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Four dead in helicopter crash in Russia’s Anadyr

Four people died in a Mi-8 helicopter crash at Ugolniye Kopi airport in Russia’s Chukotka, a source in the Chukotka Autonomous Region government said. "Four people died. The preliminary version of the crash is a …

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Robots will replace soldiers in combat, says Russia

For Russia, the question of robots taking over the role of soldiers on the battlefield is a matter of when, not if. “Living fighters will gradually begin to be replaced by their robotic ‘brothers’ who can act faster, more …

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Russia completing tests of S-500 systems elements

Tests of certain elements of Russia's next-generation S-500 air defence missile system are being completed, director-general of the Design Bureau for Special Machine-Building (part of Almaz-Antey company) Vladimir …

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Russia's arms exports surpasses $15.2 billion

Russia exported arms worth more than $15.2 billion in 2019, to around 50 different countries, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin said. "As of the end of last year, Russia maintains a leading position …

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Russian navy Tu-142 patrol planes fly over two oceans

Russian navy Tu-142 patrol planes of the Pacific Fleet Naval Aviation (Pacific Fleet) conducted a scheduled flight over the neutral waters of the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, the Russian Defense Ministry informed. The department said that …

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Russia explains death of Turkish troops in Idlib

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Turkish military who came under fire from Syrian troops were among the advancing militants. "Turkish military who were in the terrorist units’ battle formations came under …

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Artillery drills hold in Crimea

Artillery drills took place at the military training area in the eastern part of Crimea, involving more than 30 self-propelled artillery installations and a howitzer artillery division, the Ministry of Defense of Russia reports. The …

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