Danish minister alleges ‘Russia ready to attack hospitals, infrastructure & electrical supply’

Denmark’s Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen has launched a series of wide-ranging and grave accusations against Moscow, saying that it presents a “direct, very frightening and serious threat” against his homeland. “We need to make clear to ourselves in Denmark that we are in danger, and we need to act upon this,” the center-right politician … Read more Danish minister alleges ‘Russia ready to attack hospitals, infrastructure & electrical supply’

Russian Army to Almost Double Combat Capability of Air Defenses by 2021

The Russian Land Force will almost double the combat capability of its air defense units by the end of 2020, Commander of Land Force’s Air Defense Troops Lt. Gen. Alexander Leonov said. “The [planned] increase in the number of [air defense] units and the rearmament [with advanced air defense systems] will boost the combat capability … Read more Russian Army to Almost Double Combat Capability of Air Defenses by 2021

Russian armed forces 14% stronger in 2016 – Defense Minister Shoigu

The combat potential of the Russian armed forces increased by 14 percent in 2016, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin during the end-of-the year defense meeting on Dec. 22, explaining that this improved performance had helped maintain the country’s defense capabilities at an appropriate level. In turn, Putin noted that “still … Read more Russian armed forces 14% stronger in 2016 – Defense Minister Shoigu

Russian Army to get weapons to fight mini-drone swarms in two years

The Russian Army may get weapons against swarms of attack mini-drones in two years, CEO of the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation Alexander Yakunin told TASS on Thursday. “Powerful types of such hardware with large strike capabilities may become operational in the Russian Army within four years while simpler systems may appear already in two years. … Read more Russian Army to get weapons to fight mini-drone swarms in two years

Defense ministry reveals Russian Army’s plans for upcoming year

“In 2017, we’ll accept three submarines and two frigates,” the commander told journalists at an enlarged board meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow. The commander said two of these submarines had the names Krasnodar and Stary Oskol. “New ships are arriving for the Fleet. This year, we have accepted about 30 ships and … Read more Defense ministry reveals Russian Army’s plans for upcoming year

Two Russian army formations rearmed with Iskander tactical missiles in 2016

Two missile formations of the Russian Army have been rearmed with Iskander-M tactical missile systems in the outgoing year, Chief of Missile Forces and Artillery Mikhail Matveyevsky said on Thursday. “In 2016, the Russian army’s Missile Forces and Artillery successfully completed all the assigned missions in compliance with the plan of the troops’ development and … Read more Two Russian army formations rearmed with Iskander tactical missiles in 2016

Russian military units get cutting-edge electronic warfare systems

Russia’s Western Military District has received about 10 state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, including the Krasukha-4 broadband multifunctional jamming stations, Igor Migunov, the District’s press service chief, told journalists on Monday. “About 10 brand-new electronic warfare systems have put into service with the military units of the Western Military District as part of the 2016 state … Read more Russian military units get cutting-edge electronic warfare systems

Russian colonel Ruslan Galitsky dies in Aleppo shelling

Russian Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died of wounds in Syria when “opposition” militants shelled a residential area in Aleppo’s western part, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Dec. 7. “Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died in hospital after being severely wounded. Russian military medics fought for his life for several days. The officer sustained injuries in … Read more Russian colonel Ruslan Galitsky dies in Aleppo shelling

Russia to fit tanks with ‘PTERODACTYL’ drones as Putin bolsters forces on Europe’s borders

The “Pterodactyl” drones – expected to give Russian tanks the ability to scan up to 10 kilometres from their position – boosts Russian ground forces’ capabilities as the military bolsters its presence on Europe’s borders. The drones will be attached via cable to Russia’s Armata tanks, and will greatly increase the distance at which they … Read more Russia to fit tanks with ‘PTERODACTYL’ drones as Putin bolsters forces on Europe’s borders