Russia has put eight intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) into service in its Strategic Missile Forces in the second quarter of 2015.
“The Russian SMF have also received seven mobile launchers and would carry out six space launches for military purposes by the end of the year,” Yuriy Borisov, Russian Deputy Minister of Defense was quoted as saying by Sputnik Thursday.
According to the deputy minister, the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces carried out two launches in the second quarter of 2015.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in June during the victory day had announced that Moscow will increase its nuclear weapons arsenal in a response to NATO’s alleged conventional military buildup in Europe amidst growing tensions over Ukraine.
He had also stated that his country would add 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to its nuclear arsenal “capable of overcoming any, even the most technically sophisticated, missile defense systems.”
“Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces will receive 50 new ICBMs in 2015,” he said.
The Russian government has chosen Pipavav shipyard as their partner for Indias more than $3 billion warship building project. After an evaluation of several Indian shipyards, Russian government has formally informed the Indian defense ministry that it has selected Pipavav as its Indian partner for the project
Russia can supply 250 modernized Mi-8 transport helicopters to India if requested. “Our capabilities are widely known: we can deliver up to 250 of just the Mi-8 helicopters a year,” Andrey Shibitov, Deputy Head of Russian Helicopters design and manufacturing company was quoted as saying by Ria Novosti last Thursday
Iraq has signed a ‘secret contract with Russia for buying 400 Mine clearing vehicle for clearing the mines planted by the Islamic State (IS) militants. An Iraqi official told FNA that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi inked a secret contract with Russia to equip the Iraqi army with the demining vehicles
Russian air force will purchase at least 50 new Tu-160M strategic bombers besides commencing production of the T-50 (PAK-FA) fighter by 2017. “In order to cover the expenses at least 50 aircraft of the type will be purchased, the Minister of Defense has made the decision to resume production of Tu-160M aircraft,” Commander-in-Chief of Russian air forces, Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev was quoted as saying by Interfax Thursday
Russian Technodynamika is developing a multi-role missile launcher for ship-borne missiles to be equipped on watercraft of the country's Navy. Technodynamika's head Maxim Kuzyuk told RIA Novosti, "We have already completed the preplanning work to create the multi-role missile launchers for different types of missiles,"
A Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has been test launched from the Kapustin Yar range in Russias southern Astrakhan region, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday. "A combat group of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile Topol RS-12M from the Kapustin Yar state central range in the Astrakhan region," Tass said quoting a ministry spokesman
Russia has received seven new warplanes and six helicopters and overall 4,500 pieces of military equipment in the second quarter of 2015. According to the defense ministry, “The overall share of modern equipment and weapons in Russian Armed Force has increased with the figure ranging from 30
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