Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 24, 2019 13:47:59 GMT -5
Russian Military to Commission Cutting Edge 'Sosna' Air Defence System - Source.
MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 04:19 24.06.2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry will introduce the nation's newest anti-aircraft missile system "Sosna" into service, according to a source in the press service of the holding Vysokotochnye Kompleksy, part of the state corporation Rostec.
"Cross-branch tests of the Strela-10ML anti-aircraft missile system (called Sosna anti-aircraft missile system when made for export) were successfully completed in May 2019. The Russian Defence Ministry has decided to introduce the system into service. Machine delivery is planned for 2022", the source said.
The Sosna missile system was designed to protect troops from aircraft attacks and aerial reconnaissance.
This system is capable of operating at any time of the day or night and in conditions of reduced visibility. Targets can be identified both manually and in autonomous mode.
The system is armed with 12 Sosna-R anti-aircraft guided missiles that can hit targets at a distance of up to 6 miles and at an altitude of 3 miles.
A modernised version of the missile system will be presented at an upcoming edition of the Army Forum.
The 5th International Military-Technical Forum Army-2019 will be held from 25 June to 30 June at the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Centre, at the Kubinka air base just outside Moscow. Currently, 62 nations have confirmed their participation in the event.
The system was first presented at the 2018 edition of the annual Army International Military-Technical Forum.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 25, 2019 15:39:14 GMT -5
Still doesn't forgive selling S-400 to turkey!
Russia’s advanced S-500 SAM ‘ready for series production’ – minister.
RT.com 25 Jun, 2019 12:23
The S-500 Prometey, Russia’s next-generation surface-to-air long-range missile system, has completed most of its trials and is ready to go into series production, according to the Russian industry and trade minister.
The development of the system is in its “final phase” after each element of the system was tested individually, Denis Manturov told Interfax in an interview. The current work is focused on checking the S-500’s performance as an integrated system.
“All main specifications of the air defense system have been confirmed during the tests and it is now ready for series production,” he said, adding that the hardware will be delivered to the Defense Ministry on schedule.
The S-500 is the newest incarnation of long-range air defense systems produced by Almaz-Antey, a leading Russian defense contractor. The specifications of the system remain classified, but according to defense sources and interviews with company officials it will have greatly enhanced anti-missile capabilities compared to the current S-400 SAM, thanks to new phased array target acquisition radar.
The system is expected to engage intermediate-range cruise and ballistic missiles, hypersonic missiles with speeds of up to Mach 5 and intercontinental ballistic missiles during terminal phase. With new interceptors reportedly capable of reaching low earth orbit, the system may double as an anti-satellite weapon and could intercept ICBMs mid-course, according to some reports.
Last Edit: Jul 2, 2019 13:18:40 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 29, 2019 15:10:06 GMT -5
Russia Tests Satellite-Based Radar Capable of Detecting Low-Flying Drones.
Sputnik MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 17:05 26.06.2019
Russian air defence forces regularly pick up and track a variety of US and NATO reconnaissance aircraft, including drones, operating near Russian airspace, with such activity increasing substantially in recent years.
JSC Radio Technical & Information Systems, a major Russian R&D and production enterprise responsible for developing and producing a variety of advanced radar, automated control systems, communications equipment and other hardware for military and strategic civilian applications, has conducted testing of a new radar system which can detect low-flying targets including drones, the company's press service has announced.
In a press release, the company said the experimental system used innovative methods for detecting man-made objects, including super-resolution algorithms scanning the observable area.
"New technical capabilities create new markets for the remote sensing of Earth," RTI Systems general director Maxim Kuzyuk said of the new equipment.
"The unique hardware and software-algorithmic solutions which engineers have applied…will allow us to solve completely new problems for our customers," Kuzyuk noted.
The company indicated there has been a tremendous growth in space-based radar observation systems in recent years, with these systems touting advantages over satellite photography including their all-weather, round-the-clock and broad coverage capabilities.
Russia has a wide variety of radar systems designed to monitor Earth-based processes and to warn the country's political and military leadership of possible threats to national security. Earlier this year, Roscosmos proposed the creation of a new constellation of remote sensing satellites dubbed the 'Sovereign's Eye' which would allow Russia to monitor "the dynamics of any changes" in any corner of the planet.
Russian air defences have detected and tracked a growing number of US and NATO drones operating near Russia's borders. In 2018 alone, air defences reported tracking around 1,000 spy planes and UAVs attempting to test Russia's defences in the Baltic and Black seas, as well as around Russian military facilities in Syria. The aircraft comprised about a third of the estimated 3,000 foreign aircraft picked up and tracked by the air defence troops over the course of the year.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2019 15:12:24 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Russian Engineers Create, Test 'Stealth Radar' Invisible to Enemy Aircraft and Drones.
Sputnik MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 22:00 29.06.2019
Until now, one of the traditional problems of military radar installations had been their vulnerability to attack, since the signals they send out in search of enemy aircraft are easily picked up by these same aircraft, betraying the radar's physical location.
Engineers from Russian defence company OKB Planeta have developed and tested a new passive radar system invisible to both manned aircraft and drones, company director Alexander Petrov has revealed.
The system, dubbed Tropa (Russian for 'Path' or 'Trail') operates without a transmitter, and can receive signals from nearby objects, including civilian infrastructure.
"The idea is simple – to use reflections from towers for television broadcasting and mobile communications," Petrov explained. "In other words, the radar operates by reception and does not emit anything itself, which means that it can't be seen or heard," he added.
According to the company, the new system has already been tested, successfully intercepting the signal emitted by an aircraft in Tver, a Russian city about 150 km northwest of Moscow, with the help of local communications towers.
"There is interest among potential customers," Petrov said, noting that along with the security services and the military, possible private buyers who would like not to "be watched by drones" have expressed interest in the system.
OKB Planeta is a subsidiary of RTI Systems, a major Russian defence contractors. RTI is itself part of AFK Sistema, a publicly traded diversified holding.
In the past two decades, Western military doctrine in operations against countries such as Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Libya has required the elimination of these countries' military radar infrastructure before further air operations could proceed, with this action leaving air defence systems 'blind' and subject to relatively safe destruction by the attacking forces' aircraft and giving the attacking side total air superiority. If a system like Tropa can be refined, manufactured and offered for export, it could turn the tables against technologically-intensive militaries with a technical, numerical and spending advantage against poorer countries who can't afford advanced multilayered air defence systems.
Last Edit: Jul 5, 2019 16:01:44 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Russian Army test-fires ‘brand-new’ air defense missile in Kazakhstani desert (VIDEO)
RT.com 2 Jul, 2019 07:35
Moscow has successfully tested its new interceptor missile in a desert in Central Asia as the nation’s army prepares to receive next-generation S-500 Prometey air defense systems.
The test took place at Sary Shagan testing range in central Kazakhstan, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The military did not specify what type of missile was used, saying only that its launcher is already in service.
The “new interceptor missile… had proven its characteristics and successfully completed its task by striking the target,” said Pavel Kuzmin, spokesperson for the air defense and anti-ballistic command.
Moscow has conducted several missile tests in recent months, with the last one taking place in early June.
The army remained tight-lipped about the details of the tests but mentioned earlier that Russia’s next-generation long-range air defense missile system S-500 Prometey (Prometheus) had completed its trials and went into production for the troops.
Russia: Russian S-400 air defence shipment loaded and delivered to Turkey.
Ruptly Jul 12, 2019
The first shipment of Russian-made S-400 air defence system components was loaded into a cargo plane in an undisclosed location in Russia, before being delivered and unloaded at an airfield near Ankara on Friday.
The equipment deliveries are part of an agreement between Russia and Turkey to modify the Turkish air defence system, the Russian Defence Ministry has said.
According to the ministry, the delivery of other parts of the system will take place in accordance with the contract and within the timeframe agreed by both sides.
The US has strongly urged NATO member Turkey to pull out of the deal, threatening to impose sanctions if it fails to comply.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 14, 2019 11:14:12 GMT -5
Hypersonic Destruction! New Russian Kinzhal Missiles Debut at Aviadarts Army Games!
Vesti News Aug 14, 2019
How big is it, how is it mounted under the fuselage, and is the MiG capable of carrying it? Now, after the first public demonstration of the Russian Kinzhal missile system, these questions are being answered. Every visitor of the Aviadarts 2019 competition at the training range near Ryazan had a chance to see the new hypersonic missile.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 14, 2019 16:13:16 GMT -5
HOT TAKE! IDF Man Yakov Kedmi Believes Russia Will Win New Arms Race With US!
Vesti News Aug 14, 2019
An era has come to an end. The US has officially withdrawn from the INF Treaty. But the termination of the treaty is not the scary part. The scary part is that there's no replacement. One can withdraw from any treaty as long as they understand what's left on the territory they leave. A new arms race has basically been announced. John Bolton has announced that New START is not likely to be extended. Washington is ruining international security and demonstrates its careless optimism.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 29, 2019 13:35:14 GMT -5
India begins sending Russia money for S-400s despite pressure from US.
RT.com 29 Aug, 2019 09:20
New Delhi started paying for the state-of-the-art Russian S-400 air defense missile systems it ordered, as Washington failed to pressure the country into scrapping the major arms deal with Moscow.
Moscow has received an advanced payment for the weapon systems, the spokesperson for the FSVTS, the government agency responsible for coordinating arms trades, confirmed on Thursday.Russia and India sealed the $5.4bn deal in October after lengthy talks. Moscow is now due to ship five batteries of the S-400s by 2023.
The contract is a headache for the US, which has tried to pressure India into scrapping the sale. Officials in New Delhi, however, maintain that the S-400 is essential for national defense and have decided to stick with the purchase, despite the risk of violating US sanctions on Russia.
Similarly, Washington tried to dissuade its NATO ally, Turkey from buying S-400s from Moscow. Ankara also refused to budge, insisting it is free to choose the countries it purchases weapons from. Turkey began receiving components of the S-400s last month.
India has also ordered 21 new MiG-29 jet fighters from Russia and, on Wednesday, signed an agreement to upgrade the MiGs it already has.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 27, 2019 14:45:11 GMT -5
Did you see that one, Alaska? Russia’s Pacific Fleet fires Oniks supersonic cruise missile from coast for first time.
RT.com 27 Sep, 2019 11:40
A coastal defence system deployed in Russia’s Far East has for the first time fired the Oniks cruise missile, developed to pierce the anti-missile capabilities of US Navy warships.
Oniks has a ramjet engine capable of boosting its speed to Mach 2, making it difficult to intercept, and has a range of up to 600km (373 miles). The anti-ship weapon is usually deployed on Russian Navy ships, but can also be fired by the mobile launchers of the Bastion coastal defense system.
On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry released footage of a new test firing of the Bastion/Oniks combo, which for the first time took place in Chukotka, a large region in the Far East which is defended by the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet.
The missile traveled over 200km (124 miles) before successfully hitting the target ship. The ministry said a dozen ships and reconnaissance aircraft were deployed to ensure that the exercise was safe. The launcher and its crew fired the missile from a desolate area after a long march to test their ability to pose a credible deterrence to an enemy fleet in a hostile environment.
Oniks-armed Bastion launchers are increasingly deployed to remote parts of Russia. Last year, the weapon system was tested for the Russian Arctic region during an exercise by the Northern Fleet at Kotelny Island.
No Need to Test, Use S-500 Systems in Syria - Russian Defence Ministry.
Sputnik MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 08:09 02.10.2019
Earlier, Izvestia, citing sources in the military-industrial complex, reported on the testing of Russia's S-500 Prometey air defence systems in Syria.
There is no need for testing and using S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems in Syria, Izvestia, a Russian newspaper, cited the Ministry of Defence as saying.
"The S-500 is designed to deal with ballistic and aerodynamic targets at long ranges. There was no need for the testing and especially the use of the S-500 anti-aircraft missile system in the Syrian Arab Republic," the Ministry of Defence clarified.
The S-500’s technical specifications remain shrouded in secrecy, although reports speculate that the system will be capable of destroying targets from distances of up to 600 km away, and tracking and striking up to 10 ballistic targets moving at hyper-sonic speeds up to 7 km per second (the equivalent of about Mach 20).
On 2 October 2018, Moscow delivered S-300s to Damascus in a bid to boost the security of Russian troops deployed in the restive Middle Eastern country. The move came in response to an incident in which Syrian air defences accidentally shot down a Russian Il-20 military aircraft with 15 service members on board in Latakia while attempting to repel an Israeli airstrike.
In the aftermath of the incident, Moscow accused the Israeli Defence Forces of deliberately using the Russian aircraft as a shield during their attack on targets in Syria. Tel Aviv brushed off the accusations, claiming it had warned Moscow about the upcoming air raid in the area in a timely fashion.
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 22, 2019 13:15:46 GMT -5
India paid advance for Russia’s S-400 missiles, delivery to be complete in full in 2025.
RT.com 18 Nov, 2019 08:15
India’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 air defense system for over $5billion which US tried to derail is moving ahead, with the advance payment already made, head of a Russian defense conglomerate has confirmed.
“The advance payment has been made. I will not say the exact figure, but the payment is done,” Sergey Chemezov told journalists on the sidelines of Dubai Airshow on Monday. His company, Rostec, is deeply involved in Russian arms export, including sale of S-400 surface-to-air missiles.
His remark confirmed the report by the newspaper Hindustan Times, which said India had paid Russia some $850 million, or 15 percent of the total sum, in September. The report said the payment used a mechanism designed to circumvent US monitoring of international financial transactions. Washington has a law that says any buyer of advanced Russian weapon systems, including the S-400, may be subjected to financial sanctions and vocally opposed the Russian-Indian deal.
Chemezov assured the state-of-art military hardware that India ordered was already being produced and that the delivery will be fully complete in 2025, just as the contract says. He wouldn’t elaborate on the shipment schedule. The Hindustan Times said its sources expected the first batch to arrive “in 16 to 18 months”.
The S-400 is Russia’s most advanced long-range air defense system meant to intercept enemy aircraft and missiles. The contract signed in October last year is for five S-400 batteries and is estimated to be worth $5.4 billion.
A similar deal between Russia and Turkey resulted in a major rift between Washington and Ankara. The US pressured its NATO ally not to buy the Russian weapon system, but failed to stop the purchase. It retaliated by kicking Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet program, claiming it was necessary to protect the aircraft’s secrets from Russia.
Chemezov remarked that part of the appeal that Russian weapons have in the international market is that “we never impose political conditions”. Rostec, the state-owned company that he heads, is, among other things, a top mediator between Russian defense manufacturers and foreign clients through its subsidiary, Rosoboronexport.
Cold steel: Russia’s Kinzhal hypersonic missile ‘completes its first ARCTIC test’
RT.com 30 Nov, 2019 15:54
Russia’s new Kinzhal (‘Dagger’) air-launched hypersonic missile has been tested in freezing Arctic conditions. It successfully struck a land-based target in what was the maiden test of its kind, defense industry sources said.
The top-secret trials took place in mid-November at the Pemboi range in the north-western Komi Republic, one of the sources told TASS. The Russian region stretches beyond the Arctic Circle.
The missile was fired from a MiG-31K supersonic interceptor aircraft, which NATO calls ‘Foxhound.’ Kinzhal “reached the speed of Mach 10 (over 12,000kph),” another unnamed official told the agency.
Kinzhal is one of several hypersonic systems being prepared for service in the Russian Army. Russia has already successfully tested its Avangard glider, which is fitted on silo-based ICBMs. Plans have been outlined for the first Avangards to enter service before the end of the year. The development of the Zircon (Tsirkon) missile, designed to be launched from ships, is also currently in full swing.
Hypersonic weapons are said to be able to bypass any existing air defenses due to traveling several times faster than the speed of sound, and constantly maneuvering on their approach to the target.
Russia has been boosting its military presence in the Arctic in recent years, building and repairing bases and airfields, as well as deploying its newest hardware, including S-400 air defense systems, and frequently carrying out drills in the area.
The buildup started as a response to attempts by other regional players – Canada, Denmark, Norway, and the US – to lay claims to the Arctic due to its rich natural resources and strategic geographical position.
White Cossack: How are you, Nikolov? I heard it's a hot summer in Sweden this year. Do you enjoy it? Regards, Yaroslav
Jul 20, 2018 5:51:43 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Very very hot...sometimes around 31-35...and it has been going on since month of May, everything is scorched yellow and dry, things are dying or dead, this is abnormal summer..must be global warming, usually have rainy dull summers, this feel like south eu
Jul 30, 2018 10:49:17 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: large forest fires, not where I live, but have country-wide BBQ ban..which I find ridiculous...not to enjoy this warm summer? pffft..
Jul 30, 2018 10:50:42 GMT -5
White Cossack: You enjoy it, huh.
Jul 30, 2018 12:41:41 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Bbq is basic slavic right
Aug 3, 2018 10:18:31 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: @ussrstrong: I blame general low activity on social medias, all the people sit there today
Oct 10, 2018 12:53:50 GMT -5
reznik: @proto-Orchid: very true. What's worse, is that the system is designed specifically to keep those people dormant in their echo chambers. Nothing new to learn for them there, just stupid cat videos and such. Sad.
Oct 14, 2018 5:48:26 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Its the substitute for going out, meeting and spending your time with friends in real life. Its just part of the story. When I was younger I remember people were meeting to play team sports, but today you see completely autistic people jogging with iPhone.
Oct 14, 2018 18:18:38 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Then they come back home, put pictures on Instagram or Facebook to show off how they spent their time jogging, and as mental satisfaction they get few likes or hearts, or whatever social medias have today, which is a measure of how good their life is. Sick
Oct 14, 2018 18:21:43 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: Sto Latz! Today marks 100 years of Polska! May there be 100 more! Wish I could have gone to the Independence March to celebrate this year, of all years. Theres always the next one to look forward to...
Nov 11, 2018 6:56:57 GMT -5
prawiomir: Hello. : )
Nov 25, 2018 17:19:11 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: The latest flare up in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is painful to watch. Two brothers pit against one-another by foriegn elites, for what? Money and power... Sad.
Nov 30, 2018 3:17:07 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Seems like its loosing momentum? lets hope...
Dec 29, 2018 9:15:04 GMT -5
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Feb 27, 2019 23:01:32 GMT -5
Marcinko: Looking for contacts to research Marcinko name in Slovakia.
Jun 3, 2019 0:37:57 GMT -5
White Cossack: Nikolov, my dear.. What's up
Jul 28, 2019 9:08:27 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Bought a 3rd book shelf, for some reason I'm crazy about buying lots of books..
Aug 12, 2019 15:49:41 GMT -5
kooratz: I don't shout , it's considered rude, here in the US. I do shout a few things though, for one, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, IS RUINING OUR NATION!
Sept 13, 2019 20:32:33 GMT -5
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Nov 28, 2019 11:30:45 GMT -5