RAW: Russian supersonic missile destroys ships in Caspian Sea during drills (MoD footage)
RT Jul 31, 2018
According to Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD), Su-34 effectively destroyed a group of ships by using supersonic missile Kh-31 in Caspian Sea during training, Monday. MoD stated that 10 ships as well as 40 aircrafts including bombers Su-24 and Su-34, jet aircrafts Su-25, fighter aircrafts Su-30, took part in the drills.
Russia will deliver first batch of S-400s to Turkey in 2019 – arms export company.
RT.com 21 Aug, 2018 15:04
Turkey will receive its first batch of S-400 air defense systems next year under a deal with Russia, arms exporter Rosoboronexport said. Washington pressured Ankara to drop the purchase amid tensions between the two NATO allies.
“The contract [on the S-400 supplies to Turkey] will be implemented within the agreed time limits. In 2019 we will start implementing the contract,” the company’s director general and CEO Aleksandr Mikheev told reporters on Tuesday.
Ankara made the first payment for the air defense systems last year, after Moscow and Turkey signed the $2.5-billion deal on the procurement of Russian-made S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft weapons (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler). The US pressured Ankara to abort the purchase, claiming that the system would cause interoperability problems with NATO systems.
The move has also caused concerns from the military alliance itself, with Allied Air Commander General Tod Wolters stating that the systems might expose weaknesses of F-35s.
Washington had been threatening to halt delivery of the F-35 stealth fighters for months if Ankara finalized the deal with Russia. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the Senate earlier this month, made the warning real as the document bars the supply of the jets until the Pentagon and the State Department produce a report on the US “military and diplomatic presence” in the country.
However, Turkey has been pushing back against US pressure and repeatedly defended its decision on the S-400s, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressing that he does not want the country to depend on Washington, which has been turning down Turkey’s requests for years.
“We will not just buy the S-400s and place them in a storehouse. We will use them if need be,” Erdogan said in June.
The spat between the two NATO allies goes beyond the military realm as they have also locked horns over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson. Brunson has been held in Turkey since 2016 over alleged involvement in the failed coup attempt against Erdogan’s government, and is facing 35 years in prison.
In the recent escalation of tensions over the arrest, US President Donald Trump doubled steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkish imports up to 50 and 20 percent respectively, on August 10. Ankara retaliated by raising tariffs on 22 American-made products ranging from cars to tobacco and also filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the US move.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 28, 2018 16:15:05 GMT -5
Specs of Russia’s new missile capable of hitting hyper-sonic targets ‘revealed’
RT.com 27 Aug, 2018 10:41
Terrain-hugging aircraft cannot feel safe when confronted by Russia’s newest anti-aircraft missile developed for the S-400 and future S-500 systems, as it can reportedly hit targets flying a mere 10 meters above the ground.
The 40N6E interceptor missile specifications, shown at the booth of Almaz-Antey during the Army-2018 expo near Moscow, are probably the first ‘official’ figures related to the advanced weapon. The missile itself reportedly passed military trials in July, with first deliveries to deployed S-400 units expected in a matter of weeks.
According to a presentation slide published by bmpd, a popular Russian defense blog, the latest missile weighs around 1,893 kg (4,173 lbs), or about 2,600 kg (5732 lbs) when stored inside its sealed transport/launch container. When launched, the missile flies at an average speed of 1,190 meters per second (2,662 mph).
The interceptor can hit targets flying as low as 10 m (33 ft) and as high as 30 km (19 miles), disproving rumors that it was designed with a built-in anti-satellite capabilities. It can engage targets at a range of at least 5 km (3 miles). The maximum range for targeting aircraft with the 40N6E is 380 km (236 miles). The range for ballistic missiles is up to 15 km, according to the presentation.
Almaz-Antey provides several examples of potential targets for the interceptor, including the Northrop B-2 Spirit strategic bomber, the MQ-9 Reaper armed drone, the Tomahawk cruise missile, the Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft. The 40N6E will also work against ballistic and hypersonic cruise missiles, the presentation promises. When properly stored, the weapon has a guaranteed shelf life of 15 years with no maintenance required.
The slides noticeably fail to show the appearance of the projectile, using the image of an older 48N6E3 missile instead, the blog noted. How the missile looks like may still be classified.
The 40N6E is the fifth interceptor developed for the S-400 anti-aircraft system, with a longer range than the other models. The S-500, a successor to the S-400 currently in development, will also be armed with this type of missile.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 31, 2018 13:14:18 GMT -5
Russia successfully test-launches new interceptor missile (VIDEO)
RT.com 30 Aug, 2018 09:26
A new Russian missile interceptor successfully and accurately destroyed a simulated target during its latest test, the Russian Defense Ministry said as it published epic footage of the launch.
“An air and missile defense unit of the Russian Aerospace Forces has carried out another successful test of a new interceptor missile at the Sary Shagan (Republic of Kazakhstan) anti-ballistic missile testing range,” the military said in a statement on Thursday.
The ministry has not revealed the technical specifications of the interceptor missile, or the exact timing of the launch.
“After a series of trials, the interceptor missile confirmed its specifications and successfully performed its task, hitting the simulated target with the specified precision,” Deputy Commander of the Air and Missile Defense of the Aerospace Forces Andrey Prikhodko announced.
It was the fourth trial of the new interceptor missile this year, with launches previously held in February, April and July, according to TASS.
In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a number of brand-new advanced weapons during his State of the Nation address. The weaponry included the newest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), nuclear-propelled submarines, drone submarines, and even combat lasers.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 2, 2018 23:36:20 GMT -5
Declassified docs reveal how Pentagon aimed to nuke USSR and China into oblivion.
RT.com 2 Sep, 2018 09:41
Plans for a nuclear war devised by the US Army in the 1960s considered decimating the Soviet Union and China by destroying their industrial potential and wiping out the bulk of their populations, newly declassified documents show.
A review of the US general nuclear war plan by the Joint Staff in 1964, which was recently published by George Washington University’s National Security Archive project, shows how the Pentagon studied options “to destroy the USSR and China as viable societies.”
The review, conducted two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, devises the destruction of the Soviet Union “as a viable society” by annihilating 70 percent of its industrial floor space during pre-emptive and retaliatory nuclear strikes.
A similar goal is tweaked for China, given its more agrarian-based economy at the time. According to the plan, the US would wipe out 30 major Chinese cities, killing off 30 percent of the nation’s urban population and halving its industrial capabilities. The successful execution of the large-scale nuclear assault would ensure that China “would no longer be a viable nation,” the review reads.
The Joint Staff had proposed to use the “population loss as the primary yardstick for effectiveness in destroying the enemy society with only collateral attention to industrial damage.” This “alarming” idea meant that, as long as urban workers and managers were killed, the actual damage to industrial targets “might not be as important,” the George Washington University researchers said.
The 1964 plan doesn’t specify the anticipated enemy casualty levels, but – as the researchers note – an earlier estimate from 1961 projected that a US attack would kill 71 percent of the residents in major Soviet urban centers and 53 percent of residents in Chinese ones. Likewise, the 1962 estimate predicted the death of 70 million Soviet citizens during a “no-warning US strike” on military and urban-industrial targets.
The Pentagon continues to rely heavily on nuclear deterrence, and – just like in the 1960s – the US nuclear strategy still regards Russian and Chinese military capabilities as main “challenges” faced by Washington. The latest Nuclear Posture Review, adopted in February, outlined “an unprecedented range and mix of threats” emanating from Beijing and Moscow. The document, which mentions Russia 127 times, cites the modernization of the Russian nuclear arsenal as “troubling” for the US.
The existing nuclear strategy also allows the US to conduct nuclear strikes not only in response to enemies’ nuclear attacks, but also in response to “significant non-nuclear strategic attacks” on the US, its allies and partners.
The newest US Nuclear Posture Review was heavily criticized by Russia and China. Moscow denounced the strategy as “confrontational,” while Beijing described the Pentagon’s approach as an example of “Cold-War mentality.”
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 26, 2018 15:26:44 GMT -5
Russian AF Tests New Strategy: Kh-35U Missiles Equipped to Su-34 Fighters With Stunning Results.
Vesti News Sep 26, 2018
Su-34 multirole fighter-bombers successfully hit sea targets in a military exercise. The planes fired the newest Kh-35U missiles, one by one and in salvos. The targets imitated a group of a hypothetical enemy's ships. The Ministry of Defense reported that every missile hit their targets.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 26, 2018 15:33:08 GMT -5
Russia’s Bastion coastal defense fires supersonic missiles in first Arctic drills (VIDEO)
RT.com 26 Sep, 2018 06:16
The Russian Navy has test-fired a supersonic Onyx anti-ship cruise missile for the first time. It was launched from the Bastion missile-defense system, which was recently deployed to the Russian Arctic.
A video of the launch shows one P-800 Onyx missile, which can travel at speeds of up to 1,980mph, shooting up in the air and then gliding above the sea towards a mock target designed to simulate a group of hostile ships.
The Bastion launcher can carry two Onyx anti-ship missiles, which can engage targets at a range up to 300km with a high-low trajectory, or 120km with a low-low flight trajectory. Although designed to be deployed against ships, it can be used against ground targets as well.
The first three Bastion mobile coastal defense complexes were received by the Russian military in 2010 and have since been used in combat in Syria.
In November 2016, Russia used the launchers to fire several missiles at the positions of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists in Idlib and Homs Provinces.
The long-range system has also been in service with the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Northern Fleet.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 26, 2018 15:40:24 GMT -5
Russia’s Su-57 jet gets hypersonic missile that can shoot down enemy aircraft ‘300km away’
RT.com 26 Sep, 2018 18:25
A hypersonic anti-aircraft missile with a range of over 300km will be part of the arsenal of the Su-57, Russia’s most-advanced multipurpose fighter jet. The weapon is meant to take out high-value targets with impunity.
The Su-57 is Russia’s first 5th-generation aircraft, designed to be a formidable threat to major air powers such as the US. It is normally expected to carry weapons in its internal bays, to reduce radar cross-section and avoid compromising its stealth capabilities. But larger missiles may be carried externally at a hardpoint, and one of those will be the R-37M, a missile with a greater range than anything the US aircraft would have at their disposal.
The R-37M is an upgraded version of the missile that came into service in 1985. The older variant is among the larger air-to-air missiles, measuring 4.2 meters in length and 600kg in weight, suitable only for bigger aircraft like the Mig-31BM interceptor.
The updated missile’s main feature is its range, which is reported as 300km, although some sources say it may be as high as 400km, depending on flight profile. The costly missile is meant to take down equally important targets like AWACS planes, but with Mach 6 speeds and an active-seeker homing system taking over during the terminal phase, it poses a threat to more agile targets like fighter jets.
The R-37M variant, which is reportedly in the final stages of development, was given a new guidance system and lost some weight and length to fit on smaller platforms. Boris Obnosov, director of the Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), confirmed to Interfax on Wednesday that the Su-57 will be among aircraft capable of firing the new missile. KRTV is the parent company of NPO Vympel, the developer of the R-37.
The progress with developing the R-37M puts into question the future of another potential very long-range air-to-air missile considered for the Su-57. Called KS-172 and developed by NPO Novator, part of the competing military concern Almaz-Antey, this missile reportedly has an even greater range of over 400km.
This was made possible by using a two-stage composition, with a wider powerful first stage quickly boosting the smaller second stage. The weapon had a few successful tests, but is believed to be nowhere near entering service. Interestingly, China is reportedly developing a similar two-stage extended-range missile for its J-20 stealth fighters.
With its strategic rivals both having this type of weapon, the US may need to rethink its strategy for air superiority. The US Air Force used to deploy very-long range air-to-air missiles, like the AIM-54 Phoenix, which had an operational range of 190km, but it was retired in 2004 along with its platform, the F-14 Tomcat. Some missiles of this type are still in service in Iran – a relic of the country’s pre-revolution ties with the US.
The AIM-120 AMRAAM, the to-go beyond-the-horizon air-to-air missile of the USAF, has an even shorter range than the Phoenix, with the advanced AIM-120D variant reportedly limited to 160km. It’s still quite a formidable weapon adapted to many platforms, and the US military expect that pretty much any enemy may be taken down by the missiles from a safe distance, with more modern fighter jets like F-22 and F-35 providing extra targeting information for older aircraft.
By deploying missiles with an even greater range, Russia and China would essential double down on this strategy, threatening valuable US assets from a safe distance. This potentially opens a vulnerability gap, until NATO can develop a counterbalance such as MBDA’s Meteor missile.
India ignores US threat of sanctions as it greenlights S-400 contract with Russia – reports.
RT.com 27 Sep, 2018 16:37
India has approved a $5.43 billion deal to purchase S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, despite US threats of sanctions against New Delhi, local media reported, citing government sources.
The Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, has cleared the “game-changing acquisition” on Wednesday, according to the Times of India. The move comes ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit early next month.
The Indian Air Force (IAF), which operates the country’s air defenses, is expected to receive first S-400 squadron within 24 months after the contract’s signing. The rest will be delivered within the next 4-5 years.
India will have to pay 15 percent of total costs on inking the contract, while the rest will be linked to deliveries of the systems, according to the report. The Indian government, however, has not confirmed its readiness to ink the deal so far.
The S-400 Triumf is the most sophisticated Russian anti-air system available on the market, capable of shooting down ballistic missiles at a range of 60km (37 miles). The system can utilize at least four types of anti-aircraft missiles, suited for different targets. An S-400 unit, composed of several launchers, command and logistics vehicles, can track up to 300 airborne targets at a range of 600km (373 miles) and engage up to 36 of them simultaneously.
India has apparently brushed aside US threats of financial sanctions, aimed at deterring business with Moscow. The sanctions might be implemented under the CAATSA Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), punishing countries who dare to buy Russian weaponry.
The S-400 system has already created quite a stir worldwide, with Washington attempting to scare Moscow’s customers away. Last week, the US slapped China with sanctions over the purchase of the S-400 systems and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets.
While the US insisted that Moscow was the “ultimate target” of the restrictions, the move prompted an angry reaction from Beijing, which called it a blatant “manifestation of hegemony.”
“We strongly call on the US to remedy the mistake and cancel the sanctions. Otherwise, the US has to bear the consequences,” China’s Foreign Ministry hit back.
China seems to be the first country to receive the CAATSA treatment from the US over S-400, yet the state-of-art missile system has already put Washington at odds with its NATO ally Turkey. Despite repeated threats from Washington, Ankara moved to sign deal with Russia. The purchase triggered an angry reaction in the US, which even froze delivery of US-made F-35 Lightning II fighter jets to Turkey this summer over the S-400 deal. Ankara, however, has not been slapped with the CAATSA sanctions so far.
Post by TsarSamuil on Oct 21, 2018 10:46:17 GMT -5
Trump’s plan to ditch INF will ‘undo decades of bipartisan arms control’ – Rand Paul.
RT.com 21 Oct, 2018 08:56
President Trump’s intention to withdraw from the Cold War-era treaty with Russia banning a wide array of nuclear weapons “would undo decades of bipartisan arms control,” Kentucky Senator Rand Paul believes.
The US president created a stir recently by vowing to pull out of what he called the “unacceptable” Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), accusing Russia of violating the agreement.
This raised a few eyebrows in Moscow, as well as among some of Trump’s fellow party members. The decision “would undo decades of bipartisan arms control dating from [US President Ronald] Reagan,” Republican Senator Rand Paul tweeted.
Then-President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the historic accord in Washington in 1987. The deal – which envisioned the elimination of nuclear arms with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers – was seen as a breakthrough for the rival superpowers during the Cold War.
Days before Trump’s announcement of plans to ditch the accord, US media outlets were already speculating about a possible withdrawal from the agreement, pointing to US National Security Adviser John Bolton as the key person advocating it. Senator Paul also gave his take on that in the tweet: “This is why John Bolton shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near US foreign policy.”
Russia castigated Washington’s attempts to use “blackmail” in international security issues. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said withdrawal from the treaty would be a “dangerous step.”
Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachev painted a grimmer picture, saying scrapping the agreement would bring the international community closer to nuclear war. “Humanity is threatened with complete chaos in the field of nuclear weapons.”
Post by TsarSamuil on Oct 29, 2018 15:32:44 GMT -5
Kedmi - Ex-Israeli Intelligence: Trump Scrapped Nuclear Deal Because US Wants Nukes in Ukraine!
Vesti News Oct 23, 2018
Yakov Kedmi, Israeli statesman: "First of all, the treaty signed in 1987 apart from the fact that it's criminal on its own gave an undeniable advantage to the United States and completely disarmed the USSR."
War Council Convened on Evening Political Talk Show; Experts Debate How to Win War With US.
Vesti News Oct 26, 2018
Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of Natsionalnaya Oborona magazine: "We have potential, but we must also recognize other threats. The threat of internal destabilization the threat of launching the processes imposed by other states. It's extremely important to nationalize our elite. It's unacceptable when A-class state officials and other prominent representatives of our establishment believe that giving in or surrendering might be the right thing to do."
Last Edit: Oct 29, 2018 16:28:09 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Dollars declined: India to pay for Russian air defense system in rubles.
RT.com 31 Oct, 2018 10:17
The contract between Moscow and New Delhi on supplies of Russian S-400 air defense systems will be settled in rubles, according to Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.
The move comes as Moscow intensified recent efforts to make de-dollarization of the Russian economy one of the main pillars of its policy. The Kremlin is looking for an alternative to the US dollar in mutual settlements with international partners. The key point of the plan is to make it more profitable for Russian exporters and importers to use rubles instead of dollars.
Earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin said safety and security of the economy was the major driver behind the decision to eliminate the role of the US dollar. The measure reportedly comes amid threats from Washington to cut Russia off from dollar transactions and hit Russia’s sovereign bonds with another round of sanctions.
The Indian government has been increasing military cooperation with Russia. In early October, Russia and India agreed on supplies of Russia's S-400 missile systems worth $5.4 billion. The deal was clinched during Putin's two-day visit to New Delhi. The country is also reportedly planning to buy Russian T-14 Armata tanks and guided-missile frigates, and could potentially develop submarines and next-generation fighter jets in cooperation with Russia.
The S-400 is a long-range air defense system designed to protect strategically important sites like key infrastructure objects, military units or ballistic missile launch silos against enemy aircraft and missiles. The system is capable of destroying aerial targets at an extremely long range of up to 400 kilometers (nearly 250 miles).
Last week, the White House, which had previously threatened India with sanctions over Russian arms purchases, said the US could give the deal a waiver, if New Delhi agrees to buy American F-16 jets.
US touts interception of a medium-range ballistic missile it should not have (VIDEO)
RT.com 2 Nov, 2018 05:07
The US Missile Defense Agency has been practicing shooting down a land-based medium-range ballistic missile, just as Washington prepares for its withdrawal from the cornerstone INF nuclear non-proliferation agreement.
Less than a week after President Donald Trump announced his plans to withdraw the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the US Navy has conducted a successful test of its Aegis Combat System by firing and intercepting a “medium-range ballistic missile,” which is technically banned by the INF treaty.
Footage of the test shows USS John Finn tracking, engaging and shooting down a medium-range ballistic missile fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii using SM-3 Block IIA.
Even though the US describes it as a “target missile,” Moscow has repeatedly said that tests such as the October 26 test seem to be in clear violation of the 1987 INF treaty which prohibits the development, production and deployment of land-based ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of between 500km and 5,500km.
Announcing his country’s withdrawal from the INF, Trump once again boldly accused Russia of breaching the agreement by secretly developing ground-launched cruise missiles, as usual providing no details or evidence.
Russia, meanwhile, has its own, rather clearly-defined issues with how the US interprets the treaty. Besides the so-called ballistic target-missiles, Moscow considers heavy attack drones to be in breach of the treaty – as well as standardized ground-based Aegis Ashore anti-missile launchers in Europe that can be used to fire both SM-class interceptors and cruise missiles.
The Nebo-M is a Russian radar station that detects and tracks airborne targets, including ballistic missiles, stealth aircraft and even tiny drones. The system boasts unparalleled range: up to 1,800 km and a maximum altitude of 1,200 km. It has two radar systems that use different frequency ranges. The Nebo-M, mounted on three trucks, is also mobile and quick to deploy. Combat Approved takes a look and puts this mighty beast to the test.
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