Russia has started using its Admiral Grigorovich frigate carrying Kalibr cruise missiles targeting terrorists in Syria.
"Today, we started a large-scale operation on launching massive strikes on Daesh and al-Nusra Front targets in the Idlib and Homs provinces [in Syria]," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying by Sputnik Tuesday.
Admiral Grigorovich frigate, Bastion coastal missile systems and "for the first time in history of the Russian Naval Forces" Admiral Kuznetsov aicraft-carrying cruiser take part in the military operation, Shoigu said.
"Admiral Grigorovich [frigate] takes part in the operation. Today, it launched Kalibr cruise missiles on [terrorist] targets that had been confirmed by intelligence data and determined in advance," the minister said at a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with top officials of the Russian Armed Forces.
Shoigu said that the Russian Armed Forces launch strikes on terrorists' plants in Syria, especially those producing poisonous substances. "It's clear that it's a well-organized industrial production, that's why we carry out strikes [on terrorist plants]."
"Ammunition depots, terrorist training centers and plants producing different means of unconventional weapons are the main targets of the strikes." Russia will continue strikes on terrorists' industrial and military sites in Syria, Shoigu said. On November 12, the commander of the Admiral Kuznetsov said that area-based jets of the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov which arrived in the Syrian coast heading a group of the Russian Northern Fleet's squadron started training flights.
On October 15, Russia's Northern Fleet’s press service said that a group of warships headed by the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov accompanied by the Pyotr Veliky battle cruiser, the Severomorsk and Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine destroyer, and support vessels was sent to the Mediterranean to hold drills.
Syrian army has confiscated American and Israeli-made weapons from Takfiri militants in the countryside of Damascus. Anti-personnel landmines, RPG launcher and rounds, B9 shells, 120-mm, 80-mm, and 60-mm mortars, grenades and 23-mm machine-gun rounds were among the weapons confiscated bound for Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the Arab countrys southern province of Suwayda on April 28 this year, Syrias official news agency reported Sunday
Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport will be exhibiting its Kalibr-PLE (Club-S) and Kalibr-NKE (Club-N) submarine and surface vessel-launched cruise missiles at the Indo-Defence 2016 show in Jakarta later this week. The missiles were successfully used in the Syrian conflict travelling over 1500 kms to strike anti-regime forces and Islamic State targets near the city of Alleppo
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the federal law passed by Russian State Duma and approved by the Federation council on deployment of aviation group of the Russian armed forces in Syria. The law was passed by Russias State Duma on October 7, 2016, and approved by the Federation Council on Wednesday, the Kremlin press service reported on Friday
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is in talks with nine countries to export its trainer aircraft. In a press meeting, KAI President and Chief Executive Kim Jo-won said talks with Botswana and Argentina are at an "advanced stage" and "good results" are expected later this year or early next year, Yonhap reported Friday
Prosecutors in South Korea have launched an investigation into suspicions of accounting fraud at Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), with its top executives already under probe for cost manipulation and slush funds
South Korean prosecutors raided five subcontractors to probe suspected corruption in connection with a few major defense projects. The prosecutors searched the firms and secured documents and digital materials as evidence related to allegations that KAI made illicit gains by inflating expenses for developing military aircraft, Yonhap reported Tuesday
The Islamic State (IS) might have used chemical weapons against Turkish-backed Syrian rebels in Northern Syria that wounded 22 on Sunday. The Russian defense ministry is looking at the possible chains supplying toxic substances to Syrian militants after a mustard gas mine was found near the city of Aleppo, the ministrys press service said on Saturday
The US military has suffered its first combat death in Syria on Thursday when a soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern part of the country. The soldier was killed near Ayn Issa which is about an hour from Raqqa, Daesh's self-declared capital in Syria,
Russia will be modernizing its aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in 2018 following its return from counter-terrorist operation in Syria. "We expect that in 2018, after the return of the ship from military service, the Zvezdochka shipyard will embark on repairs with modernization of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier," Vice President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Igor Ponomarev was quoted as saying by Sputnik news today
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