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Army-2017 Forum opens near Moscow

Visitors of the Army-2017 International Military and Technical Forum will be able to see Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile system and Tunguska-M self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon in action, the Russian Defense Ministry press service said. …

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 Syrian army encircles ISIS near Akerbat

Assault units of the Syrian military with support from the Russian Aerospace Force within a few recent days have provided full control over the opposing heights near Hisayah and es-Savannet, the Russian Defense Ministry said . "Due …

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Strategic Missile Troops drills kick off in Russia

Large-scale drills of the Russian Strategic Missile Troops kicked off in four regions of Russia (from Ivanovo to Novosibirsk Oblast), Russia's Defense Ministry reported. It is reported that around 400 units of large-sized military …

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 Moscow hands over two An-26 aircraft to Bishkek

Handover ceremony of two An-26 aircraft and opening ceremony of the aircraft maintenance unit took place at Kant airbase, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan said in its statement. The aircraft were handed over to Kyrgyz …

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Russia to hold main Navy Day parade annually

Russia’s main naval parade timed to Navy Day will be held in the country annually, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. The first main naval parade in Russia’s modern history was held in St. …

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Russian military adviser killed in Syria's Hama

Russian military adviser Nicholai Afanasov was fatally wounded by artillery shells in Hama, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. "As a result of a sudden mortar attack by militants the town of Syrian Government …

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Erdogan, Shoigu to meet in Istanbul

A meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will be held today. Talks will be held in Istanbul at 15:00 (Moscow time), RIA Novosti reported citing …

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Azerbaijani army starts large-scale drills (VIDEO)

Azerbaijani Armed Forces have started large-scale operational and tactical exercises to check the combat readiness of their troops, organize the command and control of forces and assets, as well as their interoperability, the Azerbaijani Defense …

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Russia successfully tests missile interceptor

Russian military personnel carried out a successful launch of a missile interceptor from the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan, the Defense Ministry said. "On Friday, June 16, a joint crew of Russia’s air and missile …

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 ISIS leader may be killed by Russian airstrike

Russia’s Defense Ministry has said it is verifying reports whether the ISIS terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by a Russian airstrike on the southern outskirts of Syria’s Raqqa. …

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