.

Tags: weapons, Israel, Kazakhstan, corruption

Russia evasive on strategic arms deal with Iran - Israel Russia evasive on strategic arms deal with Iran - Israel

14 Apr, 05:51 PM 9 comments

Israel has lobbied Russia to pull out of the sale of a strategic air-defense system to Iran, but has received only vague assurances, Israeli defense sources say.

Tags: weapons, missiles, Israel, Iran, nuclear

Huge caches of WWII explosives found near St. Petersburg Huge caches of WWII explosives found near St. Petersburg

16 Apr, 08:45 PM 5 comments

Leningrad Region was the site of heavy fighting during the war, and leftover explosives turn up on a regular basis. Three separate finds of munitions were made this week, including a massive cache in the English Park at Peterhof, site of the Imperial Summer Palace.

Tags: World War Two, weapons

US-Russian START talks to begin next week US-Russian START talks to begin next week

17 Apr, 01:53 PM 4 comments

Negotiations to sign a new US-Russian treaty to limit strategic weapons start next week in Italy, Russia says.

Tags: weapons, START, US

India to become Russia’s main customer for warplanes – report India to become Russia’s main customer for warplanes – report

21 Apr, 01:56 PM 12 comments

According to a recent report issued by a Russian think tank, over the next 15 years India will be the main buyer of Russia's combat aircrafts.

Tags: India, aircrafts, weapons



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