Russian Defense Ministry

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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Russia to monitor deployment of U.S. missiles

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has tasked the Russian military with monitoring the deployment of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles by the U.S. "We need to carry out a profound analysis of potential …

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Russia to increase speed of hypersonic missiles

Russian specialists are working to increase the maximum speed of the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal and 3M22 Zircon hypersonic missiles to more than 10 Machs,  the deputy head of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Alexey Krivoruchko said. …

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Tu-22 bomber makes hard landing near Astrakhan

Russia's Tu-22 long-range bomber has made a hard landing after an engine failure during a routine flight over the Astrakhan region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The crew of the plane "managed to steer the aircraft …

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