Category Archives: Military

Russian Fighter Jet Crashes Near Crimea, Pilot Missing

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet crashed off the coast of annexed Crimea late Wednesday, prompting a search-and-rescue mission in the Black Sea, news agencies cited the military as saying. The Su-27 was carrying out a planned mission when it vanished from radars at around 8 p.m. 50 kilometers from the Crimean town of Feodosia, according to Interfax. The Defense Ministry

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Russian military science promotes innovation in future warfare

Professor Sergei Chvarkov, Russian military experts, shares his vision of the nature, aims and likely diversity of future armed conflicts Russian military science contributes in many ways to planning concerning a range of defense and military issues. The political-military leadership attaches primary importance to efforts to research and examine future warfare in order to help the state prepare for and

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Russia’s next aircraft carrier will likely be nuclear

Two competing designs are in the frame to replace the only existing Admiral Kuznetsov. Both proposals have nuclear propulsion Only the U.S. Navy has so-called super-carriers, the extra-large nuclear-powered aircraft carriers which displace 100,000 tons. However, the Russian Navy may now be considering building one. Russia’s only existing carrier is the 60,000-ton Admiral Kuznetsov. That’s large, but because of its

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Sea Breeze 2020: Japan and South Korea to join international exercises in Ukraine

22:25, 8 February 2020 In total, about 20 countries will take part in military drills this year. Japan and South Korea will join the Sea Breeze annual international exercises which to take place in Odesa in 2020. This was reported by the press office of Ukrainian Border Service.  “An important indicator of this year was the involvement of new participants,

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Ukraine shows its newest cruise missile in stunning detail

The Defense Express Media & Consulting Company has released new footage of the newest Ukrainian RK-360MTs Neptun coastal missile system with R-360 cruise missiles in stunning detail. The Neptune is a coastal missile system designed to engage enemy surface fighting ships and auxiliaries vessels both single and belonging to Task Forces. The system consists of an RCP-360 self-propelled command control

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Russia’s Incredible Shrinking Navy: Can Putin Grow It Back?

Russia’s president announced some new buys. But that’s not the whole picture. Key Point: Is the Russian Navy sinking?  The Russia fleet in 2019 will take delivery of 23 new surface vessels, two new submarines and three new aircraft, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced. The numbers on their face are impressive. But in fact, most of the surface ships are

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Iranian military says it thought the Ukrainian passenger plane it shot down was a US military plane

The Iranian military said it mistook the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 as a “hostile target,” following reports of US military planes in the area. The passenger plane bound for Kyiv, Ukraine, was taken down by an Iranian missile shortly after taking off from Tehran on Wednesday. The crash killed all 176 passengers on board. Iran admitted on Saturday morning

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Ukraine wants to buy AH-64 Apache helicopters

The Armed Forces of Ukraine is looking into the possibility to buy AH-64 Apache multi-mission attack helicopters under the U.S. military’s excess defense articles (EDA) program. The publication the Ukrainian Military Pages reported Thursday that the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense plans to upgrade the army aviation fleet of the Armed Forces of Ukraine through the purchase of AH-64 “Apache” attack

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Ukraine could get new, deadlier missiles from U.S. – media

18:40, 14 December 2019 The U.S. has committed more than $1.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since 2014. The U.S. Congress is poised to allow the sale of coastal defense and anti-ship weapons as part of future security assistance packages to Ukraine, through the 2020 defense policy bill. The National Defense Authorization Act passed the House this week and

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Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier Catches Fire in Northern Port

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia’s Arctic port in Murmansk, with three people unaccounted for, Russian news agencies reported. One source told the TASS news agency that the fire had started on the upper deck and that thick, black smoke was billowing from the vessel. (c) The Moscow Times

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Putin’s Trojan horse: The US military’s problem with far-right Patriot groups

Putin’s Trojan horse: The US military’s problem with far-right Patriot groups A rally-goer holds a Three Percenters flag at a rally in Portland, Oregon in June 2019. Photo: rightwingwatch.org  2019/11/12 – 20:37 • International Article by: Lieutenant Colonel John Foley, US Army, Retired Russia’s active measures campaign to destabilize the Western democracies has received a lot of attention since 2016,

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