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

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

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